Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Blue Wide Sky by Inglath Cooper Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Tonight's featured Roanoke Author Invasion author is
She's a local author who writes romance!
Check out her Smith Mountain Lake Novel

First love. . . forever love.

Sixteen-year old Gabby Hayden wasn’t the kind of girl who gave a hoot about boys. She had a few real loves. Water-skiing, going out on Smith Mountain Lake with her dad and her dog. Anything else ranked a distant second. Until the summer she met smart, caring, gorgeous Sam Tatum and gave him her heart. It had been the most wonderful few months of her life, lazy days hanging out at the dock, skinny-dipping at midnight, staring up at the stars from the back of Sam’s truck.
They are planning their future together when Sam’s father is transferred to South Africa. Devastated, Gabby and Sam promise to wait for each other during the two years before he returns for college. But lonely and angry, Sam makes a mistake that will change the course of both their lives.
Twenty years pass before an unexpected diagnosis brings Sam home to his parents’ house on the lake where he believes he can find peace and acceptance. What he finds, however, is the girl he once loved, now a woman unwilling to lose him again, a woman who will make him realize that both love and life are worth fighting for.

RITA AWARD WINNING AUTHOR INGLATH COOPER writes books that aim to give her readers a mini-vacation. A stretch of time during which they can visit other places and other people's lives. Her books have reached the top 100 Amazon Kindle Bestseller list, with Truths and Roses hitting #11.

Inglath Cooper's Nashville series became a reality after she spent time in Music City, writing lyrics with other songwriters. She fell in love with the community and gets to revisit regularly through her characters.

Visit her website at: www.inglathcooper.com

Follow her on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/inglathcooperbooks. She loves to engage with readers there!

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A Ghostly Grave - Tonya Kappes


There's a ghost on the loose—and a fox in the henhouse
Four years ago, the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home put Chicken Teater in the ground. Now undertaker Emma Lee Raines is digging him back up. The whole scene is bad for business, especially with her granny running for mayor and a big festival setting up in town. But ever since Emma Lee started seeing ghosts, Chicken's been pestering her to figure out who killed him.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Forsaken by Kristen Day Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Next up on Roanoke Author Invasion featured authors is
Today I'm featuring her first book in the Daughters of the Sea Series
I loved this book and included the link to my review.

My Review
YA Fantasy Romance
Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…

Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. 

Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her.
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity. 

Belong to Me by Laura Howard Review Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Happy Monday Y'all!
Today's featured author for Roanoke Author Invasion is
+Laura Howard 
Today I'm featuring her new Release BELONG TO ME!
Check out the blurb and my review below.

New Adult Contemporary Romance
Kate and Noah thought they had the kind of love that could last through anything. Until their world crumbles out from beneath them. 

After months of separation, the tragic death of Jack, Kate's twin and Noah's best friend, throws them back together. As they try to heal from the horrific loss, will they be able to overcome old wounds or are they destined to live separately forever?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Timebound by Rysa Walker Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Happy Sunday everyone!
Today's Roanoke Author Invasion featured author is
I'm sharing the first in her CHRONOS Files series!

YA Time Travel/Fantasy
When Kate Pierce-Keller’s grandmother gives her a strange blue medallion and speaks of time travel, sixteen-year-old Kate assumes the old woman is delusional. But it all becomes horrifyingly real when a murder in the past destroys the foundation of Kate’s present-day life. Suddenly, that medallion is the only thing protecting Kate from blinking out of existence.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dream of Me by Quinn Loftis Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Morning y'all!  Today's feature is another favorite.
She has a way of captivating you and making your laugh unlike I have
with any other books.  I'm sharing her latest release 
DREAM OF ME by+Quinn Loftis 

“In the evening… [he] blows softly upon their necks, till their heads begin to droop. […] Under each arm he carries an umbrella; one of them, with pictures on the inside, he spreads over the good children, and then they dream the most beautiful stories the whole night.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson

Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Scorched by Mari Mancusi Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Today's 2nd featured Roanoke Author Invasion author today is
another favorite from before I started blogging and reviewing.
I'm a Blood Coven lovin' momma!
Welcome +Mari Mancusi 

YA Fantasy
Don’t leave me here... It starts with a whisper. At first Trinity thinks she’s going crazy. It wouldn’t be a big surprise—her grandpa firmly believes there’s a genuine dragon egg in their dusty little West Texas town. But this voice is real, and it’s begging for her protection. Even if no one else can hear it...

