Saturday, December 7, 2013

COVER REVEAL: HOPE RESTRAINED by M.S. WILLIS


 
 HOPE RESTRAINED
M.S. WILLIS

Expected publication: January 30th 2014
 
 

Blurb:

She was meant to be his assassin
A forced player in a rivalry within The Estate
Yet her loyalty was to no person but herself
When Hope is taken captive by Xander Black
She becomes the one thing that can ensure Aaron’s reign

Raised within a rival crime network, Hope Delacroix wanted nothing to do with The Estate. A fierce warrior, Hope is given no choice but to kill Aaron Carmichael. Caught in her attempt, Hope is captured by Aaron’s top guard in an effort to discover who sent her.

Ever loyal and protective, Xander Black’s sole objective is to defend Aaron and Maddy. Willing to do whatever is necessary, Xander gives in to darkness in order to force information out of Hope.

As Xander enslaves Hope to break her down completely, he learns that in the two years since Joseph Carmichael’s death, dissension still exists within The Estate.

“I find it ironic that your name is Hope…especially considering that you have none.” ~ Xander Black

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RELEASE DAY: TRUTH and DARES by AMITY HOPE

Happy Release Day Amity Hope! 



Amity's latest release, Truth and Dares will be available for just $.99 at Amazon for a limited time!


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:About Truth and Dares:

~*~*~Young Adult Romance~*~*~


Somewhere in between playing in the sandbox and starting high school, Harper Monroe fell in love with her best friend. Seth Ryerson was the boy who lived next door. He was the boy who dared to give her her first kiss. He was the boy she cried over when her mother decided to uproot her from her hometown. He’s also the boy with a secret.



When Seth finds out that Harper is coming back to town halfway through their senior year, he hates that he can’t be happy about it. Because Harper is the one person who knows the truth. And as far as Seth is concerned, the truth really doesn’t set you free.

Book 1 of 2

Secrets and Lies will be available early 2014



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PROMO: FRONTLINE by ALEXANDRA RICHLAND

FRONTLINE
A Contemporary Romance/Thriller
By Alexandra Richland
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Adult/Adult
 

When nurse Sara Peters treats celebrity billionaire Trenton Merrick for a mysterious injury to his forehead, she is blindsided by what follows: a passionate exchange in the examination room, followed by an invitation to Trenton's mansion the next night. Trenton spins a web of deceit and seduction around Sara that both repels and attracts her.
One part humanitarian, the other international financial mogul, his professional and public life are a curious contradiction. As Sara journeys deeper into her feelings for Trenton and begins unraveling the mystery behind his injury, she finds herself embroiled in a game of trust and betrayal, where the odds are stacked in Trenton's favor, and the outcome for the loser is too terrifying to conceive.

BONUS CONTENT includes four short stories written exclusively for this release. "Pleasant But Not Nice" takes a closer look at the friendship between Kelly Sheridan and Denim Jacobson prior to Sara Peters' arrival in New York.
"The Five R's" accompanies Sean Mavis and Christopher Maida on a stakeout and reveals their initial impressions of Kelly and Denim.
"Dust" is an intimate look at Trenton Merrick's relief efforts in Haiti days after the devastating earthquake.
"The Celibate Spy" transports us back to 1968 when Randall Wolverhampton takes on his first mission as a junior agent in MI6, Britain's foreign intelligence agency. PLUS the first chapter of the upcoming sequel to Frontline coming in 2014.




