Friday, August 26, 2016

Feature Blitz : The Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson



If you love romantic suspense or if you're a Criminal Minds junkie, you have got to get your hands on Toni Anderson's Cold Justice series! Both incredibly sexy and suspenseful, this series is a must-read. Find out about the fifth book in this stand-a-lone series, COLD IN THE SHADOWS, below!


ColdintheShadows_ToniAnderson_FINALAbout COLD IN THE SHADOWS

2016 Booksellers' Best Awards Finalist in Romantic Suspense.

CIA Officer Patrick Killion is on a secret mission to hunt down the ruthless female assassin hired to kill the Vice President of the United States. The trail leads him to the Colombian rainforest and an earnest biologist, Audrey Lockhart, whose work on poison dart frogs gives her access to one of the deadliest substances on earth—the same substance used to murder the VP.

When Audrey is attacked by the local drug cartel, Killion steps in and hustles her out of harm’s way, determined to find out what she knows. His interrogation skills falter somewhere between saving her life and nursing her back to health as he realizes she’s innocent, and he ends up falling for her. Audrey has a hard time overlooking the fact that Killion kidnapped her, but if she wants to get her life back and track down the bad guys, she has to trust him. Then someone changes the rules of their cat and mouse game and now they’re the ones being hunted—by a cold-blooded killer who is much closer than they think.

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Read an excerpt from COLD IN THE SHADOWS:

According to Patrick Killion’s favorite data analyst at the Agency, he was a half-inch short of being the perfect romance hero. As long as the inch she was talking about was his height and not his dick, he didn’t give a rat’s ass.

Today, at a measly five foot eleven and a half inches, he towered above the locals. His height, combined with his sun-bleached blond hair, meant he definitely did not blend in with the Colombian population. He didn’t bother to try.

The CIA dealt in threat assessment and probability levels, manipulation and human intel. Lockhart’s appearance, expertise, hidden Cayman Island bank account, and the fact she was in the right place at the right time for Vice President Ted Burger’s murder, made her his number one suspect. So, despite FBI ASAC Lincoln Frazer telling him to back off yesterday, he was still following her. He couldn’t walk away.

Last night he’d shaken the tree to see what fell out.

He ignored the twinge to his conscience. He’d been a little rough. He hadn’t wanted to risk her getting the drop on him. He had given her a get-out-of-jail-free pass and probably saved her life—that should count for something.

Except she hadn’t behaved as she should have. She hadn’t called her employer. She hadn’t grabbed a bag and run. Instead she’d reported the assault to the local cops and had gone in to work today. Maybe she’d been busy destroying evidence or delaying until the last possible moment before she made a mad dash for some small private airfield. Maybe she was overconfident about her abilities. Or maybe she was innocent.

It was the last “maybe” that bothered him.

As he stood in line for a ticket to the ecological park, a pretty redhead in a strappy top and high-heels eyed his neon orange T-shirt and red plaid shorts with a distasteful grimace. He’d committed a class-A felony and the fashion police were about to convict.

“Airline lost my luggage.” Killion raised his palms in a pitiful shrug, putting enough misery into his travel-worn appearance that the woman’s expression immediately shifted from disgust to empathy.

“That blows. How long ago?”

“Two days now. They swear they’ll get it to me sometime today—”

She gave a disbelieving snort. “Yeah, they once lost my luggage on a trip to Mexico and by the time it arrived I was getting on the plane home. Worse, they refused to reimburse all the clothes I needed to buy…”

Off she went, and he was in. Phase one of this mission accomplished. He walked into the conservatory as part of a group of American tourists, rather than as a single white guy traveling alone. They milled loosely about, looking at Lepidoptera specimens that fluttered about like giant-sized pieces of confetti.

