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Monday, November 30, 2015

Book Blitz: The Scarlett Legacy by K.N. Lee


The Scarlett Legacy
Woodland Creek Shifters
By- K.N. Lee
Genre- YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy

Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.

Wizards. Shifters. Murderers.
Welcome to Woodland Creek where one family of wizards gives new meaning to organized crime.

Evie Scarlett wanted two things: marry Parker Drake and leave Woodland Creek.
But when Hugh Prince, a dangerous crime boss, is mysteriously murdered while awaiting trial for her father's murder, all eyes turn to the Scarlett family.

The arrival of Hugh's youngest son, Avalon brings a century-old feud to a dangerous climax. This vengeful wizard gives Evie's older brother a choice: die or give Evie to him.

When Evie's plans for escape are broken by familial duty, she must find a way to protect those she loves and win back her freedom. What she finds is an ancient power that she never knew she had.

A power that might change everything she thought she knew about her family.




Saturday, November 28, 2015

Book Blast: Partners in Crime by Downey Greene


Partners in Crime
By- Downey Greene
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Publisher- Staccato Publishing
Publication Date- April 29th, 2014


Gun, badge... and a swear jar?


Detective Faye Kane is a good cop. So when she smells a rat in her city she follows the facts no matter where they lead even if it’s right to Philadelphia’s own philanthropist and hopeful new mayor, Martino “Millie” Maliano. But after a rough day, sometimes even a cop needs to feel like a woman.


Enter Ian “Griff” McManus, rumored lead problem solver in Millie’s organization. After one hot night with a sexy stranger, he’s given a new target his boss needs quieted: Detective Faye Kane.


Dirty cops, loyalty, betrayal, even love. Detective Kane needs to sift through the ashes of her beloved city after it all comes down to find the one thing that matters, if she’s still standing.

  

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

BLOG TOUR WITH REVIEW: Thanksgiving in Sweetwater County by Ciara Knight

Title: Thanksgiving in Sweetwater County
Author: Ciara Knight
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours


Blurb:
Jenna Mitchell Grayson returns to her hometown to run a center for children with autism. Divorced and raising a child diagnosed with special needs, she tries to put her life back together in the one place she’d sworn never to return. 

Confirmed bachelor, Deputy Walker, has a reputation for being a playboy, but he’s never found the right girl to capture his heart. Not since the girl-next-store, Jenna Grayson, moved away. Now the woman who stole his heart has returned, and he is determined to discover why she left without an explanation or even a goodbye.

JAIME'S REVIEW
I love this series. Absolutely adore it! If you haven't read this series yet, please do! They are good, clean, wholeheartedly good fun books. It's like, reading about a Stars Hallow kind of small town. Everyone knows everyone, and everything.

Which in Jenna's case might not be a good thing, considering that Cathy is her mother! But however many faults Cathy has, she's a great grandparent to a very special little girl, who just lights up the room. In this case, all the pages.

Very well written! I hope there's more from Sweetwater County!




Author Bio:
Ciara Knight writes with a ‘Little Edge and a Lot of Heart’ with her contemporary and paranormal romance books. Her most recent #1 Amazon bestselling series, Sweetwater County, has topped the charts and received acclaimed reviews. Her international best-seller, Pendulum scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owl’s Top Pick, among other praises.

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Monday, November 23, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Spellweaver by Tamara Grantham

Crimson Tree Publishing is proud to present Spellweaver, the second installment in the Olive Kennedy Fairy World MD series by Tamara Grantham.

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  Olive's to-do list: Feed the cat. Pay the rent. Save Faythander. Again. After Olive's last trip through Faythander, she wants nothing more than a nice vacation. But there's never time for relaxation when goblin treachery is afoot. When Geth, a goblin Spellweaver, destroys the Everblossom—a tree containing Faythander's pure magic—the fairy-world utopia begins to die. The bloom of the Everblossom is all that remains of pure magic. Now Olive must travel through Earth and Faythander to find a place where it will flourish. 
As a psychiatrist, her skills are top notch. However, her abilities to handle patients with abnormal mental behaviors will be put to the test when she confronts Geth. Nothing has prepared her for what he reveals to her about goblins and elves. As Olive's quest takes her from her home in Houston through the most dangerous places in Faythander, she learns that history is a muddled subject, especially when elves are involved. Her only comfort comes from Kull, her Viking warrior sidekick—who somehow negates her bad fortune. Yet how long can their relationship last when his past is brought to light? Olive will be tested beyond anything she has endured so far, as the secrets of Faythander's sordid and bloody past are exposed—one that could irrevocably alter the future and destroy the lives of everyone she loves.

