Shadow Dancer Book Review

Shadow Dancer by Addison Kline

Book 1 in the Shadow Series
 
Release Day: September 12, 2014!
 
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Some secrets should just stay buried. On the day Tristan Morrow is born her mother goes missing, prompting an investigation that produces no solid leads. Fast forward 15 years, and the Morrow family still doesn’t know the truth behind Catherine Morrow’s disappearance. When 15 year old Tristan is required to write a biography on her mother for a school assignment, she learns the truth about her mother’s fate, and is hell-bent upon finding out who was responsible for her death. But when Tristan herself goes missing too, everyone is suspect, even her own father. Set in rural Fox Hollow, PA, Shadow Dancer unravels a web of lies, deceit, madness and corruption. Can investigators crack the case before Tristan meets the same fate as her mother? And who is responsible for the disappearances? There is much uncertainty as the investigation unfolds, but there is one thing that is certain: Tristan Morrow holds the master key to the entire riddle.
 
 
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REVIEW:

Reading and reviewing Shadow Dancer by Addison Kline is a formidable undertaking for this reviewer.  The sheer number of characters and the twists and turns throughout that kept me intrigued should do the same for you! I want badly to write of some of these details but will resist so that you may experience Shadow Dancer in it’s fullest.
Kline writes Shadow Dancer from differing points of view, flashing back between the past and the present, tying in the mystery of Catherine Morrow and the kidnapping of Tristan Morrow. How the two events are intertwined is what turns this from a mystery into a true psychological thriller. The danger and the unknown made me catch my breath more than once.
I highly recommend Shadow Dancer by Addison Kline and give it a glowing
3D 5 Gold Stars

~ Patricia, Room With Books ~ © Sep 21, 2014

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The Darkest War Book Blast

The Darkest War

by C.L. Parks

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Cover_The Darkest WarTenna Massey hoped for a break after killing her possessed ex-husband, but the demons have other ideas. She thought her first Hunt was difficult; just wait until she sees what the demons have in store for her now. The latest attack on her points to someone she knows, causing her to doubt her relationships with her soul mate, Jason, and the rest of her newly adopted family.

While Tenna wades through all the new information, trying to learn whether one of her own has betrayed her, the entire family is on edge with the arrival of an enemy clan of Shifters, the same Shifters responsible for the slaughter of Jason’s entire family and tribe. Everything is hitting too close to home.

The closer Tenna gets to finding the demon doing everything it can to be the one to end the reign of the Huntress, the more she realizes it is, indeed, someone she loves. Sometimes the dead don’t stay dead.

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EXCERPT:

Tenna lifted her dagger as her body swayed. She was going to lose this round, but she would go down fighting. And down she went when the man once again whipped the back of his closed fist across her face. It felt like the side of her head would explode from the impact.

She crumpled to the floor unable to hold herself up any longer. Focusing everything she had left she attempted to reach out with her energy. Maybe she could exert enough to stun them, just enough to give the women a chance to get out of the house. Surely the Shifters wouldn’t risk being seen by the snooty neighbors.

No matter how hard she tried Tenna couldn’t concentrate. Strangely, a new energy flowed through the room, reaching her with its cool tentacles. It was a familiar energy, something she had done a few times by accident. Tenna struggled to look up to the men just in time to see them all begin to sway. Their faces went slack, their eyelids lowered; they seemed like they were about to fall asleep where they stood.

Followed by this strange phenomenon came a new energy, only this one was physical. A new energy swam around that one until she could barely focus on anything else. These two new energies were angry, they were bloodthirsty. With half-opened eyes Tenna watched the colors and shapes swirl around her. She knew these energies as well as she knew her own. She had a moment to be grateful before the darkness swept her under.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author PicCL Parks has had a passion for writing since reading Charlotte’s Web in kindergarten. After rewriting the ending to gift Charlotte with immortal life she became obsessed. Her tastes quickly moved from sweet and innocent to the supernatural after reading Stephen King in fifth grade. Since the moment she picked up Pet Semetary she devoured every supernatural and preternatural book she could get her hands on by authors ranging from Anne Rice to Stephanie Rowe.