 
Excerpt #2:
Trenton stops halfway up the stairs and glances over his shoulder. “Is something wrong?”
I remain on the step below him and pry my hand from his. “I already know what’s up there. I don’t need to see it.”
He lifts his eyebrows. “And what would that be?”
“Well, let’s see.” I tick off the list on my fingers. “You’ve shown me your dining hall, library, conservatory, playroom, ballroom, parlor, and weapons room—almost every type of room known to man—so I can say with confidence that this wing houses the bedrooms, more specifically, your bedroom.”
A smirk plays across Trenton’s lips. “Why does visiting my bedroom bother you? Are you afraid I’ll have a better chance seducing you there as opposed to other rooms in the house?”
I roll my eyes, despite that the notion of him seducing me in any capacity sounds all kinds of amazing. “No, I just don’t think your ego would be able to recover after I refuse you again.”
My heart leaps as he descends to my step, his eyes dark with desire and determination.
“Then you leave me no choice. I’ll just have to seduce you right here.”
I keep my chin up. “What makes you so sure I’d cave?”
Trenton brings his hand around the back of my neck and pulls my face closer, resting his warm lips against my ear. “Because your blush gives you away, Miss Peters.”
My hand flies out to steady myself, landing right in the middle of his chest. The corners of his mouth lift triumphantly. I close my eyes as he strokes the back of my neck and presses his lips to mine, softly and sensually, though his embrace feels purposeful.
Soon, he eases me backward and presses me against the wall. My breath hitches as he lifts my hands and pins them over my head.
“Damn it, I want you.” He lets go of my wrists and runs his fingers up my bare thighs to my butt, hiking up my dress. “You have one hot body, you know that?”
He pulls at the back of my thong and lets it go, snapping the strap against my skin.
I yelp and drop my arms to my sides.
He smirks. “Nice panties, too.”
“Make sure those hands don’t wander beneath those nice panties, got it?”
Trenton moves his hand back to my butt. “That’s your loss, Miss Peters.”
With a devious smile, I tug on the ends of his loose tie and bring him closer until our noses touch. “No, I’d say the loss is all yours, Mr. Merrick. Now please obey my rule and kiss me.”
A low growl reverberates in Trenton’s throat as his lips capture mine. They aren’t reunited for long. My head falls back against the wall with the commencement of his thrusts, and within moments, my legs are wrapped around his waist and my hands are buried in his hair.
The rhythm of our bodies is a divine blend of desperation and all-consuming passion, Trenton’s dedication to my pleasure dragging me into a sweet abyss of desire where I lose my bearings, willing to completely let go and trust him to take care of me at my most vulnerable.
“Tell me how I make you feel, Sara.” Trenton drifts his lips across my cheek, kneading my ass with his strong hands.
I struggle to reply through my panting. “What about how I make you feel?”
“This isn’t about me,” he says, dispensing hot kisses down my neck. “I will always put you first . . . always.”
I gasp from the sensation of his tongue venturing lower . . . teasing . . . swirling.
“I want to take you to my bed, Sara.”
Another hot kiss to my neck. Another brush of his tongue along my skin.
“Let me do this right, like you deserve.”
I smile and shake my head. “Not going to happen. Not tonight.”
Trenton presses me firmer against the wall. “Then I’ll finish this right here.”
He removes one hand from my ass and massages my breast over my dress. My head flies back on a whimper; my hands make a mess of his hair.
“I want you to come for me, Sara.” His thumb and forefinger tease my nipple while his mouth stakes claim to my throat. “You want that, too, don’t you?”
“Oh, yes. Yes!”
I close my eyes as his sensual kisses and the feel of him between my legs usher me toward my release. Then someone clears their throat.
And it’s not Trenton.
 


About the Author

Alexandra Richland spends rotating twelve-hour shifts working as a registered nurse at a Toronto hospital, indulging in her love of science and medicine, and caring for patients with their own unique tales to tell. When she is not on duty, Alexandra escapes into her own imagination.
Therein lies a fantasy world of thrilling adventure, gorgeous men, classic Hollywood glamour, exotic getaways, and a seductive dose of romance. Alexandra captures these stories in her popular novels, The Starlight Trilogy and Frontline, and her short story, Gilded Cage.

 
 
   


 

THE 12 NA’S OF CHRISTMAS 99 CENTS SALE


 
 
The novellas written by the 12 NA’s of Christmas will be on sale beginning December 1st! From December 1st-11th, each day one of the novellas will be highlighted around the book community. Today, the novella spotlight is Off the Market by Magan Vernon. Check out the excerpt and enter the giveaway!
 
Etta Davis didn't have showing a house penciled into her Christmas plans, but with the other realtors already off enjoying their holiday, she'd been stuck with the task. It wasn't all bad though, the house up for grabs used to belong to the family of her high school sweetheart, Andrew Larson.

Though now dilapidated, thanks to its current owners, it still held the power to bring back forgotten memories and turn the routine showing into something else entirely. Particularly when Andrew shows up, wanting to buy the house. Now Etta must decide whether a second chance is worth taking the house, and her heart, off the market.

 

EXCERPT
Two amazing sexual trysts within an hour of each other, I couldn't believe my luck. It was like something out of a dream, or a really good romance novel. I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real.
Andrew now leaned against my desk with his magnificent upper body still bare and his rock hard abs glistening underneath the fluorescent lights of my office.


