Thursday, August 30, 2012

***** Cover Reveal ***** The Modified By C.A Kunz



The Modified releases this Fall!

Like the cover for The Modified? Well then head over to Nathan Szerdy’s website and peruse his amazing collection of works. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed!

The mom and son author duo, C.A. Kunz, thoroughly enjoys writing about things that go bump in the night and futuristic action-packed romances while drinking massive amounts of English breakfast tea and Starbucks coffee. To find out more about this duo and their books visit their blog, or find them on Facebook and Twitter!

What would you sacrifice to save the one’s you love? To save the one who holds your heart? To save the world?

Kenley Grayson is all too familiar with these questions.

After Earth is thrust into its first intergalactic war with an unknown race called the Bringers, our military forces begin to suffer heavy losses. Desperate for a solution, the Allied Federation issues a worldwide draft for every able seventeen-year-old to enlist. As Kenley turns seventeen, she finds herself thrown into the very war that took her older brother’s life.

This year’s draft is a little different than in the past though. A new program, known as the Magnus Project, has been introduced, and only the best and brightest qualify. Kenley is amongst a select few whom are chosen to join this elite group of soldiers, and as a part of this project, undergoes a modification procedure that leaves her and her peers endowed with powers beyond their wildest dreams.

As Earth continues in its struggle against the Bringers, Kenley is transported to a high-tech training facility, the Magnus Academy, to prepare for the major battle that lies ahead. It’s here that she meets the California heartthrob, and son of a legendary war hero, Landon Shaw. As unexpected feelings toward Landon begin to develop, Kenley wonders if this is the right time or place for romance to bloom, especially when those feelings start to interfere with her training.

With the weight of the world on her shoulders, Kenley is constantly reminded of how important she and the rest of the Magnus cadets are to the fate of humanity. She is one of the Modified, Earth’s last line of defense against utter destruction.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

*******COVER REVEAL******* Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

AToMR Tours HOSTS THE COVER REVEAL FOR VENGEANCE BOUND BY JUSTINA IRELAND

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

Follow the link below to A Tale of Many Reviews, who are organizing the reveal:
http://atomrbookblogtours.com/2012/07/18/cover-reveal-vengeance-bound-by-justina-ireland-and-simon-schuster/


The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge…no matter how far it takes her.

Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.

Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work?

As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.

Links:

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13643222-vengeance-bound

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vengeance-Bound-Justina-Ireland/dp/1442444622

BN: Not up yet

Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781442444621

I write. My first YA book, Vengeance Bound, is forthcoming from Simon and Schuster. I don't take anything all that seriously, except for cake. Oh, and I'm awesome. What else do you need to know?

FOLLOW JUSTINA ON HER WEBSITE
http://www.justinaireland.com/

Monday, August 27, 2012

Betrayal (The Syrenka Series #2) by Amber Garr Blog tour Stop


Life as a mermaid can be suffocating.

Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl. Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away. While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind. With the help of Kain, her friend and formally betrothed, the two work together to prove that they deserve their birthrights as young merfolk leaders.

When the Council requests a demonstration of Eviana’s mermaid powers, she finds herself with an opportunity to win back Brendan’s heart. But her orders to train with a repulsive merman and the presence of an attractive new suitor challenges Eviana to embrace her leadership and resist temptation. Lucian is after her, and no one seems to understand why. Loyalties are tested as the casualties increase, showing Eviana that sometimes it is impossible to delineate between friends and enemies.

Betrayal is the second book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends as they navigate through the challenges of existing in a secret world.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 MERMEN

Amber Garr is taking the reading world by storm in her Syrenka Series. I just love mermaid and mermen stories and I absolutely LOVE this series. Amber has added some new twists and turns and has created a world where choices could and do equal consequences. Where love knows no bounds and will break you if your not careful. The best part of this world is that Amber gives her characters a voice of their own. They can decide what happens to them and they can choice who they are going to love but in the end the choices come with consequences.

Betrayal picks up right where Promises ended. I have to say that when Promises ended I was just not sure what was going to happen in Betrayal and I was a little nervous to read it. Rightfully so because Eviana has lost her parents and her boyfriend Brendan. She is devastated and heart broken which is not a good combination to have. She really has no one but she sets out to prove that her and her ex-betrothed Kain can rule their people and take their rightful birthright that is trying to be taken from them.

Lucian oh man my bad boy Lucian is up to no good in Betrayal. He is out to get Eviana and she still does not know why. He is intent on destroying the clans and ruling over the merfolk that are left. The saying divide and conquer came to mind when I was reading about him because he is determined to make Eviana's life miserable. I hope we get to see what his problem is in book three because he is one pissed off merman!

Kain has decided to stick by Eviana even though he is still clearly in love with her. He is there for her when she has to train with a croutchey old merman and lord is hell bent on breaking her in. But Kain ever the love he is is there and to make matters worse Eviana has a new suitor in town Graham. GOOD LORD Amber are you trying to kill me with all these merman that are so SWOON worthy!

In the end Eviana will have to fight real hard for what she loves and what she wants. I am not a fan of cliffhangers but the one in this book left me speechless and screaming for more. I need book three ASAP! I am so on the fence with which guy Eviana should be with that I have to see where Amber is going to take this. This is a MERFOLK MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie.

YOU CAN FIND AMBER GARR ON HER WEBSITE:
http://www.ambergarr.com

Dark Summer (Book I, Witchling Trilogy) by Lizzy Ford Promo Post



DARK SUMMER by Lizzy Ford Event Information
Title: “Dark Summer” (Book I, Witchling Trilogy)
Genre and Age Group: Young Adult Paranormal
Author: Lizzy Ford
Release date: August 16

Links:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Summer-Witchling-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008YON8BM/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Summer-Witchling-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008YON8BM/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15833128-dark-summer

Book Description:
A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances. When they meet, it just might cost them their souls.

Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay where everyone will turn against her after a few weeks. Until she meets the rest of the students at this special school and realizes she’s not the only one with magic in her blood. Accustomed to the concrete jungle of LA, she gets lost one night in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and meets Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday. Their connection is instant and dangerous, for both will be forced to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls.

One choice. One soul. One price.

Excerpt #1

“This is simple. Decker, you lead. When he steps forward, Summer you step back.”

They stumbled through the first few steps, with Decker mumbling apologies as he stepped on her toes. Summer’s body felt like it was on fire. Her breathing sounded too loud in her ears.

“Step back, Summer,” Jessie said again. “Let Decker lead!”

Decker smashed her toes, and she stumbled. He caught her as she crashed into him.

“Careful, Decker!” Jessie called.

Summer looked up, instantly caught in Decker’s gaze. His grip stayed around her, pressing their bodies together. As if something clicked, she sensed his next move before he made it. She stepped back with her right foot as he stepped forward with his left. They made it through another step, then another. Their moves grew faster as they began keeping up with the music.

“Excellent!” Jessie exclaimed. “Now you’ve found the rhythm. One, two, three. One, two, three.”

Summer couldn’t look away from him. Their bodies moved as if they belonged together. Decker’s warmth and magick made her feel like her insides were shaking. Jessie’s voice broke through Summer’s trance.

“Sorry, guys, but I can’t find any of my other music. I’ll download some for tomorrow. You want to come back in the morning, after your class, Summer?”

Summer broke eye contact with Decker. Immediately, they fell out of sync and stumbled. He released her and stepped away.

“Sure,” she managed.

“You, too, Decker. You guys are naturals together.”

Summer flushed and turned away, avoiding Decker’s gaze. She’d felt it, too, the instant connection that went too deep to be normal.

“Thanks, Jessie,” Summer said and hurried out of the room. She ran once she entered the hallway and sprinted up the stairs to her room.

