Saturday, February 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Broken City Series by D.D. Chant

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TITLE – Broken City  

SERIES – Broken City  

AUTHOR – D.D. Chant  

GENRE – Post Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Romance  

PUBLICATION DATE – 2011  

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 97,187  

PUBLISHER – Self Published  

COVER ARTIST – Laura Tunstall

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Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.

Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems.....

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TITLE – Broken Truce 

SERIES – Broken City  

AUTHOR – D.D. Chant  

GENRE – Post Apocalyptic/Dystopia/Romance 

PUBLICATION DATE – 2014  

LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 94,403  

PUBLISHER – Self Published 

COVER ARTIST – Kate Lacey

TOUR-BOOKSYNOPSIS

Life isn’t turning out the way Deeta thought it would. With the Lewises defeated and peace between the tribes, she’d believed that the dark times were in the past.

However, troubles between the tribe continue and the Andak council has selected Tom as ambassador and chief spokesmen to the other tribes.

Deeta knows that there is still much resentment against the Andak, that Tom is in danger every time he leaves the safety of Andak city.

Struggling with her own her own complicated feelings against the tribe that she is now a part of, Deeta tries to ignore the changing attitudes growing within her.

Then Tom is betrayed and with the whole City thrown in to great danger, Deeta finds that reality can’t be ignored forever…

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Hi everyone! My name is Dee Dee, I’m twenty six and I live in a beautiful part of Devon, England with my family. I have a younger sister, Amy who is a brilliant guitar player, some chickens, duck, geese, pheasants, a cat (that adopted us when we moved in!!!) and some Koi.

Broken City is actually my second novel. My first, as my Aunt so delicately put it, was crazy. In my defence I was only sixteen when I wrote it. On the plus side I learnt a lot (or so I hope) and two years later ‘Broken City’ was finished. Due to the support I have received from readers I have just finished the next book in the Broken City series, Broken Truce!

I have another book, ‘The Promise’, which is set in Saxon England is the beginning of a series. I’ve just begun to edit the next book and I’m really looking forward to releasing it. My third series is called The Chronicles of Discord. The first book, 'Fracture', is set in the distant future and tells the story of Astra, a young woman with a very big secret.

I have just finished the second book in the series and it’s currently awaiting editing. I really hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them.

I love reading and have a kindle: I read almost anything with adventure and romance in it! I also like to cook and wear impractical high heels!!! And as you might have noticed I have a horrible addiction to exclamation marks!!!

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Release Day: The Prince of Punk Rock by Jenna Galicki

 
 

The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars, #1)

by Jenna Galicki

 
 
 
Description:
 I love her, but I also love him.
She's everything to me.
He sets my world on fire.
 It's our dirty little secret, and it’s about to blow our record deal sky high.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is our story.
Tommy Blade is a man with a secret.  It’s a secret he only shares with one person, Jessi Blade –  and the men he surrenders to in the bedroom.  Her only condition to their tumultuous sex life is that these men are one night stands.  But when Angel Garcia enters his life, it’s like a match to gasoline.
Mega-talented punk rock singer Angel Garcia, with his smoldering ebony eyes, tight leather pants and unstoppable stage presence, is a man who is use to getting what he wants.  He has his eyes set on Tommy Blade as his new lead guitarist, and as his life partner.
Jessi Blade, sympathetic to her husband's bisexual needs, loves him enough to share him, but she never counted on Angel Garcia to test the threshold of her marriage. He makes her life hell . . . and heaven.   He’s her damnation and her salvation.  She wants to hate him.  She wants to despise him.  But, his charm and raw sex appeal are impossible to resist. Without warning, she finds herself falling in love with her husband's gay lover.
At the height of it all, their punk rock band catapults to stardom. 
Their lives are marred by secrecy, deception and sacrifice.  Feelings of betrayal, backlash from the sensationalistic media and threats of blackmail send them down a hard road filled with tough decisions. 
They aren't your ordinary rock stars.  They're radical rock stars. And they have a big story to tell.
 
