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Book Tour: The Fallen Series by Traci L. Slatton

Fallen
The
After Series Book 1
by
Traci L. Slatton
Genre:
Dystopian Romance
 
As
chaos descends on a crippled Earth, survivors are tormented by
strange psychic gifts. In this time of apocalyptic despair, love is
put to the test. One woman with mysterious healing power guides seven
children to safety. Charismatic Arthur offers her a haven. Slowly
Emma falls for him. But at the moment of their sweetest love, his
devastating secret is revealed, and they are lost to each other.

 
 
Cold
Light
The
After Series Book 2
 
The
end of the world brings chaos, madness, and psychic powers. For Emma
and Arthur, separated by an ocean, it brings a love that demands
everything. Emma’s beloved daughter is kidnapped by vengeful raiders,
and Emma embarks on a soul-crushing journey to rescue her. When
Arthur finds Emma, can she trust him? Against impossible odds, Emma
draws near the rogue camp, where she also confronts the deepest
choice of her heart….
 
 
Far
Shore
The
After Series Book 3
 
An
old enemy wreaks new havoc at the end of the world…

 

After
the mists’ lethal apocalypse, mankind’s only hope for survival
lies broken and battered, the prisoner of a ruthless sociopath who
will stop at nothing to hurt him. Emma sets out to rescue him. She
faces an ultimatum and must relinquish everything she holds dear. As
Arthur teeters on the brink of life and death, Emma’s healing
ability fails. Her own despair tests her, and she must grow stronger
than she ever dreamt possible as she confronts the truth of her own
heart.


In
a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test…


A
mystical odyssey, a haunting love…

 

 
 
Blood
Sky
The
After Series Book 4
 
In
a time of apocalyptic despair, love is put to the test… Deep in the
badlands of Outpost City, in the Dark Horse saloon, a poker game is
being played. The stakes are life and death—for the world. What can
Emma afford to lose? Will she gamble on herself, or on Arthur? Will
love find a way when the apocalypse closes in? A mystical odyssey, a
haunting love….
 

 

 
Traci
L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical,
paranormal, and romantic novels, including IMMORTAL (BantamDell) and
BROKEN; the award-winning dystopian After Series which includes
FALLEN, COLD LIGHT, FAR SHORE and BLOOD SKY; the bittersweet romantic
comedy THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE; and the vampire art history romp
THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR. She has also published the lyrical poetry
collection DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE and THE ART OF LIFE, a
photo-essay about figurative sculpture through the ages. Her book
PIERCING TIME & SPACE explores the meeting ground of science and
spirituality. Her latest novel THE YEAR OF LOVING follows an art
gallerist through a steamy love triangle and a challenging year of
love and travail. This story seeks to answer the question, What
sustains you when all else falls apart?
 
 
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Book Tour: The Scarred Bullet Series by Serena Kearney

Dazed
Bullet
Scarred
Bullet Series #1
by
Serena Kearney
Genre:
New Adult Romance
 
*This
contains mature content, explicit language, and sensitive subjects
dealing with abuse.*

 

*Mature
audiences is advised.* 

 

 

I
have a temper. I’m angry. That’s a given.

 

How
I take it out? At my job in the boxing room of our gym.

 

I’ve
spent over a year trying to harness it, but I wasn’t by
myself.

 

Almost
every night, like clockwork, he’s there on one side and I’m at
the other.

 

He
is big, rugged, but handsome.

 

He’s
also scary. Silent. Deadly.

 

When
I hear the name Bullet, you would think I would have gone running in
the other direction.

 

I
didn’t. I should.

 

He
has a past.

 

He
has secrets. Danger. Pain. Sorrow.

 

Little
did I know that it would just bring us closer together.

 

**FREE
on Amazon!**
 
 
Cursed
Frames
Scarred
Bullet Series #2
 
He’s
been there to help through it all.

 

Every touch, every sound, and
every breath.


I
was starting to get better. I was starting to live again the way a
normal girl should. That is until we graduated college and life got
in the way.

 

I
didn’t think I would see Dem Dabbs again, at least I hoped I would
soon, because now I’m falling back. I’m back into my habits. I don’t
think I’m strong enough, but somehow, I have.

