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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

REVEALED by Lizzy Ford and Julia Crane

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The fourth Starwalkers Serial, "Revealed," cowritten by Lizzy Ford and Julia Crane, is now available from Amazon and Amazon UK!

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Cyena is caught trying to help smuggle elite children away from the Lemurrian capital to safety on the other side of the planet. The Freewalker commander decides to give her task in exchange for leniency in what could be a death sentence. She must locate an Atlantean crystal that will allow Tyana to return from Earth, where she has been detained by members of the elite bent on returning the former regime to power.
The only problem: the crystal is in the hands of Welon, Cyena’s ex-fiancé, a Mindwalker following his father’s path towards madness.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

{Cover Reveal} Falling Back Together by Kristen Hope Mazzola


Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)

by Kristen Hope Mazzola

ETA: May 20, 2014

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“I don't know if it’s fate, coincidence, or my curse, but I'm still breathing, and my breaths are for you.”

Mags McManus is far from a normal woman in her mid twenties. Being a war widow, a business professional, and a brokenhearted train wreck only skims the surface of the layers of who Margret McManus truly is. Waking up in a hospital bed, alone and confused, Mags once again has to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. With her best friends by her side, Mags slowly starts to learn the answers she so desperately longs for. But is everything going to continue to spiral out of control? Or is there a light at the end of this dark, twisting tunnel where all the broken pieces can finally fall back together?

A portion of all royalties from Kristen's Crashing Series are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

**18+ for sexual situations, cursing, and adult content.***
{{ Please note: this is the second book in the Crashing Series, and should be read after Crashing Back Down }}

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Also by Kristen Hope Mazzola:
Crashing Back Down (Crashing #1)

Publication: November 4th 2013

Crashing Back Down is Kristen Hope Mazzola’s debut into the literary world. It is a New Adult Novel, with hints of contemporary romance and thriller.

Blurb:

Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy’s best friends and parents.

Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.



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{Blog Tour} ATLAS by Becca C Smith -- with review, excerpt, and giveaway!


{Release Day Launch} East of Ecstasy by Laura Kaye with giveaway and excerpt



We are so excited it's release day for Laura Kaye's EAST OF ECSTASY! EAST OF ECSTASY is the final book in her Hearts of the Anemoi Series. See below for a note from Laura and an excerpt!!



East of Ecstasy Excerpt:
By Laura Kaye

You guys! I can’t believe release day for East of Ecstasy is finally here! This is the final book in
my Hearts of the Anemoi series, which includes: North of Need, West of Want, and South of 
Surrender. The Anemoi were wind gods the Greek associated with controlling the wind, weather,
and seasons. In East of Ecstasy, hero Devlin Eston is the heir to the East Wind which has long
been associated with unluckiness, misfortune, and, thanks to Devlin’s father, even evil. Devlin himself has been the victim of father’s evil, and thereby finds himself an outcast among his own divine family. In this scene, heroine Annalise Fallston—who gets visions that she’s forced to paint in order to quiet them in her mind—sees Devlin for the first time. Here’s what she says:

Forcing the chaos in her mind away, Anna dipped her brush into the gray and stepped to the canvas.

Motion captured her attention from the corner of her eye.

The Dark Man, the subject of her recent paintings, stood in the doorway and leaned against the jamb.

Anna jumped and her pulse raced, but this time, anger flooded in instead of fear. “I will deal with you on my own damn terms,” she said, taking a perverse amount of pleasure from putting a figment of her imagination in its place. Because that’s all he was.

He didn’t move or speak. Not that he could, since, you know. Figment.Of.Imagination.

Anna rolled her eyes, done with being scared and so pissed to have to do this again that she was nearly out of her mind. “I’m doing your damn painting already. So just leave me alone.” She cut her gaze back to the expanse of white, but the desire to see if his image would still be there if she looked again drove her to distraction.

Finally, she gave in and…he was still there.

Completely still.Blatantly scowling.Totally unfathomable.

Was this a vision? Another image she’d have to paint?

Her heart tripped into a sprint, and she couldn’t look away from him. Like the compulsion that forced her to paint these images, Anna couldn’t help but return his stare and memorize his masculine features. The sharp angles of his face, the harsh set of his mouth, the dark shadows around his even darker eyes.Black eyes. Blades of black hair hung low over his forehead and just touched the hooded shirt he wore under his short, scuffed leather jacket. He’d crossed his arms over his chest, and the position caused his biceps to bunch up under the worn leather. In fact, everything about him appeared worn—the coat, the threadbare jeans, the scuffed boots. None of it struck her as the kind of shabby chic you could buy in some upscale store for a small fortune, either. The whole effect was rough.