Her hands shook. Her heart felt like it was doing cartwheels in her chest. She’d never felt this way for any guy, even Beck.

Decker was off limits. He was aligned to the Dark. She wouldn’t—couldn’t—be falling for him! Yet their connection was unlike anything she’d ever felt. In his arms, she hadn’t been alone.

About Lizzy 

Lizzy Ford is the self-publishing phenom, author of the sweet paranormal romance series: "Rhyn Trilogy" and "War of Gods" series; and the young adult fantasy trilogies, “The Foretold,” and “Witchling.” She has also authored multiple single title young adult fantasy and paranormal romances. Lizzy's books have reached the bestseller lists on Amazon, Apple and Barnes and Noble in multiple categories. Widely considered a freak of nature by her contemporaries for her ability to write and publish a new book every 30-45 days, Lizzy attributes her success to a team that consists of her editor, graphics artist, I.T. Sherpa, and her rabid readers.

Lizzy released ten books in 2011 and intends to release another ten in 2012, including launching two more series. Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

Lizzy’s links online
Website: http://www.guerrillawordfare.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LizzyFordBooks

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/LizzyFord2010

Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/106728579413949863215/#106728579413949863215/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4558309.Lizzy_Ford

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lizzy-Ford/e/B004XTTYOC/

Excerpt #2

“You want to dance here?” she asked, taking it. “There’s no music.”

Decker swept her into his arms. “We don’t need music.”

They didn’t. Her touch made him shudder, and their bodies synced as they did every time they danced. The music originated from their entwined souls. The blue flames of his magick traveled over her at each point where their bodies touched. Like a switch turning off, the chaos in his mind disappeared. His body relaxed, and he sensed her body yield as well.

“You’re not talking about dancing,” she said.

“No, I’m not,” he replied, heart quickening. He was lost in her dark gaze and soft scent, both girly and earthy. “I’m talking about this, whatever this is. I wasn’t sure you felt it.”

“I do. I just … I’m afraid of what it means.”

“You’ll fear it more when I tell you what I am.”

She tensed but didn’t look away or try to move away. Pressed together, their bodies kept the innate rhythm.

“What?” she asked at last.

Decker drew a breath. Fear trickled through him at the thought of her rejection. He couldn’t live with himself if she walked away. He couldn’t live with himself if he tricked her into being with him, and she found out in two weeks what that really meant. She’d hate him.

“Decker, what?”

“When Beck and I turn eighteen, he becomes the Master of Light, and I become the Master of …”

She stumbled and stopped in place, staring up at him. Her breathing grew fast and erratic, the pulse in her wrist beating like a machine gun against his hand.

“Fire and Night,” she finished in a voice almost too quiet to hear.

He nodded, throat tightening.

Her gaze went to the blue fire traveling up and down her arms. Decker looked at it as well, unable to stop the creep of his magick into her body. It acted as if they were one body, not two, and wouldn’t stay inside him. She said nothing. Decker shifted away and released her, expecting the rejection to follow. The effect she had on him faded without disappearing completely.

“I’m sorry, Summer,” he whispered. “I understand.” He turned to walk away. The chaos and fury returned to his head. He walked a few steps and was about to run for the darkness of the forest when her cool hand touched his arm. Decker stopped without turning.

Giveaway: (1) Paperback of Dark Summer and (1) ebook of Dark Summer (Any eformat) *Both are open Internationally*
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

THE WINEMAKER'S DINNER: APPETIZERS by Dr. Ivan Rusilko and Everly Drummond Promo Post


Recently named executive chef at one of Miami Beach’s hottest restaurants, Jaden Thorne is determined to make her culinary mark and fulfill her professional dreams. When Jaden is given highly coveted tickets to the ultra-exclusive Winemaker’s Dinner, she jumps at the opportunity to meet South Florida's wealthiest and most influential food and wine enthusiasts.

Jaden’s eyes are drawn to the VIP section even before the appetizers appear, but she soon finds herself thinking less about networking and more about the intriguingly sexy stranger eying her from across the room. After dinner, what begins as a light-hearted flirtation unexpectedly catapults into a night of explosive passion. But when morning dawns, Jaden leaves her sleeping Mr. Oh So Sexy behind, sure they’ll never see each other again.

Dr. Ivan Rusilko, a handsome, young physician, boasts an extensive resume’ and a well-established position on Miami Beach’s social scene. But despite his success and glamour, he’s routinely had to suffer uninspiring dates and doomed relationships. With a romantic heart, Ivan’s not the love-‘em-and-leave-‘em type. But when he awakens to find that the girl in the red dress has done exactly that, he resolves to find her--only if it’s just to ask why she left without even a kiss goodbye.

The Winemaker’s Dinner is a fictionalized erotic memoir inspired by the romantic triumphs and tragedies of Dr. Ivan Rusilko’s real life. Weaving fact with fantasy, authors Everly Drummond and Dr. Ivan Rusilko have gifted readers with a swoon-worthy flesh and blood romantic hero and the intoxicating bouquet only a heartfelt tale of passionate love can create.








WANT TO BUY THE WINEMAKER'S DINNER:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Winemakers-Dinner-Dr-Ivan-Rusilko/dp/1936305704/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1343687249&sr=1-1&keywords=the+winemaker%27s+dinner

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-winemakers-dinner-ivan-rusilko/1111779490?ean=9781936305704

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13615479-the-winemaker-s-dinner





THREE TRAILERS THAT ARE FANTASTIC:
Trailers #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0fGzpfXxy8

Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22VH7tAiVJ4


Sim Trailer: http://youtu.be/ZGJPldUYMQA


Two Short Stories:
These can be found FREE on Omnific Publishing's website. Everly Drummond wrote TWD: No Reservations told from the heroine's POV. TWD: RSVP is the debut writing of Dr. Ivan Rusilko and is told from the hero's POV, Ivan Rusilko: http://omnificpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=products_new&disp_order=7&page=2

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Love's Prophecy (The Prophecy Series, #1) by Brenda Dyer Book Review and Giveaway




In the depth of time...

Lucifer vowed to destroy humans and take the Earth from The Creator. In secret, vampires were brought about to thwart Lucifer's plan. Locked in a battle centuries old, vampires guarded The Creator's children against annihilation from demons. But the era of a new breed of warrior needed to turn the tides of war has come. The time for the fulfillment of the Vampire Prophecy begins.

Dark warriors of might...

For Mel, a deadly vampire warrior sworn to hunt and kill demons in the dark streets of Vancouver, the mystery surrounding the Vampire Prophecy deepens when he meets Breeana, a human woman who not only bears the mark of the prophecy, but resembles the unknown woman haunting his dreams. A powerful link pulls him to her, overriding his willpower to stay away. When a vengeful demon spies Breeana in his arms, she is marked for death. To protect her, he must take her from the world she knows until he can eliminate the threat. But the real danger is the role Breeana must play in fulfilling the prophecy and the intense feelings she brings out in him. Mel is forced to choose between his obligations to his kind, the world, and the woman he loves.

Small warriors of light...

Veterinarian, Dr. Breeana Spencer is tired of being disappointed by love. Although love and a family is her greatest desire, she decides her career, friends, and romance novels are all she needs. But when she meets a mysterious stranger, she's drawn to him by a connection so forceful it shatters all reason, leaving her incapable of resisting him. Yet there's more to him than smoldering good looks and a rock-hard body. As she's drawn deeper into his danger-filled world, she learns she's part of an ancient vampire legend. Breeana fears her future is no longer hers and will not include Mel. A life altering choice is before her—one that will take all her courage and love to make.