 

I’m
living on autopilot… until I get that hope back.

 

I
can see him.

 

Will
it be the same? Will we pick up where we left off?

 

Will
his touch bring me back to normal?

 

Or
does he need me more than I need him?

 

 
 
Define
Us
Scarred
Bullet Series #3
 
I’m
supposed to be strong.

 

Until
I found I was in a relationship I swore I would never be in.


I
didn’t know how trapped I was until Dean Sailer walked into the
diner, making me question who I turned into.

 

Dean
reeked of overconfidence.

 

He’s
sarcastic and thinks he’s funny.

 

The
worst part is I find myself smiling when I don’t feel like it. He
brought out something inside me that I locked away a long time ago.

 

I
wanted nothing to do with him.

 

I
wanted to stay contained in my world.

 

When
tragedy threatens the life of me and my best friend, he’s the one I
find myself relying on.

 

He’s
there for me when no one else is.

 

No
matter how much I try to resist Dean Sailer, he seems to delve deeper
into a place I thought was gone.

 

Can
I change?

 

Or
will I be the definition of what I’ve made myself out to be?

 

 
 
Tenderly
Toxic
Scarred
Bullet Series #4
 
He
showed me what love is really like.

 

They
showed me how happiness affects the heart.


They
showed me that I still have one.

 

And
then my violent past comes to rip it out of my chest.

 

Fine,
let it.

 

Happiness.
Love.

 

I
have to leave it behind.

 

Violence.
Hate.

 

I
have to accept it all over again.

 

Because
I will do anything to keep the ones I love safe.

 

Including
going back to the cold, toxic soul I once had.

 

**Releases
Dec 1st!**
 
 
 
 
I
am a Leo. Born August 10, living on the east coast. I self-published
my first novel, PNEUMA, November 2014, and it’s hasn’t stopped
since.

 

One
of my biggest problems was having too much to read. Now my newfound
problem; having too much to write and not enough hands to type it
out. Not enough brains to put the stories together fast enough. Not
enough tea or coffee to keep me awake 24/7.


 

So,
like every normal person, I have to take it one day at a time.

 

 

My
cravings for sweets keep me going, any sort of cakes (especially red
velvet), pies, cookies, and ice cream.

 

I
have a cat named Bongo-Bongo, who loves to get in my way when I’m
trying to work, but is too cute for me to fight him off.

 

And
then I have my family, specifically my husband, who puts up with my
endless nights, my tapping of the keyboard, my ridiculous
imagination, and yet, he always encourages me to believe in myself
and follow my dreams.

 

 

 

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Book Blitz: The Unknown Elf by Karlie Lucas

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night.A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie
received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of
Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the
American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and
mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien
and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found
drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time
with her family.
She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her
husband and a cat named Kally

Connect with the Author here: 
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Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let
alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but
couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man. 
Now, Marie has
to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause
the destruction of everything he holds dear. 
 

Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them
even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep
hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy. 

Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a
bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole
Organization. Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face
her past before Christmas is gone forever. But does she have the courage to
truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?

 

~ Amazon ~ B&N ~ Kobo


Snippet: 
Marie groaned. Her head ached and she felt like
she’d been pummeled. She tried to roll over and winced. The sensation reminded
her of… No, she wouldn’t think about that. At least this time she hadn’t been
falling, a small boon to how she really felt. She tried to move again and
managed to dislodge several boxes. The light overhead shone through the opening
created from the resulting box movement. She had to squint at the sudden glare;
sure it hadn’t been on earlier. It took some effort to move out from under the rest
of the boxes, and her limbs felt like jello once she was done.
Sitting up, Marie took a quick inventory. Her ribs
hurt. Her head hurt. She could feel several deep bruises forming up and down
her arms and legs, and wished her head would stop spinning.

 

After waiting for a few minutes, she tried to
stand. Her legs wobbled like soft rubber and she had to put out a hand for
support. She didn’t think anything was broken and felt glad for that small
favor, but her legs folded up under her and she went down. Her vision swam and
she blacked out.
 