 
 
 
About the Author:
Jenna Galicki is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God's Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International.
 She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and three dogs. She's a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. Elaborate stories and fictional characters are her constant companions. When she's not hunched over a computer breathing life to these strong souls through the written word, you can find her front row at a rock concert.  
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Spotlight & Review: Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom by Red Phoenix

 
Sometimes lives change with a single post…

Kathryn is known as Cherry Blossom by her online friends. Curvaceous and fiercely loyal, the forty-something finds herself in a unique place in her life… Enter Socrates, the online Dom.

His devotion to educating people new to the world of BDSM is something Kathryn greatly admires. Although she isn’t into kink, curiosity gets the best of her and she begins to correspond with the Spanish Dom.

One simple comment leads Kathryn into the passionate world of Dominance and submission where she uncovers truths about herself, and the incredible man she’s come to know and trust.

“It’s been my honor to introduce you to the woman you were meant to be.” ~Socrates
 
 
 


Socrates Inspires Cherry to Blossom 5 Stars

Kathryn Layfield is tired of her comfortable and practical life.
Her last relationship ended when she realized you can’t force someone to love you.

Approaching 50, she has needs that haven’t been met.
With a curiosity and fantasies of BDSM she becomes a voyeur of BDSM scenes on a local website. Feeling brave one evening she leaves a message on the chat board and when the Dom,

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“Welcome to my world.”


They say that curiosity killed the cat but in Kathryn’s case, it ignited a spark, a desire to explore horizons beyond the norm of her sexual life.

Where can I sign up to be Socrates’ student? Red Phoenix knows how to write a dom/sub story like no one else can. A short story filled with hot and delicious scenes will leave you wanting more.

Just because I said short story don’t think it was rushed, it wasn’t, and you will feel the full effect of moaning and ecstasy as Kathryn discovers her true self.

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A perfect combination of control and the desire to be controlled and rewarded with mind-blowing orgasms.

“It’s been my honor to introduce you to the woman you were meant to be.” ~ Socrates

Wait until you meet Socrates, there’s so much more to the man than “Dom”.

You’ll have to excuse me as I go change my panties!


 

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About this author

I am a happily married woman who believes (based on personal experience) that love conquers all. It is a running theme in my writing.

One thing you will notice about my work, I'm all about variety. If a character beseeches me to write his/her story, I willingly give myself over no matter the genre or subject ~ as long as it includes hot, steamy sex. ;)
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


 


 


 


 


 


 
 
 









Thursday, February 20, 2014

Review: His Secrets by Lisa Renee Jones

 
 

Synopsis:

An Inside Out story, Chris's POV In a world where my only escape has been my art, Sara has been the light in my darkness. And there is darkness, the kind of inky black that can bleed from my life to hers. She doesn't see it. She doesn't understand what I've shown her. And my biggest fear is that soon...she will.

Expected publication: February 24th 2014 by Gallery


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18711026-his-secrets?ac=1


His Secrets: 3 Star Review

Chris Merit and Sara are in Paris preparing to head back to San Francisco when a phone call forces Chris to reveal all his secrets. He held back the darkest and chilling secrets fearful of drawing Sara into his web of pain.

Now he has no choice but to show her. Of course his greatest fear is Sara will turn and run when she learns his part in Amber’s f^ucked up life. Yes, crazy Amber, Tristan and Madame Isabel will open Sara’s eyes as to the extent of Chris’s depravity.

Decision time for Sara, stay or run like hell. Too short for my liking, I would have preferred combining the next novella with this to lengthen the story.

There are a few steamy love scenes.

Chris is still in command and delicious as ever.

Not sure if I’ll follow any further, the author is feeding us tid-bits, if I’m not mistaken
this only captured a period of a day and half/two days.


