November 26 2015

The No Bad Boy Rule Release Day Blitz @Ashley_Erin21 @EJBookPromos

The No Bad Boy Rule
Series: Rule #2
Author: Ashley Erin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 26, 2015
Six years ago, a positive pregnancy test destroyed Ava. Her goals, her relationship, the entire way she viewed her future. 

From the rubble, a rule was created: No bad boys. 

In their wake is chaos and destruction, something she could no longer risk. 

Ava has been happy with this rule, until now.

The bad boy across the hall makes her want to abandon it. Those hazel eyes piercing her, as though they can read her mind. That gentle smile as he interacts with her son. Dax awakens something in her that she’s never felt before.

Will she regret opening her heart to another bad boy? 

Dax is determined to earn back the respect he lost for himself years ago and create a future he can be proud of. He’s spent his life breaking rules and now he has a rigid set of rules to live by. 

Ava is a distraction he doesn’t need.

Nothing like the women from his past, everything about her from her adorable son to the paint constantly covering her hands reminds him of why he needs to focus. He knows the look in her eyes, he fights the urge to give in to that look. He doesn’t deserve it, at least not yet.

Will Dax ever feel like he’s earned it, or will a call from his past cause him to push her away for good?
Rules are meant to be broken.The No Bad Boy Rule is a standalone novel.

It is Book 2 in the Rule series.

NA Contemporary Romance.


Ashley has a degree in Psychology and has worked in the Human Services field for five years. She loves reading romance, new adult, paranormal and fantasy novels. 
She lives in Spruce Grove, Alberta with her boyfriend, two dogs and four cats. She also has a horse she loves with all her heart. When she is not working with the horses, reading and writing, you can find her on social media.


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November 25 2015

An Ordinary Me Cover Reveal @authorbrooklynt @sassysavvyfab

An Ordinary Me

by Brooklyn Taylor

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Re-Release Date: December 7, 2015

About the Book

From the outside looking in Garrison Davis seems like every other senior in high school. On the inside though, he’s an emotional wreck promising to not love anyone. He chooses to protect himself by vowing solitude. His dad is in prison for dealing drugs; his mother is a recovering addict and an emotional mess. The only thing that brings him joy is playing the drums and that feeling of being needed by his band. It is his escape, his passion. No one gets hurt or disappointed. That is until he lays his eyes on Reese at school. She is the exact example of what he cannot let himself get involved in. He would do nothing but drag her down with him.

“I want to tell her and show her how much I love her. I had loved her from the first time I saw her smile but I can’t, I won’t. She deserves so much more than I can offer. I’m the spawn of a drug dealer and an addict. I have never let myself love another person and now… I love her so much it hurts.”

Reese Owens is the exact opposite of Garrison. Inside she’s beaming; growing up in a happy home and on the outside she was a duck out of water. Her parents are the over protective set but are finally loosening the jail bars. Sophomore year in high school, she has never dated a boy and is envious of the social life her best friend Autumn Welch has. She meets Garrison and is instantly attracted to him. He pulls away when she pushes in. A whole new world opens up to Reese and she finds herself falling into situations she can’t get herself out of. Making bad decision after bad decision, she finds out the hard way on how life is full of choices. The one thing she wants more than anything is Garrison’s attention which she doesn’t get in return.

“How is it possible to love someone and keep it quiet? Never to utter those very words knowing he doesn’t feel the same way. I finally fall in love and he only wants to be friends. He is everything I have always wanted and he keeps me at a distance making sure we don’t get too close. How can I ignore my feelings and act like I don’t have them when we are around each other? How do I resist the urge to move my lips towards his when he is talking to me?”

Garrison realizes he has to be honest with Reese and tell her how he really feels before he loses her for good. Just maybe, he will get love in return for the first time in his life. When he finally convinces himself to come forth, a life changing event occurs that could take away the only person in his life that truly loves him.

Is it too late? Does he get the chance to tell her? And when he confesses does it matter?




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I currently reside outside of Austin, Texas. I’m a mother of 2 amazing kiddos and married to my gorgeous soulmate for almost 20 years. I have a full time job in the medical field but would rather be spending my time writing! I love to spend my free time reading, being outside and playing with my family and 4 fur babies. I started to write at the instinct of “hey maybe I can do that!” and haven’t stopped since. I have enjoyed every step of the journey. I am blessed to have very supportive friends and family that make my life worth living!

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November 25 2015

Her Captain Book Tour @TarynKincaid @GoddessFish

Her Captain

by Taryn Kincaid




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GENRE: contemporary romance


About the Book

Capricorn Slate Claybourne, an ex-Seal and former sniper who has seen and done things in country that no man should endure, returns to his bucolic hometown on Pieberry Island, desperate for the mundane, everyday routines he once wanted to escape.

A broken, soul-dead man unable to be around people, his body still a lethal weapon when his night terrors wake him from sleep, Slate’s failed to keep the promise he made to the commander who died in his arms: to look after the older man’s baby girl.

But animated Aries Holly Harper is not the pigtailed tot Slate expected her to be, when she lands on the island to take over the decrepit Pieberry House, determined to turn it into an inn for summer tourists, and even more determined to yank Slate back into the land of the living.

First she crashes into him at the island’s holiday Winter Festival, dumping a towering stack of pies at his feet, then she drags him off to a fortune teller against his better judgment. Except for the sizzling attraction smoldering between them, they’re incompatible in every way.

But when a furious December nor’easter traps them together at Pieberry House, will Slate and Holly overcome their pasts and discover they are two halves of a whole?





“Do we have to play this idiotic game?”

“We do. And it’s not idiotic. You’d be surprised how telling astrology can be. Was I wrong about you?”

“Well…” He paused, and the silence between them lengthened.

“I’ll take that as a no.” She grinned at him.

“All right.” Again he said nothing more, and she wanted to shake him until a confession fell out of his mouth.

“Chatty, too.” She tapped her foot and crossed her arms over her chest, drawing his gaze to her breasts. But he still didn’t take the hint. She groaned. Such a man. “Eyes up, sailor.” She flicked a finger in the vicinity of his chin until he raised his focus. “Birthday?” she demanded again.

“In a couple of weeks,” he said at last, the admission apparently so difficult it might have been wrung from him on pain of torture.

She snapped her fingers. “Knew it. Do I have you sussed or not?” “Do you?”

“I mean, we’re completely incompatible. Like oil and water. The tortoise and the hare.”

He shot her another incendiary look, and then glanced at the exit as if contemplating how fast he could make his getaway.

“Oh, wait. So I ruffled your feathers a little, and you’re not going to help me now?”

Instead of replying, he seized her fiercely by the arm and spun her around, dragging her into him until he’d caught her up against his rock-hard chest. Then his mouth came down on hers, hard, harsh, and demanding. Giving absolutely no quarter. Shocking her into utter and complete silence.

Whoa! I thought this man lacked spontaneity? Holy simmering cinnamon buns!


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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Taryn Kincaid author of HER CAPTAIN.

Hi, Taryn. Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your background.

Thanks for having me guest today! I’m so excited to spread the word about HER CAPTAIN. So….about me…well, I had to retire from Her Majesty’s Secret Service due to an unfortunate incident with James Bond. Just as an FYI: Don’t ever service him a Cosmopolitan, Appletini or Sex on the Beach He may enjoy having sex on the beach but apparently he prefers his drinks shaken, not stirred. Or something like that. I then attended CIA school (that would be Culinary Institute of America, not the agency you might have segued to from my discussion of 007), but unfortunately had to drop out because I never quite got the hang of cracking an egg with one hand. Anyway, I now live and work not far from Spooky Sleepy Hollow, where things go bump in the night and whimsical winds swirl down from the mountains through the storied and mystical Hudson Valley.

What were you like at school?

