Friday, March 27, 2015

Release Day Blitz: From Origins by Mary Ting







Title: From Origins
Series: Descendant Prophecies
Author: Mary Ting
Cover Artist: Laura Hildago with Bookfabulous Designs

  
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Skylar, Mason, and the other descendants embark a deadly quest to the underworld to confront the evil Hades, who has been plotting to kill off the descendants of all the gods. On this journey, they soon discover that the ancient gods are not dead as once believed but are held captive in a secret location. In order to save the world from destruction at the hands of Hephaestus, the descendants must set out on a crusade to rescue the gods. In the process, Skylar learns more about her bloodline and her powers, but there is also a heavy price to pay. The darkest forces known to man are about to return to reclaim their stolen kingdom.






Seeing nothing but darkness through door one heightened my awareness, and the mist that slowly crept out like thin layer of clouds, spreading and covering our feet, brought another level of fright. The ground started to shake, then a sound like thunder boomed, getting louder…louder…until it sounded more like a stampede.

My imagination got the best of me as I envision buffaloes charging for us. Roaring sounds burst in the air when a dozen of the Cerberuses tried to charge through at once. I would have preferred the buffaloes, but instead, we got Hades’s guard dogs.

Their glowing red eyes were what I saw first, then their vampire like teeth, and last three heads to a body. With serpent’s heads on the tips of their tales and lion like claws, they looked like they could rip us to shreds as they dashed for us as if we were a gourmet meal.

“Cerberus. I should have guessed.” Zara quaked, standing next to Tara. Extending both of their arms up, they were creating a shied. Blazing light engulfed us.


“You should have guessed sooner, but I don’t think it would have mattered.” Nick’s eyes glowed, ready to fight. “Here puppy, puppy. Let’s play.”




International Bestselling Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.










Cover Reveal: The Guardians of Sin by Jonathan L. Ferrara






Seven deadly sins have been unleashed, and the only one who can defeat them is the boy who set them free. 

Nicholas Blackwell has no idea he is supposed to fulfill a destiny. All he knows is that he draws trouble like a magnet. Orphaned at seven when two demonic men killed his parents, he copes with the strict rules of his new home, St. Christopher’s academy, unaware that he has been the real target for the killers and that his guardian angel has saved him in the nick of time. And now, his problems are only beginning when a mysterious serpent lures him into the woods and tricks him into a demonic ritual that will unleash the Seven Deadly Sins to destroy the humankind. Nicholas has no choice but to correct his mistake--or die trying. 

Aided by Amy, a shy but determined girl who seems to know more about his task than she should, Nicholas's quest is to travel into the City of Demonio and defeat the Seven Guardians of Sin. To succeed, he must confront demons, monsters, and lost souls, learn the mysteries of the Chapel of Dreams, discover the true meaning of friendship and love, and face the darkest secret of all: the Blackwell Family Secret.



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Jonathan L. Ferrara was born in San Pedro, California to an Italian fisherman and a mother from New York. Growing up with one older brother, Jonathan had several hobbies: finding the best hiding spots to jump out and scare his mother, discovering new fantasy book series, and imagining outrageous, whimsical worlds full of magic. He is now happily married, residing in California in the City of Angels. He has two wonderful children-his dog Koda and cat Merlin.



Blog Tour: Dark Indiscretions: Seer Destined by Shakuita Johnson


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Book Title: Dark Indiscretions: Seer Destined (Dark Indiscretions Series, Book 3)
Author: Shakuita Johnson
Release Date: March 17, 2015


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**Contains adult language and situations M/M/F**


Three destinies entwined since the beginning of time… James Johnston, ruthless, evil, Mystic, is not looking for love. In fact, the only things keeping him going are revenge, obsession, and an ancient Prophecy. He’s back from the Hell his niece sent him to for the second time and is ready to make her immortal life miserable. He also has a daughter to mold and an ancient Prophecy to fulfill. He wants everything to burn and die around him. He feels no love, no loyalty—only rage. Yet, one action sprouts several reactions and before long, he may lose complete control over his own fate. But not to worry, he has a plan… Alexander Carvanis, Mooyer. Legacy. After his occult upbringing, he only knows one thing: kill anything that has been labeled "Tarnished" by the Mooyer Society, led by his father. He is obsessed with one thought in his mind and it isn’t his own. The only things he’s ever known are what his father told him. He’s followed for years without question and it all comes tumbling down because of his blind obsession to bring down the one he never trusted. Five forbidden journals later and his whole life has changed. Now, the very person he set out to ruin is the only person he can trust not to kill him on sight… Isobelle Mina, freak, or so she always thought. But there is more to her—so much more than she had ever dreamed possible. Secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to push her over the edge. A destiny she isn't sure she wants and two men who are fated to be hers, if only they can see past their hatred… Will these three overcome a vendetta thousands of years in the making, or will the wounds be too old to heal?


