Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Suddenly Royal - Nichole Chase

Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Collision - Kate L Mary Promo

New Adult Romantic Suspense
When eighteen-year-old Kara Jones gets into a car accident on the way home from college, she’s left with more than a few bruised ribs, a busted cell phone, and a totaled car. After a slip-up at the hospital, she’s shaken to discover that her family isn’t all it seems. And now her mother’s strange behavior and willingness to do anything to protect her secrets—including pulling Kara out of school—have Kara floundering in the dark.
Enter Derek Miller, a former classmate who’s dealing with family issues of his own. His nerdy charm is too much for Kara to resist, and she’s even more amazed when he agrees to help her dig into her mother’s past. Together they investigate her mother’s old friends and boyfriends, hoping to discover who Kara really is. Instead, they find disturbing connections to the dark history of Kent State University, and an ever expanding maze of mystery surrounding Kara’s birth.

Granted Redemption - Katie Mettner New Cover Reveal

Have you ever wondered why certain people come into your life at particular times? I wonder that a lot. Sometimes I never find out why and sometimes I find out years later. That’s what happened when I met Carrie Butler. This bubbly, fun, smart young woman wrote a paranormal new adult book that I had the chance to read and offer an early review for. As a mom with a 12 year old girl, who reads at a college level, finding books that are appropriate can be difficult. As I got to know Carrie on a more personal level, I found her to be someone I was happy to promote as an author, and friend. Over the past couple of years I’ve seen Carrie graduate from college, start a business and publish two more books in the Mark of Nexus series. The business she started is called Forward Authority and it’s a design business with a strong emphasis on book covers, book promotion and book swag.

Fast forward a few months from the debut of Carrie’s business and the first book in my new series is being written. Deciding I would make the cover myself, I found the stock photos and put the cover together to the best of my design ability, which is pretty beginner level.  I’m happy with the cover though, and find it says exactly what I want it to say. It’s professional and beautiful, at least the EBook version of it.  Yet, every time I looked at the paperback cover I’d think, “I wish I could make that resolution higher.” Being the kind of woman who knows wishing doesn’t solve anything I decided to ask for professional advice. I know a lot of designers, but my go to person is always Carrie for her honesty (incidentally also the title of the third book in her series) and knowledge, not to mention she’s fun and I love her.
So I picked up my phone and sent this simple message. “Is there any way you can take Grant’s cover and increase the DPI?” That was it, a simple question that really only required a simple answer. I didn’t get just a simple answer. Oh, she answered the question with “nope, can’t do that”, but then she asked some questions of her own and three hours later she asks, “Are you ready to see this?”  I was so ready! In a breath this pops up on my computer screen.
It’s beyond romantic and just plain gorgeous, right? She told me she ‘went a little off the map’, but the truth is, without knowing what I would have done if I had the capabilities, she made my ideas reality. What she said next told me someone has great plans for Carrie, and me.  She said, “I just felt like God was saying, "Hey, whatever you'd do to make YOUR book highly marketable, do it to Katie's."  Yeah, I still tear up when I read that.
That takes me back to my first question. When you meet people in life is it just coincidence and the whole six degrees of separation thing, or is there something more? Saturday afternoon I knew it has nothing to do with coincidence, and everything to do with the way HE works in our lives. My soon to be released second book in the Northern Lights series, Autumn Reflections, is based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Verse 4 says “Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”  Carrie Butler is a living example of that verse and I am blessed that He put her in my life.  Carrie, keep following that special heart of yours and you will have nothing but success and happiness in life.
Thanks for stopping by today, and please give Carrie a like or a share for her awesome heart and amazing talent! Make sure you sign up for your chance to win a signed paperback of Granted Redemption too, because who doesn’t want a cover that awesome on their bookshelf?