MY REVIEW
5 OF 5 LOVE'S PROPHECY

First I would like to thank Brenda Dyer for allowing me to read and review Love's Prophecy. I have to say when I found out the book was about Vampires and Demons I was super excited to read it. I love Vampire and Demon books but I love them more when the author decides to change up a few things and add a different scenery. Brenda did such an excellent job that I had trouble the book down and I stayed up till 3am reading till I was finished. When I finished the last line I wanted more actually I needed more.So without further ado here is my review on Love's Prophecy.

Vampires and Demons live among the humans unbeknownst to them. The Vampires are warriors sworn to protect the human race while the demons are sent to destroy the human race so Lucifer can take over the Earth. Lucifer will stop at nothing to destroy and corrupt the humans on Earth so that he can take over and rule over mankind and make them the way he wants them to be. The Vampires are warriors who were created to protect humans. The humans have no idea that they are there to protect them from evil demons. The Vampires hunt and kill the demons nightly in order to keep peace on Earth.

Mel is a deadly Vampire Warrior who takes his job seriously. He has not had the greatest of upbringing and things have happened to him that has caused his heart to harden.His past has made him strong and he is the fiercest Vampire Warrior around. One day Mel is at a bar working when he meets Breeana. There is something about Breeana that attracts them to one another and has Mel on edge because he has never felt so strongly about a person let alone a human. As they are talking to one another and sharing some private time two demons see them and decide that Mel has done them wrong therefore they are going to do him wrong by hurting Breeana. Now Mel will have to protect Breeana from the demons he hunts. What will Mel do about Breeana? He loves her and wants to protect her but will his past and what he is dictate what he can do for her?

Breeana is a veterinarian who loves to read. She spends her days helping animals and her nights reading romance novels. in the love department Breeana has struck out and ended up with a broken heart so she stays away from relationships and men. She rather cuddle up with a great book and dream about the men in the book that will not and cannot hurt her. That is until she meets Mel. She has never been instantly attracted to a man like she is to Mel. Afraid of what her new feelings are she takes it slow with Mel but then out on date when the demons tell her they are going to kill her does Breeana realize she has gotten herself caught up in something bigger than a broken heart. Breeana will have to decide on whether or not she will trust Mel and believe what he is telling her or will she walk out on him and fend for herself?

For thousands of years the Vampires have fought the corrupt Demons but with Breeana in the picture will things change for the better or for the worst..... you decide by reading this EPIC book!!!!!!!!!!!!

Brenda Dyer is a paranormal romance author who also dabbles in the horror genre--zombies.

After years of ignoring the different characters yelling in her ears, she decided to start listening and write their stories.

Her first novel, Love's Prophecy is the first in The Prophecy Series.

Brenda lives in Victoria B.C with her husband, two teenage boys, and a wide assortment of animals.

She loves hearing from readers. To find out how to contact her, visit her website.
http://www.brendamdyer.com

Brenda's Blog Site
http://www.brendamdyer.blogspot.com

Love's Prophecy available on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00702YWF0

Love's Prophecy available on Smashwords
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/128967

Love's Prophecy available on Barnes and Noble
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Love's Prophecy: available on Allromance e-books
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BECAUSE I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH I AM GIVING AWAY ONE E-COPY AND ONE PAPERBACK SENT VIA AMAZON OR BARNES AND NOBLES. JUST FILL OUT THE RAFFELCOPTER AND SIT BACK AND SEE IF YOU HAVE WON.
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Stop E-Piracy Blog Tour Stop

First I would like to thank Mia Castille for sharing her thoughts about E-Piracy. I hold this near and dear to me even though I am not an author I support their work. I can not stand when people say oh can you share that pdf file with me? NO it is STEALING and I love all Indie Authors and support them so I NEVER EVER share what is not mines!


Title: Don't Be An Arg-ly Pirate

For this article, we're going to do a little exercise. Close your eyes, no wait! Don't close your eyes. You already did, didn't you? I'll wait until your eyes are open before we continue . . . *tapping foot* . . . OK, let's start over.

First scenario: Imagine your dream job, dream class, and dream project. Imagine that you've poured your heart and soul into that project for said class or job. Imagine it took months maybe even years to craft such a master piece. You pushed your own boundaries; you created a life in that project. Then on the day of your presentation, unveiling, or demonstration, everyone already had it, in their hands and knew what you were presenting. How would that make you feel?

Second scenario: Imagine that you are hosting the hottest party your town has ever seen. It's an invite only, to get an invitation, people have to purchase it. These tickets are special, with holographic images and personalized invites; we're talking high-tech. You dropped tons of money on food, drinks, entertainment and venue. Let's say you sell a hundred tickets. On the day of the party, however, instead of everyone going to your party, they go to another party exactly like yours because they downloaded free copies of the invitations off of a website.

Do you see where I'm going with this?

Many experts say that the piracy of e-books isn't as severe as music and movie piracy. They claim that because the publishing industry was already creating e-books, readers have the alternative. (It took the music industry years to begin producing their music in MP3 form.) They also say what does it hurt when all these indie and self-published authors sell their books for $0.99. to that I say, "BLEH!" A little immature I know, but stealing is stealing. In ancient days, a thief would get their hand chopped off when they were caught stealing, whether it was an apple or gold coins. Now I'm not saying to chop hands off, but when did we forget that if it's wrong on a large scale it's wrong on a small scale.

I'm not going to lie. I've ripped music off of my friend's CD's before. *I never used Napster, because as embarrassing as it is to admit I didn't completely understand it* I've watched bootleg movies. If I were to sit here and say that I didn't it would be like a president denying that he smoked pot. Any of them. Everyone did it, does it, has done it. That doesn't make it right. I didn't understand what the big deal was, until I was on the other end. When you pirate e-books, it hurts the publisher (traditional, indie, or s-p) it steals from the author who poured their heart and soul into those words. Heart and soul, I bleed for my characters, laugh and cry with them. If you've ever had something that you valued so fiercely you might understand how damaging it could be to learn people are stealing your work.

"So it's one book, that Author is making millions." Not really, especially if they are indie or s-p. I have yet to become a hundred-aire, let alone a thousand-aire . . . you get the idea.

We write, not to become famous, but to share a story. We write so that the reader can escape, or doesn't feel alone. We want to connect with readers and show them that we're all the same.

Have I enlightened your mind yet?

To make it right, here are a few things you can do:

1. Purchase the books you've stolen, and for brownie points recommend the books you've stolen by writing reviews on your blog, Amazon, Bn.com goodreads, shelfarie. ect. And recommend them to all of your friends.
2. Request the books at your local library. It's really hard for an indie author to break into Libraries, especially if there's no demand for it. Help us out.
3. (This one is severe) Become an anti-piracy advocate. Stand up when you witness acts of piracy. Don't just sit back and let it happen. Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing when everyone else doesn't. Show your character, and be a leader.

Final point: Most indie authors will give their e-book to you for an honest review. I know I will. It doesn't even have to be a good review, though I do LOVE those, but an honest review. With technology, you can connect with even traditionally published authors, who might develop a soft spot for you. I guess, my main point here is, think before you act. Think about the impact of your actions, how you would feel if it happened to you, and how to make a difference.

For more information about Mia Castile:
miacastile.com
facebook: miacastilesnovels
twitter:miacastile

Mia Castile
www.entwinedpublishing.com
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Friday, August 24, 2012

*** Cover Reveal *** Wide Awake By Shelly Crane


BLURB:

A girl.

A coma.

A life she can't remember.

When Emma Walker wakes up in the hospital with no knowledge of how she got there, she learns that she's been in a coma for six months. Strangers show up and claim to be her parents, but she can't remember them. She can't remember anyone. Not her friends, not even her boyfriend. Even though she can't remember, everyone wants her to just pick up where she left off, but what she learns about the 'old her' makes her start to wish she'd never woken up. Her boyfriend breaks up with the new girl he's dating to be with her, her parents want her to start planning for college, her friends want their leader back, and her physical therapist with the hazel eyes keeps his distance to save his position at the hospital.