 
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Book Tour: The Year of Loving by Traci L. Slatton

The
Year of Loving
by
Traci L. Slatton
Genre:
Contemporary Women’s Fiction
 
Art
gallerist Sarah Paige’s world is crumbling. One daughter barely
speaks to her and the other is off the rails. Sarah is struggling to
keep her gallery afloat in a tough market when she learns that her
most beloved friend has cancer. In the midst of her second divorce,
two men come into her life: an older man who offers companionship and
stability and an exciting younger man whose life is as chaotic as
hers. 

 

 


Sarah’s
courage, humor, and spirit strengthen her, but how much can she bear,
and what sustains her when all else falls away?

 

 
 
Traci
L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical,
paranormal, and romantic novels, including IMMORTAL (BantamDell) and
BROKEN; the award-winning dystopian After Series which includes
FALLEN, COLD LIGHT, FAR SHORE and BLOOD SKY; the bittersweet romantic
comedy THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE; and the vampire art history romp
THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR. She has also published the lyrical poetry
collection DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE and THE ART OF LIFE, a
photo-essay about figurative sculpture through the ages. Her book
PIERCING TIME & SPACE explores the meeting ground of science and
spirituality. Her latest novel THE YEAR OF LOVING follows an art
gallerist through a steamy love triangle and a challenging year of
love and travail. This story seeks to answer the question, What
sustains you when all else falls apart?
 
 
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Book Blitz: The Remains in the Pond by Ann Swann

 

Ann lives in Texas with her husband and rescue pets. She taught reading and other subjects for a number of years before leaving to devote more time to her first love—writing. Reading with children was always her favorite part of teaching.

Cool Well Press published her ghostly series for the young at heart, Stevie-girl and the Phantom Pilot, Stevie-girl and The Phantom Student, and Stevie-girl and The Phantom of Crybaby Bridge.

Her adult novels—All For Love, women’s fiction, and the suspense trilogy Stutter Creek, Lilac Lane, and Copper Lake, are all published by 5 Prince Publishing.

Takers, Ann’s foray into speculative fiction, was released earlier this year.

She has won several awards for fiction since her college days and has had short stories and essays published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, The Binnacle, Timeless, an anthology, Seasonal Sweet, and Suspenseful, an anthology, Jitter Press, Fictionterrifica, The Rusty Nail, The Sandstorm, Reflections, an anthology, and Blue Mountain Review.

 

 

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Senior prom is the happiest night of Gabi’s
life. Her crush has just revealed that he is every bit as infatuated with her
as she is with him. When he has a car wreck and is transported to the hospital
in a coma, Gabi feels as if she’s taken a knife to the heart. But his jealous
cousin, Rose, sees her chance to give the knife an even harder twist. She
convinces Gabi to meet her at a local parking spot outside town. It’s a night
that will change several lives forever. One of the girls will return, and one will
become known as the remains in the pond.

 

~ Amazon CA

 

Snippet:               

  He grinned and picked me up the way he’d done the night he proposed on the beach. Only this time, he laid me gently on the huge white bed. Honeymoon suite, all the way, someone had scattered rose petals here, too. They’d even copied our sunset wedding colors.
            Reece undressed first, slowly. With great relish I sipped my champagne, nibbled my crackers, and watched him in the softly muted light from the rose-shaded bedside lamp. I’ll never get tired of this, I thought. He is every sculptor’s dream model, long and lean, all corded abs and thighs.

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Audiobook Blog Tour + Review: Home Economics for Girls by J.P. Wright

Author: J.P. Wright

Narrators: Claire M. James

Length: 7 hours 30 minutes

Publisher: J.P. Wright

Released: Dec. 12, 2016

Genre: Humor

Here is a country house murder mystery of sorts, for daughters and their mothers, and anyone else who wants to learn the correct way to eat a scone.

 

Violet has to prepare for her Home Economics assessment, but with a house full of guests and a lunatic sister playing detective, how will she ever get it done? And if the dog did not destroy her mother’s cake, who did? Did she really see someone lurking down at the gatehouse? Which one is the bay tree, and what does nutmeg look like anyway? Should self-confessed teachers be allowed out into society?

 

All these questions must be answered before the weekend is over.

JP Wright lives in the south of England. Between the demands of his day-job, his duties as amanuensis to the Tickham girls, digging his garden, cycling, running and spending time with his own beautiful girls, he sometimes finds time to write for himself.

