Saturday, November 30, 2019

Cover Reveal ~ Jasper - Security Romance: Holiday Romance by Apryl Baker


Title: Jasper
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: Security Romance, Holiday Romance
Publisher: Crave Publishing
Publication Date: December 10th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Jasper

Honor.

Duty.

Loyalty.

Three ideals every Marine lives by, and Jasper Watkins is no different.

Only he’s lost his edge. He’s failed in his duty to keep someone safe, not once, but twice, and he doesn’t know why. He blames himself and feels he’s lost the respect of the people who matter to him. To get his head on straight, he goes to ground in a little nowhere town where he won’t be found.

Only fate throws a wrench in his plans in the form of a beautiful blonde who loves Christmas, kittens, and sassing him., He soon finds himself caught up in her secrets—secrets that may get them both killed.

Sloane

Wrong place wrong time.

If she’d just stayed in the wedding tent, she never would have seen men dumping body parts, and she’d be safe and sound in her Miami apartment putting up Christmas decorations.

Instead, she finds herself hiding at her cousin’s farm, bunking with a complete stranger who thinks he’s all that. And he is. Just don’t tell him.

The more time she spends with her unwanted housemate, the more she starts to unravel the mystery that is Jasper Watkins. .

She finds herself falling fast and hard for a man who can break her heart, but he also has the ability to save her not only from the cartel, but from herself.

Christmas is a time to bring people together, and if the two of them get out of each other’s way, they might just find their own Christmas miracle.


So who am I?

Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.

I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

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Release Blitz ~ Torn by L. L. Hunter


Title: Torn
Author: L.L. Hunter 
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Story Styling Cover Designs
Publication Date: November 30th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:
For Lakey, college should be the time of self discovery and new adventures.
But all Lakey seems to find is cheating guys and one night stands.
She knows she must escape this reckless life, so when a chance to travel and change her life arrives, she jumps on it.
She never thought she’d find herself taking care of orphaned refugee children in war- torn Syria, though.
The job is challenging at the worst of times, especially seeing as she has a stubborn army officer watching her back.
But his stubbornness grows on her, and before long, amongst the war and gunfire, Lakey and Bryce find a connection they both can’t deny.

For Captain Bryce Jackson, protecting Syrian refugees is just a job.
He entered the army to get away from his old life. He certainly wasn’t looking for romance.
But love finds you in the most unexpected of places.
His job, and his feelings for Lakey are put to the test when a rebel terrorist group infiltrates the village, putting him and the hot Australian college student in danger.
Torn between the army and his growing attraction to Lakey, he knows he must make a choice before both their lives are threatened.

Love is dangerous.




 L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. 

She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.” Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @llhunterbooks, and her blog - http://llhunter.blogspot.com.au.


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Book Blitz ~ The Thirteenth Guardian by K. M. Lewis

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

***Soon available in audiobook! Listen for FREE to the first four chapters here.***

The Thirteenth Guardian

(The Thirteenth Guardian #1)

By K.M. Lewis
Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 307 Pages
June 11th 2019

DA VINCI'S SECRET PALES. Michelangelo concealed an explosive truth in his famous Creation of Adam fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Eve did not cause the fall of man. She carried a far more devastating secret for millennia—one that will change the world forever.

As the modern-day world suffers the cataclysmic effects of the “Plagues of Egypt,” Avery Fitzgerald, a statuesque Astrophysics major at Stanford, discovers that she is mysteriously bound to five strangers by an extremely rare condition that foremost medical experts cannot explain. Thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they race against time to stay alive as they are pursued by an age-old adversary and the world around them collapses into annihilation. Under sacred oath, The Guardians—a far more archaic and enigmatic secret society than the Freemasons, Templars, and the Priory—protect Avery as she embarks on a daring quest that only legends of old have been on before. Avery must come to terms with the shocking realization that the blood of an ancient queen flows through her veins and that the fate of the world now rests on her shoulders.

The Thirteenth Guardian is Book One of a daring new Trilogy that will shake you to your core.


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About the Upcoming Audiobook

Book reviewers raved that the opening chapters of The Thirteenth Guardian hooked them immediately: so, I am excited to release the first four chapters (and a bonus excerpt) in free audio format. The audio chapters are available on all major podcast platforms—including iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Stitcher and TuneIn. Check them out here.



