Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Kristen Painter, Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven, Cate Rowan, and Danielle Monsch with DARKLY DREAMING

5 novel fantasy romance collection DARKLY DREAMING is on sale for a limited time for only 99 cents!

The collection contains five full length novels from authors Kristen Painter, Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven, Cate Rowan, and Danielle Monsch.

To celebrate the release of this collection, the authors are giving away a bundle of fantasy romance titles. Below is information about the boxed set, a Rafflecopter giveaway, 

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Book Info:
Title: Darkly Dreaming
Authors: Kristen Painter, Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Draven, Cate Rowen and Danielle Monsch
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Format: Boxed Set

Summary Fall into magic and fall in love with DARKLY DREAMING, an anthology from five award winning and bestselling writers in fantasy romance.

Feared by a priesthood. Coveted by a god. Tempted by a slave. In Grace Draven's MASTER OF CROWS, a renegade mage must battle a god for his soul and decide if his fate—and the fate of nations—is worth the life of the spy he has come to love. 

From MASTER OF CROWS:

Silhara’s eyes closed. He told himself the residual effects of her Gift sliding over him—through him—brought on that embrace. But he didn’t believe his own lies. He kissed Martise because he wanted her, because he admired her. Because he wanted more than just the ethereal essence of her lingering on his tongue once her Gift withdrew. He’d kissed her on impulse, lured by the tempting curve of her lips and the slight feel of her in his arms. He’d expected her to retreat from his onslaught. Gentleness was not in his nature, and he was desperate to taste her. But she hadn’t recoiled from his rough embrace, responding instead with a passion to equal his own.  

Learn more about Grace at http://gracedraven.com.

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Experience sword, sorcery, and mythical beings as never before in STONE GUARDIAN, the first book of the Entwined Realms by Danielle Monsch. Larissa's sheltered world is destroyed when she is targeted by Necromancers. With nowhere else to turn, Larissa forms an uneasy alliance with Terak, leader of the Gargoyles. Will Terak be Larissa's salvation, or her downfall?

From STONE GUARDIAN

She was sleeping, his little human, her eyelashes soft shades under closed eyelids. Her lips made a little pout as she slept, as if she was waiting for a kiss. That was one request he would always grant.

He ghosted his lips over hers, bit by bit applying more pressure with each pass, until she woke. Those eyes opened, the room too dark to see their full color, but after the focused on him they relaxed, losing the lines of confusion and settling into happiness. “I’m sorry I fell asleep. It’s been a long day.”

He pushed her hair back from her cheek, the petal-soft skin sensitizing the nerve endings in his fingers. “Yes, it has. I wish I had the willpower to let you sleep as you need, but I could not wait that long to hear your voice again.”

To learn more about Danielle's books, visit her website: http://www.daniellemonsch.com.

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Sometimes love is the most dangerous magic of all. In HEART OF FIRE by Kristen Painter, Jessalyne leaves a sheltered life to tame her dangerous magic by becoming apprentice to a powerful sorceress, but she’ll need the deadliest man in the realm to get her there safely. If they don't kill each other first.

From HEART OF FIRE:

“I’ve never been kissed before.”

“Never?” He raised his eyebrows. No other man had touched her? Hot, possessive desire thickened his blood.

She lowered her eyes. “It was agreeable.”

“Agreeable? My kisses have been called many things. I don’t recall agreeable being among them,” he teased. “I promise a better attempt next time.”

She gave him a curious look.

“Aye.” He nodded. “There will be a next time.”

Check out all of Kristen's books at http://kristenpainter.com.

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Be swept away in KISMET'S KISS by Cate Rowan. In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a mystical healer from an enemy land may have the skill to save his household. But he never imagined that healer would be a woman.

From KISMET'S KISS:

Groaning beneath his kiss, she grabbed his shoulders and rolled him onto his back, moving with him. Then she raised herself up a fraction and stared into his eyes. Keep kissing, shouted her heart. Walk away, screamed her head.

Cate loves hearing from readers. Contact her at: http://caterowan.com.

