Friday, August 30, 2013

Book Spotlight: Deadly to Love (Elemental Killers #1) by Mia Hoddell




Genre: YA/Romance/Paranormal/Fantasy



ASIN: B00BDQ3QGA



ISBN: 978-1-291-41025-9


Blurb
The world is dangerous – but love will kill you.


Little did Serena Jackson know that one simple, flirty remark to an anonymous guy online would lead to her world being changed forever.

She doesn’t know him, but inexplicably, is drawn. She knows it is wrong but she agrees to meet.

His real name is Kai. He is beautiful. And immediately Serena feels herself blindly falling for him even though she senses a lie. She knows he is hiding something and it terrifies her.

What she doesn’t realise is that her entire life has been built on secrets and lies. The people she loved left her in the dark for a reason.

She trusted them. She trusts Kai. But as he pulls her straight into the heart of the danger the lies and deadly secrets are revealed. They overwhelm her, and the person she once was no longer exists as she is thrown into a ruthless world of elemental forces. The price of truth is her life—and now the world wants her dead.


Buy Links: Amazon (Kindle) | Amazon (Paperback) | Lulu

Praise:

“I couldn't put it down. So I finished it last night and all I can say is WOW! This book was amazing and different.” Brianna (Book Blogger)

“I loved how the author took a different approach to writing a love story in modern times with the paranormal element present. I thought it was absolutely wonderful and refreshing. Marvelous!” Kathy H (Amazon Reviewer)

“I will admit I scoffed at the way it started but in the end I had fallen in love with this story…completely untraditional it was a very original idea, not to mention modern. This story had such a good plot and the story structure was sound.” Kacii – The Kooky Bookworm (Book Blogger)

About the Author


Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and loves anything paranormal. Mia always had a love of writing but never reading. She was more interested in sports and hated sitting still - despite getting three poems published before the age of sixteen. Finally though, she found some novels that captured her interest and developed a love of reading which is now one of her favourite hobbies.


Mia began with poems before moving on to short stories. Although she enjoyed this, Mia found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created her first series 'The Wanderer Trilogy' and from there other ideas have emerged. With a total of nine books planned at this moment, she is busy working on her second series 'Elemental Killers' before moving onto the next idea on her ever growing list.


Links: Blog |Twitter @MiaHoddell | Facebook Page |Goodreads


Giveaway


Mia Hoddell is giving away an Amazon gift card this month only there is a slight twist: the more entries she receives the more money she will put on the gift card to giveaway! For example:


50 entries = $5
100 entries = $10
150 entries = $15
200 entries = $20
and so forth...
So if she gets 1000 entries she will give away $100, there’s no limit!



To enter all you have to do is buy or have bought Deadly to Love. It's only $0.99 or £0.79 on Amazon for the duration of the giveaway! This will also unlock extra entries for you so you can earn more points by sharing the giveaway. Remember the more entries she gets the bigger the prize for you so share!


Link to giveaway http://miahoddell.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/appreciation-month-gift-cardkindle.html

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Mr. Manny by Jennifer Garcia



Summary:
Mia Balducci misses her childhood days and yearns for the big, Italian family that she left behind in small town Massachusetts. At the tender age of sixteen, Mia moves with her bachelor father to Los Angeles, but no matter how many years pass, it never becomes home to her. The years spent living with her father aren’t easy, especially since she can’t stop thinking about what she once had. Her enrollment in the University of Southern California promises to bring exciting changes to her life, but Mia winds up with big problems instead. When she runs into an old friend from her old hometown of Winthrop, she gets swept up in nostalgia, and she soon loses herself in a quickly-progressing romance. When the fantasy falls apart, she is left to raise her precious little girl, Lucia, on her own. The demands of Mia’s work schedule and Lucia’s needs increase, and their lives become increasingly hectic. It is soon clear to Mia that she needs help. Luckily, her life-saving cousin saves the day and brings the mother and daughter a male nanny – their new “manny.”

After losing his high-pressure job on Wall Street, Dominic Roberts wants to follow his dreams to have a family. He’s already one fiancĂ©e down, and there are no likely prospects for another. In order to find the family he so desperately wants, he finds himself getting into the manny business. Since he is fully qualified to provide child care and is eager to leave New York City behind, his sister-in-law is able to land him a job in California working for his first client – the beautiful and intriguing Mia Balducci.


Will Lucia like the new man in her mother's life? Will Mia? And will this new trio discover the happily ever after they all so desperately seek?

