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Monday, September 30, 2013

Finding Kia by Airicka Phoenix Blog Tour

Book Name: Finding Kia
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing
Release date: August 20, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Warnings: Language. Sexual Content. (16+)

Finding Kia Synopsis
"Maybe you should avoid me tonight."
His arm slipped around my waist and I was drawn into his chest. "If I only have this one night with you, the last thing I’m going to do is stay away."
Kia Valentines had always accepted the fact that she was a nerd, a nobody. It was a badge she wore with honor, until the day she saved Claudia DeLorenzo’s life and lost herself.
When offered the chance to shed her identity for a single night, Kia never believed it would change her life. It was one night. It meant nothing, or it shouldn't have. But that single night turned out to be her undoing when she finds passion in the arms of the one person she can never have.

Adam Chaves was more than just a gorgeous face, he made her laugh, but more importantly, when he looked at her, she felt like the most beautiful girl on earth. But Adam has no idea that Kia was the girl behind the mask and Kia has no intention of telling him. But a secret can only be kept if no one else knows about it. Claudia knows and she wants something Kia isn't willing to give in order to keep it.

Will Kia succumb? And just how far is Claudia willing to go to get what she wants?


Excerpt
"She’s talked about you, but she never warned me just how dangerous you were."
Somehow, I really doubted he meant in a Charlie’s Angels, sexy in tights kind of way. "I am not dangerous!"
His brow lifted as his gaze darted to the binder drip drying in the sink. "Could have fooled me."
This was so not the way I wanted him to remember me, like some clumsy whack job with balance issues. "Those were accidents."
"And the restaurant?"
"Accident!" I was sticking to that story if it killed me.
The corner of his lips twitched. "Sure thing, nena."
"Kia," I corrected him. "My name—"
"I know," he said. "I haven’t forgotten."
Right. "You just called me Nena." Yeah, I was so not impressed.
He rolled a pink tongue over his teeth. "It means baby in Spanish."
Baby? He called me baby? Wait, what kind of baby? The hot, seductive sort or the, you need a diaper change sort?
He laughed. "Do you always think so hard?"
"Yes," I said automatically. "I think. I’m a thinker."
"Interesting."
I frowned. "Why?" Better yet… "How?"
He grinned. "I’m a doer."

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Then he was in front of me, trapping me between him and the counter. He braced his hands on either side of my hips, locking me in place.
"You look different," he mused, face inches from mine, his breath smelling of mint.
"I… I’m not wearing my glasses," I croaked, barely breathing.
His eyes narrowed. His hand lifted. His fingers glided through the strands falling over my eyes, sweeping them aside. "Your hair’s different."
"Just my hair?"
His gaze dropped over my face, stopping at my lips. "I don’t know. You’ve always been beaut—"
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Author Bio

Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of The Touch Saga, Games of Fire and Octavian's Undoing with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology. She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix.

For more about Airicka, also on how to win giveaways, read author interviews and reviews, visit her website at: http://airickaphoenix.com/Author/


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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Love Redeemed by Tich Brewster Blog Tour

Title: Love Redeemed
Author: Tich Brewster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Pennedit
Cover Artist: Sprinkles on Top Studios
Release Date: 9/23/13

Synopsis:
Life is simple.

Cassie is content with what she has, a great job and wonderful friends. Everything is perfect…until Ryder appears. She still has not forgiven him for choosing music over her eight years ago.

Ryder is a rock star, living the life he had always dreamed of. He is not searching for love because who has time for that when you're constantly on the road. But then his tour ends and he decides to go back home and visit an old friend.

When those old feelings resurface, will they be able to forgive and start anew?



Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Redeemed-ebook/dp/B00FAY7L5I

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-redeemed-tich-brewster/1116959632

Add to Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18231590-love-redeemed





Author Bio:

Tich is an Oklahoma resident and the mother of five. Her passion for reading started at an early age when her Aunt Vicky gave her the novel Heidi for Christmas. She didn’t start writing until middle school, after being inspired by her best friend’s short stories. "Genny’s stories weren’t just great but they inspired me to put my pen and paper to good use." Tich never thought of publishing her works until working with Teresa on the Royal Blood series.
Stalk me at:

Website: http://tichbrewster.com/
Blog: http://tichbrewster.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tichmbrewster and https://www.facebook.com/TichBrewsterAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TichBrewster

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LOVE REDEEMED:
By TICH BREWSTER
BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, Sept. 23
Kick Off Post
Tich Brewster
Tich Brewster’s blog

