Saturday, June 14, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Greed White Collared by Shelly Bell






SYNOPSIS:

In the second installment of Shelly Bell's four-part serialized erotic thriller, law student Kate Martin enters a world of dark secrets and seductive fantasies at the exclusive sex club Benediction.

Restrained by duty …
Reeling from a threatening phone call and frightened that her past will be revealed, Kate turns to the one man she can still trust: Nick. She can't deny her attraction to him, yet she craves the passionate connection she has with Jaxon.

Bound by passion …
Undercover at Benediction, Jaxon introduces Kate to the sensual pleasures found in exhibitionism and voyeurism. While they mingle with the club's patrons, Jaxon and Kate unearth clues about his wife Alyssa's last days that could lead them to her killer. But as she investigates further, Kate is shocked to learn of a cold case that is eerily similar to Alyssa's murder … and when the evidence ties Jaxon to yet another death, Kate begins to question everything she knows about her enigmatic lover.


BOOK TRAILER:







Chapter 1. Every Breath You Take by The Police
Chapter 2. Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden
Chapter 3. Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse
Chapter 4. Secret Door by Evanescence
Chapter 5. Let Me be Myself by Three Doors Down
Chapter 6. I’m Here for Your Entertainment by Adam Lambert
Chapter 7. Smells Like Teen Spirit by Tori Amos
Chapter 8. Try by P!nk
Chapter 9. Pieces by Sum 41
Chapter 10. Circus by Brittany Spears
Chapter 11. Hemorrhage (In My Hands) by Fuel



TEN REASONS I LOVE WHITE COLLARED HEROINE, KATE MARTIN, AND YOU WILL TOO
  1. No Cosmopolitans or Daiquiris this girl. Kate’s favorite drink is a Sloe Gin Fizz, although in a pinch, she’ll down a few shots of the gin she keeps in her freezer.
  2. Kate not only rides a Harley, she rebuilt it and does the maintenance herself.
  3. Let’s just say if the book took place in the Wild West, Kate would win a gun draw.
  4. She’s tenacious. When she wants something, she’ll do everything to achieve it.
  5. She’s loyal to a fault. Good for her friends, not so good for Kate.
  6. She’s no timid virgin. Kate owns her sexuality and doesn’t make any excuses for it.
  7. She’s not perfect. She pops her anti-anxiety pills—which she keeps in a Tic-Tac dispenser—like candy, and she makes a lousy cup of coffee.
  8. She gets sarcastic when she’s nervous.
  9. She rocks out to Eminem when she’s upset.
  10. Money doesn’t impress her.



AUTHOR BIO:

SHELLY BELL writes sensual romance and erotic thrillers with high-emotional stakes for her alpha heroes and kiss-ass heroines. She began writing upon the insistence of her husband who dragged her to the store and bought her a laptop. When she’s not practicing corporate law, taking care of her family, or writing, you’ll find her reading the latest smutty romance.

Shelly is a member of Romance Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.



MEDIA LINKS:




Twitter: shellybell987


AUTHOR ENDORSEMENTS:

“Shelly Bell is a fresh new voice in erotic romance. She brings the heat!” ~ Lexi Blake, NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author



"White Collared takes you on a thrill ride of danger, murder and lust, leaving you hungry for the next installment." ~ Stacey Kennedy, USA Today Bestselling Author of BARED

"A rollercoaster ride of jaw-dropping sex, heated anticipation, and a perfect dash of suspense, all tied together with flawless writing. When I wasn't clenching my thighs, I was frantically flipping pages to find out what would happen next! I can't recommend this series enough. Buy it. Devour it." ~ Alessandra Torre, USA Today Bestselling Author of BLINDFOLDED INNOCENCE


Friday, June 13, 2014

COVER REVEAL: Embrace by Kristin Kitchen





 
**COVER REVEAL** Embrace by Kristin Kitchen

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7362949.Kristin_Kitchen?from_search=true

 

Synopsis 

Joss Brockton discovers that the power of love can be the salvation of damaged souls.

Feisty and independent Joss has been running as fast and as far as she can from her tragic past, never letting anyone inside to see the deepest and darkest parts of her soul. But when the end of the line leads her to Archer, North Carolina, can she put aside her fears and allow herself to find happiness with the equally damaged Chris Greyson?

Army Ranger Chris Greyson has survived horrors most people could never imagine. Restored to his family, he remains haunted by his ordeal, letting no one truly reach him…until Joss comes along and shows him the true meaning of “coming home”.

