Tuesday, October 17, 2017

J.T. Geissinger's Burn for You Release Day #Giveaway

Title: Burn For You
Author: J.T. Geissinger
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Series: Slow Burn, #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance


Summary

Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum—money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract—and a stunning ring.

The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he’s built walls to avoid.

As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending…or a recipe for disaster?

Jamie Beck's Joyfully His Release #Giveaway

Title: JOYFULLY HIS
Author: Jamie Beck
Release Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Montlake Romance

Summary

Folks in Sterling Canyon know that small towns have long memories. Two years after the DUI that injured a pedestrian, Andy Randall is still making amends. He hopes the Christmas spirit will help him get rehired as a ski instructor, but that job will come with conditions. He can’t afford another mistake, which is exactly what making a play for his former boss and friend, Nikki Steele, would be.

Nikki races down double black diamonds and hikes mountains better than most guys, unafraid of tumbling down the slopes. But trusting the guy who once shot her down could end in a fall that actually hurts, especially when she’d have to vouch for him with her boss. Still, the resort needs another instructor to handle the holiday tourists, and Andy’s sexy grin and relaxed charisma make him hard to resist.

With both of their reputations now on the line, can Andy convince Nikki that the second chance he wants isn’t only about the job?


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London Calling
Three Scintillating Victorian Steampunk Tales
By Sorcha Mowbray, TL Reeve & Michelle Ryan, and Dena Garson
Publisher: After Glows Publishing
Release Date: October 17, 2017

Take a journey to Victorian London where an assassin meets her match, zombies invade, and top scientists go missing.

Four talented authors come together to bring you three BRAND NEW, full length Victorian steampunk novels of seduction, adventure, and mystery.

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Seducing the Assassin (The Ladies League)  
by Sorcha Mowbray
Josephine Stanton, Madame and assassin, has another assignment to eliminate an enemy of the Queen. Too bad John Griffin, The Earl of Melton, has no intention of dying. Neither of the pair expects the heat that steams them up between the sheets and ultimately sets New Victorian London on its ear.

Darkness Rises by TL Reeve and Michele Ryan
A zombie horde has invaded London, England. Jonah McRae and his band of ghoulish Dreadfuls are London’s only hope. However, when Annabelle Craig threatens his mission he doesn’t know whether to kill her or claim her as his. Can the hunter and the huntee team together to take down the horde? Or will London be lost forever?

Her Clockwork Heart by Dena Garson
During her search for her missing brother, Trixie is reunited with Nathaniel, the man she never stopped loving. Sensing that Trixie might be in danger, Nathaniel lends his skills as an investigator to her efforts. Their love is rekindled as they race across the country looking for clues to more than one mystery.

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Sorcha Mowbray
Sorcha Mowbray is a mild mannered office worker by day…okay, so she is actually a mouthy, opinionated, take charge kind of gal who bosses everyone around; but she definitely works in an office. At night she writes romance so hot she sets the sheets on fire! Just ask her slightly singed husband.
She is a longtime lover of historical romance, having grown up reading Johanna Lindsey and Judith McNaught. Then she discovered Thea Devine and Susan Johnson. Holy cow! Heroes and heroines could do THAT? From there, things devolved into trying her hand at writing a little smexy. Needless to say, she liked it and she hopes you do too!
For more information about Sorcha, please visit her website, “Like” Sorcha on Facebook and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Goodreads. Join Sorcha’s newsletter to be the first to hear about upcoming releases. She’s loves hearing from her readers. Email her directly at sorcha@sorchamowbray.com.



TL Reeve
TL Reeve, a best selling, multi-published author with Cobblestone Press, Decadent Publishing, Evernight Publishing, and Loose-Id, was born out of a love of family and a bond that became unbreakable. Living in Alabama, TL misses Los Angeles, and will one day return to the beaches of Southern California. When not writing something hot and sexy, TL can be found curled up with a good book, or working on homework with a cute little pixie



Michele Ryan
Michele Ryan is an author with Decadent and After Glows Publishing. She embraced her creative passion and co-authored several books with fellow author TL Reeve. Michele has also published two solo novellas. Michele is a lifelong resident of the state of New Jersey, along with her husband and three children, whom she refers to as her hobbits. When Michele is not plotting or writing, she can be found either volunteering at her children’s school or reading.



