Friday, January 30, 2015

Cover Reveal, Blurb & Preorder: WHIPPED (Hitched, book 2) by Karpov Kinrade @KarpovKinrade @badassmktg #WHIPPED




"If you can't sell a dildo in Vegas, you're doing it wrong." Vi, WHIPPED (Hitched, book 2) by Karpov Kinrade, coming February 2, 2015. 

Yup--that's Vi, a feisty redhead with mischievous green eyes and an attitude to match.

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I love sex. I used to be a professional Dominatrix by day and a recreational Dom by night. Now I co-own a sex shop by day. I still do the Dom thing by night, when I can.

So, yeah, I love sex. But I'm not a sub. That's never been me. I like to maintain control in the bedroom. That gets me off.

But when the guy I've been chatting up online as a potential roommate shows up at my condo dripping sex and temptation… let's just say I might be open to trying new things… for him.

If his playboy ways don’t drive me insane. And if I can do the one thing I've never done for anyone. Surrender.

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But when you live here full time… that's not much comfort, is it?

Whipped (Vi's story) is a sexy, full-length, standalone romance in the Hitched series. These books can be read in any order, but you might also enjoy Hitched, the first book in this series.

Content Warning: This book contains sex, swearing... and did we mention sex? Lots of sex. And abs. And Australian accents.

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Blog Tour: Broken City & (Review) Broken Truce By D.D. Chant @DD_Chant @GHBTours





Broken City
Broken City #1
Genre/Age Group- 16+
By- D.D. Chant


A girl with no future
A man with no past
A little lost boy
And those who seek to find him....


....Welcome to Deeta's world.


Deeta Richards has never seen the outside world. Before she was born a banking crisis brought civilization to an end and now no one leaves the safety of the compounds unless they need to, but Deeta still dreams of seeing more than the building she was born in.

Tom is in the guard, this group are the only people that the tribal elders allow to leave the compound and Tom knows only too well that Deeta could never survive the harshness that exists outside. Then tragedy strikes and Deeta and her Sister Jan find themselves captured by a hostile tribe. Why does Tom know so much about these people? And why do they know so much about him? As this mystery draws to a climax, they discover that their friend Tom is not quite what he seems...

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Book Blitz: Broken Aro (The Broken Ones #1) by Jen Wylie @jen_wylie @untoldpress @NereydaG1003 #YABOUNDBOOKTOURS #Giveaway






by Jen Wylie 
Release Date: 09/04/12
Untold Press
265 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Open your eyes to darkness. What do you see? Does the darkness frighten you? Now imagine the darkness being the cargo hold of a slave ship. Your city has fallen. Your family is most likely dead. You don't know anyone around you, and some of them aren't even human. Giving up would be so easy to do, but not for Arowyn Mason. Not after being raised in a military family with seven brothers. Every great story should begin with a plan. Aro's was to escape and to survive.

Escape comes, but at a price. As they reach the shore, Aro and the other survivors learn that freedom doesn't mean safety. The slavers want their property back and will do anything to get it. The party uses every ounce of their brute strength, a hearty helping of cunning, and even ancient magics to keep themselves alive. Sickness, danger, and even love surprise them at every turn. Dealing with danger becomes their way of life, but none of them ever considered that nothing can be quite as dangerous as a prophecy. Running turns into another race altogether as her world falls to pieces again and again.



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Excerpt:

She looked up in a daze at Prince, simply amazed to find him suddenly there. She turned her head as a scream cut through his calming words.

She gaped in horror. Bodies lay broken everywhere. Pieces of bodies. Blood and gore covered them, the ground, and the trees. Kei stood a short distance from her, tearing a man to pieces.

But it wasn't really him, just a monster who reminded her of him. He didn't have teeth like a beast, or feral glowing red eyes, or such impossibly long claws. Her sweet Kei wouldn't cause such destruction, wouldn't be covered in so much blood.

"Aro. We have to go. And quietly. Do not call out to him. It isn't safe."

She looked up at Prince, her eyes wide.

"He's gone into the fury. He might hurt us. So quiet. Understand?"

She nodded even as more tears came to her eyes and she looked back at Kei. It was Kei? Her Kei?

