Cover Reveal – First Touch by Laurelin Paige

St. Martin’s Press and New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laurelin Paige, are revealing the cover to First Touch, a contemporary romantic suspense. First Touch releases December 22, 2015.

First Touch by Laurelin Paige

First Touch by Laurelin Paige

About the Book
Title: First Touch
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release Date: December 22, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven’t spoken in years.

Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what’s more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.

Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend.

But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she’s drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she’s forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?

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Author Laurelin Paige

Author Laurelin Paige

About the Author
Laurelin Paige is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Fixed Trilogy.

She’s a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however.

When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Mad Men and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine.

Where to find Laurelin Paige
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterTwitter | Facebook | Pinterest
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Release Day – Holding Strong (Ultimate Series) by Lori Foster

Holding Strong Release Blitz

Today is release day for Holding Strong, the second book in the contemporary romance series, Ultimate by New York Times bestselling author, Lori Foster.  See below for information about the book and the series.

Holding Strong (Ultimate Series #2) by Lori Foster

Holding Strong (Ultimate Series #2) by Lori Foster

About the Book
Title: Holding Strong
Series: Ultimate #2
Author: Lori Foster
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & NobleiBooks | Kobo | BAM!

Synopsis
An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster’s irresistible new novel

Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn’t share. That’s why he’s been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton.

But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry’s about to need more than she knows…

Denver’s combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild.

Yet no sooner does she get what she’s been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can’t hide behind a carefree facade.

Because the man by her side is one who’ll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she’ll trust him enough to let him…

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Reviews

Holding Strong will have you holding your breath while burning fingers quickly turn the pages.”
– Fresh Fiction

“…a fun and sexy read. It has a touch of suspense to it as well to keep the pace of the story going along.”
– It’s a Reading Thing

“The men of Foster’s Ultimate series may be powerful fighters, but they are all heart, and none more so than the hero of this installment. His unwavering support for his feisty, frightened heroine redeems them both in time, but it is their searing chemistry that will hold readers’ attention.”
– RT Book Reviews

“Foster…manages to keep characters evolving throughout the course of a novel, becoming true ‘heroes’ by the time ‘The End’ rolls around.”
– Ripe for Reader

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Excerpt
Gaze softening, her attention went all over his body. “Seriously, Denver. Did you really want to argue right now?”

He searched her face. “No.” Hell no. Especially not with her looking at him like that. He moved in again, one hand on the wall by her shoulder. “Thing is, I’m not sure you want what I want.”

For the longest time, their gazes held while her breathing quickened and her cheeks warmed. Finally, in a whisper, she asked, “Do you want me?”

With one short nod, he pressed her to the wall, feeling her all along his length. “Have for a long time.”

“You hid it well.”

“Then I’m one hell of an actor.” He brushed his mouth over her forehead. “We have a lot of talking to do, but I’d as soon do it after.”

“After?”

“After I’ve had you. Maybe several times.”

She dipped her head down so that he stared at the crooked part in her fair hair. He brushed his nose against her, down to her temple, her ear.

Her hands clutched at him. “I got the feeling you didn’t like me.”

“I like you.” It was how her flirting made him feel that he didn’t like so much.

Pushing him back so she could see his face, she asked anxiously, “You won’t change your mind?”

The laugh tried to escape, but he wanted her too much to take a chance on pissing her off. “Where’s your room?”

“Close.” On a sharply inhaled breath, she stepped him back a few paces and darted around him in a rush. “Come on.”

At first he just watched her, her obvious urgency, the way her hair teased over her shoulders. She stopped halfway down the hall and fumbled in her purse before pulling out a key card. She opened the door, jammed the key card back into her purse, and glanced at him.

Ah, hell. Definitely close. In a few long strides Denver reached her.

Seconds later they were in her room.

A second after that he was kissing her.

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Holding Strong is part of the Ultimate series.

The full series includes the following stories:

  • Hard Knocks
  • No Limits
  • Holding Strong
  • Tough Love
  • Fighting Dirty

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Author Lori Foster

Author Lori Foster

About the Author
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here :http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

Where to Find Lori Foster
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube

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Release Day + Giveaway – Fall With Me (With You Saga) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fall With Me Release Day

Today is release day for New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Fall With Me, the fourth book in her With You Saga. See below for information on the book, an excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Fall With Me (With You Saga #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fall With Me (With You Saga #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Book
Title: Fall With Me
Series: With You #4
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Personalized Copy of Fall With Me: Good Choice Reading
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Kobo

Synopsis
Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

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Excerpt
Someone—was it Melvin?—catcalled as Reece led me down the hall, and my cheeks flushed. “Okay, heman, I can walk all by my little self.”

He cast a look over his shoulder at me as he opened the office door. “I’m sure you can.”

Then he pulled me inside.

My gaze flipped to the roses—the roses!—but before I could say a word, he closed the door and my back was pressed against it, his hands planted on either side of my head and his face right in mine. Like right there, within kissing distance.

Wow.

“So, I was at my father’s place in New Jersey most of the day, and you know, he lives out near the Pine Barrens, so service is shit.”

I nodded even though I really wasn’t processing what he was saying as I was too busy staring at his mouth. Those lips, fuller on the bottom, drove me to distraction.

“I pull out of his driveway and I have all these messages from Dennis,” he continued, and I finally caught on to what he was talking about. “I honestly thought he was messing with me at first.”

I cringed. “He . . . um, he wasn’t.”

He shot me a bland look. “That much I figured out.” His hands slid on the door, stopping just shy of touching my shoulders. “What did he do to you?”

“What?” I blinked.

“What did that bastard do to make you throw a book through his windshield?”

Oh. Oh. My heart was now wiggling along with my stomach. “He really didn’t do anything. I just lost my cool. He wanted to talk to me, and I didn’t want to talk to him.”

“You don’t have to talk to him.”

“That’s what Dennis said, but I shouldn’t have damaged his car.”

A muscle flexed along his right jaw. “That’s true.” He shook his head. “Damn, Roxy, can’t say I’m surprised.”

My brows flew up. “You’re not?”

He laughed under his breath. “Babe, you’ve always had a hell of a temper on you.”

Ah, that was kind of true. “Is that a good thing or a bad thing?”

Reece cocked his head to the side. “A sexy thing, but vandalism and destruction of property doesn’t look good on you, sweets.”

“No. It doesn’t match my manicure.” I raised my hands, flashing him the blue nails.

He laughed again and then he sobered up, just like that. Cop Face was on, and yeah . . . the low coiling in my stomach told me I found Cop Face arousing. “You’re lucky. He could’ve pressed charges, and this conversation would be going in a whole different direction.”

My own half smile slipped off my face. “I know. It’s . . . I was just with Charlie, and he’s . . .” Unable to continue, I forced a casual shrug I didn’t feel. “What are you going to do with me?”

His lips parted as his chest rose with a deep breath, then his gaze dropped to my mouth, and his expression tightened. He looked . . . he looked hungry. “I have lots of ideas.”

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Fall With Me Teaser

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Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

Author Jennifer L. Armentrout

About the Author
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Find Jennifer L. Armentrout
Goodreads | Website | Facebook Twitter

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Book Blitz + Giveaway – The Secret Diamond Sisters Series by Michelle Madow

Diamond Sisters Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for the Diamond Sisters series by Michelle Madow. The Diamond Sisters is a young adult contemporary series about a trio of teen girls living in Las Vegas, after discovering their long-lost father is a billionaire. See below for information on the series, an excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow

About Book 1
Title:
 Diamonds in the Rough
Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #1
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | BAM! | Book Depository

Synopsis
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break.

But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite.

Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in.