Dangerous. Deprived.

Deprived? What a strange way of describing him. But as Anna’s gaze swept over him
again, the thought stuck. For his height, he seemed thin, with his lean hips, clad in old black jeans, a trim waist, and pronounced cheekbones. Her fingers twitched around the nearly forgotten paintbrush. What would it feel like to cup that harsh face in her hand?

Anna gasped and tore her gaze away. She had to blink to pull herself out of the haze of thoughts.

Frustration surged through her and tensed the muscles of her shoulders and neck. She didn’t want to be working on another of these paintings as it was, so the last thing she needed was to lose a bunch of time daydreaming. Or would it be daynightmaring?

As she stared at the blank canvas, the image of the shackled man behind the prison bars filled her
mind’s eye.

Definitely the latter.

Curiosity pulled her eyes to the left again. The doorway was empty.

So, did you have a favorite line from the excerpt? Thanks for reading!

Laura




About EAST OF ECSTASY:


The final chapter in the award-winning and bestselling Hearts of the Anemoi series…

She’s the only one who can give him the strength to save them all…

Annalise Fallston made peace with postponing her big-city dreams to care for her ill father, but lately she's been filled with a restlessness not even her beloved painting dispels. Worse, the colors don't speak to her as they always have, and all her efforts produce dark, foreboding images of a dangerous man and a terrifying future.

Devlin Eston, black-souled son of the evil Anemoi Eurus, is the only one who can thwart his father's plan to overthrow the Supreme God of Wind and Storms. But first, Dev must master the unstable powers he's been given. Distrusted and shunned by his own divine family, he never expected to find kindness and passion in the arms of a mortal.

But Devlin's love puts Annalise in the path of a catastrophic storm, and in the final Armageddon
showdown between the Anemoi and Eurus, sacrifices will be made, hearts broken, and lives changed forever...or lost.

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first three books: North of Need, West of Want, South of Surrender!




About Laura Kaye:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.







Monday, April 21, 2014

{Blog Tour} Peasant Princess by A.H. De Carrasco

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Book: Peasant Princess
Series: Teller of Destiny #3
Author: A.H. de Carrasco
Genre: Young / New Adult Fantasy
Tour Organized by: Indie Sage, LLC
Release: Mid-Late 2014

SYNOPSIS:

“I would do it again.” Lunule placed Raphere’s cold fingers between his hands, to warm them. “A thousand things I would do for your pardon.”

Events in Paz Etur have taken an ugly turn. Whispers of conspiracy and censure echo within the city. Recovering from a near-mortal wound, Raphere can do little to shield those she has sworn to protect.

As First Scout Otti embarks upon a journey east, to unravel Raphere’s past, Rant finds his own challenges waiting in Paz Ori. The dark deals he made as a mercenary cannot be dismissed, and Dark Lords are not known for patience.

Even Tranquia is beginning to have misgivings where Raphere is concerned. As strange plagues spread over the plains, and wolves prowl forever closer to the kingdoms, will Raphere have the strength to calm the ill winds churning from all directions? Will she find her closest ally in the cruelest of princes?
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A. H. De Carrasco embarked upon the writer’s journey at a young age, writing illustrated fan fiction for her grade school classmates’ favorite shows. Several decades later, she is publishing her collection of fantasy novels for teenagers and adults. Lately, she writes beside a waterfall as her husband tests his goggles and flippers. Her cats look on in displeasure from the screen door, but purr happily when she writes at her desk.




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From Continue #1
Princes and Fools #2




…His expression softened as he sat down beside her. Carefully, Lunule moved

the chair and winced as it creaked. He leaned closer to her. His elbow nearly touched 

her hand. His fingers could almost reach her face. Raphere’s dark hair had grown 

quite long since she came to the palace. He lifted a lock and held it between his 

fingers. It was soft, like silk.

“Do you wish to pull it?”

He released the curl and leaned back. “No, not today.”

“Good,” she retorted and turned her face away. But sleep was gone, and without 

a thought to his struggle, she lifted her arms above her and slowly stretched out the 

kinks in her limbs.

Could she take his weight? The nasty voice of his mind goaded. He shook his head to 

clear away the persistent thought.

“I am not supposed to be here,” he told her.

“Really?” She didn’t seem to care that he was.

