Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Spotlight: Uncomplicated by Dawn Robertson and J.M. Walker


 
 



***Blurb***
Three days a week I work your everyday nine-to-five. The paperwork is never-ending. The pay is mediocre, and the office drama is simply intolerable. But the other four days a week, I am my own boss.
My name is Jennifer Sunshine and I am a Vegas Call Girl.
My clients range from frat boys on spring break to multimillionaire business men with stuffy wives and less than ideal equipment.
I don’t have a daddy-complex or some kind of sob story.
I don’t need the money, but it certainly is nice.
The only thing I crave is the exhilarating feeling I get from being in control of something. Anything.
My life is uncomplicated, simple even.
That was until he bulldozed his way into my life, and everything changed.
Overnight he made me realize how much I truly need him.
**** This book contains strong language and adult situations. 18+ ****



***Excerpt***

 The sound of laughter echoed through my apartment as Jennifer strolled into the vast living room. “Well, I’m glad...no...really, Nora. I am happy for

you.” I smiled, knowing she was talking about Nora and Dean. The guy had finally settled down. Not sure for how long, but whatever.

“No, I don’t think you’re crazy.” Jennifer stopped when she came into the dining room and saw me sitting at the table. She grinned and walked up to me before placing herself in my lap. I kissed her shoulder and wrapped my arms around her middle, breathing in the sweet scent of lavender.

She placed a peck on my mouth and frowned. “Nora, I’ll call you back.” She hung up the phone and threw it on the table. “What’s wrong?”

I didn’t know why I was surprised, but shock tore through me that she could tell something was off. “How do you know something’s wrong?”

She tapped lightly on my glasses. “I noticed that you only wear them before bed or when you have a headache. Clearly it’s too early for you to be getting ready for bed, so something has to be wrong.”

“Perceptive,” I mumbled.

“Talk to me. Please,” she pleaded, entwining our fingers.

I looked down at our joined hands in her lap. “I had a business meeting today.”

She nodded in encouragement.
“My brother was there.”
Jennifer gasped. “What? How the hell did that happen?”

I chuckled and sighed. “He’s a business associate of the guy that’s trying to buy my clubs from me, Antonio Conti.”

“He wants your clubs?”

I nodded. “They’re all over North America in prime locations. At first, I thought he wanted to work with me, but soon found out I was wrong.”

“Okay, but I sense something else is going on,” she said, running her other hand through the hair at my nape.

The touch, although small, eased the tension that had built in my body since seeing Yan that afternoon. “They threatened to go to you regarding my past if I didn’t sign over my clubs,” I said in one breath.

Jennifer frowned. “Your past?”

I looked away and nodded. “My clubs are legal. One hundred percent, but I have underground dealings with anything and everyone. You name it? I have my hand in it. But...” I looked up and met her blue gaze, and breathed a sigh of relief.

No judgment. No yelling and screaming on how much of a loser I was. She listened attentively to every word that left my mouth, and I think I fell in love with her even more at that moment.

“I want to change. You make me want to change. Call me crazy. Call me fucking delusional, but you make me want to be a better man.”


 



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 Dawn Robertson

******Bio*******

Dawn Robertson is a twenty-something indie erotic romance, and mother. She lives in sunny senior citizen packed Florida, where she wrangles her kids, and Pitbull puppy.

Dawn can normally be found swearing like a sailor, making late night drive-thru appearances, arguing with her kids (or being run over by their power wheels), reading a steamy romance while hiding in her bathroom, writing her little heart out on her laptop (or dragging her Macbook to the Genius bar praying they can save her latest work in progress), or sipping on a smoothie. She loves to hear from her fans, readers, and authors alike. Feel free to drop her a message.

Dawn rarely takes life seriously, so be sure to expect heavy sarcasm from her. She is also the life of the party, so be sure to meet up with her at one of the many author events she will be attending in the next couple months. Buy her a shot of whiskey, and she will love you for life.

 
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J.M. Walker

***Bio***

 When J.M. isn't working her Monday-Friday 9-5 job, she's spending her time reading, writing and with the love of her life.

She's an all around Canadian girl. Born and raised in a small city.

If you don't see J.M. writing, you'll find her with her nose in a book. Whether it's her words or someone else's, she's drawn to it.