When not fully engulfed in the latest release or typing away at her newest novel you can find her corralling her chickens, playing with her dogs, spoiling her large lizard or sewing a new vintage inspired dress. Her dream is to travel the country in an RV with her husband while writing more books…after the kids have gone on to college, of course.

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CL Parks will be awarding one paperback copy of The Darkest War to a randomly drawn winner; One deluxe swag pack including paperclip bookmark, The Darkest War candle holder, paper bookmark, postcard, and playing cards will be awarded to another randomly drawn winner; and One swag pack including book mark, postcard, and playing cards will be awarded to one more randomly drawn winner. All prizes will be awarded via rafflecopter during the tour and are US ONLY.

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Hale Maree & Full of Grace Cover Reveal

Hale Maree & Full of Grace

by Misty Provencher

 

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Genre: Contemporary Romance NA

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Book Blurb (HALE MAREE)

Hale MareeHale Simmons’s life is already bottoming out and she’s only eighteen. Struggling on welfare, while trying to keep her alcoholic father on track, her dreams of having a better life fade a little more each day.

But, when her dad witnesses a brutal accident at the bar one night, it changes the entire course of Hale’s future.

Thrust into an arranged marriage with Oscar Maree, the playboy son of a wealthy man, Hale must learn to trust a stranger to give her the life she’s always wanted.

First, Hale needs to figure out if love can ever happen by accident.

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Excerpt from Hale Maree

“I want you to worship me,” I say. Oscar’s entire forehead wrinkles up with amusement as he chews.

“Worship? Seriously?” he asks, mouth full.

“Yup.”

“You mean like bowing when you walk in the room? Making altars? That kind of thing?”

I roll my eyes. “No. I mean that if I call for you, I want to know that you’ll come running. I want to know that, when I walk into a room, you’ll always notice. That if I burn dinner or turn your t-shirts pink or gain five pounds, you’ll still feel lucky to have me. When we talk, I want you to really hear what I’m trying to say. That’s what I want from you.”

Oscar puts the mug on the counter. I think he’s going to tell me I’m a spoiled brat, or that I don’t know a thing about how relationships work, or that I’m just plain impossible, but instead, he leans forward with one hand on the countertop before he says, “Done.”

My fingertips slip from the door handle.

“I would notice you, Hale,” he continues, “if you walked into a room behind a 500 pound lion that was charging straight at me. I would notice you if the room were full of naked women, and I was in deep conversation about my own death. I will always come running, I’ll eat the dinner, and wear the shirts and I’ve already thought that if you put on ten more pounds, it’d be a sure bet that I would never let you out of my bed. I’ve been trying to soak up every word you’ve said since the first time we spoke, so I think it’s only fair that you try just as hard to hear me now. I think you are perfect for me, Hale, and I’m just waiting for you to realize that I’m perfect for you too.”

It’s like the entire room disappears and all I see is Oscar with his level gaze. He drops his voice to a whisper as he says, “Come here.”

But I stay where I am, with the sun warming my back through the windows, and I shake my head at him.

“No,” I say. “Come running.”

 

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Book Blurb (FULL OF GRACE)

Full of GraceLandon Grace is a stand-up guy, but running about 7-bananas-strong, from tequila shots at Oscar and Hale’s wedding reception, what happened between him and Sher Simmons was supposed to be a one-time thing. A quickie, between the Best Man and Maid of Honor, at their best friends’ wedding.

But some one-night-stands refuse to be finished in one night.

Especially when they return with a hard shot of morning sickness.

Now, Landon is faced with a problem he never thought he’d have to consider…

Just how much sway does a guy really have, regarding a woman’s choice to pursue or terminate the pregnancy of his child?

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Author BIO

Misty

Misty Provencher is a long-term wife, mama, and author. The first two are a bit more recent, but Provencher’s writing roots date back to the hieroglyphics she left in her mother’s womb.