Excerpt:
I rolled over to face Dominic and he began to stir. I watched him breathe and took inventory of his precious face. His lashes were thick and short against his cheek. The stubble on his face had thickened a bit more and his lips stuck out in a pout. I pecked them and his eyes opened.
“Good morning, sleeping beauty,” I said as he stretched and yawned. He scratched at his stubble and rubbed his eyes. He was adorable in the morning.
“Mhmmm, it is a good morning,” he said with a sleep-coated voice. He wrapped and tightened his arms around me and then squeezed. “A very good morning.”
“I need to get up and get ready for work. Lucia will be up in a bit. But ...” I began to say.
“What’s wrong?”
I exhaled a deep breath. “No, nothing’s wrong, but ... well I really want you to move into my room now. Too soon?” I wasn’t afraid he’d say no, but for some reason I felt strange asking him that.
He scoffed. “Did you think I was going to sleep in my room after last night? I had the best night of my life” he said while peppering soft, slow kisses on my face.
“It was my best night, too, baby.” I kissed him one more time and got up. “So, it’s official then. You’re moving in here and we’re a real couple.” I jerked my head in a nod to emphasize my statement.
He rolled on top of me, pinning me down on the bed. “I thought it was a given, Mia. You’re stuck with me forever now. I hope you can handle me.” He laughed.
“Mhmmm, I can handle you all right. I just hope you can handle me.” I kissed his lips.





Author Bio:
Jennifer Garcia’s (aka Forbes Arnone) love of travel began when she went to the West Coast to visit her father at the age of three. Her home until she was sixteen was a small coastal town near Boston. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.
Her lifelong love for reading and writing was put aside for many years while she made her way in the world and nurtured her young family. Even though she is older, and life never seems to settle, she’s finding her way while attending college full-time in pursuit of a B.A. in English Literature. She also runs a business, and is still caring for her family. Believing she can do it all, with the help of her family, she worked on her first novel during the late hours of the night while balancing the rest of her life during the day. Her hard work paid off, as her first novel, My Mr. Manny, will be published August 2013.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

B3 Tours Presents: The Rock Hard Roots Blog Tour Books: “Real Ugly” “Get Bent” by: C.M. Stunich










Real Ugly Blurb

Turner Campbell is an asshole.
I f*cking hate him.
But I can't get enough either.
He sings like an angel and f*cks like a devil.
If I could, I'd run away and never look back because to tell you the truth, I think this man might be the death of me.

***

Naomi Knox is a bitch.
I can't f*cking stand her.
But I can't stop thinking about her either.
She looks like an angel and plays like a devil.
If I could, I'd f*ck her good and forget all about her, but to tell you the truth, I think this woman might be my last saving grace.


REAL UGLY (BOOK 1) EXCERPT:

