Saturday, 27 July 2013

Cover Reveal: Torn by Christine Hughes

 
 

Release date TBD. (in the middle of switching publishing houses...)
 
Blurb:
 
With the sudden, mysterious death of her father, Samantha discovers her life isn’t what it seems. Not only isn’t she the normal teenage girl she thought she was, Sam must now take her father’s place in the fight between two groups of fallen angels, the Faithful and the Exiled, in a race to save humanity. In addition to dealing with a devastating betrayal—and having feelings for someone she’s forbidden to love—Sam must also fight the growing darkness within her as she struggles to make a choice between fighting alongside the Faithful or succumbing to the temptation of the Exiled. Both sides require sacrifices Sam isn’t sure she can make.





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Friday, 26 July 2013

New Release, Duncan by Teresa Gabelman and interview




Okay as any fan would react, the MOMENT I found out Duncan was here I literally screamed with excitement. To have Teresa Gabelman here sharing with us is just the topping any fan would love to have. Welcome Teresa Gabelman to my blog today.
 
 

 
 

Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3


Leader of the VC Warriors Cincinnati branch, Duncan Roark, has devoted his long life to the Warriors he calls brothers and the Vampire Council, protecting innocents of both the vampire and human race. Things change suddenly when it is ordered that he and his fellow Warriors train human Social Workers to protect themselves in their new world of vampires. Falling in love with a human was something Duncan never thought possible, but love her he did. Now instead of being the ruthless leader he was trained to be, his focus has turned to finding the woman he loved and let go.

Pam Braxton is outgoing and loves her job working with children, but when she realizes her live in boyfriend, Kenny Lawrence, has been using her and her job for his illegal activities, she becomes withdrawn, and her world is turned upside down. Deciding to take matters into her own hands, she stays, trying to learn more of his betrayal so she could see him punished. That decision sucks her deeper into a relationship that has turned dangerous and abusive. Overhearing a plot that would put everyone she cares about at risk, she finds the courage to try to stop the monster who has threatened her friends and the man she truly loves. Now Pam is on the run, alone and with a secret that could change the already unbalanced world of vampires and humans.

As Duncan searches for Pam, the threat of losing his leadership role has the other Warriors worried, but their loyalty for Duncan is strong and they stand behind him. Duncan’s search is relentless; he knows he is not the only one looking for Pam. Even with his responsibilities slipping, he puts it all on the line to find the only woman he has ever loved. In a race against time, Duncan fights to find Pam before her past catches up to her. The Warrior’s path is clear: Find the woman he loves before the past finds her first.

 
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Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1

 

Damon DeMasters is a vampire warrior who has taken an oath to not only protect his own kind, but humans as well. Crimson Rush is the new drug on the streets and it’s their duty to find who is behind the selling of vampire blood and stop it.

 
As a social worker, Nicole Callahan fights for the right of every child placed in her care. There’s a war now as vampires have stepped out into the spotlight taking their place in society and the children are at the heart of it all.

 
Damon and his fellow warriors have been ordered by the Vampire Council to train Nicole and her colleagues against the dangers they now face in their new world. Even as sparks fly and tensions mount, Nicole and Damon depend on each other to protect the children of both races.

 

 
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Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
 
The VC Warriors are an elite group of vampire who protect innocents, whether human or those of their own race. Jared Kincaid, along with other Warriors, are shocked when a fiery red head with a gun and attitude, bring news of young teens being turned into an army of half-breed vampires capable of taking out all VC Warriors.
 
Breaking into the famed VC Warriors compound was definitely not the smartest thing Tessa Pride has ever done, but she will do anything for her brother, Adam. The Warriors held the one person she knew was responsible for her brother being turned into a half-breed and nothing will stop her from getting what she needs to help her brother, not even a Warrior whose eyes could make her melt with one look.
 
Jared and Tessa join forces in a desperate scramble to find who is responsible. With a war between Warriors and half-breeds brewing, suspicions of traitors in their midst put the lives of everyone involved on the line.
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Tell us some things about you that others never knew.
 
Jacquie: How did you come up with the name VC Warriors?
 
Teresa: Honestly, I have no clue. Well, yeah I do…kind of. Okay, I knew there was going to be a Council and Warriors and well they are vampires so it became the Vampire Council Warriors….aka….VC Warriors. I thought it was catchy.
 
Jacquie: What made you decide to become an author?
 
Teresa: When I was young I was in the hospital a lot. I was born with a club foot and had eight surgeries. Well I missed a lot of school and being in the hospital not many friends around. Anyway, I used my imagination a lot making up stories in my head. Years later when I started reading tons of books I would think about what I would do in the story if I didn’t like where it was going. So one day I sat down and started writing my own story at my job, wrote the whole thing on notebook paper in a darkroom, then went and bought a cheap computer and typed it out. Sent it to traditional publishers who sent it back with rejection slip after rejection slip, still have those rejections to this day. Then life happened and I stopped writing until I sat back down after my son was grown and wrote Damon, the first book in the Protectors Series.
 
