Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Release Blitz ~ Life, Liberty, Pursuant To by Piken Sander

15046311_216236185470646_1836622789_nSanapia Jones and Marcus Brand have it all. Their crazed stalker is finally in custody. They have a lovely home, wonderful friends, amazing careers, and, most importantly, each other. That is, until the unthinkable happens and a devastated Sana must pick up the pieces of her heart and carry on for the sake of her son. Two years pass and Sana is ready to take her new relationship to the next level when a fire at the studio interrupts her plans. What happens next will change all their lives in ways they couldn't imagine.

Author Bio

Piken Sander lives among sprawling oak and aspen in Northern California to where she escaped from colder climes many years hence. Her randy Auntie asked her to ‘tell her a story’, demanding that there be strong women and steamy passion, and this began the writings of Piken as she crafted stories of girl meets boy, girl and boy go through the torture of life and beyond, with at the very least hopeful endings. When her Auntie passed, she left her niece a one sentence note in her will: “Now publish the damn things.” Piken’s day consists of writing and social media, and such difficult decisions as which of her dizzying array of wildly colorful pajamas she should wear on a given day. She loves a perfectly steeped cup of good tea. She has few she calls friends, but those in this cadre are cherished and fostered. A political liberal since preteens, she tolerates no racism or bigotry or inequality of any kind, especially in her stories. Social Media:
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Pre-Order Release Tour ~ Weighting for Christmas by AJ Harmon

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Pre Order Blitz
Title: Weighting for Christmas
Author: AJ Harmon
Release Date: December 1, 2016
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Kate Evans is a vibrant beautiful woman. Chad Rockwood is the personal trainer her mother has hired to help her lose the extra pounds she carries.

They start out as trainer and client and quickly move to friends, but when Kate’s mom signs her up on an online matchmaking site, Chad sees red.

Do opposites attract? Can Chad convince Kate that she is more than a number on a scale?
A funny and emotional look at romance when it’s least expected.
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aj-16AJ grew up in Perth, Western Australia. She is the third of six children and her first exposure to romance was her parents. Now married for over 55 years, they have always been her example when working on her own marriage and parenting skills.

Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Georgette Heyer, were the writers she grew to love in adolescence and still loves now. Her list of favorite authors now has grown to include, not only historical but also contemporary authors as well. Sadly, she doesn’t have as much time to indulge in novels as much as she would like. Her family and now writing her own novels, keeps her very busy, but you will always find a book on her nightstand and hundreds on her Kindle.

Other hobbies include cooking, one her favorite television shows is The Next Iron Chef on Food Network, and traveling, the UK and the Caribbean her favorite places to visit.
She and her husband of 30+ years, reside on the west coast of the USA and have two grown children, making them empty-nesters, and an active loveable mutt named Max.
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Clash of the Titles Oct-Nov 2016


It's the end of our CLASH year, and we've lined up some awesome holiday reading (and gift ideas!) for this month's Clash of the Titles.
Vote for your Ideal curl up in front of a fire read!








Scroll through these releases and cast your vote for your perfect idea of a next read.




It's a tough choice, but it's up to you to determine our Clash Champion!








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Risking Love


Brenda S. Anderson







A play-it-safe bank employee falls for a down-on-his-luck, risk-taking widower.

Can she risk loving a man whose home she may have to take away?





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An Unexpected Role


Leslea Wahl







Josie's island getaway becomes the summer of her dreams as friendships grow,

romance blossoms and a series of thefts surround her with excitement. But as

she sets out to solve the mystery she has become entangled in, she not only

realizes the importance of relying on her faith but along the way also

discovers her true self.





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Forest Child


Heather Day Gilbert







Historically based on the Icelandic Sagas, Forest Child brings the memorable,

conflicted persona of Freydis Eiriksdottir to life and is Book Two in the

bestselling Vikings of the New World Saga.










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Can't Help Falling


Kara Isaac







A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a

mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and

picturesque Oxford, England.








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The Cautious Maiden


Dawn Crandall







In an effort to salvage her good name, Violet is forced into an engagement with

a taciturn acquaintance; Vance Everstone. With danger stalking her and a new

fiance who hides both his emotion and his past, Violet must decide who to trust

and who to leave behind. 







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The Thorn Healer


Pepper D. Basham





A wounded nurse battles resentment against a German prisoner as the two work together to save an Appalachian town from deception and disease in the wake of World War 1.











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Release Blitz ~ O'Gallagher Nights: The Series by Mignon Mykel

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O'Gallagher Nights: The Series

by Mignon Mykel
O'Gallagher Nights, #1-3
Publication Date: November 30, 2016
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance

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O'GALLAGHER NIGHTS COMPLETE SERIES BOXED SET ONLY $1.99 FOR RELEASE DAY!:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dGkn0a

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Synopsis: The three O'Gallagher siblings, all in one set.
Includes bonus material such as slightly expanded stories & a Christmas novella not otherwise available!
O’Gallaghers has been a long-lasting establishment in San Diego, known for its Irish brews and fare. When the next generation of O’Gallaghers take over though, it becomes known for a little bit more…
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THE BOOKS INCLUDED IN THE O'GALLAGHER NIGHTS: THE SERIES BOXED SET!

