Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SUMMER BLOW-OUT TOUR: MULTI-AUTHOR SALES EVENT



Three Brides and a Dress by Mary Martinez Watching Jenny Secondhand Heart Finding Love's Wings Chasing Love's Wings


Naughty Beach Fling Run by Gillian Zane Lion and the doe Unmasked by Darah Lace Bachelor Auction by Darah Lace Bared to the Viscount by Lara Archer Dark Surrender Let it Snow by Erica Ridley One Good Man by Nona Raines

Teach Me The Ascension of Laney Fight by Gillian Zane The Trouble with Being Wicked Taming Dex Sexting Texas Unxollews by Nona Raines



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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: SETTLING by Rachel Michael Arends

 
It’s release day for Rachel Michael Arends’ Settling, a fantastic new women’s fiction!! She’s sharing an exclusive excerpt with us, as well as a great giveaway so be sure to check it out and grab your copy!!
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Settling (Medium)
Settling Synopsis:
What if the real you was the one person your husband couldn't ever meet?
Jane Johansen has carefully crafted a seemingly-perfect life. She's blessed with an adoring husband, Edward, two unwavering best friends, a powerful corporate job, and a high-security penthouse.
Then one day, Jane is unceremoniously fired, Edward's father abruptly dies, and Jane's painstakingly-built world starts crashing down around her.
Edward decides that they should move to his North Carolina hometown, to settle into suburbia surrounded by his large, extended brood. Although Jane is fascinated by the world of happy families and movie set-perfect homes, she knows that she can never fit in there. The problem is that she has never explained the facts of her life to Edward.
Jane hopes moving south will allow her to escape the shadows of her past: her time-warped mother, the trauma of her college years that has left her scarred, and her terrifying ex-boyfriend, who has been recently paroled. Most haunting is Jane's oldest and worst friend, who has been trying to track her down with the determination of a bloodhound.
Weaving the defining moments of a woman's past into the suspenseful unraveling of her present, Rachel Michael Arends pens a thought-provoking novel that will have readers enthralled from start to finish.
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Exclusive Excerpt:
Jane ordered delivery food for the crew’s lunch and dinner. There isn’t anything to drink in the house except tap water, which runs tepid from the cold tap because the Southern reservoirs heat up in summer along with everything else. Remembering the gift basket Larry brought this morning, Jane goes to the kitchen and rifles through. It’s filled with North Carolina fare, including a six-pack of beer from a local microbrewery, warm, but twist-off.
She sits on the kitchen floor with her back against the pantry door, drinking room-temperature beer with all the lights on. Jane is bone tired, creaky, aching, and deadened from a week of hard labor. She finishes a beer and sets it next to her, hearing a faraway clang, as her heavy hand must have knocked the bottle over.
Her eyelids betray her for longer and longer periods before she manages to force them open again with a jolt and an involuntary jump. She’s fading fast. But she knows it’s dangerous to fall asleep when her thoughts aren’t on her side.
She’s thinking of those damn dusty footprints.
Jane wakes to the sound of her own scream. Realizing where she is, she laughs in a punch-drunk, half-eyed way, but it dries to a dusty whisper. The air conditioner was cranked earlier in hopes of some relief. Now she shivers violently.
But she can’t get up. Not to climb the stairs and fall into one of the beds, not to turn off the lights, not to use one of the bathrooms. There are too many empty doorways to pass, too many blind corners to turn.
Jane stares out to gleam and granite, stainless steel and cardboard. She feels upended, not even sure which direction she’s facing. Everything is so unfamiliar.
Nearby is a moving blanket that protected a tabletop on its journey. Jane reaches out with her foot and inches it closer. That’s as much movement as she’s willing to make. Her back against the wall, a large dish crate to lean on, and the hard wooden floors beneath, Jane makes her bed.
Sitting up higher, she tells herself to focus, but it’s like trying to stay awake behind the wheel. Then she might invite the roaring wind inside, or slap her face, or pinch her leg. She wonders if Amy fell asleep, or got giggling, or if a deer ran into her path.
Jane is tuning out, she’s going under. As her weariness wins the fight against her will, the bumps and lurches of sleep seduce her and she goes off the road. The last thing she’s consciously aware of is a single thought, played over and over in her mind like a hellish mantra:
Whose footprints were they, and where will they lead?
Rachel Michael Arends Bio:
Arends_authorphotoRachel's debut novel, AS IS, was published by Diversion Books in May, 2014. Her second novel, HELP YOURSELF, followed in March, 2015, and her third, SETTLING, was published in September. Rachel has been a public library director, a corporate consultant, and she silently co-owns a successful software firm. Rachel and her family live in Traverse City, Michigan.
Enter Rachel’s fantastic giveaway!
 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Blog Hop: The JOY of ROMANCE: With The XOXperts