But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

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Diamonds in the Rough (The Secret Diamond Sisters #2) by Michelle Madow

Diamonds in the Rough (The Secret Diamond Sisters #2) by Michelle Madow

About Book 2
Title:
 Diamonds in the Rough
Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #2
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
All-access doesn’t mean no problems.

The three Diamond sisters survived the summer in style after coming to live with their long-lost billionaire father.

But making a place for themselves at their exclusive new Las Vegas private school is throwing them any number of gold-plated curves.

Savannah’s YouTube stardom turns into a Sweet Sixteen reality show extravaganza—with complimentary enemies on the side.

Dangerous flirtations don’t keep Peyton from a gamble that will risk far more than she planned to bet.

And when Courtney and the sisters’ archenemy, Madison, uncover two explosive secrets, it will rock even this town of glittering illusion—and turn their lives upside down all over again.

Sisterhood, first crushes, and scandalous secrets explode in book two of Michelle Madow’s riveting series, The Secret Diamond Sisters.

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Excerpt #2
COURTNEY DIAMOND
The fireworks started before either of them could say anything more, bursts of light shooting into the desert sky, bigger than any firework show Courtney had seen in Fairfield. It was impossible to ignore the electricity bouncing between the inches of space separating her and Brett, dancing across her skin with each boom overhead. She couldn’t stop glancing at him from the corner of her eye. He looked lost in thought, although sometimes she swore she caught him watching her, too. This went on for twenty minutes, and then came the finale—shot after shot of fireworks exploding, without a second’s break between them. Some sored into their air like comets and others spread like meteor showers, filling up miles of sky.

When it was over, Courtney was sitting so close to Brett that their arms were an inch from touching.

“How did you like it?” he asked, not making an effort to move away.

“I loved it,” she replied. “Thanks for bringing me.”

Her head felt fuzzy, and she pushed a strand of hair behind her ear, her arm brushing his. She stilled at the touch, and he looked at her with more intensity than he had the entire night.

“Are you two ready to leave?” Dawn destroyed the moment, standing up and brushing invisible dust off her jeans.

Courtney jerked backward, torn out of her trance. If the others hadn’t been there, what would have happened between her and Brett? She’d never kissed a guy before, but from the way he was looking at her, she felt like he’d wanted to kiss her. And if he had, she wasn’t sure she would have stopped him.

She shook her head at the thought. Courtney had never broken a rule in her life.

Whatever had just occurred between her and Brett could never happen again.

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The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow

About Book 1
Title:
 Diamonds in the Rough
Series: The Secret Diamond Sisters #1
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Savannah. Courtney. Peyton.

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break.

But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite.

Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in.

But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

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Author Michelle Madow

Author Michelle Madow

About the Author
Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in The Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video.

Michelle’s latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015.

A tireless promoter of her work, Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.

Michelle lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, shopping, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and loves talking with fans.

Where to Find Michelle Madow
Goodreads │ Website │ Twitter │ Facebook | Amazon

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Giveaway
The Secret Diamond Sisters swag pack that includes: The Secret Diamond Sisters lip balm, The Secret Diamond Sisters pin, postcards for each of the Diamond sisters, a signed bookmark, and a The Secret Diamond Sisters sticker.

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Blog Tour + Giveaway – The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend (Hazards Series) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend Blog Tour

Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for Alyssa Rose Ivy’s The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend, the fifth book in her new adult contemporary romance Hazards series. See below for a description of the book, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend (Hazards #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend (Hazards #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Book
Title: The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend
Series: Hazards #5
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans.

Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another.

The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there’s no turning back.

When Kyle’s life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.

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Excerpt #4

I’d never seen Jade so happy and light. Her smile was real. It wasn’t the sarcastic, casual smile she used at school, but a giant, I love life smile that made my heart beat faster.

This was the real Jade. Jade with the pony tail and no makeup, with sneakers and shorts, and a little bit of mud. I wanted to believe it was more than the outdoors bringing it out in her. I wanted to believe it was me. But it probably wasn’t. I generally didn’t have that effect on people, but I could pretend. I could pretend that the night—and morning—we spent together would become something more.

“I could stay out here forever.” Jade pulled on my arm to get me to look out at the view.

“I could too, but it’s going to rain.”

She sighed. “I don’t mind getting wet.”

“Oh, I’m well aware you don’t mind that.” I wriggled an eyebrow.

She pushed me playfully. “Kyle.”

“Sorry, I couldn’t resist.”

“Yes you could. You can always resist.”

“Not always. Sometimes words slip out.”

“Are we only talking about words?”

I pulled her close. “Are you asking if I can always resist you?”

“Maybe.”

“Don’t you already know the answer to that?”

“Do I?”

“Is there a reason you’re teasing me?”

She ran her teeth over her bottom lip. “I’m not teasing. I’m being me.”

“And being you means teasing me?”

“I’m only asking a question, Kyle.” She bit her nail for a second before quickly dropping her hand to her side.

“Did you have to say my name that way?”

“What way?” she smiled.

“That way. The way that makes me want you again.”

Her face flushed. I loved knowing I had that effect on her. “I thought it was going to rain.”

“It is, but as you reminded me, you don’t mind getting wet.”

“Not if it means kissing you.”

“I have to agree with you there.” I connected my lips with hers right as the sky opened up.

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The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend Available Now

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Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Author
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting.

Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Where to Find Alyssa Rose Ivy
Goodreads | Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Book Release – Love and Decay Season 3, Episode 8 by Rachel Higginson

Love and Decay Release Day

Episode 8 of Season 3 of Love and Decay, the zombie apocalypse serial by Rachel Higginson, is now available. This novella series follows Regan and Haley as they try to survive the zombie apocalypse, meeting up with a group of five brothers and a sister who decide to join them. Love and Decay is about the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

Love and Decay Season 3, Episode 8 by Rachel Higginson

About the Book
Title: Love and Decay, Season 3, Episode 8
Series: Love and Decay #3-8
Author: Rachel Higginson
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: Reckless Siren Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian/Adventure
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

Tyler Allen has spent a life time in hell. Long before the Zombie Apocalypse upended the rest of the world, she was forced to live under Matthias Allen’s tyranny. She thought she would spend her life under the control of her sadistic father.

Until she met the Parkers.

Vaughan Parker rescued Tyler from the Colony and saved her from a lifetime of pain and abuse. But he didn’t stop there.

Tyler resisted Vaughan at first, but his tender charm and sweet patience wore her down. They became something more than friends and Tyler slowly adjusted to their new relationship. Now he’s asking something of her she’s afraid to give him, something she doesn’t know if she can give him.

When the horrors of Tyler’s past finally catch up with her, she has to decide if she’s ready for everything Vaughan is offering or if she’s better off alone.

Love and Decay, Episode Eight is the eighth episode in Season Three of a novella series in a Dystopian Romance about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Approximately 20,000 words.

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Author Rachel Higginson

Author Rachel Higginson

About the Author
Rachel Higginson is the creator of The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series, The Starbright Series, The Siren Series, Bet on Us and the soon to be released, The Five Stages of Falling in Love! She is also the co-creator of the podcast, “Zach & Rachel Take Over the World.”

She was born and raised in Nebraska, but spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart.

Now she spends her days raising four amazing kids. In the few spare moments she has to herself, she is either reading for hours on end or writing worlds of her own.

Where to Find Rachel Higginson
GoodreadsWebsite | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr

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Book Spotlight + Giveaway – A Man of Sorrows (Inspector Carlyle) by James Craig

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Welcome to the A Man of Sorrows book blitz. A Man of Sorrows is the sixth book in James Craig’s police procedural mystery series, Inspector Carlyle. See below for information on the book, an excerpt, and details on his giveaway.