I told my friends outlandish stories. Once, I invented a much older brother who was on the run. No one had ever seen or heard of him. My friends reported this to their mother, who then called my mother, all sympathetic and concerned about the mysterious sibling. I received a stern talking to. Other than that, I was pretty much a “goody two-shoes,” as my actual younger brother liked to call me.

Were you good at English?


What are your ambitions for your writing career?

I’d like to be able to keep writing books that I enjoy and that readers enjoy. And seeing the covers for the first time.

Which writers inspire you?

Lots. I really love the way Michael Chabon writes. In the romance field, J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Jayne Ann Krentz and too many others to mention.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

He’s an ex-Navy SEAL and he’s put in a lot of time as a sniper. He suffers for it sometimes at night. He’s also a Capricorn, which makes him highly dependable, responsible, and loyal. Hard exterior, soft gooey interior. Oh, and he’s a totally HOT hunk.

What are you working on currently?

I’m working on another paranormal romance, a wolf shifter book for Decadent Publishing’s popular Black Hills Wolves multi-author series. My first, WOLF’S SONG, came out earlier this year, my second, ANOTHER CHANCE, is scheduled for a February release. I’m working on the third, SAFE AT HOME. The heroes of WOLF’S SONG and ANOTHER CHANCE are brothers; the heroine of SAFE AT HOME is their sister.

Which actress would you like to see playing the lead character from MY CAPTAIN?

I think Jennifer Lawrence (with red hair) would be an awesome, spot-on Holly Harper, the bubbly Aries heroine of HER CAPTAIN.

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

I have an extremely demanding day job, so my writing time is essentially limited to when I have time on weekends.

Where do your ideas come from?

They seem to come most when I’m driving or in the shower. Anything can be inspiration. Driving past rest stops on the New York State Thruway, inspired BLIZZARD, my short, HOT contemporary with a twist. Billy Joel’s song and video, Downeaster Alexa, somewhat inspired HER CAPTAIN. So did American sniper to some extent. Sometimes I take a bit of inspiration from here, a bit from there. I had to have a character whose zodiac sign was Capricorn, and believe it or not I was thinking of the title, Captain January, first…which is actually a Shirley Temple movie! HER CAPTAIN is nothing like any of those, really!

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I just go with the flow. With HER CAPTAIN, a main character had to be a Capricorn, as I mentioned above. With the Black Hills Wolves stories, since it’s a multi-authored series, there are a few characters (such as the pack Alpha) and settings that are in all the books.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

For me, it’s the time constraint.

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors.

I do read a lot. I think I mentioned my some of my favorite authors above. Also, I know a lot of authors and I try to read their releases if I can.

For your own reading, do you prefer eBooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

Ebooks. I never thought I’d give up paper books. But once I really started reading on the Kindle, I couldn’t go back. I also love being able to “one-click” and to “pre-order” and have the book “magically” arrive on the reader on release day!

What books are you reading presently?

I am reading through the Black Hills Wolves series. I had been caught up for a while, but now there have been so many releases that I’m playing catch up!

Tell us about the cover and how it came about.

I don’t have much input into the covers. That’s up to the publisher. I fill out a character sheet with the hero and heroine’s eye and hair coloring, note any other characteristics or parts of the story I think relevant, but the creation is up to the artist.

Who designed your book cover?

I’ve had phenomenal luck with cover artists. They’ve all been great and my covers are awesome.

Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one?


Do you think that giving books away free works and why?

Yes, sometimes. I’ve gotten lots of new readers that way.

How do you relax?

Reading, TV.

What is your favorite quote?

“I’m shocked, SHOCKED to find gambling is going on in here.”  It’s from Casablanca, but I use it whenever I want to convey a sentiment along the lines of “Gee, isn’t THAT a surprise.”

What is your favorite movie?

Casablanca. I’ve seen it so many times I have the lines memorized. And the movie has some of the greatest lines in the world. It should. Some phenomenal writers, like William Faulkner, credited and uncredited, wrote them.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

From my website, my blog, or my Amazon and Goodreads pages. I’m also on Facebook and have an author page on Facebook, too. I’m all over the place, really! (The links are below)

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview. I love getting to know a bit about who is behind the novels I love to read.




About the Author

Taryn Kincaid writes paranormal, historical romance and contemporary romance, sometimes spiced with a little humor or a lot of snark. She enjoys pinching and tickling words to make them dance. Her latest, RAIN, a post-apocalyptic retelling of Sleeping Beauty, is out now from Decadent Publishing. HER CAPTAIN, a Tempting Signs romance (Capricorn) from Fated Desires Publishing, will release in December, 2015. HER CAPTAIN is available for Pre-Order now!

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November 25 2015

Future Winds Book Blast @Kevin_Laymon @GoddessFish

Future Winds

by Kevin Laymon


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About the Book

Set in a science fiction setting with elements of twisted horror, Future Winds is a strange yet wondrous tale of species self-preservation and the all-out moral cost of survival. Forced to leave earth, humanity discovers a planet capable of supporting life and hatches an audacious plan that will warp them across the universe to settle and begin anew. There is a darkness that resides below the planet’s surface, but with no option to turn back, humanity must find a way forward.




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Being a science fiction story set in another galaxy, technology and artificial intelligence play a big role in Future Winds. This is an example of that.

In the year 2045, a Russian man by the name of Vladimir Karkorov took ophthalmology to a whole other level when he figured out how to counter human born blindness via fusing a human’s eyesight with the cam feed of robotics. Eventually Karkorov won a Nobel Peace Prize for his works, but much like Alfred Nobel, Karkorov’s invention was gulped up by the armies of the world for use in warfare.


About the Author

MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_FutureWindsMy name is Kevin Laymon. My passions are space exploration, music, sailing, snowboarding, wildlife, and of course writing. I have been writing for some time but the focus has been primarily on short stories and dark poems strictly for personal use. Future Winds is the first of a handful of novels I am working on for publication. I grew up in upstate New York and have lived up and down the east coast. New York is a location that holds a very special place in my heart. After working a wide range of jobs that I hated for far too long, Sara my significant other, and I decided earlier in 2015 to make some dramatic changes and travel. We scraped together some cash, I quit my job, and we moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where we live a libertarian life as vegetarians. We share our desertscape living quarters with an aquatic turtle named Taz and a rabbit named BunBear. On October 9th 2015 Sara & I got married in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sunshine in New Mexico has helped immensely in illuminating a greater perspective as to who I am and what I was placed on this planet to do; that is to teach and inspire. I have a hunger to awaken humanity so that we may break away from our programed way of thinking. Our minds are powerful and I encourage everyone to open them up, exercise them, and tap into the potential I know every living man woman and child has. Though my stories at times can be very dark there is a reason for everything I do. Perspective, perception, and relativity are everything in the world of literature.

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November 25 2015

1969 and Then Some Blog Tour @iReadBookTours

1969 and Then Some

By Robert Wintner


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 1969 and Then Some

About the Book

1969 and Then Some is a memoir of the 60s and the influence of those years over the decades that followed. Romance, psychedelic insight and motorcycling evolve with the narrator maturity, such as it is, and non-compromise on morality and the undying spirit of adventure in nature.

While the 60s is often discounted or as ephemeral—as a social aberration—1969 & Then Some offers keen insight to lingering values that cannot be separated from significant segments of the most significant population group alive today, the baby boomers, many of whom still hold sway in key areas of social and cultural evolution.

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Robert Wintner

Robert Wintner lives and works on Maui with his wife Anita, seven cats and Cookie the dog, who came in emaciated at 14 pounds, unable to stand. Cookie at 60 pounds raises a ruckus on the beach or in the living room in her continuing drive to make the world a happier place. The entire family eats well, stays fit and enjoys good health under blue skies.