Will she ever feel like she recognizes the girl in the mirror?

Expected Publication : Early 2013

ADD WIDE AWAKE TO YOUR MUST READ LIST
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15810336-wide-awake 

EXCERPT: 
One

Someone was speaking. No, he was yelling. It sounded angry, but my body refused to cooperate with my commands to open my eyes and be nosy. I tried to move my arms and again, there was no help from my limbs. It didn't strike me as odd until then.

I heard, "All I'm saying is that you need to be on time from now on." Then a slammed door startled me. I felt my lungs suck in breath that burned and hissed unlike anything I'd ever felt before. It was as if my lungs no longer performed that function and were protesting.

Then I heard a noise, a gaspy sound, and my cheek was touched by warm fingers. "Emma?" I tried to pry my eyes and felt the glue that seemed to hold them hostage begin to let go. "Emma?"

Who was Emma? I felt the first sliver of light and tried to lift my arm to shield myself, but it wouldn't budge. Whoever was in the room with me must've seen me squint, because the light was doused almost immediately to a soft glow. My eyelids fluttered without strength. I tried to focus on the boy before me. Or maybe he was a man. He was somewhere in between. I didn't know who he was, but he seemed shocked that I was looking up at him.

"Emma, just hold on. I'm your physical therapist and you're in the hospital. Your…" he looked back toward the door, "parents aren't here right now, but we'll call them. Don't worry."

I looked quizzically at him. What was he was going on and on about? That was when I saw the tubes on my chest connecting my face to the monitors. The beeping felt like a knife through my brain. I looked at the stranger's hazel eyes and pleaded with him to explain.

He licked his lips and said softly, "Emma, you were in an accident. You've been in a coma. They weren't sure if…you'd wake up or not."

Of everything he just said, the only thing I could think was, 'Who's Emma?'

Shelly is a YA author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay at home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. They currently reside in everywhere USA as they happily travel all over with her husband's job. She loves to spend time with her family, binge on candy corn, go out to eat at new restaurants, buy paperbacks at little bookstores, site see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music everywhere and also LOVES to read.

Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn't go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.

Author of Young Adult Paranormal & Contemporay
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy #1) by Lisa Renee Jones Blog Tour Stop

*****THIS IS AN ADULT BOOK TARGETED FOR 18 YEARS AND OLDER*****
OUT AUGUST 24th in all formats at all e-tailers!

Fifty Shades of Grey meets Basic Instinct

Book 1: If I Were You
Book 2: Being Me
Book 3: Revealing Us

About IF I WERE YOU…

How it began…

One day I was a high school teacher on summer break, leading a relatively uneventful but happy life. Or so I told myself. Later, I’d question that, as I would question pretty much everything I knew about me, my relationships, and my desires. It all began when my neighbor thrust a key to a storage unit at me. She’d bought it to make extra money after watching some storage auction show. Now she was on her way to the airport to elope with a man she barely knew, and she needed me to clear out the unit before the lease expires.

Soon, I was standing inside a small room that held the intimate details of another woman’s life, feeling uncomfortable, as if I was invading her privacy. Why had she let these items so neatly packed, possessions that she clearly cared about deeply, be lost at an auction? Driven to find out by some unnamed force, I began to dig, to discover this woman’s life, and yes, read her journals—-dark, erotic journals that I had no business reading. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I read on obsessively, living out fantasies through her words that I’d never dare experience on my own, compelled by the three men in her life, none of whom had names. I read onward until the last terrifying dark entry left me certain that something had happened to this woman. I had to find her and be sure she was okay.
Before long, I was taking her job for the summer at the art gallery, living her life, and she was nowhere to be found. I was becoming someone I didn’t know. I was becoming her.

The dark, passion it becomes…

Now, I am working at a prestigious gallery, where I have always dreamed of being, and I’ve been delivered to the doorstep of several men, all of which I envision as one I’ve read about in the journal. But there is one man that will call to me, that will awaken me in ways I never believed possible. That man is the ruggedly sexy artist, Chris Merit, who wants to paint me. He is rich and famous, and dark in ways I shouldn’t find intriguing, but I do. I so do. I don’t understand why his dark side appeals to me, but the attraction between us is rich with velvety promises of satisfaction. Chris is dark, and so are his desires, but I cannot turn away. He is damaged beneath his confident good looks and need for control, and in some way, I feel he needs me. I need him.
All I know for certain is that he knows me like I don’t even know me, and he says I know him. Still, I keep asking myself — do I know him? Did he know her, the journal writer, and where is she? And why doesn’t it seem to matter anymore? There is just him and me, and the burn for more.

BOOK TRAILER

BOOK SONG BROKEN BY LIFE-HOUSE
MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 POSIES

***THIS IS AN ADULT BOOK, 18 YEARS OR OLDER. CONTAINS MATERIAL NOT SUITABLE FOR YOUNG ADULTS***

OH MY FLIPPING GOD!!!!!!!!!! THIS BOOK IS SO MUCH MORE THAN FIFTY SHADES AND BASIC INSTINCT. Man where to begin with this review. I have read a lot of erotica and adult books lately but I have to say That Lisa has added some things to her story that stands out among the rest. I did not feel like I reading about Fifty and I sure as hell did not thing basic instincts because this story really has so many dimensions to it I could not get my head wrapped around it. First the characters are so different from any I have read about. I know a lot of people have said no one can fall in love that fast, well to them I say they may not but other people do and it is reality.

I have done some research into the BDSM world and I have talked to people who are in it and I can see the pull towards it and I can see how people fall in love so fast because it is like a drug and the adrenaline rush you get from it is like no other. To them it is like para gliding or bungee jumping the adrenaline brings you places you have never been before and before you realize it you are hooked and can't remember how it has happened. So now that I have bored you with a little back ground I will get to the real deal and this the story.

Sara is a school teacher that is on summer vacation. She is looking forward to spending some quality time reading and enjoying her summer of tutoring students. One night her neighbor is over watching TV and enjoying Sara's company when her boyfriend calls her to go over to his house. The neighbor leaves and forgets her journal and Sara being curious reads it and is shocked to read what is in it. The next day the neighbor comes back to make sure she has not lost the journal and Sara is embarrassed because she read the journal. That is when her neighbor tells her it is not hers but it belongs to the woman who left her stuff in storage and is selling it. The neighbor is so excited about the paintings and the other journals and Sara tells her she can't sell someones private things.Her neighbor tells her she will make a lot of money by selling this things and has no intention on keeping them.

Sara is so shocked by this but what can she do. Then the neighbor comes and tells her the next morning she is eloping with her boyfriend and she is on her way to Paris and Sara can have the storage unit and sell it or whatever but it is her's to keep. Sara is excited because she really enjoyed the journals. They were dark and dirty and there is something in those journals that call to Sara. She decides from that moment on she will find this Rebecca and return her things to her. Sara's first stop is trying to find out information on Rebecca and when she starts to dig in the storage unit she finds a brochure for the gallery she worked at. Sara is excited because she loves art and majored in it in college. Sara goes home and looks up information about the gallery and decides she will go to a unveiling of a famous painter that she loves for a charity. While there she meets this guy who she is so taken with. Their is something about this guy and he is so knowledgeable about art that they talk and before you know it they are talking about different artists.