I interviewed quite a few voice actors. I chose the “Three Days” excerpt (which I released first) as the real test of the voice actors because the chapter, in many ways, represents the overall tone of the novel - fast paced, full of suspense, and totally gut wrenching. I needed a voice that would truly capture the weight of the story and convey the gravity of what unfolds in the book. I still shudder every time I listen to the “Three Days” audio excerpt—its pretty powerful. The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive.



I also wanted to provide a window into what was going through my mind as I wrote the novel. So I thought a short behind-the-scenes commentary tied to each of the free audio chapters would be a cool addition. The Thirteenth Guardian is a pretty daring novel, and I think the commentary gives the reader an added dimension to the story that really brings it to life.



—K.M.


About the Author

K.M. Lewis has lived in multiple countries around the world and speaks several languages. Lewis holds a graduate degree from one of the Universities featured in his book. When he is not writing, Lewis doubles as a management consultant, with clients in just about every continent. He does much of his writing while on long flights and at farflung airports around the globe. He currently resides on the East Coast of the United States with his family.


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Re-Release Blitz ~ From the Ground Up; A Better Place; and Feels Like Home by Jennifery Van Wyk

Title: From the Ground Up
Title: A Better Place
Title: Feels Like Home
Author: Jennifer Van Wyk
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Small Town Romance


Cover Design: Jersey Girl Design

Jennifer’s first three books have a brand new look!
And they are on sale for 99⍧ THROUGH December 1!


FROM THE GROUND UP

I fell in love with Tess when I was a teenager.

Being in love has never been the problem.
Time together, on the other hand, is.

Life has caught up with us and we’ve lost focus on each other.
Date night is a laughable concept. And sex? Well, it’s been months.

Months.
It’s time to take matters into my own hands and kidnap my wife for a week alone.
The only problem? How do I convince Tess to fall back in love with me when she never fell out of love in the first place?

How do we re-build, from the ground up?

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A BETTER PLACE

After James Cole’s wife walked out on him, he put his dreams aside to raise his daughter. But now she’s grown and he’s rI’ve spent the last two decades putting my dreams on hold to raise my daughter.
But now opportunities arise that I can’t deny myself from going after. And a chance meeting with Carly only sweetens the deal.
She says she can only offer me friendship.

That she’s not capable of giving anything more than that.
If she thinks it will stop me from pursuing something more, she’s underestimated my level of patience when it comes to getting what I want.
When the secret she’s so carefully hidden threaten to destroy everything she’s built, I’ll stop at nothing to protect her and her son.
She’s built walls to protect herself, but I’ll break them down and get her to join me in a better place.

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FEELS LIKE HOME

I should have expected it when I discovered my wife had been having an affair.

But it still made me stumble.
Raising the twins alone was never in my plans, but here I am.

Every day, my bitterness grows, threatening to wrap around my heart, darkening every part of my life.
But Christine brings a brightness I wasn’t even looking for.

She tells me I’m not alone — that she understands better than anyone what I’m going through.
I only needed her friendship but it turned into so much more.

Something that I never imagined I’d experience again.
But Christine was hiding something that has the power to destroy everything we’ve built together.

Still, I can’t deny that she feels like home.

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JENNIFER TELLS US WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

From the Ground Up
1. Barrett and Tess are married and… *gasp* STILL in love!
2. This IS a love story about falling in love. Promise. 🙂
3. If you love reading about families and friendships, this one is for you.
4. Both main characters are over 40.
5. Hilarious texting blunders.

A Better Place
1. Single parent romance
2. Hilarious scenes based on my life. Yikes.
3. Carly (mc) overcomes something that threatened to destroy her.
4. This is a story about realizing one’s worth.
5. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll swoon.

Feels Like Home
1. Single parent romance
2. Older man/younger woman romance
3. This is a story about falling in love when you never expected it.
4. Surprise… bleep. Crap. I almost gave away part of the plot! But trust me… the read is worth it. 😉
5. You’ll love this sassy, take no crap heroine.


