Saturday, June 16, 2018

SPOTLIGHT - When Darkness Follows (Beyond the Grave Series, #4) by Athena Daniels


When Darkness Follows
Beyond the Grave Series, #4
by Athena Daniels
Date of Publication: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Sunset Coast Publishing
Cover Artist: Damonza
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: The only man who can save her, is the one she swore she’d never see again…


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Rachel Sommers and her two best friends don’t believe anything will happen when they sneak onto a haunted shipwreck in the middle of the night. Why would they? Ghosts don’t actually exist… right?

But Rachel and her friends disturb something that night. Something demonic.

Something that lured Rachel to the ship. And now one of her friends is dead, the other is missing, and Rachel’s memory of the night is gone. There’s only one thing she knows for sure: whatever killed her friend has followed her home.

Over a century ago, an act of bitter jealousy and revenge tainted a crystal ball with an unstoppable evil. And when the deadly object eerily turns up in her bedroom, Rachel’s nightmare really begins.

Ex-Special Forces detective Daniel Smith takes the case the moment Rachel’s name appears on his screen. Rachel is the only woman he’s ever loved, but despite their explosive chemistry, she’s determined to keep him at a distance.

With Rachel’s life on the line, the disturbing truth about her ancestry and the cursed object she has inherited must be uncovered. But is it already too late? Daniel will risk everything to save the woman he loves, but how can he win this lethal game of cat and mouse against a killer that is not flesh and blood?

READ MORE . . . WHEN DARKNESS FOLLOWS (Beyond the Graves series, #4) . . . 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Only the Beginning by Daphne Dubois

Only the Beginning
by Daphne Dubois
Date of Publication: April 25th 2018
Publisher: Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tagline: Taking your best friend’s place on a blind date to let the guy down easy was the plan, taking him to bed wasn’t!




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After a heartbreaking betrayal, Melissa Legacy shuns romance. So when her best friend joins the Lovers Oasis website and fears her fiancĂ© will find out, Melissa agrees to meet the anonymous Romeo, prepared to explain her friend’s change of heart—then she sees him.

Failing restaurant entrepreneur, Craig Wheaton hasn’t been home since his mother’s tragic death. Now he’s back to confront his demons and stand beside his brother as best man. Dreading the reunion, he agrees to meet his avatar lover, but at the last moment he reconsiders the arrangement—until he lays eyes on her.

When Craig assumes Melissa is his online consort, she impulsively plays along, resulting in an afternoon of unexpected intimacy. But with Melissa using her friend’s identity and Craig dealing with a family fallout, is a future together impossible, or will they discover that love at first sight is Only the Beginning?

READ MORE . . . Only the Beginning . . . 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

TOUR - Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo by Helen R. Davis

Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo

by Helen R. Davis

Publication Date: May 17th 2017

Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

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Damlol is a planet located outside the reaches of Earth and the solar system, a peaceful world from which many colonists from Earth left centuries ago, fleeing a worldwide caliphate. But all is not as it seems. Athena, the princess of a country known as Yavdolo, is growing up in a turbulent time. The kingdom of Avodla desires to crush all other nations and cover the world in an oppressive dictatorship—similar to the one the colonists fled from so many centuries ago. This is the story of a girl of great courage and her many adventures, the first in a series.

READ MORE . . . Athena: The Warrior Queen of Yavdolo . . .

SPOTLIGHT - The Witching Hour (Summer of Supernaturals, #2) by Debra Elise, DJ Shaw, Grace White, Pepper McGraw, Kat Parrish, and A.B. Bloom


The Witching Hour
Summer of Supernaturals, #2
by Debra Elise, DJ Shaw, Grace White, Pepper McGraw, Kat Parrish, and A.B. Bloom
Publication Date: June 1st 2018
Publisher: Pure Textuality PR
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Paranormal Romance


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Embark on a spellbinding journey with this collection of paranormal short stories dedicated to magic-wielding masters of the mystical arts. Armed with ancient power, they need only whisper arcane incantations to bend reality to their every desire.