As Sara is looking for the Art gallery owner he finds her and they talk about Rebecca which he says she is on an extended vacation but Sara is not buying it. Then the oddest thing happens and Sara ends up selling a painting to a couple looking to buy a piece for their main party room. The owner of gallery is impressed by Sara and asks her if she would like to work for him and she agrees. See Sara has a secret that she is keeping and that is she has always wanted to work in the art industry but it does not pay the bills. So she has stayed away from it and became a teacher instead. She is not happy being a teacher because her passion is in the art world where Mark the gallery owner has offered her a great summer. After agreeing to work for him and start that Monday Mark asks her if Chris Merit who is one of her favorite artists she studied in school proud of her for selling his painting. She has no idea what Mark is talking about and he realizes that Chris never told her who he was. The guy she was talking to the whole time was Chris Merit and she never knew it.

Sara will soon learn that their are lots of lies and secrets shrouded in the disappearance of Rebecca. As she reads the journals and delves deeper into the life Rebecca had she will find out Rebecca was a tortured soul and did things in the name of love. She allowed her heart to rule instead of her mind and her instincts. She should have followed her instincts because some things are better left alone. Will Sara follow the same path as Rebecca or will she carve her own path? Will she be forced to face her own demons? Will Sara's past come back to haunt her? Will she be caught up in a love triangle? Or will she chose Mark or Chris? As Sara will soon find out everyone has a past and the past can be a dangerous thing. Will she succumb to lust? Will she giver herself to a broken damaged man? This is such a must read for this summer I am going to re-read it a thousand times! I love the story line and the ending is OMG! I have no words for the ending except I NEED BOOK TWO RIGHT NOW!!!!!! PRONTO!!!!!!!!

INTERVIEW WITH LISA RENEE JONES

Lisa thank you so much for stopping by Kaidans Seduction. It is the day before your release of If I Were You and I know you are busy busy getting ready for your release. I first want to say that I was so RIVETED by IIWY that I stayed up until 3am in the morning to finish reading it and when I got to the end I yelled at my kindle fire OH NO OH NO…… such a riveting ending. You have the right kind of spice and mystery going on. Chris oh Chris be still my heart he is the ultimate bad boy wrapped up into a beautiful package and Mark oh man tall, dark, and handsome comes to mind but controlling to the nth degree to is HOT! Well enough of my rambling because I could go on for days about the book and skip the interview but the girls have already told me they would kill me if I did not ask you some questions.

What inspired you to write IIWY?

My fiancee and I had started buying and selling storage units, and he’d found a journal he began to read. He was immediately enthralled and couldn’t stop reading. The author had drama and even a murder next oor. It was then that he began to urge me to write a story about a journal found in a storage unit that was both sexy and mysterious. He loves thrillers and so do I. At first I wasn’t excited but I began jotting down notes and over time the story took root. I think it became more powerful because I took so much time learning the characters.

When will we find out what happened to Chris in his childhood to make him the way he is?

These answers will come in book 2 for sure

Can you tell us why Mark and Chris do not get along?

This is also part of book 2:)

When will we find out what happened to Rebecca?

Book 2 will give you a firm conclusion to Rebecca’s story

Why did Sara really give up her career in the arts?

There Is a lot about Sara’s family that will be discovered in book 2 and it has a lot to do with all of her decisions

What is the significance of the song Broken by Lifehouse?

Both Sara and Chris have some history yet to be revealed and they both feel very broken

What is the significance of the wine Chateau Montelena?

Chris is from Paris and the Chateau helped put Sonoma on the map by being chosen in a wine competition in Paris

Can you give us 5 random facts about Sara, Chris, and Mark that we did not get to read in the book?

I’m afraid to do this because there are so many things you discover in book 2 and I don’t want to ruin the experience:)

When will the second book be released?

Book 2 is Feb 1 and Book 3 May 1

How much research did you do for the BDSM part of the book?

I did quite a lot and boy did I get some stuff I wasn’t looking for. You stumble onto a lot of stuff when you research and weed through it to find valuable, quality information from people who really know what they are talking about.

Lisa, than you so much again for stopping by and sharing your world with us. I am HUGE fan and can’t wait to read more from you. I am just so excited for you and Congrats on your new release tomorrow!

A short excerpt from IF I WERE YOU:

His fingers knot in my hair and I gasp at the unexpected bite of his grip, holding me steady. “Is that all you got?” I demand, shocked at how much I want more. How much I want whatever is beneath his surface.

I’m not scared. I’m aroused. I’m ready.

His eyes probe mine, his expression hard, intense. “I thought you were a good little school teacher.”

“You’re corrupting me,” I declare, “and I seem to like it.” I barely issue the challenge before he’s pulling my mouth to his, and he is kissing me with unrestrained, burning passion. I taste the part of him I want to know, the part he’s afraid of, and I burn to know more. Maybe he’s right. Maybe I am playing with fire, but I cannot stop myself. Beyond reason, I will push him until he reveals everything.

***** GIVEAWAY TIME: WE HAVE LOT'S OF PRIZES FOR THIS GIVEAWAY AND I AM SO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS TOUR. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IF I WERE YOU YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE MISSING, SO GET ON IT AND READ IT!*****

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*** COVER REVEAL *** Flukes by Nichole Chase

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Meena has a secret guarded closely by her family—a secret as dangerous as the sea, and buried just as deep. When court appointed community service workers are assigned to Flukes, the family-owned animal sanctuary, everyone is on high alert. It doesn’t help that Meena finds herself attracted to sexy-as-sin Blake Weathering, one of the new workers. If he wasn’t so distracting, she might be able to land Flukes a much-needed cruise line contract.

Blake Weathering, the first in his family to attend public school, has developed a tough image. Unfortunately it lands him in trouble. Now banned from his high school graduation ceremony, getting his diploma is dependent upon a community service gig cleaning fish crap. No diploma, no trust fund fortune—and no way to escape his overbearing father. The last thing he needs is the distraction of a mysterious girl with teal eyes who pulls at his heart strings.

When Blake discovers Meena’s secret, they are both thrown into a desperate search for information about her past. Two worlds pull them in opposite directions, and they will have to fight to hold onto all that really matters.

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Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule. For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs. Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic toddler, three dogs, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BUT I AM READY FOR THIS BOOK!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bloodlust by Faye Robertson Blog Tour Stop


It had to be nuns.

Some vampires had a thing for B+. Some preferred redheads. Others preferred blondes.

For Jasper, it had to be nuns--and he's been regretting that since the day he bit Amabel de Woodville, almost two centuries ago.

She'd done something to him. Something that restored his conscience, pointed his moral compass straight north, and ended his career of seducing virgin nuns and killing as he pleased. But even worse--she'd gotten under his skin, and he hasn't forgotten the green-eyed witch who'd been immune to his charms.

When Amabel ends up in his office, still as young as the day they'd met and seeking a charity sponsor, Jasper has the chance he's ached for: to show her the pleasure that's haunted her dreams for decades. He's taken the virginity of a hundred nuns...but a vampire nun? That's new.

And Jasper has always enjoyed a challenge.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 VIRGIN NUNS

First off I just want to say OMG did I LOVE this book! Lord have mercy Jasper is a trip and Amabel is a strong girl who holds her own! I have never read a vampire story that had nuns in it so when I first started reading I said lord forgive me if this book is blasphemes because I sure the hell LOVED it!

Jasper is a vampire who loves his life. He lives his life to the fullest by taking what he wants when he wants. He has an addiction that is unusual because instead of being addicted to drugs or caffeine he is addicted to nuns. Lord have mercy what a crazy addiction but that is what he likes. He tags and bags them so to speak and when he meets Amabel he wants her so bad. He gets her but not in the way he wanted to. Once he took her he was cursed and his life changed. He becomes a CEO and stays out of trouble. He thinks of Amabel sometimes and wonders what happened to her but he knows he needs to stay on the straight and narrow. That is until a group of nuns show up in his office and are seeking charity from his company. It takes him everything within his self not to deflower the nuns. Then he sees Amabel and he loses it. He must have her and nothing will deter him this time. He wants her so bad he can taste it.