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From the Ground Up is Jennifer’s first published novel, with the hopes of many more to come. Jennifer makes her home in rural Iowa with her high school sweetheart, three beautiful and amazing kids, one crazy Jack Russell terrier. This is where her love for all things reading, baking, and cooking happen. Jennifer’s family enjoys camping, boating, and spending time outside as much as possible. When she’s not writing or editing/proofreading manuscripts for the many talented authors she’s come to love, she’s sipping coffee or iced tea with her kindle in her lap or binging on Netflix.
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Cover Reveal ~ Angelbound - Trickster by Christina Bauer


Trickster
Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Lincoln, #3)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: February 25th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
***A hilarious adventure after the events of Angelbound SCALA … and it’s all from Prince Lincoln’s point of view!!!***
With the drama of the Ghost Towers and Lucifer’s Orb behind them, Lincoln looks forward to sharing some quality time with Myla. Maybe they’ll even do a ‘regular couple thing’ like a dinner date. Or they could kill more demons together. Lincoln isn’t picky.
Then a trickster gets loose inside Antrum. And by trickster, we’re talking a giant orange monkey with magical powers and a love of causing drama with uptight thrax.
Looks like date night is on hold.
Author’s Note To Readers: You can read this book after Angelbound Origins SCALA or not. I wrote it to work either way.
Author’s Note to Self: Why do I write things out of sequence? Wasn’t SCALA published a while ago? To which I say to myself: self, this is how our gift works. Just be happy it does. And go eat more cookies. We like those.
ANGELBOUND LINCOLN

1. Duty Bound

2. Lincoln

3. Trickster
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Author Bio:
Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too.
Christina graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School with BA’s in English along with Television, Radio, and Film Production. She lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby.
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Pre-Release Blitz ~ Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorman

Today we have the excerpt blitz for Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman! Check it out and be sure to grab your paperback copy today!

Title: Adorkable

Author: Cookie O’Gorman

Genre: YA Romance

About Adorkable:

“Captivating, fun, and totally swoon-worthy! This is the kind of story my reader heart craves.” ―Rachel Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes on Me

Available in print for the first time, and with exclusive bonus content only found in the print version! Fall in love with Sally and Becks all over again.

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.

Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she's done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There's only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take.

Her solution: She needs a fake boyfriend. And fast.

Enter Becks, soccer phenom, all-around hottie, and Sally's best friend practically since birth. When Sally asks Becks to be her F.B.F. (fake boyfriend), Becks is only too happy to be used. He'd do anything for Sal―even if that means giving her PDA lessons in his bedroom, saying she's "more than pretty," and expertly kissing her at parties.

The problem: Sally's been in love with Becks all her life―and he's completely clueless.

This book features two best friends, one special-edition Yoda Snuggie, countless beneath-the-ear kisses, and begs the question:

Who wants a real boyfriend when faking it is so much more fun?


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Exclusive Excerpt:

Okay, so I knew there would be some grief. But seriously, was that grin really necessary? Becks was leaning against my locker, all six foot two of him relaxed, wavy black hair brushing the tips of his ears, watching me as I walked toward him down the hall. It wasn't like I could just turn tail and run. I had to get my books for next period, and he was in the way. His eyes, the ones I knew nearly as well as my own, were swimming with mirth, his expression expectant.

Determined to wipe the grin right off his face, I said, "Hey there, Baldwin. How's it going?"

He blanched. "Jeez, Sal. Not this early in the morning, okay?"

I smiled to myself. Baldwin Eugene Charles Kent, aka Becks, had always hated his Christian name. With a name like that even I wanted to hate him--and he was my best friend. Luckily, Becks had escaped that clumsy mouthful with a killer nickname. Born with the last name "Spitz," there'd been no hope for me. From the first grade on, my peers had refused to call me anything else.







About the Author:



Cookie O'Gorman writes YA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas.


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Cover Reveal ~ Viper 0 Bones MC by Marteeka Karland


Viper
Marteeka Karland
(Bones MC, #4)
Published by: Changeling Press
Publication date: December 13th 2019
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Darcy: I didn’t run away from a sadistic stepfather and a mother who wouldn’t protect me from him to be carted off by a strange man. I fought the son of a bitch. Woulda won, too, except the bastard had help. He was rough around the edges and some kind of bad-ass biker so there was no way this was going to work out well. Unfortunately, he called to me on a purely sexual level. Made my heart race and my body melt just by looking at me. It didn’t help that he was actually nice to me. He claimed to know my dad. My real dad. Said he’d been sent to bring me back. I had no idea if I believed him or not. Just didn’t really have a choice but to go along with him. At least for now.
Viper: I tracked the cunning little wench for three fuckin’ days. In the fuckin’ snow. Little wench was good, too. She survived on her own in a hostile environment with only a little trouble. That alone would have given me respect for her, but then she had to go and kick me in the balls. Had I not been on the ground in agony, I’d have been turned on beyond belief. Now, with her safely under my protection, I’ve got to figure out how to keep my hands off her so her father won’t kill my sorry ass. He’s our intel man and one of my best friends, so I don’t want to cause him grief. But I want Darcy. Badly.
As Christmas nears, an enemy approaches us with a unique gift. One that will leave all of us with hard choices. Darcy especially. What unfolded next was never somethin’ any of us planned for.