Welcome to my stop on the XOXPerts JOY OF SUMMER Blog Hop. The XOXperts are all about romance and I like my romance with a bit of edge. Dark, dangerous, mysterious. Bad boys with a heart of gold. Those are the men of fiction that capture my heart and take my breath away. So, today I'm celebrating Summer's end with the boys of the Wind Dragon's MC by Chantal Fernando. I'll give you a brief overview of my thoughts on the series thus far.

Chantal Fernando has created a wonderful world of mischief and mayhem among some of the hottest, sexiest, dirty-mouthed bikers and the women they just can't resist.
What I love about this series- aside from the hot alphas and kickass women- is that each story can be read as a standalone or in any order without spoiling major events in a previous book.
Storylines do overlap but important details are left for you to discover as you meet each member of the MC up close and personal.
And while each book stands on its own, her series are all interwined. Venues, partnerships and family connections, have characters from other series making fun and entertaining appearances, adding depth, dimension, and a realness to everyday tasks and situations.

One thing that runs true throughout- the Wind Dragon's MC is a brotherhood and they'll do anything to protect the club and those they love...

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Now, on to the reviews... ~Shell


DRAGON'S LAIR
(Book One)
SYNOPSIS:
When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.
Or should I say, someone?
Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.
I’m a law student. They’re criminals. He’s the vice president of a motorcycle club. I’m a good girl with a strict upbringing. He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.
And I’m screwed.


Having read Arrow's Hell first, I got a glimpse of the fun-loving, vibrant Faye. She brought comic relief and "old lady" wisdom, and I loved her right away. So I immediately jumped into Dragon's Lair to see what really made her tick.

Wow. What a tale.

The Faye in DL is not quite the strong, fearless badass I met in AH. She was smart, sassy, and confident but she had to endure a lot of heartache, pain, and shame to become the woman everyone fears and admires. The woman-child that made the Wind Dragon's MC VP want to be a better man, a better leader, and then some.

This is the story of the one that almost got away. A second chance romance with a twist. For Dex aka Sin, it's a story of redemption. And unimaginable possibilities.

Dragon's Lair brings on the feels with the undeniable chemistry between Dex and Faye. This is definitely a lighter read for an MC book, the humor flows freely. Like I said, Faye is a sassy one, and she builds a great camaraderie with the boys of the club, while stirring up trouble and throwing their world off its axis. But DL has its drama and the underlying violent nature of the MC world threatens to destroy both our happy couple and the Wind Dragon's MC.

Grab your helmet and hold on tight. It's going to be a bumpy, sexy ride.

Amazon US  AMAZON UK


*****

ARROW'S HELL
(Wind Dragon's MC #2)


SYNOPSIS:

Being the younger sister of a Wind Dragons MC member isn’t as great as you’d think it would be. I can’t escape the details of my brother’s exploits. No one tells me anything. Men who know who I am tend to stay away from me. And worst of all: The members of the MC are off-limits. When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to make him happy again. When I fall head over heels in love with him, I just hope he will be there to catch me. And that my brother doesn’t kill him.


This might be my favorite Chantal Fernando book yet. I am so enjoying the Wind Dragon's MC, and I always love how each of Chantal's series ties into the next. But I have to say, as much as I love her MMA boys, there is just something about these badboy bikers. And Arrow is no exception.

Rough around the edges, gruff, and way beyond blunt, Arrow minces no words and makes no excuses. He is who he is, accept him or get out of the way.

I didn't know if this man would grow on me, but he did, in a big way. But I loved Anna from the beginning. Another smart, sassy, yet vulnerable female. Able to stand on her own two feet and demand what she deserves. She's the kind of heroine we need to see more of, but you can be guaranteed you'll find her in a Fernando romance. No pushovers here.

I can't really say more without spoiling but Arrow's Hell shocked and surprised me. And absolutely thrilled me.



*****

TRACKER'S END
(Wind Dragon's MC #3)


SYNOPSIS:

Tracker is everything I’ve ever wanted. I see him. I’ve watched time change him. I’ve been patient, but he still hasn’t noticed me. Not the way I want him to. The more time I spend with the MC, the more I understand. When you want something, you have to take it. You have to fight for it. And Tracker is more than worth fighting for.