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November 25 2015

Last Girl Release Tour @friedgatortail @MoBPromos


AUTHOR: K.S. Thomas
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
COVER DESIGN: Najla Qamber Designs
CONTENT WARNING: Adult language / Mature Content
When Beatrix ‘Trix’ Daley loses her twin brother Bo in a tragic accident, she inadvertently gains his best friend, Penn, whether she wants him or not. Penn is the exact opposite of her brother. Obnoxious. Cocky. And out to sleep with as many women as possible. But he knows. He gets it. Because he lost Bo, too.
Penn’s been going out of his way to piss off Trix since he was six. Twenty years later, and getting under her skin is still his favorite pastime. And Bo’s still the only thing that keeps them tied together. Even if he has been dead for eight years.
For better or worse, Trix and Penn have been the constant in each other’s lives, and the line between love and hate continues to blur at a steady rate…but Trix is the last girl on earth a guy like Penn should fall for. So there’s no telling which side of love and hate they’ll wind up on when all is said and done. And whether they’ll wind up there, still together…or not.
Trix smells like Lucky Charms and her cherry pomegranate soap. I hate when she stands this close to me. She always makes me hungry. And not for cereal.
“You wanna talk about where you were when I walked in here?” I know where she was. Getting sucked in by the darkness. I’ve seen it happen often enough over the years to recognize the signs, I just can’t figure out how to stop her from going.
“Just thinking about starting my new job tomorrow.”
But I’ll go along with it. For now. “Private practice this time, right?”
She nods, and her eyes shoot straight up again until they’re laser locked to my forehead and the work she’s doing there. “Yeah. Dr. Patterson. He’s a plastic surgeon who specializes in reparative surgeries. Does tons of pro-bono work helping families whose babies were born with birth defects.”
That explains her interest in working for him. Trix doesn’t do anything unless it’s for some cause or another.
I notice her gaze drop automatically expecting my response. It’s funny how it happens even when she’s so clearly fighting it.
“Sounds like your kind of doctor.”
I can feel her pressing down the small strips of tape over my brow. Then she steps back, examining her work. “Hope so. I interviewed with his office manager, so I haven’t actually met him yet. Kind of nervous, actually. What if he doesn’t like me? I really need this job.”
I rest my hands on her hips, twisting them back and forth playfully in hopes it will get her to smile.
“Come on, Trix. Not like you? How would that even be possible?”
She arches her brow skeptically. “You don’t like me.”
“Yeah, but that’s different.”
Her eyes widen and she throws her hands up at me. “How exactly is that different?”
“Because.” Still, I grasp her hips again and move her toward me, staring straight up into her teal eyes which are currently trying to ice me to death. “I love you, so liking you isn’t necessary.”
“Yeah well, I’m not sure what you feel for me is love. It’s more like hate that got so old and moldy it became unrecognizable to the point it could be easily confused for love.”
I smirk.
“You sound like you’ve put some thought into this. Are you saying that what you feel for me is nothing but old and moldy hate?”
She presses down on my shoulders to push herself away from me and out of the hold I keep placing on her. “Yeah. Pretty much.” Then she busies herself cleaning up the bloody gauze and leftover supplies from fixing up my face. She pauses briefly, a look on her face like she’s just thought of something. “Do me a favor and don’t pick at that. I’ll check it when I get home tomorrow and change it out if I have to. It should be fine though. Couple of days and it’ll be well on its way to healing.”
“Thanks.” But I don’t move. I just sit here and continue to watch her clean up. She’s back in her head, unraveling. And I can’t stop it.
So, Penn. You’re a single, attractive guy. Let’s jump right in with some of the more important questions. When it comes to women, what are some of the qualities you’re looking for?
Trix: It’s not so much their qualities as it is their parts. If they’ve got double ds and a vagina, he’s pretty much interested.
Penn: Shows how much you know. Shocking though it may seem to you, I actually do have some standards.
Trix: Name one.
Penn: Alright. Here’s one. They have to know how to match their damn socks.
Trix: Jackass.
Now, now you two. Let’s keep this friendly, shall we? Alright, so maybe we should approach this from another angle. Why did your last relationship end, Penn?
Penn (glances at Trix) : What? You didn’t want to jump in on this one?
She shrugs.
Penn: My last relationship, if you can even call it that, ended because she was a psycho who liked to watch me in my sleep.
I feel ya, Penn. No one likes the psycho-stalker types. Next question, lets see…okay, now that we know what you’re not into, lets talk about you. What would you say is your greatest quality?
Penn: My loyalty. Which some might find ironic, but the people I care about, they know I’ve always got their backs.
I’m sure that’s something your friends really appreciate knowing about you. One last question before it’s Trix’s turn. 
Penn: Shoot.
What is in your refrigerator right now?
Penn: Um, probably some water bottles, a half empty jug of OJ and a box of Pizza from Julian’s. We don’t tend to do a lot of grocery shopping at the house.
Trix, you’re up. Since it’s pretty apparent the two of you have a rather close, albeit rocky, relationship, what would you say is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to living with Penn?
Trix: You mean other than him leaving the toilet seat up? I don’t know. There’s the way he drinks and eats everything straight out of the containers. Or, the way he insists on walking around naked…yeah, I know, like what’s my problem, right?! Well, you try talking to him about day to day stuff while his junk is hanging out. It’s not all that easy.
No, I imagine it wouldn’t be. Although, I’m not sure I’d be complaining about it. Anyway, moving right along. What would you say is your greatest accomplishment to date?
Trix: I don’t know that I would call it an accomplishment, but what I’m most proud of is the work I’ve been able to do through Doctors Without Borders. It just means so much to me to be able to go out and do what I was trained to do in places where help is so lacking and so desperately needed.
That’s really admirable, Trix. 
Trix: Thank you.
Wow, that was some serious stuff, let’s lighten things up a bit. What would you say is your all time favorite movie.
Trix: Practical Magic. I could watch that movie over and over again.
Penn: No shit.
Trix: You love that movie and you know it.
Penn:I do NOT love that movie and YOU know it.
Trix: Then why do you have it memorized?
Penn: Oh, I don’t know. Maybe because you’ve made me watch it a hundred million times.
Trix: Be serious, Penn. I can’t make you do anything you don’t secretly want to.
Well, I get the feeling you two are getting derailed here again, so I’m going to close the interview with my last question for Trix. What is on your nightstand at this very moment?
Trix: On my nightstand? That would be my lamp and a framed picture of my brother,Bo, Penn and myself, taken when we were kids shortly after we started school together.
Where it all began.
Penn: You have no idea…
Dog Lover who likes her pastries full of cream and sugar….oh…and I write some 😉

Aside from being an author, I am also a mom to a beautiful 5 year old little girl. I tell everyone I named her after my great-grandmother (because that’s the mature answer), but really, I named her after my favorite princess – just so happens I got lucky and they had the same name…If I wasn’t a writer, I would work on a horse ranch – I’m an animal lover (in addition to dogs, horses are at the top of my list). I wear flip-flops pretty much everywhere I go. I would rather stay awake until 5 am than get up at 5 am (years of bar tending have left their mark), if I can, I’m going to the beach AND I will always be nice to people who bring me chocolate…or coffee…if you bring me both, I’ll probably love you forever.A gypsy at heart, I write the way I live, following the story wherever it may lead, always ready to start the next one. This is clearly reflected in my body of work which to date includes everything from Children’s Lit to Thrillers.
I happily reside in sunny Florida (for now) and always enjoy hearing from fellow readers!!

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November 25 2015

The Lover’s Surrender Release Day Blitz @JCReedAuthor

The Lover’s Surrender
Author: J.C. Reed
Genre: Mature New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
LOVE…sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s bad. And sometimes it’s dangerous.
Brooke Stewart, a realtor in New York, is sure of one of thing. She should never fully trust someone who has secrets. Especially when said bad boy is the sexiest man walking on earth. She is running away and has no intention of ever returning to him. But when a friend is killed and the one man she thought she would never meet again is accused of murder, she knows the story doesn’t add up.
Dangerously sexy and arrogant millionaire Jett Mayfield knows his secrets are not doing him any favors. However, when they serve to save Brooke’s life, he has no intention of revealing them. When problems spiral out of control and his life is turned upside down, he knows he needs her more than ever. He needs her more than he knows. But will he be strong enough to do what needs to be done?
In a world where truth shatters and danger is closing in on them, where love is their only sanctuary, will they be able to find each other or is it time to let each other go?