While Provencher can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty’s life is actually just the ruse she uses to connect with people. She is totally enchanted with them and spends her days trying to translate the soul bouquets of her muses into words.

Misty Provencher lives in the Mitten. Knock on her internet blog door at: Misty Provencher’s Books, or find her on Facebook and Twitter as Misty Provencher.

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Books by Misty Provencher

The CORNERSTONE Series (Young Adult)

HALE MAREE (Adult, Contemporary Romance)

FULL OF GRACE (Adult, companion book to Hale Maree)

MERCY, A GARGOYLE STORY (New Adult, Dark Urban Fantasy)

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Variables of Love Release Day Blitz

Variables of Love

by MK Schiller

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Genre: NA Multicultural Novel

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VoLMeena Kapoor knows what life has in store for her. She’s in her senior year at Stanford where she’ll graduate summa cum laude, and then she’ll begin her interviews…her marriage interviews. Meena is Indian, and she’s never questioned that she’ll have an arranged marriage like all the generations before her. Not until she meets gorgeous math major Ethan Callahan. Ethan’s sense of humor and free spirit stir feelings in Meena she didn’t know were possible outside of Bollywood movies. It doesn’t hurt that he’s charming and has the uncanny ability to make math sound like poetry, but Meena knows their equation makes no sense in the real world.

Ethan finds himself intrigued by the mysterious, beautiful girl, whose big, brown eyes reflect great pain. His goals are small at first—to make her smile and then to laugh. But he soon wants more, and though Meena is adamant they have no future, he convinces her to share the present. Ethan believes every problem has a solution, but with cultural expectations and family duty among the variables, they will struggle to solve the ultimate equation to find happiness.

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Teaser:

“Meena is an interesting name. How do you spell it?” Darren asked.

M-I-N-E, I wanted to say, but I kept my mouth shut while she answered.

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Excerpt:

“It is kind of cool…the mating for life thing. There are so few species that mate for life.”

I turned and stared at him, feeling my heart flutter by his very close presence. His hand twitched a bit, like it wanted to grab mine. Was he feeling the same charge of electricity I was? I wanted to be honest with him. After I told him, he would probably rather hang out with a swan.

“That’s why I love them. They are just like me.”

He didn’t seem frazzled by what I’d said. He was quiet, soaking in my words. Rachael told me statements like this were the fastest way to get a guy to leave you alone, but Ethan didn’t even seem surprised. “You mate for life, Meena?”

“My people do”

“Economists?” he asked with an amused grin.

“Very funny.”

“Are you saying there are no Indian divorces?” His question sounded genuine.

“There are exceptions to every rule, but we do have the lowest divorce rate in the world.”

“Why do you think that is?”

“It’s culturally discouraged.”

He nodded. “Maybe, it should be here too. But is that really the only reason? It makes it sound like it’s very difficult to get yourself out of a bad situation.”

“It’s difficult, but usually not impossible. That’s not the only reason. I think the marriages, in general, are stronger and more stable.”

“What makes them stronger? Religion? Culture?” I was quiet for a moment, contemplating my response. “Come on, the answer to the Western woes of wedlock could be solved by this very conversation. Surely, you have a theory.”

“Two words—arranged marriage.”

His eyebrows shot up. I had finally surprised him, but he didn’t hesitate with his next question. “People still do that?”

“It’s not as common as it was, but it’s not uncommon either. Most Hindu marriages are the result of an arrangement.”

“I don’t know anyone who would want to get married like that.”

I sucked in a deep breath, but didn’t let my eyes waver from his. “Yes, you do.”

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Author Bio:

MK SchillerI am a hopeless romantic in a hopelessly pragmatic world. I have a full time life and two busy teenagers, but in the dark of night, I sit by the warm glow of my computer monitor, reading or writing, usually with some tasty Italian…the food that is!

I started imagining stories in my head at a very young age. In fact, I got so good at it that friends asked me to create plots featuring them as the heroine and the object of their affection as the hero. You’ve heard of fan fiction… this was friend fiction.

