Monday, December 30, 2013

Promo: Music of the Soul by Katie Ashley


Music Of The Soul BANNER

In Music of the Heart, an unexpected twist of fate caused Abby Renard to fall into womanizer Jake Slater’s bed. What started out as a small spark between the unlikely pair, grew into a deep and intense love. After a year-long engagement, the two have finally been able to set a wedding date. It’s off to Mexico for a destination ceremony on a private beach. After a heated week long honeymoon in a tropical paradise, the two return to the real world of touring and making music together.
As the newlyweds settle into married life, another twist of fate challenges their love. For once, Abby isn’t able to be the rock of strength that Jake needs. Can the two of them hold on to the strong foundation of love they have built, or will it crumble under the pressure?

 

Long after the last footsteps could be heard pattering down the hall or the sound of water in the pipes, I finally threw back the covers and hopped out of bed. I knew exactly what I wanted to wear, and it only took two seconds to pull it out of my suitcase. I then slipped into the bathroom and got dressed. As soon as I was done, I crept out of the bedroom and down the hall. I could hear my dad snoring in the guest bedroom, while the sound of muted TV came from the office where Eli and Gabe were sleeping on an air mattress and the pullout couch.

Grabbing a flashlight out of the hall closet, I then snuck out the front door. I jogged as fast as I could in my robe and slippers across the front lawn and down the hill. Thankfully, Angel had actually listened to me when I told her to stay on the porch. The last thing I needed was for her to start a barking marathon and alert everyone that I was running around half-naked outside. When I got to the barn, I reached under one of the potted plants to get out the hide-a-key. Gently, I unlocked the door and stepped inside.

When I closed the door behind me, I heard rustling in the bed upstairs. Without hesitation, I made my way across the living room toward the stairs. Of course, I didn’t expect Jake to have left his shoes in the middle of the floor, causing me to trip and bang into the ladder. “Ow!” I cried before I could bite down on my lip. “Abby?” Jake questioned. Within a few seconds, he was peering over the railing of the loft. Gazing up at him, I teased, “Yes, it’s me. Were you expecting someone else?” His brows furrowed. “I wasn’t expecting anyone, especially you.” “Well…surprise!” Jake gave me a funny look as I started climbing the stairs.

When I got to the top rung of the ladder, he helped me off. “What are you doing here?” To answer his question, I undid the tie on my robe. I then shimmied it off my shoulders and let it fall to the floor. Jake’s eyes widened while his mouth gaped open at my skimpy lingerie. “Abby…” “Do you remember this?” I asked, running my hand over the silky material. As the revelation washed over him, desire burned in his eyes.

“You were wearing that the night we made love for the first time.” “Yes, I was.” Stepping forward, I wrapped my arms around his neck. “I want you to finish what you started earlier this afternoon. But most of all, I want you to make love to me again on our wedding eve in the same place we first came together.” Jake’s gaze left mine to momentarily flicker over to the clock on the nightstand. “But it’s after midnight. That means it’s our wedding day.

What about the bad luck?” “We make our own luck. But more than anything, we make our own memories, and I want to make one with you tonight.” As his arms wrapped tighter around me, he cocked his head at me. “Trust me, Angel, I certainly don’t want to argue with you. I just don’t want you to regret it later.” “There hasn’t been a single moment I’ve regretted with you.” Jake’s brows rose in surprise. “Really?” “I promise.” He smiled. “I’m really glad to hear that.”
“So are you down with my plan?”
“Oh, hell yeah,” he said, as he backed us over to the bed.


Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.
 

Blog Tour: That's A Promise by Victoria Klahr




That's a Promise by Victoria Klahr
Publications Date: December 10, 2013
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Synopsis:
This book is book one in a three part series, so not all matters are resolved at the end of the novel. It is also meant for ages 18+ due to yummy adult content ;) 

Happily ever after doesn’t exist. Not just in the romantic sense, but in the sense that there will never be a point in life that will contain no more obstacles.
 

