Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Release Blitz - 'Shifting Reality' series by Amanda Kay

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Perspective Shift 
Book 1: Shifting Reality Series (The Hunter Jackson Tales Spin-off) 
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 Synopsis: Perspective is everything... Tensions running high... But love... Well, it speaks volumes. Before Hunter met Amelia there was Luke and Katrina. It only took one look and Luke Kirkland was sunk. Katrina is perfect.
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Almost... As tensions are growing between the werewolf army and the shape shifters Luke and Katrina find themselves falling in love. A love that can't get out to Luke's commander. Luke is a werewolf. Katrina is a shape shifter. Their worlds aren't supposed to mix, but maybe together they can accomplish a perspective shift. 

 Will be available on Amazon, Free with Kindle Unlimted SOON

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 Author Links 
 Twitter: @amandakay_books 
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Release Blitz - 'Claiming Serenity' by Eden Butler

Title: Claiming Serenity (Seeking Serenity, #3)
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 22, 2014
Synopsis

She left glitter in his AC vents. He put green dye in her conditioner. 

She buttered his bathroom floor, and he kidnapped her precious puppy. 

Layla Mullens hates Donovan Donley. His crude language, his wide shoulders, his crystal blue eyes…she hates that she can’t stop herself…from kissing him or landing in his bed. 

And Donovan Donley wants nothing more than to knock Layla off her princess pedestal. He hates her stuck up attitude and her soft, tempting lips. He especially hates that her father is his coach. 

But he’s fine with their arrangement—act horrible to each other during the day, attack each other naked at night. It works. 
But one night changes everything. When Layla doesn’t show, and Donovan’s cold bed stays empty, the lies he tells himself to keep Layla out of his mind aren’t enough to keep him from missing her. And needing her. Something he promised himself would never happen. 

The white flags in their prank war have been lowered but their high stakes battle has just begun.


♥ Claiming Serenity ~ Excerpt ♥

“Come here,” he said, wanting her, just then, but knowing that she needed a moment to calm, to have those worries so evident in the slow way she moved toward him, eased. He let her come to his side, right against his chest and for the first time, Donovan held her tight against him. “I’m not the kind of guy you need.” She sat up, looking at him. “I'm no Prince Charming. I’m not good for anyone and I doubt I ever will be.”

“So do you want this to end? You have doubts?”

He hated the idea of never touching her again. He hated that being without her touch, her taste, would bother him greatly, and if he were a better man, a stronger man, a decent man at all, he would tell her to go. Donovan knew that if he were the kind of man he once was, before betrayal and disappointment fractured whatever he thought he might want one day, then he’d thank Layla for her time and attention and tell her his doubts were too great, that their moment had passed.

But this Donovan was a selfish bastard on his best days. Still, he'd give her something, likely not what she deserved, but something he’d never given to any woman. Ever.

“If I said I didn’t care about you, that would be a lie. I do. Am I in love with you?” He waited, measuring her expression, relaxing when she didn’t look afraid. “No, sorry, I’m not. But I like the way we move together. I like that I can get lost in your body.” I like the way I can still smell your perfume on my pillow after you leave, he said to himself. “I like that you let me do things to your body that I’ve only ever dreamed about.” I like how free you are with me. How beautiful you look when you’re underneath me, falling to pieces. “I like that you don’t ask for anything but my body, for the way I make yours feel.” I love how you let me take you, let me love you like we won’t have another second of this in life.


About Eden ♥
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller. 

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football. 

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana. 

Please send help.


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Friday, December 19, 2014

Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop - December 19-22

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Love is a beautiful thing. It comes in all shapes, sizes and ages... all year around. 

Mistletoe in the City -- a sexy New Adult novella sure to warm you up on a cold winter night... 


Krista Hartley never expected the unrequited love of her life, the irresistible Derek Weston, to work as the groundskeeper at the apartment building she just moved into. They barely spoke in high school but now, three years after graduation, they tore at each other’s clothes and jumped into bed together at every opportunity. 

A Christmas miracle drew Krista back into Derek’s life but then another woman threatened their whirlwind romance. With just days to Christmas, he vowed to win back her heart and trust, and prove his innocence once and for all.