I hope you enjoy my stories and always find The Happily Ever After in every endeavor.

I love hearing from readers so please write to me!

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Midnight Eclipse Character Blast 3

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The Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles by Arial Burnz is the saga of Broderick MacDougal following the soul of his true love through the centuries. There are six books planned for the series and this tour highlights the characters featured in the first three books and in the upcoming release Midnight Eclipse – Book 4 – which features Norse shapeshifting pirates. AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER OCTOBER 8TH for VIP Club members, October 15th worldwide.

Become a VIP Club Member for FREE to get the VIP pre-order pricing of 50¢ for Midnight Eclipse!!  You’ll also get Midnight Conquest, Book 1, for FREE if you join. CLICK HERE to read about the other benefits of being a VIP. Click to Tweet and help spread the news!

Bonded By Blood Characters - Amice & VeroniqueBio: Amice Cartier

A Gypsy…and so much more!

Amice Cartier and Broderick MacDougal crossed paths when Broderick rescued her granddaughter Veronique from drowning at the age of five. Amice was eternally grateful to Broderick, but her sixth senses told her what he was and she, at first, shied away from him. Vamsyrians are not known for their generosity and compassion, so Amice took a chance to become more social with Broderick and invited him to sit by their fire to dry off from the river…and she read his palm. Even then, Amice told Broderick how unique he was, especially amongst his own kind, though Broderick still is not certain exactly how different he is or why. However, the nurturing Amice expressed was something Broderick needed at the time. As a result, he felt drawn to her and accepted her invitation to join their band of traveling vagabonds. Over the years, Amice became somewhat of a replacement for Broderick’s mother, Moira. Amice taught Broderick how to perfect his mind-reading abilities granted by immortality, and he learned palm reading in order to compliment his supernatural gifts. With Amice telling fortunes by day, and Broderick telling them at night, they made a very good team!

Most Popular Quote from Amice Cartier

“You just keep invading my mind and we will see how fiery I can get! I will cast a spell on you, and you…you will fall in love with a chicken!” She nodded emphatically.

A curse Amice said to Broderick MacDougal in Midnight Conquest, Book 1 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles – Click to Tweet 

Bio: Veronique Cartier

Yep! She’s a bee-otch!

Veronique Cartier did start out as a cute, young child. Unfortunately, her grandmother Amice spoiled her to make up for the loss of her daughter Monique, and perhaps even doted on her granddaughter as a salve to her guilty conscience for not being able to save Monique from her self-destructive behavior (see below). When Broderick MacDougal came into Veronique’s life, he was a larger-than-life, knight in shining armor who rescued her from a watery grave. With an overly affectionate and spoiling grandmother and a rogue of a Gypsy for a male role model, poor Veronique didn’t have much of a chance at being a very loving woman. Her upbringing unknowingly produced a very selfish little girl who just wanted to be loved…and she’d do anything to get that love. Such is the stage that is set for Midnight Conquest and Davina’s misfortune at having crossed the path of this self-centered Gypsy.

Most Popular Quote from Veronique Cartier

The young French girl’s voice dropped to a desperate whisper. “I give you my blood and my heart.” Stepping closer to him, she opened her blouse, baring her breasts. “And my body.”

Said to Broderick MacDougal in Midnight Conquest, Book 1 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles – Click to Tweet 

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The life of a Gypsy was all Amice had ever known. Her mother Anna Ribault was a French Gypsy, who fell in love with an aristocrat in Paris. Unfortunately, the nobleman only used Anna for his own pleasures. When Anna told him they would be having a child together, a product of their love, he banished Anna from his presence. This, of course, broke Anna’s heart and she acted rashly, exposing the nobleman for his callous behavior. Unfortunately, as a Gypsy Anna was ridiculed and the nobleman’s wife ordered Anna stoned in the city square. Anna’s Gypsy clan rescued her from the public execution and they all fled Paris. Anna never told Amice who her father was.