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Narrator Bio

I am UK based London trained actress who now focuses on audiobook narration, writing and voice-over work. My natural accent is RP, but I can also meander happily around the British Isles. I have lived in Australia, so can give it a go…but I’m not native by any means! And let’s not forget that any English person worth their salt can fling a few phrases around in a Southern American Drawl.

Y’all have a good day now, y’all.

I’m always happy to hear from authors, producers, readers and listeners!

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Doors to the stairs and hallway duly slammed, I hurled myself in a fine fury through the back door into the kitchen garden — and there I saw it. The victim, below the window, obviously having fallen or been pushed, lying amongst the parsley, in the cool shade. The distance over which the remains were spread was dramatic; the damage was clearly irreparable. My first reaction was one of horror. Marcus was there, hunched over the remains, snufflilng and slobbering. My second reaction was of hilarity. There was something gloriously chaotic about the scattering of the pieces, light and dark against the green of the parsley, an occasional cherry-red spot nestled here and there. The thought of the teetering, the toppling, the separation in midair and the crashing fall and explosion on impact, the whole slapstick nature of it, was irresistible. I leaned on the door-frame and laughed. In case I seem heartless, or a little sick, let me hasten to explain: Marcus is a dog; the victim, only a cake.

 

Being a child is hard, but growing up with a little sister can be downright annoyingly frustrating. J.P. Wright has a humorous, whodunit story…chalked full of sibling rivalry, child detectives, and mystery. The drama that unfolds within these pages will have readers laughing and shaking their heads in a knowing fashion.

 

Violet Tickham comes across a violent crime at the start of the book; someone has destroyed her mother’s decadent and infamous Chocolate Cake! With only Marcus, their dog at the scene of the crime, her younger sister Tabitha comes in at that moment to suspect her of foul play. Now, with guests coming over for their mother’s murder mystery party, a house full of guests may deter them from their important task. Violet has a Home Economics dish to make, which she has no idea where to find some of the ingredients and doesn’t let her mother know about the assignment until much too late…all because of her having to watch her snooty, little sister! Tabitha has designated herself detective on the case! She secretly knows that her sister didn’t do it, but likes to goad her into thinking she did for the pure enjoyment of getting under her sister’s skin. She is determined to find out who did destroy the cake and get to the bottom of the mystery once and for all.

 

Wright has an interesting take on murder mystery, while the narrator was very entertaining and brought a lot of life to the story. This is classified as a cozy, but does have a somewhat satirical sentiment, based on the thoughts and emphasis of two young sisters. The pace is very quick and the vocal portrayal is superb. If you are a reader of cozy mystery and satire, you may want to try this one out.

 

A copy of this audiobook was provided to Turning Another Page by Audiobookworm Promotions, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a four-star rating for Home Economics for Girls or the Tabitha Tickham and the Cake Crisis by J.P. Wright, narrated  by Claire M James.

 

Q&A with Author J.P. Wright
  • Was a possible audiobook recording something you were conscious of while writing?
    • It was not something I considered at all at that stage. Now, having had the experience of hearing someone else perform my words, I am writing the next one with that possibility in mind. I think it will improve my writing: seeking clarity and beauty in sound might lead me to clarity and beauty on the page.
  • How closely did you work with your narrator before and during the recording process? Did you give them any pronunciation tips or special insight into the characters?
    • I think I gave brief notes on the two girls, but very little else. I trusted in the brilliance of the writing <ahem> or the skill of the narrator.
  • Is there a particular part of this story that you feel is more resonating in the audiobook performance than in the book format?
    • I love listening to the dialogue. The minor characters have more distinctive voices in the audiobook, and now in my mind too, having heard it.
  • If you had the power to time travel, would you use it? If yes, when and where would you go?
    • Would time spent travelling be time lost from where I am now? In that case, no I’d not go. Too much to do here.
  • What do you say to those who view listening to audiobooks as “cheating” or as inferior to “real reading”?
    • After the age of five or six, reading is not about practising the mechanics of getting the words from page to tongue, but about engaging the imagination, considering the suggestions the author might be making about life, entering imagined worlds. These can be done as well by careful listening as by careful reading.
  • How did you celebrate after finishing this novel?
    • I’ll tell you when I’m sure it’s finished.
  • What bits of advice would you give to aspiring authors?
    • “Are you sure the world needs your dreary teen vampires?”
  • Do you have any tips for authors going through the process of turning their books into audiobooks?
    • Read it aloud yourself first – or get your computer to do it. Better to find errors or awkward phrasing then, rather than ask your narrator to re-record.
  • What’s next for you?
    • I’m nearing the end of ‘French for Girls’, and have a half-completed draft of ‘Biology ..’ waiting to be taken back up. There will be a lot of polishing before I can consider getting those caterpillars transformed into audio butterflies.