Normally, I would find a sweaty guy disgusting, but the way his body glistened it was like he was a Greek god and made me want to jump him. It took everything I had to finish the last of my paperwork for the offer on the house instead of staring at the way his hip bones looked and following them down to the top of his faded blue jeans.
"Okay, Andrew, I've filled out all the paperwork for the offer and all I need you to do is sign your X on the line," I said, pointing a pen at the line on the freshly printed piece of paper.
"How about," Andrew started, meeting my gaze with his bedroom eyes. My legs instantly turned to gelatin just from his gaze. "We put two signatures on this line, one for me and one for you."
I blinked once, then twice. I didn’t think he could be serious.

Did he mean what I thought he meant?
"Beg your pardon?" I asked.

A large grin spread across his lips, softening the face that moments ago was buried in my chest. "I mean that we should move into that house together."
He walked around the desk, pulling me up and out of my chair so that I was facing him. His lean body towered over me and my legs were shaking from more than just his eyes at that point. "Think about it, Etta.


I could do all of the structural work and you could help me decorate and do cosmetic work. I know you love decorating and I’d even find a place to get all of your romance books out of the office.” His eyes lit up like a kid that saw his gifts on Christmas morning.
"It can be our home, what do you say?" he asked.
I fluttered my eyelashes, looking up and then down before biting my bottom lip. "I don't know, Andrew, we just got back together. And I’m not even sure what this together is. How do we know it's going to work? You are kind of putting your ex on the line here. And I'm speaking in terms of girlfriend, not the symbol."

 

You can buy this book or any of the 12 NA’s of Christmas titles on Amazon.

 

About the Author

Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media. You can find her online at www.maganvernon.com.
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/maganvernon
website: www.maganvernon.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Magan-Vernon/215620155165079
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaganVernon
About the 12 NA’s of Christmas:

The 12 NA’s of Christmas authors are Marquita Valentine, Zoe Dawson, Chelsea M. Cameron, Tiffany King, Breena Wilde, Sawyer Bennett, Magan Vernon, Sarra Cannon, A. Meredith Walters, Shelly Crane, and Addison Moore.






International Giveaway

·  2 ebook copies of A Perfect Mess by Zoe Dawson - International

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·  3 ebook copies of Cross Country Christmas by Tiffany King - International

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·  3 ebook copies of Off Sides by Sawyer Bennett - International

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·  3 ebooks of Christmas Catch by Chelsea M. Cameron - International

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Cover Reveal: Believed by Brei Betzold

Today we're revealing the cover to Brei Betzold's upcoming, Believed. Believed will be released in January 2014 and it's book 3 in her My Misery Muse Series.
Title: Believed (MMM #3)
Author: Brei Betzold
Release Date: January 2014
About Believed:
Once upon a time Jules believed in fairytales, prince charming, and happily ever afters.  The past year had destroyed those illusions though.  Being plunged into a life she never wanted or planned for has a way of removing the rose tinted glasses.
Sam always knew life was nothing but a struggle, now watching his family fall apart he was taught once again, there is no such thing as a happy ever after.  It’s best to stay away from entanglements, because all it ends in is pain for everyone.
Thrust together while facing a past they’d rather forget, and a future built on a deck of cards, can they find their happily ever after, after all?
Believed on Goodreads:
About Brei:
Stay at home mom to one very interesting little boy. I have been writing since 7th grade when my English teacher turned me onto poetry and never stopped. Thank you Mrs. Williams. In high school I had yet another English teacher inspire me to start writing short stories where I found my first true love, turning words into something so simple yet complex that it can move other people to love it or hate it, but in the end to feel emotions about something I created.
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Blog Tour & Review: Before We Fall by Courtney Cole

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Before We Fall Cover BEFORE WE FALL Synopsis:
Sometimes, one dark moment is all it takes to turn your world black... For 24-year old Dominic Kinkaide, that moment took place on the night of his high school graduation. One dark incident changed him forever. He's a hardened actor now, famous in the eyes of the world, but tortured in his own. He doesn't care about much of anything, except for losing himself in the roles that he plays. 23-year old Jacey Vincent doesn't realize how much her father's indifference has affected her. She is proof that sometimes it isn't one specific moment that wrecks a person, but rather it's an absence of moments. She's like a bird with a broken wing-strong yet fragile, as she tries to float through life, finding acceptance in the arms of random guys, one after the other... to fill the void that her father left in her. Until she meets Dominic. After jaded Dominic and strong-willed Jacey are thrown together, his secret and her issues create a dark and damaged energy that will soon turn their attraction to each other into an explosive storm. Even though when the clouds have cleared and the dust has settled, both of them are almost obliterated... they've learned a priceless lesson.
Sometimes, before we fall... we fly.