Awwww, Tracker. He's my favorite of the Wind Dragon's this far. I loved him in the two previous books and was so excited get his book in my hands. He's the ultimate badboy. The one that can't be tamed. Despite his unavailability. Despite his dirty mouth and inappropriate flirting, his disrespect of "club women", his ongoing disaster of a relationship with the bitch of the club, Aly. His inability to see what's right in front of him. Despite all this...Tracker is the one, like sweet Lana, I would fall for.

And Lana... she is a gem. She's adorable, kind, sweet. Loyal to a fault.  Anna's best friend and confidant. She has a HUGE crush on Tracker. She also has a huge secret.

Their world's couldn't be more apart and yet...

Chantal does amp up the drama in this installment. The WD's are no strangers to betrayal and revenge but none of them sees what's coming. It threatens to ruin them all.

And the club will never be the same.

I'll be honest, this isn't my favorite of the series. Arrow's Hell is still tops. But what Tracker and Lana have, it's sweet. It's classic wrong side of the tracks. And it's hot. Hello!!!!! It IS Tracker we're talking about here!

If you've already fallen for Tracker, you're sure to love him even more. If you haven't, you'll get the insider's view to this misunderstood charmer. I'm sure he'll have you wrapped around his finger in no time. Lana was endearing and somewhat surprising. Not so easily swayed and extremely determined, she makes her own way. As Anna's BFF and Tracker's love interest, she brings a different and welcome flavor to the club. After all, she's TRACKER'S END. 




New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty six years old and lives in Western Australia.
Her published novels include four books in the Resisting Love series – Chase, Kade, Ryder and James; the New York Times Bestselling novel Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around. Her latest releases include Toxic Girl, Saxon, and a USA bestselling biker romance novel Dragon’s Lair.
When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.


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Many thanks to Victoria Colotta of Art, Books, and Coffee, and Simon & Shuster XOXO After Dark.







Thursday, August 27, 2015

COVER REVEAL: The Other Side of Gravity by Shelly Crane

I am totally in love with this cover...OMG..phenomenal...
Cannot wait to read it..
Check it out guys...
NEW from Shelly Crane... :D ~Kat


 Title: The Other Side of Gravity
Author: Shelly Crane
Series: The Oxygen Series, Book One
Genre: Sci-Fi
Cover Reveal Date: August 27th
Release Date: TBA


Goodreads Link: http://bit.ly/1NTsnHw
My name is Maxton and I’m a trader.


I live on a soulless planet where gravity, oxygen, and everything else are sold to the highest bidder on the black market. People are sold on the black market, too. You have to work really hard not to become one of those people. Pay your taxes, keep your friends and family close, and more than anything else—don’t get caught by the Militia. But all the rules changed for me the day I found her.

My name is Sophelia and I’m a stowaway.
I’ve been a slave for almost as long as I can remember. Waiting for the one day, one second, for my proprietor to turn his head so I could run and never look back. Now I'm on the run. And on a planet where no one is on your side and people would turn you in for a good meal or a piece of a silver, being on the run on Landu is the last place you want to be. Until he found me.

I won't survive without him.

I can't breathe without her.







Shelly is a NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author from a small town in Georgia and loves everything about the south. She is wife to a fantastical husband and stay-at-home mom to two boisterous and mischievous boys who keep her on her toes. She hoards paperbacks, devours sweet tea, searches year-round for candy corn, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, go out to eat at new restaurants, site-see in the new areas they travel to, listen to music, and, of course, loves to read, but doesn't have much time to these days with all the characters filling her head begging to come out. She is author to over twenty books and counting!


Her own books happen by accident and she revels in the writing and imagination process. She doesn’t go anywhere without her notepad for fear of an idea creeping up and not being able to write it down immediately, even in the middle of the night, where her best ideas are born.








COVER RE-REVEAL: Beyond Fate by Heather Lyons #FateSeries

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for the paperback edition of Heather Lyons' BEYOND FATE! BEYOND FATE is a Fate Series novella and is written in Jonah’s point of view. It is his side of the story from A MATTER OF FATE. Grab your copy of this amazing novella today!

And that’s not all! BEYOND FATE has gotten a cover makeover! This amazing new cover was created by Carly Stevens!