The monster turned. His glowing red eyes met hers and a growl rumbled from him as he took a step toward them.

Prince rose swiftly and set her down, pushing her behind him. "Do not come closer."

Kei paused, cocking his head to the side slightly as if struggling to understand.

She peeked around Prince, her hands on the small of his back, afraid to move. Kei looked at her and she saw his sharp canines and the blood on his face. Trembling she whimpered, hiding more behind Prince.

"Go," Prince demanded. "She is safe now."

Kei continued to hesitate, swaying slightly as he watched her.

"You are frightening her. You need to go."

With a mournful howl Kei spun and disappeared into the trees.




About the Author
Jen Wylie was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. In a cosmic twist of fate she dislikes the snow and cold.

Before settling down to raise a family, she attained a BA from Queens University and worked in retail and sales.

Thanks to her mother she acquired a love of books at an early age and began writing in public school. She constantly has stories floating around in her head, and finds it amazing most people don't. Jennifer writes various forms of fantasy, both novels and short stories. 

Jennifer resides in rural Ontario, Canada with her two boys, Australian shepherd and a disagreeable amount of wildlife.

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Book Blitz: False Finder by Mia Hoddell @miahoddell @limitlessbooks @NereydaG1003 #YABOUNDBOOKTOURS #Giveaway





False Finder
Release Date: 01/13/15
Limitless Publishing
400 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Cora has been able to detect lies since she was born, she's…a False Finder.

However when blackmail, betrayal, and lying are all the population has to protect themselves, it makes her dangerous. It also makes her a target.

Because of Cora's ability, Rogan Carvelli-London's biggest criminal leader-has been trying to acquire her for years.

Cora has learned to survive and remain undetected-at least until one careless mistake causes her friends to betray her.

Sold to Carvelli, Cora is only left with the help of a secret organisation to escape. She knows nothing about them, but they have saved her too many times to ignore.

However, the closer she gets, the clearer it becomes…
Their motives are far from innocent.


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Excerpt:

Cora's steps faltered slightly, which brought a round of laughter from the class, assuming their taunts were hitting their target.

Regaining her balance, Cora forced herself to keep moving and ignore the abuse being thrown at her. Her eyes were only focused on the orange post-it note.

Without looking she knew what it meant. She had received them often in the past but the last two years, since moving to university, there had been none. Leaning down she pulled off the piece of paper, her heart speeding up as she imagined the words that would be written on it.

As people started to realise they were getting no reaction from Cora, whispers started to exchange amongst the groups. A few asked questions about what she was doing while the others went back to insulting her in private.

Peeling open the note, Cora hoped it was one of her classmates playing a cruel joke and that it wasn't what it used to be. She willed the writing not to be the familiar blue scribble that she had grown to both love and hate. That scrawl only ever meant one thing: that they were coming for her. Rogan knew where she was because one of them had snitched. It would mean an end to her freedom and she would once again have to start over.

Damn my mother for falling for his charm, revealing everything, and then having the audacity to die and leave me with her mess, Cora screamed inside her head.

Only when Sam shouted out did she realise she was frozen in place, her hand paused halfway to opening the note.

"Get lost, Sarah! No one wants you here now we know the truth about you. You don't belong with us." His voice was full of disgust but his volume was fairly level. However, in the silence of the room it felt like he was shouting at her, his words resonating around the area that was designed to have good acoustics.

Cora was happy that he still only used her false name but ignoring him, she slowly lifted the folded section of paper to reveal whatever message was hidden within it.

The note only contained seven words but they were enough to send Cora's heart plummeting to her feet. It felt like every millilitre of blood had been recalled by her heart as her body froze, an ice cold fear running through her veins. Her eyes studied the room, wondering if anyone in there could be the one delivering them. But having never met the person, she wouldn't know where to begin.

"Not going to fight back, Sarah? What's got into you, don't you want to hit me? It will be the last chance you get, so don't waste the opportunity." He laughed cruelly while standing up and spreading his arms out wide. "Look, I won't even fight back."