Courtney Cole Bio: before we fall 11.25 post ColeI, Courtney

Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people. Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.


Q&A:

 
What inspires you while you were writing?

I make storyboards for each of my books—with pictures, quotes, etc.  It keeps me focused.

 
Where is your favorite place to write?

I’m a creature of habit… my office is where I feel the most comfortable.  If it’s cold outside, I might curl up in front of the fireplace with my laptop. 

 
What makes you laugh/cry?

My husband and kids make me laugh on a daily basis.  They’re all hilarious.   What makes me cry?  I’m not much of a crier… but when I’m PMSing, a Hallmark commercial will do it.  Haha. 

 
What’s the last movie you watched and loved? 

Catching Fire!  It was amazing!

 One of your favorite quotes.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  – Eleanor Roosevelt. 

 The gadget you can’t live without

My phone. 

Top three things on your bucket list

I desperately want to go to Athens. 

I’d like to tour the castles in Scotland and England. 

And… I’d like to invent a pill that allows us to eat as much as we want without getting fat.  Ok, ok.  I know that last one is a bit tricky…

 Coffee/Tea: 

Coffee with splenda and Italian sweet cream

 Android/iPhone

iPhone 







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Links: Website: http://www.courtneycoleauthor.com/

Blog: http://courtneycolewrites.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Court_Writes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/courtneycolewrites

Author Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3112212.Courtney_Cole

BEFORE WE FALL Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18081633-before-we-fall?ac=1

Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Courtney-Cole/e/B004Y4Z8ZU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1375577792&sr=8-2-ent

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Trailers:

Book Trailer 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbmzcdcLF14&feature=youtu.be

Book Trailer 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiT9pJrFlWk&feature=youtu.be


My 5 Star Review:
I received arc for honest review and couldn't have been happier!
Courtney Cole has written a dark and sexy novel sure to make you blush!

24-year-old Dominic Kinkaide is a successful actor who has women falling at his feet. He should be living the life of an infamous playboy but life got in the way. He does bad things, he lives in a world of dark days and even darker nights. Six years of self-torment, guilt ridden and filled with so much pain he doesn’t do relationships, he likes to watch, lurk in the background unseen.
 photo iStock_000004755170XSmall.gif He is broken, damaged, he doesn’t feel entitled to love.

“Whether I like it or not, I am the way I am because of her. Because I loved her and because she did what she did.”

It is as if he is living without a heart, existing in a hollow body. His painful memories are what shape him until he met her...Jacey.

I’m not sure what it is about her that fascinates me so much, whether it’s the fact that she doesn’t give a shit who I am or whether it’s the fact she doesn’t try to hide who she is.”

Jacey is a 23 year old trying to get her life back on track, a bad relationship took its toll on not only her but also her family. Daddy issues caused her to look for male acceptance in the arms of losers, a history of picking the wrong guys and now it’s time to put that behind her and start fresh.

“Dominic is trouble. And I don’t need any more trouble in my life. I’m turning over a new leaf and I’m making good choices. Dominic Kinkaide Is a bad, bad, choice.”

Jacey knows Dominic is bad for her heart, but he's oh so good for her body.

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Okay, where can I find a Dominic for myself. Yes, he is dark and does bad things but he’s so friggin hot! I loved everything about him, the good, the bad and the ugly. For being so young, he endured years of agony and self-hatred.

I wanted to wrap him in my arms to soothe away his hurt. I wanted to fix him! Even his bad ways had me hyperventilating, magical tongue and fingers that all I’m saying!

 photo editBWFiStock_000002873323XSmall.jpg Jacey knows what a broken person looks like, all she has to do is look broken photo 2edited20171902_s.jpg in the mirror, she thinks she can fix the broken Dominic. My heart was aching for Jacey, she needed Dom, all of him and he couldn’t give that to her.

“I know beyond any shadow of a doubt that tonight will annihilate me. Yet I follow him willingly into the house. Into hell. Or Eden.”

To his surprise he is drawn to Jacey he doesn’t know why but he’ll use her until he says it’s over.

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You know its coming, the anticipation of the wait… the truth… the “are you fucking kidding me”…left me breathing hard. I literally gasped aloud reading the epilogue, I didn’t see that coming, a perfect ending to a searing story. Damn, I was crushing on Dom’s brother Sin, he and another

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brother Duncan are “Devil’s Own” a top-ranking rock band, yep…I love rockers!
There wasn't one chapter that didn't pull me in and take control of my emotions; love, pain,
heartache, darkness, torment and guilt.
Did I love it?
Yes or No?
YES