A Man of Sorrows (Inspector Carlyle #6) by James Craig

A Man of Sorrows (Inspector Carlyle #6) by James Craig

About the Book
Title:
 A Man of Sorrows
Series: Inspector Carlyle Mystery #6
Author: James Craig
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Genre: Police Procedural/Mystery
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | HarperCollins

Synopsis
It’s time for confession . . .

Inspector Carlyle is burning the candle at both ends. While investigating a priest who has engaged in less-than-pious activities, Carlyle comes head-to-head with an old adversary—Christian Holyrod, the Mayor of London.

The mayor is hosting an upcoming visit from the pope and is determined to keep any scandals involving the Catholic Church out of the public eye. But Carlyle, never one to let bad behavior go unpunished, faces off against church and state.

Throw in an armed robbery at a high-end jewelry store—and a traumatic event involving Carlyle’s wife—and the inspector is in way over his head.

With so many forces working against him, will Carlyle bring the truth to the surface, or will he drown in the unstoppable current of lies and corruption?

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Excerpt

‘Are you happy?’

‘What?’

‘Are you happy?’ Helen Kennedy repeated. She lowered her copy of the Independent and shot an enquiring look at her husband. They were sitting in a branch of EAT, one of the dozens of café chains in London, this one situated at the top end of Kingsway, across the road from Holborn tube station. Taking a white cup from the table, she took a sip of green tea and allowed herself the smallest sigh of pleasure.

The two of them were enjoying a rare breakfast together before the working day got started in earnest. Gazing out of the window at a woman walking down the street with a miniature Schnauzer dog under her arm, Inspector John Carlyle – aka Mr Kennedy, insofar as Helen had never taken his surname – wondered how best to answer what was obviously some kind of trick question.

‘Of course,’ he said finally. Taking a cautious sip of his own green tea – citing unspecified health reasons, Helen was trying to wean him off coffee – he smiled at his wife, looking for a sign that he had come up with the right answer.

Not really interested in his reply, Helen stuck her head back in the paper. ‘The Prime Minister,’ she explained, adopting the scornful tone reserved for politicians and other dullards, ‘yesterday launched his “happiness index”.’

Outside, a couple of police cars roared past, heading south, sirens blaring.

‘Nothing to do with me,’ Carlyle shrugged, when she automatically looked at him. ‘That’s why I’m so bloody happy.’ He took another sip of his tea; to his surprise he was getting quite into it. It was unlikely that it would lead to him cutting his relentless coffee intake by much, but it was a start. ‘Ecstatic, in fact.’

‘I’m sure the PM would be delighted to hear that.’

‘Edgar Carlton.’ Carlyle shook his head as he finished his tea. As an inspector in the Metropolitan Police, he had once dealt with the super-slippery Carlton and his ‘chumocracy’ cohorts in a professional capacity. ‘What an over-privileged, under-achieving idiot!’

An elderly woman at the next table glowered at him from behind her copy of the Daily Mail. Returning the scowl with interest, Carlyle caught sight of the rag’s front page. Princess Diana was back from the dead.

Or something.

Why don’t all these stupid people just fuck off back to the Home Counties? he fulminated. And leave London to people who can appreciate it. Not for the first time, he wondered why no one had ever set up a London Independence Party. He would vote for it in a shot. London for Londoners – which included all the Scots, all the Poles, all the French . . . all the people who came here to get away from the fucking idiots in their own countries. Maybe even the odd Englishman, here and there.

Helen interrupted the political ranting in his head. ‘ “From next month”,’ she continued, carefully enunciating each word in her best mock BBC English as if she was having a trial for Radio 4, ‘ “the Office for National Statistics will try to measure a range of key areas that are thought to matter most to people’s wellbeing”.’

‘Shoot some fucking politicians, for a start,’ Carlyle snorted louder than was absolutely necessary, largely for the benefit of Daily Mail Woman. ‘That would make everyone happy.’

Regarding him as the troublesome child that he was, Helen continued serenely, ‘ “Such as health, education, inequalities in income and the environment”.’

‘What a load of old bollocks,’ Carlyle harrumphed. He was now resigned to working himself up into an indignant frenzy; any wellbeing that he had been enjoying now not even a distant memory. ‘How can you measure bloody happiness?’

Helen sipped her tea demurely. ‘Mr Carlton said, and I quote: “I think this debate will help us think more carefully about how we are affecting the quality of people’s lives”.’

‘And I think that this kind of moronic pseudo-debate,’ Carlyle hissed, ‘is the sort of crap that bloody politicians spout instead of doing any work.’

The world was spared any more of the inspector’s refined views by his mobile going off in the breast pocket of his jacket. Grabbing the phone, he peered at the screen. It took a moment for the numbers to come into focus so that he could see that the call was from his sergeant. I really should go and get my eyes tested, he thought as he answered it.

‘Yeah?’

‘Where are you?’ Alison Roche rarely bothered with pleasantries. It was something they had in common and one of the many reasons he liked her.

‘Near Holborn tube,’ Carlyle explained. ‘Why? Where am I supposed to be?’

‘I’m at the north end of the Strand underpass,’ said Roche, ignoring the question. ‘You’d better get down here.’

‘Sure.’ Given that he was barely a minute away from her location, Carlyle didn’t bother to ask why. Ending the call, he dropped the phone back into his pocket. Standing up, he stepped round the table and kissed Helen on the top of the head.

‘Sorry. Looks like something’s going on. Need to run.’

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Author James Craig

Author James Craig

About the Author
“I would describe my novels as ‘European crime fiction’ full of shades of grey, moral ambiguities and unfinished business.” Author James Craig.

JAMES CRAIG has worked in London as a journalist and as a consultant for almost thirty years.

He lives in Covent Garden with his wife and daughter.

Where to Find James Craig
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Amazon

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Cover Reveal – Binge (Seven Year Itch) by Jennifer Foor

Author Jennifer Foor is revealing the cover to Binge, a stand alone novel in new Seven Year Itch series. Binge will release on April 27.

Binge (Seven Year Itch #1) by Jennifer Foor

Binge (Seven Year Itch #1) by Jennifer Foor

About the Book
Title: Binge
Series: Seven Year Itch #1
Author: Jennifer Foor
Release Date: April 27, 2015
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Flynn and Aria Roberts have had plenty of ups and downs during their seven year marriage. Everyone warned them not to wed so young – that they’d be missing out on the key years when people grow from young adults to mature individuals.

The only thing holding them together now is their love for each other, and even that is becoming questionable.

To save the marriage, and the family they’ve already started, Flynn and Aria come up with an unconventional solution to help them find what’s missing in their relationship.

The only problem is doing so involves rediscovering themselves completely, even if it requires them to be unfaithful.

Can a marriage survive when vows are broken, or will chance encounters prove they’ve been missing out all-along?

Fulfill your deepest Desires

Give in to Temptation

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Author Jennifer Foor

Author Jennifer Foor

About the Author
Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She’s best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.

She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart.

Where to Find Jennifer Foor
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterFacebook | Twitter | Amazon | Tsu

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Release Day – Forbidden Territory (Mica and Lexy) by Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson

Forbidden Territory Release Day

Today is release day for Forbidden Territory, the first book in the contemporary young adult series, Mica & Lexy by Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson. See below for information about the book.

Forbidden Territory (Mica and Lexy #1) by Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson

Forbidden Territory (Mica and Lexy #1) by Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson

About the Book
Title: Forbidden Territory
Series: Mica and Lexy #1
Author: Melissa Pearl
Genre: Young Adult Suspense
Publisher: Zealous Design
Link: Goodreads | Amazon | iBooks | Smashwords

Synopsis
Best friends mending a heartbreaking feud, two hot boys, a weekend camping trip in the New Zealand bush away from meddlesome parents . . . what could be better?