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Tur - S.T. Bende

Paranormal Romance
Inga Andersson is the envy of every girl in Asgard. On the surface she has it all -- great friends, a job as Odin’s personal fight choreographer, and a happy ever after with her realm’s hottest assassin. But when evil invades Asgard, her perfect world comes crashing down. Someone is planning to kill off the gods, and Inga’s best friend Ull is first on their list. With the Norse apocalypse a nanosecond away, Inga has to decide how she’ll spend her final moments of freedom. Because from the moment this battle begins, Inga’s happily ever after will be nothing more than a memory.

Some things are worth fighting for.

TUR is an Elsker Saga novella. It is approximately 10,000 words long.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sultry Saturday

Happy Sultry Saturday y'all!
Today I'm sharing a chick lit book I picked up a few weeks ago.
I can't wait to dig in!

Chick Lit/Cozy Mystery
Francesca "Franki" Amato is a tough-talking rookie cop in Austin, Texas—until an unfortunate 911 call involving her boyfriend, Vince, and a German female wrestler convinces her once and for all that she just isn't cut out for a life on the police force. So Franki makes the snap decision to move to New Orleans to work at her friend Veronica's detective agency, Private Chicks, Inc.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Keeping Kylee - Jan Romes

Millionaire Quinn Randel is a world-class philanthropist and a world-class ass. He has a perfect life and doesn't want to muck it up with marriage and kids. And then he meets luscious Kylee Steele; barmaid, single mother and college student. Kylee makes him nervous with just a look and her kisses take him completely out of his comfort zone. Can he stop being a jerk to find love? Will the secret he carries close to his heart keep them apart? 

Kylee Steele let her guard down once for love and received a broken heart, but also a beautiful daughter. Things are finally starting to go right. She's a hard worker with her eye on the prize -- a PhD in psychology. Smooth-talking Quinn Randel comes at her with intense bedroom eyes and an attitude that he can have her despite her efforts to shut him down. His relentless pursuit puts her heart, head and body at odds. She wants him but he's a risk she can't afford. She wants him but guys like him are not in it for the long haul. She wants him…

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Profile of Terror - Alexa Grace Promo


Book Description
A missing coed named Abby Reece.
Two clever thrill killers are committing the most brutal, public, and horrifying abductions and murders in the county’s history.  The killers, known as the Gamers, have done this before, and are now upping their evil game to a new level.  The question is — can they be stopped before they kill again?

Being Hartley - Allison Rushby

YA Romance
Fifteen-year-old Thea Wallis was born to entertain. Her mother, Oscar winning actress Cassie Hartley, thinks differently and has kept her daughter out of the spotlight since day one. Coming from showbiz royalty, it hasn't been easy to go unnoticed, but mismatched surnames, a family home in Tasmania and a low-key scriptwriter father has made this possible.

Just like her cousin Rory on the hugely popular TV show Saturday Morning Dance, Thea loves to dance. She learns the show's routines off by heart each week, despite her mother's attempts to convince her that dentistry would be a far more fulfilling career choice.

Wanton Wednesday

Happy Wanton Wednesday y'all!
Today I'm featuring a series I found this week!
I grabbed my copy of the first book yesterday and can't wait to dig in!
While you're at it check out book 2 ABSOLUTE ZERO which just released on May 19th!

Paranormal Romance
Amanda gives a whole new meaning to cool…

Amanda Smith is sick of getting chased from town-to-town. So when she lands in tiny Trifle, Arizona, she hopes it’s her last move for a long time. Despite hating the smallness of the town, she settles in and finds a best friend, and even a boyfriend. Normality at its finest.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Teen Tuesday

Happy Teen Tuesday y'all!
Today I'm featuring a book I found at Sam's Club.
I fell in love with the cover and can't wait to grab it!