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Spotlight/Promo
Jenny Bynum
Black Words-White Pages

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Guest Post
2 Bibliophiles Guide
2 Bibliophiles Guide

Thursday, Sept. 26
Spotlight
Derinda Love
Yesterday and Tomorrows Reads

Friday, Sept. 27
Playlist
Teresa Fuentez
Teresa Fuentez’s blog

Saturday, Sept. 28
Interview
Kristina Haecker
Kristina’s Books & More

Sunday, Sept. 29
Promo
Jessica Sawa
Jessi Jabbers

Monday, Sept. 30
Promo/Excerpt
Kristi Chambers
Kristi’s Book Readery

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Review/Excerpt
Obsession Is A Book
Obsession Is A Book

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Promo/Excerpt
Lisa Swallow
Lisa Swallow’s website

Thursday, Oct. 3
Excerpt
My Bookopolis
My Bookopolis

Friday, Oct. 4
Review/Spotlight/Excerpt
Kristen
Ramblings of a Book Lunatic

Saturday, Oct. 5
Promo
LATB
Loves All Things Books

Sunday, Oct. 6
Review/Excerpt
Sabrina Ford
Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace

Monday, Oct. 7
Spotlight/Excerpt
Jodie Pierce
Jodie Pierce’s blog

Presented by:
Tich Brewster

Monday, September 23, 2013

Outstanding Cover Reveals~~! Gryphon Series by Stacey Rourke

Well friends, we some more exciting news! The award winning Gryphon Series from best selling author Stacey Rourke has made some exciting changes. Each book will have all new covers and AMAZING illustrations. But that's not all, today you are getting a sneak peek at the next thrilling book in the series, Ascension! sacrificecoverredo Embracefrontcover conduitfrontcover   AscensioncoverABOUT ASCENSION
From best selling and award winning author Stacey Rourke comes the heart-pounding continuation of the acclaimed Gryphon Series.
The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand …
Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run.
Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance.
With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?
ABOUT ILLUSTRATIONS AND ARTISTS bat_bullalainasketch
Illustrator Crystal Ord will be bringing some of your favorite Gryphon Series characters to life!
Crystal Smalls Ord is a freelance illustrator and writer who resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Her art and stories have appeared in the macabre children's lit magazine, Underneath the Juniper Tree. Last year she illustrated her first children's book, Ethan's Story; My Life with Autism which can be found on Amazon.com. Her art has also appeared in hitRECord.com's musical short, Madamoiselle Noir.
In her free time Crystal plays with her kids, cleans house, teaches music in Sunday School, and lingers in the geekery corner of Pinterest.
Contact her at:
Website: wix.com/fynn47/author-website.com
Facebook: facebook.com/smallsord
The demonic and fantasy elements of the Conduit’s journey will jump off the page thanks to Robert Immings;
In 2000 Robert Immings graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in graphic design. Since then he’s done work in package design, web development and designed training applications and software interfaces. These days he’s a mild mannered operations technician with an electronic trading firm in Alpharetta Georgia. Earlier this.year he had a chance to enter Sony's "Treasures of Middle Earth" design contest which was a promotion for the hobbit movie. He came in as a runner up. More recently he had the opportunity to do some sketches and collaborate on the cover for Emily Fogel's wonderful fantasy novel Dragon Wars and created the cover for her soon to be released book "Chasing Flames". Right now he’s excited to be working on a collection of illustrations for Stacey Rourke's Gryphon Series.
He’s always interested in illustration and graphic design projects and can be contacted at robertimmings@hotmail.com.
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black&whiteimageABOUT STACEY ROURKE

Author of the Laugh-out Loud Gryphon Series and the nonfiction book I'm Not Crazy I'm on Lupron; a Journey Through Infertility. Learn more about Stacey's books at www.staceyrourke.com or diaryofasemi-crazyauthor.blogspot.com. If you are a blogger or reviewer interested in reviewing any of Mrs. Rourke's work please contact Sara O'Connor at Gliterary Girl Media. Thank you for visiting this page!
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Friday, September 20, 2013

Stunning Cover Reveal Tempt by Cambria Hebert

TEMPT (a Take It Off novel)
***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***
 

Stranded and alone with not one, but two wickedly enticing men.
Ava arrives at the airport, expecting to board a commercial flight to Puerto Rico. But a plane ticket isn’t waiting for her. Instead, she finds a guy with dark curly hair wearing seriously ratty jeans and holding a sign with her name on it. He may not look like a pilot, but he is. And he’s her ride. So now it’s just Nash and her on a tiny tin can of a plane flying over the Atlantic. When a thunderstorm comes out of nowhere, it proves to be too much for the little aircraft. Ava and Nash plunge from the sky and end up on an uncharted deserted island.
    Stranded.
    As if that isn’t bad enough, Ava starts to desire more than just rescue—hunger for more than food. Nash is only too happy to oblige… but it seems they might not be as alone as they thought. And Nash might have some competition in claiming Ava’s body… and her heart.
 