That is, until they stumble across a hidden marijuana crop and its terrifying watchmen, and  their dream weekend turns into the ultimate nightmare.

Forced apart, the two couples spend the next 48 hours racing blindly through the bush, searching for each other.

Hoping desperately to find their friends before the hunters do . . .

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Authors Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson

Authors Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson

About the Authors
Melissa Pearl and Brenda Howson have been best friends for well over a decade. Both mothers of two young children, both married to school teachers, and both lovers of writing, they have a lot in common. Having spent many vacations away together, they have become as close to sisters as two girls can get. It was on one of these holidays away that the Mica and Lexy Series was born.

Melissa is the author of multiple YA and NA books, written in a variety of genres. She is a fully trained elementary teacher, but is lucky enough to stay home and watch her kids grow. She is also spending every spare moment trying to turn writing into a full-time career … and loving the process.

Where to Find Melissa Pearl
Goodreads | Website | NewsletterBlog | Twitter | Facebook

Brenda was the one who encouraged Melissa to start writing in the first place. Once Melissa got started, Brenda caught the bug; she has been writing for ten years, in between motherhood and working at a local high school in the computer department. She has won two short story competitions and been runner up in another. Forbidden Territory is her first published novel.
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Release Day + Giveaway – The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend (Hazards Series) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend Release Day

Today is release day for Alyssa Rose Ivy’s The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend, the fifth book in her new adult contemporary romance Hazards series. See below for a description of the book, an excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend (Hazards #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

The Hazards of Sleeping With a Friend (Hazards #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Book
Title: The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend
Series: Hazards #5
Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans.

Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another.

The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there’s no turning back.

When Kyle’s life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.

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Excerpt
He stopped right out front. “This is going to sound absolutely crazy, but I need you to agree anyway.”

“Okay.” I watched him with interest. Kyle wasn’t the type to call any of his ideas crazy. He was more likely to proclaim them as wonderful.

“If you’re ever going to seriously consider trying out the random sex thing, call me first.”

My mouth fell open. “Uh, you didn’t just say that.”

“I’m just saying I’d rather my best host not die or get badly hurt after she decides to hook up with a random guy.”

“Oh yeah? Worried about your radio station?”

“And a friend.”

“Haven’t you heard about the hazards of sleeping with a friend?” My heart was beating a mile a minute. Had Kyle offered to have sex with me? He must have had more to drink than I thought.

“They’re no worse than hooking up with a random psychopath. Or a drummer,” he mumbled.

“Wait. What?”

“Nothing.” He looked down.

“Nuh uh, I heard you. You think I was talking about having sex with Len?” Kyle made no secret of his distaste of the guy.

“He does flirt with you every chance he gets, even when he’s across the country.”

“And that means I want to sleep with him?” Admittedly I’d had a mega crush on Len Denton, drummer of Chance of a Lifetime, but if my friendship with him had taught me anything, it was that I definitely didn’t want to sleep with him. I’d have chosen Kyle for that role ten times over.

Kyle shrugged. “Just saying, I think I’d be a better choice.”

“So what am I supposed to be agreeing to then? I’ll call you if I get horny next time instead of hooking up with someone random?”

“It sounds so much worse when you say it that way.”

“Because it is that bad.” I still didn’t know if he was actually serious. The offer was so unlike Kyle I doubted it could be.

“Fine. I was just offering.” He shoved his hands in his pockets.

“You were offering your sexual services. Got it.” I smiled. Joke or not, I had to give him a hard time about it.

“That sounds even worse.”

I put a hand on my hip. “Shall we say goodnight before it gets any worse?”

“Forget I said anything.”

“I will. After I tell all my friends.” I grinned. Teasing Kyle came so naturally.

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Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

Author Alyssa Rose Ivy

About the Author
Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting.

Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write.

She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.

Where to Find Alyssa Rose Ivy
Goodreads | Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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Cover Reveal – Fall for Me (Ladder Company) by JC Emery

Author JC Emery is unveiling the cover to Fall for Me, the first book in her new contemporary romance series, Ladder CompanyFall for Me releases on April 30, 2015.

Fall for Me (Ladder Company #1) by JC Emery

Fall for Me (Ladder Company #1) by JC Emery

About the Box Set:
Title:
Fall for Me
Series: The Ladder Company #1
Author: JC Emery
Release Date: April 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis
Melanie Kincaid is a trust-fund baby with a knack for sassy comebacks and unnecessarily complicating her privileged life. So, of course she would have to fall in love with a man she can’t have.

Jameson Hayes is a NYC firefighter for Manhattan’s oldest ladder company with big shoes to fill and a city to protect. He’s strong, sexy, and not looking for the complications Melanie brings. But he can’t stay away from her either.

The attraction between them is immediate and the pull between them is crazy powerful. But she’s only home for the summer and long-distance relationships never work.

Unfortunately, Melanie’s beauty and smart mouth are a lethal combination and Jameson isn’t the only Hayes who’s interested. As if his brother isn’t enough to compete with, now the city’s most famous arsonist wants to claim her as his next prize. Jameson can’t stand to watch Melanie get hurt and she can’t seem to keep herself out of trouble.

Fall for Me is the first Ladder Company novel, a stand-alone companion series about New York’s most elite firefighting family with hot alpha heroes, snarky heroines, and an arsonist hell-bent on destruction.

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Fall for Me Full Cover

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Author JC Emery

Author JC Emery

About the Author
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English.

JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can’t imagine a climate more beautiful.

JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories– and everything has at least a splash of romance.

Where to Find J.C. Emery
Website | Facebook | Twitter Goodreads
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Book Review – Caught Up In You by Colee Firman

Caught Up In You by Colee Firman

Caught Up In You by Colee Firman

Synopsis
Life has a way of shaping you into what it wants you to be, regardless of how much you fight it.

Brantley Prescott is damaged. Scarred by a past she can’t forget. Hiding secrets she’s terrified to share. Searching for a future she doesn’t believe she’ll ever find.

Myles Franco is alone. Burdened by mistakes he’ll never live down. Fostering a deep resentment for the opposite sex. Unleashing his wrath on any girl who gets too close.

Brantley has worked behind the bar long enough to recognize Myles for what he is—a douchebag player with nothing on his mind but keeping a steady stream of girls flowing through his bed. With his messy dark hair, sapphire blue eyes, rock-solid body, and endless tattoos he’s impossible to ignore. But that’s exactly what she plans on doing.

After just one run-in with Brantley, Myles is even more determined to stick to the rules he lives by. She’s mouthy, blunt, and doesn’t back down—no matter how hard he pushes her. She could turn out be the one temptation that drags him down the path he’s been trying to avoid. He won’t let that happen.

Both are content living behind the solid walls they’ve built around themselves. Neither is prepared for what happens when their lives collide.

Due to sexual content and graphic language – 17+ recommended.

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My Review
This is one of those cases when you absolutely shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The sweet handholding depicted on the cover doesn’t even come close to capturing the intense, sometimes volatile, emotions between the pages. The tumultuous relationship between Brantley and Myles is anything but sweet, although they do share some very sweet moments. These two clash and collide, battling their way to loving one another.

The passion and fire between them is palpable, as is the angst driven by miscommunication, assumptions, and fear. Author Colee Firman has created a vivid new adult romance filled with well-developed characters. Myles and Brantley struggle to find their place in each other’s lives and the the larger world around them. The premise may not sound groundbreaking, but the storytelling sets it apart from other books in the genre. At least for me.

Plot
The plot is straightforward and really well done. I don’t find many straight romances that are page-turners, but this one was. The main story centers around Brantley and Myles, but there is some strong subplotting with each of their backstories as well as their futures apart from their relationship. My only real complaint is the event that forces Brantley to evaluate her feelings for Myles. I would have loved for that to have come about more organically, but it’s a small complaint in an otherwise strong story.

