Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Partners in Crime Blog Tour - Excerpt & Giveaway

Partners in Crime
By Downey Greene
Genre - Romantic Suspense
Publisher - Staccato Publishing
Publication Date - April 29th, 2014 

Gun, badge... and a swear jar?

Detective Faye Kane is a good cop. So when she smells a rat in her city she follows the facts no matter where they lead even if it’s right to Philadelphia’s own philanthropist and hopeful new mayor, Martino “Millie” Maliano. But after a rough day, sometimes even a cop needs to feel like a woman.

Enter Ian “Griff” McManus, rumored lead problem solver in Millie’s organization. After one hot night with a sexy stranger, he’s given a new target his boss needs quieted: Detective Faye Kane.

Dirty cops, loyalty, betrayal, even love. Detective Kane needs to sift through the ashes of her beloved city after it all comes down to find the one thing that matters, if she’s still standing.




 Welcome to day 3 on our Author Appreciation Month, this will run from the 1st-15th March and each day will bring you a new author or two. Today we have with us author Marie Garner, she's sharing two books from her The Misses Trilogy. ^_^

Miss Congeniality
(The Misses Trilogy, #1)
Author - Marie Garner
Genre - Contemporary Romance  
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 Miss Congeniality doesn’t curse. Miss Congeniality doesn’t have tattoos. Miss Congeniality doesn’t drink shots. Miss Congeniality doesn’t ride motorcycles….Or does she?

When America’s sweetheart…
Brea Richards is America’s sweetheart. Dubbed Miss Congeniality by the media, Brea has spent years honing her current reputation. And being one of the leading stars of a prime time television show…priceless. It’s a long way from her humble beginnings, but that’s her secret to keep. Or at least that’s what she believes until she gets the phone call.

Meets America’s bad boy…
Lance Holder is America’s bad boy, the guy they love to hate. He lives life the way he wants, and makes no apologies, regardless of what anyone thinks. All everyone sees is the tattooed, motorcycle riding, reckless movie star, preventing anyone from looking beneath the surface. And that’s just fine with Lance. Until his new gig puts him right in the path of Brea.

Will either one escape unscathed?
Lance is the newbie on Brea’s show, and everyone is watching to see if America’s bad boy will influence Miss Congeniality. They don’t know Brea’s worst influences happened long before Lance entered the picture. And Lance seems to be one of the only ones to see beyond her current fa├žade. Maybe America’s bad boy is just what America’s sweetheart needs…


Miss Man-Eater 
(The Misses Trilogy #2)
Author: Marie Garner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 23, 2015

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When Miss Man-Eater… Raquel Adams is in desperate need of a media makeover. Her already floundering reputation is made worse by her recent antics, and she doesn’t seem to care. Raquel lives life on her own terms and doesn’t answer to anyone, least of all Clayton Cox, the guy charged with making her a media darling. His take charge attitude is a problem for strong-willed Raquel, but she can’t deny the attraction she feels toward him.

Meets America’s spin doctor… Clayton Cox is the boss, and damn good at his job. He’s hired to improve your reputation and does so by swooping in, saving the day, and moving onto the next one. But he can’t move one from his newest client. Raquel is maddening, and gorgeous enough to make him forget his rule of never getting involved with a client. But Clayton can’t forget what happened the last time he mixed business with pleasure. All’s fair in love and war. Raquel wants Clayton, and nothing is going to stand in her way, not even Clayton himself. He doesn’t know what hit him, and soon finds himself juggling between having to improve her reputation and feign off her advances. But Clayton’s determined to show Raquel who’s in charge at any cost, even if that means thwarting her seduction efforts. Will Miss Man-Eater change or ways? Or will Clayton become the latest victim entangled in her web?



About The Author

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Marie Garner hails from North Carolina, and has had her nose in a book for as long as she can remember. Story ideas have been floating around in her head for as long as she can remember when she finally decided to write them down. She is an avid football fan, often found rooting on her Washington Redskins or her alma mater NC State. She has taught for the past 7 years, with a short break to earn her Masters degree. She loves London, having lived there for a year, and loves taking all those crazy ideas to make stories you enjoy!