            Through my sunglasses, I see a face just offstage, hiding in the shadows with a smirk.
            Turner.  Turner fucking Campbell is watching me screw this crowd with my axe, and I can't breathe.  For a moment, I'm afraid my fingers are going to slip, and I'm going to blow this whole gig, but the inner me, the one I dragged out, turns up the notch on my smirk and slides my tongue across my lips.  Oh my god!  What the hell am I doing?  I flick it out and suck it back in, melding into Wren, sliding against him like we're screwing back to back.  And I don't even like the guy.  I don't like either of these guys, but I can't stop myself.  The music's taken over me, and will do what she fucking pleases.
            I watch Turner watching me, and see that his brown eyes are glittering dark, like a night sky filled with stars.  It's so off-kilter with his personality that it really throws me for a loop.  Once again, I find myself having trouble hating him.  Seem to be having a lot of trouble with my loathing abilities as of late.  Guess when I get onstage, I am just fucked.
            Our duet ends and Wren pulls away leaving me cold.  And in the middle of an impromptu solo.  Shit.
            Luckily, Amatory Riot has functioned as a unit long enough for the others to follow me, modifying our song right then and there.  The crowd goes fucking wild, and the air escapes my lungs.  The lights overhead shift and I find myself bathed in color.  My eyes shift to search for Turner again, and I'm glad I'm wearing these shades.  If he knew I was looking for him, I'd never live it down.
            A gasp goes up on my right and Turner appears out of nowhere, snatching my mic from its stand and grabbing Hayden around the waist.  He makes a little come on gesture at me and then leans forward and grabs my lips with his.
            I don't stop playing; I can't.  Even if I wanted to, I couldn't stop the burst of fucking power that's just taken hold of me.  I'm both a victim and a master to it as it draws my hands along the neck and plucks strings with a violent fervor that both scares and amazes me.  Hot wet heat takes over my mouth and pulls the rest of the inner me out, and then I'm kissing Turner back hard and fast and furious while the world's most intense riffs are just pulled straight through me, cutting me up and bleeding me over the stage.
            When he pulls away, our eyes lock tight, and I know he can see right through my shades, through my head, and straight down into me.  It's a trick; it's gotta be.  I want to remember the way he spoke to me on the phone, the way he left that poor girl half-naked over the PA speaker, but I can't seem to grab any memories that haven't been made right here, on this stage.  What else is there? my soul asks me as Turner uses the cord of the mic to spin it in a circle and snatch it back in one tattooed hand.
            My solo comes to a natural end, and I fall right back where I left off, taking the band with me, opening my ears up to Turner's voice as it slides into the microphone.  It's unbelievable – my words from his lips.  I step back and Hayden moves up beside him, doing her best to out sex her colleague.
            It doesn't work.
            I don't think it's even possible to out sex Turner Campbell.
            He grabs the hem of his shirt and slides it up, flashing his taut belly and a sea of tattoos against pale, sweaty flesh.  His fingers rub the dark hair above his jeans and then drop the fabric back into place, much to the dismay of the crowd.
            “Tearing me up, shredding me inside; my walls are coming down in flames.”  Hayden's voice slides in alongside Turner's and for a split second there, I'm jealous.  Of what and who and why, I have no idea, because I fucking hate them both, and they deserve each other, but …  I brush the feeling aside and slam my axe to bits with my pick.  “If you break me, baby, be prepared to pick up the pieces.

            Three.  Two.  One.  And the song is over, and my pick is flying out across the crowd and landing in greedy hands.  Sweat pours down my face in sheets and my body is wracked with violent trembles.  Turner spins around and grins at me as the crowd explodes into a riotous fervor that makes the bouncers nervous.

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 Get Bent Blurb

Naomi Knox is missing.
I don't even f*cking know whether she's dead or alive.
What I do know is that she's the air I need to breathe.
She's my redemption, an all consuming fire that burns in my blood.
And I'll do anything to find her. Anything. Even if means the end for me.
& & &
Turner Campbell is searching.
But he has no f*cking clue what it is he's searching for.
There's darkness all around and enough secrets to choke.
There are angels, and there are devils. It's impossible to tell them apart.
Light needs to be shone on the truth, but there's no one left to hold the torch. The line between life and death is blurred, and the players are all thoroughly entrenched in the game. The question is: am I still one of them?


GET BENT (BOOK 2) EXCERPT:

I tap the vein in my right arm with two fingers and check the rubber tourniquet that's wrapped around my sweaty flesh, making sure it's pulled tight.  I'm trying to set up a good injection site, so I can take the syringe I've got clutched between my teeth and shoot up.  It's the only way I'll get through this.  The only fucking way.
            “Turner!  What the hell is going on in there?”  I slump against the wall and ignore Treyjan's hoarse shouting.  He's been out there all damn morning, screaming his friggin' head off.  I don't want to hear it anymore.  He's driving me nuts.
            I pull the syringe out of my mouth and slide the needle into my skin, hissing at the rush of white hot pain when it punctures my vein.  I press the plunger down and wait.  A few seconds later, I feel it in the back of my throat.  It tastes like fucking victory, like accomplishment, like I'm king of the fucking world.  I yank the needle out unceremoniously and toss it into the trash can.  It lands on top of a mountain of used condoms and tissue paper, and it's probably unsanitary as shit, but I don't care.  I don't care about anything right now except Naomi.
            Naomi.
            “Turner, get your fucking ass out here now!”
            I rip the tourniquet off next and lay it on the counter, clutching the sides of the sink as I lean over and cough.  Good meth always makes you cough.  And it makes you feel so fucking good that even a nightmare like this starts to look like a dream.
            “Are you slamming meth in there, motherfucker?” Trey screams, and he sounds like he's about to burst a damn vein this time.  I lift my eyes up and stare at myself in the mirror.  It's not a pretty sight.  I look like shit.  Jesus Christ.  Have I been walking around like this for three days?  My eyes are bloodshot and ringed with purple, and my lips are pale and cracked.  I look like a Goddamn zombie.
            “Don't get your panties in a wad, bitch,” I call out to him, standing up and sniffing, letting my eyes fall closed for another minute.  At least now I don't have to worry about how I'm going to get through another day.  The drugs will take care of that for me.
            Naomi.
            I reach over and unlock the door.
            Trey doesn't waste any time opening it and throwing me a death glare.  I ignore him in favor of putting on some eyeliner.  We have a show tonight, and I want to look good.  Hell, I have to look good or I'm not getting onstage.  My pain is private, not something to hang out for all to see.  I'm not on display here.
            “You got a hard-on for me or something?” I ask him, pretending that everything's alright, that my life has not just gone from bad to worse, that the breath has not just been suctioned out of my fucking lungs.  “I can't even shit in peace anymore?”  Trey looks down at the garbage, up at the tourniquet and sneers.
            “You're just gonna get high everyday now?”  I shrug, applying black around my eyes, making sure it's thick enough to hide the circles.  Women love eyeliner on guys anyway.  Or at least the women at my shows do, the ones with the piercings in their noses and the tattoos on their hips.  I want to pick one of them up and fuck away the pain, but I can't do that to Naomi.  For the first time in my life, I can't even imagine screwing another woman.
            I look up at the ceiling as my brain seizures with false pleasure, misplaced hope, fatal courage.
            “What are you now, Mother Theresa?  We've gotten high everyday since we were sixteen.”  I pretend not to notice that Trey is wearing Travis' cap.  Or whoever's cap.  Still haven't figured that mystery out.  There seem to be a whole shit ton of them floating around right now, and that's kind of the least of my worries.
            Naomi.

            “Not like this, Turner.  Not fucking like this.  What are you doing?  You're gonna kill yourself.”  I don't tell my best friend that I don't care, that I'd rather die than live without Naomi Knox.  I mean, how fucked up is that?  Love sucks balls.  Everybody always acts like it's the one thing worth living for, that spark in the fire that pulls you in, that strokes your hair back and lets you know that everything's going to be okay.  Well now that I've fallen into it, nothing is okay.  Nothing will ever be okay.  I sipped from love's wine and now I'm drunk as shit without a place to lie down.  My happy ending, my saving grace is lying dead in a morgue, cut up and fucked up, so mangled they can't even identify her damn body for sure.  Oh, they say it's probably her because if not then, I mean, where the shit is she?  Where?  Where?  Where the fuck are you, Knox?  With your pretty blonde hair and your sunglasses and your fuck you all attitude.


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Author Bio:
C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.

Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.


Author Links:
Official Webpage: http://cmstunich.com
Facebook Friend Page: https://www.facebook.com/cmstunich

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

B3 Tours Presents: Released by Mia Fox








Title: Released
Author: Mia Fox
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Steampunk

Tour Dates: Aug. 17-25




Synopsis:
The discovery of an ancient bottle unleashes a Genie - and the wrath of the Demon Gypsies chasing her...

When Suzette (“Suki”) is released from her bottle by two teen girls, she is more than a bit surprised that a Genie of her calibre is beholden to two average high school students. After dealing with dignitaries and noblemen, however, she believes this will be a welcome break.

Until she discovers the teens’ hidden powers and that one will come to possess the Amulet of Pollox, a necklace that contains the secrets from some of the greatest minds throughout history. Unfortunately, she’s not the only one who notices. The Amulet draws the attention of the two powerful and vengeful Demon Gypsies who have pursued Suki through time and will stop at nothing to snatch the girls and the Amulet.

Suddenly, Suki is not just helping the girls navigate high school crushes, she’s safeguarding them from danger unlike anything they’ve ever known. To make matters more complicated, she must also fight her attraction to James - her protector through the ages - whose sudden arrival threatens her resolve and her heart.

A time-traveling Genie and her unrequited love...
Demon Gypsies with an insatiable quest for power...
And the teen girls whose existence threatens them all.

This is the world of “Released,” book one of The Romani Realms series by Mia Fox, a Young Adult trilogy featuring elements of paranormal romance and steampunk.