A family of seven—five women who all looked like they’d rather be at the mall, an older man, and a teen who read every piece of information like he was cramming for a test. Killion stayed close to the stacked redhead because he looked like the kind of guy who’d stay close to a stacked redhead, but he also chatted to the others in the group, gleaning information. They were down from Florida, visiting family over Christmas. The Americans had arrived in a large minivan with an armed driver, but the driver stayed with the vehicle so they weren’t too worried about security. In this country, staying in one spot for any length of time meant you attracted attention—and not the, “Oh my, don’t you have pretty eyes” kind of attention.

It wasn’t a good thing.

Hot sun bore down on the forest canopy that shaded the ecological park. The small interpretive center affiliated with the Amazon Research Institute attracted local schools as well as the occasional tourist, but it was Monday, January 5 and schools were closed until after Epiphany. The place was deserted except for this little band of intrepid explorers. The ground steamed and sweat beaded on his skin as his adopted people wandered slowly from enclosure to enclosure. A rivulet of perspiration soaked into his shirt.

A huge yellow butterfly drifted over his head and landed on a piece of cut fruit on the feeder tray. The redhead barely contained her squeal of excitement and took twenty pictures with her little point-and-shoot. Killion’s point-and-shoot dug into his spine and held fourteen rounds. Their group finally headed into the amphibian enclosure where decaying damp earth mixed with traces of ammonia, and the musk of rotten leaves.

Welcome to the jungle.

His new friend grabbed his arm, pointed. “Aren’t they cute!” A minuscule, neon-yellow frog was stuck on the side of a glass tank.

“They may look cute”—said a familiar voice with just the barest hint of a Kentucky twang—“but one golden poison dart frog contains enough toxin to kill ten-to-twenty grown men.” Dr. Lockhart wore spectacles on a string around her neck and reminded him of the class nerd—the one all the guys had secretly lusted after but had been too intimidated to ask out on a date. The professor had unusual violet-blue eyes that showed clear signs of a sleepless night. He would have felt guilty, but more than one person had told him he was a heartless bastard who didn’t have a conscience. A sociopath by any other name.

He didn’t give a shit, so they were probably right. Hell, she should be thanking him. Being tied up and threatened sure beat the hell out of a trip to a Black Camp or a lifetime in prison—and those were the more civilized options.

Audrey Lockhart wore ubiquitous jeans over Birkenstocks and a tight white tank top that molded her breasts in a way that left little to Killion’s undeniably vivid imagination, all topped off with a thin purple shirt that she left open. She wasn’t carrying a weapon—unless she had a frog in her pocket. “I’m Dr. Lockhart, I study anurans and my specialty is the familyDendrobatidae—poison dart frogs.”

For all intents and purposes she appeared to be exactly what she said. A scientist, dedicated to her research. He rarely trusted appearances. That’s what data analysts, surveillance, and background checks were for—not to mention interrogation.

“I thought captive ones weren’t poisonous?” Killion pointed to a little guy about an inch long that was sitting at a precarious angle on a large green leaf. The creatures didn’t look real—they looked like miniature plastic toys. They certainly didn’t look like the deadliest creatures on the planet. He placed his hand lightly on the redhead’s back, and she sank against him, proving her taste in men was as terrible as his taste in clothes.

The professor’s eyes ran over him and his new squeeze, then away, dismissing him as just another tourist.

She didn’t recognize him from last night. There was no obvious guile in her gaze. No deception.

“You’re right in that individuals bred in captivity have no toxicity, but these specimens were pulled straight from the nearby rainforest where they are endemic and, trust me, you wouldn’t survive a close encounter.” Her voice was husky, sexy enough to raise his awareness of her as a female rather than a target.

He’d always had a thing for voices. And nerds.

She continued, growing more serious, “It takes years for them to lose their toxicity, and even touching a paper-towel that has been in contact with the skin of these particular individuals can kill you. They are extremely dangerous.”

“Death by frog.” His smirk didn’t reach his eyes. “Bet that ain’t pretty.”

The redhead laughed. The professor did not.

“We’re very careful how we handle them.” She looked stern now, like she was the teacher and he was the naughty schoolboy. And there was his vivid imagination going nuts again.

“Have you ever seen someone die after touching one?” asked his new friend.