INSIDE OUT READING ORDER

The series reading order is Already Released

IF I WERE YOU—Novel #1

The 4 Novellas—Rebecca's Lost Journals

BEING ME—Novel #2

Master Undone—Novella in THE Master's POV

REVEALING US—Novel #3

Coming Soon

His Secrets—Novella in Chris's POV

My Hunger—Novella in Mark's POV

My Control—Novella in Mark's POV

NO IN BETWEEN—Novel #4

I BELONG TO YOU—Novel #5

The Ella Trilogy—A Complete New Storyline


About the author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT TRILOGY which has sold to more than ten countries for translation with negotiations in process for more, and has now been optioned by STARZ Network for a cable television show, to be produced by Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland).

Since beginning her publishing career in 2007, Lisa has published more than 30 books with publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Avon, Kensington, Harlequin, NAL, Berkley and Elloras Cave, as well as crafting a successful indie career. Booklist says that Jones suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann.

Prior to publishing, Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by Dallas Women Magazine. In 1998 LRJ was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at:

Website: www.lisareneejones.com

Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLisaReneeJones?fref=ts

Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/73977.Lisa_Renee_Jones

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisareneejones




Blog Tout & Review: The Pairing by Katie Ashley

Title: THE PAIRING
Author: KATIE ASHLEY
Published: Feb. 18, 2014

All of Court’s Men: The Minaldi Legacy by Courtney Cole

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We're doing something new for the next eight weeks. Author Courtney Cole had so much fun revisiting Luca Minaldi as she wrote the second half of his story, that she decided to re-visit ALL of her men. Lol.

So, for the next eight weeks, I'll be highlighting one of her leading men each week. This week, because his story just came out, We’re highlighting Luca Minaldi.

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THE MINALDI LEGACY Synopsis:
“I’m a monster, Eva. There’s no saving a monster. But I love that you want to try.”
Luca Minaldi is rich, powerful and mesmerizing. He’s also a reclusive enigma. He lives in Malta, a fairy-tale place filled with sunshine and sea, beauty and secrets. And Luca’s darkest of secrets is the best-kept of them all. Eva Talbot moves to Malta to finish her doctoral dissertation in Psychiatry. 

When she meets Luca, there is a very real and instant attraction that she has never felt before. But even still, she senses the darkness that lives within him. Eva is hired to care for Luca’s mother, a woman who suffers from dementia. It is Luca, however, that Eva will eventually risk everything to save… as the legacy that plagues him continues.

As the darkness swirls ever more tightly around her, Eva realizes that no matter how hard she tries, she might not be able to save Luca without losing herself. Eva and Luca are thrust into a world where their love is tested and darkness reigns. Amid chaos and treachery, love and hate, Luca and Eva learn one important thing. Love is dangerous. B

ut it also might be the one thing that can save them all. ********

The Minaldi Legacy consists of two parts, part one: Of Blood and Bone and part two: Of Darkness and Demons. It contains adult themes and content. 


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EXCERPT: “Miss, is everything alright?” A deep voice is calling from outside of my house. And before I can think about it and remember that I don’t know anyone here and that a stranger really shouldn’t be outside of my house, particularly in the middle of the night, I answer. “No. I’m not.” In a scant moment, a man bursts into my bedroom. 

  He looks startled to see that I am alone. And I am startled because he’s alarmingly handsome. So it appears that we are both startled as we stare at each other. He’s dark haired, tanned, and has dark eyes. His bangs are hanging artfully in his eyes, although the hair on the back of his head is a little shorter. It’s a style that works for him. He’s got broad shoulders, slim hips, chiseled yet graceful features and Sweet Merciful Mary, he’s beautiful. 

 He’s dressed in jogging shorts and running shoes and a bead of sweat trickles down his temple. I don’t even have time to wonder why he’s out for a run in the middle of the night before I notice that he’s also got that sexy, day-old stubble that I so love on a man. I swallow and realize that my mouth has gone dry. “Are you alright?” he asks, his eyes skimming over me, assessing the situation. It’s a valid question. I had been screaming bloody hell, after all. I nod. Then shake my head. “Spider,” I whisper.