Jacquie: What is one of your writing quirks?
 
Teresa: I don’t know if I really have a quirk. I do have a serious issue with calling people around me by the character’s name. Yeah, first time I called my husband Damon was touch and go for a minute until he just grinned shaking his head. He totally understands me…thank God. HA!
 
Jacquie: You write young adult/paranormal. Do you see yourself attempting to reach a different group of readers in the future? Maybe attempting stand-alone books, romance or even erotica one day?
 
Teresa: I do want to try to branch out, but haven’t really thought much about it. I am so focused on the Protectors Series now and once the awesome readers say… “Okay, that’s enough Teresa.” Then I’ll move on to something else. But yeah, I will do other things because I don’t think I can stop writing now.
 
Jacquie: How do you deal with your muse in the middle of the night when he won’t shut up?
 
Teresa: Oh, I listen and talk back. My muse is always here. No matter what I’m doing I am constantly thinking of the book I’m working on or the next book or both. I have so much in my head that my muse has a hard time breaking in and when he does oh boy do we have great conversations.
 
Jacquie: Any songs or music you listen to you when you write?
 
Teresa: I need noise. I can’t have quiet. Dogs need to be running around, the TV needs to be on and people talking. I need life around me. I don’t shut myself in a room. I am where the action is with my family. It’s when I do my best writing. Weird huh?
 
Jacquie: Who is your biggest inspiration?
 
Teresa: Anyone who has stepped up and did what they want to do no matter what the odds against them are. Indie anything…writers, bands, singers, artist, etc.!  Also being told, “You can’t do that.” is a big inspiration to me. I was told all my young life by doctors I wouldn’t walk right or I could never do sports. Guess what, I walk fine and I’m a third degree black belt in Taekwondo.  Tell me I can’t and man I am going for it with everything I’ve got. Same thing with writing. You have the people who roll their eyes, but that just inspires me more. I have many inspirations…LOL!
 
Jacquie: How many books can we hope to see in the Protector’s series?
 
Teresa: Well originally I was stopping at Duncan, but it has expanded to Sid, Adam and now maybe the new Warrior in town, Slade.
 
Jacquie: Who is your favorite character that you have written about?
 
Teresa: I would have to say Nicole. She is smart, not a pushover and has a smartass remark to everything. The best thing about Nicole she isn’t afraid to put the Warriors in their place.
 
Jacquie: How did you feel when you received your first 5 star review?
 
Teresa: Okay, my first five star review came from a reviewer from Bitten by Paranormal Romance on Damon. I received an email letting me know that it was up, but that was it. I immediately went to the site and just sat staring at my computer. Finally I found the review, but slammed my laptop shut and walked around my house talking to myself…I did this three times. My poor dogs just followed me around. On the fourth time I finally forced myself to look and it was five fangs. I cried on my couch with my dogs. No one else was home. One of my best moments of writing.
 
 
Do tell us your secrets.
 
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate with more chocolate and a little chocolate on top.
 
Night or day?   Night, because that’s when I get to write and spend time with family.
 
Sunrise or sunset?   Sunset to me is the most peaceful time of day. It’s also when I feel the most lonely, but still love it.
 
Country or rock music?   I love both. Grew up on hard good rock music like AC/DC, Metallica, Rush, Kiss and many more, but love county also. I just love music in general.
 
Fast food or home cooked? Home cooked if it’s not my own. HA! Pizza if it is.
 
Mild or spicy?  That’s hard. It depends on what it is. Mostly mild, but sometimes in the mood for some spice.
 
Hot or cold drinks?  Diet Pepsi from Speedway, oh yeah!
 
Snow or rain? Rain with thunder, lightening and a little bit of wind.
 
Spring, summer, fall, or winter?  Spring with fall a close second.
 
Favorite holiday?  Thanksgiving because Christmas is so darn stressful.
 
 
 
 
Author Bio
 
 
Hey friends! Thought I’d share a little information about myself. I live in a small town east of Cincinnati, Ohio with my husband, son, two crazy dogs and my son's snake, Steve Irwin…‘yuck’. I’m a third degree black belt in Taekwondo, a huge Mixed Martial Arts fan and I follow and support my husband’s MMA fight team, G-Force, which my son fights for. When not writing I’m either screaming like a crazy woman at MMA fights or reading in some quiet corner with my beloved Kindle. I absolutely love books that are fast reads filled with romance, humor, sexy alpha men and the women who drive them crazy.
 
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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Cover Reveal: The Singing River by R.K. Ryals


 

The Singing River

 Cover Reveal  - July 21, 2013
Expected Release Date – August 4, 2013
NA Contemporary
By R.K. Ryals
 

 
 Synopsis:

In Mississippi, there's a legend about a Singing River, a tragic love story that ended with an entire Indian tribe singing a death chant as they marched stoically into the Pascagoula River to die ...
 