 Thank you to author Marie Garner for joining us today.


 Make sure you add those beauties to your to-read list. 

We hope to see you back again tomorrow for another amazing Indie author.


**RELEASE BLITZ** Levitate by Kaylee Ryan

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Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 3, 2015


Trust. Five Letters. One Word.

I'm the girl who doesn't let anyone in. My world was shattered and turned upside down in one night. Since then I've been trying to live, if that's what you call it, but fighting the anxiety of what happened and trusting others is hard. Each day is a struggle to reach for the unknown.

Truth. Five Letters. One Word.

I watched my father give my mother the world and the stars. She took everything from him, then left him as a broken man with nothing to live for. I told myself I'd never fall in love. I'm guarding my heart and emotions, only looking out for number one. The only way to have truth in any relationship is to stay true to yourself.

Just when you think you've got it all figured out, you realize your puzzle is unfinished. You find a piece you never thought you needed until everything changes with one touch.

After that...you levitate.



Monday, March 2, 2015


Welcome to day 2 on our Indie Author Appreciation Month. Today we have author Chrys Fey with us sharing two of her books. Don't forget to add these on goodreads. ^_^

Hurricane Crimes
By Crys Fey

After her car breaks down, Beth Kennedy is forced to stay in Florida, the target of Hurricane Sabrina. She stocks up supplies, boards up windows, and hunkers down to wait out the storm, but her plan unravels when she witnesses a car accident. Risking her life, she braves the winds to save the driver. Just when she believes they are safe, she finds out the man she saved could possibly be more dangerous than the severe weather.
Donovan Goldwyn only wanted to hide from the police, but the hurricane shoved his car into a tree. Now he's trapped with a beautiful woman while the evidence that can prove his innocence to a brutal crime is out there for anyone to find.
As Hurricane Sabrina wreaks havoc, Beth has no other choice but to trust Donovan to stay alive. But will she survive, or will she become another hurricane crime?
 Amazon | NOOK | KOBO


When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.

The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?


Author Bio

Chrys Fey is a lover of rock music just like Dani Hart in 30 Seconds. Whenever she's writing at her desk, headphones are always emitting the sounds of her musical muses -especially that of her favorite band, 30 Seconds to Mars, the inspiration behind the title.
30 Seconds is her second eBook with The Wild Rose Press. Her debut, Hurricane Crimes, is also available on Amazon.

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Thank you to author Chrys Fey for joining us today. I know I've added these books to my to-read list, I hope you have too. ^_^

Tune in tomorrow for another amazing Indie Author sharing their books with us.


**BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY** James & Harper by J.A. Huss

James and Harper: Come and Come Back
 (Deadly, Dark, Dirty)
 by J.A. Huss 
Publication date: October 30th 2014
Genres: Erotica, Thriller

**A TWO-BOOK BUNDLE from New York Times Bestselling Author JA Huss**

 COME - Dirty, Dark, and Deadly Book One
This is a novella.
You will get more questions than answers in this book.
If you hate that - skip this whole series completely.

(It's twisty, complicated, dark, dirty, and ALL the main characters are killers.)

My name is James Fenici and you will never see me coming. I walk the shadows like darkness itself. I hide in the corners where nobody looks. I live by no rules, I have no boundaries, I take no prisoners, and I never, ever blink. I am not your knight in shining armor; I'm your worst nightmare.

My name is James Fenici and you are my target. Only one of us is getting out alive, and that's not gonna be you. Once your name is on my list, your life is over. It's a deal I make with death, it's a contract I sign in blood, it's forgone conclusion--get used to it.

My name is James Fenici and I'm as dirty as they come. But then one day I saw her. And every monster I thought I was. Every fact I thought I knew. Every dirty promise I ever turned down came back to slap me in the face.

My name is James Fenici and I think I am in love.