Top 10 List

J.P. Wright’s Top 10 Perks of Being An Author
  1. The freedom and requirement to explore ideas: having to present them for others forces me to consider carefully and explore deeply what I am trying to say..
  2. It’s a good excuse to be talking to yourself.
  3. Venting, revenge, redress of past wrongs.
  4. Reading other books is ‘research’, ditto staring out of the window, watching the clouds, browsing dictionaries, listening to rivers, sitting in cafes listening in.
  5. Have you been out there lately? Better stay inside and write.
  6. Travelling without leaving my comfy chair.
  7. I can drink coffee at the same time; wine, I have found less helpful.
  8. They say material poverty is good for your soul.
  9. Every now and then, an idea or a phrase appears at the tip of the pen or the point of the cursor, that surprises and delights me.
  10. Somewhere out there there will be a reader or a listener who comes across the collection of words I spent so much time choosing and arranging carefully in order, and thinks ‘Yes, that is how it is.’

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Book Tour: Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner

Thread of a Spider
by D.L. Gardner
Genre: YA Historical Fantasy
TEENS ENLIST THE FAE TO WIN A WAR IN IRELAND
When all attempts to save her fiance fail, Ailis must rely on the magic of the forest folk.
Following an ambush at the Upton Rail Station in 1921 Ireland, British troops burn Ailis’ home to the ground and arrest her fiancé, Liam, for murder. She and her younger brother Paddy flee to an enchanted glen. Lured by a haunting song, Paddy is abducted by forest folk. Perilous obstacles, and a questionable stranger, hinder Ailis’ attempts to find her brother or free her fiance, until her only hope for survival rests on the magic of the Fae.
˃˃˃ A bitter uprising in Ireland is taking place and two siblings are tossed in the battle, facing death, believing in love, and hoping in magic.

1920 found Ireland at the peak of tensions that had been building for centuries. Famine, tyranny and strife robbed the Irish of their homes, their lives and their country. Four years after the Easter Rising, pressure became so great, that the southern Irish took up arms against the British and fought for a free nation. Thread of a Spider, a historical fantasy, weaves history and Irish myth together to tell a story about two teenage siblings caught in the war and swathed in the legends of Erie.˃˃˃ A fantasy based on history woven with rich Irish lore.

 

Ailis is caught by the Black and Tans, the ruthless soldiers sent to Ireland to calm the rebellion.

The Captain looked Ailis in the eye. “Do you have a weapon on you?”

“No,” Ailis said.

His face hardened, his eyes narrowed. “A man has lost his life because of you. Would you care to explain?”

Ailis wasn’t sure how to answer. She dared not incriminate her brother in case he found his way out of the forest and back home. They’d track him down and arrest him, perhaps hang him as a murderer like they did that 15-year-old in Dublin after the Rising. She waited too long to speak, but had no idea what to say.

“Well, maybe we can get some information out of you if we try a little harder. What do you think?”

Again, she had no answer. If they meant torture, she vowed to Saint Peter she wouldn’t talk.

“What is your name?”

“Ailis.”

“Say that again.”

“My name is Ailis.”

“Nonsense. I want your civilized name. Your English name!”

Ailis drew a breath. There was no sense resisting. “Alice Kilpatrick.”

“Your home is where?”

Ailis hesitated.

“Where do you live, Alice? Is that a hard question for you?” He glanced at his strongman, who reached for his pistol. Perhaps they were going to apply some sort of torture after all. Ailis didn’t know, but her heart skipped a beat, and a cold sweat formed on her brow.

“Sand Cross, sir,” she answered as she watched the bullets slip into the barrel of the revolver.