THE WITCHING HOUR, the second action-packed anthology in the Summer of Supernaturals series featuring witches, warlocks, djinn, and more from six of today’s best urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

Monday, June 4, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Takeout Chef by Gaby Cabezut Narrators: Rachel Mazz


Takeout Chef
by Gaby Cabezut
Narrators: Rachel Mazz
Length: 7 hours 55 minutes
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Released: September 19th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Take Out Chef is a new release from Hachette Audiobooks: Powered by Wattpad - an innovative collaboration between Hachette Book Group, a leading publisher, and Wattpad, a passionate storytelling community of over 45 million people. Your favorite online stories, now available in your headphones!
Jessica Summers works all day to support her family. Her social life consists of having dinner in front of the television watching Chef Tom's magical hands prepare foods. Being a chef is her lifelong dream, but since her mom passed away, being there for her brother and helping ease the burden for her quirky grandmother are her priority.
Her life takes an unexpected turn when her brother signs her up in an experimental program to help young delinquents. Chef Tom Simmons and Chef Bryan Sullen head the project, and, when they meet, Jessie is hoping to get a spot in the school - despite her noncriminal record - not to find a new job. Yet Tom is in desperate need of a new assistant, and Jessie is the perfect fit.
Bryan has a rough facade. He's obnoxious and bossy but shows moments of kindness, too. Their romance blossoms between remaking messy soufflés and baking crispy croissants. When they have plans to start dating, Bryan has an emergency and shuts down on Jessie.
When Bryan comes back, Jesse must decide to follow her heart and give the man she loves a chance to open up or let him go for good.

READ MORE . . . Takeout Chef . . . 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

SPOTLIGHT - Sweet Home Highlander (Tartans And Titans Series) by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan


Sweet Home Highlander
Tartans And Titans Series
by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan
Publication Date: May 28th 2018
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance


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Lady Aisla Montgomery has a perfectly tolerable marriage…as long as her husband stays in Scotland and she in Paris. But now, years later, she wants only one thing—a divorce.

Niall Stuart Maclaren, the rugged Laird of Tarbendale rues the day he met his beautiful, conniving wife. Though the thought of her incites a bitter and biting fury, no other woman
has ever stirred his blood as hotly. When Aisla returns to Scotland to sever ties, Niall agrees on one condition—one week with him for every year of desertion. Six weeks as his wife in his castle…in his bed…in exchange for her freedom.

READ MORE . . . Sweet Home Highlander (Tartans And Titans) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/Q&A - Screwed by Kelly Jamieson


Screwed
by Kelly Jamieson
Publication Date: May 28th 2018
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance



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Cash Hale has been in love with his best friend’s wife forever. Now Callie and Beau are divorced, but she’s still way off-limits. Dating her would betray his friendship with Beau. And Cash is nothing if not loyal.

Callie Sutherland is starting over. The end of her marriage was just one more way she failed to live up to her wealthy family’s expectations, so from now on she’s not even going to try. It’s time to live her life the way she wants. And she wants Cash.

Cash and Beau aren’t just friends, they’re business partners, and the drop in the price of oil has hurt their business. They need to win the bid for Sutherland Industries’ next big project—but it may get messy since Callie’s family owns the business. Not only would Cash risk his friendship with Beau to be with her, he’d be risking the company they worked so hard to create.

But this new Callie isn’t taking no for an answer.

He’s so screwed…

READ MORE . . . Screwed . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - One Night Wife (The Confidence Game Series) by Ainslie Paton


One Night Wife
The Confidence Game Series
by Ainslie Paton
Publication Date: May 28th 2018
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance



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Finley Cartwright is the queen of lost causes. That’s why she’s standing on a barstool trying to convince Friday night drinkers to donate money to her failing charity. Hitting on the guy on the next stool wasn’t part of her plan. Still, hot but grumpy venture capitalist Caleb Sherwood might just be her ticket to success.

Professional grifter and modern-day Robin Hood, Cal Sherwood is looking for a partner for a long con. Sexy Fin, doing her best Marilyn Monroe act for her cause, has the necessary qualifications. By the time he cuts her free, her charity would be thriving, and she’d have helped him charm billions out of arrogant, gullible marks to fund his social justice causes.

But just when he thinks he’s about to pull off the best con ever, his feisty new partner gets the upper hand.

READ MORE . . . One Night Wife (The Confidence Game) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - The First Time At Firelight Falls (Hellcat Canyon Series) by Julie Anne Long


The First Time At Firelight Falls
Hellcat Canyon Series
by Julie Anne Long
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

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Single mom Eden Harwood has a lively daughter, a blooming business—and a juicy secret she’s hung on to for ten years. She doesn’t mind a bit that there’s no room for romance in her whirlwind life . . . until six-foot-infinity, smoldery-eyed, bass-voiced Gabe Caldera reminds her of what she might be missing.

The principal of Hellcat Elementary is usually knee-deep in fawning PTA moms, but Gabe only has eyes for the fiery, funny, skittish redhead who barely knows he’s alive. But this ex-Navy SEAL never fails to get what he wants. And what he wants is to fan those sparks between him and Eden into the kind of bonfire you can see two counties away.