“Thankfully, no.” The professor’s gaze was open and sincere.

What did he expect? Skull and crossbones instead of pupils? He’d been with the Company long enough to spot an operative with one quick glance, but this woman was an enigma. Either she was an incredible actress, or he was way off base in his assessment of the facts. Hell, maybe she was just another enviro-nut trying to save the planet—or, in this case, frogs.

“Do they taste like chicken?” he joked.

Those violet-blue eyes flashed. “I don’t know,” she bit out. “Would you like to try one?”

Ouch.

Her fiery response was hot as hell, but obviously she didn’t appreciate his sense of humor—he’d been told it was an acquired taste. He didn’t look away, instead used the opportunity to study her carefully. Her gaze was determined, but he could see fear at the edges—from the scare he gave her last night? Or did she live in constant fear, waiting for her time between the crosshairs? He didn’t figure being an assassin was particularly good for your long-term health. Someone, somewhere was always trying to tie up loose ends.

The information he had on Lockhart was solid, but facts didn’t necessarily add up to truth—something he’d learned during his time in Iraq. He needed to dig deeper, get closer. But didn’t dare tip her off. Hence his little tourist trip today. Like Lockhart with her frogs, he wanted to study her in her natural environment.

“Aren’t you scared, working with them?” His new friend asked in a voice that was as thin and high as her heels. “I mean, what if one hopped on you?”

“I’m more scared of people than I am of frogs.” Sadness touched one side of the biologist’s stern mouth.

Join the club, sister.

“I’d be terrified.” The woman shuddered beneath his palm and relaxed back into him. He removed his hand. God, he hated using people, and yet he was so fucking good at it.

“What d’you feed ’em?” He searched for questions a normal tourist would ask, rather than “do you stay and watch your targets die, or do you take off early to avoid traffic?”

“Ants, beetles, some plant material. We go out and forage in the jungle for fresh food every few days,” the professor told him.

“You go into the rainforest alone? Aren’t you scared of being kidnapped?” he asked.

K&R was a lucrative business throughout South and Central America, as well as many Middle-Eastern countries. One of his best friends was a former SAS soldier who worked full-time as a negotiator for the families of kidnap victims. This was prime territory for those who liked to extort a little extra pocket money with relatively low investment, so why was Dr. Lockhart immune? Were the local bad guys more scared of her than she was of them? Was she connected in some way? None of his sources had any information on the professor that he hadn’t already gleaned for himself.

“I don’t go into the jungle alone.” Lockhart’s gaze skewered him, seriously questioning his intellect—he got that a lot. “I’m extremely careful, obviously, but it’s no more dangerous here than in some parts of the States. I’ve never had any trouble in the rainforest.”

She’d experienced trouble somewhere though and not just his visit last night—he could see the echo of experience in her eyes. Men like him exploited weakness like that.

“You studied these things for long?” He sought to distract her from her memories.

She made direct eye contact this time in a way that told him she didn’t like him very much. Ignoring his question, she checked her watch and called out to the others to begin her demonstration. Four o’clock on the dot.

 

 

About Toni Anderson

New York Times and USA Today international bestselling author, Toni Anderson, writes dark, gritty Romantic Suspense novels that have hit #1 in Barnes & Noble's Nook store, the Top 10 in Amazon and Kobo stores, and the Top 50 in iBooks. Her novels have won many awards. A former Marine Biologist from Britain, she inexplicably ended up in the geographical center of North America, about as far from the ocean as it is possible to get. She now lives in the Canadian prairies with her Irish husband and two children and spends most of her time complaining about the weather.

Toni has no explanation for her oft-times dark imagination, and only hopes the romance makes up for it. She's addicted to reading, dogs, tea, and chocolate.

If you want to know when Toni's next book will be out, visit her website (http://www.toniandersonauthor.com) and sign up for her newsletter. If you want to read other fascinating stories about life in a city that, during winter, is sometimes colder than Mars, friend her on Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/toniannanderson).

