Friday, January 30, 2015

Coming soon: Rachel Vincent's The Lion's Share (Wildcats book 1)

Rachel Vincent’s Shifters series is getting a spinoff, and it’s almost here! I adore this series!!!
 LION’S SHARE (Wildcats Book 1) will be out on February 23, and it’s up for preorder on Amazon! (With more preorder links to come…)
Check out the shiny new cover:
Lion's Share Final

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About the book:
Abby Wade has a dangerous secret.
Two months ago, she disobeyed an order, but instead of kicking her out of the Pride, Jace offered her a job. Since then, she’s been battling a completely inappropriate crush on the young, hot Alpha. But when accepting his job offer seems like the only way to keep her skeletons safely in their closet, Abby doesn’t hesitate.
Jace Hammond has a big problem.
A rogue is slaughtering humans in his territory, and he must eliminate the threat before the entire shifter species is exposed. There could not be a worse time for Abby to accept a job he only offered as a boost to her confidence. Abby is smart, beautiful, and resilient—more than enough to distract any man from the mission. Unfortunately, she may just be the worst enforcer ever to hold the title.
As they hunt the killer, Abby’s secret becomes a threat to Jace’s authority and to her own life. But the real danger is the grip she has on his twice-shy heart.
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Tour & Giveaway: Rookie Season by VK Robbins


by V.K. Robbins

Talented young ballplayer Clay Love has just been called up from the minors to play major league baseball. Freelance writer and divorcée Rose Lasting, the world's biggest baseball fan, wasn't expecting to fall in love when she fell into Clay's arms, but fall in love she did. Now they are caught up in a whirlwind romance complicated by the paparazzi, Clay's ex-girlfriend, Rose's ex-husband, and a stalker who puts Rose's life in grave danger. Saving her life and catching her attacker takes you on a roller coaster of emotion and intrigue that you won't soon forget.
Rookie Season is the first book in the Love in the Ballpark Series, by V.K. Robbins. This adult erotic romance tale sizzles with romantic and sexual chemistry, emotion, and suspense. Once you start reading, you won't be able to put it down.
He shared about missing his mother's last days because he had been out on the road with his AA team, and how he regretted it. I thought about telling him about my grandfather, but I didn't. I knew I would cry and there was no way I wanted to cry right then. I did tell him, though, about how my dad left when I was six, and I was raised by my mother and her father, my grandfather.
            And we talked about baseball - how it was my first love, how he only really felt comfortable and at home out on the field, how I hadn't missed a Giants home game in 10 years, how excited he was to finally be playing in the majors.
            There was a pause again and we were silently looking at each other. I was thinking how comfortable it was just to be quiet with him, how I didn't feel like I needed to entertain him...when he leaned forward and kissed me.
            It was gentle and tentative at first, then it became more aggressive and forceful. My mind went blank for a moment. I leaned toward him and he wrapped his arm around me, pulling me closer. His kiss just pulled me in.  Any hesitance I'd had about him evaporated, and I knew I'd never be the same.
Veronica Robbins is a published author of both fiction and nonfiction who has been writing professionally for the last 20 years. In addition to writing fiction and poetry (her first love), she is also an expert grant writer and copy writer.  When she's not writing, she's watching baseball, enjoying her children, reading, and trying to train her dog, Handsome, who so far has been very successful at training her. You can follow Veronica on Facebook or through her blog, A Writer's Journey.
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Review Tour: Skeletons by Kenneth Buff & giveaway


by Kenneth Buff

Skeletons, everyone has one, and in this collection of dark short stories they're scratching their way to the surface for the world to see. In Skeletons you'll meet a man who confesses his secret time traveling fetish, a cashier who investigates the eerie behavior of his retail co-workers, a torn lover who travels to her boyfriend's haunted retreat, a teenager who's town undergoes some unusual changes, and a father who's personal time is moving a little too fast.

And Then There Was Only Us
I’m not sure how it started. I know it was me that showed her the portal, but I can’t remember whose idea it was to start killing them. I believe it was hers, but I honestly don’t remember anymore. That’s part of using the portal. You go in too many times and it fries your brain. I couldn’t even pretend to know how many times we’ve gone in. I just know that each time we go back we kill them a new way. That’s one thing I do know. I could lie to you and tell you I didn’t enjoy it, but I did. No woman in the world is kinkier than my Stephanie. Once I showed her the portal, it didn’t take long for her to change the way we dealt with the doubles. Prior to our trips, I had always just waited till my double used the portal before exploring the past. That way there would only be one of me. Steph changed that. You wouldn’t believe the shock on their faces the first time they saw us. You wouldn’t believe the pleasure on ours.
We took full advantage of the fact that no one would ever know about their disappearances.
My Review:
This was a really interesting and unique set of short stories. They all got right to the point and made for fun fast reads. Each story made you think and brought some hidden fear or question to life. A lot of the situations were very relatable so it made for an even more exciting story.  I look forward to seeing what Kenneth Buff writes next.
Get it for FREE today on Amazon!