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- "It was one of the best books I've read in along time. I couldn't put it down, read the book in one sitting. Highly recommend!" - Annie (Amazon) - "What a ride! So many twists! The other books in this series seem to focus mainly with the supernaturals. Seer Destined gives you the inside look into the Mooyer Society. Alexander Carvanis discovers some dark secrets within his family and the only person he can trust is Isobelle, but she has secrets of her own. Before you know it you are thrown deep into the world of all things Mooyers are against. James is back and crazy as ever. Everyone is on edge and trying to figure out everyone else's motive. Incredible story.[...] Must read!" - Kel Hawk - "[...] James is back to his evil ways, but in some ways he actually is becoming more likable. This quickly became my favorite book in the series so far. Can't wait to see what all happens next! " - cbf (Amazon) - "[...] the Dark Indiscretions Series will leave you begging for more. Shakuita has out done herself with this one. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. " - All Things Book
- "Book 3 in the Dark Indiscretions series may be the best thus far! All the story lines are coming together and we are learning more of the characters back story. As we get more information the story gets more exciting. Is it all predestined or will free will allow the characters to make their own future. I can not wait for the next installment to see where they go next. An excellent story by a truly talented author!!" - Janet (Amazon)


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Isobelle didn't want to be partnered with that ass hat, but she didn't want to be strapped to a desk either so she kept her mouth shut. But she was not getting in the car with him after his little display. She didn't care if she had to walk to her car. She stormed out of the conference room in a daze. This day just kept getting better and better. "Isobelle, hurry up and get in the car before I leave you," Alexander shouted. "Go fuck yourself! I'll find my own way home," Isobelle said. "Excuse me?" "Fuck off and leave me alone." Isobelle was pulled into a secluded room and pushed up against a wall. She was held firmly in place by one of Alexander's knees and forearm. He gave her the strangest look before his mouth came crashing down onto hers. She stood there, stunned for several seconds before she grabbed him by the back of his neck and pressed her body closer to his. His hands came down to rest on her behind and he squeezed. He picked her up so quickly that she skipped a few breaths and then could feel something solid and cool pressed up against her back. He'd moved her on top of the table that was in the room. She could feel him through his pants, and the rubbing motions he was making were driving her insane. Isobelle had never been intimate with a man before and she was all but purring like a cat. Alexander's hands slid up under her shirt, blazing a path to her breasts. Just as quickly as they were there, they were gone and her shirt was being ripped down the middle to expose her in a way she'd never been exposed before. The look in Alexander's eyes was one of possession. In that moment he owned every part of Isobelle and nothing else mattered. He started to attack her nipples with a vengeance and Isobelle arched her back up to meet him. She was greedy for his touches, his kisses, and most of all his eyes. She wanted his eyes on her, always. Isobelle felt herself fumbling with the buttons on Alexander's slacks when just as quickly as he'd attacked her, he pulled away. The loss of his skin on hers was so drastic that she shivered in its absence. The look on his face was a mix of horror and longing. Isobelle didn't understand. "Alex, what's wrong?" Isobelle asked. She was panting but she'd managed the words. He was silent for a long time, too long. "Don't call me that. This," Alexander said, pointing between the two of them, "was a mistake that will never happen again. Either get in the car or walk home. I don't care. Either way I'm leaving in the next two minutes." Isobelle watched as Alexander walked out the door without a backwards glance. She looked down at her ripped shirt and the thought of walking out behind him in the state she was in reduced her to tears. For the first time in her life she was ashamed, and for that Isobelle might never be able to fully forgive him. With as much dignity as she could summon, Isobelle held her shirt closed with her hands, walked out the room Alexander had pushed her in, past The Society's secretary, and left the building to start her extremely long walk-of-shame to her car. Because, true to his word, Alexander had left when she hadn't come out in time. She was falling in love with a complete and utter asshole and she had no idea what she was going to do about it.