Broken Skies by Theresa Kay Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Good morning!  This morning's featured author for Roanoke Author Invasion is
Theresa Kay
Her books look right up my alley
and Broken Skies is on Sale for $1.99 until March 29th!

YA Paranormal Romance/Dystopian
Thirty years ago, civilization collapsed. Few survived.
Ten years ago, the aliens arrived…and stayed.
One year ago, I killed two men and went a little crazy.
Today, the aliens took my brother and I will do anything to get him back.

In seventeen-year-old Jax Mitchell's world, humans are nearly extinct and alien settlers have arrived.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Nerd by Cambria Hebert a Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Happy Monday y'all!
Today's Roanoke Author Invasion author is 
I can't wait to meet her and purchase a signed copy of #NERD!
#Nerd is the first book in the #Hashtag Series#!
I can't wait to read it!

# The Hashtag Series #

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Broken Blood by Heather Hildenbrand Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Up next for Roanoke Author Invasion features
She's new to me and I can't wait to find out more about her books! 

How do you defeat an enemy that knows your every thought … even as you think it?

I thought watching my Werewolf boyfriend get arrested for murder was the worst experience of my life. But then I was knocked out and dragged off to a cell of my own by the very people who were supposed to protect me from danger.

I thought being held prisoner in solitary confinement for weeks on end was the worst experience of my life. But then a visitor came, and I realized I’d been wrong all along. There are worse things than torture and death. Much worse.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Meet Bryna Butler Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Today's Roanoke Author Invasion Participant is new to me!
I love discovering new authors and a fun signing is a great way to do it!
Meet Bryna Butler!

This is novelist Bryna Butler. Thanks for inviting me to the blog today to talk about my newest release, Wrong Side of the Grave. Wrong Side is the first in the Motorman Mysteries, a series of standalone YA Sci-fi Mysteries. The star of the series is Eric Jansen. Girls, he doesn't disappoint: cocky, tall and blond, with a lean, muscular frame. His passion is music with a raging preference for rock. Believe me, when Eric Jansen takes a seat behind his drums, every girl in the place takes notice. Not that he's surprised. He's had decades to practice. The guy is almost perfect. Still, there is that one tiny thing Eric Jansen is an alien. Offworlder.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Royal's Love - Mary Smith Release Day Blitz

Hunted Release Day - Liz Long Roanoke Author Invasion

Next Up on the Roanoke Author Invasion is Roanoke's own
I have read all of her books and am determined to have each one in print!
(Thank goodness she's local LOL)
Out today is the 3rd book in the Donovan Circus Series


I'm so excited to have you be a part of my release day for HUNTED, Book 3 of the Donovan Circus Series! Sometimes it feels like I just released the first book, GIFTED, a few days ago; other times, it feels like more years than it's actually been! :) Thank you to the amazing bloggers, authors, and readers who have helped make this such an awesome release day. Also a special thanks to my cover designer, Kate at Dwell Design & Press for her amazing cover work! I hope you all find the third adventure as exciting as the first two - and perhaps much darker, as there are many underlying things bubbling to the surface, secrets coming unveiled, and a death that will shake the troupe in a terrible way.