My Giveaway 

One Winner will receive an ebook of Mistletoe in the City AND this beautiful blue scarf. 


To Win 

Follow/Subscribe to my Blog via GFC, Email or Feed Burner (see blog right column)
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LIKE my Facebook Author Page at www.facebook.com/amber.daulton.author

Please COMMENT that you Followed Blog/Liked Page and the name/email you used. 
(I check all entries.)

Thank you! 

Grand Prize Giveaway 

1 $75 Amazon Gift Card



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Attention: Authors, Bloggers and Readers!


Authors and Bloggers: The Winter Readapalooza Facebook event is happening this weekend and you still got time to sign up. It lasts from Dec 18 to Jan 3 (10am-8pm everyday) and they need more people to fill in the time slots. 
FB parties are great ways to promote and interact with potential and current readers. All you gotta do is take over the party for an hour and talk about your books, yourself as an author and give away free stuff (ebooks, swag, etc).

Readers: Stop by to win great prizes. It's that simple! 

Here's the party link... 
https://www.facebook.com/events/780495651992343/

Ellen Jones is one of the host. Here's her profile so you can email her... 
https://www.facebook.com/ellenlrjones?fref=nf

I hope to see a lot of you at the party!  




Monday, December 15, 2014

Cover Reveal - 'Perspective Shift' by Amanda Kay

For those that loved Hunter Jackson and Amelia hang on tight because we aren't done yet 

Amanda Kay Presents....  

 The Shifting Reality Series (Luke & Katrina's Story)

 Perspective Shift 12/29/14
 Trust Shift 1/20/15
 Shifting Their Forever 2/24/15

Cover Art by: Cover Me, Darling  

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 Shape of His Heart (Sam and Eryn's Standalone Story) 3/31/15   

Cover Art by: Cover Me, Darling

 Models: Storm Bailey & Jaclyn Rutland

 Photo by: K Keeton Designs

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Trust is earned...
Trust is easily broken.
Trust us harder than love.

 Luke and Katrina are solid in an unstable world, but life changes when their best friends Hunter and Amelia fall for each other.

One plan throws Katrina's trust out the window.
One plan could ruin them all.
Hunter won't be the only one trying to save his relationship. Luke has to repair the trust the hardest part of love.

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Is forever possible?
Can love last forever?
Is there a way to shift your forever?

Katrina is starting to question everything that a life with Luke Kirkland represents.
Luke knows something is bothering Katrina.
So between that and almost losing Hunter he's pulled back a little.
He'll propose, but when he does it'll be perfect. Luke is bound and determined to make things right and shift their forever.

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 Sam and Eryn met while tensions were high, but not terrible between the Werewolves and the Shape Shifters. They had a courtship like no other and then just after celebrating their second anniversary and planning for their first child all hell broke loose.

 Now Eryn spends most nights alone.

Sam has become almost a passing figure in her life.
Most days it feels like they aren’t even married.

She loves him and she refuses to give up, because she’s seen the shape of his heart.
She knows without a shadow of a doubt that Sam will go down fighting for her and their family.
Only Eryn knows the shape of his heart.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Release Blitz - 'Louisiana Heat' by CL Moore




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A story of Love, Betrayal, Lust

Aubrey Dupre is a Southern Belle, living on her family’s Sugar Plantation in the deep South. 
Aubrey has a gift, unfortunately her gift is sometimes unreliable. She doesn't realise that the sexy farm hand is dangerous until it is too late. 
The love of her life, Beau, lets her down over and over again, unable to protect her when she needs protecting the most. 
There is more to Jonesy than he lets anybody know, he has a past that haunts him and that has left him damaged.
That past may come back to more than haunt him, it might just kill him.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Review - 'Reflections of the Wolf' by Lori King

 
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blurb 

After being rescued from a crazy werewolf with murderous intent, Tina Jameson has a scorching night with Liam Gray, local firefighter and Beta Wolf of the Gray Pack. When he announces that she is predestined to be his mate, she is fast to push him away.

Suddenly she finds herself in a whirlwind of conflicting emotions and rioting desires. Having been a victim of a senseless act of violence in her past, Tina has given up on a forever kind of love, even if that man turns her on like no one else has.