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Release Day Launch/#Giveaway: PIRATE by Eve Langlais





Today we have the blog tour for Pirate by Eve Langlais! Grab your copy of this new scifi today!

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About Pirate:

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A Galactic Adventure – with a sassy ship – and aliens!

 

Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process, he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots. She’ll soon learn who’s the captain.

And it isn’t Annabelle, his bossy ship.

Travel the galaxy with this gypsy pirate as he looks for treasure–and finds trouble instead. The universe might be out to get him, but he’s not giving in without a fight.

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“What were you doing on Earth?”

He stuck to the most obvious reason, the one he’d cultivated as a cover. “I was on your planet because I needed some rare goods. Given that Earth is out of the way and bound with restrictions on tampering with a developing species, any type of goods from your world fetch a high price at market.”

“So you’re in the import/export business? Funny, I would not have pegged you as a businessman.”

“Don’t say that.” He recoiled at the very idea. The horror. Him, dressed in a suit and tie, his clothing perfectly pressed? He couldn’t help but laugh. He gestured to his body. “Do I look like a businessman?”

“No, but then again, you also didn’t look like a guy who was hiding a spaceship under his house,” she retorted.

“Good point. But I will note that there are more spaceships hiding on your planet than you might imagine.”

“All that superior technology and you can’t help but crash land? And they say women are bad drivers.” The tilt of her lips let him know she teased.

“Where I come from, the women don’t drive at all.”

“Why am I not surprised to hear that?”

“There are reasons we do the things we do.” She would soon learn the universe was a harsh place, especially for females. Better if she began the process now of accepting her new status in life.

“Having a little pinky between your legs doesn’t give you the right to dictate.”

“Little? Lying isn’t attractive, wench. We both know I’m more than adequately endowed.”

To his surprise, she agreed. “Fine. You’re hung, which probably explains why you’re so stupid at times. All that blood loss.”





About Eve Langlais:

~ New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with hot shifters, cyborgs or aliens. I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I love to write, and while I don't always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after. Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you'd like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what's coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com Or sign up for my new release email list at http://www.evelanglais.com/newrelease Happy reading! Eve Langlais

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August 29th

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August 30th

Queens of the darkside Excerpt

The Book Tree Excerpt

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August 31st

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review: Let's Go, Dear Dragon by Margaret Hillert






Title: Let’s Go Dear Dragon
Author: Margaret Hillert
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 1603578870 (ISBN13: 9781603578875)
Release Date: July 15th 2016
Pages: 32
Genre: Children’s
Format: Paperback
Source: NetGalley

GoodReads: A boy and his pet dragon celebrate the Fourth of July by going to the beach, having a picnic, and watching fireworks. Now re-illustrated with a fresh and modern look, these timeless beginning readers foster independent reading and comprehension.

Mine: Dear Dragon goes in a trip to the beach and oh the fun they have – sandcastles, swimming and fireworks. What a wonderful book to have children reading during the summer months. The new look is a nice plus


*I received a free ARC of from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*


Reading Challenges:
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 What an Animal Reading Challenge IX (Socrates Book Reviews
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 New Release Challenge (Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and (un)Conventional Bookviews)

Book Blitz/#Giveaway (YA Bound) : Daring the Bad Boy by Monica Murphy




Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Book Review: Germany: Picture Book by Planet Collection






Title: Germany: Picture Book
Author: Planet Collection
Publisher: Planet Collection
ISBN: B00915ZEEW
Release Date: August 21 , 2012
Pages: 15
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle

Kindle: As a part of the Planet Collection, "GERMANY" offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Germany.


Mine: Germany is the 2nd largest beer consumer (Ireland #1). Germany shares borders with 9 other countries. 5th biggest country in the world.

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
Bookshelf Love (Poetree)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Summer Coyer (Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading is better than real life, Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)

Book Review: Estonia: Picture Book by Planet Collection






Title: Estonia : Picture Books
Author: Planet Collection
Publisher: Planet Collection
ISBN: B00A0V4SKW
Release Date: November 1st 2012
Pages: 17
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle

Kindle: As a part of the updated Planet Collection, "ESTONIA" offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Estonia.