Josie Sommers is a nerdy twenty four year old, elementary school teacher who has always considered herself a strong person. But with the loss of a loved one and the return of someone she vowed to never see again, her strength starts to break.
 

When he betrayed her in the ultimate way, she never thought she would let him back into her life, let alone open herself up to falling back in love with him.
 
Plagued with resentment and the burden of her own dishonesty,
 

Josie has to decide if forgiving and coming clean is worth the risk of losing him again. With so many hurdles, we know that Josie’s story is no fairytale.
 

That’s a promise.

Excerpt:
“You are gorgeous, as always, Josie.” He turned me around and brought his lips to mine. He kissed me slowly, and I could feel myself getting heated. He grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the bed. I was a little embarrassed when he started undressing us, unable to believe that I agreed to do something so risqué. He position me in a particular way, and went back to his cameras to make sure his shot was right and to set up timers on them.

“Okay, don’t think about the cameras,” he said, coming back to me. He started sucking on my neck as his hands roamed my thighs, stomach, and then my chest. I tried to ignore the cameras and focused on his tongue and mouth on me.

Click. He brought one of my breasts into his mouth and sucked on my hard nipple. His tongue always knew how to make my body feel good. Click. I moved my hands into his shaggy sandy blonde hair, and arched my back, needing more of him. Click. Seth aligned his chest with mine, and went back to assault my neck as I moved my hands to rub his shoulders and arms.  Click. His other hand that wasn’t fondling my breast, moved its way in between my legs, and rubbed me. I gasped at the feeling of increased pressure on my clit. Click. His fingers really were magical. It didn’t take me long before both the pressure of his mouth on my neck and breasts and the rubbing of his fingers against me, made me come. Click.

“So sexy,” he whispered, before putting on the condom he had ready on the bed.

His eyes were hooded with desire. He positioned himself in front of me and moved my long hair in a way that covered my breasts. Click. He eased inside of me gently, and then pulled back out fast. Click. He teased me like that for a while, as I whimpered with need. I decided to sit up and grab onto his back, nearly clawing him to finally give me what I needed. I started to raise my hips to his at a better rhythm, loving the small whimper that came out of his mouth. Click.


Author Bio:

Victoria Klahr (pronounced like “Claire”) lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina with her husband and daughter, Stephen and Alexis. She loves her chug (Pug/Chihuahua), Bandit, and three year old to pieces. She loves to stay home and take care of them, even if they do drive her insane at times. She is a huge and proud book nerd who looks at her bookshelf in admiration daily. She has her Associate’s degree in Business Administration, but her passion has always been the stories that talk to her in her head. One day she decided to take a chance and let the voices write her story. She has never felt more certain or comfortable about who she is than when she writes
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1)        Anything you can tell us about yourself that your readers may not know.
a.      Readers may be surprised to know that I am 22 years old. I feel a little bit young in an area where there are a lot of mature writers. I work even hard to make sure that my writing does not reflect my age. The great thing about people like me, who like to read, is that it doesn’t matter how old you are, because we can all relate on a common subject: a good book.
2)        How long have you been writing and who influenced you?
a.      I have “officially” been writing since May of 2013. I have been writing short stories and poetry since I was in the fourth grade, though. I remember giving my short story to a kid in my fifth grade class and feeling a major accomplishment when he said it was really good, and that I should be an author one day. There is also a twisted sense of pride when you get the guidance counselor sent to you in eighth grade, because your short story about a literal severed heart was too graphic for the teacher.
 
