Friday, August 23, 2019

SPOTLIGHT - WESTERN CONTEMPORARY - COWBOY UP (Tangled Up in Texas, #1) by Michelle Beattie

Cowboy Up
Tangled Up in Texas, #1
by Michelle Beattie
Release Date: August 20th 2019 
Cover Designer: The Killion Group
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance 

When Dallas Granger left his family's Last Stand, Texas, ranch, he hadn't planned on returning. But when a medical emergency calls him home and a legal matter affects his business, suddenly his family isn't the only thing in need of a re-build. Unfortunately his new project involves building a house for a woman who not only awakens his desires, but also his fears. But if he wants to claim her as his own, he'll have to tear down the walls he's built around his heart. Single mom Ashley Anderson knows all about juggling. Between an assortment of part-time jobs and raising her sixteen-year old daughter, she doesn't need a hunky construction worker with an attitude as a distraction. Even one who steps in to help her when she needs it most. Life has taught Ashley that when the going gets tough, she's on her own. It's going to take a man with a Texas-sized heart to show her that this cowboy isn't going anywhere.

READ MORE . . . COWBOY UP (Tangled Up in Texas, #1) . . . TEASERS & GIVEAWAY . . . 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - RIDING HARD (Hell Ryders MC, #4) by J.L. Sheppard

Riding Hard

Hell Ryders MC, #4

by  J.L. Sheppard

Date of Publication: August 19th 2019
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Cover Artist: Diana Carlile

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance Biker Romance


Tagline: What's luck got to do with it?


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Biker Dave "Dodge" Roth has never cared about his bad luck with women. He has other things to worry about—paying off debt his ex accumulated and most importantly, raising his three-year-old son, Cullen. When a new neighbor moves in, his boy makes it impossible to ignore her. Hard to miss, she's beautiful, smart, sexy, perfect.

After her last failed relationship, kindergarten teacher Alexa "Lex" Millen has decided to do without men. She's bought her first home in a small town in California and remodeled it to her liking. Naturally, she's managed to move across the street from the world's biggest jerk. His son's adorable, but he won't mind his own business. If only her engines didn't rev every time he came around.

READ MORE . . . RIDING HARD (Hell Ryders MC, #4) . . . INTERVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY . . .

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - PNR - BOUNDARY by Ebony Olson

Boundary
by Ebony Olson
Publication date: September 20th 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


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Vera Cana has given her life to escape her abusive ex. She’s earned her freedom and has the scars to prove it. Now, she’s starting a new life. Purchasing a cottage in a lush forest, she’s ready to live out her days in peace. The goddess has other plans.

If Vera thought by hiding out in her little cottage she could avoid any more packs and their alphas, she was wrong. When her new neighbor knocks on her door, the draw to him is magnetic, but the scars of her past are a barrier higher than the boundary fence between their properties. Dale’s presence causes a heady mix of calm and excitement, which only adds to the potency of his patient, but determined personality. Vera is about to learn a lot about the way packs work, and she’s going to discover how strong she can be.


Nothing takes more inner strength than learning how to trust someone with your heart.


A stand-alone paranormal romance.


READ MORE . . . BOUNDARY . . . GIVEAWAY . . . 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SPOTLIGHT Audio w/NARRATOR INTERVIEW - POST APOCALYPTIC - BEYOND THE GATES (The Starborn Redempiton, #1) by Jason D. Morrow Narrator: Stacy Gonzalez

Audiobook Blog Tour: Beyond the Gates by Jason D. Morrow
BEYOND THE GATES
The Starborn Redempiton, #1
by Jason D. Morrow 
Narrator: Stacy Gonzalez 
Length: 8 hours and 39 minutes 
Released: April 20th 2019
Publisher: Jason D. Morrow  
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic; Science Fiction


The Containment Zone is a 500-mile radius surrounded by mountains and closed in by gates. No one can leave, and anyone who tries will die. Within are lawless bandits, corrupt soldiers, and once-human greyskins that hunt down people to spread the virus. Some say the Containment Zone is where the greyskin virus originated. Others say the people inside are little more than lab rats being studied by the nefarious Screven government.