RELEASED” EXCERPTS:

1. Before Suki is released by Charlotte and Samantha, she focuses on their situation.

            I closed my eyes and concentrated on their voices, willing my mind to see them.
A delicate hand turned over my bottle and traced a finger against the faint lines that bore my name...Suzette. But it was impossible to tell which girl had held my bottle in her hand. Just as quickly as it arrived, the vision altered and my mind’s eye drifted more clearly to the girl called Samantha. She was thoroughly absorbed in her shopping, browsing through racks of other people’s discards with purposeful intent, plowing ahead with determination. Every once in a while, her green eyes would twinkle with life as she would flip a wave of gorgeous red hair over her shoulder, letting her friend know that she was on a mission.
            The other girl, Charlotte, observed her with serene patience and simply shook her head in the negative each time her friend held up a dress. Undeterred, Samantha moved quickly, bouncing from one rounder to the next, believing the perfect dress was waiting for her. Charlotte seemed the more grounded of the two and willed the ordeal to be over.
            This mundane shopping expedition hardly seemed like a vision worthy of my talents. I struggled to focus my mind on who would become my next Releasor, but it was useless. Their conversation and gossip flooded my mind as if the volume had been turned up.

            From the darkness of my bottle I could hear the foreshadowing sounds of screeching tires, a girl’s screams, and the caw of blackbirds. Something harrowing was about to happen to these girls and I prayed that my release wouldn’t be too late. That’s when it began -- the unmistakable rumbling that I have heard throughout time brought on by the demon gypsies controlling the elements.





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Mia Fox is a Los Angeles-based novelist who writes across varied genres including contemporary fiction, chick lit, and young adult/new adult. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from U.S.C. followed by a Masters Degree in Professional Writing also from U.S.C.
A lifelong reader and history lover, Mia enjoys infusing her writing with details of the past as she has done in her first book, "Released," part of the Romani Realms trilogy, which combines paranormal romance with elements of steampunk.
Her follow up book, "Alert the Media," is based on her previous professional life working as an entertainment publicist. Today, she is happy to leave that world behind her, preferring that any drama in her life is only that which she creates for her characters.
Mia is happily married to her best-friend, a Brit who has inspired her with annual visits to England, an appreciation for dark chocolate, and the blessing of their three children.

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Released Blog Tour

Monday, August 19, 2013

Book Spotlight: Never Forget by Catrina Barton

Today I am happy to have my good friend Catrina Barton here to give us a peek into her second book 





Blub:

A fifteen year-old Christian girl, on the brink of losing her faith in mankind as a whole.. until one old man's kindness and generosity changes her life forever.



Excerpt:

Why does the whole world have to take a shot at me? I rubbed my tight shoulder and stomped on a bug, grinding it under my foot. Go away you nasty thing.
My shoulders hunched and my chin fell to my chest, eyes closed as something heavy settled in my belly. Great, now I’m attacking little critters? I swallowed in an attempt to hold back the tears that stung my eyes. One hand gripped the wooden rail to keep me from falling to my knees as the depression closed in around me, making my stomach toss like waves.
Please God, there has to be at least some decency out in the cruel, harsh world. I can’t take it anymore. Help me be rid of my bitterness. My constant anger has left me miserable.



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Catrina Barton
is a real go-getter, who in 2006 turned her avid reading addiction since three, into a vigorous passion for writing. Especially New Adult Romances. Drawing on her knowledge as a Kung-Fu Instructor she makes her fight scenes both realistic and action packed.

When not indulging her fertile imagination to craft stories for your reading pleasures she enjoys hiking with her family and amateur belly dancing.

Proud member of many writing and marketing groups. An active participant at Critique Circle and several other crit groups. Her love of writing and her family rival her exhilaration from helping fellow writers. That's why she created her blog: Kitty's Inner Thoughts.

Fave Personal quote:

"An author cannot grow without both constructive criticism and encouragement."

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Blog: Kitty's Inner Thoughts

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KittyB78

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Friday, August 16, 2013

B3 Tours Presents: Chains by Jeff Rivera










Title: CHAINS

Author: Jeff Rivera

Genre: Historical Romance

Tour Dates: April 5 – May 20






Synopsis:


Best Selling Author Jeff Rivera is at it again with this Historical Romance Chains...

Mud squelched beneath Princess Kiwana’s bare feet. She could not see the blood in it – the rain had mixed it too well – but she knew it was there.

Suffering the loss of her beloved, an African princess begins a new life of isolation and strife. The pain of choosing between a new husband to fill the heir's throne or to stay loyal to her one true love haunts Kiwana's aching mind. Before this all began, she had no idea what her life was to become. A series of trials, unfortunate twists, and the corruption of a village influences the path Kiwana falls into. Will her experience with war and love help her in her time of helplessness, or will everything fall apart in a desperate attempt to survive?