COME BACK - Dirty, Dark, and Deadly Book Two
This is a full-length novel
The final book (Coming For You) is now available.

"Secrets keep the darkness alive," Harper tells me. But that's not how I see it at all. Secrets keep me alive, the truth is overrated, honesty is never the best policy, and when your job title is Assassin Number Six--lies are your lifeblood.

"Death is a business deal," I tell her back. And I shake his hand with secrets every chance I get. They're currency in my world. I pay my debts with them, I feed on them, they ground me in the present and they promise me a future.

But Harper Tate is everything I've ever wanted. She's my promise, she's my obsession, she's a delicious fuckable transgression. She can be mine. She will be mine. All I have to do is complete the mission.

There's just one teeny, tiny problem with the mission.

It's a secret.


James & Harper - COME and COME BACK (Books One & Two)


**NERD BOOK BLAST** Liars, Inc by Paula Stokes

Liars, Inc
By Paula Stokes

For fans of Gone Girl, I Hunt Killers, and TV's How to Get Away with Murder.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of the truth, so when the opportunity arises to sell forged permission slips and cover stories to his classmates, it sounds like a good way to make a little money and liven up a boring senior year. With the help of his friends Preston and Parvati, Max starts Liars, Inc. Suddenly everybody needs something and the cash starts pouring in. Who knew lying could be so lucrative?

When Preston wants his own cover story to go visit a girl he met online, Max doesn’t think twice about hooking him up. Until Preston never comes home. Then the evidence starts to pile up—terrifying clues that lead the cops to Preston’s body. Terrifying clues that point to Max as the murderer.

Can Max find the real killer before he goes to prison for a crime he didn’t commit? In a story that Kirkus Reviews called "Captivating to the very end," Paula Stokes starts with one single white lie and weaves a twisted tale that will have readers guessing until the explosive final chapters.

For more information, check out THE OFFICIAL LIARS, INC. WEBSITE.




Paula Stokes writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. She’s the author of several YA novels, most recently Liars, Inc. and The Art of Lainey. Her writing has been translated into nine foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at authorpaulastokes.com or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.

Please make sure you add the Liars, INC. Website to your post!


Sunday, March 1, 2015

AUTHOR APPRECIATION MONTH DAY 1 - Authors Lilly Rayman & David Jerome

Hey Book Lovers, today is the first day on our Indie Author Appreciation month. This will run from the 1st-15th March and we'll be featuring 1-2 authors per day. So make sure you tune in each day to see the authors and their amazing books. You never know, you may find your next big read. ^_^

Today we have authors Lilly Rayman & David Jerome with us, sharing their books. Make sure you add them on goodreads. Enjoy!! ^_^


An Unexpected Bonding
By Lilly Rayman

For centuries there has been hatred, bloodshed and killing between the vampire and wolf nations.

A supernatural race, older than both vampire and wolf, have foreseen a future of peace and prosperity.

The few work together for the benefit of all, to bring about this peace.

Meanwhile, enemies within the wolf nation are working to upset the balance of power.

Will the unexpected bonding between wolf and vampire be enough to overcome the centuries of hatred and bring peace and unity to all?

Will the wolf and the vampire overcome their own heartaches to accept their bonding and let romance evolve?

At the death of her mother, Livvie was now the only wolf-less member of the Romulus pack, and found it almost impossible to live with them. With the Alpha's permission she left to travel the country. When she fell in love, she found her place in the world and settled with the man of her dreams on his cattle ranch in Texas. But after nearly a decade away from the pack, Livvie's life is about to change.

Darius, an ancient vampire, son of the Egyptian Sun God Ra, is wandering. His heart is aching, and his soul is restless. Eventually he finds himself in Texas, working for a beautiful woman with a magnetic pull he does not understand. It's only when she is taken from him, that he recognises a bond that is stronger than all others. The truth of that bond will shake him to his core.

Isia is Darius' twin sister. She has also found herself in a life threatening situation, unable to free herself and praying for death to claim her. Until she is found and rescued from an unlikely source, and her life takes an unexpected change of immense proportions.