 

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The Greyson-Slade Series
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Book 2, Emerge 5 stars
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Cover Reveal: Fly Like You've Never Been Grounded by SJ McCoy

 
 

Synopsis
Laura Benson has her life together, thank you very much. Her jewelry store in San Francisco is doing wonderfully. Her design skills will soon have her traveling to London, designing a new line that should build her reputation world wide.

She's on top, which is where she likes to be - especially when it comes to men. Since giving her fiance his ring back a year ago, Laura has kept her relationships light, and short. Sexy pilot Smoke Hamilton might be hot, but she doesn't need a Mr Right, just Mr Right Now. She doesn't need a man holding her down.

From the moment he first saw her, Smoke knew Laura was his kind of sexy. What he hadn't banked on was her being his kind of smart, with a sassy mouth too. He usually prefers his women 'nice and easy', but Laura is a challenge. Smoke has always been a sucker for a challenge, he just can't leave them alone til he's conquered them.

Conquering Laura is a risk, she's Jack's cousin, Jack is not only his friend, but his employer too. Still she's a risk he has to take. As a pilot, his career comes first, and always gives him the option to fly away. He'll never let a woman tie him down again.

The chemistry between them definitely has the sparks flying, but will the scars of the past only lead them to crash and burn?


About the Author
 
Hi, I'm SJ. A coffee addict, lover of chocolate and drinker of good red wines. I'm a lost soul and a hopeless romantic. Reading and writing are necessary parts of who I am. Though perhaps not as necessary as coffee! I can drink coffee without writing, but I can't write without coffee.

I grew up loving romance novels, my first boyfriends were book boyfriends, but life intervened, as it tends to do, and I wandered down the paths of non fiction for many years. My life changed completely a couple of years ago and I returned to Romance to find my escape.

I write 'Sweet N Steamy' stories because to me there is enough angst and darkness in real life. My favorite romances are happy escapes with a focus on fun, friendships and happily-ever-afters, just like the ones I write.

These days I live in beautiful Montana, the last best place. If I'm not reading or writing you'll find me just down the road in the park - Yellowstone. I have deer, eagles and the occasional bear for company, and I like it that way :0)


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Book Blast and Giveaway: Splendor(Inevitable #2) by Janet Nissenson

 
 
 
Title: Splendor (Inevitable #2)
Author: Janet Nissenson
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ / Stand-Alone Novel
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Bookbaby
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.
 
 
 

Synopsis

British hotelier Ian Gregson had it all – wealth, good looks, power, and a share in his family’s worldwide, multi-billion dollar luxury hotel chain. His very name was synonymous with sophistication and elegance, and any woman he wanted could be his with just a look. But the only woman he truly desired was strictly forbidden to him for too many reasons to count.
Tessa Lockwood was young, beautiful, and lonely, despite the fact that she was a married woman. Her life had not been an easy one, and the extravagant world she caught glimpses of as an employee of the Gregson Hotel Group was far beyond anything she could ever dream of. She could no more imagine herself ensconced in that sort of luxurious lifestyle than she could attracting the attention of her handsome, debonair boss.
Ian and Tessa secretly long for each other from afar, never daring to reveal their forbidden attraction to the other, until circumstances bring them together in a very unexpected way. And from that point on, nothing will stand in Ian’s way to finally make her his.

AUTHOR’S NOTE – despite what you might be thinking at this point, there is NO cheating in this story – just an incredibly romantic hero who will make you swoon with the way in which he sweeps the heroine off her feet.
Pre-Order Links: Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Copia
 
 
 
 

About the Author

Author Bio Janet is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently resides on the northern California coast with her husband Steve and Golden Retriever Max. She worked for more than two decades in the financial services industry before turning her focus to producing running events. She is a former long-distance runner, current avid yoga practitioner, is addicted to Pinterest, likes to travel and read. She has been writing for more than three decades, with her first ebook Serendipity published in December 2013. Splendor is book two of six in the Inevitable series, each book a standalone with no cliffhangers.

Connect with the Author: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Book Website | Pinterest

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Release Day Blitz: The Beats in Rift by Ker Dukey





 
The Beats in Rift
Ker Dukey
Release day ~ June 13th

 

Blurb:
 
I was invisible, until they saw me.
 
When circumstance forced me and the Jacob twins
to spend two weeks of the summer together,
the bond we formed would impact us all,
altering our lives.
Fate, entwining us forever.
They became my best friends, my family, my first love.
With their love came their father’s hate!
Love is powerful but also painful and destructive
when it’s torn between three people.
When my mother’s reputation and their father’s vile actions
damage that love, that friendship, it changes the dynamics of our trio
setting me on a path of love, loss and impossible decisions.
 