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Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within. Ava comes to modern day Istanbul in THE SCRIBE, the first book in the Irin Chronicles by Elizabeth Hunter. One woman searching for answers finds a reluctant guardian in a warrior whose magic is written on his skin. But does Ava have magic of her own?

From THE SCRIBE:

With one hand, he pulled her into the room, and with the other, Malachi slammed the door shut. He tugged her into his chest and captured her lips with his own. Desire roared through his body, thick with tension after two hundred years of fasting and a lifetime of waiting. For her. For Ava.

“I need you.”

“Then take me,” she whispered. “And don’t let go.”

Elizabeth can be contacted on her website at http://elizabethhunterwrites.com.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Guest Blogger AMANDA BERRY with ONE NIGHT WITH THE BEST MAN

Trying Not to Kill Off a Main Character by Amanda Berry

In my newest release in the Ward Brother’s trilogy One Night with the Best Man, Luke, the youngest brother, returns to Tawnee Valley to attend the wedding of Brady, the hero from Father By Choice. After his father dies of a heart attack when he was a teenager, Luke has decided to become a cardiologist. In Brady’s book, Sam, the oldest brother, has a heart condition that could be nothing or it could be something. When thinking of Luke’s story, I decided to make the heart condition something. Unfortunately, the heart condition I gave Sam is either nothing or something really serious. I knew I wanted to give Sam a happily ever after, but how much of that happily ever after could I risk for Luke’s story.

I ended up consulting my doctor and nurse friends on Facebook and my writing buddy, Kate Miller, quite a lot while trying to decide between the series of choices: everything from heart replacement surgery to dehydration to various diseases that could have long term effects on his health. As a writer, I wanted to feed Luke’s story as well as possible, but as a reader, I knew I couldn’t give Sam something so serious that would affect his quality of life. I’m a devoted happily-ever-after girl and even though Sam had made some bad decisions in the past, I still wanted him to come out with a chance at happiness. So I chose something that would bring the family together, but not tear them apart the way their parents’ deaths had.

Luke has his own baggage to deal with between Sam’s condition and the girl he left behind. I didn’t want to concentrate too heavily on Sam in this book because the real story is about Penny and Luke. High school sweethearts who were writing their own happily ever after until Penny ended it.


So my question to you as readers, how do you feel about secondary characters that are killed off in a contemporary romance? Either slowly dying or accidents or however? Or would you like everyone to live happily ever after?



A BRIDE FOR THE BEST MAN?

Running into his first love at his brother's wedding isn't the homecoming Dr. Luke Ward imagined. Maid of honor Penny Montgomery should have been his bride. And now, despite how things ended between them, the former Tawnee Valley bad girl just made him an offer the still-smitten best man would be a fool to refuse.
Eight years ago, Penny lost the only man she ever loved. Spending the weekend together is a huge risk—and the only way to see if she's really over Luke. But when a family emergency forces the handsome surgeon to extend his visit, their passionate reunion fling flames into a deeper attachment. Does Penny have the courage to try for a second chance with Luke—and say "I do" to her best man?

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Author Bio: Between walking her Jack Russell-Beagle mix, petting her two cats and driving her two kids all over creation, Amanda Berry writes contemporary romance novels (thanks to a supportive husband). A Midwest girl stuck in the wetlands of South Carolina, she finds inspiration in her small-town upbringing. A list of her current releases and backlist can be found at amanda-berry.com.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

FINDING BLISS by Dina Silver

Product DetailsFINDING BLISS by Dina Silver

What happens after you get what you wanted?

Chloe Carlyle has achieved success at every level she hoped for her entire life.  She is a successful lawyer married to Tyler Reed, the man of her dreams since high school.  Chloe did not mean for everything to fall into place so easily so when she and Tyler go through the struggles to have a baby it almost seems justified.  Yes Chloe was more parent than child to her mother who suffered from demons as long as Chloe could remember but getting to the place in life she is at now is perfection.