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ONE NIGHT STAND (O'Gallagher Nights #1)

Conor O’Gallagher.

Thirty-two, six-foot, and all muscle. Flashes of dimples behind his black beard, quick winks for the lady patrons, and a tattoo sleeve that leaves the ladies begging to be his nightly conquest.

Because one of them will be.

Every night at close, Conor brings one, two, sometimes more, up to his apartment and has his merry way with them. The women always leave satisfied, and always know he’s a one and done kind of guy, no repeat performances.

But what happens when one of his one night stands comes back into his life five months later, and pregnant no less?

What happens when one night gives you more than you bargained for?

Conor’s about to find out…

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ABOUT LAST NIGHT (O'Gallagher Nights #2)

Synopsis: Rory O'Gallagher.

Thirty, five-ten, and long, lean muscle.
The middle O'Gallagher is as known for his prowess in the bedroom as the oldest is,

and for so much more.

Women have always been attracted to him.
People have always flocked to him.

But then there was Emily Winters.

With her white blonde hair, icy blue eyes, and cold demeanor toward him, Rory shouldn't want anything to do with her.

But so help him, he does.

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ALL NIGHT LONG (O'Gallagher Nights #3)

Synopsis: Brenna O'Gallagher.

The baby sister of those sexy O'Gallagher boys has her own story to tell.

Her brothers think she's something she's not... but the truth is,
most of the rumors had always been true.

At twenty, she decided she needed a change.

Then her brothers hired him.

He makes her feel like she's spiraling backward, but is she really?
Has she found the one person she can confide in, the one person who will not judge her?
And just how long can she keep it from her brothers before the repercussions settle in and she not only loses him, but the respect of her brothers?

Her road hasn't been easy--and it's not about to start smoothing out now.

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ABOUT MIGNON MYKEL

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Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O'Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.

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Release Blitz ~ The Gate - Heart Fire Series by Celeste Davis

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Title: The Gate
Series: Heartfire Books
Author: Celeste Davis
Release Date: November 28, 2016
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Torn between two men who are more than human...

Kaylia and Dylan are on the run, awake and asleep. To protect his girlfriend, Dylan has turned their off-campus house into a fortress.

But to Kaylia, it has begun to feel like a prison.

Then there's the strange man who has been haunting her dreams. Kaylia can't tell if he's friend or foe, but he's been reaching out to her in a very persistent way.

He sends her flirtatious notes and, at last, a warning.

Kaylia resists until the unthinkable happens and she is forced to take a stand. Dylan has no choice but to follow her into the jaws of the beast...

The Gate is the latest installment in the Heartfire series! Look for the next book, and a parallel series, coming soon!

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The latest installment in the Heartfire Series is LIVE! The entire series is on sale for 99c, FREE in KU!
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Celeste Davis has been fascinated by the paranormal since a young age. She has studied various forms of magic and astral projection starting in her teenage years and still frequently travels at night!

Her new series of books will explore different dark worlds, and the things that remain hidden. Part the curtain and see what lies beneath!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Blog Tour & Teatime and Books Review ~ The Duke of Deception - The Untouchables by Darcy Burke

Meet Darcy:

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DarcyBurkeFans.

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After five years on the Marriage Mart, Miss Aquilla Knox is ready for spinsterhood until a benefactress steps in to help her secure a husband. Only Aquilla doesn’t actually want to marry—her failure is entirely on purpose. When the earl she’s nicknamed the Duke of Deception sets his sights on her, she refuses to be drawn in by her attraction to him. If there’s one thing she knows it’s that a gentleman is never what he seems.

Edward Bishop, Earl of Sutton, has a reputation for courting young misses and dropping them without a second thought. This has earned him a reputation for deceit, a description he can’t refute because he does in fact, harbor secrets and will do anything—deceive anyone—to ensure they don’t come to light. As he comes to know the charming Miss Knox, his resolve is tested. However, trust comes at a price and Ned won’t pay with his heart.

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This series just keeps getting better and better! I loved all of the books, but I must say this one is my absolute fave! We meet Edward Bishop, Earl of Sutton at a fancy ball. He and his aunt are engaging in a test of sorts with a prospective bride. At this point he's got his eyes set on Miss Forth-Hodges and although she's very sweet, there's just something about her that isn't fitting. Later that evening, he hears a young woman calling for his help, a Miss Aquilla Knox. He turns to find her outside, drenched. She has gotten herself in a bit of a pickle, having taken a walk outside and getting caught in the rain, she now was thoroughly soaked and didn't want to walk back into the ballroom, she needed to make a clean escape. He goes and unlocks the study door and leads her to the fire. She asks him to go summon a Mr. Satterfield or his wife, who are her sponsors. He finds this young woman quite intriguing and they engage in a short conversation before he sees to her request.