“Sand Cross? What were you doing up here in these woods?”

“Foraging. I have an ill sister at home and needed to gather bilberry.”

“Pity,” he snickered. “And who came with you?”

“No one.” Ailis bit her lip, anticipating his reaction.

“No one? Come on, little pikey. You expect me to believe that?” His voice became harsh.

Pikey? She cringed at the insult. She’d have slapped his face, if her hands were free. Instead, she clung to her lie. “No one was with me. I came alone. I saw your men and got scared, so I hid. I don’t know who fired the shot that killed your soldier.”

The two scouts who had been searching for Paddy appeared out of the forest and jogged down the hill to the lorries. Her interrogator turned to them.

“Did you find him?”

“No, sir, he disappeared. No sign of his trail, either.”

Ailis bit the inside of her mouth to keep from smirking. The officer glanced at her again.

“You don’t know who fired the shot.” What should have sounded like a question, was a spiteful remark instead. It was obvious that the Captain didn’t believe her lie. Her heart thundered and her face heated.

His nose nearly touched hers. “You’re a liar. I’ll tell you who fired and killed my soldier. Someone who cares about you. Now tell me who that might be.”

She felt a fever coming on. Panic. Her lips were chapped, her mouth dry. “I don’t know.”

“I see.” The officer stepped back.

“What do we do with her, sir?” Strong Arm asked. He held his revolver so she could see him spin the barrel, and looked hard into her eyes.

Dazed, Ailis waited. She knew some of the options they had. She’d heard what happens to prisoners of war. She was at the mercy of these men.

 

Excerpt 1 Paddy finds that Fae weaving spider’s silk into a magical cloth.

Thread of the spider,

Weaving of ties,

Cloak for Fianna’s

And soldiers who rise.

A fabric of healing for wounds and their ills,

A cloak of our finest periwinkle.

 

Suddenly, the song ceased, the glow dimmed, and the faerie lowered herself gracefully to the ground. Once she landed, she stood taller than Paddy would have expected a faerie to be. In fact, she stood his own height when her moccasins touched the wet sand. She set her yarn on a tree stump and glanced in his direction. “You there!” she said.

Paddy had been well hidden, hadn’t he? Still, she studied the very rock he crouched behind.

“Come forth and state your name,” she commanded. “For you’re spying on me as I work, and yet I have no honest vision of you.”

Paddy held his breath. Surely, she couldn’t see him. Her voice was not as frail as he thought a Fae’s voice should be. In fact, there was authority to her tone, like that of a queen, or some noblewoman who lived in a castle and had many servants to watch over.

“You cannot hide from me,” she said. “Stand up. Put your weapon aside, because that firearm will do you no good against the might of a Fae. Tell me your name, so I can see if you are an enemy or no. Bear in mind we take little sympathy toward humans, unless of course we can use you.”

 

With a passion for a good wholesome story, Gardner dives into the adult and young adult fantasy genres. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Dabbling in screenwriting, she’s won screenings and a trophy for some of her film projects.
She loves a tale that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships, spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her stories for young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.
D.L. Gardner is a columnist for the science fiction and fantasy publication Amazing Stories Magazine
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Release Blitz: To the Duke With Love by Amelia Grey

NEW RELEASE !!
The next lush, romantic novel in the Regency romance series, The Rakes of St. James, from New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey!
TO THE DUKE, WITH LOVE
Amelia Grey
Series: The Rakes of St. James Book 2
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Once destined to marry a peer, Loretta is now forced to be a recluse—until she meets the Duke of Hawksthorn—He never walks away from a challenge.
To the Duke, With Love
There may be times when a gentleman is desperate to gain a lady’s attention, but a gentleman would never resort to desperate measures to obtain it.
–A Proper Gentleman’s Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady
Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn, is guardian for his sweet, younger sister. Due to his misguided past as one of the infamous Rakes of St. James, Hawk is hoping to avoid the Season by securing a match for her before it begins. He has the perfect gentleman in mind, but for one infuriating—and unexpectedly intoxicating—obstacle: The intended groom’s own sister, Miss Loretta Quick.
Having narrowly avoided her own arranged marriage to an unacceptable nobleman, Loretta is determined that her dear brother—a gentle, good-natured soul—should marry for love. Matching wits with Hawk may be her greatest challenge yet…until she realizes it may also be her greatest pleasure. For the young duke’s irresistible charm has not only begun to crumble her stubborn resolve, it has claimed her heart in true love as well…
“A master storyteller.”
– Affaire de Coeur
To the Duke, With Love
“The latest sterling addition to Grey’s the Rakes of St. James series is another irresistible combination of skillfully nuanced characters, graceful writing imbued with a deliciously dry sense of wit, and lushly sensual romance.”
– Booklist
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“Lively dialogue and stubborn protagonists make this story work…. Romance fans will enjoy Hawk and Loretta’s low-key courtship.”
– Publisher’s Weekly

