Thursday, October 31, 2013

NA Author: Stephanie Lawton

Julianne counts the days until she can pack her bags and leave her old-money, tradition-bound Southern town where appearance is everything and secrecy is a way of life. A piano virtuoso, she dreams of attending a prestigious music school in Boston. Failure is not an option, so she enlists the help of New England Conservatory graduate Isaac Laroche to help her. She can’t understand why he suddenly gave up Boston’s music scene to return to the South. He doesn’t know her life depends on escaping it. Julianne must face down madness from without, just as it threatens from within. Isaac must resist an inappropriate attraction, but an indiscretion at a Mardi Gras ball-the pinnacle event for Mobile’s elite-forces their present wants and needs to collide with sins of the past.
Will Julianne accept the help she’s offered and get everything she ever wanted, or will she self-destruct and take Isaac down with her?

Always a misfit, Stephanie Lawton writes twisted romance that tugs the heart strings then punches you in the gut.
She has a tendency to psychoanalyze people, which comes in handy when creating character profiles. She has a fascination with teacher-student relationships, bullies, psychics, doomsday preppers and larger-than-life characters.
Making readers squirm is her greatest pleasure.
Proceed with caution.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Release Day Celebration : Let Love Heal by Melissa Collins

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Perfection. We all strive for it, but what happens when the desire to be perfect consumes you? What happens when the need to bury your mistakes blinds you? Melanie Crane has always been the perfect daughter, friend, student – she’s been perfect at everything, in fact. But when she lets her insecurities, the ones that she keeps hidden from everyone, get the best of her, she falters in her pursuit of perfection. Melanie crumples under the pressure and buries her pain. Numbed by sadness and guilt, she is determined never to let anyone find out how broken she really is. Bryan Mahoney may appear to have everything in order. He’s charming, witty and completely swoon-worthy. In short, Bryan has life all figured out, but appearances can be deceiving. When the landscape of Bryan’s family changes in an instant, he’s left to pick up the pieces. Not all bruises leave a mark. Now, weary and afraid, Melanie and Bryan must find a way to let love heal their broken and
jaded hearts.
Meet the Author Melissa Collins 2I’ve always been an avid reader. Majoring in English Literature was a no brainer. Becoming a teacher and instilling my love for reading into my students was also a no brainer. I’ve spent the last ten years teaching and I’ve loved (mostly) every minute of it. When I was home on maternity leave for my third son, I discovered a new genre that sparked my creativity. My passion for writing sprang from my love of reading and once I knew I had a story to tell, I couldn’t wait to get it out there. I only hope that my readers enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it. Excerpt
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Natural Harmony Cover Reveal!!

It's here, it's here! My sweet, pretty, baby is here! So much hard work went into this cover. I have to thank four people for making it possible. First, my cousin & friend Elizabeth Hinds for giving me a remedial photography class (I majored in Photo for two years before ditching college for beauty school) so I could play photographer and director for this one while she kept her feet up for Baby Girl Hinds! Next, my two LOVELY models, Jeremiah Shoemaker and Olivia DePaulis! You two are awesome and damn fine. Thank you for being my characters. And last but certainly not least, Miss Jennifer Streif, for creating this cover. Thank you for the time and love you put into making me my dream cover for Sabrina's story. And thank you for caring about the story itself, too. 

Coming December 30, 2013...

Suddenly named the acting president of her uncle’s record label, former pop princess Sabrina Walker is finally ready to grow up. While her professional life moves forward, she still clings to the last fragment of her past life in the form of an uncertain relationship with her manager, Beau.

When Sabrina hires handsome, young assistant, Wade Lawson, he awakens in her the hidden confidence she’s always desired. What starts as a casual affair quickly intensifies to something much more.

Sabrina must decide—return to the familiar life of an insecure one-hit-wonder, or embrace Wade and the woman his passion has helped reveal. 

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Do you see that little tag line under the title? A Confession Records novel? That's there because this is the first of at least three stand-alone novels in a collection! Two other novels are planned in the Confession Records Collection, a sort of universe-sharing series. I don't have timelines on either Sway or Changing Keys right now but I can tell you that they are in production and the Confession Records Collection has the potential to grow even bigger. I cannot wait to share Sabrina, Wade and Beau with you!

Thank you so much to all of the 40-some AMAZING blogger and Facebook Pages that took the time to share my cover today! I love this indie community so much. You guys rule!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

NA Author: J.L. Fynn!