The passion is explosive . . . and the tenderness has them thinking about forever. But when Eden’s past waltzes into town for a reckoning, her secret blows them apart. Still, Gabe will never back down from a fight . . . especially if the ultimate prize is Eden’s heart.

READ MORE . . . The First Time at Firelight Falls (Hellcat Canyon) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series) by Eloisa James


Too Wilde to Wed
The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series
by Eloisa James
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance

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No one is more surprised than Lord North when he returns from war to find his ex-fiancee in his ancestral home…working as a governess in a sexy, fiery new Wildes of Lindow Castle romance by New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James…

The handsome, rakish heir to a dukedom, Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde—known to his friends as North—left England two years ago, after being jilted by Miss Diana Belgrave. He returns from war to find that he’s notorious: polite society has ruled him “too wild to wed.”

Diana never meant to tarnish North’s reputation, or his heart, but in her rush to save a helpless child, there was no time to consider the consequences of working as a governess in Lindow Castle. Now everyone has drawn the worst conclusions about the child’s father, and Diana is left with bittersweet regret.

When North makes it clear that he still wants her for his own, scandal or no, Diana has to fight to keep from losing her heart to the man whom she still has no intention of marrying.

Yet North is returning a hardened warrior—and this is one battle he’s determined to win.

He wants Diana, and he’ll risk everything to call her his own.

READ MORE . . . Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle Series) . . .

SPOTLIGHT w/EXCERPT - How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking Series) by Vivienne Lorret


How to Forget a Duke
Misadventures in Matchmaking Series
by Vivienne Lorret
Publication Date: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Avon Books
Genre: Adult, Historical Romance



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The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. A simple thing to remember… unless you’re a matchmaker with amnesia.


The Duke of Rydstrom requires a wife. Preferably one with a large fortune and a complete lack of curiosity. The last thing he needs is a meddling matchmaker determined to dig up his dark family secrets.

All Jacinda wants is to find a bride for a duke. How hard could that be? He’s handsome, enigmatic… and hiding something. She’s sure of it. Determined to discover what it is, she travels to his crumbling cliffside estate. Yet, by the time she washes up on his beach, she can no longer remember who she is, or why the duke is so familiar to her. All she knows is that his kisses are unforgettable—and she intends to use every skill she can to discover what’s in his heart . . .

When Miss Bourne can’t remember what brought her to his ancestral home, Rydstrom intends to keep it that way. Yet as the days pass, his true challenge will be safeguarding his secret while resisting this woman who—confound it all—may well be his perfect match.

READ MORE . . . How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking) . . .

Saturday, May 26, 2018

TOUR w/GUEST POST - YA/NA Crossover - Everything Under the Sun by Jessica Redmerski

Everything Under the Sun
by Jessica Redmerski
Date of Publication: August 28th 2017
Cover Image by Perrywinkle Photography
Cover Design by Okay Creations
Genre: Dystopian YA/NA Crossover
Tagline: Can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?




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Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.



Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?

READ MORE . . . Everything Under the Sun . . . 

TOUR Audio - Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils, #1) by D.L. Orton Narrators: Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard

Crossing in Time
Between Two Evils, #1
by D.L. Orton
Narrators: Noah Michael Levine and Erin deWard
Length: 10 hours 17 minutes
Release date: October 7th 2015
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Press⎮2015
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance

If someone took everything you live for, how far would you go to get it back? 

When offered a one-way trip to the past, Isabel sacrifices everything for a chance to change the rapidly deteriorating present - and see her murdered lover one last time. When she arrives 20 years in the past, buck naked and mortally wounded, she has 24 hours to convince a stunned but enraptured 19-year-old to change their future. 

Definitely easier said than done, as success means losing him to a brainy, smart-mouthed bombshell (her younger self), and that's a heart breaker, save the world or not. This offbeat tale is about falling madly in love when one is too cynical for such things, letting go of pessimism when it's the last life jacket on a sinking ship, and racing against the clock when one doesn't have the proper footwear. It's a coming-of-age story for old fogeys, a how-to-make-love guide for diehard celibates, and a laugh-out-loud tragedy with a hopeful twist.

READ MORE . . . Crossing in Time (Between Two Evils, #1) . . . 

TOUR Audio - YA Fantasy - Looking for Dei by David A. Willson Narrator: Tanya Eby

Looking for Dei
by David A. Willson
Narrator: Tanya Eby
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes
Publisher: Seeker Press
Released: March 30th 2018
Genre: Fantasy

Join Nara and Mykel on a journey through the Great Land....

