Monday, June 25, 2018

Release Blitz: STUD by ML Nystrom


“He’s a strong man and a smart man, but deep down, he’s a hurting man.”

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Title: Stud
Author: ML Nystrom
Genre: MC Romance
Series: Dragon Runners, bk 2
Release Date: June 23, 2018
Cover Designer: Claire Smith

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Bold and brash, Eva MacAteer has spent her life working in her blue-collar family’s construction business. In doing so, she’s had to fight for her own place away from her overbearing father, as well as for her own identity as a woman. Struggling between her loyalty to her brothers and her desire to strike out to be her own person, Eva knows one thing for certain: getting involved with a womanizer, no matter how hot he may be, is not the path for her.  

Stud is not one to be tied down to any woman. Fiercely loyal to the club and his single ways, the last thing he expects is to become fascinated by the fiery Eva. He sees his own life reflected in hers and is not quite sure how to handle the connection.

Can two mismatched people find enough common ground to overcome their fears and allow love to grow?
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I've had stories in my head since I was a child.  All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured my interest.  I'm a voracious reader, and have spent many hours in my life devouring books, therefore it's only fitting I should write a few myself!  

I've spent most of my life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn't mean I'm pigeon-holed into one mold.  I've been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else I feel like exploring.  As one of my students said to me once, "Life's too short to ignore the opportunities."   I have no intention of ever stopping so welcome to my story world.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Blog Tour: Divine Grace by Virginia Cantrell


Title: Divine Grace 
Author: Virginia Cantrell 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Release Date: May 12, 2018
Series: Divine Series, Book 2 
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
Editor: Hot Tree Editing
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
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Fallen angels and reawakened desire, promises and grudges—a stunning novel in Virginia Cantrell’s Divine series continues, featuring Inaya and Trevin as they race to save the world of the Nephilim from a deadly enemy.

Adopted into the royal family, Inaya has never felt like she belonged, but when the kingdom is overthrown, the Nephilim look to her for guidance. In order to save all she holds dear, she must join forces with the soldier who broke her heart and destroyed her belief in love.

Driven by duty and haunted by the past, Trevin doesn’t make mistakes… until Inaya. His misguided honor cost him the courageous, impulsive beauty he swore to protect. With Inaya needing him now more than ever, he has the chance to prove his worth. But it may be too late to earn back her trust.

An unearthly enemy, the fallen angel Lahash, has vowed to destroy the Nephilim to right the sins of his past. With his plan set in motion and his fate tied to Inaya’s, the world of the Nephilim will never be the same.



As soon as they entered the dining area, Caeden’s eyes were immediately drawn to Amira, just as Inaya had known they would be. He wasted no time approaching and requesting a private moment with Amira. Inaya gave her an encouraging smile before she left them to, hopefully, sort things out.

A hand snapped forward and firmly grabbed Inaya’s arm as she entered the seating area, effectively stopping her at the entryway. She barely withheld a yelp, which would no doubt attract everyone’s attention. Jerking her head to the right, she found eyes the color of molten chocolate staring down at her, threating to draw her into their spell.

“Trevin.” It came out as a husky whisper.

“The seating arrangements could not be altered, but I trust you will take heed of our earlier conversation. You may be polite, but you will not pursue Sorin’s attention,” Trevin decreed.

Inaya ripped her arm from his grasp. “I don’t need you to instruct me on how to behave. I’ve been adequately put in my place once already today and reminded not to interfere with my betters.”

“How’s that?” His body was tense and his eyes fierce.

She felt a flutter in her lower belly, the unwanted attraction flaring at his intensity and show of strength. She shifted away from him and tried for a look of indifference. “Nothing for you to worry about.”

Trevin quickly scanned the room before his eyes came back to her. “We’ll discuss it later.” His warm hand settled on the small of her back as he escorted Inaya to her seat. “For now, safeguard yourself from unnecessary trouble, for both of us,” he said the last on a whisper in her ear as he helped her settle in her seat before taking his position across the room to stand guard. Her eyes followed him the entire way.

“I didn’t realize this was a charity event.” Sorin’s snide comment reached her from across the table, as he had intended.