Kenneth Buff was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2007 to attend Oklahoma State University. He graduated in 2013. He currently spends his days working as an elementary special education teacher and his nights at Aspen Coffee, writing his next novel.





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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Lover's Promise by J.C. Reed

The Lover's Promise
Author: J.C. Reed
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 26th, 2015
Length: 300 pages

Book Description:

Meeting Jett was like lighting a match. Dangerous. Scorching. And better left untouched. In his game, some secrets can be deadly.

Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one thing. She has to stay away from the one man who betrayed her. He fooled her once, and she won’t let it happen again. When her loans are settled by the very man who’s a murder suspect, little choice does she have than to confront him and risk falling for him again.

Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets destroy trust. However, when they serve to protect the woman he loves, he has no intention of risking Brooke’s life. When Brooke seeks him to get an explanation, little does he know that there’s something worse that threatens to destroy their lives. Soon there’s only one choice: break or get broken. When everything is spiraling out of control, will his promise keep her by his side…or will he lose her forever?

A man who will never forget her
A woman who can’t trust him
Both are on the run
2 Lives. 2 Destinies.
One Promise
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Midnight and the Man Who Had No Tears Tour & Giveaway


Midnight and the Man Who Had No Tears
by Tiffany Golden
In the magical land of Shina, Midnight is the Keeper of Dreams and Protector of Children.  On her nightly journey down the river of dreams, she meets the Red Family, whose child is going with Midnight for the first time.

The dark cloud of sadness that consumes their house confuses Midnight, and the entire family must embark on a journey to find out why an angry father can show no kindness to his only child.
Midnight gazed deeply into Red Daddy Kali’s heart space.  Her eyes enlarged as they filled with tears, and she was overcome with sadness.  And from the east, a deep, cold wind blew in, leaving an icy frost on the night-blooming flowers growing on the riverbanks.  “Your heart belongs to the Huzinis of the East Wind,” she told him. 
“The who of what?!” he immediately said. 
“The Huzinis; they are the keepers of tears and sadness, and the givers of bitterness and unspeakable sorrow.”  Midnight softly touched Red Daddy Kali’s chest.  “You have no tears to heal your heart.  You have given them away, and bitterness is all that remains.”
“I could cry!  I just don’t like to!  SEE LOOK!”  Red Daddy Kali tried and tried and tried and tried and tried and tried, but there were no tears. 
“Sing a song, Midnight,” Red Mama Malaika said.  She loved her husband so much, and she wanted him to cry too.
Midnight cleared her throat and sang an amazingly beautiful song.  And everybody cried.  Red Mama Malaika, the trees, the stars, the boat—even the water started crying!  Everyone except Red Daddy Kali.
He looked around, noticing that he was the only one not crying, and he said, “Who cares?  What a man need to cry for anyway?”
Midnight sighed; this indeed was going to be a long night. 
Author Bio and Links
Writer/Director Tiffany Golden was trained in Motion Picture Production at the Academy of Art University.  She has worked creatively with school-aged youth for 15 years in an effort to support their voices being heard and shared.  Her work with young people has led to dozens of her students being published, having their films featured in festivals, installations in major museums, and the highlight of many community-based events.
“I have worked with children for a long time, and I have witnessed firsthand their magic and resilience.  I wanted to create a legacy that holds them sacred, reminding us all of the true gift that they are, so they may be cherished.  This story was channeled out of complete love; inspired by individuals, and written with an open heart for the collective 'we'.”
Author will award one winner a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

For Love or Legacy collection by Ruth Cardello

For Love or Legacy, Book 2 of the Legacy Collection 
by Ruth Cardello 
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Billionaires
Sales Price: $0.99

Limited Time Only

Nicole Corisi will lose her inheritance if she doesn’t find a way around the terms of her father’s will, but she will have to partner up with her estranged brother’s rival to do it. As pretense becomes painfully real, Nicole will have to choose between Stephan and the family he is driven to destroy.