Smooth talking. Ambitious. Loyal.
Twenty-year-old Shay Reilly has proven himself to his Irish-American Gypsy clan on small-scale cons, but now the clan leader has a bigger mission for him: playing the long game.
To rake in the big score he’s after, he needs to con co-ed Spencer into falling in love with him. He knows he should see her as a mere means to an end, but that’s easier said than done when there’s a witty, attractive girl in your arms.
Now the only thing that can keep them apart is the thing that brought the together: Shay’s plans of revenge against someone who wronged his clan and family years before—Spencer’s father

J.L. Fynn is the public face of a private identity. She enjoys making up stories about iniquitous heroes, providing Delphic answers to unasked questions, and obfuscating the truth just for laughs. But then, what’s an author but a professional liar? If you send her an email she might let you in on her little secret—assuming she likes your moxie.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Happy Book-aversary, Britni Hill!

From the Rubble is turning 1 today!  To celebrate it will be .99 for the next 3 days!!  Thanks to Kate Roth for celebrating with me!

From the Rubble is a follow up novella to my full length novel Tears in the Rubble.

In the wake of a terrible betrayal, Taylor and Layla bury their feelings for the other, good and bad, just to get by day to day.  Forced together because of their daughter, Taylor struggles to forgive Layla so he falls into the role of fatherhood, naturally striving to be the best father he can be.

Layla’s guilt overwhelms her as she fights herself over her feelings for Taylor.  After all, she doesn’t believe she deserves another chance.  She’s already had too many. 

Making a family out of a broken relationship won’t be easy, but with both Taylor and Layla pushing forward, will they ever find a new normal?  Will they ever confront their feelings for one another?

And now an excerpt from the book...

“I wasn’t counting on you wearing those shoes.” Taylor laughed at the look on her face when she looked up at him.
Layla frowned and looked down at her small feet.
“I was just thinking how I’m always wearing the wrong shoes.” She met his gaze, her eyes bright in the streetlight as she shrugged and smiled up at him. Unable to help himself, Taylor pulled them to a stop. Taking a step forward, he crowded Layla knowing he was in her personal space. Still holding her hand, he placed his free hand on her waist and propelled her backwards into the red brick of the building next to them. Layla looked startled for a second but she recovered quickly and a seductive heat lit her hazel eyes. The tip of her pink tongue darted out and ran across her bottom lip leaving a sheen of wetness behind. Taylor dipped his head pushing his hips into her, pinning her to the wall. It dawned on him that for the first time in a long time, he wasn’t having the inner struggle over whether he should kiss her or not. He knew this was right, he knew what they had was real. He was excited but not nervous. His hand landed on the back of her neck, his fingers tangled in her hair and his thumb stroked her jaw just before his lips touched hers. As always the feeling was electric. Using his thumb, he tilted her head more and ran his tongue along her bottom lip. Layla shivered and opened her mouth. Her arms wound around his neck, her nails digging into the skin there as she pulled him closer. Layla’s tongue stroked his own before retreating into her mouth with his following. Taylor could feel the heat of her skin through the thin material of her dress and all he really wanted was to feel that heat against his own flesh. They broke apart, both of them breathing heavily.
“I don’t think I'll ever get tired of doing that,” Layla whispered in his ear.
Pressing his forehead against her shoulder, Taylor pulled back and searched her face.  Taylor watched Layla pull her bottom lip into her mouth and frown.
“Do you really think we can make this work? What I did…”

From the Rubble is available today through Oct 19th for .99 on Amazon.

Britni is the author of Tears in the Rubble and From the Rubble which were both released in 2012.  She is a licensed cosmetologist and an admitted book addict. 
Britni’s inspirations come from the lively and interesting world around her.  Friends and family add to the stories in her head constantly.  Her love of music, movies, art, and people watching spark her ideas and help give them shape.  Britni uses real life to shape realistic characters and stories.  She is hard at work on her next release and counting down the days until she can share it with you.

Thanks for coming by to celebrate, Britni! Here is my review of the book!

After reading Tears in the Rubble, I felt like I had a good idea of where Taylor and Layla would end up but it's always nice to see more of characters that you love! If you were left wanting more after Tears in the Rubble this book will satisfy you without a doubt! From the Rubble was such a lovely ending to a tender story and it only makes me more anxious for something else from Britni Hill.

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NA Author: L.G. Castillo!

Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn't have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission: protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash's powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.
Determined to avoid anything that would risk his chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest obstacle of all--his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the Archangels and his ability to keep her safe. 
Soon, Lash will have to choose where to place his faith--in the home he has fought so hard to regain or in the forbidden love he can't bear to lose.


L.G. Castillo wrote her first story when she was ten and has been writing ever since. She took a break from writing fiction and poetry to focus on obtaining her Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She is now a licensed psychologist and works as a professor at a Texas university. She has published her psychological research in several professional journals and books. The Broken Angel Trilogy is her first venture into publishing fiction.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cover Reveal : Dear Emily by Trudy Stiles

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Author: Trudy Stiles
Book Title: Dear Emily ~ Series: Forever Family #1
Cover Designer: Steph’s Cover Design
Genre: New Adult/Romance

Release date: Expected December 8, 2013

Editor: Katie Mac
Formatting: Emily Mah Tippetts
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Two women. Carly & Tabitha. Both have suffered life-altering events that have left them both traumatically damaged.
Carly Sloan’s life was perfect until the night her security and innocence was torn from her. The vast repercussions from that horrific night threaten to destroy her stability and her chances for a happily ever after. Kyle Finnegan comes into Carly’s life at the height of her turmoil. Can he help her find what she desires most?
Tabitha Fletcher, on the other hand, has suffered from a very young age. She has been hiding from her past, which was full of abuse, loss and turmoil. She has been so brutally damaged that she has very little hope of redemption. The revolving door of men only leads her deeper into misery.
What circumstance brings these two women together unexpectedly and can they help each other heal? And will they each find what they need?

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(The below teaser is unedited and subject to change)
Dear Emily,
How do I start off a letter to a child I have yet to meet?
A child that has always been in our hearts?
A child that is meant for our family?
Your Daddy and I cannot wait for the moment we are able to hold you in our arms for the first time. To lay our eyes on your perfect face, eyes, toes. To breathe in the essence of a new baby, swirling scents of powder and linen.
We cannot wait to feel your beating heart against our chests and to listen to your slow and steady breaths.
To hear your soft baby noises.
To soothe your crying.
We have always dreamed of you, Emily. We’ve dreamed that someday our family would be blessed with a child.
We are now so close to realizing this dream. Our new family is within reach.
So very close.
We are now hoping, waiting, praying.
Love and kisses,
Momma & Daddy
My eyes are glistening with tears as I scrawl my signature at the bottom of the letter, touch my fingers to my lips, press them onto her name and close my journal. I look over to my left where Kyle is softly snoring, sleeping soundly. I mouth the words “I love you” to him, touch his back lightly, put my journal in my night table drawer and turn out the soft light by my bedside. I curl my body into his, tuck my head into his chest and hold on tight.
I love this man with all that I am and I love the father that he is going to be.
My heart is full of promise and hope.
© Copyright 2013 by Trudy Stiles Unedited and subject to change

About the Author:

Trudy Stiles is a New Adult author, avid reader, mom to two beautiful children and married to the love of her life. She just wrote her debut novel, "Dear Emily, and cannot wait to share it with everyone.
You'll know that she's writing when you see her plugged into her laptop with her earbuds and she always has a playlist ready for her writing sprints.
When she's not writing, she's carting her children to their various activities while avoiding any kind of laundry or housework. She also loves to run along the boardwalk of the beautiful New Jersey shore.
She's always been an avid reader and frequently escapes into the fictional worlds of the many characters that she has come to love. Well now there are some fictional characters in her head dying to get out!
This first story is called "Dear Emily" and will begin the "Forever Family" series.
Twitter: @trudystiles
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Friday, October 11, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Girl Before Eve by Lisa J. Hobman

From Lisa J. Hobman

Unrequited love is the biggest heartache…

Lily and Adam have been best friends since the dawn of time.  Well, the dawn of their time.  Okay…since primary school actually.  Everyone accepted them as best friends.  Until one day, aged 18, Lily made a fateful discovery.  She was head over heels in love.

With Adam.

Her unrequited feelings are hard to deal with initially but become even harder when Lily inadvertently introduces him to the love of his life.  It all started as a bit of a joke thanks to the other woman's name.


Many years later and Adam is once again single and heartbroken and Lily is there to help him pick up the pieces.  Her methods are sometimes a little unorthodox and lead to ridiculous consequences. 

Can Lily help Adam to move on and find happiness again?  And can either of the friends recover from losing the love of their lives?

Sometimes the one thing you want is way out of reach.