His dark eyes widen and he follows my pointing finger with his gaze. Then he laughs, husky and rich. “Spider,” he confirms with a nod, his dark eyes sparkling in amusement. “It looks like you’ve got yourself a perfect specimen of the Writing Spider.” “Writing Spider?” I repeat, watching it nervously, making sure it doesn’t try to run across the bedroom floor and up my leg. “Is it poisonous?” Handsome Running Guy nods solemnly. “Oh, it’s a known killer, alright.” I gasp and lurch even further away from the hairy creature on my bed and Handsome Running Guy laughs. “I’m sorry. I’m only joking. I couldn’t resist. It’s not poisonous.

I think its scientific name is Black and Yellow Argiope, or something like that. They are all over here. But you wouldn’t know that because you’re not from here, are you?” I shake my head again, trying not to be overly enthralled with his charming accent. “Is it that obvious?” He smiles and suddenly it seems like all natural sources of light are pouring into my room, originating from this man. He’s got such a strong presence that it makes my spine tingle. And my stomach is fluttering in a way that it hasn’t fluttered since high school. Interesting.

He shakes his head and then holds out his hand. “Luca Minaldi,” he tells me and his fingers are cool as he shakes my hand. “Evangeline Talbot,” I answer. “But my friends call me Eva.” “It’s nice to meet you,” and his eyes agree with him as he stares at me. “The question now is would you like for me to kill your uninvited guest or should I release him into the wilds?” “Kill it,” I say firmly. Slight disapproval passes over Luca’s face like a shadow. “Are you certain?” he asks. “It’s an amazing specimen and they do eat bugs. 

Bugs can get pesky here in Malta, Evangeline.” “You can call me Eva,” I answer. “And if we release it into the outdoors, he might come back in.” I shudder again at that thought. “True,” Luca agrees. “And so might anyone else. Your door wasn’t locked. And I can’t call you Eva.
We’re not yet friends.”


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8bd92-bwfcourtneybio252cblackandwhite ABOUT COURTNEY COLE: 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.


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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

The Minaldi Legacy Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/series/97613-the-minaldi-legacy

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

Spotlight: A Valentine Challenge by Kiru Taye

A Valentine Challenge 
by 
Kiru Taye

Contemporary, Multicultural, Romance




Challenge Series – Three friends. Three challenges.
Are they willing to risk everything for love?


Book 1 – A Valentine Challenge

Life is good for ex-soldier turned entrepreneur Michael Ede. Or so he thinks. When his friends set him a challenge to exorcise the memory of a woman from his past, he expects it to be a walk in the park.

Socialite Kasie Bosa is spitting fire at men. Her long-term boyfriend has asked for a break via text message of all things. Fuming, she’s told him to go take a dive off the nearest bridge. So the next man who crosses her path is at risk of being shredded with her spa manicured nails.

Bad news for Michael who has chosen her as the object of his challenge. But neither of them can deny the sizzling chemistry between them nor control their responses, it seems. It’s the season of love. Will they escape unscathed?




Chapter One

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. ~ Leonardo Da Vinci.

Trouble. He could spot it a mile away.

A man accustomed to dealing with danger in all guises, he'd come across its varied forms from the killing fields of Sierra Leone to the marshy jungle of the Niger Delta. Danger came in the form of men with machetes or AK47s and explosives packed into cars in crowded markets. Though scarred, he'd dealt with trouble and survived.

Yet, standing outside the front entrance of Park Hotel, Enugu, the light morning breeze fanning Michael Ede's face, his gut twisted with the awareness of a different kind of trouble.

Today, danger was disguised as a woman. A stunningly beautiful woman.

Sure, she had the poise and elegance of a well-bred lady. A white shirt and high-waist black trouser suit enhanced as well as hid a curvaceous figure in silk swatches, feet encased in black shiny leather peep-toe high-heeled pumps, jet-black hair pulled back in a chignon, blood-red lips  matched her toe nails, she exuded sophistication and class.