J.M. loves stories with Alpha broken males and that need to be ripped apart and put back together again. Men that fall to their knees over a wink or a giggle from their females.

Two things you will never find J.M. without; her cell phone and lip gloss. If she has both of those items, you have a happy girl.

Since starting her writing adventure in 2013, J.M. has met many people, real life, online, in her head and she loves every single one of them. Without the support from others, none of this would be possible and she's grateful for all that has been given to her.

 
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Forever Found by Nazarea Andrews Release Day & Giveaway

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It's release day for Nazarea Andrews' Forever Found!!
I am so excited for this novella, a sequel to Girl Lost.
For the first time, Nazarea is telling Peter Pan's story from Peter's eyes.
Be sure to read all the way down for the excerpt she's sharing, as well as her fantastic giveaway!


Exclusive Excerpt:

“You ran away.” She gives an unladylike snort. “You decided you were a delusion of my past, and then you expected me to sit there and listen to your insane ramblings.

Thanks, but no. I can’t do that. I’ve had enough crazy for one life.” She bites her lip, and then blurts, “You stole my file, didn’t you? That’s how you know about the Boy.”

“Do you remember the firefly meadow?” She goes still, and I smile, gently. “You do.” “That wasn’t real,” she whispers, and I feel the shudder.

“We’d hide there, from the lost boys. And you’d fall asleep telling me your happy thoughts, and wake up to a galaxy of fireflies, and we’d chase them until you made yourself sick, laughing. And then I’d hold you and we’d stare at the stars, and you always said they were different. It smelled like jasmine and honey-“

“And wild woods and freedom,” she whispers, her blue eyes impossibly wide in her pretty face. I take a tentative step toward her, and touch her fingers. Why are your stars different? “It wasn’t a delusion, Gwendy. You know it wasn’t. Trust yourself.” She shudders. “Can’t. My mind lies.

It wasn’t—“ “Gwendy,” I say, desperately. Her eyes are filling with tears and I can feel the disbelief, the way it will tear apart the world I’ve known, and the girl I’ve loved, and I can’t. I move without thinking, catch her head and bring her lips to mine.


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Forever Found Synopsis








Losing Gwen was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to survive. I’ve never loved anyone the way I love her. But finding her was never about that.
And now that I have found her–now that she knows the truth about me and the Island, I have to trust her to believe. Because her leaving me didn’t just destroy me–its killing Neverland.
I need her to love me. But we all need her to believe again.
Peter Pan has grown up and found the girl who left–but the stakes are higher than ever in this romantic conclusion to the story begun in Girl Lost.  

 




Girl Lost Synopsis





 

Northern was supposed to be a fresh start—a place where people didn’t know who I was or how I had spent years in and out of mental institutes. People didn't know about my parents death or the island no one heard of.
But when Peter sits next to me in lit class, I can’t stop the memories, and I don’t want to. He looks too much like the boy from the island, and despite my best intentions, coaxes my secrets from me. He’s gorgeous, irresistible, a little mad, and completely lost—we are a pair of broken cogs in a world neither of us truly fits into.
He is somehow gentle and fierce, heartbreaking in his devotion and savage in his defense. When Belle, his best friend, shows up, pale and lovely and sick, Peter pulls away from me, a startling withdrawal. I
t’s a relationship that scares and confuses me. She is at times warm and friendly, and other times is violent and unpredictable. Peter says that he wants me, but refuses to let himself get close.
And there are secrets, surrounding both of us, that border on nightmares.
As the memories close in, as Belle gets sicker and more violent, I’m torn between what is true and what I believe, and what this magical boy knows about my mysterious past.

Girl Lost
 


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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She is the author of the University of Branton series, Neverland Found series, and Edge of the Falls. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Spotlight: Revelations (When Separate Worlds Collide1) By Izzibella Beau


 
 

 
***Blurb***

What happens when two totally different people from two separate worlds collide? This is the story of Zach and Emily, their family, their friends, and what happens when the truth finally becomes known and love might not be able to save them. Welcome to West Lakes, a place where your friends and family may not be who they seem. This is a world where it’s not the dark you should be afraid of, but what could be waiting for you inside that darkness – that’s what should terrify you the most.