When 12-year-old Skylar and her father, Liam, are caught trying to escape, they are taken to Vulture Hill, a government prison camp no one has ever left alive. Inside the prison, Skylar learns that the facility is little more than a testing site for finding people of a certain bloodline - the Starborn. These are people with special powers that manifests in various spectacular ways, and Screven wants to exploit them.


Skylar has always known there was something special about her family. For years, her father has had the ability to completely numb pain with just a thought. Lacerated skin, broken bones, they can all be ignored with enough concentration. Learning that her father is a Starborn means Skylar is probably one too, placing them both in extreme danger.


Now, father and daughter must do the impossible and break out of a prison known for killing so many. But Liam has leverage the government may be willing to buy - the cure for the greyskin virus.


READ MORE . . . BEYOND THE GATES (The Starborn Redemption, #1)  . . . NARRATOR INTERVIEW . . . 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

TOUR - FANTASY - Altered (The Made Ones Saga, #1) by Vicki Stiefel

Altered
(The Made Ones Saga, #1)
by Vicki Stiefel
Publication date: August 12th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance


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The Eleutians are dying out, one female at a time. To save their species, the powerful Alchemic Clan conscripts women from parallel worlds, altering them into the perfect breeding stock.

Kitlyn, a retired circus equestrian broken in both body and spirit, awakens on a strange world in her own much-younger body. She has been transformed into a Made One, but the gift of youth and the promise of a new life come at a terrible price.

Rafe, the Wolf Clan’s warrior champion, vows to find the cause of the species’ decline. He’s certain the Alchemics’ bid to save the Eleutians is but a thin veneer masking a dark purpose.

That vow becomes hard to keep with the threat of an inter-clan conflict and the arrival of the proud Made One named Kitlyn.

To save herself and those like her, Kit must carve a dangerous path in this new reality and make a choice that may cost her her freedom, her life, and the life of the Eleutian warrior she’s come to love.

READ MORE . . . ALTERED (The Made Ones Saga, #1) . . . GIVEAWAY . . . 

SPOTLIGHT Audio - YA SCIENCE FICTION - PAWN (The Strategy Series, #1) by J.C. Ahern Narrator: Patricia Santomasso, Sean Patrick Hopkins

Audiobook Blog Tour: Pawn by J.C. Ahern
PAWN
The Strategy Series, #1
by  J.C. Ahern 
Narrator: Patricia Santomasso, Sean Patrick Hopkins 
Length: 10 hours and 6 minutes
Released: December 19th 2016
Publisher: Joni Ahern 
Genre: Science Fiction


Top 10 List
Author J.C. Ahern's Top Ten Inspirations
  1. J.R.R. Tolkien: so much respect for this man who made up several languages and created extensive histories and culture for Middle Earth. I can’t even come close to his genius, but want to!
  2. C.S. Lewis: the possibility of multiple worlds and people and talking animals all with a common beginning. His writing ranged from being able to write to the young and to the more age advanced.
  3. R.A. Salvatore: reading his multiple books taught me to write fight scenes. His style just drew my attention fully.
  4. Zelda Franchise: the only video game that I’ve played every installment of and still enjoy repeat playthroughs. Showed me how to make something that people will want to play, er, read over and over!
  5. Firefly (the series) and Star Wars: Got me into sci-fi in the first place!
  6. Anime: helped me figure out how to make likeable characters and give them a story arc.
  7. Childhood Cartoons: my first inspiration as a child.
  8. Multiple Videogames: helped me with the mechanics of the gameworld and were totally fun, which made me want to sort of make my own.
  9. Ancient Aliens: a long time favorite show of mine that I started watching after I published Pawn and gave me more ideas for the sequels.
  10. Friends and Family: these were the inspiration for several of my characters, though of course, different names and different characteristics.
Pawn by J.C. Ahern


Seventeen-year-old Rogue has always classified herself as socially awkward, preferring video games over a trip to the mall. When she wakes up in a forest, she finds that life as she knew it has changed forever, and she cannot remember how. In fact, she can't remember the last six months at all. As she navigates this new world she soon discovers a talent for combat and survival she'd never had before. A handy ability in a world where humans compete in a game governed by rules she can't remember.