Perhaps it was the way she avoided eye contact or the vicelike grip she had on the Louis Vuitton satchel she clutched in her left hand, but some vulnerability seeped out of the exterior shell of elegance and connected with a part of him—the part currently buried under the rubble of a demolished heart. A flame ignited in his gut, licking his skin with hot yearning.

Danger signals resounded within his head, veins churning with rising adrenaline, all his attention focused on the object coming toward him, a sixty-kilogram missile made of flesh and bones.

Get out of here!

Ignoring the screeching warning, he stood his ground. A born fighter, he was no yellow feathered bird ready to take flight at the flicker of a storm. He never ran from danger.

Sashaying toward him, lips in a glorious pout, eyes amber-brown and captivating, she came to a halt more than two long strides away from him.

Did she know, if she came any closer he might not be able to keep his hands off her? He wanted to touch her caramel skin. Slide his tongue along the curve of her collarbone. Would she taste as delightful as the sweet?

Squeeze. Release. He curled fingers into his palms and unclenched them at his sides; the sound of his pounding heart rivalled the drumbeats heralding Obiagu masquerades.

Hot blood scorched his veins, his body ablaze with desire.  It had nothing to do with the early morning sun burning his back.

And everything to do with the woman standing before him. Trouble!



A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take care of, she's still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.

During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters.

When she’s not writing or reading, she'd hanging out with family and friends or travelling. Born in Nigeria, she currently lives in the UK with husband and children.


You reach her via her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest

Follow her blog for latest news and giveaways: http://kirutayewrites.blogspot.com

Read book excerpts and free short stories on her website: http://www.kirutaye.com


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Happy Release Day: Yes, Master by Margaret McHeyzer



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My uncle abused me. I was 10 years old when it started. At 13 he told me I was no longer wanted because I had started to develop. At 16 I was ready to kill him. Today, I’m broken. Today, I only breathe to survive. My name’s Sergeant Major Ryan Jenkins and today, I’m ready to tell you my story. “Master would flog me if I did, she won’t be happy when I tell her what happened here.” “Master?” “Stella.” Oh, Master.

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I do as I’m asked and close my eyes as I anticipate her heavenly touch. She brings her hands up to start washing my torso and I let a huge expulsion of air out of my lungs, I didn’t even realize I was holding it in. I concentrate on her hands as they slowly rub circular motions all over my body. When she gets to my thighs, my chest rumbles and lets out a low deep moan.

The way her hands are caressing and grazing over my body with the lightest of touches is sending my own feelings of lust into overdrive. “Hmmm,” I moan again as her fingertips brush against my cock. “I know, babe,” Stella says as she captures my mouth in hers. She nips on my top lip but her tongue doesn’t come out to greet mine.

This kiss is different to all the others she’s given me. This one simple act conveys volumes without saying a single fucking word. Stella and I both feel the same thing. I know that I’m more than just her submissive and she’s more than just my Domme. “You found me when I was lost,” I murmur against her lips. “Together, we’ll find your way.”

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Yes, Master is ON SALE for only 99 PENNIES!!!
 
 
 
 
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I don't do 'normal'. I've found that the more I write, the more I like being different to other authors. I write in first person, and I love to challenge a reader. I take the normal and switch it around. For me, I really enjoy getting a reaction from a reader.

 So if I can evoke an emotion (regardless of if it's the emotion the reader wants) then I figure that I've done my job as an author I want to be. I really quite revel in taking people out of their comfort zones and pushing them to read something different.

My genre of writing is, well quite frankly, where ever my mind goes. I won't label myself because I don't like sticking to one genre. My goal with writing is just to take people away from whatever is going on in their lives, even if it's only for a split second.

I'm a go with the flow sort of person and don't really take a course of action to get where I am going. I live in the moment and don't usually worry about tomorrow because whatever life is due to bring me, I'll be happy to accept. I love my family and friends and will help anyway I can if someone needs it.

I really don't like people that are nasty just because they can be, I don't believe that's necessary, I mean life's hard enough as it is! I hope you enjoy my books, I've had a hoot writing them.

There's more to come..... Til next time. M xx


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