 

***Excerpt***

 The leaves started to create their own spiraling tornado as the wolf came up beside her. It lay in the grass with its head on its front paws. It was the shiniest of black and the grayness of its eyes were of complete contrast with the rest of its coloring. Madison no longer felt terrified as the wolf looked at her with recognition. It was as if she knew this wolf from somewhere, even though she’d never met a wolf in these parts before. “Thank you to the wind I have called. Now it is time for you to be released and return again another day. Blessed be and be on your way.” Madison recited the rite to have the wind stop and return to the normalcy that it once was.

Jacob was astonished of what Madison had just done and also for the fact that she didn’t run off screaming because of the big bad wolf coming up to her. His wolf lay beside her and Jacob felt the wolf’s content as he was with his supposed mate. He could hear her heartbeat and the rhythm showed no hints of anxiety from him being so close. Madison said some other words and the flames on the candles went out without her having to do much more.

Madison looked over at the wolf lying beside her. He was much larger than she was expecting when he had first come up to her. She was seated in an upright position and even lying down the wolf’s back was level with her head. There had never been any sighting or news talk about this type of creature spotted in the West Lakes area. She knew that a normal girl her age would run away screaming, but she felt more relaxed with him near than she had felt in years. Madison wanted to run her fingers through the thick silkiness of his fur. She slowly lifted her hand so she wouldn’t startle him with any movement that she did. His big gray eyes looked right into hers and she knew he wouldn’t do anything to harm her if she touched him. The fur around his neck felt like finest of cashmere. It was so silky and smooth, she just wanted to keep running her fingers through it all day.

The wolf was in total utter bliss. His mate was showing all the signs of contentment of him being near. Jacob started to feel a little scared at this whole scenario. This wasn’t supposed to be happening, at least not with her. He had to get himself out of this situation before his wolf decided to never leave.

“Well, I have to get going,” Madison spoke to the wolf as if he understood what she had said. He looked at her with kindness written in his eyes. She stroked the fur around his neck one last time. She honestly didn’t know if she’d ever see this beautiful creature again, but something deep within her told her this wasn’t their first or last meeting. She stood, as did the wolf. They were almost eye level when standing.

‘Noooooooo,’ Jacob screamed out at his wolf as he knew what he was going to do. The wolf stepped closer to Madison and in one swift movement licked her from the base of her neck, along her cheek, and up to her temple of the side of her head. In human form that would have been considered a full blown out kiss, but in wolf terms it meant he had just marked her as being his own. Every ‘were’ out there would be able to smell his scent on her. Finally, Jacob gained some control and forced his wolf to turn away. He ran back toward the tree line from which he had entered. He turned around once he knew she could no longer see him. She was staring off in the direction he’d gone with her hand in the air like she was saying goodbye.

 

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***Bio***

Izzibella Beau is an author with Beau Coup LLC. She resides on a small farm with her husband and 31 children; 3 biological and 28 canine. Ms. Beau has a master degree in Criminal Justice and many graduate hours in the disciplines of social service and education. Ms. Beau is an advocate of animal rights and supports many rescue groups and causes.
 
 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Never Forgotten by S.M. STRYKER Book Release



Title: Never Forgotten Love ~ A Story of Second Chances
 
Release Date: 27th December 2014


Cover Design: Stephanie Tkach Page Weaving Covers

 

SYNOPSIS:

Beckett was smaller than most boys his age, having little to no self-esteem or confidence because of the verbally and physical abuse he faced at the hands of his mother, the one person who should love him unconditionally,  because of this he was an easy target for other kids to pick on him.

 His best friend is Harlow. Not only was she beautiful, she was tough too. She was always there for him from the first day in first grade. They spent every minute of their time together as young children that was allowed, he even helped her with her interest in cupcakes.

 As they grew older, they started spending a lot of time at the local park talking about their dreams for the future. That is until Beckett had to move and leave Harlow behind he was thirteen and devastated. They promised to stay in touch; Harlow gave him a bracelet with a half of a heart medallion. Beckett's mother took away his computer and phone which had all of Harlow's information in it.

 In high school, he was still the little guy, and subject of bullying, so he started to take Krav Mega classes to learn to protect himself and regain his self-esteem and confidence.

 After graduating high school, he finally grew. Even after ten years, Beckett never went a day without thinking of Harlow, every decision he ever made, was made with her in mind.