Excerpt: I’m cursed with bad luck. There were no spells or evil fairy godmothers involved in said curse, and although I’ve known plenty of people with magical powers who had motive and opportunity, I’m certain they never placed a jinx on me. Yet my life always seems to follow one principle—if things can go wrong, they will. Murphy’s law. But I have one thing working in my favor. Kull, my Viking warrior sidekick, somehow negates my bad fortune. I call it his dumb luck. Whenever things go wrong, he makes them right. I have no explanation for this.
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Dreamthief, Olive Kennedy Fairy World MD Book One
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Visiting Faythander is a nasty business. Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people come back with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She's the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander's side effects. Despite her empty bank account, she takes pride in her job as Houston’s only Fairy World medical doctor. She's never failed to cure a client—until now. Traveling back to Faythander wasn't on Olive's to-do list. But she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy depends on her ability to stop an ancient being called the Dreamthief. To complicate matters, she may be losing her heart to someone who can’t love her in return. Saving the world, she can handle. Falling in love—not so much. As if battling the forces of evil wasn't difficult enough…
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Tam's author photo 001  Tamara Grantham was born and raised in Southeast Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in English from Lamar University. After marrying her husband David, she followed him through his training to become a burn surgeon, which consisted of moving from Vidor, Texas to Galveston, Texas, then to Tulsa, Oklahoma, back to Galveston, and they finally settled in Wichita, Kansas. Tamara and David have five active, sweet, and almost always well-mannered children, ages zero to ten years. Their two pets, June—the Jack Russell Terrier, and Chester—a black cat, help to keep the house lively (in addition to the children.) When Tamara isn’t writing or tending her children, she enjoys taking walks through the woods, eating chocolate, and very infrequently, she enjoys a good night’s sleep. Check out Tamara's website at: WWW.TAMARAGRANTHAM.COM 

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Cursed Black Swan by Ryan T. McFadden

Cursed Black Swan
A Fixer Novel
By- Ryan T. McFadden
Genre- Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
Published By- Dragon Moon Press
Publication Date-October 30th


"Let's get one thing straight—I'm a fixer. You need someone murdered? Then hire an assassin. You need something stolen? Call a thief. But if there's something no one else can do, or a job that no one else wants, then you talk to me."
Nathaniel specializes in the strange, the weird, and the dangerous. But no matter how far he runs, he can't leave behind his bloody past, nor the ghosts that chase him.
His latest job was supposed to be simple—recover the sword Black Swan. Except there's no such thing as a simple job. When the operation goes bad, the Crucifiers, the Crooked Hand, assassins, and Crusaders are all hot on Nathaniel's trail...for a sword he doesn't even have. All he has to do to get it back and set his world right is to find the woman of his dreams...and kill her.


    

GUEST POST:
Topic- Your writing process

The short answer: The Snowflake method, and it saved my writing career. http://www.advancedfictionwriting.com/

The long answer: My writing process has definitely adapted over the years. When I was in my 20s, I could sit down and crank out a thousand words before breakfast. They weren’t good words - but I didn’t know that then. Back then, I thought they were gold. GOLD, I tell you. All perfect.

Then a strange thing happened. I began to mature as both a writer and as a person, and my writing began to slow. In 2007, I went to a week-long master seminar with Robert J. Saywer, and he pointed out my writing was sloppy. Poorly edited and bloated. In other words, I wasn’t very good at my craft. Luckily, he directed me to several books on how to correct those problems.

Two years later, I won my first Aurora Award (Canada’s top SF&F literary award - like the Hugos but only available for Canadians). Then a really strange thing happened after I won that award - I couldn’t write anymore. I’m talking 100 words a day. A full freaking day. It was painful, and I wasn’t getting anywhere. I did continue to write, continued to publish, but it was slow and unpleasant -- and all short fiction. There was no way I could write a novel (and I already had several trunk novels).

I thought I was done. I tried other methods: improve, faking it until I make it, extensive outlining. Then I stumbled on the Snowflake Method.