Stephan Andrade has been planning his revenge ever since Dominic Corisi unscrupulously took over his father’s company. With Corisi Enterprises gambling its reputation on the success of a new software network for China, Stephan finally has his chance to take back his legacy. Dominic’s younger sister, Nicole, asks Stephan for his help and provides him with an opportunity to exact his revenge on a personal level.

It all goes smoothly until he falls in love. 

Catch up quickly!!! 
Book 1 in the series is Free!! 

Book 1: Maid for the Billionaire 

Dominic Corisi knew instantly that Abigail Dartley was just the distraction he was looking for, especially since having her took a bit more persuading than he was used to. So when business forces him to fly to China, he decides to take her with him, but on his terms. No promises. No complications. Just sex. 

Abby has always been the responsible one. She doesn’t believe in taking risks; especially when it comes to men - until she meets Dominic. He’s both infuriating and intoxicating, a heady combination. Their trip to China revives a long forgotten side of Abby, but also reveals a threat to bring down Dominic’s company. With no time to explain her actions, Abby must either influence the outcome of his latest venture and save his company or accept her role as his mistress and leave his fate to chance. Does she love him enough to risk losing him for good? 

Meet Ruth

Ruth Cardello was born the youngest of 11 children in a small city in northern Rhode Island. She spent her young adult years moving as far away as she could from her large extended family. She lived in Boston, Paris, Orlando, New York—then came full circle and moved back to Rhode Island. She now happily lives one town over from the one she was born in. For her, family trumped the warmer weather and international scene. 
She was an educator for 20 years, the last 11 as a kindergarten teacher. When her school district began cutting jobs, Ruth turned a serious eye toward her second love– writing and has never been happier. When she’s not writing, you can find her chasing her children around her small farm, riding her horses, or connecting with her readers online.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Mina Carter's Sharks on Tour & Giveaway


Celebrate New Covers for the Strathstow Sharks series by Mina Carter!


Sharks by name, brutal by nature, these rugby warriors take no prisoners...on the pitch or in the bedroom. The Strathstow Sharks series has gotten a new look. Fans of Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series and Kate Angell’s Richmond Rogue series will love this sexy, erotic Rugby romance series by USA Today Bestselling Author Mina Carter!


Hitting on the Hooker

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Synopsis: One sexy rugby player. One chance encounter. One explosive night neither will ever forget.
Fern Morgan is done with men. For tonight anyway. Stood up and annoyed, she doesn’t fancy hanging around when the bar is crashed by local rugby team, the Strathstow Sharks. But her escape plans are halted by a cute blond player with a killer smile and a muscled body to die for…
Tom Sexton is the team’s Mr.Sensible. The guy who keeps an eye out for the rest and makes sure everyone gets home at the end of the night. But one look at the curvy little brunette trying to make a break for it and all his predatory instincts go into overdrive. Tom’s done being Mr.Sensible…
 The problem is, once he has her in his bed, will he ever want to let her go?

Excerpt 2: Victim of Her Own Plot (Fern's POV)


What the hell was she doing? Fern fell silent as Tom took her hand and led her

from the bar. He stopped for a second to talk with another man, one built like a small

mountain. She couldn’t do more than offer the guy a tight-lipped smile, heat burning

into her cheeks like napalm.

It had to be obvious what they were up to. God, how embarrassing. Before she

could chicken out though, Tom led her out of the bar. She shivered as the night air

hit her, her thin dress scant protection again the cold.

“Here, let me.”

He shucked his jacket and draped it over her shoulders. Warmth and the scent of

his cologne, sharp citrus and sandalwood, surrounded her. She breathed a sigh of

pleasure but frowned, starting to shrug out of it. “But you’ll get cold. Take it back.”

“Cold? This? This is mild compared to what we train in.”

He wrapped the jacket about her with a tight grip on the lapels. Leaning down, he

kissed her again. A lingering kiss that was over too soon. Her lips tingled as he lifted

his head, and she couldn’t help a pout of frustration.

He rumbled, a low sound of amusement from deep in his broad chest. “Soon, I

promise. Riggs is calling us a cab, but it’ll take a couple of minutes to get here so

how about you come over here and keep me warm.”

Keeping his grip on the jacket, he walked backward until he leaned against the

wall, pulling her closer. She stepped between his spread thighs, hands splayed over

his chest for balance, but he carried on tugging her until she rested against his hard

body. She bit her lip at the leashed power in his frame, the muscles beneath her

hands corded and tense.