“My father has brought me to task. Told me I shouldn’t see you unless you called 

for me.”

“Then why are you here?”

“You didn’t want to see me?”

“Hardly.” She scoffed at him, cutting him to the quick with one word.

“But, of course, I knew you wouldn’t want to see me. But I care little for other’s 

wants or needs, as you’ve told me. I didn’t want to disappoint you.”

“Lunule,” she snapped angrily and made to rise but cried out in pain. Lunule leapt 

to his feet, shocked that she still suffered, and watched helplessly as she seemed to 

shrink under her blankets. Her breath rasped from her throat, uneven and harsh. 

“Raphere.”

“Prince,” she whispered, her voice strained. “Why must you torture me? Haven’t 

you had your fill?”

Lunule was quiet a moment then ventured on another path. “I wanted to thank 

you.”

“For what? Taking the wound you deserved?” she retorted hoarsely.

“I shouldn’t have come,” he said. Suddenly very ashamed of himself, he retreated 

toward the antechamber. “I am sorry, Raphere.” Again the apologies spilled from his 

lips. Ah! He was a fool.

“No. Do not leave, please.”

He turned around as his heart lightened. He reclaimed the seat he had left and 

leaned near her. Her captivating green eyes looked at him a moment.

“How is Rant? Is he well?”

Lunule’s jaw tensed as he felt the knife’s twist. His lips lifted into a smile to cover 

his wound and he leaned back in the chair. “He is well. He returned to Paz Ori with 

his mother.”

“Any word for me?”

His hesitation was imperceptible even as his mind, quick as a bee’s wing, 

contemplated his choices. He had left the note behind. Why make the journey to 

retrieve it tonight?

He made his decision, if only a postponement. “No,” he lied. “Not yet, anyway.”

He noticed her disappointment but it mattered little. She wanted him near only to 

serve as a messenger.

“I must have angered him.” Raphere decided.

“No,” he reassured her. It was the least he could do. “I think he had other matters 

to see to. Not that you weren’t important. My father strictly forbade his seeing you, 

and he had to leave that day.”

This did nothing to soften her frown, however. Again, she averted her face from 

“I freed the prisoners for you, as you asked.”

She turned back toward him. “I am glad, Lunule. It was the right thing to do.”

“I know that now,” he admitted. “You are always teaching me…such things. I 

never realize how stupid...” His words dwindled. 

“Raphere,” he began again, not knowing what his very next words would be—

what chitchat could he offer to change her mood, her heart. This was a failure. 

Almost accusingly he continued. “Now you must forgive me.”

“I forgive you, Lunule,” she told him but her heart was not in it. He could tell that 

much.

“That is not my only penance, I’m afraid,” he admitted. “My father wants me to 

go to the Feast of Second Harvest and wash the feet of ten peasants.”

This sudden information brought a true laugh from Raphere but she winced in 

pain even as she chuckled.

“Their feet? Oh, Lunule, what an appropriate punishment for you.” Her throat 

was dry and her laughter turned to hoarse coughing. Lunule leaned forward and 

grabbed her hand. She squeezed his fingers tightly as pain wracked her body.

“Dear Fate, Raphere,” he said miserably. “I am so sorry. I never meant harm to

you. Not like this.”

She continued to cough. He grabbed the water pitcher and filled a cup, spilling the 

liquid in his haste. The prince acted as servant, supporting her head and helping her 

bring the cup to her mouth. She drank deeply. Her emerald eyes met his over the rim.

“The water tastes bitter,” she noted when she was done, her voice yet hoarse.

He took the cup from her and placed it on the bed’s night table, then gently 

fluffed her pillow.

He couldn’t help himself, being so close to her, her breath on his face. He 

lowered his lips and gently kissed her cheek.

She said nothing, not a retort or insult. Again, he took her hand in his even as her 

eyes grew moist. He watched helplessly as she blinked back tears.

“I would do it for you,” he told her quickly. “I would wash their feet if you 

wished it.”

She didn’t say a word to comfort him. She looked away just as a tear proved 

victorious against her battle and spilled onto the cheek he had kissed, as if to wash it 

clean.

“You didn’t hear me that night, Raphere, when Tranquia said you would die. She 

claimed there was nothing she could do. I told her she must not let you die. I told her 

before all the nobles and stable hands that you couldn’t die...because I love you. And I 

do in my heart, as only I can know.”

Lunule squeezed her hand tighter. Fearing she would draw it away from his, he 

clasped it with both of his hands. 