Amabel was a nun who was turned against her will 200 years ago. She never wants to see the vampire who turned her so she moves away and goes to a different covenant to get away from her nightmares. Then she is doing charity work and she meets her maker face to face. At first she is not sure wht to make of seeing Jasper but as cocky as he is he realizes that Amabel is still a virgin and he has to have her and will stop at nothing to get her but Amabel is still not having it and she fights him tooth and nail!

What will happen between these two? Will Jasper get his way? Will Amabel give in? Read on to find out what happens between these two!

Faye Robertson (who also writes as Serenity Woods) lives in the sub-tropical Northland of New Zealand with her wonderful husband and gorgeous teenage son. She writes fun, flirty, and sexy contemporary romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and hunky but approachable heroes. She's won several romance writing competitions and is a member of the Romance Writers of New Zealand. She would much rather immerse herself in reading or writing romance than do the dusting and ironing, which is why it's not a great idea to pop round if you have any allergies.

You can check out her books, as well Serenity's, at www.fayerobertsonromance.com

Ashes and Wine by Taryn Elliott Blog Tour Stop


Before Tessa met Royal Andreas, her bookstore was on the verge of sinking. And before Tessa met Royal Andreas, she didn't mind being single. But Royal brings in business with monthly wine tastings featuring his family's signature vintages--and brings Tessa's heart to a standstill with intense gray eyes that look on her with nothing but cool indifference.

Yet one searing kiss between the stacks gives Tessa a glimpse of the passion smoldering beneath--and a secret pain further revealed when Royal fills in as the musician at a tasting event. Every note of Spanish guitar tells a story of family tragedy, loss, and ongoing suffering that's made Royal afraid to lean on anyone...even if he needs Tessa's sweet flavor more than the richest wine. Only her strength can save him when his world crumbles to ashes. But has Royal learned trust too late to claim Tessa as his own?

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 ASHES AND WINE

Where to start this review..... I sometimes read a book that completely throws me off balance and Ashes and Wine is one of those books. I truly LOVED this story. Man it made me think about love and relationships and sacrifices we make to our families. Is it worth it to love someone when you can't give them your all? Is family demanding at times? These questions kept popping in my head while I was reading. Then I kept thinking lord let it go and be true to yourself and love that girl! So enough blabbing because I could go on and on but I won't and I won't put spoilers in this review because you REALLY NEED TO READ THE BOOK for the full effect of the story and the power of love.

Tessa owns her own book store but her true love is the wine tastings she hosts every month. She really looks forward to seeing Royal and sampling his latest wine from his families vineyard. Tessa would also like to sample Royal but he acts indifferent around her and she is sure he is not interested in her. What she does not realize is that Royal has been watching her and he enjoys the view he gets to see once a month. What is a girl to do when she wants Royal and is willing to do anything to get one moment with him. When she does get that one moment she will do any and everything to keep him.

Royal is loyal to his family and in being to loyal to them he will deprive himself of a lot of things and one of those things is being with Tessa. He likes her and wants to make her his own but he can't because of the family problems. He does not want to bring Tessa into his family issues because he loves her to much. So he will settle for the once a month wine tastings to see her and be close to her. He will sacrifice a lot to keep her at bay. But what happens after that one night between them? Well Royal will have to make up his mind and decide if family is worth the loss of true love.

What will Royal and Tessa do? Will they be together in the end or will they part ways? This is a SUPERB reading and I need more!

I'm from the great state of New York--upstate NY, thank you very much. My family consists of a brother who takes care of keeping the snarky side of me alive and a dog that is more spoiled child than mutt. My writer-friends are the glue that keeps my crazy ideas more in the sane category, and my non-writerly friends are the reason I'm not a complete hermit. I can't go a day without laughing and I truly do fall in love with each and every one of my leading men as I write their book. Music is life and every story has its own soundtrack.

I'm shamelessly addicted to the internet and adore hearing from readers.

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http://tarynelliott.com/

The Boss and Her Billionaire by Michele de Winton Blog Tour Stop


He threw her inhibitions overboard.

Cruise director Michaela Western has everything she wants—everything except a sex life. But there are no secrets on cruise ships. She risked her job once for a dalliance with the Captain, and won’t do it again for a few minutes of toe-curling pleasure. Until a devilishly handsome new staffer with a body made for sin tempts her to walk on the wild side...

Investment billionaire Dylan Johns always gets what he wants. He is used to giving orders—not taking them—until he’s forced to go on hiatus from his investment company. To bide his time and carry out an old dream, he takes a job on a cruise ship—and ends up taking orders from his gorgeous, but uptight, new boss. He is determined to loosen her up with a fun onboard romance, but their no-strings fling turns serious and Dylan is forced to confess his lies.

When the affair threatens to shatter Michaela’s own career dreams, she finds herself caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 BILLIONAIRES

Lord Entangled has done it again! The Boss and Her Billionaire is a fast and fun read. I have to say that Entangled has put out some great reads and every time I pick one up I am not disappointed!

In TBAHB we meet Michaela is career driven and focused. She has set out to prove to the all male dominant group that women can run a company and be successful. They don't need a man in their life to dictate policy because they can run the show. Michaela certainly achieves that and more. Michaela does not allow anyone or anything to distract her from getting her goals. That is until she meets Dylan.

Dylan is a guy used to getting his own way. What he wants and where he wants it is the name of the game. That is until he meets Michaela and she sets him on a roller coaster ride. Dylan wants Michaela and he wants her bad but will his lies and secrets destroy what they are trying to build. What is Dylan to do when the truth comes out as to who he really is and what is he going to do at the end of his three months?

Come along for a great story of true love at it finest. At the end of the day love will always win out!


 INTERVIEW WITH MICHELE

Michele Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit Kaidans Seduction. I am so grateful to have you here. Your book The Boss and Her Billionaire is one of those romance reads where you cannot put it down. You just start reading and the pages turn fast and furious because you have to get to the end without peeking. That’s how it was for me when I was reading it. I waited until all the kids went to bed and I started reading and read till 3am in the morning. Entangled Publishing is coming out with all these fantastic authors and you are so lucky to be a part of that team.

Thanks so much for having me and I’m thrilled you enjoyed the book! Sorry to cause you a sleepless night ;-) Yes, Entangled Publishing are just going from strength to strength so I feel very lucky to be working with them. There’s a great team behind the scenes and they really seem to be able to pick their debut authors, I’ve read some fantastic titles in this year. I get a real kick out of being a writer and it’s so exciting having my first romance out in the world. It’s a treat to chat with you all about the journey.

What inspired you to start writing Romance novels?

I’ve always read romance but hadn’t thought of writing it till I’d been away as a guest writer on a cruise ship (I know, bliss). It just felt like the perfect setting for a romance novel. The characters all appeared ready to be written and I had a background in dance so felt I could do the storyline some real justice. I was also away from home on a fellowship so had time and space to try out something new. I enjoyed it so much I was hooked and I’ve been totally thrilled by the reception these characters have received.

I like to ‘cast’ my characters early on so I have a solid picture of them in my mind and casting these two heroes is probably what made the book so compelling to write. I think Maggie Gyllenhall would play Michaela, with a blond wig. She’s definitely got enough sass to pull it off, and can play strong and sultry as well as soft and hopeful. And for Dylan, I’d cast Channing Tatum (although he’d have to wear green contact lenses). He’s got a great bod, some real smarts and he really can dance. I wrote this before I saw Magic Mike, but that movie definitely confirmed it – he’s one to sweep ladies of their feet – literally.

Do you have a favorite place to write?

