Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cover Reveal: Mistletoe & Kisses: A Christmas Anthology







RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 4TH 





Six of your favorite contemporary romance authors bring you six memorable holiday stories. 

**Secret Santa by Jennifer Benson
**Coming Home by Rebecca Brooke
**Christmas Wish: A Holiday Novella by Danielle Jamie
**Christmas Stalkings (Bullet 4.5) by Jade C. Jamison
**Finding Sadie: A Prequel by Brandace Morrow
**Wrap Me In Your Love by Lisa Survillas

Proceeds from the first two weeks sales will be donated to Legacy X where the mission is to create a place where people find their true self, define what their purpose is and a place where we inspire them to leave a legacy they are proud of. Legacy X was founded by Justin Smith, drummer for the Las Vegas headlining group Recycled Percussion.

**Secret Santa by Jennifer Benson

Tonight is the night of the office holiday party and Olive Harper, a paralegal for a New Jersey law firm, was put in charge of the planning. To her surprise, a new employee has been hired at the firm and has brought his brother, Murphy, as his guest. When Scott wakes up on a strange couch in a strange house, he is curious and concerned until he is greeted by the beautiful woman whom he met last night at an office holiday party. Instantly intrigued by her long night shirt and knee high socks, neither Murphy nor Olive could know where a chance meeting at an office holiday party could take them, but thanks to a Secret Santa, they are about to find out.

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**Coming Home by Rebecca Brooke

Tanner Marano has finally found the girl of his dreams and after lots of hard work and heartache, Danielle is finally his. Now all he wants to do is make her his wife, but with meeting his parents and deployments, Danielle is more nervous than ever.

Danielle Renton went through immense heartache only to be brought back into light by Tanner. He is her own knight in shining armor. Yet there is a secret she's keeping for fear it will push him away.

When Tanner comes home with everything be as he left it?



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**Christmas Wish: A Holiday Novella by Danielle Jamie

Callie Greenwood’s life has never been easy. Her father up and left when she was six and her mother passed away from breast cancer when she was just thirteen, leaving her grandparents to raise her. But since her grandfather passed away and her grandmother was put into a nursing home, she’s been on her own.

Desperate for love, Callie foolishly settled for the cliché bad boy, thinking he would change his ways for her. Sadly, she learns the hard way that life doesn’t care how bad you have it, and that you can’t make someone love you. When Callie needs Jase the most he abandons her, just like her father did sixteen years ago.

Determined to not spend the holidays alone, Callie decides to spend the holidays at her Aunt Ella's bed and breakfast in Lake George, New York.

Little does she know that everything for her will change when she checks in to the quaint town at Christmas. Callie expected to spend two weeks sipping cocoa by the fire place, listening to Bing Crosby and spending time with her Aunt. The last she ever expected was to meet the handsome but mysterious Brody O’Reilly...

This Christmas heartbreak, secrets, and romance will collide making it a holiday she’ll not soon forget.



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**Christmas Stalkings (Bullet 4.5) by Jade C. Jamison

Val, Brad, and the kids decide to take a short but needed winter vacation to get away from it all and enjoy each other’s company, but one thing is stopping them from relaxing like they should. Since fronting her new band Val Hella, Val has discovered the darker side of fame—she has a stalker, one who seems intent upon stepping up his game to get what he wants, and the ruin of their vacation becomes the least of their worries.

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**Finding Sadie: A Prequel by Brandace Morrow

**Can be read as a stand alone novella**
*Intended for readers 18+*
A Los Rancheros novella

At fifteen, I took on the role of Popper out of necessity, forgetting the person I was. That's when I became the lead singer of a grunge metal band.

Now at twenty-two I'm cocky, a pessimist, and violent. My shrink is even fed up with me, suggesting I try something radical to appreciate the value of life.

She gives me a card that leads me to him, and ultimately I find . . . me.



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**Wrap Me In Your Love by Lisa Survillas

After realizing the marriage to her first ever boyfriend was too good to be true, Isabella files for divorce and leaves their life in California for the home of her youth in Chicago. Upon her arrival, she reconnects with her cousin and best friend Daniel, who has been taking care of her parents’ home since they passed. 

