Friday, May 31, 2013

Book Release Event and Giveaway ! For Everly by Raine Thomas


Title: For Everly

Author: Raine Thomas

Publisher: Iambe Books, LLC

Release date: May 27, 2013

Genre:  Contemporary Romance


Age Group:  New Adult

Book Description:

Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.

Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multimillion dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.

In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.

When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.


Amazon Link

http://www.amazon.com/For-Everly-ebook/dp/B00D0TB1CE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370046254&sr=8-1&keywords=For+Everly+by+Raine+Thomas

Event Giveaway: The author is hosting a Release Giveaway of (2) signed paperbacks of For Everly, a custom For Everly inspired bracelet worth $35, and a $10 Amazon Gift Card. This is open to the U.S. and Canada. Following your blog is an extra +2 entry option on the giveaway. Please use the below Rafflecopter code to offer the giveaway. You will need to copy/paste the code into the HTML tab when creating a post.




About the Author



Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA Fantasy/Romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy and the Firstborn Trilogy, and a New Adult Contemporary Romance, For Everly. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer's Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing, or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.


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Excerpt #3

Thirty minutes later, she finally arrived at the restaurant. Between traffic and the unfamiliar area of town, it took her longer than she expected to get there. She thought she had given herself extra time, but she was still five minutes late. When she pulled up, she found herself at a valet stand. Rolling down her window, she flagged the valet who eyed her car as though it had just broken down at his feet. He approached with notable reluctance.
Waving at the twenty-dollar valet fee posted on a nearby folding sign, she asked, “Is there self-parking?”
“No, ma’am,” he replied stiffly.
She swallowed and nodded, getting out of her car so he could park it. She only had twenty dollars in cash, and she had intended to pay for her lunch with it. She knew the bank account was low until she got paid again on Friday, but she’d have to risk debiting her meal. Why hadn’t she thought to set some parameters when Cole suggested the restaurant?
Her headache ballooned as she hurried through the front door of the restaurant and looked around without spotting Cole. Frowning, she approached the maître d.
“Miss Wallace?” he greeted her.
Surprised, she nodded.
“Welcome. Mr. Parker is waiting at your table. It would be my pleasure to escort you there. May I take your coat?”
Damn. She probably couldn’t even afford the free bread at this place.
Giving the maître d a wan smile, she shrugged out of her coat, putting her gloves in the pockets and wrapping her scarf around one of her purse straps. She was sure she was imagining it, but she swore the maître d held her Target-brand garment a few inches away from his body as he turned to hand it off to whoever guarded the coat room.
Shifting uncomfortably when he gave her a quick once-over and lingered disapprovingly on her jeans, she took a deep breath and followed him into the dining room. There wasn’t anything she could do about how she was dressed, was there?
Lord, what a hot mess this was.
As she spotted Cole across the dining room at a table with a beautiful view of the outside terrace, another thought occurred to her. How should she greet him? Should she shake his hand since this was a business meeting? Go in for the awkward hug since she was good friends with his brother?
Bow because he looked like a god in his simple black V-neck sweater and gray pants?
She caught his gaze when she was still about ten feet from the table. A variety of expressions crossed his features, so many that she couldn’t read them all. She definitely caught irritation, though, and was puzzled when he ended up smiling.
OhGodOhGodOhGod…
He stood up. The maître d deposited her with a slight bow, so she ruled out that form of greeting. Then it was just her and Cole.
“Hello, Everly,” he said, his voice as smooth as a buttered biscuit.
“Hi.”
Had that been her voice that came out all breathy? She prayed it hadn’t sounded as ridiculous as she thought.
She started to lift her right hand for a shake, then realized he was tilting in for the awkward hug. To avoid hitting him in the crotch, she adjusted her trajectory. He smoothly used his left hand to continue her forward motion so that her hand ended up encircling his neck.
Then before she knew what was happening, her lips were pressed against his.









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Cover Reveal Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow May 31,2013


Title: Speak Easy

Author: Melanie Harlow

Expected release date: July 22, 2013 Genre: 

Historical

Age Group: New Adult

Cover Designed by: Tom Barnes Design


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Blurb

July, 1923. The ‘20s are roaring, and twenty-year-old Tiny O’Mara is desperate for a little anything-goes excitement. But when her father is kidnapped by a mobster in Detroit's exploding organized crime scene, she’s shocked to find herself caught up in the bootlegging wars of Prohibition—and torn between two gorgeous gangsters on opposite sides.

To save her father’s life, she’ll have to choose between them. But deciding whom to trust isn’t easy in a world where everyone wants something—be it booze, money, power, or sex—and no one cares what it takes to get it.

Temptation is everywhere.


About the Author

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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail-culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.


 
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cover Reveal Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2) by Georgia Cates and Giveaway !