Mine: The capital of Tallinn is the oldest capital city in Northern Europe and has been designated an USNESCO World Heritage Site. 10 species of woodpeckers can be found here. The Kurula National Park which is a protected area with many of the countries wildlife species

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
Bookshelf Love (Poetree)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Summer Coyer (Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading is better than real life, Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)

Book Review: Cuba by Planet Collection





Title: Cuba (Educational Children's Books Collection) - Level 2 (Planet Collection)
Author: Planet Collection
Publisher: Planet Collection
ISBN: B009GVO3R0
Release Date: September 25th 2012
Pages: 17
Genre: Children’s
Format: ebook
Source: Kindle

Kindle: As a part of the updated Planet Collection, "CUBA" offers facts, descriptions and thought inspiring questions alongside amazing photographs of Cuba.

Mine: With 300 natural beaches – it seems like it would be a wonderful place to visit (yeah now we can). 70% of the countries production of products are the Plantain and Bananas. It’s one of the few places that have the Pygmy Owl and the Cuban crocodile (endangered animal)

Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
Bookshelf Love (Poetree)
2016 I Love Picture Books (Bea's Book Nook)
Summer Coyer (Fantasy is More Fun, Because Reading is better than real life, Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)

Book Review: Meet the Denver Broncos by Zack Burgess








Title: Meet the Denver Broncos
Author: Zack Burgess
Publisher: Norwood House Press
ISBN: 1599537532 (ISBN13: 9781599537535)
Release Date: July 15th 2016
Pages: 24
Genre: Children’s
Format: Hardback
Source: NetGalley

GoodReads: An introduction to the Denver Broncos professional football team. Includes information about the team's history, stadium, star players, and uniforms. Features include: a true/false quiz, photos, vintage trading cards reproductions, maps, and records. Table of Contents, glossary, additional resources and index


Mine: It was fun to what facts they could tell you about the Denver Broncos, one of the the teams that has won back-to-back Super Bowls. It highlights some of the more popular and special players – Shannon Sharpe, John Elway and Craig Morton. There was trivia, photos of trading cards, a short quiz - how well do you know the Broncos. This is a great book for young fans to learn more.


*I received a free ARC of from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*


Reading Challenges:
2016 Pages Read ( The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Let's Turn Pages Challenge (GoodReads - 2015 and 2016 Reading Challenge)
2016 Reading Challenge (GoodReads)
Fun In the Sun Reading Challenge (Whole Latte Books)
2016 New Release Challenge (Books, Movies, Reviews, Oh My! and (un)Conventional Bookviews)
2016 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge (Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book)
2016 NetGalley Reading Challenge (Fictively)




Release Day Blitz : UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning




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Today we are sharing the release of UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning. This is a contemporary novella and the fourth, and final, book in the Lucy & Harris series! Check out the purchase links below, and links for the previous books in the series.

 

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The conclusion to USA Today Terri Anne Browning’s The Lucy & Harris Novella Series.

Shattered.

That was how Lucy Thornton felt in the aftermath of her breakup with Harris Cutter. Her family thought the best thing for her to do was to put the length of the country between her and Harris.

Reluctantly, she went.

The second Harris sets eyes on Lucy again, he knows she hasn’t moved on any more than he has. Realizing that he screwed up, he sets out to prove that they belong together. But the road to un-shattering Lucy is longer and darker than he ever could have imagined.

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Catching Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #1)

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Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker...Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.

 

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Guest Post : Who's New by Cindi Helms












Children’s Book / Picture Story Book
Date Published: April 14, 2016


Birdie and his friends are back! All of Birdie's friends in the town of Ponderville are in for a treat. Someone new is moving to Ponderville! In this second picture book by Cindy Helms, everyone is curious to see who could possibly be their new neighbor. Part mystery and part matching game, Birdie and his friends track down and reveal “Who's New” with intriguing shapes leading the way. How well the newcomer will fit in? Will Ponderville be welcoming?