Dena Garson
Dena Garson is an award winning author of contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance. She holds a BBA and a MBA in Business and works in the wacky world of quality and process improvement. Making up her own reality on paper is what keeps her sane.
She is the mother of two rowdy boys, two rambunctious cats (AKA the fuzzy jerks), and a loving Labrador. When she isn't writing you can find her at her at the sewing machine or stringing beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.






K.C. Tansley's THE GIRL WHO SAVED GHOSTS Release #Giveaway Blast!

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The Girl Who Saved Ghosts
by K.C. Tansley

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Unbelievables - Book 2
Publisher: Beckett Publishing Group (October 17, 2017)
Publication Date: October 17, 2017
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers , Teens & YA
Print Length: 280 pages
Available from: Amazon | iBooks | KoboBarnes & Noble



She tried to ignore them. Now she might risk everything to save them.
After a summer spent in a haunted castle—a summer in which she traveled through time to solve a murder mystery—Kat is looking forward to a totally normal senior year at McTernan Academy. Then the ghost of a little girl appears and begs Kat for help, and more unquiet apparitions follow. All of them are terrified by the Dark One, and it soon becomes clear that that this evil force wants Kat dead.
Searching for help, Kat leaves school for the ancestral home she’s only just discovered. Her friend Evan, whose family is joined to her own by an arcane history, accompanies her. With the assistance of her eccentric great aunts and a loyal family ghost, Kat soon learns that she and Evan can only fix the present by traveling into the past.
As Kat and Evan make their way through nineteenth-century Vienna, the Dark One stalks them, and Kat must decide what she’s willing to sacrifice to save a ghost.
The Girl Who Saved Ghosts is The Haunting of Sunshine Girl meets Outlander. It’s a fast-paced YA time-travel murder mystery novel that combines paranormal and gothic elements to create a story full of ancestral legacies, powerful spells, unexpected connections, and inherited destinies.
Related subjects include horror and ghosts, family saga, Connecticut, New England, paranormal mystery, series, young adult, romance, and historical fiction.

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The Unbelievables Series - Book 1
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What will happen in Book 3?
In the next book, Kat and Evan learn more about their abilities and time-travel in search of the
Mallory bracelet. They face new obstacles with the unbelievables and their bond is tested.

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Six Reasons Why YA Paranormal Won’t Die

Readers and authors love to debate when something will “die” in publishing. It would be morbid, except they are talking about a trend or a popular movement in literature. I’m pretty excited to explain why I believe this genre is here to stay because it’s what I write and my favorite genre to read.

1) Talented Writers

Great writers will always draw readers. YA paranormal has authors like Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Stephenie Meyer, and Rachel Caine. Their writing is smooth and clean and clear. We readers tear through their books because these authors write compelling stories with intricate world building and mass appeal. They take well known supernatural creatures like angels & demons or vampires and create a fascinating take on the mythology and the rules of their creatures’ world. 

Even when we put aside the biggest names, the genre is filled with talented authors who create amazing worlds with unforgettable characters and great plots: Aprilynne Pike, Dawn Metcalf, Paige McKenzie, Brenda Drake, C.J. Redwine, K.R. Conway, and Andrea Cremer—just to list a few. These authors create stories worth reading. They bring to life fairies, werewolves, ghosts, witches, and psychics with a twist on the familiar folklore or a radical rewriting of it. Either way, they pull us into their worlds and keep us coming back for more.

2) Loyal Fans

Confession time, when I read a contemporary, I can’t help thinking something is missing. Oh right, the paranormal. Ghosts, vampires, mermaids, zombies, and all the other supernatural creatures have a foothold in my heart and my reading tastes. I need them in a story for it to feel complete. That is never going to change. 

A teen who loves paranormal becomes an adult who loves paranormal. Once we have a taste for paranormal, we never tire of it, which means there will always be a marketplace for paranormal because of us—its loyal fans.

3) We Need to Believe

The idea that there is more than what we see intrigues us. Not only that, but it gives us hope. Maybe our loved ones aren’t gone, maybe they can still see us as ghosts. Maybe there is more than what we sense. Maybe we can be more than we think. 

Belief, even in a possibility, can make life so much better for us because belief feeds hope and we need more hope in this world.

4) The Greatest Escape

When we read the pages of a contemporary, we don’t leave our world behind. Not the way we do in a vampire novel. We have to learn the rules of this new world, making us slip completely out of what we know and immerse ourselves in what the author has created. Paranormals takes us away from our lives and lets us exist in a world we could never inhabit during the day. It is the greatest escape ever.