J.C. Reed is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of SURRENDER YOUR LOVE and CONQUER YOUR LOVE. She writes steamy contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery. When she’s not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, she dreams of returning to the beautiful mountains of Wyoming. You can also find her chatting on Facebook with her readers or spending time with her children.
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November 25 2015

Loving the Czar Release Day Blitz @OliviaGaines

Loving the Czar
Author: Olivia Gaines
Genre: IR Romance/Action Adventure
In this episode…
Ryanne knew that loving the Czar was not going to be easy because Eduardo Delgado is a complicated man.
Complicated becomes an understatement for the direction her life takes when she heads to Colombia for a week in Eduardo’s world.
The surprises keep coming, the laughs are plenty, and yes, Eduardo meets Big Sarge.   
The adventure continues and evolves in this episode of the Blakemore Files.
Olivia Gaines is the award winning best selling author of Thursdays in Savannah. She also writes the best selling serial The Blakemore Files.

She lives in Augusta, GA with her husband, son and snotty cat, Katness Evermean.

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November 25 2015

Adelaide: Bride of Maryland Release Day Blitz @ciaratknight

Adelaide: Bride of Maryland
Author: Ciara Knight
Genre: Western Romance
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s Tours
Escaping an arranged marriage to a cruel man, Adelaide Baker flees west to marry a total stranger as a mail order bride. Only the man at the final stop didn’t place the advertisement in the Grooms Gazette.

John Rivers wishes to live in peace on his own land after he lost everyone he ever loved, but his friends have other plans. They post an announcement in the Grooms Gazette for a wife. Now, John must decide if he will protect this young woman, or himself from certain heartbreak.

Ciara Knight writes with a ‘Little Edge and a Lot of Heart’ with her contemporary and paranormal romance books. Her most recent #1 Amazon bestselling series, Sweetwater County, has topped the charts and received acclaimed reviews. Her international best-seller, Pendulum scored 4 stars from RT Book Reviews, accolades from InD’Tale Magazine and Night Owl Top Pick. Her young adult paranormal series, Battle for Souls, received 5 stars from Paranormal Romance Guild and Night Owl’s Top Pick, among other praises.

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November 25 2015

Seal’d Perfection Book 2 Release Blitz @KBWintersAuthor @OnceUponAnAlpha

Seal’d Perfection, Book 2

by K.B. Winters

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Two years after a brutal divorce, Kat Ryan is making the best of her new life and focusing on being the best mom to her three year old son, Jax. She has her life on track, and even though she struggles to make ends meet, she is determined to build a brighter future for herself and her baby boy.

However, when bad boy, tattoo artist Jace Winslow takes up residence across the street from the diner where she works, her concentration flies right out the window, and makes her question everything she thought she wanted.

Jace Winslow is a decorated Navy SEAL with a bad boy edge that sent him into super stardom thanks to a syndicated reality show, Inked by Jace. With the lights of Hollywood come parties, drugs, and more women than Jace knew what to do with, but he’s ready to leave all that behind and settle down in a quiet town. At least, he thinks so.

Is there room in Kat’s broken heart to let in a new love?


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November 25 2015

Hooker Heels Blog Tour @RyanRingbloom @ReelLadys

Hooker Heels
Author: Ryan Ringbloom
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Kenna Winston’s world revolves around money, and the men who spend it. Men are mere pawns in the game that she calls life. However, her game is about to change once she’s offered a business contract with some interesting caveats. Kenna has to decide whether she is ready to up the ante and play in the big leagues. Or decide if the proposal being offered is crossing the line, even for her. With her heels high and morals low, she wonders what will happen if her heart gets involved?

Oh that’s right, she doesn’t have one.

Zackary Knight has always had things handed to him. That’s not the life he wants. Can’t anyone see that he goes deep, that he’s more than just a shallow dollar sign? Who is this beautiful woman who just appeared on his doorstep? Is she someone he can finally open his heart up to?

Because his heart, it’s a big one.

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Ryan Ringbloom is a YA/NA author who lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst, awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own. Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the best part of her day.

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November 25 2015

Finding Us Sales Blitz @Debra_Presley_ @bookenthupromo

Finding Us

A Nucci Securities Novel

Author: Debra Presley

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Pop star Abby Murphy is living every girl’s dream. She has fame, fortune, and a handsome boyfriend, a guitar player named Sean. That changes the night she finds him in the arms of another woman. Hurt and betrayed, Abby ends their relationship. But Sean won’t

accept the breakup, and she soon learns that he’s had a hidden agenda all along. Overnight, Sean transforms from loving boyfriend to dangerous adversary, and Abby no longer knows who she can trust among her friends and family.

Abby turns to her bodyguard, Danny Nucci, a man who will do everything in his power to keep her safe. But when Abby realizes her feelings for Danny run much deeper than she thought, she refuses to give in to her attraction in order to preserve her new found

independence as well as protect Danny from Sean’s machinations.

When Abby finally finds the strength to reclaim her life and acknowledge her growing love for Danny, will she be able to let him in? And will Danny be able to overcome his own demons to be the man she needs him to be? Or will she be forced to let him go forever?


“Come on sleepyhead; you have to wake up,” he coaxed.

“Go away.” She gathered the blanket closer to her body.

“I can’t. It’s time to get up. Let’s go.” He pulled at the blanket and saw that she was only wearing the T-shirt he gave her last night. He stared. Her legs were smooth and sexy, and there was a hint of her purple lace panties peeking out. Danny threw the blanket over Abby and stood quickly. He worked for Abby. He didn’t need images of her half naked in his brain.

He walked behind the chair. Distance was a must right now. His phone alarm sang “Reveille” and instead of shutting it off, he increased the volume and placed it by Abby’s ear.

She jumped, causing the ottoman to shift forward. Danny laughed at her expression but stopped when she lost her balance and fell to the floor. Like a scene from a sitcom, she landed on her ass, with her legs up in the air. Abby quickly covered herself with the blanket.

“Are you okay?” he asked.

“Screw you, Nucci.” She looked up at him with narrowed eyes. “Now help me up, asshole.”

Danny helped her stand, mindful of her bruised arm. The blanket fell to the floor, leaving Abby in his old New York Yankees T-shirt. Even though he knew what to expect this time, the sight was too much to ignore. He tried to avert his eyes but failed.

Abby laughed and walked slowly into the bedroom, shaking her sexy ass. “I’m gonna grab a quick shower. Can you get my suitcase or do you have another one of these I could wear?” Abby flipped up the end of Danny’s shirt, giving Danny an eye full.

“I’ll get your clothes.” Danny sighed and looked up at the ceiling. He was clearly off his game.

“Thanks.” Abby winked and laughed even louder. She closed the door and left him standing in the living room with his mouth hanging open. Holy shit. His mind raced with all the things he wanted to do to her, and he was thankful for the reprieve. He grabbed the keycard to Abby’s room and left to go get her things.


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She started writing lyrics in her wall-to-wall NKOTB bedroom at the tender age of thirteen while dreaming of the day she’d become Mrs. Jordan Knight. That dream never came to fruition, but she has continued to write.

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November 24 2015

Deadly Shot – Dan’s Diary Book Tour @_PatriciaMurphy @GoddessFish

Deadly Shot – Dan’s Diary

by Patricia Murphy


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GENRE: children’s historical fiction/Middle Grade


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Football mad, twelve- year- old Dan is a trusted messenger for Ireland’s rebel leader, Michael Collins. He promises his cousin Molly to never fire a gun, but after the dramatic events of “Bloody Sunday” in Croke Park, he is pulled deeper into the struggle. Hunted by a vengeful Intelligence Officer, Molly and Dan are forced to flee Dublin. But unknown to Dan, he holds the key to a deadly plot. And his enemy will stop at nothing to track him down. On the run, they meet Flying Columns and narrowly escape death But as Cork burns can Dan continue to outrun his enemy?