When Daniel enlists the help of his friend Taylor, who Isabella had a childhood crush on, will she be forced to face the pain of rejection again, or will Taylor see what he has missed all these years?

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Release Day Blitz: Last Chance by T.G. Ayer








The 3rd installment in the DarkWorld: SkinWalker series. 

With the loss of her sister still weighing down both her conscience and her heart, Kailin Odel must take on the next part of her mission - find her mother and Anjelo and bring them back from Wrythiin. 
Kailin uses her mother's portal key and enters the Wraith world intent on saving the ones she loves, but from the moment she arrives her mission is fraught with peril. 
Arriving in Wrythiin, Kai steps right into the middle of a Wraith rebellion. And only to find that though Anjelo is safe, her mother is held captive by a subversive faction of Wraiths once led by the Wraithlord that Kai had killed. 
From Wraiths to Shapeshifters, rebel causes to fraying family ties, to inexplicable new powers, Kai must fight her darkest demons while entering the blackest pits of Wrythiin to save her mother.



I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes... I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It's a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves - it works wonderfully...

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands - I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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Blog Tour: A Beautiful Purpose by Alicia Rae


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Title: A Beautiful Purpose (Beautiful #6) 
Author: Alicia Rae
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ 
Publication Date: October 20, 2014
Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.  


~ Synopsis ~


*Book 6 in The Beautiful Series or Standalone* 

 All Blake Johnson knows is the life of a Marine. After serving his country for eight years, he returns to his family for some rest and rehabilitation. Fighting an internal war, he battles sleepless nights as images of his former military days haunt him. From the moment Audrey Hampton walks into his life, he is drawn to her. Her beauty leaves him breathless and weak in the knees. She kindles a spark of hope deep within his soul, igniting a part of himself he feared was missing. Her never-ending compassion for others opens his heart in a way he never dreamed. But Audrey is hiding wounds of her own. Returning to Lake Tahoe to care for her ill mother triggers painful childhood memories of her parents’ loveless marriage, reminding her there is no such thing as true love. Will Blake’s resolve be powerful enough to open Audrey’s sealed heart? Or will Audrey fear the past and risk losing the man who could give her life a new found purpose? Can two wounded souls become one?

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~My Review~



A Beautiful Purpose is an interesting read.
From the start up o the last, everything is great.
The story and the characters are also good.

The characters, Blake and Audrey are great.
Blake, I love this guy.
He’s amazing and understanding.
Audrey, a great woman with a loving heart.
Despite all the things that her mom said to her, she’s still there for her mom to take care for her.

The story is interesting and good.
I love how it got me intrigued since the first chapters up to the last.
The story revolves around this two amazing characters, Blake and Audrey.
Despite the two characters experiences, the two find how to find a purpose again.
As the story goes by, it just keeps getting better and better.
I love how I was carried away with the scenes and the emotions of the characters.
Ms. Alicia Rae did an amazing job in making A Beautiful Purpose an amazing read!








     
~ About the Author ~

Alicia Rae 


 Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography. Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you. Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…    

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Blog Tour: Naliyah by Shauna Kelley


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Naliyah by Shauna Kelley

Publication: Create Space Genres: Paranormal YA
Lenora Scheid can tell you much of human nature. After more than a century of traveling from warzone to warzone, she has experienced more than she can handle of mankind’s thirst for blood and power…she cannot, however, tell you what she is. Not exactly human, but not precisely vampire either, Lenora’s whole life has been spent under the watchful eye of her father. With only her dreams of a mysterious blue‐eyed man as company, she has little choice but to follow her father across the world despite his refusal to help her understand her true nature. As Lenora reaches the end of her tolerance with their life of travel and death, she comes face to face with her blue‐eyed man and everything changes. Can this man save her from a life of brutality? Or will the secrets kept from her for so long destroy them both? “Highly imaginative, captivating, and rich in characters and story… a must read.” --Tia Bach, author of The Tala Prophecies