Author Bio:
Romance author by night, emergency room tech/clerk by day, Marteeka Karland works really hard to drive everyone in her life completely and totally nuts. She has been creating stories from her warped imagination since she was in the third grade. Her love of writing blossomed throughout her teenage years until it developed into the totally unorthodox and irreverent style her English teachers tried so hard to rid her of. Now, she breathes life into faeries, space hunters, werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, and a few just plane ole ordinary people. She loves to see the awkward, self-conscious band geek get the captain of the football team and make him beg for it.

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Release Blitz ~ Finding Love in Burke by Barb Shuler


A Shattered Lives Short Story Collection
Releasing: November 26, 2019 
Genres: Holiday/Contemporary Romance 
Cover Designed by: Opium House Creatives


Amazon US : AU : CA : UK
Available in Kindle Unlimited

 


Finding that special someone to spend your life with is not a priority for some, yet it happens. It’s magical, all encompassing and the start of something beautiful.

With each new journey in life there comes a choice, a tough decision, a path of least resistance. For some, that path is paved with good intentions, love and a sense of respect which matches no others. 

For the families in the small town of Burke, Texas… it’s just that, plus so much more.







Excerpt from Promise Kept - Story 1

Thirty minutes later, there were a total of five grills going, and a fire pit blazing. Even in the August heat it was a welcome thing. I moved to Lana and wrapped my arms around her. 
“Ready to go for that walk?” I asked, kissing her cheek. 
I saw a few eyes turn our direction and smiled. 
“Yes. Lady, come.” Lana took my hand and pulled me to follow her. 
“It’s not as hot here as I thought it would be, but it’s still hot,” I said, tightening my grip on her hand.
“I’m ready for tomorrow morning, so I can get in the water and stay there all day.” She laughed.
“Only with sunscreen. My God, do you remember the last time we spent all day in the sun without it?” 
“I was a burnt lobster and couldn’t even sit to pee without major pain. Trust me, I brought four bottles of sunscreen, each are waterproof and have an SPF of 95.”
I chuckled. “Good. If you hadn’t, Ma had an entire bag full.”
We walked down the path to the lake. Lana kicked her flip flops off and so did I, leaving them at the edge of the path. No one else was out here, after all. It was quiet, the water moving up against the earth. The small lapping sound that said someone was out on the lake disturbing the gentleness, called to me. 
I let her pull me over to the edge of the water. We both stood there looking out over the lake’s shiny surface, the small rolls of water breaking over our toes. I stepped out a little further, side eyeing her. I tugged her hand up and kissed her knuckles. 
Her cheeks filled with a blush. I moved to face her, wrapping my arms around her, my lips pressing to her forehead. 
“I love you,” I said softly. 
“I love you, too.”


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What others are saying:

I first fell in love with the Shattered Lives series, and all of Barb Shuler's books, when I read My Own Nightmare. It was the first time I had read a psychological suspense/thriller. I wasn't sure what to expect, so I just tried to have an open mind. I'm so glad I did because it led to a whole new world of stories for me.  ~ Mindy, Goodreads Reviewer


Barb is a Carolina Girl by right and a Texan by birth. By day she’s a desk jockey for a rural transportation company and a book lover -  reading through as many books as she can. At night, though, she turns into her alter ego, a writer. Cape, optional, depending on her mood.
Her stories are a mix of real life events, her own personal experiences, the crazy workings of her imagination, and the imaginations of her best friends. And with their imaginations together, it can get a bit nutty at times. Barb writes in multiple genres, encounters new adventures, creates new worlds and has a fantastic time breathing life into new stories. Creating something she hopes inspires anyone who reads them to fall in love with them as much as she has.
Barb lives by one little rule, tomorrow is never guaranteed so make sure you live each day to its fullest.

~ Connect with Barb here ~