“Has Father been arrested for smuggling arms?” I asked.

“Your father would never do that,” she said. “Do you not remember why he jumped ship when he was young? It wasn’t just for adventure. His father got him a commission in the Royal Navy but he refused to take arms. He hates violence.”

I rubbed my knuckles that were feeling raw now from the rapid changes of cold and heat.

“I can only tell you what it’s like to live,” said my mother. “Feeling pain inside isn’t a good feeling. But it’s part of life. Sometimes you think you are broken but you are being broken open to new things, to grow.”

“Some of the lads say they don’t feel anything when they pull the trigger. Others have nightmares, feel blood in their mouths,” I said.

“If you cannot feel pain, it makes it easier to inflict it. Dan, you are not a killer. It’s not in your nature,” she said.

“I’m too weak,” I said.

She held my face in her hands, her eyes searching into my soul. I looked deep into her eyes full of love.

“No, Dan, you are too strong. You feel other people’s pain. That is strength. May God preserve and keep you so.” She embraced me tight. “We cannot go round it. We must live through it. The only way we know how. Respecting other’s humanity and dignity no matter who they are.”


Author Interview

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Patricia Murphy author of Deadly Shot – Dan’s Diary.

Hi Patricia, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Please tell us a little about yourself and your background.

As you might guess by my name, I’m Irish. I grew up in Dublin where I went to school and university. I now live in the UK, in Oxford with my husband who is an academic and my seven-year-old daughter. I am the eldest of six children, and I used to tell stories to my brothers and sisters every night, which got me started in storytelling. I am a children’s author. I have written a Celtic fantasy trilogy, The Chingles which has just been reissued as E-books (

Last year I published a novel The Easter Rising 1916 – Molly’s Diary, which has been well received and is currently being taught in schools in Ireland. Deadly Shot – Dan’s War of Independence – 1920-22 is my latest book and continues the story into Ireland’s guerrilla war.

I am also a Producer/Director of Documentaries for British television and have made several award-winning and groundbreaking documentaries on subjects such as a children’s hospice, children born with disabilities and how criminals commit their crimes.

What were you like at school?

It depends on what age you checked out my school reports! At around five or six, I was a bit hyperactive. I found it almost impossible to sit behind a desk in a room and would frequently get up and walk around. Then I went to four schools in one year when our new house wasn’t ready to move into, and I discovered I was good at school and I settled down. I became a bookworm at around the age of seven, and that was a major turning point. I loved school after that and did very well in exams. I realize now, I had some great teachers who inspired a love of learning. In my late teens before university, I got a bit bored again. But I knew I wanted to go to university and so I knuckled down for the exams.

Were you good at English?

Yes. I loved English and was lucky to win several writing competitions both in school and nationally. That gave me confidence. I had great English teachers. My favorite was Miss Cronin, who was very encouraging. She made it possible for me to envisage a creative life. She was an inspired teacher who infused each lesson with insight and enthusiasm. I read English and History at university.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

To keep writing and get better! I would also like to work in other genres.

Which writers inspire you?

There are so many writers that have opened worlds for me. Regarding children’s authors, Phillip Pullman’s Northern Lights Trilogy gave a vivid portrait of children with a cracking plot but also moral and philosophical seriousness. He lives in Oxford, and I’ve seen him on the street but wouldn’t dare approach him. He gave a terrific interview at the Society of Authors recently full of sage advice. I also love Nathalie Babbitt. She took on complex themes about conflict in The Search for Delicious. Lewis Carroll for revealing imaginary worlds and creating Alice, a heroine who is often perplexed, angry and sad. Donna Tartt is also a marvelous writer. The Little Friend is one of the best portraits of childhood I’ve ever read. I never tire of Jane Austen. I love James Joyce too. In a way, all writers inspire me because they’ve had the guts to write and put their work out there.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does Dan do that makes him special?

Dan is a talented footballer. He has extraordinary skill at keeping the ball up in the air – known as “keepy-uppy” – but also on the pitch. He has honed it with many hours of obsessive practice. It’s this skill that brings him to the attention of the rebel leader Michael Collins when his display of prowess causes a diversion that allows a wounded rebel to escape arrest by the British forces. Dan becomes a trusted messenger and lookout. Dan’s split second timing and hyper-awareness give him good survival skills. But as he gets pulled deeper into the struggle it gets harder to outrun a war. The morality complexities deepen, the stakes are higher. The character Dan is based on my grandfather who was a talented footballer and a boy scout in the rebel Fianna troop. But I have taken the germ of his stories of being a lookout and a messenger and built an imaginary plot that take the reader through real events.

What are you currently working?

I am currently writing book 3, which is the story of the Irish Civil War on 1922 that broke out after the Treaty for independence was negotiated. It’s told from the viewpoint of an Irish-American girl who moves to Dublin from New York after her parents’ messy divorce. She finds a cache of letters and the sliver of a diamond and is plunged into a mystery that takes her into the heart of Ireland’s bitter Civil War, the Russian Revolution and millions in a lost bank account in New York.

Which actor would you like to see playing Dan from Deadly Shot – Dan’s Diary?

Dan is a twelve-year-old boy – so it would have to be an unknown who could kick a ball! Unless one of my nephews were the right age by the time, a film would get made! I think Michael Fassbender would make a great Michael Collins. He’s from Kerry. Collins was from Cork, but it’s close enough and he once played him on stage. Dan would also work as an animation character.

What made you decide to sit down and actually start writing?

My first published novel, a Celtic fantasy for children, The Chingles from the East came from a story I told my then nine-year-old niece, Aoife. She lived in Kerry off the West Coast of Ireland. Three children visit a magical island and are plunged into an adventure that takes them into Irish mythology. My sister Audrey encouraged me to enter a writing competition and to my great astonishment I won. The prize was a publishing deal with Poolbeg.

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?

I am reasonably disciplined and keep office hours. Once my daughter is at school, I sit down at my desk and stop for lunch. If I can’t get a flow, I do some research, re-write, or catch up on admin. Once I pick her up from school, I’m back to being a mummy!

Where do your ideas come from?

With the historical novels, there’s the framework of historical events. Then I used my family history to get a toe-hold in the period. I like looking at photographs from the era. But a lot of it just comes out of my head! Often I find it has some basis in reality. When I wrote about the villain in Deadly Shot. I invented a sinister spy covered in tattoos. Then when I researched to make sure he wasn’t too outlandish I discovered there had been a spy like that. In fact, my character turned out to be an amalgam of several real historical characters.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

A mixture of both. With Molly’s Diary and Deadly Shot – Dan’s Diary, which are set in the era of Ireland’s turbulent path to independence, there is a structure imposed by historical events. But I chose where to begin and end the narrative and what to emphasize. I usually start with a vivid image of the character. I get a flash of a scene and then the character’s voice comes to me. With Molly, it was the image of a young girl running into the General Post Office in Dublin, just as it was about to be taken over by the rebels. With Deadly Shot, I saw a boy kicking a ball outside school just as a wounded rebel is about to run into a road block of British troops. Then the characters voice emerges, and I’m off. Somewhere down the middle, I start to plot. I enjoy plotting.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

I think one doesn’t choose writing-  it chooses you. Then it’s a privilege if you are published or find a way to an audience. The hardest thing is having to do a lot of sitting and not getting enough exercise!

Do you read much and who are your favorite authors?

I am an avid reader. I always have a book on the go. I’ve just finished Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet following the troubled friendship between two women in Naples from childhood to old age. My favorite authors are Rohinton Mistry, James Joyce, Alice Munro, Jane Austen, JD Salinger, Lewis Carroll, JRR Tolkien, Phillip Pullman, Samuel Beckett, Henry James.