  Back Cover Synopsis: Lucy Sullivan finally belongs with the gifted Donovan Circus. Members are finding their rhythm, even the new folks from the Grayson Circus who joined after the last attack. Lucy feels like a trusted leader who can win the gifted battles and prevent humans from discovering their existence. When tragedy strikes camp, a distraught Sheffield sends Lucy and her gifted team to hunt down the enemy – Alex, a Chameleon with a wicked ability for war. He’s out for blood and won’t stop until Lucy and her friends are dead. This time, it won’t be Lucy’s gift that is tested – it will be her morality. To save her circus, the price will be greater than she ever expected. This time, she will lose someone she loves. And it will change everything.
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Haven't read the first two in the series? No problem! You can get the first adventure, GIFTED, for only 99 cents on Amazon, B&N, and iBooks!
Gifted A Donovan Circus Novel cover image In Gifted, meet Lucy, a Firestarter who just wants to be normal amongst the freaks. She can control fire, though she’s quick to discover that power doesn’t always bring good things. Her famous father may have created a fiery legacy, but their good name is threatened when Lucy’s framed for murder. Felix Hardy, an old “friend” of the show, offers another side of the Donovan Circus story, one her father never told her. As she struggles to clear her name, Lucy will discover that maybe some things are better left in the past.

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BURNED is just $2.99 on the same platforms. Get it for your e-reader today! Burned picks up right where Gifted left off, in a new city and ready to get back to work. When Lucy is attacked on the grounds, it’s discovered her enemy had friends – big ones. Medved, a Shapeshifter known as “the Bear,” is intent on the gifted world’s exposure to humans. To build his army, he needs Sheffield and Lucy out of his way. Sheffield sends Lucy and her friends to form an alliance with the Grayson Circus members, who have as many quirks as the Donovan group. Not all are who they seem and Lucy must choose who to trust before Medved kills them all. amazon74196-b26nIBooks_logo ___________________________________________________________________

Liz Long, indie authorLiz Long is a ridiculously proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her inspiration comes from action and thriller genres and she spends entirely too much time watching superhero movies. Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes writing for LeisureMedia360 (Roanoker, bridebook, Blue Ridge Country magazines) in Roanoke, VA. The Donovan Circus series has best been described as "X-Men meets the circus with a murder mystery thrown in." Her second book Witch Hearts, is a story about a serial killer hunting witches for their powers. Her newest title, A Reaper Made, is a fantasy about a Reaper who must work a little magic to save her family's souls from demons. All titles are available for paperback or ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBooks. To learn more about Liz, visit her website: http://lizclong.com. Author Links: Website: http://lizclong.com Twitter: (Handle: @LizCLong) https://twitter.com/LizCLong Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/lizclongauthor Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/lizlong Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/LizLong

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Casey Bond Feature - Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Today's author coming to Roanoke Author Invasion is
She's new to me but I see several I want to read!
Today I'm sharing her latest release!

Shelby Case avoids town and all the people in it. She can't stand the whispers behind covered lips, the judgmental stares. People say she's crazy, that she lost her mind when she lost her husband. 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Feature Jennifer L. Armentrout Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Next up on the list of authors coming to Roanoke Author Invasion is
Another of my favorite authors I own the majority of her books in paperback!

Check out her latest release The Return!

New Adult Paranormal Romance
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sale See Me by Wendy Higgins Roanoke Author Invasion Participant

Good morning y'all!
Starting today I'll be featuring the authors coming to 
on April 11th 12-4pm Holiday Inn Tanglewood Roanoke, VA
I can't tell you how excited I am to have so many amazing authors coming!
I'm starting off with Wendy Higgins!
She is one of my favorite YA authors and fellow Virginian!
Currently she has SEE ME on sale for this week only!
So, go grab a copy, sit back and enjoy!

YA Fantasy Romance
While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe. 

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands in the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, I taught high school English until becoming a mommy. I've always had a heart for teens, and writing YA stories gives me the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal years before adulthood.
I live in Virginia with my husband, daughter, son and doggie Rue.