Amice grew up amongst the French Gypsies, where she eventually fell in love with Maurice Cartier, her childhood friend and one of the Gypsies in her clan. They had a daughter, Monique. Maurice died in a horse riding accident when Monique was just thirteen, so she went into deep despair over losing her father. Unfortunately, that caused Monique to look for the affection of men…who were many, either in spite of or a direct result of Amice’s strict hold on her daughter. Monique became pregnant with Veronique – father unknown.

Amice ended up rearing her granddaughter due to Monique’s obsession with finding someone to love her. Monique’s pursuit for romance led her into the bed of a Selkie male named Amund Osvald. Once Monique discovered what he was, she found his seal skin and hid it from him. Though Selkie women are known for being bound to a human male in such a situation, male Selkies are not so forgiving or compliant. No matter what Amice said to get Monique to return the Selkie’s skin, Monique refused and was confident she had finally found her true love who could never leave her as long as she always kept the skin concealed. Her hidden treasure would be the death of her. Amund found the skin and killed Monique before he returned to the sea.

Veronique was too young to understand what happened to her mother and thought Amund had taken her mother with him to the sea…so she went into the river looking for her mother. And that is how Broderick saved Veronique from drowning.

Book Blurb

Midnight Eclipse - Book 4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesBroderick MacDougal follows the familiar yearning of his soul to a fierce warrior who is as seductive as a siren at sea – and she is just as deadly. The world of the supernatural opens to Broderick as he not only finds himself in the midst of an ancient war of shapeshifters, but the devious Cordelia Lynn Harley has re-entered his life and has a few of her own surprises.

Born into a hated race of Norse wolf shifters, Celina Hunter knows all too well the dangers of trusting anyone other than her two brothers. And yet the survival of her family hinges on trusting the strangely familiar vampire, a natural enemy of her kind…yet her tribe’s Shaman advisers confirm he is her soul mate. Enemy or not, Celina slips into the spell of Broderick’s promises of eternal love, gambling with all she holds dear.

Broderick and Celina are bound by a curse, but having come this far through the centuries, Broderick is not about to risk his chance at having his soul mate for eternity. The price, however, may be more than Celina is willing to pay as there is more at stake than just her immortal soul. Click to Tweet

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Arial Burnz is giving away a TON of stuff during this tour! Please use the Giveaway Tools entry widget to be entered into the drawing. Each button will earn you more chances to win and you can keep coming back to earn more entries! All entrants will automatically become members of Arial’s VIP Club, which is free to join and has many more benefits, such as exclusive contests like this one. These are the prizes for the Character Reveal Tour featuring the characters in Midnight Conquest (Book 1) – winners will be chosen on Sep 27, 2014:

  • Bonded By Blood Vampire Coaster SetVampire coaster set
  • 1 signed set of Books 1-3
  • $10 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card (winner’s choice)

Tour Grand Prize

Arial is also giving away a single Grand Prize of…

  • A $100 Amazon, B&N or iTunes gift card – winner’s choice
  • A signed set of Books 1-4 of the Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles

Winner will be chosen on 11/21/2014. Everyone who participated in any stops on the Midnight Eclipse tours (VIP Club members or not) will be entered for the grand prize drawing. The more you participate, the more chances you have to win. Use the Giveaway Tools buttons below to earn extra chances to win by tweeting, following and liking. For Official Contest Rules, click here.

Arial Burnz – Author Bio

Arial Burnz - Author of the Bonded By Blood Vampire ChroniclesArial Burnz has been an avid reader of paranormal and fantasy for over thirty years. With bedtime stories filled with unicorns, hobbits, dragons and elves, she succumbed to crafting her own tales, penning to life the magical creatures roaming her dreams. Having a romantic husband who’s taught her the meaning of true love, she’s helpless to weave romance into her tales. Now she shares them with the world. Arial Burnz lives in Southern California, with her husband (a.k.a. her romance novel hero)—who is also, quite coincidentally, a descendant of Clan MacDougal.