The method is simple: you begin with a very broad 1-line description of your novel. Then you switch over to characters. 1-line description of the character. Then you switch back to the plot, but this time, that 1-line becomes a paragraph. Then back to the characters: 1 line becomes a paragraph. You switch back and forth between them until you have PAGES of info.

It wasn’t until I did this a few times that I realized why I couldn’t write anymore: my plots and characters weren’t in sync. I had a plot, and I’d describe the setting, then it was trial and error to figure out what the characters would do in that situation. So I’d write, then erase, then write, then erase, each time trying to figure out the characters as I wrote.

The snowflake method isn’t revolutionary. It’s very simple but he’s done a great job describing it with a fairly entertaining book (using the Three Little Pigs as the parable).

Yes, it takes a while, but it works so well because you discover errors before you spend days or weeks writing. Now, I don’t need to use his (very inexpensive) software to do it, I can do it almost in my head. Once again, I’m capable of 3000 word days.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Sibilance by Aria Kane


Sibilance
Woodand Creek Series
By- Aria Kane
Genre- Paranormal Romance (adult)

Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.

Snake-shifter Sophia Samson is on the run with a knife-wound to the gut after her last con went belly up. With a mob man hot on her tail and her wound not healing like it should, she seeks refuge in her mother's childhood hometown, Woodland Creek. She slithers in through the back door of the urgent care clinic and charms the handsome doctor into treating her. 

The shifters of Woodland Creek turn to Desmond Callahan, MD when they suffer from unique medical conditions, but when Sophia sneaks into his office with silver poisoning, it's obvious she has no idea there are other shifters in their small town. Desmond can tell Sophia doesn't want him to know she's a shifter - and that's not the only thing she's hiding. As a puca, Desmond has a few tricks of his own up his sleeve and he's not going to let the captivating Sophia slip out of his life so easily.

    
Book homepage on author’s site- http://www.ariakane.com/p/sibilance.html


BOOK BLITZ: Kian by Tijan




Title: Kian
Author: Tijan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 17, 2015



Blurb

Dark. Mysterious. Gorgeous.
Loved by all the girls.
Respected by all the guys.
...that was Kian Maston.

As the heir to a billion dollar empire, his future was promising until the day he saved my life. Everything changed for both of us, and there was one more word that could be used to describe him—dangerous.

The nation fell in love with him while falling in hate with me. He was sent to prison, and as far as they were concerned, it was my fault. I was forced to go into hiding until today.

Kian's being released from prison, and he should go back to being the golden boy he always was supposed to be. I should remain in hiding, living my life as normal as could be.

That's what we should do...








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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU






Author Bio

I didn't start writing till later in life. I hope I'm doing it right, and if not, I'll continue to keep trying! Nothing special about me. I've got an English Cocker that I absolutely adore, a man I couldn't be without, and this insatiable need to keep writing the words, all the words!

Keep track of me through Facebook at Tijan's Books!

www.tijansbooks.com

WALLSTREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR



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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Awaken by Christy Sloat

Title: Awaken (Slumber Duology, Book Two)
Author: Christy Sloat
Genre:  YA Fantasy/ Fairytale Retelling
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours
“Happily ever after is hers for the taking.”
Once upon a time I found myself locked away in Spindle Ridge Asylum, punished for a murder I didn’t commit. It was all part of Maleficent’s evil plan. I didn’t remember who I was then … now I do. My name is Aurora, and I am the rightful queen of this realm. Armed with my memories, I’m ready to take charge of my kingdom once more. Happily ever after evades me, yet I long to claim it with my true love, Sawyer, beside me. That fairy tale ending seems impossible with him locked in the thralls of a sleeping curse. As much as I’d love to sit by his bedside and eagerly await a cure, I must first travel into the terrifying Dark Woods to stop Raven from stripping me of all that is rightfully mine. I am not only a queen, but a warrior who will fight for her kingdom. Some may die. Blood will be shed. But when this ending comes, I will settle for nothing less than a blissful ever after.
Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her other nine titles.
Twitter: ChristySloat
 Slumber Not all princesses get their happily ever after… They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane. I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend. I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under.  I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real. I’m crazy. I’m not a princess. They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right? They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am. When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me. Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth? Amazon US- http://amzn.to/1GwpYi5 Amazon UK- http://amzn.to/1C9ns1W Amazon CA- http://amzn.to/1HLuw5m Smashwords- http://bit.ly/1Cauntm