Other Books by Amelia Grey

Be sure to check Book One in the The Rakes of St. James series.
Last Night with the Duke
Last Night with the Duke (Book One)
Griffin, one of the Rakes of St. James, needs a chaperone for his sisters. Esmeralda is the one he wants. She arouses more than his curiosity. As a chaperone, Esmeralda considered herself too sensible to fall for a scoundrel, but that was before she met London’s most notorious rakes.
Buy Link: Amazon.com
“Grey charms readers with the first in her Rakes of St. James series, a tale filled with romance, fun and enchantment. A quick, charming read from a shining voice of the genre.”
– RT Book Reviews

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About Amelia Grey

Amelia Grey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books, Amelia Grey read her first romance when she was thirteen. She’s been a devoted reader of love stories ever since.
Amelia has been happily married to her high school sweetheart for over thirty-five years and she lives on the beautiful gulf coast of Northwest Florida.
She is a two-time winner of the prestigious Booksellers Best Award, and she has also won the Aspen Gold, and Golden Quill awards. Writing as Gloria Dale Skinner, she won the coveted Romantic Times Award for Love and Laughter and the Maggie Award. Amelia’s books have been published in Europe, Indonesia, Turkey, Russia, and Japan. Several of her books have been featured in Doubleday and Rhapsody Book Clubs.Coming December 5, 2017 Amelia’s second book in her new Rakes of St. James trilogy, To the Duke, With Love. If you missed the first one, it’s still available at your local bookstore or e-retailer.
Watch for Amelia’s third book, It’s All About the Duke, coming May 29, 2018. You can email Amelia at AmeliaGrey@Comcast.net
Follow her on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/AmeliaGreybooks, or visit her website at http://www.AmeliaGrey.com.

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Book Tour: All of the Rogers by Erin Lockwood

All of the Rogers
by Erin Lockwood
Genre: YA Psychological Romance
“How can you love someone so much and need space from them at  the same time?”
My alarm goes off at four am. It takes an hour to get to the studio, and then my ballet training begins. I go to school for a few hours, and then it’s back to the studio for more training. Go to bed. Repeat the whole process the next day.
I hate it.
My time at school is a blur, except for biology. I don’t rush through that class, because I get to see Roger Byrnes. He probably doesn’t even know I exist, but my heart beats a little faster when I see him walk through the classroom door with his messy hair and carefree attitude. He has so much energy. But then he stares off into the distance, and I wonder what he’s thinking. It’s the highlight of my day.
I wish I could quit ballet so I could be a normal teenager. Someone who Roger would want to be with. I could use some excitement in my life…I bet Roger could give that to me.
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Roger keeps running with me screaming over his shoulder, and I’m getting seriously worried he’s not going to slow down when he reaches the ice-cold Pacific Ocean. I can feel the freezing wet splashes on my legs, and as he runs into deeper water, some of the splashes reach up to my face. I’ve been playfully kicking and screaming for him to put me down, but now, I’m gripping his upper back, not wanting him to lower me at all. Don’t let the turquoise water of Carmel fool you; it’s damn cold, even in the summer. Girls wear bikinis on the beach, and surfers wear wetsuits all year-round. Even I know that.

 

“You broke a promise,” he says while his arm grabs me from over his shoulder and moves me down. The muscles in my legs bulge, and I clench them around his upper body, holding myself high up on his shoulder.

 

“What are you? A cat?” he says, confused, as he tries to figure out what I’m doing with my body.