I would have to say that Taryn Fisher and KA Linde would be the influences for my first novel. The fact that they wrote angst-filled stories gave me the inspiration to write the way I do. I never wanted there to be a perfect happily ever after when I write, and they gave me the courage to write it the way I want to.
3)        What inspires you while you were writing?
a.      Dreams are a real inspiration. I take a lot of value in the thoughts before I fall asleep. A lot of times, I will have to pull out my phone and write down a phrase or idea that I want to use. That is when I get my best ideas: right before I fall asleep. I also need to listen to music while I write. The music drowns out the sounds of real life, so I can completely immerse myself in the world I am writing.
4)        Your favorite author or book
a.      My favorite book is Divergent by Veronica Roth. I am not happy with how the series ended, but Divergent is still my favorite. I have a few favorite authors. I love Wendy Higgins, Jennifer L Armentrout, Richelle Mead, Jessica Sorensen, Jessica Shirvington, JA Redmerski, and JK Rowling.
5)        Where is your favorite place to write?
a.      My favorite place to write is Panera Bread, for sure! I don’t know what it is, but I was so glad they opened one up in my small town right when I started writing. I get some bread and sit in a chair by the window for hours while I write.
6)        What makes you laugh/cry?
a.      I am very easy to make laugh and cry! I laugh at the stupidest jokes; it’s really not hard to make me laugh. I’m also empathic, so it’s very easy for me to get sad and cry. I could be watching a commercial and cry, if it’s sad.
7)        What’s the last movie you watched and loved?
a.      LOVED The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! It was incredible! I couldn’t believe how accurate it was to the book. I am still geeking out about it. It was like watching the print from my book, come to life on the big screen in the most perfect way. I loved it!
8)        One of your favorite quotes.
a.      Right now it’s the quote I use in the beginning of my book, That’s a Promise. “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” –Sarah Kay
9)        The gadget you can’t live without
a.      Hmmm…. Kindle or laptop…. I need both!!!!
10)     Top three things on your bucket list
a.      I don’t have one, but if I did, I would want to
1) go to Barcelona, Spain
2) go skiing or snowboarding and
3) become a successful author
11)     I have never______________?
a.      Smoked pot… hehe.
12)     Is writing your full time occupation?
a.      I am a full time stay-at-home mom and wife, and part time college student. So writing is something I do when I have a free moment in between those duties. When I wrote That’s a Promise and really got into the heart of the story, I treated it like a real job and had to allot time to finish writing it.
13)     From the novels you have written who is you favorite character and why
a.      Well I have only written That’s a Promise so far, but my favorite character would have to be… Seth. I love Seth. I cannot get enough of him. There is something so mysterious and sexy about him. Anyone who is that good of a friend, deserves my love! It was the fact that he kept calling Josie, even when she didn’t talk on the phone, that made me love him. I also love Will, Josie’s late father. I felt terrible that I killed him in the first chapter, when I started developing his character throughout the book!
14)     Are any of your characters based on someone you know or are they all a product of the pen?
a.      Most of my characters are all products of my imagination (or pen). I let Josie tell me the story in my head, and I wrote it down. However there are some characteristics or traits that I notice in my real life. Brandon’s looks are similar to my little brother Brandon. Blake’s eyes are the same beautiful brown as my sister Hayley’s eyes. And there was a slight jab at my intolerant and VERY Christian father, when Josie told the story about Mr. and Ms. William Boom. My dad’s name is William and my step-mom’s maiden last name is Boom.
15)     Coffee/Tea
a.      Tea… I HATE coffee. I like hot tea, but don’t drink it too often.
16)     Android/iPhone
a.      iPhone baby!!!! I love my phone so much!



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Saturday, December 28, 2013

THE ARRANGEMENT VIDEO TEASER #hmward

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It's finally here! THE ARRANGEMENT VIDEO TEASER. **Do NOT watch it if you aren't totally obsessed, b/c you will be.** This is so awesome, you're gonna die. Share with everyone and encourage your friends to share too... the powers that be (tv executives) are watching. If you want a Ferro show badly enough, it'll come to be. Without out further adieu... THE ARRANGEMENT video teaser. EMBED LINK:





DIRECT LINK: http://youtu.be/CyPwLcbG5Do


Website: http://blog.demonkissed.com/



Friday, December 27, 2013

Release Day: I Thee Wed by Savannah Leigh

HAPPY RELEASE DAY


 
 
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I Thee Wed (Wedding Dreams #2)

Drew and Lily sitting in a tree (or a church garden)
K-I-S-S-I-N-G (and then some)
First comes sex
Then comes marriage
Then, well, we’re just not sure what comes next.

