Saturday, June 20, 2015

Plot 109, Acacia by Alex Briscoe

Loss is sometimes an unavoidable truth on the road to starting over.

Title: Plot 109, Acacia
Author: Alex Briscoe
Genre: Family Saga/Romance/Drama
Release Date: 1 June, 2015
Series: Book 1 of 2


The year is 1989, and until recently Emma Grey and her husband, Richard, have lived what she thought was a fulfilling life. When Richard makes a surprise announcement, Emma’s life is turned upside down as she struggles to come to terms with unexpected responsibilities, acceptance and self-doubt. 

With the help of an unconventional support system consisting of her single best friend, her domestic helper, a very tolerant garden boy, and two 3 year olds, Emma embarks on a journey of reinvention and tries to rebuild her life from the ground up. What she wasn’t counting on was meeting Trey - an alluring musician who makes her come alive in a way that both terrifies, and excites her all at once. 

But not everything is as it seems, and Trey’s real identity threatens to once again shake the very foundation on which Emma’s new life is built. In a country rife with political struggles, Emma fights to hang on to the ones she holds dear, and will come to find that loss is sometimes an unavoidable truth on the road to starting over. 

Plot 109, Acacia, is a touching, and emotionally riveting story set on a rural plot outside Johannesburg in volatile South Africa.

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EXCERPT

The enormous black woman bent to pick something up, and it took Emma a moment to grasp that she was collecting the goggas (slang for insects) to cook. She grimaced slightly, finding the idea of eating flying ants repulsive, and her thoughts turned to what to make for dinner for Richard.

A short while later, the front door opened and closed behind her and she heard her husband’s familiar step. He wandered through to his family sitting outside, tugging his tie off as he reached them. Emma smiled up at him as he stood watching the spectacle in front of him for a few seconds, before he said abruptly, “Hi, Em, I’ve got something to tell you.”

Author Bio 

Born and raised in Africa, I have employed people in successful businesses since the age of 21. Now, with the kids having flown the coop, I have turned my dream into reality and published my first novel, a family drama with a touch of romance, set in ever turbulent South Africa.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Insignificant - The Goldenrod Series # 1 by Kelly Lincoln Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Insignificant - The Goldenrod Series  #1
by Kelly Lincoln
 
Audience: New Adult 18+ - Genre: Romantic Suspense  - Format: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Kelly Lincoln - Cover by: Najla Qamber Designs. Cover photo by Lindee Robinson Photography - Editor: Editing 4 Indies - Date Published: 6/10/15
 
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When Taylor was four years old, she became an orphan and her childhood spiraled into darkness. She spent years lying, hiding, and avoiding any love offered to her until she was old enough to run away from all the threats of her past.
Now twenty-two, Taylor doesn’t think she’s worth more than being the kind of girl a guy hooks up with in the back room of a bar after her band plays. She definitely isn’t the one you bring home to meet Mom and Dad.
An unlikely rescue puts her in Ethan’s sight. He’s her total opposite, though. Ethan is a sexy dork who sees beyond Taylor’s guarded exterior. He sees past the tattoos and piercings. He sees her.
But they both have secrets capable of destroying their relationship. And if Taylor’s past ever catches up with her, the consequences could be deadly.
Due to explicit language, sexual content, and dark themes, reader discretion is advised.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25314920-insignificant

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I stepped backward as he came closer until my back hit the tiled wall. This was it. Whatever was about to happen would make Ethan and me definite. We’d be together, or all hope I had for the two of us would be gone.
Ethan sucked on his bottom lip, his eyes full of torment. “You wouldn’t talk to me.”
I swallowed. He had this way of making me think he could see all of me, every part I hid, every flaw I had, every dream I didn’t dare believe in, like he worshipped it because it was mine. “I screwed up.”
He shook his head as he stepped closer, took the net out of my hand, and placed it on the side of the pool. “No, you didn’t.”
He stood in front of me, staring into my eyes. I couldn’t look away. I didn’t want to look away. There was nothing but Ethan and me in the water with the vibrations of anticipation flowing through my veins, feeding an energy to my body so intense I could only stand frozen. His gaze shifted to my mouth, and I licked my lips.
“Taylor, I…I’m going to kiss you,” he said softly. “I want you to remember how good it feels. I need you to remember that before we talk.” His hands ran up and down my arms as his eyes bore into mine. “Okay?”
I did not need a reminder of how perfect everything in the world was when we kissed, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to argue. The ability to speak escaped me, but I nodded. He leaned toward me and my heart slammed in my chest as he brushed his fingers over my lips. “So beautiful,” he whispered, more to himself than me.


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Kelly Lincoln is pretty lame but she’s okay with that. She enjoys reading, inappropriate jokes, all things Disney, and spending time with her family. She lives in the northeast and drinks way too much Diet Coke.
For character bios, playlists, and news about upcoming releases, please visit www.kellylincoln.com. You can also find Kelly when she’s avoiding writing on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKellyLincoln?ref=aymt_homepage_panel or on Twitter @KLincolnWrites.
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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Scandalous Intentions by Amanda Mariel

 
 
 


Scandalous Intentions

Amanda Mariel

Release Date: June 18, 2015

Publisher: Three Worlds Press
 







When faced with losing his inheritance, notorious rake Lord Julian Luvington sets his sights on Lady Sara. She’s as respectable as they come, just what his father ordered. But the lady shall not be easily won. She’s determined to marry for love or not at all, and she’ll do anything to obtain the freedom granted to men.