 

I grab on to his head and use it as leverage to clench my thighs together over his other shoulder. “I never broke a promise,” I say, unashamed. The only emotion going through me right now is fear of going into the ice cold water. “I never promised to call you.”

 

“Oh, that hurts my feelings,” he says dramatically. He reaches up and tries one more time to pull me off of him, but I’m too strong.

 

“How the hell are you stronger than me?” he exclaims, clearly frustrated that he’s tried twice to throw me in the water with no success. All he’s been able to do is make me slip down his body a little. My one leg is still draped over his shoulder, and the other is wrapped around his back, holding on for dear life. My face has moved from over his head to right in front of his nose.

 

“Ballerinas are a lot stronger than you think,” I say with a calm, even breath. I’ve never kissed a boy before, and right now, I’m staring at one’s lips. They’re so full and colorful; they look as if they’re full of fruit punch. I wonder what it would taste like and feel like. If I just move my head a few inches closer…

 

“Maybe so,” he says, matching my even breath. “You might be stronger than me, but I’m more clever.” He spreads his arms out, as if he’s going to give someone a huge hug, and slowly, his body weight shifts back.

 

“No, no, no, no, no!” I scream once I realize there’s no stopping him from falling back into the water.

Erin Lockwood grew up in Castro Valley, California and attended the University of Oregon, where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in journalism. From there she moved to Denver and spent the next seven years searching for the love of her life and building the family of her dreams.
It wasn’t long until, with children starting preschool and more time on her hands, Erin refocused on her career, beginning with a successful entry into the world of residential real estate as a Realtor. Free time was spent reading book after book (and binge-watching the subsequent films) in the New Adult genre. Feeling hopelessly in love with her husband, she wrote him a short story leading up to their fifth wedding anniversary. That’s when she discovered her tireless passion to share her experience of falling in love through fictional characters. That story evolved into the first novel in the Angles trilogy.
Erin still lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Phil, and their three children.
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Book Tour: Seth by Crimson Syn

Seth
A Hell’s Lovers MC Romance #5
by Crimson Syn
Genre: Adult MC Romance

I didn’t expect to cross paths with Ciara Morton.

Her innocent beauty literally knocked me to my knees.

I’d never met a woman like her.

She’s smart to stay away from me.

I like my sex rough and dirty and I don’t believe in love.

But she’s slowly seeping into my bones,

And the more she rejects me, the greedier I get.

She should stay away, before I lose all sense of control.

 

Seth Scardino is all sinewy muscles and rough attitude.

He’s the type of man who takes without asking permission.

From the first moment I saw him, I knew he would be my weakness.

He controls me in every way possible,

But I’ll never admit it.

If I do, he’ll know I’ll let him take me completely,

And I don’t think I’ll be able to let him go if he does.

Wolf
A Hell’s Lovers MC Romance #1
Grayson
A Hell’s Lovers MC Romance #2
Riggs
A Hell’s Lovers MC Romance #3
Cain
A Hell’s Lovers MC Romance #4

My name is Crimson Syn, not really, but what fun is it to use my real name. Instead I’ll use my inner goddess’ name, it’s much more fun that way. I grew up in New York City where I had a wonderful education, loving parents and awesome friends. What more could a girl ask for?

I started writing at the age of sixteen. The first romance I read was Stephanie Laurens’ Devil’s Bride. Since then I have been influenced by dozens of flourishing romance authors and even more dashing and daring rogues. I must say it, but Fifty Shades was not my first erotic romance, nor did it influence me to start writing them. If you’ve never read Mary Balogh, Elizabeth Hoyt, Lisa Kleypas, Bertrice Small or A.N. Roquelaure’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy, then you’re missing out. Those were my sweet introductions to erotic romance, and boy were they hot.

So here I am, after reading so many wonderful stories, I have too many sinful tales of my own not to share. I like my alphas rough and possessive, and I have no shame in saying it or writing it. I had delightfully wicked teachers growing up, their books took me to new worlds and brought me new loves. So, I want to do the same for you. I want to indulge my readers in those steamy reads that will send them into the arms of dangerous alphas and deliciously sexy rogues, without leaving the confines of their nice warm bed. If I am able to entice your inner goddesses, then I have done my job and I am satisfied.

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