Closing the pages of a YA paranormal, we need a few minutes to re-aclimate to our own mundane world without shadowhunters, vampires, witches, psychics and all the other supernaturals that we adore. That’s something powerful and unique to the intricate world building in paranormals that provides us with a complete break from our own reality.

5) The Allure of Secrets

What is the most interesting thing? A secret. As teens, sharing secrets was serious business. Finding out a secret was powerful and could destroy someone’s world. Or at least it felt that way back then. 

No matter what age we are, secrets have power. They pull us in. With paranormals, authors draw back a veil on the unknown and invite us into a secret world that exists solely in their mind. Most of the time, the paranormal is hidden and required to remain so, which makes it the ultimate secret for us to partake in.

6) We Get to Transform and Grow

YA Paranormals are all about transformation and growth. The characters grow and they transform into supernatural creatures, learn to co-exist with supernatural creatures, or battle supernatural creatures. Sometimes, they even team up with supernatural creatures to fight other humans. YA Paranormals allow us to see good and bad through so many different lenses and challenge us to make different choices about what is good and bad. 

There is something utterly satisfying about taking a journey with a character where they grow and transform; and in the end, we do too. 

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K.C. Tansley lives with her warrior lapdog, Emerson, and two quirky golden retrievers on a hill somewhere in Connecticut. She tends to believe in the unbelievables—spells, ghosts, time travel—and writes about them.

Never one to say no to a road trip, she’s climbed the Great Wall twice, hopped on the Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, and danced the night away in the dunes of Cape Hatteras. She loves the ocean and hates the sun, which makes for interesting beach days. The Girl Who Ignored Ghosts is her award-winning and bestselling first novel in The Unbelievables series.

As Kourtney Heintz, she also writes award winning cross-genre fiction for adults.

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André by Sybil Bartel Blitz and #Giveaway


André
Sybil Bartel
(Uncompromising #3)
Publication date: October 16th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
André
The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path.
She and her sexy-as-hell striptease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence.
Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option.
The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage.
One shot. One kill.
EXCERPT:
“Kendall,” I whispered, half in disbelief, half in fucking horror.
“You can’t save me.” No intonation in her voice, her statement was pure resignation.
I asked the only question that seemed relevant. “Who else knows?”
“Candle.”
“No handler?”
She shook her head. “No. No witness protection. I refused.”
It was probably the only thing that’d kept her alive. Anyone knowing where or who she was would’ve been a target. Adrenaline pumping, my pulse Mach one, I stared at her in complete fucking shock. This woman had just signed my death warrant.
My nostrils flared with an inhale. “Chica—”
“Walk away, André.”
I opened my mouth to say something I’d regret, but she beat me to it.
“You can’t stop this,” she warned. “Go back to work. Pretend you never met me. Deny everything.” She picked up her dress. “I’ll be gone before you get home.”
I ran a hand over my face. “I don’t even know what to call you.”
“If you say my real name, you’ll be dead before you utter the last syllable.”


Author Bio:
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
But Seriously?
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.
She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
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Kim Redford's A Very Cowboy Christmas Promo & #Giveaway


Title: A Very Cowboy Christmas
Author: Kim Redford
Series: Smokin’ Hot Cowboys, #3
Pub Date: October 3, 2017

Third in a spicy contemporary cowboy series from acclaimed author Kim Redford. Sydney Steele needs to wrangle cowboy firefighters to model for her charity Christmas calendar, and Dune Barrett—who she has in mind for Mr. December—is just the man for the job.

There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas…

Christmas is coming up, and single mom Sydney Steele is determined to make this a holiday to remember for Wildcat Bluff County. She still has to get those pesky, reluctant—and deliciously attractive—firefighting cowboys to pose for her charity calendar. They claim they’re too busy pursuing an unknown arsonist to take a break.

Dune Barrett has been flirting with Sydney for months, so he jumps at the chance to give her a hand. And when he agrees to pose as Mr. December, she couldn’t be happier. But to really win her over, Dune will have to convince eleven other guys from his crew to exploit their good looks for charity…a task much easier said than done.

KIM REDFORD is an acclaimed author of Western romance. She grew up in Texas with cowboys, cowgirls, horses, cattle, and rodeos. She divides her time between homes in Texas and Oklahoma, where she’s a rescue cat wrangler and horseback rider—when she takes a break from her keyboard. Visit her at kimredford.com.

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