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Cindy Helms is an artist based out of Centennial, CO. She has two sons and two cats. She loves road trips, camping, and being around friends.

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Web: http://www.cindyhelms.com


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Release Day Blitz /#Giveaway: WAIT by AL Jackson




 

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ALJackson-WaitBookCover5x8_BW_HIGHFrom NYT & USA Today bestselling author comes a new Bleeding Stars stand-alone novel…

She is his strength and he is her weakness. And this time he won’t let her go.

 

Edie Evans is gorgeous.

Sexy.

Kind.

She’s also the definition of off-limits.

But that didn't stop me from sneaking into her room to comfort her at night.

But guys like me? We destroy everything, so it should have been no surprise when I destroyed us, too.

The night I sent her running, I thought I’d never see her again.

Until I saw her standing like a vision in the crowd.

 

Austin Stone is dangerous.

Alluring.

Tempting.

He broke my heart and I refused to give him the chance to do it again.

It’s been years since I’ve seen him, and now I can’t do anything but stare at the gorgeous, tattooed man playing onstage. I should run. I know I should. But like a fool, I run straight back to him.

Our desire is overpowering.
Our need unrelenting.

She is my hope.
He is my weakness.

We should have known a passion this intense would burn us right into the ground.

 

 

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"Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent...5 but should be 10 beautiful, broken, brilliant, and imperfectly perfect stars .” Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

"A beautifully written story about broken hearts and unshakable longing, about second chances and third chances and a whispered hope for a happily ever after. Intensely felt on every level, Edie and Austin’s story will own you." Vilma, Vilma’s Book Blog

“Beautiful. Sexy. Dripping with tenderness. I felt the emotion in this story all the way to my toes.” Mia Sheridan, NYT Bestselling Author

“6 Stars - ‪Wait is equally devastating and beautiful! A.L. Jackson has a way of pouring words onto a page that makes you crave every piece of a story.” Molly McAdams, NYT Bestselling Author

 

 



 

“Shit,” I hissed, bracing myself against the spray of the icy shards pelting from the shower head.

I sucked in a breath, released it between clenched teeth, and forced myself fully under it.

Head dropped and chest heaving as rivers of ice-cold water slicked down my shoulders and back.

But it did nothing to lessen the need. Gave me no sanity or pacification.

Because all I could think about was the girl on the other side of the door.

My girl.

In my bed.

Wearing just her panties and my shirt.

An angel I wanted to dirty.

I always had.

Love was messy like that.

All of my restraint scattered. I gripped my cock. Squeezed the base. My mouth dropped open at the pressure of my hand against my rigid length.

A fool thinking it might be enough.

Shit.

God, I was a bastard, but there was nothing I could do before I was giving in, leaning forward and bracketing my forearm above my head to hold my weight.

Water pounded down on my head and back while I pounded my fist against my dick.

Trying to keep silent when all I wanted was to moan, teeth digging into my bottom lip as I pictured the girl spread out for me.

My breaths were coming short.

Panted and hard.

I gave into imagining the sounds she would make when I finally got to bury myself in her body.

A soft, soft gasp.

I slowed, trying to convince myself that throaty sound was all in my mind.

Just another part of this fantasy.

Until I heard the small thump against the wall.

Shit.

I mashed my eyes closed, like it might hide me.

Conceal the depravity of my actions after I’d just been comforting her hours before.

Heart thrashing, I turned and moved far enough to peek out the small section where the fabric shower curtain hadn’t been drawn fully closed.

It was just a little sliver that left me exposed.

But it was enough. When I peered out, I was looking right at my girl pressed up against the wall.

She stared right back at me.

And I wanted to be horrified, my mind scrambling to conjure every weak apology I could summon. Ready to fucking grovel to keep her from turning and running once again.

Because that’s exactly what I expected her to do.

But her expression…her expression clutched me in the center of the chest and sent what little brain function I had left stampeding south.