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There are always two sides to every story . . . 
His whole life, Jonah Whitecomb has strove to meet everyone's expectations of him: the perfect student, dutiful son, loyal twin, accomplished surfer, and powerful Magical. But behind his carefully composed façade hides the truth of how his family has fallen apart, leaving Jonah more often than not feeling adrift. To complicate matters, he fell in love long ago with a girl in his dreams, one he's never told anyone about, including his twin brother. 
Just when life seems its bleakest, Jonah discovers that Chloe is real. Wanting to finally reach out and grab happiness for himself, he embarks on a journey to track down the girl of his dreams, only to find that happy endings aren't always guaranteed, the best laid out plans can go horribly awry, and sometimes, you have to simply let yourself go along for the ride. 
Beyond Fate is Jonah's point-of-view of the events of A Matter of Fate, and is a companion novella for the YA/NA crossover urban fantasy/romance Fate series.


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Release Day Excerpt:
I remember Joey telling me once that, of all the big waves he’s ever ridden in his life, the one that got his blood pumping most was Mavericks. “It’s sick,” he said as we waxed our boards at one of his favorite breaks near his house in Australia. “Cold as all hell. Gotta be careful of the Boneyard nearby. There’s a reason they call it that, you know. The reef below loves nothing more than to welcome you to stay forever. But,” his easy grin slid out, “when conditions are right, and you can take off in the hollow and traverse the long wall before finishing in white water, your life flashes before your eyes. You’re flying through hell like a slingshot, only to come out in paradise.”
Obviously, it made me want to surf Mavericks so bad I could taste it.
When Kel and I first got to California, we’d wanted to come here together. Ride these waves in Joey’s honor. But that never happened.
He’s with Chloe right now, after yet another attack during which she walled both him and me inside a building and took off toward San Francisco in an effort to lead what we now know as Elders away. I know why she did it. I felt it the moment her resolutions within hardened—she believed she was protecting the people she loved. In a weird way, I was incredibly proud of her for it, even as I tore my hair out, trying to get the hell out of the tomb she sealed us in so I could get out there and protect her myself. Karl and I searched for her for hours . . .
And then she decided to gut me once more by calling my brother to go and get her.
So here I am, in the back of a boat, tugging the hood of my wetsuit over my head in the pursuit of some kind of nirvana high amidst the hell I’ve found myself in lately. Raul Mesaverde’s questioning my sanity for wanting to go out into the monster waves we’re heading toward, but I do my best to ignore my temporarily assigned Guard. We’re accompanied by one of Joey’s Wave colleagues, who’s come along upon Astrid’s insistence. I tried to assure her I knew what I was doing, but considering she pretty much had an anxiety attack after researching Mavericks and learning people have died here, I figured this was the lesser of two evils.
“You’re loco,” Raul yells at me over the boat’s engine.
I laugh. This? Coming from a Cyclone? Especially one who agreed to chauffeur Chloe on her crazy attempt to lure the Elders away?
The Wave we’re with turns away from the wheel and smiles. He’s crazy, too—because he’s got that same look in his eyes that Joey always had. Like the ocean is his temple. “Nah, bra,” he tells Raul. “Maverick’s all about enlightenment.”
Raul white knuckles the side of the boat. I completely tune him out and let myself slide into that place Joey taught me about so long ago.
“When you let yourself go,” he’d told me as we’d sat out beyond the breaks, “when you put yourself out there and really just let yourself go, knowing any second you could be swallowed whole by the ocean, you’ll realize that all of that shit you worry so much about—girls, school, parents, grades, work, responsibilities—they’re meaningless. Because it’s just you and the waves. They don’t give a rat’s ass what kind of day you’re having. They don’t care if you’ve just bagged the hottest girl in the worlds or if your dad thinks you’ve failed him. They’re gonna rise up and fall no matter what. Let yourself go along that ride, J. There’s worry enough for later.”
This is what I’m thinking as I’m waiting for my set to come.
When it does, I paddle hard. Anticipation and fear is just as strong on my tongue as the salt water surrounding me. I let my worries go.
            This one’s for you, Joey.

I gladly fling myself into oblivion.

And don’t miss the first books in the Fate Series!

A Amtter of Fate

A MATTER OF FATE (Fate Series #1)

 

BEYOND FATE - New Cover

BEYOND FATE (Fate Series #1.5)

 

A Matter of Heart

A MATTER OF HEART (Fate Series #2)

 

A MAtter of Truth

A MATTER OF TRUTH (Fate Series #3)

 

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A MATTER OF FOREVER (Fate Series #4)

Author PhotoHeather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.          

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