 
ABOUT CAMBRIA HEBERT
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

 
Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cambriahebert
Cambria’s website: http://www.cambriahebert.com
 
 



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Meet and Greet Author AJ Myers

Check out these outstanding books with over 50 5 star reviews.
 
My name is Ember Blaylock. Welcome to the World of Weirdbetter known as my life. It wasn’t always like this. I was once a normal high school senior, just filling out college apps and trying to stay sane long enough to get out of Moonlight, Missouri. Preferably before I ended up in a straight-jacket out of sheer boredom. At first, my only problems were my increasingly unwanted ability to see the dead and my desperation to remove the stalker known as my ex-boyfriend from my life. Somewhere along the line I must have pissed off the Bad Karma Fairy. Maybe I stepped on the wrong toadstool or peed in Loki’s personal swimming poolI really don’t know. All I do know is I’m about to have the worst week of my life. Maybe the worst week of any teenager’s life. Ever. All because of a dead guy. From the second pale, too-hot-to-be-real Nathan Ashley stepped out of the wreckage of his mangled sports car, my life spiraled into complete and utter chaos. One minute, I'm quasi-normal, the next I’m being kidnapped by a vampire, I’m having weird, creepy powers sprout up out of nowhere, and I’m running from a demon who wants to get more familiar with my anatomy…or kill me. Again. Yeah, did I mention he's done it before? Anybody know if those straight-jackets come in pink?
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Welcome back to the World of Weird! I’m Ember Blaylock, and I’ll be your guide through this treacherous—sometimes downright deadly—world I call my own. Because if you thought our last trek through my reality was a rollercoaster ride, you aren't seen nothing yet. I thought I was going to get my life back. I swore off all things witchy. I lied to everyone I cared about. I was even dealing with the nightmares that plagued me every night—souvenirs of my first foray through this not-so-wonderful world of mine. Seriously, if the World of Weird doesn’t leave you with your fair share of issues, nothing will. I really thought I could go back to being a normal senior in high school. I was so wrong. Between my doubts about giving my heart to my vampire boyfriend, uncovering a whole new set of secrets and lies, and seeing my old friend Jack every time I turned around, there was nothing ‘normal’ about my life. And if that wasn’t enough to keep a girl on her toes, Moonlight, Missouri just got its very own serial killer. A real psycho who seems to think it’s fun to turn his victims into Ember clones—and this creeper isn’t working alone. He’s got help. The witchy kind. Sucks to be me, huh? And you thought just surviving high school was tough…
 
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COMING SOON
 
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Meet the Author:
I'm a prolific Paranormal Romance author who started writing for my daughter in 2008 when she ran out of vampire series to read. I'd never written a book before that, but by the time I finished that book for her I had the fever. I've been doing what the nagging voices in my head tell me to do ever since. I work full time, run a family, and still manage to put out two novels a year. To hear my husband tell it, I type in my sleep!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

The Fawn Cover Reveal by Susan Griscom



Title: The Fawn
Author: Susan Griscom
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Amber Glow Books
Release date: Winter/Spring 2014
 Note: Contains strong language and violence.

Description:

After a not-so-wonderful young adulthood—shuffled from one foster home to another—Lena Benton had hoped marriage would be her ticket to happiness. Wedded a year after high school graduation, Lena was certain she’d found her knight. But when Troy Harington’s true colors surface shortly after their glorious day of elopement, things aren’t quite as rosy as Lena had envisioned. When an unforeseen event turns ugly, all she can do is ... run!

But does she run far enough?

Jackson Beaumont prides himself on being a nature-loving, guitar-strumming carefree sort of guy, known for his eagerness to help injured animals find their way back into the wild. When Lena Benton walks into his bar, he’s once again swept off his feet with concern and desire to help the wounded. Will he risk having his heart torn apart again when the memory of the fawn he rescued as a child resurfaces?