A blackguard like Lord Luvington could destroy her hard-won reputation, but marriage to him also offers her the opportunities she can’t achieve on her own. What’s a lady to do? When Lord Luvington refuses to abandon his pursuit, Lady Sara proposes an arrangement. Only the price may be more than either bargained for. Lady Sara could lose more than her social standing and Julian could lose his heart.
 




Sarah pushed out a sigh as Lord Luvington lead her toward a stone bench nestled among the lush green hedge. “Shall we sit for a moment? I wish to explain.” He pressed his arm against her hand then loosened it again. She looked away. “Very well. Though I cannot imagine what you might say to change things.” Sarah hesitated for a moment, reluctant to release her grip on him before she lowered herself onto the bench. The stone’s cool exterior seeped through her skirts, a welcome contrast to the warmth radiating through her.




She rested one hand on her lap and waved her fan with the other. Lord Luvington positioned himself on the bench a smidgen closer than was proper, angling himself so that he faced her. The fresh spring scents of foliage and flowers took on a heady intensity. She stared fixedly at the hedge in front of her. Her face flamed though she could not credit it to the heat of the atmosphere. She needed to take control of the situation before it swept her away. “Speak your piece and be done with it. I do not wish to linger here over long.”




He flashed a toe-curling grin just before she glanced away. “What I said in the park was the truth. Is the truth. But there is more to it than just my need of a respectable wife.” “Do tell.” She lowered her fan to her lap, its ribbons trailing in the breeze, and locked her gaze with his. “I have come to care for you, admire you, even. You’re a fascinating and attractive woman.” She plucked at her satin skirts as the heat climbed back into her face. “It is true that I will not inherit the duchy without a proper society wife. It is the very reason I began looking for one. I shall not deny it, but nor is it the reason I continue to pursue you.”




He reached up and brushed a curl that had escaped her bonnet away from her cheek. His fingers left a tingling trail in their wake, and something inside Sarah began to crumble. She glanced down at the path they had just walked. “I would like the chance to make this right. Allow me to court you, Lady Sarah. Let us discover if there might be something real between us.” She glanced at him, unsure how to respond. Her mind screamed no, but her heart and soul begged for him. She wanted to reach out and run her hand across his strong jaw, feel his lips pressed against hers, discover what it felt like to be in his arms. “Spend the rest of the party in my company, Lady Sarah.




Grant me one afternoon to change your mind.” A wave of tingles ran down her and congregated in her abdomen at his smile. This was dangerous, and she knew it. And yet…










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Amanda Mariel dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, traveling, photography, and spending time with her family. Some of Amanda Mariel's favorite places in the continental U.S. are Harper's Ferry West Virginia and Sea Brook New Hampshire. She loves the history that surrounds them and visits every chance she gets.



Amanda Mariel lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Before I Break by Alec John Belle COVER REVEAL




Coming August 7th 2015... 

Synopsis: 

When religiously raised Cyril Hayes begins his junior year at East Hill High School, every choice he makes suffers a greater consequence.  While facing challenges of friends, family, and love, he learns that hate and intolerance are also a very large part of our world today. 

Cyril Hayes is seemingly just like any other male his age. He has the perfect girlfriend, Melissa Summers, his best friend, Jake Rivers, and a lawyer father who brings home enough money to support his family and then some. When Cyril begins his junior year, he doesn't expect his life to spiral out of control when he meets Avery Branson, the new kid in school who has a big secret: he's gay. At first, Cyril doesn't handle this truth well, due to the way he was raised, but as the story progresses, he ventures deep into the reality of homosexuality and begins to accept Avery for who he is. 

Not everyone is happy with Cyril's new friend, including Jake, who believes that homosexuality is a sin and is refusing to budge his beliefs. But Avery isn't the only one at East Hill with secrets. Soon a tragedy will strike, knocking Cyril's world completely off balance and leaving a scar on his heart that will change his view of humanity all together.

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About the Author: 

Alec John Belle is an online high school student that resides in the state of Massachusetts. At the age of 16 he wrote his first novel, Before I Break. His hobbies include reading, writing, and obsessing over Pretty Little Liars. He writes about tough topics that many are too afraid to talk about like suicide, homosexuality, self harm, cyberbullying, anxiety disorders, addiction, among other teenage issues, and he often blends these ideas with the paranormal.

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Bitter Sweet Beginnings by Tara Oakes Release Blast





Bitter Sweet Beginnings, Book 5 in the Kingsmen MC Series, is now available!


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*** Warning *** This novella is intended for those 18 years or older due to mature and sexual content.




You've seen Charlie and Clink's romance blossom and grow. You've seen it implode when the secret of her true identity was revealed. To know where a couple is headed, you have to know where they've been. Take a look at what drove Charlie to do the things she did in the name of revenge, what had gotten her to that point. Find out what in her past made her into the person she became, and led to the choices she made. 

Clink thought he had finally found his rightful Ol 'lady. She was everything he could have dreamed. He let down the guarded wall he has so careful built over the years to let her in and take another chance on love. When her identity was revealed it shattered his world and made him regret ever letting her into it. She wouldn't be able to break his heart if he took it back. 

This is a short companion novelette to lay more background in to Clink and Charlie's life before the Kingsmen MC, book 4.5 to help you better understand this couple before we see their resolution in book 5, BITTER SWEET CRAVINGS, due Summer 2015.



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