Lily Kramer accepted Drew Hamilton’s marriage proposal but it wasn’t a traditional proposal. He wants her to marry him so his mother, who has dementia, will know that he got married. Lily, an over-thirty wedding planner, doesn’t see any other offers of marriage in her future so she accepts. Now she has to plan a wedding that looks and feels like a real wedding, but isn’t.

Drew doesn’t want a relationship, but he wants it to look like he and Lily are married, including living together, so that everyone believes.

Will they be able to pull it off? Will Drew’s mother succumb to the dementia before the wedding? Will Lily be able to shield her heart and still have the wedding of her dreams?

 
 
 
 
 

With this Ring (Wedding Dreams #1)
Lily Kramer is a thirty-something wedding planner whose mother is convinced she will be dead and buried before she sees her daughter in a wedding gown of her own. Drew Hamilton is a hotshot attorney and the reluctant groomsman in his best friend’s wedding. Sparks fly, and panties come off, when the wedding planner and the groomsman share a steamy encounter in the church’s garden. When Lily admits her business is in trouble, Drew offers to make all her dreams come true. Can Lily accept his business proposal and not lose her head, or her heart, in the process?
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BLITZ: QUE SERA SERA by Katija O



 
 


Title: Que Sera Sera 
Author: Katija O 
NOVELLA 
Hosted by: Forever Me Romance 






After spending her whole eleventh grade in love with Dean, without as much as a goodbye he leaves for a new life overseas.  Breaking Kaylah’s heart.

Believing that a fresh start would be the best remedy to cure her heartbreak she enrols at her local community College where she’d hoped to move forward from her old life and have a fresh start with new surroundings and new people.

When the first day of school arrived all of her plans came to a halt when Dean walked back into her life without warning.  Was this what she wanted?  Could she go through this again and lose another year?

Enter Josh … he seemed to be everything that she had dreamed of and more, could he be the one to fill the void that Dean had left, helping her move on?
Or could she rekindle what she had with Dean … maybe taking things further this time?
















 Not to stray from the common Author cliché, I loved to read as a child – I actually excelled in reading from a young age.  This was definitely to my advantage.  In saying that I only enjoyed reading “happily ever after stories.”


As I grew older my pleasures turned to “teen romance stories” with the obvious transition being heavy love stories and of course Jackie Collins’ novels.

Then due to relationship and work commitments my reading all but ceased until my children were at an age where I could steal and hour or two (which then became and hour or four). 

A few years ago I discovered the Twilight Saga, this kept my thoroughly entertained for years as I read and re-read numerous times… Enter 50 Shades.

Whilst I was a little fearful to read this erotic tale, something tugged at my inner thoughts and I succumbed, like everyone around me falling for the likes of one Christian Grey. 

I continued from that moment reading many many stories and getting involved with Indie Authors from around the globe – something then happened to me.  I awoke one Saturday morning with a whole story fixed in my mind.  This had happened to me a lot over the years but this story was so clear and concise and I acted on in with the inspiration of the Indie Authors.

That’s when my first novel Majestic Pearls was born – it has grown from there and is a beautifully work in progress.  In the interim, I wrote my current story, a novella entitled Que Sera Sera.

When I'm not at my desk, I'm reading – beta reading, or just plain reading.  As a full time mother and wife my life is very full.  My other passion, other than writing and family is Music … music from yesteryear is my genre.









 
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4 E Book Copies of Que Sera Sera

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blog Tour and Review: Remember Love by Riley Rhea




They say you can never go home again. Brenna James is about to finish her final year of college when a visit home could change everything. Fate was pushing her towards her childhood best friend, Tucker, leaving Brenna no other option than to remember memories from a time once forgotten. 