Ronin, a talented 19-year-old, was wrenched from his Midwest home and forced to compete with a Skaki set. Despite the set's repeated losses, Ronin has proven himself a powerful player, his sights set on surviving each match - no matter the cost. When a new pawn is added to his set to replace one they lost, Ronin begins to break out of the shell he built around himself and reexamines what he and the other humans have become.

READ MORE . . . PAWN (The Strategy Series, #1) . . . GIVEAWAY & AUTHOR INTERVIEW . . . 

Monday, August 19, 2019

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - REVERSE HAREM - NEED (Cravings, #1) by Brenna Darby

Need
(Cravings, #1)
by Brenna Darby
Publication date: August 15th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Reverse Harem, Romance


Some fantasies should never end…


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Kate has a burning need for a man to turn her inside out, possessing, dominating, and wanting her as a hero would in an erotic romance. Since the perfect lover isn’t readily available in reality, she contacts Cravings, a private club that creates her fantasy on a secluded Caribbean island. There, lusty males will rule and satisfy.

Color her ready for a good, hard time until Noah, Wyatt, and Sean show up. These bad boys are tall, muscular, and pure alpha. They’re also on her company board and have been eager to command her between the sheets for some time.


Not so fast. She may ache for them, but doesn’t trust their motives so she’ll never submit for real or for long.


Oh no? Once they take over her fantasy, there’s no going back… for her or them.


READ MORE . . . NEED (Cravings, #1) . . . EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY . . . 

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - LGBTQ+ - MIDNIGHT by J.V. Speyer

Midnight
by J.V. Speyer
Publication date: August 14th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance



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Brandon loved Adrian, so when Adrian abruptly moved out of their apartment Brandon was devastated. Six weeks later Brandon is ready to start to ease his way back into life again, but a chance encounter leaves him questioning everything he thought he knew – about Adrian, their relationship, and himself.

His friends are there to see him through it, especially his best friend Greg. Greg wants what’s best for Brandon. He’s always wanted what’s best for Brandon, even when it’s not necessarily what’s best for Greg. As Adrian’s true nature is revealed, Greg starts to wonder if maybe what’s best for both of them wouldn’t be each other.


READ MORE . . . MIDNIGHT . . . EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY . . . 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

TOUR W/EXCERPT - BEAUTY AND THE BAYOU (Boys of the Bayou, #3) by Erin Nicholas

Sexy, romantic and so crazy fun.”-- Maria Luis, Amazon bestselling author

Beauty and the Bayou, an all-new sexy, small town, opposites attract rom com from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas, is available now!

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Sawyer Landry knows he's been beastly to be around for the past few months. But he can't seem to remember how to be fun-loving and friendly. Until he sees Juliet Dawson on his boat dock... and realizes that hip waders are, apparently, one of his turn-ons. But despite the beauty in the boots, the last thing he needs right now is a city girl in his way for the next two weeks.

But he's not really getting a vote. Juliet is determined that her little brother rebuild the dock he and his idiot friends smashed. She's quirky, klutzy, independent...and possibly an even bigger pessimist than Sawyer is. He's incredibly drawn to the cynical fish-out-of-water, who seems to be the one person who isn't intimidated by his growling.

The big, gruff boat captain is the first person in a long time to want to watch out for her and Juliet finds that hotter than his grandma's jambalaya. Well, that and his sexy scar, his emotional baggage, and the sense of humor and fun that is buried deep.

But Sawyer doesn't need any more people to worry about long-term and the things that make him feel protective of Juliet aren't going to go away. So, this two-week adventure can't be anything more than a fling. With Juliet down on the bayou, there's an even bigger threat than alligators and hurricanes. There's the very good chance of someone ending up with a broken heart.