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Shakuita Johnson is a 30-year-old Psychology major who does not write erotica. Just because she has a few sex scene doesn't mean her books fall in the erotica category. When she isn't going to school or working, she is doing what she loves most. Writing. She started writing in middle school. She would write poetry in her room or the middle of the night. Then she was introduced to short stories in a creative writing course her senior year. Her love for paranormal and supernatural started with R.L. Stine Goosebumps books and TV shows, Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, and Christopher Pike books. She is an avid reader with over 100 books on her bookshelf and 1000 plus on her iPad. She also loved to watch Charmed and Buffy the Vampire Slayer with her mom.
Dark Indiscretions is her first novel, a Paranormal Thriller, and is PermaFREE on all outlets for the ebook. She has followed it up with Dark Indiscretions: Monster Unleashed, Dark Indiscretions: A Prequel and Dark Indiscretions: Seer Destined. The next book in the series is Rumspringa and will release Fall 2015. She released her Dark Romance which has a bit of suspense entitled And So She Waited in Oct 2014. She is currently working on the first book in her spin off series Dark Indiscretions Chronicles titled Callisto Carvanis: And A Legacy Was Born and book 3.5 in Dark Indiscretions Series Rumspringa.  



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Release Launch: Stay For Me by Megan Smith











Eli Sabatino, determined to make a name for himself amid Seaside, New Jersey’s nightlife, has laid out the perfect plan for success. But that plan didn’t include Layla, the hopeful bartender who walked in for an interview. He knows, as an employee, this blonde bombshell is off-limits but he can’t fight the undeniable force of attraction that pulls him toward her.


Layla Del Duca has the weight of the world on her shoulders. With a full course load, a boyfriend, a sister to take care of, and an alcoholic mother, she needs to regain control of her life. Her job at Fierce is priority number one. But a complication she didn’t expect looms behind the eyes of Eli, her handsome new boss.



Emotions collide full force and they can no longer turn a blind eye to what their hearts are telling them.


But, can their passion survive when Eli can no longer promise the one thing Layla asks of him? Will everything change? Will he stay?




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The barista hands me my coffee. I stuff the receipt in my pocket walking out but stopping short when I get a better look at the dad and his daughter.
It’s Eli.
Eli and his daughter.
Eli. Has. A. Kid.
I duck back into the coffee shop trying to figure out a way to get around him without being seen. I take a seat at an empty table that gives me a little view of Eli. My heart is beating so fast and I’m shaking. Holy shit, I can’t believe he has a kid. How did he not tell me this? Did I miss the pictures of her in his office? How come she’s never come in for a visit before opening?
All of these questions are swirling around in my head when I see a tall, beautiful brunette walk out of Victoria’s Secret and right over to where Eli is with his daughter. I stop breathing and my vision blurs as she places a hand on Eli’s shoulder and leans in to kiss the little girl’s cheek.
A chair slides across the tile floor startling me. I grab my coffee, stand up and look around trying to figure out which way is the fastest to get outside, to get away from this train wreck. I realize there are no exits nearby, only a bathroom so that’s where I head.
I take a sip of my coffee and toss the rest in the trash…not even drinking that will help ward off the headache now.
Stepping out of the coffee shop I keep my head down until I turn the corner where I’m safe, only I’m not.
Oomph. Firm hands grasping my upper arms keep me steady. My cheek rests against a hard toned chest. The aroma of a crisp sea breeze with a hint of woodsy essence invades my senses and makes my world tilt.
My heart rate picks up a beat and I try to quickly recover by taking a few steps back. “I’m sorry.” I say before looking up.
The guy chuckles and it’s like a bucket of cold water that washes over me. I know that sound and it’s the last person I wanted to run into right now. It’s the person I was running from.
“What are you doing?” He asks.
I roll my eyes while adjusting the strap on my purse. “Shopping, what else do you do at a mall, Eli?”
“By yourself?”
I huff annoyed that he would think I can’t shop by myself. “Yeah.”
“Where’s Brian?” When his name rolls off his tongue I cringe.
“Where’s your girlfriend?” Yeah, jerk, I saw her and your daughter.
Eli smirks and I want to punch him in the face. “I don’t have one.”
“Then who’s that?” I say nodding towards the pretty girl with her daughter who looks to be about Fallon’s age.
“Jealous?”
I glare, getting more and more pissed off that he’s not claiming them. “Nope.”
“Then why does it matter who that is?”
“It doesn’t.”
He smiles a cocky smile. “I’ll tell you on one condition.”
“What’s that?”
He takes a small step towards me and leans down to whisper in my ear. “Go out to dinner with me again tonight.”
I push on his hard stomach. “No.”
Eli laughs. “Why not? It’s just friends having dinner.”
“Because.” I can’t think of a reason to say no but I know that I should.
Eli takes a step closer and I take a step back. “There has to be a reason, Layla.” He takes another step towards me and my back hits the wall. He’s got me cornered and his girlfriend and daughter are right there. This is so fucked up. “Are you afraid of what might happen?”
I swallow hard. “No.”
He brings his mouth right to my ear and whispers, “Are you afraid of me or what will happen when you’re with me?”
A shiver racks my body as his warm breath hits my ear. He’s so cocky but in a sexy sort of way.
Eli kisses the lobe of my ear. “Which is it, Layla?”
I can’t speak. I can barely hold myself up against the wall. He bites down on my ear and I whimper. Breathing is optional at this point.
Why is he doing this? He just kissed my fucking ear, in the mall, in broad daylight, and I’m like a deer caught in headlights right now.
“I’ll pick you up at seven. Wear something nice.”
And then he’s gone leaving me speechless and utterly breathless.