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Unclaimed Blog Tour

Unclaimed

by Laurie Wetzel

 

Genre – YA Paranormal Romance

Release Date – August 11, 2014

 

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CoverAbandoned by her birth parents and ignored by her adoptive family, Maddy Page believes she is unlovable. She only allows herself to dream of falling in love. That changes when she meets MJ; handsome and kind, MJ penetrates Maddy’s defenses. Maddy soon finds herself confiding in MJ like she has with no one else, revealing secrets even her closest friends don’t know. He makes her feel safe–a feeling she’s never experienced except in her dreams.

When Maddy witnesses MJ disappear and reappear in thin air, she realizes she might have been wrong about him. He could be dangerous–maybe even a killer. Determined to uncover the truth of who–or what–MJ is, Maddy ignores her instinct to run. But she soon realizes that getting close to MJ could cost more than a broken heart–it could cost Maddy her soul.

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EXCERPTS

My heart flutters. I really do like MJ. I blush and pop a few grapes into my mouth. As ecstatic as that makes me feel, I still don’t know, fully, if I can trust him—not until I know what he is. “So … you still haven’t answered my original question. Government experiment, superhero, or something else. Which is it?”

He sighs, shaking his head. “I wasn’t created in a lab somewhere.”

“What about an alien?”

“No.”

“Mutant?”

“No.”

“Warlock?”

“Wouldn’t that fall under the category of magician?”

“Magicians are usually fake. Warlocks and witches could be real. So are you one?”

“No.”

Stumped, I rest my chin on my hand and huff in exasperation.

“Give up?” he asks.

“No. But I’ve made some good progress on my list.”

“You have a list?”

“Uh huh.” I toss a few more grapes into my mouth.

“Of what you think I might be?”

I nod.

“I don’t suppose you could just let it go?”

I narrow my eyes at him. “If I did a bunch of crazy things that you couldn’t explain, would you let it go?”

He smirks and shakes his head. “You win.

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Justin covers his face in his hands and groans again while they slide down. Once his hands are back at his side, he grins. But it’s nothing like his earlier ones. It’s shifty.

Twisted. It reminds me of the Grinch. “Why did I expect this to be easy with you? Do you want to die? Is that it?”

“What? No.” My heart beats so hard, I can almost feel it hitting my ribcage. I take a few steps back while trying to regain control of myself and the situation.

His eyes soften as harsh lines on his face relax. “If you stay here, Mads, I won’t be responsible for what happens to you.”

I stare up at him, studying his expression for cracks in his I-suddenly-care-what-happens-to-you façade. The longer I look into his endless black eyes, they tighter the knots inside me get. “You’re not lying.”

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“Now say if you had changed even one of those things, your destiny would be completely different.”

I know which fork I would choose to redo if I could. It’s the same one I’ve regretted time and time again. If I could go back, I would have never rejected his first kiss.

Damien smiles. “Say, for example, this alternate-reality dream of yours is one where we kissed the first night. Everything would have been different between us. However, it is because you rejected my kiss that I looked at you differently. It is because you were sent away that I missed you. It is because you were promised to another man that I came there that night, which ultimately led to us being together now. As much as I wished we had kissed the first night, I am glad we did not. I, for one, like this path much better.”

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AUTHOR BIO & LINKS

021eLaurie Wetzel has always had a passion for writing, but it wasn’t until a New Years Resolution in 2011 that she finally shared her lifelong dream of being an author with her husband. He read the very first draft of Unclaimed and gave her the words she needed to hear, “This is what you need to be doing.” Three years later the first book in the Unclaimed series was published with the second book expected to be out in 2015. Laurie lives in Mankato, MN, with her husband and two young sons. When she’s not writing, working, or spending time with her family, she’s either reading, running, or catching up on her favorite shows on Netflix. For updates on the Unclaimed series as well as other works in progress, feel free to check her out online!

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Beautifully Used Release Day Blitz

Beautifully Used

by Susan Griscom

 

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Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+

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Contemporary Romance 18+ due to adult situations

A Beaumont Brothers Series stand-alone book 2 

Suave, handsome Brodie Beaumont has a history of using and being used by women. A past he doesn’t like to talk about has turned him into the type of guy he is today, but he hasn’t really cared. Until the beautiful and feisty Gabrielle Demeres comes back into his life.