Red, lush lips were parted, her hand pressed to her hollow of her throat, pupils dilated so big that her hooded, cerulean eyes appeared black. Needy breaths were coming at me from that sweet mouth like a goddamned freight train.

Desire swelled in the confines of the too-tight room.

Alive.

She pressed deeper into the wall as if it might support her weakened knees. Head rocked back. Thighs squeezing together.

Motherfuck.

My hand shot to the shower wall to steady myself. “Warning you, Edie, you need to get out of here. Right now.”

 

 

 

 

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #53





Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Lost track of my numbers so starting over in 2016.



This Last Week @ Books, Books The Magical Fruit
Week of August 15 – August 21, 2016
Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Gimme all the Books Giveaway by Bibi Paterson
Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Sizzling Historical Romance by Pam
Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Win a $200 Amazon Gift Card! by Melanie James
Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Shadow Born Release by Rebecca Hamilton
Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - The Rock Star&the Rising Star! by Kennedy Ryan
Social Media Packet (InkSlinger PR): UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning
Book Blitz/#Giveaway (YA Bound) : Unlocked by Margo Kelly
Cover Reveal (YA Bound) : Dark One's Mistress by Aldrea Alien
Release Day Launch (InkSlinger PR): THE SAPPHIRE HEIST by Lauren Blakely
Sales Blitz (InkSlinger PR): WEB OF HEARTS BOX SET by Jamie Magee
Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): OUR OPTIONS HAVE CHANGED by Julia Kent and Elisa Reed
Release Blitz (InkSlinger PR): CHASED BY LOVE by Melissa Foster
Saturday Situation
Stacking the Shelves
Sunday Post

Next Week @ Books, Books The Magical Fruit
Week of August 22 – August 28, 2016
*08/26 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Scars & Souvenirs (Out now!) by Rocky Rochford
Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): WAIT by AL Jackson
08/23 - Guest Post (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : Who's New by Cindi Helms
08/23 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): UN-SHATTERING LUCY by Terri Anne Browning
08/24 - Sales Blitz (InkSlinger PR): J.T. Geissinger's Bad Habit series
08/25 - Release Day Launch (InkSlinger PR): PIRATE by Eve Langlais
08/26 - Excerpt Reveal (InkSlinger PR): THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken
08/26 - Feature Blitz (InkSlinger PR): The Cold Justice series by Toni Anderson
08/26 - Social Media Blitz - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): AFTER LOVING YOU by Ashelyn Drake
Booknificent Thursday
Library Loot
Monday Mailbox
Saturday Situation
Stacking the Shelves
Sunday Post

Reading Challenge Sign up
Always looking for new ones – any suggestions?


Books Reviewed

Coming soon
August
08/30 - Release Blitz (InkSlinger PR): STRIPPED DOWN by Emma Hart
*08/30 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Love & Grace Release Blitz by Amber Garcia
*08/30 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - NEW fantasy book! #KidLitPower by Donna Galanti
*08/30 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - 5 Day Free Book Promo by Johannes Jacobs
08/30 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): TELL ME A TRUTH by Tamara Lush
08/31 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): The Fix-Up by Kendall Ryan


September
09/01 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): Made For You by Kelly Elliott
09/05 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): REFUSE TO REIGN by Constance Phillips
09/05 - Release Day Blitz (InkSlinger PR): UNTHINKABLE by Nina Croft
*09/06 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Biker Chicks volume 2 is here! by Biker Chicks Author Collective
09/06 - Excerpt (Reading Addiction Blog Tours) : First Circle Club by Alex Siegel
09/07 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): MORE THAN EXIST by Bethany Lopez
09/08 - Cover Reveal (InkSlinger PR): Royally Matched by Emma Chase
*09/11 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - 1,000 LIKES Celebration by Cheree Castellanos PA
*09/12 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - A Crymsyn Hart eBook Offer! by Seventh Star Press
09/12 - Release Blitz (InkSlinger PR): WELL HUNG by Lauren Blakely
09/13 - Release Day Launch (InkSlinger PR): ENTRAPMENT by Aleatha Romig
09/14 - Teaser Blitz (InkSlinger PR): HOOKED by Brenda Rothert
09/20 - Release Day Blast (InkSlinger PR): A PLAYER FOR A PRINCESS by Tia Louise
*09/22 - Thunderclap (Twitter/Facebook) - Tim Tebow - SHAKEN Book Launch by Tim Tebow

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Release Blitz/#Giveaway: CHASED BY LOVE by Melissa Foster



Today we’ve got the release week blitz for Chased by Love by Melissa Foster! Check it out and be sure to enter her giveaway today!