As tempting as it was, Cora restrained the itching desire to throw herself across the room and tackle Sam to the floor, before raining punches down on to his already ugly face. She wished she had the time to beat the crap out of him-she'd done it before-but the notes had never been wrong and she wasn't going to start ignoring them, especially when her secret was out.

Turning to Sam, her eyes hardened and her mouth transformed into a cruel sneer. "Go jump off a cliff Sam because, trust me, you'll wish you had when I return as I will not hold back," she stated, her voice low and filled with controlled anger as she threatened him, making sure she could be heard by everyone. Unsurprisingly her threat drew a series of 'oos' from the group but Cora didn't react, she meant every word, and deep down they all knew it too.

Before Sam had time to respond, Cora turned and broke out into a run, fleeing the room as quickly as possible. The only trace that she had been there was the orange note that had fluttered to the floor. Face up and scribbled on it in rushed handwriting were the words:

You have ten minutes, get out now.




About the Author
Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal or romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning. 

By the age of nineteen, Mia had published nine books, including the Elemental Killers series and the Seasons of Change series. Since then, her books have charted on numerous Amazon Bestseller Lists, and she has also had poems published in a many anthologies. With an ever growing list of ideas, Mia continues to create fictional worlds through her writing, and is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.

She also designs book covers and banners on her website M Designs 

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Blog Tour: Trigger by Jill Meengs @writeawaybliss




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Trigger by Jill Meengs

Published by Booktrope

January 27, 2015

Genre: Spy Thriller

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Jordan Shaw knows the only way to stop the man hunting her is to kill him. She also knows the other men who came after her are dead, some of their blood is on her hands, and she wouldn't have survived this long without the help of the intriguing and secretive Chase Hudson. Even though she isn't sure she can trust Chase, she believes she needs him to discover the truth.

Two days before, life was pretty good as she backpacked around Europe with her best friend. Now, everything has changed and she may not even live through the night. What started as a summer trip of self-discovery has become a dangerous journey across three countries as Jordan is forced into a world few know exist and even fewer survive. A clandestine international organization that will let nothing stand in their way has put a price on her head. Despite all the uncertainty, there are two things that she is absolutely sure of; she has one chance to out-maneuver a world class killer, and she has to make that move right now.

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An Excertp From Trigger

The gun, still warm from its previous owner's body heat, was heavy in my hand. Gripping it tightly I stood up from behind the car, pointed it at the two assailants and pulled the trigger. The first shot went wide and startled everyone except me.

The element of surprise gone, I had to act fast and with better precision. Time slowed and everything faded out of focus except for my targets. My mind, my body and my surroundings flowed together in flawless cohesion as I moved around the vehicle. I had rarely, if ever, experienced such precise clarity or finite precision in every fiber of my being as I did in that moment.

A look of complete horror flashed across Chase's face as he watched me. His mouth formed the word 'No!' but I couldn't hear any sound. It wouldn't have stopped me anyway.

Nothing could have stopped me.

I was completely committed because it was the only option if we were going to get out of there alive. Clear of the smashed car, I ran directly at the assailants with the pistol raised. Every fluid movement brought me closer to my goal. There was no wasted thought or action. There was nothing but the ultimate purpose: kill or be killed.


Guest Post

The best part about writing a book:



Is sharing something that I love to read and that I am excited about with other people. I love to hear what their thoughts are, what they enjoyed about it and how it made them feel. I also enjoy it when people say that they couldn't put it down!

I like to talk about the writing process and what it was like putting Trigger together. How I had to learn how to write, how to edit and then how to submit the book for publication. A lot of people don't know or have never thought about how to write a book or what it takes to get a book published so it is interesting to see their reaction to how difficult and time consuming it can be.

It is also fun to see how thrilled people are for me and this accomplishment and how much they want to read the book and to talk to me about it. Writing and trying to get the book published has been something I have been immersed in for a while now so to get a fresh perspective on it and to see people be so excited about a book being published makes me feel good and helps validate all of the hard work that it took to get Trigger published.


Character Bios

Jordan Shaw

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Jordan is a seemingly typical American college student backpacking through Europe for the summer with her best friend. She is smart and has a dry sense of humor. She does well in school and likes to have a good time, but is careful with how she approaches life and how she handles situations. So far, her life has been pretty ordinary, but the status quo isn't enough for her. She wants more because she feels that something is missing in her life, she just doesn't know what. While traveling things start happening around her that make her question everything, including what she knows about herself.