“I don’t expect you to return my affection—”

“Affection?” she countered bitterly. “Is that what you call your actions? 

Affections—?”

“I can only ask a chance to prove my feelings are real. Only that. I would wash 

their feet for you, Raphere. A thousand things I would do for your pardon.”

She pulled her hand back and rolled onto her side, toward the balcony. Away 

from him. “Do it for yourself, Lunule.” Her words dismissed him.


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A Shot of Red by Tracy March

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When biotech company heiress Mia Moncure learns her ex-boyfriend, the company’s
PR Director, has died in a suspicious accident in Switzerland, Mia suspects murder.
Determined to reveal a killer, she turns to sexy Gio Lorenzo, Communications
Director for her mother, a high-ranking senator—and the recent one-night stand
Mia has been desperate to escape. While negotiating their rocky relationship, they
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Eve Devonshire is a woman hiding in plain sight. Not completely
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vampire with midnight eyes and a thirst for pain and submission. With her
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Sergeant John Quick has seen the worst in life, both personally and professionally, and long ago decided loving someone comes at too high a price. But when the woman of his dreams “kidnaps” him for a weekend affair with no strings attached, he can’t resist. The smoking-hot weekend turns deadly when John and Lucie are trapped during a blizzard and discover they’re not alone. Someone from their past has come hunting for revenge. Now John must become the perfect hostage in order to save Lucie’s life.









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Jonet Montgomery has longed for a chivalrous knight her whole young life. Instead she found herself wed to a scoundrel and left a widow. When a lusty, silver-tongued rogue steals a kiss and opens a crack in her routine life, she’s tempted by his offer to taste adventure of the most pleasurable kind. Will’s heart of gold shines through despite his infamous past. But is Jonet enough woman to keep this sexy pirate from straying? With past embarrassments haunting her, she risks more than just her reputation this time. She risks her heart.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

{Cover Reveal} THE HUSBAND MAKER by Karey White

Coming July 15th from USA Today Bestselling author Karey White
The Husband Maker by Karey White
The Husband Maker

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next.

Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

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Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.




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{Blog Tour} SUMMONED by Rainy Kaye -- with review and giveaway!

Book Title: Summoned
Author: Rainy Kaye
Cover Design: Kris Wagner https://www.facebook.com/digitalgunman
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Twenty-three year old Dimitri has to do what he is told—literally. Controlled by a paranormal bond, he is forced to use his wits to fulfill unlimited deadly wishes made by multimillionaire Karl Walker.

Dimitri has no idea how his family line became trapped in the genie bond. He just knows resisting has never ended well. When he meets Syd—assertive, sexy, intelligent Syd—he becomes determined to make her his own. Except Karl has ensured Dimitri can't tell anyone about the bond, and Syd isn't the type to tolerate secrets.

Then Karl starts sending him away on back-to-back wishes. Unable to balance love and lies, Dimitri sets out to uncover Karl's ultimate plan and put it to an end. But doing so forces him to confront the one wish he never saw coming—the wish that will destroy him.

Summoned is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.

Find out more at http://www.summonedtheseries.com

 There is no other way to say this...Dimitri is freaking hilarious. He is snarky and has some fantastic one-liners that are gonna make you snort with laughter. Sure, he's evil, but he's also got that gooey center that peeks out once in a while, just enough to keep him likable. And really, you shouldn't like him. He's kinda reprehensible, but you do and you can't help it!

This was a really good paranormal fantasy. Gritty, dark, a touch disturbing, with a character (or two)that is kinda off her rocker (*waves at Syd*), mystery, suspense, insidiousness just begging to be read. The words that often get tossed around in reviews are world-building, character development, etc. And if you want to add the adjectives brilliant and well-developed to those, you'd be right on the money. I really liked this original idea of a genie who is bound to a family and can be inherited. That is the first time I've read something like that and it was truly captivating in that my mind started asking a bunch of what-if's!

The beginning of the book was a little bit of a rough start for me, but I quickly got into it. When you read this, if you feel the same way, I urge you to keep trying. Keep going. Just a little more! And...while there IS a sequel, I think you'll be happy with the ending of this book. Well done, Ms Kaye! 

Rainy Kaye is an aspiring overlord. In the mean time, she blogs at RainyoftheDark.com and writes paranormal novels from her lair somewhere in Phoenix, Arizona. When not plotting world domination, she enjoys getting lost around the globe, studying music so she can sing along with symphonic metal bands, and becoming distracted by Twitter (@rainyofthedark). She is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA.
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