At eighteen, Haven Ambrose isn't just a high school graduate. In her head, she's an aspiring writer, a traveler, a chef, a slayer of injustice, an astronomer, an archaeologist, and the love child of a famous, rich musician. But reality is harsher. Reality is overdue bills, a crumbling trailer, an absent father, an old addiction, and a hot, crushing summer that may end in disappointment.
 
For twenty year-old River Brayden, life seems good, but appearances can be deceiving. The oldest son of a wealthy family, he has finished his first year at Harvard to return home for the summer only to discover his younger brother headed down an unforgiving road.
 
They will be drawn together by a song. For during the late summer, they say the Pascagoula death chant can still be heard near the Singing River. Its call is haunting, its chant a testament of love and sacrifice. It calls to some ... beckoning.
 
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Excerpt:

I stepped toward her. “You have a way of making people relate to you.”

She snorted. “I doubt that.”

I was in front of her now, my face peering down into hers. “Really, you do. A few hours of knowing you feels like days.”

“Sounds tiresome,” she teased.

“It’s a gift,” I countered.

There were sudden lines in her forehead, a troubled look in her eye. “Some might call it a curse,” she murmured. “By the end of this trip, you’ll want me gone.”

It was my turn to frown, my gaze studying her face. She had green eyes so dark they could be mistaken for brown and lashes so long they almost touched her brows. True, she was more willowy than curvy, but she was beautiful in an understated, elegant kind of way. The faint freckles on the bridge of her nose drove me crazy.

“Why do you think that?” I asked.

There was something stark and open about her eyes when she answered, “Because I am better at being abandoned than I am at keeping people.”
 
 
 

About The Author:

 
R. K. Ryals is a scatterbrained mother of three whose passion is reading whatever she can get her hands on. She makes her home in Mississippi with her husband, three daughters, a Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, and a coffeepot she couldn't live without.

 

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Creatura Cover Reveal!!!

 
COMING AUGUST 6, 2013
 
Title: Creatura
Author: Nely Cab
Paperback: 346 pages
Publisher: Nely Cab
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1489589554
ISBN-13: 978-1489589552
Pre-order on Amazon: Here
 
 
BLURB:
 
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream.
 
A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blur the lines between reality and dreams, making it hard to tell who the real monsters are.
 
Who would’ve known…that sometimes love is lethal?
 
 
AUTHOR BIO:
 
Nely Cab was born on December 9, 1974, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She has lived and resided in South Texas most of her life. In 2001, the author relocated to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, where she dedicated time to the study of culinary arts and the art of oil painting.

After her return to the U.S., she resumed her employment in banking and in the following year transitioned to the field of Social Work. Later, Nely took up writing as a hobby and produced her first novel entitled "Creatura".

Last year, the rights to "Creatura" were sold to a leading Young Adult publisher in a foreign country, where it has just recently been released.

Today, Nely Cab writes from the comfort of her home in South Texas, where she lives with her husband and son. Currently, Nely is working on the second installment in her debut series "Creatura".
 
 
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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender

Please welcome Marie Lavender to my blog today. This is one busy lady and she's keeping her fans busy. Find out where you can get her books and where to stalk her.




Blurb

  Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life.

  But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position.

  Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress. Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms.

  Fara just never bargained on the passion that she feels for Grant Hill. As events unfold, she must decide whether her desires and the dictates of her heart should trump the rules of society...






Author Bio
 
Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats.  She has been writing for over twenty years.  She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands.

  At the tender age of nine, she began writing stories.  Her imagination fueled a lot of her early child’s play.  Even growing up, she entered writing contests and received a certificate for achieving the second round in one.  She majored in Creative Writing in college because that was all she ever wanted – to be a writer.  While there, she published two works in a university publication, and was a copy editor on the staff of an online student journal.  After graduating from college, she sought out her dream to publish a book.

  Since then, Marie has published sixteen books.  Marie Lavender’s real love is writing romances, but she has also written mysteries, literary fiction and dabbled a little in paranormal stories.  Most of her works have a romantic element involved in them.  Upon Your Return is her first historical romance novel.  Feel free to visit her website at http://marielavender.webs.com/ for further information about her books and her life.  Marie is also on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  A list of her books and pen names are as follows:

 
Marie Lavender:  Upon Your Return

  Erica Sutherhome:  Hard to Get; Memories; A Hint of Scandal; Without You; Strange Heat; Terror in the Night; Haunted; Pursuit; Perfect Game; A Touch of Dawn; Ransom

  Kathryn Layne:  A Misplaced Life

  Heather Crouse:  Express CafĂ© and Other Ramblings; Ramblings, Musings and Other Things; Soulful Ramblings and Other Worldly Things
 
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