For your own reading, do you prefer eBooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

I read in both. My husband bought me a Kindle when they first came out so I wouldn’t keep him awake at night. They are great for travel. I often read print books too, though. I’m going to re-read the Elena Ferrante books in print now so I can compare!

What books are you presently reading?

Having just finished the Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante, I have moved on to another novel by her, The Days of Abandonment.

My seven-year-old daughter and I have just finished reading Emil and the Sneaky Rat by Astrid Lindgren. The Swedish author was a big favorite in my family when I was a child and it was a real pleasure to read these stories with her about the naughtiest boy in Sweden. She wrote about Emil for a homework assignment, with many crossings and rubbing out. When I pointed out it looked like something chewed by the cat, she wrote at the bottom, “This is the messy way Emil would do his homework.” I didn’t know whether to scold or laugh.

Please tell us about the cover and how it came about.

When I chatted about it with the publisher Paula Campbell, she thought an animation style cover would work for this age group of roughly aged ten to fourteen, and I agreed. Illustrated covers are no longer seen as babyish and can appeal to a wide age group. The main thing was not to make theme ponderous or to look like a school text! All the children I’ve met respond very favorably.

Who designed your book cover?

An Irish illustrator called Derry Dillon. His work is vivid and energetic.

Do you have a video trailer?

Do you think that giving books away free works?

The jury is still out on this one. It’s a very tough climate for authors and publishers. But that means the market is less likely to take creative risks so giving books away for free is a way for an author to break through and establish an audience. That’s the logic of online merchants. However, it does create the perception that creative endeavors should be free by right. The financing system hasn’t quite been worked out to show if the authors will ultimately benefit. I’m keeping an open mind!

How do you relax?

I like walking in the countryside. And cooking and hanging out with friends. I love going to the cinema and theater with my daughter. I also do Yoga Nidra – a form of meditation that involves lying very still and breathing deeply.

What is your favorite quote?

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett

What is your favorite movie?

Andrei Rublev by Tarkovsky about a medieval Russian artist. I went to Film School so have seen a lot of classic films. It’s a Wonderful Life is a big favorite.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

My website is

Any final words?

Thank you for running this blog. It’s such a great thing to connect readers with authors.

Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with me and the readers of Room With Books.


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MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_DeadlyShotPatricia Murphy is an award-winning children’s author and Producer/Director of documentaries. Her most recent novel is Deadly Shot – Dan’s Diary – the War of Independence 1920-22. Previous works include the critically acclaimed Easter Week 1916 – Molly’s Diary, described as “brilliantly imagined”, “beautifully written and compelling” and “ fantastic at bringing history alive for children”. She is also the author of The Chingles Celtic Fantasy trilogy. She was the winner of the Poolbeg “Write a Bestseller for Children” Competition 2004.

She is also an award-winning Producer/Director of primetime documentaries for BBC and Channel 4. These include Children of Helen House on the Oxford children’s hospice for BBC. She created and filmed the launch programmes of Born to Be Different the Channel 4 flagship series following six children with disabilities through the 21st century. Other films include Behind the Crime about criminals and Raised by the State on growing up in care. She has also made Worst Jobs in History with Tony Robinson for Channel 4.

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November 24 2015

The Santa Claus Man Book Tour @theAlexPalmer @GoddessFish

The Santa Claus Man

by Alex Palmer



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GENRE: History/True Crime


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Before the charismatic John Duval Gluck, Jr. came along, letters from New York City children to Santa Claus were destroyed, unopened, by the U.S. Post Office. Gluck saw an opportunity, and created the Santa Claus Association. The effort delighted the public, and for 15 years money and gifts flowed to the only group authorized to answer Santa’s mail. Gluck became a Jazz Age celebrity, rubbing shoulders with the era’s movie stars and politicians, and even planned to erect a vast Santa Claus monument in the center of Manhattan — until Gotham’s crusading charity commissioner discovered some dark secrets in Santa’s workshop.

The rise and fall of the Santa Claus Association is a caper both heartwarming and hardboiled, involving stolen art, phony Boy Scouts, a kidnapping, pursuit by the FBI, a Coney Island bullfight, and above all, the thrills and dangers of a wild imagination. It’s also the larger story of how Christmas became the extravagant holiday we celebrate today, from Santa’s early beginnings in New York to the country’s first citywide Christmas tree and Macy’s first grand holiday parade. The Santa Claus Man is a holiday tale with a dark underbelly, and an essential read for lovers of Christmas stories, true crime, and New York City history.




But then raising money was always Gluck’s gift. He would run a series of fraudulent charities, often with the help of the astounding database of 76,000 New York donors, — including Astors and Vanderbilts — that he put together through the Santa Claus Association.

He would run groups like the Defense Reports Committee, Crusade against Illicit Traffic in Narcotics, Serum Control of Cancer, Anti-Prohibition Group, and something called the Window Crib Society — which promoted cages that apartment dwellers could attach to their windows to allow their infant to play outside in a chicken-wire box.

Gluck even tried to organize a bullfight on Coney Island. But after the bull charged into the crowd, then knocked itself by slamming a wall, Gluck was arrested and fined.

One of Gluck’s most notorious associations was with the American Boy Scout organization.

The group sprouted from the competitive spirit of William Randolph Hearst. The newspaper baron founded the scouting group in May 1910 as a challenge to Chicago publisher William Dickson Boyce, who had incorporated the Boy Scouts of America three months prior.

The boys in both groups went on outdoor trips, volunteered in the community and read Boys’ Life. But their practices differed in at least one significant way: Hearst’s scouts carried loaded guns. Partly because Hearst believed boys should cultivate skill with firearms, and also to help prepare members for eventual service in the military, rifles became standard accessories for American Boy Scout members.

But after a 12-year-old American Boy Scout shot and killed a 9-year-old in The Bronx during a fight, membership plummeted.

Gluck, who used scouts as volunteers at the Santa Claus Association, fought to keep the United States Boy Scouts alive, exaggerating its membership and the luminaries who backed it. He would attach the names of prominent politicians and businessmen as “executive vice presidents” without their knowledge, even as Gluck himself went around town calling himself a member of the Secret Service.

After a long court fight and dwindling finances, the USBS folded.

Gluck retreated to his Santa Claus cave, but the Boy Scout debacle had attracted the attention of many authorities, including Bird Coler, the city’s public-welfare commissioner.

Unlike its first years, when Gluck directed wealthy patrons to needy kids, the Santa Claus Association now asked for direct donations. In 1927, Coler found that the group brought in $106,000 (about $1.4 million today) but didn’t detail its spending. Salaries kept increasing, and a $10,000 fund had simply vanished. The “Santa Claus Building” was never built, but the group had still accepted donations for its construction.

Gluck legitimately wanted to help kids. But he also craved the fame and fortune the Santa Claus Association provided him.

Coler brought his findings to the Post Office, which rescinded Gluck’s contract. By Christmas, the letters coming into the office and the public’s support of the group evaporated. Without the endorsement of the Post Office, the association lost its logistical ability to collect letters to Santa. But more importantly, it lost the city’s faith.

Like a reversal of the climax of “Miracle on 34th Street,” the letters to Santa on which Gluck prided himself were taken from him. His right to claim the title of Santa’s secretary had been revoked as the postman literally walked into his office and removed the missives delivered to Gluck days before.


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Alex Palmer is the author of The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York, called “required reading” by the New York Post and “highly readable” by Publishers Weekly.

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It tells the history of Christmas in America through the true-crime tale of a Jazz Age hustler who founded an organization to answer children’s Santa letters — and fuel his own dark dreams. Palmer curated an exhibit about this Santa Claus Association for Brooklyn’s City Reliquary Museum, earning attention from the Village Voice, Time Out New York, and inspiring a memorable segment on WNYC (

The son of two teachers, Palmer’s love of learning and sharing surprising stories behind familiar subjects has led him to become a secret-history sleuth. In addition to The Santa Claus Man, he is the author of Weird-o-pedia: The Ultimate Collection of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things, published in 2012 by Skyhorse Publishing. it offers up a wealth of unexpected facts of familiar things. His first book, Literary Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Literature, takes a look at some of the more colorful aspects of great writers and their works, and was published in 2010 by Skyhorse.