Jared the beautiful rogue, who pushed her limits,
opened her eyes and owned her heart.
Their love was powerful, everlasting… until he abandoned her.
Justin, loyal and true, picked her up when she was left fragmented.
He made a place for himself in her heart and would fight to keep it.
When both twins come in and out of Meadows life,
leaving damage and hurt in their wake
will she ever choose one or the other, or leave them both without
the beats in their heart?






Buy Links:


Amazon US:  http://goo.gl/NCIpxJ

 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 
Author bio:

 

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active, I would want to change the script. I would watch films and think of ways they could of improved the story if they took another direction.

 

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling too.

 

When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life, but when I do get down time, I love attending music concerts with my younger sister, who shares my reading soul, we are two peas in a pod.

 

 

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THE BROKEN


THE BROKEN PARTS OF US


 
MY SOUL KEEPER

 
 
 



 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: Let Me Love You by Megan Smith



SYNOPSIS:

Jaylinn McCormick is determined to forget that one terrifying night which left her feeling broken and tainted. There is one person who can make her whole again… but he is hell bent on keeping her at arm’s length. She has loved him her entire life but can she wait for him to step up to the plate?

Cooper Cahill has loved Jaylinn for years. He wants nothing more than to put all her pieces back together but he deems himself unworthy. Choosing between his baseball career and Jaylinn has him feeling lost. Does he have what it takes to put Jaylinn’s heart back together again?

When their paths cross will they intersect or blindly pass each other by?

Will their lives take them in different directions?

(Let Me Love You is the fourth novel in the Love Series)

Add Let Me Love You to your TBR Goodreads List: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18873138-let-me-love-you?ac=1





AUTHOR BIO:

USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native managing purchasing for an award-winning business IT and software development firm - and by night creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith's The Love Series introduces readers to MacKenzie Cahill - a hopeful young woman who experiences adversity, challenges and the bittersweet triumph of true, authentic love.

Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the Cahill's world. Fans of The Love Series - Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You - are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith's emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Let Me Love You - continuations of The Love Series, Finding Us (Finding Series) and a few top secret projects.

Books available now: 
The Love Series
"Trying Not To Love You"
"Easy To Love You"
"Hard To Love You"

Finding Series
"Finding Us"

Coming Soon...
Let Me Love You
Finding Ours
Finding Happiness


STAY CONNECTED WITH MEGAN SMITH:

Website: www.authormegansmith.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/authormegansmith

Twitter @AuthorMSmith

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6959231.Megan_Smith?from_search=true







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Cover Reveal: Let Love Live by Melissa Collins



RELEASING JULY 14, 2014

Synopsis

Who would you become if you lost the only person who ever mattered?

For twenty-six year old Dylan Hopkins, the answer is easy. He’s become no one. Memories of the happier times are all he has left as he finds himself meandering numbly through his now dull life. Though he cares about his work and family dearly, he’s yet to let himself find love again. Afraid of letting go of what he once had, Dylan chooses to keep his heart buried, where it belongs, having died a long time ago. 

Conner Michelson is about to change everything Dylan knows. He’s every bit the bad boy persona - tatted up, ex-MMA fighter, but after an injury leaves him unable to fight, he has to rethink his goals. Having just opened his own gym, Conner can cross his first major life accomplishment off his very short list. Next up: find a man he can settle down with and build a family. Seems simple enough - a dream most people have, but when he meets Dylan, his carefree, easy-going life is thrown into a tailspin. 

Determined to keep Dylan in his life, Conner vows to resurrect Dylan's long ago buried heart and let love live once more.

 
 
Excerpt

Check out the Prologue for Let Love Live (Click here)



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MeetTheAuthor






   

Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream. 

Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.






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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Life Blood by HK Savage


Synopsis

What if we knew how to live forever? Is any cost too great?

Ava Brandt has been plagued with indecision her entire life; her direction influenced by the people around her, not her heart. When a chance encounter with a stranger challenges everything she thought she remembered from her frightening past, she must confront hidden memories to survive.

Ben Pearson, descendent of a famous physician, is living proof of his ancestor’s miraculous discovery two hundred years ago. Through a combination of blood transfusions from unsuspecting donors, he
uncovered his own fountain of youth. As an unwilling convert, Ben continues to fight for those who are dying; their murderers content to kill innocents to prolong their own lives, no matter the human cost.

Finally accepting the truth of her past and the dreams that have plagued her, Ava comes face to face with her fears. But just as she comes to terms with this new reality and new feelings for her ageless
rescuer, she finds herself in the middle of a battle that has raged and claimed untold young lives for centuries.

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Excerpt

His voice stirred something in Ava’s mind. It was something distant and foggy, but it nagged at her nonetheless. Interested, Ava laid the dresses on the bench in the fitting room and followed the sound.