Gabrielle learned the hard way what type of guy Brodie was the first time she met him. His crude seduction attempt earned him a slap to his face, and Gabrielle wasn’t exactly looking forward to another encounter with the cad. Unfortunately, her best friend was marrying Brodie’s brother, and Gabrielle and Brodie would be forced to spend time together whether she liked it or not.

As things in the small, quiet town of Turtle Lake take a decidedly dark and dangerous turn, Gabrielle and Brodie only have each other to turn to. Will they be capable of overcoming their aversion to one another while coping with their own troubled pasts and dealing with the current dangers surrounding them? Or is their hostility just skating the fine line between love and hate?

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Susan Griscom

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I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, spending most of my time daydreaming or playing around in the mud. I grew out of the mud play, well, most of the time, a good soak in the mud is always fun. I still daydream often and sometimes my daydreams interrupt my daydreams. So I write to remember them. If I didn’t write, I think my mind would explode from an overload of fantasy and weirdness. To the annoyance of my friends and family, my characters sometimes become a part of my world. During my childhood, I would frequently get in trouble in school for daydreaming. Eventually, my vivid imagination paid off and I had the privilege of writing and co-directing my sixth-grade class play–a dreadful disaster, though not from my writing, of course. I’m pretty sure it was the acting.

I enjoy writing about characters living in small quaint towns and tend to lean toward the unusual and edgy.

My paranormal playing field delves into a different milieu, abandoning vampires and werewolves, but not discounting them. Someday I might like to write a novel about vamps and those furry creatures. But for now I like the bizarre mixed with romance. A strong hero or heroine confronted with extraordinary forces of nature, powers and capabilities gets my blood running hot as does a steamy contemporary romantic suspense.

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Coming Home to You Cover Reveal

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Coming Home to You

by Claire Raye

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2014
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Synopsis

It’s Beck O’Loughlin’s job to keep people safe, but what he never bargained for was having to keep his former high school sweetheart and love of his life, Kelsey Walters, safe after walking away from her ten years ago.

Beck, now a hardened Boston detective and Kelsey, an inn owner in their small touristy town of Rockport, Massachusetts, find themselves struggling with the harsh reality that Kelsey’s life may be in serious danger.

Stalked and tormented by an ex-boyfriend, she begins to realize his threats are very much real. All she wants is to feel normal again and that’s when Beck shows up, bound and determined to save her.

But protecting Kelsey isn’t the only thing on Beck’s mind when their sexual tension steams hotter than a New England summer. Being this close begins to test both of their resolve, as emotions run high and all the feelings from the past begin to resurface.

Will they be able to grab onto this second chance at love, or will outside dangers threaten their chance at happiness?

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Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder Book Blitz

Title:  Kindling Flames: Gathering Tinder
Series:   The Ancient Fire Series Book One, Part 1
Author:  Julie Wetzel
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Published:  September 19th, 2014
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Page Count:  260
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Content Warning:  Minor Violence
Recommended Age:  13+

 Synopsis:

 photo Kindling-Flames-Gathering-Tinder.jpgFresh from college and with no real work experience, Victoria Westernly considers herself lucky to land the coveted position of personal assistant to Darien Ritter, the CEO and owner of a multibillion-dollar company. His busy schedule and eccentric ways are enough to keep her on her toes. But, all is not what it seems when she discovers the handsome man employing her just happens to be the most powerful vampire in the area.
 