Characters
Both Myles and Brantley are tough and emotionally damaged. They both have attitudes to spare, and yet they are still extremely likable, which isn’t easy to do. Both hare really well developed and believable characters. The supporting cast are also well enough developed to be more than just cardboard props for the two protagonists to interact with.

Top Five Things I Loved About Caught Up in You
1. The banter. Myles and Brantley trade barbs with some of the most fiery couples in fiction.

2. The pacing. The way the backstory is meted out, kept me on the hook. I wanted to know about Brantley’s scars and the reason Myles left Princeton because of the way they were introduced. My curiosity was piqued and it kept me deep in the story, turning the pages to find out more.

3. Livvy. She’s the epitome of a best friend — fun, loving, and as loyal as they come.

4. Puck. Every boss should be this cool.

5. The Dempsey Boys. This pack of overgrown frat boys, all sharing a house in Baylor Grove, should be a recipe for disaster. Instead, they’re far more level-headed and responsible than you’d expect, and they’re genuinely good guys. I’m excited to see the next book in this series is about Wyatt Dempsey.

Bottom Line
Caught Up in You is one of the best new adult romances I’ve read. I look forward to reading more by this author. Soon!

Disclaimer
I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book
Title
: Caught Up in You
Series: Caught Up #1
Author: Colee Firman
Release Date: December 14, 2014
Pages: 299
Category: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

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Author Colee Firman

Author Colee Firman

About the Author
Colee Firman has always been a closet writer. As an only child, there were constantly stories swimming around in her head. In 2012, she finally started unleashing them on the world, beginning with The Unbinding Fate Series.

As a Michigan native, she never passes up a chance to escape the winter weather. When she’s not working at her day job or writing, she’s traveling with her longtime boyfriend, reading with her cat, or binging on Netflix.

Where to Find Colee Firman
Goodreads | Website | FacebookTwitter | Amazon
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#1LineWed – Humor

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is humor. There’s not a lot of humor in a dystopian adventure. At least I didn’t think so until I started looking for it. Apparently there are more lighter moments than I remember writing.

“This job is about learning to trust your instincts, and right now your instincts are telling you I like my coffee extra hot with a splash of half and half.”

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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Cover Reveal – The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

Entangled Teen and author, Carol Riggs, are revealing the cover to The Body Institute, a young adult paranormal/scifi romance. The Body Institute releases September 1, 2015.

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

The Body Institute by Carol Riggs

About the Book
Title: The Body Institute
Author: Carol Riggs
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal/SciFi
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Synopsis
Meet Morgan Dey, one of the top teen Reducers at The Body Institute.

Thanks to cutting-edge technology, Morgan can temporarily take over another girl’s body, get her in shape, and then return to her own body—leaving her client slimmer, more toned, and feeling great. Only there are a few catches…

For one, Morgan won’t remember what happens in her “Loaner” body. Once she’s done, she won’t recall walks with her new friend Matt, conversations with the super-cute Reducer she’s been text-flirting with, or the uneasy feeling she has that the director of The Body Institute is hiding something.

Still, it’s all worth it in the name of science. Until the glitches start…

Suddenly, residual memories from her Loaner are cropping up in Morgan’s mind. She’s feeling less like herself and more like someone else. And when protests from an anti–Body Institute organization threaten her safety, she’ll have to decide if being a Reducer is worth the cost of her body and soul…

Are we our minds…or our bodies?

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Author Carol Riggs

Author Carol Riggs

About the Author
I’m a YA writer represented by Kelly Sonnack of Andrea Brown Literary. My sci-fi novel THE BODY INSTITUTE explores the themes of society, identity, and body image.

I live in the beautiful, green state of Oregon and have a Studio Arts degree; I’m an SCBWI member. You’ll usually find me in my writing cave, surrounded by my dragon collection and the characters in my head.

I also enjoy reading–mostly young adult novels–as well as drawing, painting, and quilting. I also attend writing conferences, walk with my husband, and enjoy music and dance of all kinds

Where to Find Carol Riggs
Goodreads | Website Facebook | Twitter
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Release Day + Giveaway – Boundless Fate (Fate for Love) by Alicia Rae

Boundless Fate Release Day

Today is release day for bestselling author, Alicia Rae’s, Boundless Fate, the second book in her Fate for Love Series. See below for information on the book, an excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Boundless Fate (Fate for Love #2) by Alicia Rae

Boundless Fate (Fate for Love #2) by Alicia Rae

About the Book
Title: Boundless Fate
Series: Fate for Love #2
Author: Alicia Rae
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
Colton Kingston’s livelihood has been reduced to a pile of black ashes by a tragic act of arson. After sending away the woman he’s loved since the tender age of five, a dark hateful revenge threatens to overtake his heart. Colton knows pushing her away is the only way he can keep her safe.

Paige Summer’s has endured her fair share of obstacles in the past, and refuses to give up on Colton and the life they share together. As interferences try to tear them apart, Paige is determined to stand by Colton’s side and remind him of their love and its strength.

But at every turn, tragedy continues to strike and more devastation falls upon them.

Will Colton and Paige’s love be boundless? Or will revenge conquer their fate?

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Excerpt #1
~Colton POV~

I pulled off the main road of Paige’s home and slipped my truck into park. An overwhelming sense of relief filled me when I saw she’d made it home safely. All the lights were off, and nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary.

Except the lonely ache I felt inside.

I’d barely ate or slept in four days. But in this moment, I just wanted Paige, nothing else mattered.

The thought of her sleeping alone in her bed without me combined with the desperate need to feel her body against mine had me slouching forward and resting my forehead against the steering wheel.

I closed my eyes briefly, and muttered, “Don’t do it, idiot,” as I fought the impulse to go to her.

I could practically feel her heart beating—her soul calling to mine—I was that connected to her.

I was a starved man, yearning to have her in my arms. Before I was able to stop myself, I was striding across her front lawn, feeling an internal pull to be with her. I went around to the backside of the house and tapped on her window.

While standing there my attention fell to the grass, and all of the reasons why this was a bad idea oppressed me. I shouldn’t be here. Staying away from Paige was the only way I could protect her. I couldn’t let Hank see how deeply mine and Paige’s love went for one another, or he could possibly take his animosity for me out on her. And if Hank hurt Paige in any way, it would be game over—there was no telling what I would do. She was my weakness and my strength all rolled into one, right around my heart.

Just as I was about to walk away and let Paige be, a dim light flickered on. The white curtain covering the window pane was drawn to the side, and I lifted my gaze. Paige stood before me staring through the clear glass, dressed in a long white tee. The conflicting emotions in her beautifully brown eyes reflected the way I felt inside, and it caused my heart to thump unevenly.

She lifted the window and then leaned forward while wrapping her fingers around the window frame, peering down at me.

“Colton,” she breathed my name, and I was uncertain if it was meant as a greeting or a question.

“Can I come in?” I queried, getting straight to the point before I came up with reasons to force myself to leave her be.

“Yes.” She stepped aside.

I braced my palms on the bottom ledge and hoisted myself upward. My right shoulder hit the window framing as the upper half of my body made it inside her room. I hadn’t crawled through this window in ages, but the damn thing seemed smaller.

I lowered my feet to the ground and stood tall before briefly turning to close the window at my back. When I faced the room again, Paige was at the edge of her bed. She sat down and nestled herself under the comforter. When her eyes met mine, she grasped the corner of the blanket and lifted it as though a silent invitation.

Without a single sound, I slipped off my boots and went to her. Once climbing in next to her, she let the comforter gradually fall over me and stretched over to the nightstand where she turned off the light. Then, she settled back down on her right hip, her back toward me. I could feel her hesitation as she tried to distance herself from me.