Elle’s was a small shop, it wasn’t more than a half a dozen paces from the fitting room to the front of the store where Elle and the delivery guy were talking. Ava walked out the open door and stared at him curiously. The man was not their delivery guy. The visitor wore a black sport coat, not a t-shirt professing freaky fast service. He was facing Ava, and looked up curiously at her sudden appearance.

Ava’s world stopped as she stared at the pair of eyes she had seen so many times in her dreams. It has been sixteen years since she’s seen them while awake. A surreal mixing of reality with fantasy as her dreams intruded upon her waking state. The man stared, blinking back at her. Memory had not given her a recollection of the features of her dream man, but when he turned away, his profile was exactly as she remembered it.

Elle turned to follow the man’s gaze and her eyes widened just as Ava’s knees buckled and her world blackened around her. Her dreams came rushing up to meet her.The room was dark but for the lights at the table nearby. Illuminated by the glow was the silhouette of a man hunched over a metal table. Light cast the liquids in the bottles in front of him as dancing shadows projected onto the ceiling above. The sounds coming from the hunkering figure were mumbled in a language unintelligible to the young Ava lying on the table behind him. Hands shifting something around on the table making a clinking sound that echoed in the cavernous room.

She was afraid, but the woman who had brought her here told her he was a doctor. She’d given Ava candy while she chalked on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. The neighbor was supposed to be watching her until her mother got home.

Ava had eaten the candy. It tasted bitter, but she didn’t want to say anything or spit it out and hurt the lady’s feelings. She was so pretty she looked like a movie star. Ava remembered her thick, blonde
hair, bright blue eyes and smooth, pale skin were only accented by her one flaw. Her bottom teeth were slightly crooked and pushed out her lower lip when she talked. Ava watched her mouth, mesmerized.

Now, lying on the cool, hard table, she worried her mother would be upset with her for talking to a stranger and for wandering off. She couldn’t remember having done it, but she must have. Here she was.

The mumbling grew louder as the man moved toward her. The lights above him worked to keep his features in shadow. The light attached to his head blinded Ava as she tried to focus on him through the fog of drugs muddling her mind. All she could see was the very outer edge of his
dark hair lending him a dark crown against the light.

She saw a sparkle of light on metal as he held something shiny in one hand and used the other to pull her arm toward him within her restraints. Helpless to struggle, Ava watched. Her limbs felt heavy
and slow within the confines of the straps holding her down. She knew she shouldn’t be letting him touch her. Her instincts told her he was not a good doctor there to help her. Her mother would be very upset with her and Ava worried about telling her. A prick of something sharp stung the inside of her forearm and the man’s breathing sped up in excitement. She could hear a fever behind his muttering that frightened her.

Ava’s eyes were growing heavy again as she watched the doctor hook the tube coming from her arm to a clear plastic bag and lay it on a little table below her. The tube filled with a dark liquid and she couldn’t tell if it was coming or going. Her body got colder and her teeth began to chatter in the icy chamber. Sleep begged to pull her down into total darkness and Ava’s lids slid closed.

A sudden bang brought Ava back to consciousness and she heard the doctor yelling over her. The light from his head was aimed past her and she craned her neck to see.

A thin beam of light shone through a door she hadn’t realized was there, and another form was advancing toward them rapidly, holding a flashlight.

“Give me the girl,” the newcomer shouted furiously, the threat of violence from him clear. Ava was scared all over again and her tired heart tried to beat faster, making her dizzy. She watched entranced as the angry man approached her .

The doctor’s headlamp lit upon the face of the angry man. His eyes were dark and his strong features set in anger, but they were fixed on the doctor, not Ava.


MeetTheAuthor

 
 
 
   

HK Savage has been a voracious reader of anything she could get her hands on going back to the second grade when she would set her alarm two hours early to read before school. Her passion for the written word has continued and flowed into writing going back nearly as far. Her books have fans in twenty countries on six continents with hopes of attracting attention on Antarctica if for no other reason than to check a box.

Currently, HK is a mother, wife and black belt in Karate as well as an avid dressage rider. Her three dogs: a Doberman she uses for therapy dog work and two ancient Doxies keep her busy when she is not writing or working or whatever else.

In addition to editing for the past ten years in advertising, HK has been an editor for several newsletters over the years; her favorite being for Heifer International where her ideas were put into effect and complimented by those on high. Currently her skills are being focused on clients in the writing world.

Paranormal is her favorite genre and science fiction because both address the possibilities we have not yet realized and the darker things we have. Her favorite premise: “what if?”






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