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Something about Susan

I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So, I write to remember them. If I didn't write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play--a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I'm pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and sometimes they tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does a steamy contemporary romantic suspense.
Author Links:




Facebook Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/SMGriscom



Other works by Susan Griscom include:


Whisper Cape, book 1, a steamy paranormal romance trilogy.










Reflections, Whisper Cape book 2











A Secret Fate, Whisper Cape book 3 Releasing November, 2013









Allusive Aftershock a young adult contemporary/dystopian









Brief Interludes – a collection of short stories









Erotic Interludes – an anthology of two erotic tales.










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A Secret Fate, Whisper Cape book 3 when available.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Meet & Greet Author Brandi Kennedy

Titles by This Author

The Kingsley Series:

Fat Chance, Book One

The Selkie Trilogy:

Selkie, Book One

Fighting For Freedom


And Coming Soon …
Wrestling Harmony, Book Three in the Kingsley Series. (October 2013)
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He'd beaten me TO DEATH.

For years, I'd been taking it, accepting the beatings, silently believing the worthlessness he saw in me. I'd obeyed his rules, I'd catered to his whims. I woke up in a hospital bed. Bruised, broken, in shock.
That was The Moment.
In that moment, I knew that I had to get out. I loved my husband. I missed him. But I needed more than he would ever offer. I deserved more than I'd been given, more than flying fists and fragile tempers. I deserved to wear what I chose. I deserved to go where I wanted. I deserved goodnight kisses. I deserved gentle touches. I deserved to feel LOVED, and not POSSESSED.
I deserve to FIGHT for my FREEDOM.


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Annie Jacobs' marriage fell apart, leaving her heart and her trust broken. Even her friends couldn't ease the pain of betrayal and eventually, Annie packed up her life and moved on.
In peaceful Bar Harbor, Maine, Annie is finally able to find solace. She makes new friends, she finds a new routine, and she begins to pick up the shattered remains of her confidence. Just when Annie thinks she's found contentment once again, a series of chance disasters threatens her new life and nearly ends her life entirely. When the man who saves her turns out to be something more than Annie ever would have expected, her life is thrust once again into turmoil. A near-death experience takes Annie into an entirely new world, one she would never have believed existed.
It seems like DEATH has its sights set on Annie for sure this time, and war is closing in. Even immortality may not be enough to save her now.
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About The Author

Brandi Kennedy is an American writer who is finally living her childhood career dream. As a child, books were her world, and through adulthood that love of words has never changed. A woman of varied interests, Brandi loves photography, music of all kinds, knitting, crochet and of course, mothering her two young daughters.
Currently, she finds her home in the heart of Knoxville, Tennessee, among the mountains and the members of her extended family, where she spends her days at the computer, bringing fresh and incredibly real characters to life.


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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Awesome Double Cover Reveal for Madison Daniel

SEASONS IN ASH: PREQUEL & AFTERSHOCK: BOOK THREE
 



All fires have a beginning.
Seasons In Ash, the emotional prequel to the best selling YA/PARANORMAL Ember Series, will give you a glimpse into the lives and past of the main characters in the series.
THE FIRE-STARTER: Meet Max Valentine’s first love, and the heartbreaking consequences that shape his teenage years. Young hearts beat fast.
THE RAINMAKER: Witness one of the worst days in Asia Michaels past. A very public and messy unveiling of her emotional storms. Beware her wrath.
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: A day in the life of Samantha Summers. Experience the bittersweet events that lead to her foreboding future. Can she prepare herself for the most challenging of adventures? A new love...
A short novella from the mind and soul of Madison Daniel. Music and words collide in the beginning of the Ember Series.
 
Also, here’s the link to a Seasons book trailer. Feel free to share!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euMjLdSgCaU&feature=c4-overview&list=UUwrlYI048GS2UHfsGLr_bdQ
 
 
Seasons in Ash will be releasing very soon, so keep your eyes on the look out!
 
 
 
AFTERSHOCK Book 3 is due to be released in Dec of 2013 woooohooooo
 
 
 
About the Author
Music is LIFE and the written word is our SOUL. Music and writing have been my true ambition since I was a child. I have used music in every form possible; writing it, performing it, healing with it, etc. I call it my "life's soundtrack." I have always written in some form; from comic books to screenplays to short stories and now the new series "Ember." I have found a true passion for my stories and characters and am eager to share them with the world. See you on the next book tour...M.D.