Liam didn’t think he wanted a mate, but his wolf wants Tina in his bed and his life for good. In order to have her he must let go of the guilt he has from his daughter’s death and then help Tina to let go of her own tragic past. Can one night determine their destiny, or will fear drive them apart?


Review 

This book picks up from the last chapter of the first book, Fire of the Wolf, but from Tina’s POV. Since I read these books back-to-back, I found the beginning of book 2 a little repetitive because I already knew what was going on. I would’ve enjoyed the beginning more had I waited a few weeks or so to read this one.
Anyway, the book picks up steam once Tina and Liam meet and the pack explains to her that werewolves exist. The sexual relationship starts off really quick and Tina panics afterward. She definitely makes Liam work hard to win her over (which I want and expect from a stubborn woman!).
At first, I understood and sympathized with Tina’s internal conflict and the pain/guilt she carried inside over her fiance’s death, but she carried it for too long. She kept giving Liam mixed signals. Liam has emotional problems, too, but he was much more open about his past than Tina was. Liam was a great character but I couldn’t connect well with Tina after a while. I tried to understand her problems and why she acted the way she did but, half way through the book, I couldn’t make excuses anymore for her childish actions/responses to everything Liam did and said. She wouldn’t open up and talk to the man she obviously loved and who loved her.
The sex scenes were great, detailed, and downright sexy. Most of the characters kept me intrigued and I love the scenes with all the pack members. Those men are crazy, super hot and I sooo want to take one or two of those wolves home with me!
There were a few editing and spelling problems but not as many that were in the first book. I definitely noticed an improvement. Thank you author/editor/proofreader.
Anyway, I recommend this book for anyone who loves angsty paranormal romance books.
4 Stars.

Disclaimer - I won this ebook, as well as the whole series (up to book 5), in a contest/giveaway. Thank you, Lori King, for this wonderful set. I am not paid or compensated for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 


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Friday, December 12, 2014

Review - 'Love Under an Open Sky' by Julie Kavanagh

Love Under an Open Sky (The Montana Ranch Series Book 5)Love Under an Open Sky by Julie Kavanagh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Callie is a famous singer in the UK. Her manager, Michael, verbally abuses her and she ends up in the hospital to have throat surgery because she doesn’t have a backbone to tell Michael no. Finally, she decides to ignore his orders and she hops on a plane to visit her cousin in Montana. She meets Joel on her cousin’s ranch and the attraction is instant. Callie lies about who she is, meets Joel’s money-grubbing ex-fiancĂ©e at a party and then she and Joel get into an argument. Misunderstandings, Callie’s low self-esteem and Joel’s jaded heart play a big part in this book. They created problems out of nothing and then Callie overreacted to yet another misunderstanding. After Joel explained, Callie forgave him and Michael, who followed her to Montana, left without much of a confrontation.
Other than a few typos and random dashes throughout the story, the writing flowed well and kept me entertained. It's a sweet story about finding self-respect and learning to let go of the past. I look forward to reading more stories by this author.
3.5 Stars

Disclaimer – I downloaded this story from Amazon on a KDP free day. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason.


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Romance Reviews December Ezine is out!!!

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Review - 'Christmas in the Comstock' by Jennifer Chambers

Christmas in the ComstockChristmas in the Comstock by Jennifer Chambers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Pampered Cait Adcock travels to Virginia City, NV after she received a letter that her father, Joss Adcock, had died. She finds her dad drunk in a saloon and then she meets a man on her dad’s managerial staff, Thomas Duffy. Every time Cait asked Thomas and her father what was going on, they either ignored her, brushed her questions aside or gave her just enough information to confuse her even more. I have no idea why the men did this but Joss’s girlfriend, Patience, convinced them to tell Cait the next day. Once everything was cleared up, Cait went with the men and Patience to find her father’s lost treasure, they’re confronted by a con-man but everything worked out.
I enjoyed this story because I love the time-period. Cait supports the Suffrage Movement and the detail to description—clothes, the way people thought, the environment—was wonderful. I felt as though I really stood on a planked boardwalk in a dirty, bustling city.
The writing flowed well except for a few typos, random dashes throughout the story and there’s one instance in which Thomas is called Theodore by mistake. Despite this, I really liked the story and I hope to read more from the author in the future.
3.5 Stars

Disclaimer – I downloaded this story from Amazon on a KDP free day. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason.