Chase Hudson

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Chase is a twenty-five year old American backpack that always happens to be in the right, or wrong place, at the right time. He is handsome, charismatic, and intelligent. At times he appears to be interested in Jordan, yet keeps her at arm's length. Chase seems to be highly trained in several areas that make Jordan question exactly what he does for a living and what his intentions are. Despite her concern over his motives she wants to trust him and finds that she needs his help whether she can trust him or not.

Marcello Molinari

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Marcello is an investigator for the Guardia di Finanza in Italy. He is a good-looking Italian man in his late twenties who crosses paths with Jordan and Anna when they are in Rome. Marcello is a very straight forward and honest man who would love to find love with an interesting woman. He is a gentleman with a great sense of humor and wants to always do the right thing. A case he is investigating and his own personal interests make him an integral part of the story.

Anna Richards

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Anna has been Jordan's best friend since grade school. They have done everything together from school and summer camp, to going on this trip to Europe. Where Jordan is more cautious and thoughtful, Anna is free-spirited and fun-loving. She likes to fly by the seat of her pants and jump in feet first before looking. Her attitude and approach to life help to keep Jordan from being too serious. Anna has a great sense of humor and loves to have a good time. She is also a very caring and considerate friend and would do anything to help someone she cares about. She is a good sounding board for Jordan and wants her to be happy and worries that she won't let herself be happy because she is so guarded.

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About the Author

Jill Postlewait Meengs grew up in a small town on the Oregon Coast. During and after college she spent extended periods of time backpacking in more than 30 countries. She has been to every location she describes in "Trigger" and some of the content is based on her own experiences while traveling. She met her husband, Chad, in the MBA program at Oregon State University. After getting married, they purchased and fully remodeled a house. It was Chad who encouraged, and then bribed her to write her first book, "Trigger." He says that he very much enjoys watching the flat-screen he purchased as part of their deal. When Jill isn't reading or writing, she is running, doing yoga or planning her next trip. Jill and Chad live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

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Pre-Order Blast: The Escape (Gumshoes & Grifters Series #0.5) By Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons @MelandLanaWrite @GHBTours





The Escape
Gumshoes & Grifters #0.5
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Genre- New Adult Contemporary/Suspense
Expected Publication Date- February 1st, 2015

Run for your life…

Sixteen-year-old Claire McBride just witnessed a brutal murder at the hands of someone she knew, someone she thought she could trust. Now she's alone, afraid and desperate to put as many miles as possible between herself and the killer. Seeing no other options, she flees her home town of Galena, leaving behind everything and everyone she's ever held dear.

Run for your life…

Carter Emerson's whole world has come crashing down around him. He woke to the news his best friend, Claire has gone missing without a trace, and there's nothing he can do about it. Finding out her car was abandoned in the busy city of Chicago, he and his brother can't help but fear the worst… With no solid suspects or leads, it looks like Carter's worst nightmare could come true, and Claire's disappearance may turn into a cold case.

Run for your life…

With the killer at her heels, Claire has no choice but to leave Carter in the dark. She can't risk his safety just because she misses the sound of his voice… But will the run of Claire's life be worth it in the end? Or will her past catch up with her no matter how hard she tries to escape it?

 

Book Release Blast: Chasing Ravens By Jessica E. Paige @jessicaepaige @GHBTours #Giveaway





Chasing Ravens
By- Jessica E. Paige
Genre- YA Fairy Tale/Folklore

Orphaned at a young age, 15-year old Anouk's punishment for being too outspoken is an arranged marriage worse than any she could imagine. Fleeing on horseback, yet without a sense of where to turn, she stumbles upon an idyllic village where she finds safe haven. Could this be home?

Ultimately, it will lead her to confront the very face of death, yet amidst the danger and darkness, she meets a handsome woodsman and finds a glowing blue flower with power beyond her wildest dreams.

Inspired by Russian fairy tales and steeped in ancient folklore, Paige's novel is ripe with fantasy, love, and courage.