I used to love to write in bed. I’d wake up and write on my laptop until I was too hungry and had to get up and have breakfast. I could last till about one pm if I was on a roll. But that just doesn’t work now that I write full time and it certainly doesn’t work with a new baby. I now have an office where I write each day, but my time in there is limited to when my wee man is asleep.

Do you listen to music while you’re writing?

At the moment I have strains of the Fleet Foxes to write to because it’s the music my little boy likes to sleep to and I only get to write when he’s sleeping! The whole album is on repeat and has to get through two doors to get to me – so it sort of just drifts off into the background of my consciousness. Until he wakes up! I’m not really one for having music on when I’m writing as anything with too strong a beat or that I want to sing along to gets me too distracted.

Are you an e-reader or book girl?

I’m both. I got an i-pad for Christmas and have been loving loading it up with all the great romance out there. It’s also fantastic to not have quite so many books filling up my house – my office is already lined with bookcases and the rest of the house is running out of room to accommodate extra books. But there are some books I like to go back and reread and those I like to have in paperback. I have to admit as well that I’m a page folder where there is a passage I love, but I hate to read books that others have folded – so I have to get my own copy.

Can you tell us about your up and coming paranormal release?

It’s a 20,000 word novella, coming out in September and is titled A Talon at her Throat. It follows Goddess born Yasmin Freeman as she struggles to be ordinary in a world where special powers are looked upon with suspicion. Torn between hiding her Goddess lineage from pure humans and needing her powers, Yasmin Freeman has always just wanted to fit in with her human co-workers. But when an assignment leads her to Gray, a Talon shape-shifter who is able to absorb the deadly features of any bird of prey, the true nature of her abilities is revealed. Fiercely protective of his people, Gray is honor bound to dispose of intruders, but Yasmin provokes a lustful hunger in him, something that drives him to disregard his kind’s strict avoidance of other peoples.

Gray’s seductive touch might just break Yasmin, as it triggers an ancient bonding process she is powerless to stop. Their bond should hold them together, but Yasmin must face Gray in battle if she is ever to bring her plea for co-operation to the Talon elders. And without the co-operation of their peoples, Human, Goddess and Talon could die…

Do you plan on writing more Romance Novels?

Absolutely. I’ve just finished the first draft of a new one and have finished the synopsis for something set in the Pacific again. I’m not as fast as many of the established romance writers out there, not only because of my other writing commitments, but because of having a wee man in my life now. But the romance world has been so welcoming I’m loving every minute of being a part of it and I can’t wait to get another book out in the world!

What is your favorite Genre to read?

I have written contemporary romance and paranormal because they’re what I love to read. In contemporary category romance I enjoy characters that are like me and my friends; in situations that feel true but that are perhaps aspirational, or just slightly shinier than ordinary life. In paranormal romance I like fully formed world’s where all the characters ‘fit’. Nalini Singh is expert at this (and a fellow New Zealander!)

Michele thank you again for stopping by Kaidans Seduction and allowing us a glimpse into your private writing world. I look forward to reading more from you. Happy Writing and Happy Reading!

Thanks so much for having me, I’ve had such a wonderful reception from the romance world I’m completely blown away by it! I love to hear from readers so do please get in touch! You can find me on:

The Boss and Her Billionaire is available now from
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Boss-Her-Billionaire-ebook/dp/B008LQ78UK

and Barnes and Nobel http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-boss-and-her-billionaire-michele-de-winton/1112120207

FOLLOW MICHELE ON:

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/michele.dewinton

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Drop me a line through www.micheledewinton.com

I also blog at The Naked Hero as The Luna goddess: www.thenakedhero.com

And on the Indulgence blog: http://entangledindulgence.wordpress.com/ (This URL may change – I’ll let you know if it does)

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Monday, August 20, 2012

***COVER REVEAL*** Conjure (The Hoodoo Apprentice #1) by Lea Nolan


Be careful what you search for...

Sixteen-year-old twins Emma and Jack Guthrie hope for a little summer adventure when they find an eighteenth-century message in a bottle revealing a hidden pirate treasure. With their best friend—and Emma's secret crush—Cooper Beaumont, they discover the treasure, and accidentally unleash an ancient Gullah Hoodoo curse that attacks Jack with the wicked flesh-eating Creep and promises to steal Cooper’s soul on his approaching eighteenth birthday. Determined to save the two people she loves the most, Emma apprentices herself to an elderly sea island hoodoo root doctor who agrees to teach her the magic to undo the hex while she works to unravel the riddle of the pirate’s message.

With the clock ticking down to Cooper’s birthday and Jack turning into a walking skeleton, Emma must hone her new skills to conjure visions of the past to discover the curse’s origins, steal an antique ruby, battle a horde of terrifying demon dogs, and summon ancient spirits who can help set things right before it’s too late.

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When you're lost, sometimes the only place you can go is home.

Broken over the death of her fiancé, Molly leaves law school to return to her childhood home in North Carolina. Expecting to lay low until she can figure out what else to do with her life, she finds herself in the arms of her high school sweetheart, the boy who represents everything from the past she tried to leave behind.Looking for an escape, she instead finds a way back to the girl she almost forgot existed and a future she never dreamed possible.

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A Vengeful Affair By Carmen Falcone Blog Tour Stop


Title: A Vengeful Affair
Author: Carmen Falcone
Genre: Category – Contemporary
Length: 230 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62266-956-1
Release Date: July 2012
Imprint: Indulgence

Rich people get away with murder every day, but Vivian Foster intends to make billionaire Javier Rivera pay for what he did to her best friend—and how better to destroy a money-grubbing bastard than to sabotage the merger that means everything to him.

Javier Rivera would never hurt a woman much less kill one. But when he catches a gorgeous corporate spy in his office, he knows he can’t let her go—not when even a hint of scandal could ruin his career. Until the merger is signed, he’ll keep her close, even if he has to shackle her to his wrist. Literally.

But the closer Javier gets to Vivian, the more he wants her, and the more time she spends with him, the less she believes he could ever be a killer. Now Vivian and Javier have to discover the truth…and Vivian has to win the trust of her worst enemy.

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MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 BUSINESS MERGERS

Entangled has done it again! Lord they sure know how to pick an author. In A Vengeful Affair you have business, suspense, romance, and murder or suicide that is the question? Molly is having an affair with her boss when she commits suicide and her best friend Vivian just does not believe her friend would commit suicide. So Vivian decides she is going to spy on Javier and see what has really happened to her best friend. What Vivian does not count on is getting caught in the middle of a war between rivals for a deal merger and so much more.

See the guy she actual works for wants her to spy on Javier and ruin a merger he has worked so hard to get and Vivian agrees because she thinks Javier caused Molly's death. Vivian goes to work for Javier and begins spying on him when she is caught and Javier decides the age old saying of keep your friends close and your enemies closer applies to Vivian. So he takes Vivian with him to Paris to close the merger. Once there all Vivian can think about is destroying him but after a romantic night with Javier Vivian realizes there is something wrong with everything she has been told.

Vivian catches the guy she is supposed to be working for with the guy that Javier wants to do the merger with. What is revealed next was shocking because the guy and Javier know each other and Javier hates him because he did something to Javier as a child which caused Javier to flee Spain. As the story unfolds everything comes out and Vivian hopes she is not to late to salvage what she has with Javier. Will she and Javier have their happily ever after? Will Javier get the merger he so desperately wants and needs? Will the truth come out as to what really happened to Molly?

Come along on the best ride of your summer for some romance, suspense, and business mergers done in Paris where everyone wants to be!

INTERVIEW WITH CARMEN

Hi everyone, thank you so much for having me! I must say those questions are perfect for my Javier/Vivian withdrawals, as they allowed me to reminisce about those two. What a treat! Thank you!