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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.


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Release Blitz: One To Save by Tia Loiuse


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ONE TO SAVE (One to Hold, #6)
(Derek & Melissa)
By Tia Louise
#SaveDerek March 26, 2015


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Some threats come at you as friendly fire. Some threats take away everything. Family won’t let you go down without a fight. The Secret isn’t as secure as Derek’s team originally thought it was, and a person on the inside of Alexander-Knight is set on exposing him, breaking him, and taking away all he holds dear. Refusing to let anyone suffer for his crimes, Derek takes matters into his own hands. He’s exposed, he’s defenseless, but his friends are determined to save him. 


A STAND-ALONE, ONE TO HOLD NOVEL. Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.    



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One to Save
By Tia Louise
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  Derek The muscle in my jaw clenches hard, but my voice stays calm. “Open the door, Melissa.” “No.” I step back ready to snap that chain with a swift kick, when she pushes it closed and the noise of that f**king deadbolt sounds again. “God dammit!” I shout as I shove my key back into the lock. I’m turning it open when I hear scraping noises on the other side. This time when I push against the wood, it doesn’t move at all. Resting my forehead against the door, I take another deep breath, fighting for control. “Please let me in.” “You promised!” She yells from the other side. “You looked in my eyes and promised.” “Baby, I didn’t know how serious this was.” “I won’t hear any more lies from you. Take your shit and leave. It’s over.” She’s crying now, and all semblance of control I had is gone. This is not happening. Stepping back, I hit the door with my shoulder as hard as I can. A low growl escapes my throat on impact. The door doesn’t budge. “Open the door,” I repeat. Again, she says, “No.” Stepping back, I kick it with the sole of my foot. The doorjamb shudders, but it doesn’t give. “Don’t make me call the police,” she shouts from the other side. That nearly sends me into a rage. My shoulders are rapidly rising and falling as I step back and survey this situation. The woman I love has thrown me out and is now threatening the cops on me. Am I having some kind of f**king bad dream? The only possible way I might get in the house comes to mind. “I want to see Dex.” She’s angry, yes, but if we can look at each other, talk it out… Maybe she needs to yell at me. I can listen, hear what she needs to say, and everything can go back to normal. “I’ll talk to my mom. We’ll work out a schedule for you to visit him.” My fist is pounding on the wood before I even realize what I’m doing. This is f**king idiotic, and I need to get on the other side of this f**king door and hold Melissa in my arms. “Stop it!” I can hear the break in her voice, and it rips me apart. “You’re scaring Dex.” Breathing hard, I rest my head against the wood again. Looking to the side, I can see the cracks that have formed around the doorjamb from my attempts to break it down. Sound filters through the spaces easily. The noise of my Melissa crying is just on the other side. I can’t take this. “Melissa.” This time I’m pleading with her. “Please open the door.” “No.” She says softly, between sniffles. My heart is twisting in my chest. “What do you want me to do, baby? Just tell me what to do.” “I want you to go away.” Her voice shakes as she says the words. “I can’t do that.” I’m breathing hard now. “I love you.” “Not enough to keep your promise.” “I love you more than enough.” Gripping the wooden frame, I fight my emotions. “Let me in.” “I’m done talking. Take your bags and go.” Noises on the other side sound like Dex whining. I hear her go to him and attempt to soothe him. Stepping back, I look at the windows and consider breaking one of them. For several long seconds, I visualize myself doing it. I look around the perimeter and see every place I can force my way inside, go in there and gather her in my arms, make her stop saying these things. But I don’t. It would scare Dex, it would anger Mel… It would only make things harder for me. Instead I do what she asks. Ice is in the pit of my stomach as I pick up my duffel and the largest suitcase and carry them to my car. Popping the trunk, I put them inside and go back for the remaining two.  


  
Books by Tia LouiseONE TO HOLD SERIES
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014
One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014
One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014
One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), Dec. 29, 2014
One to Save (Derek & Melissa), March 26, 2015!
One to Chase (Amy & Marcus), coming June 2015!
 





 
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