CHAINS: The Complete Series is an extraordinary union of the short novel series featuring Birth of a King, Shame of a Queen, A Father's Disgrace, and Dark Secrets Haunted. Explore the journey of a young princess as she deals with the struggle fate as given her. If you enjoyed Roots, The Help or any historical fiction or African American fiction, you'll enjoy this book.



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Forever My Lady on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DZSP4HI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00DZSP4HI&linkCode=as2&tag=boobroandbar-20


Chains on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18276733-chains



Author Bio:



Jeff Rivera is an author and inspirational media personality. He has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets as Forbes.com, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR.

His humble beginnings of living in American poverty on welfare and food stamps as the child of a single mother, to his days living in his car and final rise to becoming a published author, journalist and media personality have inspired many.



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Official Website: http://jeffrivera.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mrjeffrivera

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Rivera/e/B001IZT9ZS

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6589005.Jeff_Rivera

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-rivera/





Friday, August 9, 2013

B3 Tours Presents: The Never Say Never Blog Tour

The Never Say Never Blog Tour
Books: “Tasting Never” “Finding Never” “Keeping Never” “Never Can Tell”

Tasting Never 

Tasting Never, a New Adult Novel Recommended for Ages 18 and Up

"Never Ross wants to be loved.
It's that simple, but it's not that easy."

Never is a girl with a broken soul who doesn't date nice guys and can't seem to go to bed at night without crying herself to sleep. She doesn't need any complications in her life, especially not when they're attached to a man that could be her emotional twin.

Ty McCabe can't stand Never the first time he meets her. He's aware that the feeling's mutual and the two don't think they'll ever see each other again, but when fate takes a hand and puts them both in the wrong place at the wrong time, Ty and Never form a tentative friendship that opens the door on their dark sides and shows them what it's like to live in the light.

"Sometimes, the only way to go forward, is to take a few, careful steps back."


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Finding Never 







"Tell me, Never, do you still love him?"

Never Ross and Ty McCabe have come a long way – but they can't stop now. Their pasts are still there, ready to sweep over and consume them if they don't confront them. A visit to Never's family seems like the first logical step, but will it make things better or worse? And what about Noah Scott? Ty is Never's tortured other half, but can he also be the healing balm that she so desperately needs? With McCabe's past still a virtual unknown, Never is going to have to make more than one decision capable of breaking both their hearts.

"Ty has changed; I have changed, and things are not always what they seem."







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Keeping Never 

Never's past might be under control, but Ty's is just starting to unravel. After receiving a phone call from his broken past, tensions run high between Never and Ty, especially with Never deciding to do something she's never done and keep her pregnancy a secret.

While visiting a skeleton in his dark, dark closet, Ty is threatened by all that he once was and all that he thought he'd overcome. With his pain about to consume him, Never is the only one who stands between Ty and relapse, who can help him control his emotions and find peace, but is she up to it? After all, with two tortured souls desperate for a healing touch, are they more of a hindrance to one another than a help?

Love, marriage, and a baby. Three things that Ty and Never saw coming. It's judgment time for both of them, time to see if the light really can overcome the dark. Here's to hoping.

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Never Can Tell 
Never Can Tell, a New Adult Novel Recommended for Ages 18 and Up

(Never too Late #1: This series is a follow up to the Never say Never Trilogy)

"This is love. It's that simple."
Some stories are Never finished being told. After all, we're all victims of heartache and strife at some point. Maybe I'm a little more susceptible to both, but I've got an ace up my sleeve. I've got Ty McCabe. He's helped me survive a lot. More than I ever thought possible. We've come a long way together, but we can't stop now. What's that old saying? Don't rest on your laurels? Well, I'm not resting and neither is he. Life didn't even give us that option. We've got problems. Big ones. Let's see if we can do this, survive the downs and get back to the ups. Guess only time will tell.

"...We're just one. Just one, f*cking, twisted bit of soul in love."

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Author Bio:
C.M. Stunich was raised under a cover of fog in the area known simply as Eureka, CA. A mysterious place, this strange, arboreal land nursed Caitlin's (yes, that's her name!) desire to write strange fiction novels about wicked monsters, magical trains, and Nemean Lions (Google it!). She currently enjoys drag queens, having too many cats, and tribal bellydance.