As Beta of the Romulus pack, Cato has worked tirelessly at his Alpha's side. After decades of searching and never finding his soul-mate, he had given up on his search, and resigned himself that maybe the Fates were not to be so kind to him. But on a rescue mission for a lost pack member, Cato finds out that Fate had plans for him all along.

About the author
Well I LOVE to read, much to my husbands dismay sometimes when I have my head metaphorically buried in the pages of a book (I mean, how can that be literal since the dawn of e-books?)! hahaha

I LOVE fantasy, I used to take myself away from my shitty world of bullies and appear in some wonderful land of dragons and magic! Pern was my all time favourite hide out world, God bless Anne and Todd MacCaffery.

When in immersed in my fantasy worlds, I used to re-write the plots in my head, starring myself as some great, sword drawn character who wouldn't give two hoots what the local bully thought! That eventuated in my actually writing down my own stories. I've even been brave and posted my Dragon Queen stories which are the product of my childhood.

I hope you can find enjoyment in my hide away from reality!

More recently I was inspired to start writing again, and I picked up on the whole craze of werewolf and vampire. I have had the most enjoyment writing AN UNEXPECTED BONDING, and the extras that have followed with it.

I entered AUB into a writing rally, and was so pleased that I won in two categories, Best Work and Most Popular Work.
The prize money started the ball rolling to be professionally published. It paid for the professional editing of the manuscript.

Join the discussion today : https://www.facebook.com/groups/646856105362643/?fref=ts - An Unexpected Bonding 


Twitter - @LillyRayman0007 | Facebook | Smashwords 

Authors note...

AUB will be at the London Book Fair with my publishers Inspiring Publishers. The book fair is 14-16 April.


**Thank you Lilly for joining us today, I simply love the cover of your book.**

**I've added on to goodreads, I hope you have too.**


Rave Girl
By David Jerome

 A young girl named Maya must survive on her own, when her runaway mother dies of a drug overdose. Battling dark inner demons, she tries to find belonging in the adult world of nightclubs and raves. This lifestyle gets her tangled with heartless criminals that seek her life. Maya must now brawl to stay alive, while trying to find somewhere to belong...and someone to love her.


About the author

Born and raised in New York City, David Jerome completed his first novel, "Rave Girl". After spending eight years as a mental health counselor, David's writing has been influenced by the stories and personal drama of clients he has encountered and counseled.

Find David on Goodreads

**Thank you David for joining us today. It's been a pleasure.**

**Make sure you add David's book on goodreads, I did after reading Renee's amazing review.**

Here's Renee's Review..


Finally someone dares to shed some inside light on the real issues that people on drugs face every day, how they get there and how it affects the people that surround them. To be honest, when I first started reading Rave Girl I had no idea what to make of it. I have never read anything like it. This is a good thing.

15 year old Maya, physically and emotionally damaged throughout her growing up, left with nothing when her Mother dies of a drug overdose. With only one place to go she loses herself in partying and drugs. On a night out she stumbles upon Trey, a recreational drug user with a rough up-bringing himself, who introduces her to coke and all that comes with it. Little did they know about how dependent on it she would become. Battles with drug lords, suicidal tendencies, bring Maya and Trey dependent of each other instead of the drug. But with everything that happened during their wild nights it has caught up to them and now they run for their lives.

David Jerome produced such raw material in Rave Girl. The relationships are intense, the action is thrilling and the story has this realness about it which makes the story believable.It's short, not so sweet and straight to the point.

Don't know what to read next? Seriously consider giving Rave Girl a go. My expectations weren't high but let me tell you I am glad I read it. Not only did David create and deliver an amazing storyline, it also opened my eyes to the fact that thousands of people that have drug addictions and go through this type of thing every day and society barely ever hears about it.

I did find a message in it.
Everybody deserves to be loved.
Even if you don't think you do.
Thanks for joining us today. Please join us again tomorrow for another amazing Indie Author. ^_^