About the Author:

 photo Julie-Wetzel.jpgOriginally from Ohio, Julie always dreamed of a job in science. Either shooting for the stars or delving into the mysteries of volcanoes. But, life never leads where you expect. In 2007, she moved to Mississippi to be with her significant other.
Now a mother of a hyperactive red headed boy, what time she’s not chasing down dirty socks and unsticking toys from the ceiling is spent crafting worlds readers can get lost it. Julie is a self-proclaimed bibliophile and lover of big words. She likes hiking, frogs, interesting earrings, and a plethora of other fun things.
Julie Wetzel is the author of Kindling Flames, Book 1 in The Ancient Fire Series. Kindling Flames is scheduled to release through Crimson Tree Publishing in the Fall of 2014.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ace Antonio Hall is an actor, former music producer, and ‘retired’ educator with accolades as a Director of Education for the Sylvan Learning Center and nearly fifteen years experience as an award-winning NYC English teacher. He has a BFA degree with a concentration in screenwriting and has published poetry, short stories and fiction in magazines, anthologies, newspapers and novels.
Inspired by his father, Chris Acemandese Hall, who penned the lyrics to the Miles Davis jazz classic, “So What”, sung by Eddie Jefferson, and his sister, Carol Lynn Brown, who guest starred in the 1970’s film, “Velvet Smooth”, Ace spawned his creativity into developing the beloved but flawed teen character, Sylva Slasher.
Ace was the Vice President of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (2009-2011), and continues to head the Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror (ScHoFan) Critique Group as Co-Director of critique groups within the society. He is also a member of LASFS and the International Thriller Writers.
On April 14, 2013, Montag Press published his YA zombie novel Confessions of Sylva Slasher. His next release, Skateboard Xombies, is coming out later this year, and he has already begun working on Skateboard Xamurai for the third installment in his Sylva Slasher series.
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EXCERPT

HoloBleet – @sylvaslasher. Entry 526: I heard this song on my mother’s Visual iPod I bought her last Christmas. Here are the lyrics to the song which literally blew my mind: “The lunatic is on the grass … The lunatic is in the hall … And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon … And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear, you shout and no one seems to hear …” –Pink Floyd, Brain Damage
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DON’T THINK, FEEL
I stared into Jun Lee’s delightful violet eyes. His spirit wavered around me in a twisted battle of angst and charm. He was bald, except for a lone purplish-blue ponytail that nearly touched the Travertine-tiled floor. His smile broadened as helifted the thoughts from my head the way a cat burglar lifts a priceless diamond from the confines of a highly secured jewel display. He was a mind-dweller, a seer of thoughts, just like his father.
I gazed toward his flawless face, yet trembled like a statue that had been bumped by a reckless quake. I was frozen, declared inanimate from the moment his warm hand brushed against my neck, and his strong fingers grasped the back of my head, pulling my lips within a whispered breath of his own.
The mind-dweller’s audience salivated with anticipation. I, who had raised hundreds of the dead from the grave, and stared death in the face more times than I can count, sat in a blend of awe and terror of this beautiful vampire.
I fought to keep my mind, struggled to hide my thoughts. Yet, every fiber of my being burned with an intensity that mirrored the sweltering heat of the reddened night air outside of his parlor. I fought his intrusion the way an eagle’s feather argued with a strong breeze. It was futile. My memories opened to him like prey into a dragon’s mouth.



ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Skateboard Xombies: Search for the Crystal Coffin
Series: A Sylva Slasher Novel #2
Author: Ace Antonio Hall
To Be Published: December 2nd, 2014
Word Count: 80,000
Genre: YA Horror
Synopsis:

Sylva Slasher is about to drop out of high school … again. Thanks to another zombie outbreak that made her ditch graduation the first time. And that’s just for starters. Ever since the initial undead invasion, she’s been suffering from an anxiety disorder called PTSD–the same that soldiers returning from war get–but she’s only a teenager and her battles fighting the walking dead is more than traumatizing.

Now, Sylva is facing the most powerful zombies she’s faced yet: deadheads with telekinetic power. Help for Earth seems hopeless and a clan of vampire monks help Sylva, her skateboard-fanatic friends and her family escape to their home on an alternate world. Somehow, the telekinetic zombies find the same portal to that world and the only way to stop that world from total annihilation is to help a devious sorceress find her lost daughter’s soul; hidden in a secret crystal coffin.

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