YA Fantasy Romance
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Perfectly Broken - Prescott Lane

Even after years of trauma therapy, Peyton still believes she’s broken. She has little desire to date or show off her natural beauty, content simply to hang out with her best friends and run her pie shop in New Orleans. But her world turns upside-down when a handsome architect and self-confessed player shows up in her shop and thinks she’s perfect, much more than the usual hook-up. While Peyton does her best to resist his charms, believing she could never be enough for him, she can’t deny the obvious heat between them. With Reed determined to have her, Peyton must decide whether to continue to hide behind her apron and baggy clothes or take a chance and share her scars with Reed, a man with a playboy reputation and scars of his own -- a dark past he can’t possibly share with Peyton, not after learning the horrors she’s endured. But if they can find a way to trust each other, and themselves, they just might be able to heal, to save each other, to live perfectly broken together.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Beside Your Heart - Mary Whitney

New Adult Romance
Late one night Nicki Johnson plays with emotional fire and Googles her high school love, only to find his name splashed across the British gossip columns. Back in his native England, Adam Kincaid is successful and dating a woman from an aristocratic family like his own. With a career in politics, Nicki’s no slouch, but she knows Adam is living a world away from her life.

Yet there was a time he was no farther than the next locker. Nicki will never forget their year together in high school—the year of her sister’s death, the year her mother checked out. Adam helped Nicki through suffocating grief, and she led him through a coming of age. Was it just high school, or was it something more?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Prejudice Meets Pride - Rachael Anderson

Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson Book Cover  Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson
After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome new neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.
Fun, compelling, and romantic, Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wanton Wednesday

Happy Wanton Wednesday y'all!
Today I'm featuring a book that is coming up
 on my tbr list quickly!
I can't wait to dig in!

Paranormal Romance
Rachel Ryan wakes up with no knowledge of where she is or how she got there. Thrown into a world she thought only existed in myths, she finds more questions than answers. Shape shifters, faeries, and vampires hide in plain sight among humans. There’s a war quietly brewing in the shadows. Rachel stands between mankind and those creatures that live in the darkness. Enhanced with power she doesn't understand, she’ll tip the scales, but who is the real enemy?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Happy Book Birthday Alexa Grace!

Happy Book birthday Alexa Grace!
This series is AMAZING! 
If you've never read any of her books buy them all!
It's like they say once you start  you can't stop!

Nook (Link to come)
Romantic Suspense
A missing coed named Abby Reece. 

Two clever thrill killers are committing the most brutal, public, and horrifying abductions and murders in the county’s history. The killers, known as the Gamers, have done this before, and are now upping their evil game to a new level. The question is — can they be stopped before they kill again? 

Things get complicated. 

The Ascendant Series Double Cover Reveal - Raine Thomas

Double Cover Reveal!!!

Titles: Rout of the Dem-Shyr and Rise of the Faire-Amanti
Series: The Ascendant Series, Books 2 and 3
Author: Raine Thomas
Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design
Genre: New Adult Sci-Fi Romance
Recommended Audience: Readers 17+
Projected Release Dates: Rout of the Dem-Shyr (July, 2014) and Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Nov, 2014)
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On to the big reveals!

Rout of the Dem-Shyr (Ascendant Series, Book 2)

Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Ascendant Series, Book 3)

Check out the covers all together. Don't they look amazing??

Did you miss the first book in the series, Return of the Ascendant? Grab your copy today!

Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ Barnes and Noble ~ iBooks ~ Kobo

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And now, it's Trailer Reveal Time! Turn those speakers up!!!

Trailer created by Flatline Films

Monday, May 12, 2014

the Palms - S. Celi

*This story is novella length, at 23,000 words.

Three days on Palm Beach will change everything. We all have one--the one who got away. For 31-year-old Trent Matthews, that woman is Lauren Crawford. For 28-year-old Lauren Crawford, that man is Trent Matthews.

Ten years after they last saw each other on Palm Beach, an unexpected night at The Breakers sends Lauren and Trent roaring back into each others lives. She's still sassy, sexy, and sophisticated. He's still rich, handsome, and an expert with women. The years have passed, but old feelings haven't died. Not even close. Now, these two have a second chance at love. 

The problem is--Trent left Lauren without any explanation in 2002. She's still mad and confused. Back then, Trent had his reasons--about a dozen--for his abrupt exit from her life. But even a decade later, he doesn't want to admit all of them--or make them public. And that hesitation may cost him Lauren. Forever. Will Trent admit the mistakes of his youth? Will Lauren grant Trent her forgiveness? Or will they lose love again underneath THE PALMS?