EXCERPT

What does it mean for mankind that, in the one hundred years of wandering that followed our time in Africa, I was never hungry again? From the Ivory Coast, we sailed north, moving through Egypt on foot or horse. “You should see Cairo,” my father had said, “and Giza, where our people helped to design the great pyramids.” “We’ve been around that long?” I asked. “Longer,” he said. Having just fed, we were able to walk the dessert in the daylight, and marvel at the wonders of man long dead. However, after just a few days of the beating sun, I began to understand father’s warning that this would make us hungry faster. I began to eye our guides, kind honest men, longingly. At the end of each day, my skin took on a purplish tint and I could hear each and every beat of each and every heart around me. From Egypt, it was onto another ship, through the Red Sea and the Arabian. We reached India and found no shortage of the dying in Bombay, where poverty plagued the city as brutally as any war could. The plague had ravaged the population, leaving it with a broken and defeated feeling. In darker corners, bodies still lined the street. “Just be careful,” father warned as we moved through alleys full of moaning and desperate people. “The blood of the dead becomes poisonous to us the instant they die.” “But the plague in their blood will not hurt us?” I asked. “No,” he said. “It might make us feel a bit sluggish, but still better than not feeding at all.” During the days in Bombay, we slept in downy beds in a hotel that was inexplicably cool amidst the sweltering heat. We awoke at dusk, often travelling to some temple or other architectural wonder that my father wanted me to see. I found both the trip and the city dissonant and confusing. There were amazing and beautiful things to see if only I could not see the poverty and desperation that surrounded them. Whereas Baltimore had been loud but with sounds of those happy and thriving, Bombay was a cacophony of struggle. I tried to talk to my father about these observations, but he waved them off as though I was simply a silly girl thinking silly thoughts. “Let us go to the market,” he declared one day. I followed obediently, my eyes fixed to the ground. Soon however, we arrived at a bright and happy bizarre that lifted my spirits instantly. I wandered through a myriad of stalls of beaded shoes, spices that smelled so strong they made my head ache, and beautiful cloths. “Pretty lady,” one older gentleman called to me perfect English through a mouth that contained almost no teeth, “come here and see my pretty things.” I glanced around for my father, who was a few stalls back speaking intently to an older man. Deciding he wouldn’t even notice my absence, I moved towards the toothless man. His stall was full of fabrics of all colors. He had silks of deep turquoise, stunning purple, and vivid orange that seemed to beg for my touch. They are all richly embroidered and stunningly beautiful. “A pretty lady needs pretty things,” the toothless man declared, picking up a bright yellow shawl and wrapping it around my shoulders. It was covered in a pattern of sunbursts, and made me feel instantly cheerful. “It’s beautiful,” I said, feeling a bit of wonder at being called a lady. Only a few months prior, I had been just a girl. My father’s predictions about my aging had proven correct, and I had already advanced to looking like a young teenager. “You should buy it, pretty lady,” the man said. Suddenly, my father appeared behind me. “She should have one,” he agreed, “but not that one.” He reached beyond the man and picked out a deep blue shawl, covered with stars. “This one,” he declared, handing the man an exorbitant sum of money. “Yes, sir,” the man declared, wide-eyed over the money in his palm. “Thank you sir.” I wrapped myself in my shawl, saddened by the loss of the sunny yellow one, and followed my father out of the stall. “You gave him so much money,” I said. “Yes,” he agreed. “How do we always have so much money?” I asked. “From various places,” he said. “When you’ve been alive as long as I have, you can wait for investments to pay off.” “But what investments?” I persisted. “Lenora, you shouldn’t ask me about money, just know that we have it and leave it at that.” I fell silent, following him out of the market. A growing unease was settling across me, though I could not quite name its source. “We are leaving soon,” my father said after a moment, leading me down a darkened street that was far from our hotel. “Have we fed enough for another sea journey?” I asked. “We’re about to,” he said. I glanced around, but found no bodies on the ground in this part of the city. However, a murmuring behind me filled me with dread. Father and I both turned and found a group of perhaps eight men waiting for us at the mouth of the street. They instantly began shouting at my father in Hindi. “What are they saying?” I asked. “They are demanding I give them my money,” he said. The men advanced on us. “Are you going to?” I asked. “No,” he said, instead giving me a knife. As the men attacked, we stabbed and slashed until they were on the ground. My beautiful blue shawl was torn and covered with blood by the time we began to feed. Once full, we moved back towards the hotel. “You showed off your money in the market because you knew they would follow,” I said. “Yes,” he said. “But why them? You’ve said we eat the dying and they were alive,” I said. “There are many forms of dying,” he said. “Had we not killed them today, most of those men would have starved to death or died of malaria within the next year. This city has more people than it can support, and men like them add violence to the mix.” “But how can we be sure?” I said. “Perhaps one of them would have left this place and become a doctor and done good in the world.” “The chances of that are very small,” he said. “And you have just learned a lesson.” “And what lesson is that?” “That a healthy man can be a dying man, too.”  