Until it is no longer perfection and the dreams she had becomes nightmares she is living through.  Tyler always had a contentious relationship with his family but when he becomes the man he hated the most, his father and is caught cheating on her there is only one conclusion to this happily ever after and that is not going to be pretty.  With a baby on the way and trouble in paradise Chloe calls on her friends for help and draws into everything inside of her to kick these issues to the curb and start life again.  Saying he is sorry will not make the heartache go away nor will his over bearing family, because Chloe knows where love lies and it is not with Tyler anymore.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Celebrating the release of ANDREA LAURENCE and FACING THE MUSIC

Andrea Laurence celebrates the release of her contemporary romance Facing the Music. Featuring a pop star princess and an ex-football star, this is a reunited lovers book with a southern twist.

To celebrate the release, Andrea is hosting a Kindle Fire giveaway (via Rafflecopter). The giveaway information is below along with the spotlight information about Facing the Music including an excerpt and graphic quote.

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Excerpt
Ivy pressed her hands against Blake's shoulders, pushing him gently until he was lying back on the blanket.

“What are you doing?” he asked.

“Whatever I want to.”

Blake arched his eyebrow at her, but he didn’t complain. He held perfectly still as her nimble fingers moved down the front of his shirt, undoing each button and exposing the expanse of skin beneath it. Her palms ran over his skin, relishing the feel of his chest hair tickling her hands. She leaned forward, letting her tongue glide along his collarbone, and then she crept down his body to the button of his jeans.

“Your hair tickles,” he said.

Ivy gathered up the long, wavy strands of her hair into one hand and swept them over her shoulder. “Do you want me to stop?”

“Not on your life,” he said between tightly gritted teeth as her fingertips brushed the edge of his waistband.

“That’s what I thought,” she said with a smile. “Now, stop complaining.”

Ivy settled between his legs, resting on her knees as she unbuttoned his jeans. She tugged at his back pockets, pulling his jeans down the length of his legs and throwing them out of her way. She moved back over him doing the same with his underwear, which thankfully, this time, were a pair of charcoal-gray boxers. They slid easily out of her way, leaving nothing between her and her goal.

She leisurely traveled back up his legs. Her fingertips gently brushed along the puckered pink scars of his calf and across his kneecap. By the time she reached his upper thigh, he was nearly trembling. Ivy wasn’t sure if it was with anticipation, emotion, or pain.

His hand reached out and snatched her wrist as she moved higher. “This hardly seems fair,” he said. “You’re wearing entirely too much clothing for me to be wearing so little.”

“Who’s doing this? You or me?”

Blake acquiesced and released her hand. He crossed his arms behind his head, giving himself an excellent vantage point for overseeing her activities. “You are, ma’am.”

“That’s right. Now are you going to keep critiquing everything I do, or do I need to put something in your mouth to shut you up?”

A wicked grin crossed Blake’s face as he looked at her. “May I offer a suggestion?”

“I have several ideas of my own,” she said.

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Author Biography

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she's working on her own "happily ever after" with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody's business.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

WHAT IF "Launch Day Blitz" with REBECCA DONOVAN

 
Book Summary:  A new novel by the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Breathing Series . . . 

What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time?

Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago. 

Except this girl isn't Nicole.

She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. 

The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know.

When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems. 

Rebecca's Bio:
Rebecca Donovan is the USA Today bestselling author of the highly-acclaimed New Adult trilogy, The Breathing Series. Her novels include: Reason to Breathe, Barely Breathing, and Out of Breath.

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Missouri -Columbia and lives in a quiet town in Massachusetts with her son. Excited by all that makes life possible, she is a music enthusiast and is willing to try just about anything once.


You can learn more about Rebecca at:
rebeccadonovan.com
Twitter @BeccaDonovan
Facebook.com/RebeccaDonovan

Please also visit the special interactive website for WHAT IF and share your own "what if confession." http://whatif.rebeccadonovan.com/#/index

WHAT IF is available as an ebook wherever ebooks are sold.  Buy links for retailers can be found here:  http://whatif.rebeccadonovan.com/#/index

And of course you can add it to your shelf on Goodreads here: http://bit.ly/1lvQf8U

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GUEST BLOGGING with SHELLEY K WALL and Text Me

What is your funniest travel memory?