To feel that kind of uncertainty pouring out of her was the same as someone cracking open my chest and grabbing ahold of my heart. But in truth, I couldn’t blame her for feeling this way, because it was my fault for being hot and cold all over the place. It wasn’t fair to her.

Desperately craving her warmth and needing to know that we were okay even though it was wrong of me to do so, my arm came to the center of her stomach, and in slow motion, I hauled her into my chest. She didn’t fight me.

I outstretched one arm above her head and rested my cheek on my bicep while scooting closer till my nose rested against her hair, so I could inhale the sweet scent of her. With my other hand still at her center, I began to methodically rub tiny circles on her abdomen with the pad of my thumb. Her breathing increased with every full loop.

My eyes began to fall heavy with the weight of the last few days. I was so damn tired, but lying here with Paige—just like this—was all I ever wanted.

“Colton?” she asked suddenly out of the blue.

“Yeah?”

Her hand came to my wrist and she caressed it softly. “What are you doing here?”

Paige couldn’t have asked me a tougher question, and I bit back the defeat I felt inside. I didn’t hold the answer she was looking for. Instead, I made light of the situation, hoping to make her smile. “Sneaking in your window. Which shrunk drastically in size over the years, by the way.”

A quiet laughter seeped out of her, and I found myself genuinely smiling for the first time in days. She rotated to face me and set her hand on my chest. “It didn’t shrink. You have—” She skimmed her palm across my chest up to my shoulder—“broadened, so you don’t fit through it as well as you used to.”

“Maybe,” I grinned mischievously.

In that instant, so many childhood reminiscences with Paige flashed through my mind, all of them filling my soul with sense of peace.

As a teen, there had been countless nights where I longed to see her so I’d go to her house and knock on her window. Paige would come outside, and we would lay in the grass for hours, watching the stars.

Even in the midst of my darkest days, those memories could bring a smile to my face. It was her that kept me going.

An unexplainable calm tranquility settled over me at having Paige’s body pressed against mine. She gave me hope I’d find myself again, and she made me believe someday I could let go of the hate and revenge I carried inside of me.

A profound tiredness took over me from the build-up of the past several happenings, and I was losing the will power to keep my eyes open.

Paige rose her hand to touch my cheek, caressing it. Her skin was so soft.

“Colton?” she repeated my name, softer this time.

I gazed down at her. “Yeah?”

The movement of my thumb paused on her stomach from the intensity burning in her eyes. “You know that’s not the answer I was looking for…”

“No, it wasn’t,” I agreed, knowing she deserved an honest explanation. “I don’t know why I’m here, only that I didn’t have the strength to stay away, so please, just let me hold you.”

“Okay.” She set her finger on my lower lip and gently ran it back and forth. Then, she leaned in and softly kissed the corner of my mouth. “Goodnight, cowboy.”

“Night,” was all I had time to say before sleep carried me away.

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Author Alicia Rae

Author Alicia Rae

About the Author
Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing in my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…

Where to Find Alicia Rae
Goodreads | Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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Release Day – Easy With You (Meet Me in Seattle) by Kristen Proby

Easy With You Release Day

Today is release day for Easy With You, a novella following the eighth book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Kristen Proby’s, contemporary romance series, Meet Me in Seattle. See below for information on the book, an exclusive excerpt, and a message from the author.

Easy With You (Meet Me in Seattle #8.5) by Kristen Proby

Easy With You (Meet Me in Seattle #8.5) by Kristen Proby

About the Book
Title:
 Easy With You
Series: With Me in Seattle #8.5
Author: Kristen Proby
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Publisher: Ampersand Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

Synopsis
Nothing has ever come easy for Lila Bailey. She’s fought for every good thing in her life during every day of her thirty-one years. Aside from that one night with an impossible to deny stranger a year ago, Lila is the epitome of responsible.

Steadfast. Strong.

She’s pulled herself out of the train wreck of her childhood, proud to be a professor at Tulane University and laying down roots in a city she’s grown to love. But when some of her female students are viciously murdered, Lila’s shaken to the core and unsure of whom she can trust in New Orleans. When the police detective assigned to the murder case comes to investigate, she’s even more surprised to find herself staring into the eyes of the man that made her toes curl last year.

In an attempt to move on from the tragic loss of his wife, Asher Smith moved his daughter and himself to a new city, ready for a fresh start. A damn fine police lieutenant, but new to the New Orleans force, Asher has a lot to prove to his colleagues and himself.

With a murderer terrorizing the Tulane University campus, Asher finds himself toe-to-toe with the one woman that haunts his dreams. His hands, his lips, his body know her as intimately as he’s ever known anyone. As he learns her mind and heart as well, Asher wants nothing more than to keep her safe, in his bed, and in his and his daughter’s lives for the long haul.

But when Lila becomes the target, can Asher save her in time, or will he lose another woman he loves?

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Easy With You Teaser 1

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Excerpt
“You didn’t ask for her number.” She scowls and pokes her finger into my chest. I look down at it, then glance up at her with a raised brow.

“You just assaulted an officer.”

“I did?” She swallows hard.

“Yes. I might have to arrest you.”

“With handcuffs?” She smiles gleefully, clearly excited at the thought.

“Would you like me to arrest you with handcuffs?”

“Hell to the yes!”

“Kate?” There’s suddenly a very tall, very irritated man standing behind the fiery redhead, staring daggers into me. I can’t help but laugh.

“I’m talking to the hot Asher,” she says, not turning to look at him. “I assaulted him, and he’s a cop, and he’s going to put me in handcuffs.”

“No, I don’t believe he will.”

I laugh again. “There’s nothing going on here, man.”

“Come see Lila!” Kate takes my hand, pulling me from my stool to the table behind us. Most of the women have cleared out, leaving just a few, including the sexy as fuck woman I met on the plane yesterday. “Where did everyone go?”

“Declan took them home,” Lila replies, and her hand stops midway between the table and her lips, holding her drink. Her violet eyes widen when she sees me. “Hi.”

“We meet again.” I sit next to her, my fingers itching to plunge in her dark hair and brush it over her shoulder. “How are you, Lila?”

“Fine.” She clears her throat and smiles at me. “I didn’t think I’d ever see you again.”

“A happy coincidence,” I reply softly. “You look beautiful.”

And she does. Her eyes are a bit glassy from the alcohol, her cheeks just a little flushed. Her hair is straight and falls down her back and over her slim shoulders. Before I can ask her questions about her trip here, or anything about her, we are soon pulled into the conversation with the others at the table. But when Kate asks Lila if she’s ready to go, I’m shocked when Lila responds with, “I’m gonna have Asher take me home.”

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Easy With You Teaser 2

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a Message from Kristen Proby
Dear readers,

As you know, the With Me In Seattle series came to a close earlier this month with the eighth and final installment, FOREVER WITH ME. I’ve been steadfast in my decision that there would be no further stories from the series, no spin-offs, nothing more. In my mind, it was complete.

And I still feel that the Montgomery/Williams families are complete, and I maintain that I’m happy with their happy-ever-afters. 

But, I’ve also heard you when you’ve said that Asher, Matt Montgomery’s partner in TIED WITH ME, deserves to have a happily ever after for himself and his daughter Casey. So, when the lovely ladies from 1001 Dark Nights asked me to participate in their wonderful project, I thought long and hard about whose story it should be about. Seattle is finished, and I’ve moved on to New Orleans for the new Boudreaux Series… And then it occurred to me: why not do both, and offer a companion novella to each of the series?