MY REVIEW



Naliyah is an interesting read.
The story and the characters are great.
The way the story started is good; it made me curious on what will happen next to Lenora.

The characters of Naliyah are great.
Lenora is an interesting character.
I was intrigued in this woman. I was curious on who and what she really is.
She’s curious on the things around her especially meeting other people, meeting new friends.
The other characters, Lenora’s father, Annie, Ekua and Michael are also good.

The story is great.
I love the concept and the flow is good; easy to follow and understand.
As the story goes by, the story just keeps getting better and better.
I love how it made me curious on who really said true or who is lying.
The term Naliyah was explained on what it really meant.
The way the story ended is good.

Can’t wait to see what will happen next!  





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shauna Kelley lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and beloved mutts. Dedicated aunt, adventurous baker, and action movie fanatic, she spends her days writing, teaching, and crocheting. Kelley’s first novel, Max and Menna, was a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award finalist for Young Adult Fiction in 2010. Naliyah is her third novel. Kelley delights in the opportunity to interact with readers. Find her online at www.mmshaunakelley.blogspot.com.

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Blog Tour: The Empress Chronicles by Suzy Vitello




Published by Diversion Books





In this dazzling first book in the EMPRESS CHRONICLES series by the author of THE MOMENT BEFORE, one courageous girl seeks keys to the past to unlock the future…

When city girl Liz is banished to a rural goat farm on the outskirts of Portland, the 15-year-old feels her life spiraling out of control.  She can’t connect to her father or his young girlfriend, and past trauma adds to her sense of upheaval.  The only person who seems to keep her sane is a troubled boy who is fighting his own demons.  But all of this changes in one historical instant.
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One-hundred fifty years earlier, Elisabeth of Bavaria has troubles of her own.  Her childhood is coming to a crashing end, and her destiny is written in the form of a soothsaying locket that has the ability to predict true love.  But evil is afoot in the form of a wicked enchantress who connives to wield the power of the locket for her own destructive ends.
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When Liz finds a timeworn diary, and within it a locket, she discovers the secrets and desires of the young Bavarian princess who will one day grow up to be the legendary Empress of Austria. It is in the pages of the diary that these two heroines will meet, and it is through their interwoven story that Liz will discover she has the power to rewrite history—including her own…
Readers of books like Rachel Harris’s MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY will love THE EMPRESS CHRONICLES











About The Author




Suzy Vitello is a proud founding member of a critique group recently dubbed The Hottest Writing Group in Portland, and her short stories have won fellowships and prizes (including the Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Award, and an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship).
Twitter: @suzy_vitello




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Marriage Therapy Synopsis:



Marriage Therapy: A Dom, a Sub & a Cuckold 
Length: 20,500 

Lori and Tyler Hale have a nice home, good jobs, and decent relationship. Though while Tyler is happy to forego bedroom matters, Lori desires a kinky edge. With no answer in sight, the couple turns to marriage therapy. 

Recommended by a friend, Dr. Stone welcomes the couple into his office. The Hales soon discover their therapist’s unique way of treatment. Using the tools of sexual discipline, he pushes their marriage to the edge. Willing to risk their breaking, he challenges their sexual limits. Though the more he explores his female patient, the more he’s tempted to let them fail. 