Oh Lord, there a number of them. My husband and I married during the summer before our last year of college. He had a summer job in the state of Washington so we spent weekends camping and sightseeing. It was and still is an absolutely gorgeous place for outdoor adventure.

On one particular excursion we knocked a hole in our gas tank, lost all our gas in a few minutes, and had to push/hike down a mountain. We had chosen to take a drive labeled “primitive road” for the scenery and not only was it rocky but also deserted. We pushed and coasted the car for fifteen miles before seeing another vehicle.

We stopped several times to let our smoking brakes cool as it was a very steep mountain. Hubby would push up the inclines then jump on the back of my little hatchback and hold while we coasted on the downward spots. At one point I practically killed my new spouse by slamming my foot on the brake and screaming “The brakes are gone! Hold on!

He clutched the car until his knuckles hurt, we whiplashed around the snake-like curve spewing gravel and dirt over the road’s edge. Below there were endless rocks and treetops.

He calmly looked in the window and said, “Honey, please take your foot off the clutch and apply it to the brake.”

Yep, I had panicked and pressed the wrong pedal. Fortunately we survived and a very nice old man and his grandson gave us a ride into town for gas.

That was before everyone in the world carried cell phones so being stranded took on a different level of difficulty.
 
Shelley K. Wall was born near Kansas City, the middle daughter of three. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with additional post graduate work there and at the University of Wyoming extension in Casper. She worked for many years in Information Technologies, as a Network Engineer, a Project Manager, Operations Director, and I.T. Department Head. Above her writing efforts, she continues to maintain her technical certifications in various technologies and consults regularly on projects.  After writing numerous Project Plans, I.T. Directives, Budgets, Personnel Evaluations, and Strategic Plans; She found fiction to be thoroughly refreshing and a wonderful creative outlet.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters In Crime (SinC), the Houston Literary Guild, and various technical organizations. Above the courses taken in her academics, Shelley has taken local fiction writing courses through Houston’s Leisure Learning Program and InPrint of Houston plus attended numerous fiction workshops across the U.S.

Her first release, Numbers Never Lie, debuted in 2012 and was an Amazon Daily Deal in January. It soared to number three for romantic suspense, eight for contemporary romance, and seventeen in overall romance on the Amazon Bestsellers List.

Other titles by Shelley include Bring It On(2012), The Designated Drivers’ Club(2012), Flood Flash and Pheromones(2013), and Chloe’s Secret. Chloe’s Secret is the newest release which hits the ebook shelves on October 2nd, 2013. Her latest manuscript, Text Me, was recently selected for representation by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

Shelley enjoys writing characters that deal with drama in a humorous way, situations that are believable even if intense, heroes and heroines that aren’t perfect, and villians that may have an inkling of redemption hidden away.

Twitter: @skwallbooks

Text Me Blurb
Carter Coben is having some serious communication problems lately. First he mouthed off to a project manager at work and got fired, now his girlfriend's dumped him and trashed his cell phone. About the only place he hasn't got his wires crossed these days is at the anonymous texting app, Justchat.com. Carter thinks he might have found a real connection with “She Hearts Dogs,” but little does he know he's already quite acquainted with this cunning canine-lover . . .
When Abigail Jeffries gets a random text message from a stranger saying he's been dumped, she can't help but answer it—and recommend he send his ex some flowers from her new shop. When she delivers the bouquet though, she finds out his ex was cheating on him with his best friend—the same best friend she's impersonating via text! Abby feels guilty, but she can't help responding. But what will happen when Carter finds out that Abby is not only the face behind the texts, but the reason he got fired at work and his mysterious mutt-loving pal on Justchat.com?
Will they ever manage to sort out their mixed signals, mistaken identities, and misunderstandings to find real love? This madcap, modern-day You've Got Mail for the texting generation will delight romantic comedy fans.

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