Always a fan of the indie scene and 'sticking it to the man,' Ms. Stunich decided to take the road less traveled and forgo the traditional publishing route. You can be assured though that she received several rejections as to ensure her proper place in the world of writers before taking up a friend's offer to start a publishing company. Sarian Royal was born, and Ms. Stunich's books slowly transformed from mere baking chocolate to full blown tortes with hand sculpted fondant flowers.

C.M. is a writer obsessed with delivering the very best and scours her mind on a regular basis to select the most unusual stories for the outside world.




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Official Webpage: http://cmstunich.com
Facebook Friend Page: https://www.facebook.com/cmstunich



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Thursday, August 8, 2013

RBTL Presents Cover Reveal: Buried by Passion by Dez Burke







Title: Burned by Passion

Author: Dez Burke

Genre: African American Romance/Interracial Romance

Publisher: Pink Lotus Publishing, Inc.

Release Date: Aug 8 2013




Blurb/Synopsis


Even good girls make mistakes.
Kira was shocked to meet her boss’s handsome, long-absent son and find him even more lethal in the flesh. He’d always been just a face in a photo - and nothing had prepared her for the way they clashed and burned when they finally met.
Blake Carter returned to America for a reunion with a father he hadn’t seen since he was ten. But Blake had never bargained for falling for his father’s sexy secretary, the beautiful and impressionable Kira Taylor…
Blake caught one glimpse of the gorgeous beauty from across the crowded room and felt the primal taste of desire like he’d never known. The sparks were more antagonism than attraction on her part as they collided over differences about the way he treated his father. But Blake had very strong persuasive skills when it came to bringing the vulnerable Kira to bend to his carnal passions…








Dez Burke grew up in rural Alabama and spent most summers reading worn copies of her Grandmother's Harlequin Romances. Even as a young girl, she noticed the absence of African American characters. So today, she writes hot, steamy romance books featuring black women and gorgeous men of all races.




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Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Spotlight: Poems About Life, Love, And Everything In Between by Jo Anne Myers

Poems About Life, Love, And Everything In Between 



This book is a collection of personal, inspirational, nature inspired, and spiritual poems by Jo Anne Myers, Author of Murder Most Foul, and Loves', Myths', and Monsters'




About the Author:





Hello, I have enjoyed art since childhood, and reside in Logan, Ohio. I also canvass paint and sew. When not exercising my hobbies or working outside my home, I spend time with relatives, my dogs Jasmine and Scooter, and volunteer my time within the community. I am a member of the Hocking Hill's Arts and Craftsmen Association, The Hocking County Historical Society and Museum, and the Hocking Hills Regional Welcome Center. I am a mother of three and grandmother of eight. I believe in family values and following your dreams.

At Books and Paintings by JoAnne, you may view and purchase artwork and books directly. My poetry book “Poems About Life, Love, and Everything in Between," is available here for $10 or at http://www.amazon.com/dp/147837022x for $15

Other upcoming books will be available for purchase starting in July 2013.
"MURDER MOST FOUL," a crime/mystery anthology
"WICKED INTENTIONS," a paranormal/mystery anthology
"LOVES', MYTHS' AND MONSTERS'," a fantasy anthology
"FLAGITIOUS," a crime/mystery/paranormal novella anthology
"THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY," a biography true-crime novel.
"TWISTED LOVE," a true-crime anthology.

To purchase please send check or money order to:

JoAnne Myers 33474 Pine Ridge Drive Apt 505
Logan, Ohio 43138

For questions or information please contact me at: joannetucker98@yahoo.com

My paintings are signed and framed. The prices for any of my paintings includes S & H to any address in the U.S. You my purchase my books through this website and save on shipping and handling. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bounty Series Blog Tour Continues

The Bounty Series Blog tour continues.  I hope everyone stops by to check out the series as well as enter for your chance at some really great prizes.



7/29 - Books Pages & Dripping Ink 

7/30 - United by Books 

7/31 - Spiced Latte Reads 

8/01 - Deal Sharing Aunt 

8/02 - Paranormal Book Club 

8/03 - Books, Books & More Books 

8/04 - Tome Tender

8/05 - Reading Between the Wines

8/06 - Book Monster Reviews

8/07 - Inner Goddess 

8/08 - You Gotta Read Reviews 

8/09 - Mad Hatter Reads 

8/10 - KT Books Reviews

8/10 - Miscellaneous Thought of Bookaholic