Warning: This 20,500 word story contains graphic language, erotic situations, cuckold, cream pie, oral sex, anal sex, straight sex, male and female submission, spanking, choking, exhibition, voyeurism, domination, submission, humiliation, erotic romance and is a story for adults (18+)
















Fantasy Factory Synopsis:



The Fantasy Factory: Edgy Role Play 
Length: 18,500 

Vicky Lane’s sex life has hit a wall. Failing to spice things up with sexy outfits and toys, the luscious housewife threatens her husband with an affair. After he carelessly dares her to go forward, Vicky calls Gavin’s bluff. Raising the stakes, she lets her dark side shine. 

She signs up for the fantasy factory, where fantasy becomes reality. Wanting to act out her darkest taboo, she signs her freedom away, putting it in the hands of unknown men. Taken at random, an edgy adventure follows suit. Vicky hopes to teach Gavin a lesson of her value, though by the end, the lesson will belong to them both. 

The Fantasy Factory series will be an occasional series of non-sequential, “Paid for hire” role plays. They can be read in any order. 
Warning: This 18,500 word story contains graphic language, erotic situations, edgy role play, medical exam, enema play, domination, submission, humiliation, (see my website for more), and is a story for adults (18+)













Doctor Ménage Synopsis:



Doctor Ménage 
Length: 17,000 

Returning to their hometown in style, Doctors Mason & Ross open a sexual medicine practice. Blessed with wealth and good-looks, the bachelors are desired by every female in the zip code. Since the girls can’t win the doctors’ hearts, they must settle for sexual treatment instead. 

Attending their high-school reunion, the doctors are approached by a face from their past. The popular and beautiful Kayla Carter seeks them out, hoping they’ll cure her sexual dysfunction. Agreeing to treat her, the two doctors make a deal to stimulate her body, but not their hearts. Of course, promises are easier to make than keep. 

Warning: This 17,000 word story contains graphic language, erotic situations, Ménage à trois, penetration, oral sex, straight sex, anal sex, MFM, medical fetish, doctor/patient sex, sexual use of medical tools, enema play, Sybian, exhibition, voyeurism, domination, submission, humiliation and is a story for adults (18+)
















The Hypnotist Synopsis:



The Hypnotist: Sex Trance
Length: 22,000 words

Hoping to cure his wife's bedroom boredom, Sean Day hires a hypnotherapist to treat her.  Though due to Misty's prudish upbringing, the hypnotist must skirt the rules.  He lies to her.

Under the guise of smoking addiction treatment, Misty is seduced into trance.  The hypnotist intends to fix her intimacy issues.  Though after exploring Misty's dark mind, a deeper issue is revealed.   Her words unlock the hypnotist's own fetish, tempting him to break new ground.  Pushed to the edge of submission, Mrs. Day will face her shameful secrets.  The hypnotist will face his feelings for her.  




 Warning: This 22,000 word story contains graphic language, erotic situations, sex, masturbation, anal sex, threesome (mfm), oral sex, spanking, orgasm denial, exhibition, bondage, bdsm, domination, submission, humiliation, and is a story for adults (18+)







Author’s Bio:



J.D. Grayson lives in the state of Florida, where the heat and sweat naturally lead him to write erotica. Preferring short erotica to long form, he tries to offer a burst of pleasure, while merging an interesting story with a few twists along the journey. 

With every work, Grayson attempts to straddle the line of sensuality and kink, story and sex, as well as fantasy and reality. Although sex always leads the way, he strives to add imagination to every plot line, in addition to each sex act. Some stories are lighter in tone; others are darker, though he always aims for a tasteful presentation. 

His ultimate goal is to add spice to the life of readers. In his daily conversations with "average couples," he discovered that the current state of sexuality is not in a good place. Somehow it’s been lost in maddening schedules, busy lives, and shamed stereotypes. Its importance and priority are pushed to the back burner, as a chore not a reliever. 

If just one of his stories adds some lust to their love, then his mission is accomplished.







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