READ MORE . . . BEAUTY AND THE BAYOU (Boys of the Bayou, #3) . . . EXCERPT . . . 

SPOTLIGHT Audio - YA FANTASY - KISSING MAGIC (Portals to Whyland, #2) by Day Leitao Narrator: Winona Owen


KISSING MAGIC
 Portals to Whyland, #2
by Day Leitao
Narrator: Winona Owen
Length: 12 hours and 22 minutes
Publisher: Sparkly Wave
Released: June 14th 2019
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Audiobook Blog Tour: Kissing Magic by Day Leitao
 
Kiss him. Don't fall in love.
Break a spell with a kiss. Karina has heard and seen enough weird stuff for this request to sound legit.
At 16, Karina has a shot at adventure--and an odd first kiss - when she's called to Whyland, a kingdom in another dimension, to save a guy she barely knows. Why her? No clue, but she's happy to help, and kissing Sian isn't torture, even if he isn't to be trusted. Karina's smart enough not to fall in love - or at least to tell herself not to.
Once in Whyland, she realizes that risking a broken heart is the smallest of her problems. When truths are unraveled, Karina will need to stand between an ancient darkness and the kingdom. But what hope does she have against mysterious powers when she can't even control her own heart? 

 If you like fantasy and adventure with a dash of romance, give Kissing Magic a try. This novel is recommended for listeners 13 and older. This is book two in Portals to Whyland series but you can jump straight into it without listening to book one.

READ MORE . . . KISSING MAGIC (Portals to Whyland, #2) . . . AUTHOR INTERVIEW . . .

Saturday, August 17, 2019

BOOK BLITZ w/EXCERPT - NA SCI-FI - MILLION MILES AWAY (Million Miles, #1) by Alice Bane

Million Miles Away
(Million Miles, #1)
by Alice Bane
Publication date: October 5th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Science Fiction



For the past year, sleep paralysis has been little more than a thorn in Natalia’s side. That is, until she meets Korin, a strange but beautiful alien being who makes her question everything she knows about the universe.


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Life-changing love almost feels like an invasion.

I won’t bore you with details about the mysterious medical issues I’ve had over the last year;

the sudden severe allergies to food and medication, the sleep paralysis. All I’ll tell you is that they turned my life upside down.

But I’m a rational person.


Naturally, I assumed that my mind was playing tricks on me when I saw the strange figures standing over me.


But it felt so freakishly real;

especially one face in particular that always stayed with me long after I woke up.

Something about him always drew me in and I knew he was different. He made me feel different.


All my life, romance has felt like something that was reserved for everyone but me. I’d accepted that the only love in my life would be experienced through my artwork.


Now I’m questioning everything I know about myself, about reality, and especially about love.


READ MORE . . . MILLION MILES AWAY (Million Miles, #1) . . . EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY . . .

BOOK BLITZ - SCI-FI - SHAYN (Mated to the Alien, #7) by Kate Rudolph & Starr Huntress

Shayn
(Mated to the Alien, #7)
by Kate Rudolph, Starr Huntress
Publication date: August 13th 2019
Genres: Adult, Romance, Science Fiction





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Shayn NaZade is looking for answers…

A Detyen father and Oscavian mother have left Shayn wondering whether he and his brothers will be forced to pay the Denya Price. Unmated Detyens die on their thirtieth birthdays, but will that hold true for someone with Oscavian blood? His question brings him to Oscavia where he finds his mate… and a whole lot of trouble.


Naomi’s a psychic, but she didn’t see this one coming…


Orphaned as a child and raised by scientists, Naomi’s mind is opened to all the secrets of the universe. But she can’t see the lies and betrayals standing right in front of her, and when experiments to control her powers take a dark turn she knows she’ll have to run. It’s just her luck that her instincts push her towards a charming blue alien.


A dangerous escape, a daring rescue, and scorching heat send Shayn and Naomi tumbling together as the denya bond ties them ever closer. But when the forces against them get too close, that bond will be tested to the breaking point.


READ MORE . . . SHAYN (Mated to the Alien, #7) . . . GIVEAWAY . . .