And so, because you, the reader, has been so insistent that you want to see Asher and Casey find their perfect person, I’m excited to introduce you to EASY WITH YOU. I think you’re going to love Asher and Lila’s love story this spring…

Happy Reading,
Kristen Proby

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Author Kristen Proby

Author Kristen Proby

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

Where to Find Kristen Proby
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter

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Exclusive Interview – Angela V. Cook, Author of Into a Million Pieces

Welcome to the next stop on the Into a Million Pieces blog tour. Today, I have an exclusive interview with the author, Angela V. Cook. Make sure to read all the way to the bottom to find information on the book and details on her giveaway.

Exclusive Interview with Author Angela V. Cook

AIW:  Congratulations on publishing your first novel. How did you celebrate Pub Day? Did you put Best Day of My Life by American Authors on replay on your iPod?

AVC: Haha! I wish I had some awesome story about how I celebrated Pub Day, but in all actuality, it was a super-crazy day (note to future published authors: if you work outside the home, take the day off—trust me). I woke up early on release day to get all the online promo going, and then I had to go to work. I came home, did more promo work, and then I went to my mom’s for a celebratory dinner. As crazy as it was, it was a fantastic and amazing day, and one I’ll never forget.

AIW:  It’s a long road from first draft to publishing, what did you feel when you held that paperback copy in your hands for the first time?

AVC: I felt proud. Getting published was something I had worked so hard to accomplish. When I finally got my book proof in the mail, I took it out of the box, fanned the pages, and said to myself, “I wrote all that.” The realization hit me, and I actually started crying. It finally felt real.

AIW:  You have such a unique twist on the young adult paranormal story. Just when everyone says paranormal is over, you breathe new life into the genre with something new and different. How did the story evolve?

AVC: I’ve always loved the YA paranormal genre. I like stories that take place in the real world, but there’s just something a little… off going on in that world. I got the idea for INTO A MILLION PIECES during the summer of 2010. Back then, there was a short-lived TV show called The Gates. It was about a gated community where the residents were of the supernatural persuasion (werewolves, vampires, witches, etc.).  One of the residents was a teenage succubus. Every time this girl kissed her boyfriend, she absorbed some of his life energy, which in turn weakened him. I had never heard of a succubus, but I loved the idea of a teenage girl who was in love, but couldn’t so much as kiss her boyfriend without harming him. Also, I knew a teenage succubus was a premise that hadn’t been done to death in the YA paranormal genre. It was then the wheels of creativity started turning.

AIW:  As the mother of identical twins, I’m intrigued by all things twin. But as mine are as alike as two people can be, I love the idea that Allison and Jade can be so different. How did you approach their twin/sister relationship?

AVC: I have two siblings, and all three of us are complete opposites. Growing up, we probably fought more than we got along; even so, we were always extremely protective of one another. I remember my older brother getting into a couple of fights, because someone was picking on his “little sister.” And even though my younger sister got into some trouble during her teen years, I’d go off on anyone who said anything bad about her. That’s the kind of relationship I strived for with Allison and Jade. I wanted to show two sisters, who were as different as night and day but incredibly loyal to one another.

AIW:  What is one thing you hope readers take away from Into a Million Pieces?

AVC: I’m not the hoity-toity literary type. I don’t write the kind of highbrow literature that gets awards and recognition. My only goal is to entertain. My hope is that I wrote a novel that readers will have a hard time putting down once they start it. I want them to get lost in Allison’s (my main character) world and not think about that test they have coming up or that load of laundry in the dryer. If I can do that, then I’ll feel successful.

AIW:  Without naming names, were any of your characters based on any real people?

AVC: I think all of my characters have personalities that include little pieces of people I’ve encountered in the real world, but on a whole, they are completely fictitious.

AIW:  In addition to writing young adult, I notice you read quite a bit of it, too. Who are your biggest influences?

AVC: I think all writers have their own unique style and voice, but Stephanie Perkins has been a huge influence on me. Her books inspired me to embrace my own style/voice. She’s easily one of my favorite young adult writers (if you enjoy young adult contemporary, you HAVE to check out her books!). When you read her work, you really get the feeling that you’re reading a narrative written by a seventeen-year-old girl falling in love for the first time, not something written by a thirty something year old trying to write like a teenager. She’s one of those writers who seem to have been born to write young adult stories. I don’t think any other author comes even close to capturing the teen experience in their books like she does.

AIW:  What is one non-book (reading/writing/research) related thing you love to do?

AVC: I love to go to the movies—especially if it’s something I’m DYING to see (it’s kinda sad how excited I get when, say, the latest Hunger Games movie is about to come out). I know this makes me sound like a big nerd, and my answer should’ve been “hiking” or “painting” or whatever, but I can’t help it; I love a good story.  ☺

Great questions, Theresa! Thanks so much for having me!

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Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook

Into a Million Pieces by Angela V. Cook

About the Book
Title: Into a Million Pieces
Author: Angela V. Cook
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | GooglePlay

Synopsis
Allison McKready is a succubus. So is her twin sister. But while Allison spends her summer break hiding in the library behind her Goth makeup, Jade fools around as often as she can.

Allison can’t believe Jade would ignore their mother’s fatal example so recklessly, but concealing a cursed bloodline and its dangerous effects is far from Allison’s only problem.

Mean girl Julie’s snob mob is determined to ruin her summer, and Aunt Sarah’s Bible thumping is getting louder. Only her new friend, Ren Fisher, offers safe haven from the chaos of her life.

When one of Jade’s risky dates leads to humiliation and sudden tragedy, Allison reels, and Ren catches her. But as her feelings for him grow, so does her fear that she’ll hurt him—or worse—in an unguarded moment.

The choice is coming—love him or save him—but Allison might not live to make it. One way or another, the curse will have its due.

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Author Angela V. Cook

Author Angela V. Cook

About the Author
Angela V. Cook lives a very unexciting, but never boring, life with her husband and two children just outside of Detroit. Like most writers, she’s been making up stories for as long as she can remember and can’t imagine a life that doesn’t involve creating worlds.

Angela loves to write novels for teens because it’s the best outlet for her sarcastic personality, immature sense of humor, and love of romantic firsts. Her idea of the perfect day involves a quiet house, a good book, and a piece of cheesecake. Or two.

Where to Find Angela V. Cook
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | RAP

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YA Book Review – Never Gonna Tell by Sarah M. Ross

Never Gonna Tell by Sarah M. Ross

Never Gonna Tell by Sarah M. Ross

Synopsis
My name is Reagan Wilcox: high school senior by day, kick-ass investigative journalist by night. I’ve always loved observing people—especially when they think no one is paying attention.I thought I was ready to cover any story. Work any angle.

Nothing could have prepared me for what happened that night. I wasn’t ready for what I saw. And I certainly wasn’t ready for him.

I always knew I’d write the headlines. Now, I just might become one.

My Review
I was expecting a teen mystery when I picked this up, but what I got instead was a teen thriller with some elements of a mystery. It’s an intense, exciting, rollercoaster ride of action and emotion that was difficult to put down.

Reagan Wilcox likes to remain outside the limelight. She’s perfectly happy to sit back and observe unnoticed. Her dream of becoming an investigative reporter has her quietly looking for a story among her classmates. The odd behavior of the school’s star quarterback has her digging deeper. And what she finds just might get her killed.

The writing is strong, the characters interesting, and the story is riveting. While it was a bit slow to start, the story picked up quickly and took off at a manic pace, building to a nailbiting climax. This was a welcome change from the young adult novels I’ve been reading lately, and definitely one I’d recommend.

Plot
This is almost entirely plot driven, and it’s a heck of a plot. Sarah M. Ross keeps the story moving, doling out information to keep us hooked without overloading the story. We get the information we need as we needed it, and never before. If young adult thrillers is going to be a new thing, this is the blueprint for them. In the end, I felt as if there were still some unanswered questions, but the big issues were all wrapped up.