What inspired you to write A Vengeful Affair?

I grew up reading revenge and enemies-to-lovers plots. It’s a great setup for strong emotions, hot tension and sexual buildup. I knew I wanted to write a story like that, but unlike most books I’d read, I wanted the heroine to be the one thirsty for revenge! It was overwhelming at first – how could I craft a heroine capable of plotting to destroy the hero, and still make her likeable and relatable? But I’m glad I took the challenge. I love Vivian.

Is Javier made after a person in your life?

No, although in my mind he’s very real… real and spectacular. LOL.

When did Vivian realize she had genuine feelings for Javier?

I think toward the end of the book she admits it to herself and verbalizes it before it’s too late. She steps way out of her comfort zone to do so. But as the book unfolds, I think the reader can have a good sense of Vivian’s emotions before even she does. It doesn’t go from love to hate right away. She goes through a range of emotions, and a lot of twists and turns take place. If you haven’t read the book yet, read it and you’ll find out more.

When did Javier realize he had genuine feelings for Vivian?

I had to make him wait and give him what he wanted, or what he thought he wanted, to make him come to terms with his feelings and what she meant to him. There’s a scene in the Swiss woods that made me very emotional when I wrote it; it’s when he is injured and what happens afterward. I think on that day something very deep starts to change inside him, which goes back to his childhood and how he trusts people.

If you could pick one song to describe Javier and Vivian’s relationship, what song would it be?

 “Turning Tables” by Adele. I actually think of them when I listen to that song.

Can you give us five random facts for Javier and Vivian that we do not see in the book?

Great question! Let’s see… 1. Javier has three stepsisters. There was a scene in which they were mentioned, but because of edits and tightening, I had to cut them out. 2. After the end of the book and with the mystery solved, Vivian takes dancing lessons. 3. Javier’s zodiac sign is Scorpio. 4. Vivian hates pickles. 5. Javier’s favorite color is green.

Do you have another book coming out this year?

I don’t have a book under contract, but I do have a few projects and one of them is under consideration right now. So please let’s all cross our fingers and toes and hope for the best. J

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About Carmen Falcone
Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters and places beat doing Math homework any day. She traveled the world, achieved a B.A. in Tourism in her hometown in Brazil and was soon invited to work in the USA, where she met her Swiss husband. She'd always dreamed of becoming a published writer, and after her daughter was born, she revisited that dream of writing - this time, unwilling to give it up. She lives in Austin and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family and three high energy pugs.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Oil Tycoon and Her Sexy Sheikh By Ros Clarke Book Review and Interview


His duty, her dreams, undone by their desire...

In the male-dominated oil industry, executive Olivia McInnes plays a careful game - she's cold, uncompromising, and ambitious as hell. Once she seals the deal to drill in the clear waters of Saqat, she'll finally prove herself worthy to take the reins of her father's oil company. Her only obstacle is marine biologist - and Saqat's royal heir - Sheikh Khaled Ibm Saqat al Mayim, who's determined to protect both his people and his country from environmental devastation...

It's not long before Olivia's icy cool exterior is shattered by the intelligent and wickedly hot sheikh, and business is surpassed by sweet, stolen pleasures. But outside the bedroom, there's reality to be faced. Soon Khaled must return to his obligations - and his betrothed - in Saqat.

Caught between duty and ambition, can an oil tycoon and a sexy sheikh find room for love... or will this business deal spell disaster for them both?

MY REVIEW

5 OF 5 OIL RIGS 

Okay I have to say I am a sucker for romance stories and ENTANGLED has cornered the market with their romance stories.TOTAHSS is one of those books that you share with your girlfriends as a must read because it is a great love story. Sometimes people find love in the last place they expect to and in this case it is two people trying to prove something to someone and they end up falling in love.

Olivia is out to prove to her father that she can do a mans job. She will run the family business and bring in profits better than any man can. She will sacrifice her love life and friendships to make sure her father can see her as an equal. Then she is given a chance to prove her worthiness to her father but there is a catch to that. She will have to get the contract of a lifetime and the person she has to get it from may be a bigger problem then she anticipated. What will Olivia do? Will she be able to land that account that she so needs? Will she find out what true love is? Will she sacrifice it all in the end?

Khaled is a Sheikh who will do anything for his people. When his people want oil he is willing to meet with Olivia to see if there is a way to provide the oil to his people without hurting them and the environment. See Khaled loves the environment and wants to protect it at any cost. When he meets Olivia sparks fly between them but he is a jerk at first offering her only one night because he is to marry someone from his tribe. It becomes apparent that one night is just not enough for him and he struggles with his feelings. What will he do? Will he give in to his feelings for Olivia? Will he allow the oil to be used? Will he go against what has been instilled in him to pursue true love?

I really loved this story and I can't wait to read more from Ros Clarke.

INTERVIEW WITH ROS CLARKE

Ros thank you for stopping by Kaidans Seduction today. We are so happy to have you here. I have to tell that Entangled never ceases to amaze me with the books they are publishing. I love each and every one they have come out with. You authors have blessed us with such great stories and SUPER SWOON WORTHY MEN!

Aw, thank you! I’m so happy to be with Entangled, and happy to be here at Kaidan’s Seduction today.

What inspired you to write The Oil Tycoon and Her Sexy Sheikh?

Oddly enough, I was inspired by the events of the Arab Spring last year. It made me realise just how much more interesting the real Middle East is, compared to the fictional versions of it we so often see in romance novels. I always love a sheikh story, but I wanted to see if I could write one in a much more contemporary way. Oil is obviously a huge issue in the Middle East and that gave me the basis for the plot of the book.

Have you ever been to the Middle East?

Never. I’m not much of a traveller, to be honest. I’ve had lots of friends who have lived in Eastern countries, either as expats or citizens. But mostly I did my research online.
If you could describe Olivia and The Sheikh in one song what would it be and why?

I don’t really listen to a lot of music, I’m afraid. I know some authors have playlists and theme songs for each book, but I just don’t work that way. I guess if I were to pick a song, it might be the old classic, I Will Always Love You. It’s about letting go of someone, even though you love them, because you know that will be better for them. Both Olivia and Khaled are prepared to sacrifice their own happiness for the sake of the other – even if that means walking away.

Where is your favorite place to write?

I have a beautiful office out in my garden. It’s an old Shepherd’s Hut, and looks a bit like a gypsy caravan. I can sit at the desk and look out over the fields and let my imagination go.

Are you an e-reader or book person?
Both! I have, um, a lot of paper books. Way too many to fit in my tiny house, so I took the plunge and got an ereader a couple of years ago for practical reasons. I’ve been surprised just how much I like it, so these days I mostly buy books in digital format.

Do you have a favorite genre you read?

I mostly read contemporary and historical romances. I’m very shallow – I like books where the heroines get to wear gorgeous clothes and live in fabulous houses.

What is your next project you are working on?

I’m working on a couple of things at the moment. Another Indulgence, a short story and hopefully some historical romances. Watch this space!

Thank you so much again for stopping by Kaidans Seduction. The fans really appreciate it. We look forward to reading more from you soon.

Thanks for having me!

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Ros is a writer, a student, a church worker, a crafter, a blogger, a twitterer, a lazy gardener, and an appalling housekeeper. She lives in a sixteenth century shed in England and is very glad that it has twenty-first century plumbing. She is interested in almost everything except cricket and football (US and UK) and mostly she likes happy endings in fiction and in real life.

Ros has been writing stories for as long as she can remember, never dreaming that other people would be interested in reading them. A few years ago, she discovered a writing forum on the internet, and has never looked back. Her head—and her hard drive—are full of ideas for fresh, fun, contemporary romances that she hopes you’ll love as much as she does.

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