She’d never considered herself the delicate type of female, apt to swoon at the

mere presence of a man, but wrapped in his arms, she felt tiny and feminine. He

surrounded her, his body language both protective and possessive.

He held her close, one hand sliding to the nape of her neck while the other slid

down the length of her back to cup her ass in a bold move. She gasped as he pulled

her flush with his hips again, his interest pressing hard into her belly. Sparks of

arousal fizzed through her veins, tingling along every inch of her skin and settling

low in her abdomen. An achy, nervous feeling as though a thousand hyper-active

butterflies took up residence.

His lips curved towards a smile as he looked down at her, still taller even though

he was in a slight squat against the wall. She liked that, liked that he was so tall and

powerful. The light in his blue eyes was warm, with a hint of darkness lurking

behind them. A heated darkness she wanted to see much more of.

He bent his head, nudging at her nose with his, more a nuzzle than anything,

before he claimed her lips. Again, he was soft and gentle, but the tension in the

muscles beneath her hands told a different story. He was holding back, and she

didn’t want that. She wanted all that power unleashed. Wanted to feel it, taste it.

So she moved in, pressing against his hips with hers to trap his hard cock

between them. Sliding her hands up to his shoulders, she kissed him back, angling

her head and parting her lips in invitation.

He growled, a low sound deep in the center of his chest that she more felt than

heard. His fingers tightened, gripping the rounded globe of her ass as he took her up

on her offer. His tongue slid past her lips to stroke along hers, and she became a

victim of her own plot.
Seduced by the Scrum-Half
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Synopsis: Mistaken identity, toe-curling kisses and a passion that sets them both on fire... Fetching her neighbours mail has never been so exciting.
 Run off her feet after a few days working away, the last thing Daisy needs is to find the house next to hers sold. Quite apart from the fact she had new neighbours to contend with, she'd forgotten to pick up the mail for the previous resident. What's a girl to do in circumstances like that but hope her key still worked and she could pick up the mail while the house was still empty...
Will Peters can't believe someone is trying to break into his new house, less than five hours after he moved in. Tackling the intruder he finds himself with an armful of curvy, sexy woman who sets his body on fire. Stealing a kiss is just the first of his mistakes...
Playing with the Prop
Purchase: Amazon
Synopsis: Never mix business with pleasure...
 A physical therapist for successful Rugby team, the Strathstow Sharks, Ashley's golden rule is never to mix business and pleasure. She loves her job and the guys she looks after, and doesn't want to jeopardise her place with the team. As nicely put together as her charges are, she's never found herself remotely tempted.
Until now.
Harry James, the team's newest prop gives her butterflies in her stomach every time she has to treat him, and her fantasies involving his hard, muscled body and sinful lips keep her hot and bothered at night. Luckily, he shows no sign of having noticed her attraction, and hasn't shown any interest in her...
She's been his from the moment he saw her...
 Harry James marked the pretty little physio the first day they met. For the last year he's been biding his time, and trying to get her attention. So much so, it's gained him a few nicknames in the squad. Not that anyone would dare tell her.
 When the Sharks win big on Harry's birthday, can he stop at claiming a birthday kiss, or will he want everything she has to give?


About Mina Carter
Mina was born and raised in the East Farthing of Middle Earth (otherwise known as the Midlands, England) and spent her childhood learning all the sorts of things generally required of a professional adventurer. Able to ride, box, shoot, make and read maps, make chainmail and use a broadsword (with varying degrees of efficiency) she was disgusted to find that adventuring is not considered a suitable occupation these days.
 So, instead of slaying dragons and hunting vampires and the like, Mina spends her days writing about hot shifters, government conspiracies and vampire lords with more than their fair share of RAWR. Turns out wanna-be adventurers have quite the turn of imagination after all…
Connect with Mina at: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | GoodReads | Pinterest | Tumblr


To celebrate these smokin hot new covers, Mina Carter is offering a special giveaway of a Matt Hampson foundation Calendar. The calendar features the players Owen Williams, Tom Croft, Graham Kitchener, Adam Thompstone, Anthony Allen, Logovi'i Mulipola, Julian Salvi, Tom Youngs, Ben Youngs, Richard Cockerill, Blaine Scully, Louis Deacon & Matthew Tait, all photographed by current UK Fujifilm Photographer of the Year, Brendan Hall of Colour White Photography in Market Harborough.
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