He is a full-time freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Slate, Rhapsody, Smithsonian, Vulture, the New York Daily News, Publishers Weekly, and The Rumpus, among others.

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November 24 2015

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My Lady Gloriana

By: Sylvia Halliday

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In this twist on the Pygmalion story, a duke makes a wager that he can bed the
uncouth Lady Gloriana. But the bet takes on a life of its own…
The year is 1725. Lady Gloriana
Baniard is a beautiful fish out of water. Brought up on the mean streets of
London, she is a brash, blunt, obscene force of nature. But thanks to a brief
marriage to a disgraced aristocrat, she is forced to live with his noble family
and endure the humiliating process of learning to be a lady. Rebelling, she
runs away to Yorkshire, where she intends to be a blacksmith, a skill at which
she excels. She knows she’ll need a manservant to front for her. When John
Thorne appears, she hires him, stirred as much by his irresistible attraction
as by his strength.
John Haviland, Duke of Thorneleigh,
is an arrogant, indolent gambler and womanizer. Having seen Gloriana just once,
he yearns to make her his own. When he learns she has run away from her family,
he makes a wild bet with his wastrel companions―he will find the lady and bed
her. Disguised as a humble servant, he becomes her assistant, learning the
blacksmith trade. The clash of wills between these two proud people creates
more sparks than a blacksmith’s anvil, as Gloriana learns to be a lady, Thorne
learns humility―and desire deepens to love.
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Historicals under the pen name of Louisa Rawlings, the name of her maternal
great-grandmother. She has written for Kensington/Zebra under the pseudonym of
Sylvia Halliday. She has published 14 historical romances. Her FOREVER WILD
earned 5 stars from RT Book Reviews and Affaire de Coeur, and was a RITA
finalist for the Romance Writers of America. Her latest offerings, published by
Diversion Books, are MARIELLE (The French Maiden Series, #1), LYSETTE (The
French Maiden Series, #2), DELPHINE (The French Maiden Series, #3), DREAMS SO
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November 24 2015

Teaser Tuesday I’ll Be There @SamanthaChase3 @TastyBookTours @SourcebooksCasa

Montgomery Brother’s #6
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Releasing Dec 1st, 2015
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Samantha Chase’s popular Montgomery series

This Montgomery Has a Head for Business

Working for Zach Montgomery is
challenging on many levels-coming from a wealthy and powerful family, he lives
by his own rules and doesn’t answer to anyone. But Gabriella Martine has no
intention of backing down. She’s used to handling stubborn men, and it doesn’t
hurt that Zach is smart, charismatic…and gorgeous.
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Zach’s perfect world is turned
upside down when a climbing accident leaves him broken, angry, and maddeningly
dependent. In his slow quest for recovery, Gabriella is always there to
help…but as Zach comes to see his beautiful assistant in a new light, he is
forced to re-evaluate what it really means to be a man worthy of Gabriella’s
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Reaching across the table, Zach took one of Gabriella’s hands in his and just marveled at how soft it was. He always wondered what her skin felt like and now that he knew, he wanted to feel more. “Don’t leave me. Please.”

Her blue eyes filled with tears and she used her free hand to quickly wipe them away before they fell and then studied their hands on the table. “Zach,” she said softly, “we’ve been over this.”

“I know, I know,” he replied just as softly. “I need another chance, Gabriella. I need a chance to make things right.” He looked up, his gaze meeting hers. “I need you.”

Deciding to be bold, he turned her hand over and twined their fingers together and gently squeezed. He was surprised she didn’t pull away and thought maybe—just maybe—they were making progress. “I know I can’t erase the things I’ve said and done, but if you’ll give me one more chance, Gabs, I promise not to screw up. If I do anything to upset you, you can walk away. Hell, you can slap me in the face, kick me in the shin or throw something heavy at me and I’ll take it. I just…I can’t do this without you.”

Her eyes never left their joined hands.

“I don’t want to do this without you,” he said quietly.

“I’m afraid to…believe you.” He barely heard her words, they were uttered so softly.

Everything inside of him clenched with pain. His always confident, ever-efficient assistant was now distrusting and uncertain—because of him. “I don’t know what to say to make you believe me. Tell me. Tell me what I need to do. Anything. Anything you need from me to gain your confidence, and I’ll do it.”

She looked up at him. “It’s not that easy. Every day I walked into the office, I gave you another chance. Every time you berated me or made me feel like I screwed up and I came back, I gave you another chance. From my standpoint, you’ve had two years’ worth of second chances. I think I’ve been more than generous.”

His other hand reached out to cup her hand in both of his. “I know you have and you have no idea how much I appreciated it.” She looked at him with disbelief. “It’s true! I know I never said it but every morning you were there, I was thankful. Every time you walked into my office, I was thankful. Please. I’m begging here, Gabs.”

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November 24 2015

The 12 Days of Texas Cover Reveal @mbfeeneyauthor @MoBPromos

The 12 Days of Texas

by M.B. Feeney

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Official genre of book – Contemporary Romance
Leaving the familiar comfort of her UK home for a weekend in Texas is one of the craziest things Charlotte Evans has ever done. Celebrating her birthday with friends is the highlight of her year until she bumps into her favourite rock star, literally.
Gage Weston is used to having women fall over themselves at his feet … A rock star, an actor, he’s got his fair share of female attention, but what is it about the Brit that grabs his attention from the moment they meet?
Communication issues and crossed wires plague them as they try to work out what is going on with them across thousands of miles. Crazy friends and distance issues aside; can a relationship work, or is it a simple case of ‘a girl in every town’?
“Sounds awesome. I better let you get back to your friends. Mine will come hunting soon if I don’t hurry back; it’s my turn to buy the drinks.” He held out his hand again. “I’m Gage.” I almost burst out laughing as I shook his hand, trying to ignore the warm feeling spreading up my arm.
“Charlotte, it’s nice to meet you.”
“You too. Sorry I knocked you on your ass, I hope it doesn’t bruise.” Oh my God, he actually fucking winked at me. Dare I?
“Maybe I’ll get you to check it later.” Over his shoulder, I could see some of the girls goggling at me trying to listen to what was being said. “The troops have come to rescue me. I gotta go.” With more than a hint of regret, I withdrew my hand from his once again.
“Yeah, see ya.” He looked over his shoulder at everyone watching us before disappearing into the gents. I took a deep breath and prepared myself for the Spanish Inquisition. Walking towards the girls, a huge grin on my face. As soon as I was within grabbing distance, they did just that and frogmarched me back to our table.
I was in the middle of my non-story when I felt a tap on my shoulder. Turning around, I was assaulted by those eyes once more as they looked directly into my own.
“You dropped your cell phone.” Sure enough, in his hand was my mobile. I internally groaned as I remembered the wallpaper was a picture of him from a recent magazine interview that had been posted online.
“Thanks. I didn’t even miss it.” Our fingers touched with a sizzle, or so I thought. It could have been the booze.
“No worries Darlin’. How’s the ass?” I saw mouths drop open around me at the blunt and flirtatious question.
“Its fine thanks. I’ll keep my eye on it.” My words made him grin again. I could get used to seeing that smile up close some more.
“Nice job if you can get it.” He flashed us all another wide smile and then sauntered back to his band mates.
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6578767M. B. Feeney is an army brat who finally settled down in Birmingham, UK with her other half, two kids and a dog. Currently at university studying for her BA (Hons) in primary teaching, she procrastinates on her assignments by listening to music of all genres and trying to get ‘just one more paragraph’ written on whichever WIP is open. She is also a serious doodler and chocoholic. Writing has been her one true love ever since she could spell, and publishing is the final culmination of her hard work and ambition.