Inaya was temporarily distracted by Marcelle choking on her water at Sorin’s comment, but quickly turned back to address him. “Meaning?”

“Meaning the rest of us are forced to endure the company of a street urchin,” he gave her a scathing once-over before continuing, “because King Vidar is weak-willed and gullible, which works out well for you, but is unfortunate for the rest of us.”

Inaya could practically feel the hatred being thrown at her through Sorin’s words. Her brief interactions with him in the past hadn’t been pleasant, but never had he spoken to her in this manner before. Too stunned to speak, she glanced to the head of the table where King Vidar sat conversing with Lord Donovan, Lady Ferrara, and Kearney, the new scout.

Inaya was grateful the king hadn’t heard the slight against him, but as the shock wore off, indignation and hurt began to surface, quickly followed by untamed fury. Just as she opened her mouth, ready to let this arrogant swine know exactly what she thought of him, Amira came sweeping in the room, gaining everyone’s attention. Always the proper princess, Amira greeted each of her guests before taking her seat at the end of the table opposite of her father.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cover Reveal: Midlife Crisis by L.B. Dunbar

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Who’s ready for more silver foxes in another romance for the over 40?

Midlife Crisis Another romance for the over 40 L.B. Dunbar Happening May 23.
Special thank you to: Cover Design: Shanoff Designs Cover Model: Tom Ernsting @tomernsting on IG
 

Blurb:

Midge Everette.
I'm forty-one today. It's my birthday, And I'm crying over burnt toast. That's not some euphemism. Literally, I'm sobbing over stupid bread, so I call a crisis center. I just need someone to talk to about life. Only I recognize the smoky voice of the man on the line. In the name of all things, don't let it be...
Hank Paige.
As a former rock star, I once had it all. Fame. Fortune. Females. Except for the one thing I wanted most. I lost everything. Cancer took the girl. Now, I fix cars and restore other people's dreams. I just want to be somebody's someone. And there's a certain woman with captivating eyes, I want to fulfill my dreams. For the love of all things, please let it be her...
In the midst of questioning everything, could love be the resolution to a midlife crisis?
 

~~~~~~~~ If you loved Tommy Carrigan in After Care meet his best friend and former drummer, Hank, as he discovers romance in his forties.

 
Book 2 of the silver fox, former rock stars can be read as a standalone. But if you’d like to meet Tommy Carrigan while you wait, we highly recommend:

After Care

 
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Sunday, May 6, 2018

New Release: Whiskey River Princess by Theresa Oliver


Title: Whiskey River Princess
Author: Theresa Oliver
Series: Whiskey River Brides #3
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2018
Cover Designer: RMGraphX
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She’s looking for adventure in the West, but discovers more. He’s sure he’ll never find love, until she lands at his door. Together, Gabriella and Dirk will discover a spark that even a blizzard can’t quench.
Gabriella Grimaldi is new to Whiskey River—a quiet frontier town, where those who dream of a different life gather under the big, open sky. Escaping a life of faux friends and duty, Gabriella forsakes her life of fortune and runs away. What she gets instead is an education in the ways of the world.
Not far from town, Dirk Price is settling in for another long winter in Whiskey River, when a lost young woman shows up at his door. In the light of the fireside, Gabriella and Dirk find themselves unfreezing their chilly hearts and protecting one another against not only the cold, but from evil forces. Can they let love in, or will they turn away from happiness when danger knocks at the door?
In the depths of winter under the weight of a blizzard, return to the sleepy, snowy banks of Whiskey River, Wyoming, in A Whiskey River Princess.
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An educator, writer, mother, and free spirit, Theresa Oliver’s love affair with the written word has spanned decades. An Indiana native, Theresa began the foundation of her writing career as a child. Her love of reading, writing, and creative expression guided her to seek a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, News Editorial sequence, from the University of Tennessee at Martin; and then continued on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, Early Childhood Education sequence, from Armstrong Atlantic State University. 

Her foundational experiences in childhood led her to want to create meaningful, positive experiences with reading and writing for future generations, and inspire the same love of creative expression that has been such a rewarding force behind her career and life. 

Theresa has dedicated her life to the world of writing and the creation of novels that span all levels and genres. First and foremost a mother, her greatest loves are her three beautiful boys, to whom she dedicates the success and longevity of her prolific career. Theresa currently resides in Kissimmee, Florida with her beloved husband and children.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Release: The Lion Tamer by Dahlia Donovan



Author: Dahlia Donovan
Title: The Lion Tamer
Series: The Sin Bin, Book 6
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Publisher: Hot Tree Publishing
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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One dominant Marine.
One troubled rugby player.

The Sin Bin will never be the same.

Gray Baird’s to-do list for the year includes starting a restaurant, claiming his submissive, and keeping his nosy friends out of his business. He has his work seriously cut out for him.

Scottie Monk prides himself on bullying his way through problems—and sometimes even people. His life is spiralling out of his control, but he refuses to break. The last thing he expects is to find peace in the confines of submission.

One man will try to tame a lion.

One man will try to heal.

And both men will have to join forces to deal with a toxic family and invasive paparazzi.


The Lion Tamer is book six in Dahlia Donovan's international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.

It is recommended that readers have read at least The Royal Marine and The Unexpected Santa prior to reading The Lion Tamer.

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Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.


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Friday, February 9, 2018

RELEASE TOUR for CLAIRVOYANT AND PRESENT DANGER by LENA GREGORY


Clairvoyant and Present Danger
by Lena Gregory
Series: Bay Island Psychic Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Berkley
Release Date: February 6, 2018



A haunting vision reveals a ghostly grave in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Occult and Battery.

Whoever said that dead men tell no tales has never met Cass Donnovan...

Cass has always relied on her abilities to guide her, but after communications with a ghost land her in the middle of a murder investigation, she has to wonder if her gifts are really more a curse.

Cass knows she is meant to help track down the killer--much to the chagrin of local law enforcement--when the apparition leads her to a dead body on the beach near her psychic shop, Mystical Musings. But the police are not the only ones who wish Cass would stick to reading palms. Someone is trying to scare her off, and it will take all her powers of premonition to catch the killer before Cass herself becomes the next victim...


It was past time to get this guy out of her shop. It didn’t take any kind of psychic powers to feel the negative energy pouring off him in waves. “Okay, then. Why don’t we get started?” She lit a white candle and pushed it to the side of the table, then set the paper and pencils in front of her.

Color readings tended to be calming, and her clients usually left with a sense of peace. Hopefully, it would soothe what she perceived as an undercurrent of violence in the big man. Maybe that’s why Beast took such an instant dislike to him. Couldn’t dogs sense stuff like that?

Without looking, she grabbed a handful of pencils from the basket and placed them beside her. She rolled her hand back and forth over them, coaxing them into a straight line.

“If your daughter is still alive, and you have no idea where she could be, I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to do for you.” Holding her breath, she waited for another outburst. When none came, she lifted a pencil and pressed it to the paper. Black. Hmmm . . .

She’d never started a reading with the color black before, and she had to wonder if it was her own opinion of the man guiding her choice of color. She always tried to let her subconscious—or whatever—guide her hand, but this time she couldn’t be sure. Perhaps she was transferring her intense dislike and lack of trust for him to the reading. She shook off the concern and tried to focus.

Black was a color of mystery. While it didn’t always have a negative connotation—it could also represent power and strength, which this man obviously possessed—more often than not, it did.

She began to scribble, just a random blotch of color toward the top of the page. Black could also symbolize death. Was that the message she was supposed to pass on? That his daughter had died? No way could she tell him that, even if she was certain of it, which she wasn’t. Actually, she was getting surprisingly few impressions from this man, other than an overwhelming sense of anger.

She continued to scribble, the rhythmic scratch, scratch, scratch of the pencil against the paper the only sound as her blob of black began to take on a definite shape. She frowned. That had never happened before. Her color readings usually left her with a random palette of colors that could tell her something about her client. This was different, surreal.

A faceless silhouette began to form . . . Blackness lifted off the page, surrounded her, embraced her in shadow. The shape of a woman emerged from the darkness, the same woman who’d haunted her every nightmare for over a week now, robbing her of the sleep she so desperately needed.




Book 1: Death at First Sight

Book 2: Occult and Battery


Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.