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About Chased by Love:

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The Ryders are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

 

"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

 

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

 

In CHASED BY LOVE...

Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don't. When she's awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America's hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she's beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft--but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he's just another rocker with a great PR team.

 

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker's private world. He's coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he's not likely to change--until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

 

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet--Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they're trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?

 

MORE RYDERS coming soon!

Seized by Love (Blue)

Claimed by Love (Duke)

Chased by Love (Trish)

Rescued by Love (Jake)

Swept Into Love (Gage)

 

The RYDERS are part of the LOVE IN BLOOM big family romance collection. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

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Unwilling to give him the upper hand, she flashed a haughty smirk and returned his assessment with a lecherous leer of her own, drinking in every inch of his athletic build, from his bulging biceps to the ripped abs evident beneath his clingy shirt, all the way to the formidable package at the juncture of his powerful thighs. She lingered there, brazenly licking her lips.

 

He leaned in close—so close she thought he might kiss her. And damn it to hell, she wanted him to. Lust and challenge pulsed between them, thick and alive like a third heart.

 

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About Melissa Foster:

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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August 17th

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Reese's Reviews

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August 19th

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August 20th

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August 21st

Dani's Book Review Blog

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August 22nd

T&L Book Reviews

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August 23rd

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Cover Reveal : OUR OPTIONS HAVE CHANGED by Julia Kent and Elisa Reed

We are so thrilled to reveal the STUNNING cover of the first book in a brand new series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent and Elisa Reed. OUR OPTIONS HAVE CHANGED releases October 5th, and you are going to want to get your hands on this one!

 

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About OUR OPTIONS HAVE CHANGED

Having it all is a fantasy, right?

Chloe Browne knows all about fantasy. Fantasy is her job.

And she’s very, very good at what she does.

As director of design for the O Spa chain, a sophisticated women’s club that is trending its way into being the Next Big Thing, Chloe’s ready to take on the world.

One baby at a time.

Her home study’s done, and she’s about to adopt, a thirty-something single mother by choice. Who needs to put her life on hold for the right guy when the right baby is waiting for her?

Besides, talk about fantasy.

The right guy?

Pfft. Right.

And then in walks Nick Grafton, with those commanding sapphire eyes and wavy blonde hair and a sophisticated mouth that only smiles for her.

He’s perfect.

But the last thing Nick wants is to start fresh with a new baby as his college-age kids fly the coop. A single father for more than fifteen years after his wife walked out on her family, Nick finally tastes freedom.

But he likes the taste of Chloe more.

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Our Options Have Changed is a full-length standalone contemporary romance, the first in the On Hold series by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent and journalist-turned-fiction-writer Elisa Reed. It is a loose spinoff from Julia Kent’s Shopping for a Billionaire series, with cameo appearances from favorite characters.

**BONUS ALL-NEW NOVELLA** from Julia Kent's New York Times bestselling Shopping series! Read Shopping for a Billionaire's Honeymoon. This 100-page bonus comes at the end of Our Options Have Changed. When Shannon can't get workaholic Declan to give her the sexy honeymoon time she wants, she takes matters into her own hands -- with hilariously disastrous (or disastrously hilarious?) results.

Add OUR OPTIONS HAVE CHANGED to Goodreads here!

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About Julia Kent

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

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About Elisa Reed

New England native Elisa Reed now lives, writes, and plays in New Orleans and along the sugar sands of the Gulf Coast.

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