Can Tucker slip himself into her heart? 

Will he be able to show her his feelings? 

The biggest question is, can Tucker help Brenna remember love?

The book has sexual situations and language intended for ages 18 & up.



Purchase Links:

Amazon US: http://goo.gl/7FiKs4
 
Amazon UK: http://goo.gl/Fj8yI3
 
Amazon CA: http://goo.gl/GQz7FE
 
Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1jbGHQq
 
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/HxKUgp
 

Trailers:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUUZHuUa1mQ (FGBB)
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJrI73mDCjA (CRU)

Cover Designed by Melissa Gill @ MGBookCovers https://www.facebook.com/MGbookcovers?ref=ts&fref=ts

About Riley Rhea
 
Riley Rhea is your typical country girl, born and raised in the Bluegrass. In the last 30 something years, she has successfully brought into this world 3 children, which may or not be claimed by her, depending on their behavior.
Riley enjoys reading, spending time on the farm and quiet afternoons when those who call her mom leave the house. Riley also loves country music and drools over Luke Bryan. Riley’s biggest fears are crickets and banks.
Not just an avid reader, Riley is an active blogger and reviews many books during the span of a week when she isn’t writing about her loveable and sexy country boys.
She’s always had a background in writing, her mother being an author, and one day, out of the blue, 2 characters popped into her head and wouldn’t shut up. After some advice from a good friend, Remember Love was born.
Thank you all for taking time to get to know Riley a little better.

You can always find her on Facebook if y’all want to chat a little more.

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Remember Love 3.5 Stars

Having a best friend when growing up is one of life’s special gifts. For Brenna James, Tucker Wade was her gift. Friends since she was eight years old they were inseparable hanging out in the fields, fishing, climbing trees  photo 2rememberlovetree.jpg


and that magical first kiss with promises only those who are young and in love make.  photo REMEMBERLOVETeaser2.jpg

Tucker was two years older than Brenna and knew he had to wait for her to get a little older before he

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Funny how the plans we make can change in a matter of minutes and the life, we dreamt of comes crashing down. Separation, not by choice and misunderstandings are the source for pain that will stay with Tucker and Brenna for years to come.

When Brenna returns home after college, the two are reunited and sparks of electricity explode through her body but Tucker needs more, he needs her to remember them…to remember love.

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This is a debut novel for the author and she did a great job with the characters. There were some errors in grammar and over use of “Tucker said” or “Brenna said” but the story itself more than made up for it.

New author, so give her a chance. Emotional overload, You’ll feel the pain they endured when life threw them a curve ball  photo RLI__m_not_able_to__by_Ronaaa.jpg
and the joys of youth and innocence as they recall happier times. I was glued to my kindle needing to know what it was that caused their friendship to dissolve like sugar in a cup of hot tea. Brenna is a sweet southern girl who hasn’t dated much.

She’s a little naïve and has a good sense of humor. I liked her from the start, and Tucker is a good old country boy. While I was reading the story, flashes of Sweet Home Alabama crossed my mind and that put a smile on my face.

Y’all know what I mean.

Both POV’s reminisce of their time together from childhood to teen years, and the events that forged their young love.

Brenna’s friend Lexi is a piece of work, funny as hell and she has the worst timing ever. She is always popping up when Brenna and Tucker are about to get hot and heavy!

Not to worry because once do connect they can’t keep their hands off one another, but enough said about that you‘d need to read this yourself.  photo rlshower.gif

HOT and Mmm…Mmm, good!

I’m thrilled the next book in the series will be Lexi and Spencer’s story and if this novel is any indication of what’s to come I’ll need to add wipers to my glasses to clear off the condensation from the steamy love scenes I know will develop between them!

Yes, I will definitely be reading more Riley Rhea’s work.  photo 2RLtumblr_mk4i7m1NHD1r96ryro1_500.jpg

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