Fifteen-year-old Nara Dall has never been good at keeping secrets. Yet it seems that her life has been filled with them, from the ugly scar on her back to the strange powers she possesses. Her mysterious adoptive father refuses to say anything about her origins, and soon, she and her best friend must attend the announcement ceremony, in which youths are tested for a magical gift. 

A gifted youth has not been announced in the poor village of Dimmitt for decades. When Nara uncovers the reason, she uses her own powers to make things right. The decision sets her and her friend on a path of danger, discovery, and a search for the divine. In the process, she learns the truth about herself and uncovers the biggest secret of all: the power of broken people.

READ MORE . . . LOOKING FOR DEI . . . 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

TOUR - The Girl Of His Dreams by Janet Nissenson

The Girl Of His Dreams 
by Janet Nissenson 
Release Date: May 21st 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 



He was convinced he’d be a bachelor for life. And then he met the girl of his dreams.

Jordan Reeves has fully embraced the carefree, uncomplicated bachelor life, figuring that the poor example he’d been provided by his parents of so-called marital bliss was reason enough to remain single. He’s more than content to date one woman after another and never even consider settling down, especially since the only female who’s ever seriously caught his attention belongs to another man. But during a vacation in Hawaii, Jordan unexpectedly meets a woman who could very easily change his mind about the joys of bachelorhood. 

Aubrey Larson is young, gorgeous, fun-loving, and has a wicked sense of humor to match his own. She’s also a dead ringer for the woman Jordan’s had an admitted crush on for the past few years, enough to be mistaken for her twin. Aubrey recognizes the handsome Doctor Reeves as a player of epic proportions the first time they meet, but even her usual disdain for that type of male can’t diminish the overwhelming attraction she feels for him. But as their relationship deepens, Aubrey has no idea that becoming involved with Jordan will lead to a startling discovery about her own past, and cause her to question his true feelings for her.

READ MORE . . . The Girl of his Dreams . . .

Monday, May 21, 2018

TOUR Audio w/INTERVIEW - A Witch's Journey (Lobster Cove, #1) by Tena Stetler

A Witch's Journey
Lobster Cove, #1
by Tena Stetler
Narrators: Kate Tyler
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes
Released: October 19th 2017
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance


Pepper McKay comes from a long line of powerful witches. Unfortunately, magic brings her nothing but trouble. She learned the love of wildlife rescue and rehab from her Aunt Ashling. After graduating from college, Pepper works for Salem Wildlife Sanctuary and lives from paycheck to paycheck until she inherits the McKay property in Lobster Cove. With the family land and resources, she dares to dream of starting her own wildlife rescue and rehabilitation center.

Lathen Quartz, a former Navy SEAL turned handyman maintains the enchanted McKay property for the McKay estate. But someone is trying to steal the McKay magic. Lathen offers to help Pepper achieve her life-long dream of building a wildlife center. During the long hours spent together on the project, their mutual attraction can’t be denied. But each harbors a deep, dark secret. Will they overcome their demons and give love a chance?

READ MORE . . . A Witch's Jourey (Lobster Cove, #1) . . . 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - YA THRILLER - Monsterland Reanimated (Monsterland, #2) by Michael Okon


Monsterland Reanimated
Monsterland, #2
by Michael Okon
Date of Publication: April 13th 2018
Publisher: WordFire Press LLC
Genre: Young Adult Thriller

TaglineWhen an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?




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After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent.  Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief.

During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park.

When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?

READ MORE . . . Monsterland Reanimated (Monsterland, #2) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Rebirth (Birds of Change, #1) by A.J. Wharton

Rebirth
Birds of Change, #1
by A.J. Wharton
Date of Publication: April 15th 2018
Publisher: Angela Wharton       
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Tagline: What’s your talent?


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In a world divided between those who are talented and those who aren’t, Vici is a city governed by an egotistical Praetor driven by his hatred for the gifted individuals—the Tallents—who he considers a plague. Tallents are forced into the shadows, for fear that they will be caught and executed.

An explosion rocks the city to its very foundation; the sole survivor a young woman with no memories of her past. Her only tie to her previous life is a silver necklace with the name Asylia inscribed. Risen from the ashes, she pieces herself together while taking control of her emerging fire talent. She must be careful; one mistake and she will end up like all the other Tallents who have faced the Praetor’s wrath.

Harbored by a mysterious group called Revival, the young woman discovers that the people of Vici are disappearing at an alarming rate. Together with her new friends, she must rally against the Praetor’s tyranny, racing to free the city in hopes that she isn’t too late to bring peace to this world in turmoil. 

READ MORE . . . Rebirth (Birds of Change, #1) . . .