 He began working for Richard in high school in his computer software upstart. After college, Richard talked Beckett into hiring a private investigator to look for Harlow, but she was off the grid. Will Beckett find Harlow? Moreover, if he does will she forgive him for breaking their promise? Or maybe she is married already, and what demons does she carry?

 This story is about lost loves, best friends and second chances.

This book is a series. You won't have to read the first one to understand the following. However, it will cross over.


 

 

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SYNOPSIS:
Haunted by her years of abuse, Parker Dane tries to leave her past behind her to start a new life in a new city. She meets Ian Blake; actually, she runs into him multiple times, but always runs away before learning his name. Ian can't get Parker out of his mind and he doesn't even know her name.
Ian finally gets his opportunity to meet Parker, and he will do anything in his power to keep her from running away from him again. Parker has years of demons and fears bottled up inside her; she knows that if Ian finds out her secrets, she will lose him forever; no one wants damaged goods. Will Ian make her run away again or will her past catch up to her trying to pull her back?
Will Ian be the man to stand by Parker or will he turn his back on her
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UNTAMED by Brenda K. Davies Release & Giveaway

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Publication Date: December 27, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance





Untamed

Synopsis:

His entire life Ethan has been keeping his more violent urges a secret from his family. They all think he is just antisocial, what they don’t know is that every day he struggles not to give into his growing desire to kill. Looking to escape for just a little bit and hoping that a change of scenery will help him, he agrees to join Isabelle and Stefan in Bermuda.
What he doesn’t expect is for Emma to walk into his life and change it in ways that he had never anticipated. Just when he finally begins to find some peace in his life, a dangerous threat from Emma’s past arrives. Ethan is willing to do anything to keep Emma safe, even if it means giving into the brutality that he’s spent his entire life fighting against. Giving in a little though, may mean giving in for forever, if he is unable to bring himself back from the darkness that has always enticed him. ***Due to mature content and language this book is recommended for readers 18+***




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EXCERPT

 

 They were almost to the door when the sky opened up and a deluge of rain began to fall. He went to hold her back but she was already stepping outside. He followed her out the door and stood beside her beneath the overhang as the rain pelted the ground around them in a loud crescendo that drowned out the noise of the restaurant.

"It should be over soon," he said. "We can wait inside."

The mischievous look she shot him over her shoulder should have warned him, but he still wasn't expecting it when she asked, "Why?" and stepped into the storm.

Disbelief and amusement filled him as she tilted her head back and lifted her arms to the sky. Laughter trailed from her as the rain falling over her plastered the deep blue dress to her body. He could only stand and stare as she tilted her head back to the sky. There was something about the picture of her, laughing in the rain that made his heart clench, and caused a strange warmth to spread throughout him.

He thought he could stand there and watch her forever but the urge to touch her drove him toward her and into the rain. She was still laughing as she dropped her head down to look at him. Rain had turned her hair darker and caused it to curl as it clung to her face and neck. He barely noticed the drops of water as they pelted against him; the only thing he could focus on was her.

"It feels wonderful!" she cried above the noise.

He didn't know what possessed him, but words completely failed him. It felt as if he had been taken over by something entirely primitive, he felt a burning itch that would only be appeased by touching her. Wrapping his arm around her waist, he lifted her up and pressed her flush against his body. Her mouth parted but before she could speak, his lips descended upon hers in a kiss that would have been bruising if the contact of their mouths hadn't immediately eased some of the savage strain within him.

A low groan escaped him; his erection was extremely uncomfortable as it pressed against the front of his jeans. Her fingers curled into his shoulders, her mouth opened to his. She tasted of wine as his tongue entwined with hers. He could lose himself in her forever; if it wasn't for the fact that he wasn't going to allow anyone else to see her naked, he would have taken her here and now without any thought to where they were. If it were any other girl he wouldn't have cared if someone else saw her body, but no other woman had ever driven him this crazy before or pushed him to these kinds of heights. No way was he about to play show and tell with any part of her body.

 


 Also In the Series...

The first book in this series, Awakened, is free. Each book in this series is a stand alone novel.
 
 
 
Awakened
Vampire Awakenings, #1
by Brenda K. Davies
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Destined
 
Vampire Awakenings, #2

by Brenda K. Davies

Release Date: February 26, 2013

Genres: Paranormal Romance

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About the Author

Brenda K. Davies
Brenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she's happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.