The next day, Aquilla cant' seem to forget about the Earl, even though marriage is not something she's desiring. She wants to become a lady's companion and informs her very good friend of her desire and asks her to help her to learn how to be a lady's companion and find a good position. The Earl of Sutton, knows he needs to seek a wife and has been for sometime. There's just one thing that stands in the way of him finding a suitable wife, his brother George. George has special needs due to an incident some years ago and can sometimes go into spells and at one point caused a fire. So it's imperative to the Earl that he find someone who can accept George, will not be scared off by George and also is mature enough and strong enough to handle George as he's done for all these years. Also, he needs someone who isn't going to go telling all the world about George. So this is the reason behind his test he puts prospective brides through.

So the Earl and Miss Knox meet up again at another party and here he comes to know Miss Knox even more and becomes more intrigued. He later informs his aunt that he's chosen another prospective bride, Miss Aquilla Knox. So now, she must pass all of his tests. However, what the earl does not know is Aquilla's desire to become a lady's companion. Will Aquilla pass all of the Earl's tests? Will she open her heart up to love and consider marriage?

Darcy Burke's writing is just phenomenal, truly one of the most talented authors out there. She grabs you from the first page and weaves a tale of twists and turns, filled with splashes of humor and of course deep passion and romance. From the get go you are rooting for the H and h and drawn into this magical world of Regency England. I highly recommend this book and the whole series!


Giveaway:
  • Duke of Deception Prize Pack filled with the following:
    • Signed copy of The Forbidden Duke and The Duke of Daring
    • Jane Austen jigsaw puzzle
    • Jane Austen inspired candle
    • Pride & Prejudice board book
    • Bath salts from author Wendy LaCapra
    • Darcy Burke trading cards, bookmark, and cleaning cloth
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Promo Blitz ~ Love Trip by Alexa Darin


Contemporary Romance
Date Published: October 2016


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Taylor Grant thinks she has life all figured out. But when her longtime boyfriend says goodbye via a few scribbled words on the back of coffeehouse napkins, she begins to doubt everything she ever knew about love and relationships. What she needs now is time to refocus and regroup…somewhere far, far away from the man who broke her heart.

After Texas cowboy Cole McKenzie finds his wife in the arms of another man, he goes in search of a new life, somewhere where he won’t be reminded of his wife’s infidelity. The Caribbean island of St. John seems the perfect place to start over. That is until he runs into city gal Taylor Grant.

Taylor isn’t ready for a new love. Cole has a secret he isn’t ready to share. Can escaping to a tropical island heal all wounds, or will Taylor’s past show up in paradise and make her an offer she can’t refuse?


About the Author

Alexa Darin makes her home in Washington State, where she has a habit of exploring the Alpine Wilderness. She believes that every romance writer needs a survival kit that contains dark chocolate and red wine.


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Book Tour & Giveaway ~ The Louvre Trilogy by Lynn Murphy


Hiding Mona Lisa 
The Louvre Trilogy Book 1
By Lynn Murphy 

Genre: Mystery, Romance, Historical

A handsome art curator who hates the Nazis...and loves art perhaps a little too much. A beautiful art thief with a crush on the curator. A Nazi with a talent for forgery. All three are determined to save the world's most famous painting from Adolf Hitler. Part mystery, part romance, part fiction and part historical truth, Hiding Mona Lisa raises once again the question of whether the Mona Lisa in the modern day Louvre is the real La Jaconde.

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Finding Fritz Gerhard 
The Louvre Trilogy Book 2

On the eve of World War II, Fritz Gerhard, Nazi art forger, faked his own death and threw himself into the Seine. He resurfaces two years later, having joined the French resistance and professes his love for Everley Pembroke. He has no idea that he is not yet finished with the Nazis. Everley is at Chambord, watching over the evacuated treasures of the Louvre. She allows herself to fall in love with Fritz, only to have him disappear again. Alain Darnay, reformed art thief and Louvre curator, has never gotten over the wife and son he lost. When he learns that his best friend has been captured and believed to have been sent to a concentration camp, nothing will stop him from finding Fritz Gerhard.

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Rescuing Rembrandt 
The Louvre Trilogy Book 3

Three years after the end of WWII, Louvre curator Alain Darnay is still trying to find the owners of the artwork he saved for Jewish collectors during the war. As Jacques Jaujard's tenure with the Louvre is coming to an end, Alain is sent a photograph of a Rembrandt painting that has been missing for almost fifty years. Ironically, the painting is the same one that Alain's closest friend, Fritz Gerhard, did his dissertation on. A series of random clues follows the initial contact and Alain cannot resist trying to determine who has the painting and how to acquire it. As he puts the puzzle together, he falls in love with the Louvre's newest curator, the beautiful Justine Charbonneau. Justine wouldn't mind a relationship with Alain, if it weren't for all the questions he won't answer and the past he won't talk about.



I have a degree in Journalism, Art and English from Mercer University and am a certified teacher with endorsements in Art and English. I have written for several freelance publications and am a two time recipient of The Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award from Facing History and Ourselves.


I am married and have two sons and live in Peachtree City, GA. In addition to writing I enjoy running, cycling photography, hiking, canoeing and reading a good book.