Hottie McTottie Monday

Happy Hottie McTottie Monday!
Today I'm featuring a book I have on my wish list!
The cover says it all and it sounds awesome!

New Adult Paranormal Romance
There is a new threat in town named Bernie who is has one thing on her mind, killing Indiana. Bernie has very special skills, she stalks her prey while keeping hidden in shadows, isolates her victim’s attacking them when least expected and can get into any house at any time with the occupants unaware. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fan Girl - Brandace Morrow


Little more than a girl when Ali meets him, his voice resonates with her in a time when she needs it most. As an adult, Deklan has the potential to devastate her.
Deklan Thomas catches Ali Pierce's attention at a young age. Not that he notices. His band Rolling Bridges provides Ali the escape she desperately needs from her home life. Music. It's during this journey that she is confronted with what she has attempted to suppress all along. Her discontent with herself.
Refusing to settle for mediocrity, Ali sets off on a mission. Moving to the Big Apple, she gains a new outlook on life, a snarky online friend, a college degree, and a unique internship others would kill to have.
Though she grows leaps and bounds, her first love remains the same. Nothing can keep her from the music—music that will lead her down a road of passion and predicament that even the new Ali is unsure she can handle.

Is Deklan ready to give up his rocker lifestyle? And does Ali really want to be put in the spotlight after so many years in the shadows?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tempting Thursday

Happy Tempting Thursday!
Today I'm featuring a book that looks extremely tempting 
by one of my FAVE authors, +Sophia Knightly !

The heat is on…

Raised among women who taught him to cook at his family’s Buenos Aires restaurant, master chef Paolo Santos deftly works his culinary wiles—and his gypsy charm—on posh Flamingo Island’s female clientele.

The tastiest tidbit on the island, though, is cool, elegant Michaela Willoughby. The redhead’s slender curves are as enticing as her rabbit-food menus are maddening. And she’s his main competition for the chance of a lifetime.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Daves - Nicki Elson

New Adult Romance
A copy of the ebook was provided by Omnific Publishing for an honest review 
Jennifer Whitney was the last American virgin. At least that’s what she felt like in 1986 as she began her sophomore year at Central Illinois University. She was proud of her decision to wait for the right guy, and yet she was getting restless. It seemed like everyone around her was doing it... and having fun doing it, too. She didn’t want to become the campus slut or anything, but surely there was a difference between a trashy skank and a nice girl with a little experience. Perhaps it was time to stop relying on fate to guide her and instead take matters into her own hands. And with that realization, Jen decided to find “the one” and lose her virginity, although not necessarily in that order... 

Wanton Wednesday

Happy Wanton Wednesday!
I hope everyone has a beautiful day!
Today I'm sharing a book that sounds AH-MAZING! 
I added it to my wish list!

Historical Paranormal Romance/RomCom
A woman of extraordinary talents... 

Lusinda Havershaw turns invisible in moonlight—just her, not her clothes. She can’t help it or prevent the process; it just happens. The descendent of a rare race, her ancestors have been burned as witches, persecuted and tormented as the devil’s children. She must be careful to avoid detection. However, as her family has no other means of support, she reluctantly sheds her petticoats and corset during full moons to prowl the gas-lit streets of London, stark naked, as a thief for hire. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Goodbye Witch Book Birthday

Happy Book Birthdy to Heather Blake!
Her latest book in the Wishcraft Mystery Series is out today!

Paranormal Mystery
As Enchanted Village’s resident Wishcrafter, Darcy Merriweather has the power to make other people’s wishes come true, but what she really wishes is that she had the power to uncloak the invisible man who’s stalking her best friend....

Teen Tuesday 5/6/14

Happy Teen Tuesday y'all!
Today I'm featuring a book I found through some friends!
I grabbed my copy the other day and can't wait to dig in!

YA Fantasy Romance
After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichols' boy problems seem unimportant. 
She couldn't be more wrong.

The boy who saves her holds her heart. 

But Derick Crawford also holds secrets.