World Building
The world building is subtle and sometimes stereotypical, but the author injects enough humor to poke fun at those stereotypes, that it works. Everything from the small town “everyone knows your business” to mob families is built organically, so it never feels like a caricature.

Characters
None of the characters are particularly layered or deep, but I don’t think it’s necessary here. The characters are definitely fun and interesting, and drive the plot, which is what this story is all about. And the main character, Reagan, and her love interest, Marco, are infinitely likable. That’s all I really need in a book like this.

Top Five Things I Enjoyed About Never Gonna Tell
1. Reagan. Her tenacity is inspiring. I love how this girl who never walks away from a good story, is willing to risk her own life to save the lives of those she cares about.

2. Marco. He defies his family and risks his life for a girl he barely knows.

3. Charlie. He’s got issues up the wazoo, but the kid is as loyal as they come. Everyone should have a best friend like Charlie.

4. The pacing. After getting off to a bit of a slow start, it takes off and kept me on the edge of my seat for the remainder of the story.

5. The uncertainty. Because this book was anything but formulaic, there were no guarantees. No one was safe, which made the story that much more compelling.

Bottom Line
Never Gonna Tell is a solid young adult thriller with lots of action, danger, and a sweet romance. I’d definitely read more by this author.

Disclaimer
I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the Book
Title: Never Gonna Tell
Author: Sarah M. Ross
Release Date: March 17, 2015
Pages: 202
Category: Young Adult Mystery
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Links: Goodreads | Amazon

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Author Sarah M. Ross

Author Sarah M. Ross

About the Author
Sarah started her obsession with reading at an early age, often sneaking BabySitter Club and Nancy Drew books into math class. She would read any book she could get her hands on. Her love of reading quickly evolved into a love of writing and stories began to pour out of her.

She grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English, and taught 8th graders to love reading as much as she does for several years. Sarah will always be a proud member of the Steelers’ Nation, but couldn’t take the cold and moved her frozen tush to Florida where she now lives with her family and two cats. You will find her now with her trusty Kindle in hand and toes in the sand!

Sarah’s debut novel, AWAKEN, released in January, 2012. Other novels include AVENGE, ATONE, ECHO OF AN EARTH ANGEL, and INHALE EXHALE.

Where to Sarah M. Ross
Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook

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Book Blitz + Giveaway – Raven (Chronicles of Steele) by Pauline Creeden

Raven Book Blitz

Welcome to the book blitz for Raven, the first book in Pauline Creeden’s young adult steampunk fantasy series, Chronicles of Steele. For a limited time, you can pick up the eBook for just $0.99. See below for information on the book, an excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Raven (Chronicles of Steele #1) by Pauline Creeden

Raven (Chronicles of Steele #1) by Pauline Creeden

About the Book
Title: Raven
Series: Chronicles of Steele #1
Author: Pauline Creeden
Publisher: AltWit Press
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Steampunk Fantasy
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis
On sale for 99¢ sale from March 16-23! Go get your copy today!

Human life has value.

The poor living in the gutter is as valuable as the rich living in a manor.

The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.

Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

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Excerpt #1
The fishmonger’s scream broke through the chattering crowd on the bridge. He jumped into the river to avoid an out-of-control carriage pulled by a polished brass automated horse. Steam poured from the nostrils of the metal horse and leaked from its joints in an unnatural manner. Its black lacquer carriage careened on two wheels through the turn onto the bridge before righting itself. Wires shot out of the neck of the metal coachman where the head should have been. The reins in its limp, useless hands were slack and whipping against the horse’s metal flank.

Raven jumped to the rail, moving out of the way of the crowd as they stampeded toward her. She gripped the lamppost and her reaper training kicked in. No fear. Breathe deeply. Think ahead. Make quick decisions.

The black lacquer carriage squeezed between the bridge railings, and the oak boards of the narrow footbridge splintered apart as though they were balsa wood. The railing to the left gave free another meter and the automated horse jerked in that direction.

In a quick, natural motion, Raven unsnapped her crossbow and felt through the quiver attached at her thigh for the right bolt. Pulling the wire from her belt’s winch, she hooked it to the arrow, pointed it at the wooden post of the gas lamp standing closest to the carriage, and pulled the trigger.

For a moment, the heavy metal horse hung over the edge with the carriage wedged between portions of broken railing. The horse’s brass legs still poured steam as they struggled in the air, creating the eerie sound of scraping metal. Gouges raked along the black side of the carriage as it inched its way toward the river. A small hand pressed against the window. The door surged past the railing and swung open. The body of a young boy tumbled out. He hung from the door handle with his fingertips. A gasp and a few screams filled the air behind her.

A female voice shrieked, “It’s the young baron!”

Adrenaline coursed through her veins, and Raven leapt toward the boy—toward the river. She fell in a controlled arc, the wind pulling her long hair as taut as the line from her belt. The carriage broke free from the bridge a moment before she reached it. She thumbed her winch to release more line and grabbed the boy in a full embrace. The cold water enveloped them.

The sudden change in temperature forced the air from her lungs, but she held it in as they darted below the surface. Her submerged body jerked to a stop as the line reached an end. The boy’s forehead struck her in the temple. Saltwater burned her eyes, and stars danced in her vision. Bubbles of air escaped her lips.

The boy went limp in her arms. She gripped him tightly in one arm and hit the rewind lever on the winch. She grabbed the line, and it wrenched her toward the light above. Streaks of her long, black hair stuck to her face as she emerged from the river. She released her breath and gripped the line. The winch pulled her toward the bridge, and the crowd above applauded. Gasping, Raven struggled with the sudden, heavier weight of the boy, struggling to hold him until they reached the top of the bridge. The line cut into her hand and her arm muscles ached.

Her tall black boots squished against the side of the bridge as they were pulled steadily up. She pushed off a tarred pylon to make it over the lip before the cable pulled them against the railing. The winch slowed when it neared the top. She reached up with her free hand and grabbed the crossbow bolt. With a flick of her thumb, she depressed the lever and the grappling hooks withdrew. After pulling the hook free of her line, she replaced the bolt in her quiver. A slow zipping sound continued as the winch on her belt drew in the cable. She allowed hands from the crowd pull the boy from her grasp. She blinked the saltwater from her eyes, her vision still blurred, her muscles quivering.

Four armed guards and one skinny man in a bowtie surrounded the boy she’d hauled to the surface, shooing away the people. Two other guards stepped forward to hold back the crowd.

With a sputter and a cough, the boy retched water from his lungs. The tension in Raven’s chest relaxed. She smiled and attempted to step toward him, but a vice-like grip took hold of her arm. Her fingertips twitched; she was ready to grab the knife on her hip and fight her way out, if necessary. The hard faces of two guards stared down at her. She could smack one in the jaw with the back of her head, and when he loosened his grip, throw a punch at the other. The taste of escape grew bitter on her tongue when she considered the surrounding crowd. She made a count of the collateral damage and clenched her jaw. The last thing she needed were more kills on her conscience, more lives to redeem herself for. With a deep sigh, she remained still.

The man in the bowtie held the wet boy to his chest. His cold blue eyes pierced hers. He pointed and said, “Arrest her.”

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Author Pauline Creeden

Author Pauline Creeden

About the Author
Pauline Creeden is an award-winning author, horse trainer, and overall book ninja. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

Armored Hearts, her joint effort with author Melissa Turner Lee, has been a #1 Bestseller in Christian Fantasy and been awarded the Crowned Heart for Excellence by InDtale Magazine. Her debut novel, Sanctuary, won 1st Place Christian YA Title 2013 Dante Rosetti Award and 2014 Gold Award for First Place YA Horror Novel.

Where to Find Pauline Creeden
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

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