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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Release Blitz - 'Vampiracy: Crimson Savior' by Isabella Tredway

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 Vampiracy: Crimson Savior Hell’s Guardian Chronicles

  Book One

 Isabella Tredway

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Synopsis: Zyra Falls is a Hunter, for the L.P.V.O."Lilith Prodigy Vampire Organization," one of a group of vampires who's true objective is to capture and turn over dangerous vampires known only as "Mystics or Arcain users" to the mysterious Labyrinth. For now Zyra must attend the Ivashka Vampire Academy and protect the Lugat from the evil Varacolaci who threaten to exterminate them. But Zyra is haunted in visions to rescue a vampire who is captured by the evil Queen Velika. How will Zyra save this mysterious girl? And will she survive to complete her training and become a true Hunter?

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 Bio: Isabella Tredway is the author of NA/YA urban fantasy novels for teens. Born and raised in Colorado, she works on her two series full-time. A Gemini who became inspired to become a writer after reading novels by: Holly Black: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, S.D. Perry: Resident Evil Series, and Richelle Mead: Vampire Academy and Bloodlines Series. A life-long reader, Isabella has always had a fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal, as well as folklore.

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She enjoys watching creepy ghost shows and is obsessed with Anime. She attended college but due to her learning disabilities, she failed English and Math so she dropped out and started working on her Manga comic book and writing Anime stories.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Blog Tour - 'My Beloved' by Eden Butler

Title: My Beloved (Thin Love novella, #1.5)
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 8, 2014
Synopsis

Keira Riley was the girl Kona Hale loved first, the woman he wants to love last. They’ve battled addiction, forgiven betrayal and healed from heartache, coming through it all bruised but hopeful that their future will be limitless.

Kona Hale was a blinding flame that Keira Riley gladly burned inside—his touch, his kiss, his overwhelming love, all made her dizzy, desperate and desired, made her believe in a love worth bleeding for, a love that ignites the heart with an unquenchable flame. But when you fall in love with an NFL darling who can’t seem to let go of the spotlight, sometimes even that flame can be gutted by the buffeting winds of opportunity, can be lost behind the brilliant flash of fame.

As Keira and Kona get caught up in plans for an extravagant march down the aisle, the hard won sanctuary they've found in each other's arms begins to erode. Will they be able to see through all the beckoning glitz and glamour to what they have worked so hard to build together, or will their love be lost in the spotlight?

MY BELOVED is a novella set prior to the THIN LOVE epilogue.

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My Beloved - Excerpt

“Kiss me, baby. Kiss me like you mean it.” And Keira obliged, tugging at the back of Kona’s hair, taking in his tongue, loving the small bites he made against her bottom lip. “Shit. No, I don’t wanna come yet.” And then he slipped out of her, moved down her body until he was between her legs, using his thumbs to push apart her lips. “I love the way you taste, Wildcat. So sweet, so tangy.” He licked up her folds, lapping all the moisture their bodies had created before he took her clit between his teeth, nibbling, licking until Keira thought she might die from the sensation Kona worked in her. “This is mine, isn’t it, baby? All this,” he said, fingering her suddenly, not preparing her so that the shock and the pressure of his touch left Keira shuddering. “These perfect lips, this pretty pussy, it’s all for me, right baby?”

“Yes. Oh God, Kona, only yours.”

He climbed over her, dragging those hard, delicious muscles up her torso, rubbing himself against her sensitive nipples before he grabbed her face, making her look at him. “And this…” a twist of his hips and Kona slammed back into her, thrusts deep, penetrating, “this is yours. This is only yours.” Another deep thrust and Kona groaned, echoed the satisfied noise Keira made when he hit her G-spot. “I…I gave you this a long time ago, baby.” And then Kona worked faster, lifted on his hands, massive biceps and triceps shaking as moved his hips, filled her, eyes closed and that severe expression, the one that looked like hunger and pain and pleasure that was almost overwhelming, returned to his face. “All yours, baby. I’ve always been yours.”


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♥ About Eden ♥

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football. 

She is currently imprisoned under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana. 

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