Her publishing career began with two novellas, and she currently has multiple projects under way whilst Honour, a compilation of her own military based shorts, was released in November 2013 and her short novel, The One That Got Away was released February 2015. Always having something on the go can often lead to block which eventually gets dissolved by good music and an even better book.

Her main reason for writing is to not only give her readers enjoyment, but also to create a story and characters that stay with readers long after the book is finished, and possibly make someone stop and think “what if…”

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November 24 2015

This Beautiful Escape Release Blitz @Ataxia_CA

This Beautiful Escape

Ataxia Awareness Fundraiser Anthology
Release: 11/24/2015


This Beautiful Escape
Volume One

By: Melissa Ann, Monica May, David S. Scott, Ethan Radcliff, Chelle Bliss, A.M. Wilson, Lora Ann, Airicka Phoenix, Audrina Lane, Bernard Young, Cleo Scornavacca, Heather Dahlgren, J.D. Stockholm, J.P. Barry, K.D. Grace, Kim Black, Linda Hamonou, Muffy Wilson, Naomi Shaw, S.L. Bull, Siren X. Star, Teesa Mee, Pablo Michaels, Komal Chandwani, K.L. Shandwick, Elizabeth Butts, Ella Medler, C.A. Bell, Cathy Schisel Knuth, A.T. King

Contributors: Bella Jeanisse, JD Hawkins, JW Snootz, Jenna Galicki


Synopsis: 18+

Open this book each day for an inspirational message written by some of your favourite authors.

This Anthology is special because each author that contributed has shared a piece of their heart with each and every reader.

This book is about spreading love and hope through the written word.

All proceeds will be donated to Ataxia Canada.

Available in ebook and paperback Nov. 24/2015

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This Beautiful Escape Volume One $2.99 USD

This Beautiful Escape
Volume Two

By: Melissa Ann, David S. Scott, Scott Hildreth, Ethan Radcliff, C.C. Genovese, Jacqueline George, Addison Kline, Chris Kalyta, Denice Garrou, D.J. Prewer, Kora Knight, Sam J.D. Hunt, Mason Sabre, A.T. King, Aimee Shaye, Alexa Keith, J. Nichole Parkins, Krihstin Zink, Kain B. Fairbrooks, Linn B. Halton, Layla Stevens, D.S. Cuellar, Maggie Adams, L. Marshall James, Dr. Julia E. Antoine, Cecile Hoare, Aral Bereux, Teesa Mee

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Synopsis: 18+

Open this book each day for an inspirational message written by some of your favourite authors.

This Anthology is special because each author that contributed has shared a piece of their heart with each and every reader.

This book is about spreading love and hope through the written word.

All proceeds will be donated to Ataxia Canada.

Available in ebook and paperback Nov 24/2015

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This Beautiful Escape Volume Two $2.99 USD


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November 24 2015

Taming the Whirlwind Cover Reveal

Taming the Whirlwind

by L.M. Heidle

About me? Hmm . . . I hate this part. It kind of makes me feel like I’m answering questions for a dating service, but here you go. . .
          I’ve spent most of my life in one part or another of Missouri. The last four years, through my husband’s career, I’ve gotten to live in Texas and Georgia.
          My husband and I have been married for ten years. We have two beautiful boys, who will
most likely drive me to insanity before they’re ten. We have three disgusting snakes (Can you tell it wasn’t my idea?). Now we’ve added a Rat terrier puppy to the crazy mix, who is beyond spoiled, but at least I get to dress someone in pink.
          I’d never planned on being a writer, never even crossed my mind. It started as a way to
escape during a difficult time in my life and then I realized how much I loved it. I’d finished my first book and couldn’t wait to start the next one. Now I’m on book four and already have ideas for number five running through my head.
          I never thought writing would be more than a hobby, but when I was given the opportunity to publish, I decided to take it. Who knows where the future will lead, maybe I’ll sell one book or a thousand, but at least I fought my fear of the unknown and tried.
          I have a ton of people to thank. My husband and children for putting up with me. My sister for giving me the idea by getting me addicted to my Kindle. If there was a Kindle’s Anonymous, I’d probably need to be a member. My parents for always believing in anything I do. Julie of Amazing Things Press for giving me a shot. Last, but definitely not least my fans (when I get some) for taking a chance on an unknown writer.
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Liz is slowly accomplishing her goals:
1.      Get out of her small town- CHECK
2.      Graduate College- CHECK
3.      Move to New York- CHECK
4.      Get a job- working on it
5.      Find drama- WAIT! NO! 
Finding drama was NOT on her to-do list, but apparently life didn’t get the memo, because it threw her one heck of a curveball. What curveball you ask? It’s not a what, but a who and that who would be Mr. Kade Ian Parker. The tattooed, short-tempered, sexier than should be allowed businessman, has turned her world more than upside down.He obliterated it. Her life has turned into something that even a soap opera
writer couldn’t come up with.
            Kade never wanted to find love. He saw how his family crumbled after his mom left; there was no way he was going to be crushed by another woman. No one had come close to making him want more, until her. No matter how hard he fought his attraction and oh did he try. Hell, he basically pushed her into another man’s arms, nothing changed.  He. Still. Wanted. Her.  

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November 24 2015

A Summer With Snow Release Day Blitz

A Summer With Snow

Author: Hallie Swanson

Genre: Contemporary Romance
It was the summer of 2005, probably the most memorable summer of my life. I was twelve years old, six weeks we spent together, forty two days, in that time our friendship grew, and then without warning he upped and left. I always hoped he’d come back to us, I couldn’t let go of his memory. He became my first, my only teenage crush. Every day he was in my mind, and every night he was in my dreams. Ten years on this man is still my secret obsession no matter how many men I’ve met and dated, nobody ever measured up. Even today, all I can think about is the summer of 2005, the summer I spent with Snow.
…But although Darcy thought she knew all there was to know about Snow, she couldn’t have been more wrong.

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“Darcy, lift your arms above your head,” he says, standing directly before me.

His tanned physique is to die for. Steam wafts up from his broad chest. There’s a slight gap between us, yet he feels so warm. Standing here like this is everything I’ve ever pictured in my dreams; every sensation, every ounce of feeling rushes through the core of my body. The tips of his fingers take the edge of my T-shirt, and holding onto the cotton material they slowly glide up past my waist, past my breasts, and with my arms raised, past my fingers. I glance down as he drops my top onto the bed. Encased by his arms, he unclips the fastenings of my bra. I sense his chest has cooled as he leans his bare flesh against my breasts. I lower my eyes, expecting him to lift me onto the bed, and I’ve no desire to fight him. He rests his cheek against mine, and I flinch as his stubble rubs against my face. His lips part as they press against my ear, and I tilt my head ever so slightly so that they can move down to my neck.
“You shower, Darcy; I left the water running.”
His fingers, his lips slip away and he walks to the far side of the bed, still rubbing at his hair. Is he acting like the perfect gentleman or, after the way I’ve acted, is he just too scared to make the first move? As I look over his body the thought of him inside me is making me wet. I blush, feeling embarrassed at my own thoughts. What’s happening to you, Darcy?

Filled with frustration, I saunter into a bathroom of wall-to-wall mirrors. I step out of my trousers and my black lace panties, and from the cold tiled floor into the shower. Blinded by steam, I lean my head back against the striking white wall tiles. I blink, screwing up my eyes as they are hit by jets of hot water. Taking the lathered soap from its porcelain dish, I rub it between my palms, touching my face, my arms. I begin circling my hands over my skin, trying to wash my frustration away; on reaching my breasts I circle my nipples … they are hard against my fingers. Still covered in soap and water, my hands dip down to my waist and on between my legs; slowly I begin to rub myself. I take his advice and pretend that’s it’s not me here, but someone else. Losing myself in my head, I feel I’m also losing my inhibitions.

“Snow!” I cry out. “Can you come here?”


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