Title: Beauty from Surrender (Beauty #2)

Author: Georgia Cates

Release date: May 30, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: Adult

Event organized by: AToMR Tours

Book description

The story of Jack Henry and Laurelyn continues...
How do you move on when he’s every song you sing?
After Laurelyn Prescott walks away from the love of her life, she returns to Nashville to pursue the only dream she has left. Determined to find a distraction from the pain of losing Jack Henry, she immerses herself in her music. But with her old life comes old acquaintances and new expectations. When Laurelyn refuses her record producer’s outrageous demands, she finds herself without a career—until an unforeseen opportunity presents itself. From there it’s a rocket ride straight to the top where Laurelyn finds the success she’s always dreamed of. Will it be enough to bring her the happiness she so deserves, or will the absence of Jack Henry leave her wanting more?
Jack Henry McLachlan never expected to fall in love with Laurelyn Prescott—but he did. After he foolishly let her slip through his fingers, he spends three months searching for her, but their reunion doesn’t come easy. The woman he finds isn’t the same one who drifted away without a goodbye. No longer an insecure girl on an Australian adventure, this Laurelyn is a successful musician with a promising career. Her dreams are becoming a reality, and Jack is terrified his American girl won’t have a place for him in her new life. With only a month to convince her otherwise, will it be enough time to make her visualize a life beyond the glitz and glamour, a life that includes him?





About the Author

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. She can honestly say that she’s living the dream.


Excerpt 3

Laurelyn Prescott’s POV

It isn’t often that I’m able to study his figure while he sleeps, but I come to the same conclusion every time: he’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen. And I love him so much it hurts.
He stirs in his sleep and his drink tilts to the side, causing some of it to spill down his leg. I reach to take it from his hand and he startles awake. I unwrap his fingers from it. “You can let go. I’ve got it.”
He stares at me with hazy eyes and I realize he’s shitfaced when he reaches out to grab me a little too hard around the waist. He leans forward and presses his head to my stomach, causing me to stagger backward to maintain my balance. “I love you, Laurelyn. Please, don’t leave me. I’ll fucking die if you do.”
I love him and I don’t want to leave, but how can I stay with a man who would lie to my face the way he did? I asked him if he’d been with another woman and he told me he hadn’t been inside another one since me. I gave him the perfect opportunity to come clean. It would’ve hurt but I’d have eventually gotten over it. At least it would’ve been the truth. He knows how much I hate lies.
I run my fingers through his dark hair. “We’ll talk about it tomorrow when you’re not hammered.”
He’s still holding me around the waist but he fists the T-shirt I’m wearing and pushes it up to bare my stomach. “I can just see you with a baby on the way.”
Oh, God. Why does he have to say things like that right now? “You’re drunk and you need to sleep it off.”
He pokes me with his finger below my navel. “I want to marry the shit out of you and then I want to put a baby inside you as soon as you’ll let me.” He puts his finger under my piercing and flicks it up. “But I don’t know what will happen to this little jewel when your belly grows.”
I feel euphoric hearing him talk about marriage and babies, but then I remember why he’s drunk and saying things like that. “Be a good boy for me and lie down on the couch.”
“I don’t want to sleep here. I want to be in our bed with you.”

“No! I’m pissed off at you. You’re not going to sleep next to me like nothing happened.”








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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Playing the Maestro By Aubrie Dionne Book Tour Author Excerpt,and Giveaway



Playing the Maestro

By Aubrie Dionne

Publication Date: February 11, 2013

Published By: Entangled Publishing: Bliss

Blurb-




Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.

Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever 

Excerpt

Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a chance at love?



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About the Author-

Aubrie grew up watching
the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

Now for the professional bio:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

Author Links-


Giveaway Info-
Author is giving away 2 ‘Key to My Heart’ Necklaces
US ONLY





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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Few Angels Are Birthday Bash by Inger Iversen May 28th 2013








Few Are Angels

Series-Few Are Angels # 1 

By- Inger Iversen 

Free on Amazon for 3 days ! 


Blurb

After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale--a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past--reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand.
Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future.
The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a wretched and hated Chorý be used against them both?

This paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.

Main Characters 5 Favorite Songs, 5 things they can’t live without, anything else of that nature that you can think of :)


Kale:

Dream Cast for Kale: Jesse Metcalfe 




Kales top 5 songs:

  1. Breaking Benjamin: Dance with the Devil
  2. Seether and Amy Lee: Broken
  3. Scala and Kolanchy Brothers: Nothing Else Matters
  4. Chevelle: The Red


Link to Playlist → Spotify Kale

Kale’s Favoite book: Of Mice and Men


The one thing Kale can’t leave the house without:

The necklace he gave Helene before she died.


Kale’s Top 5 Movies:







Ella:

Dream Cast for Ella: Emmy Rossum






Ella’s top 5 songs


  1. Sea of Bees: Skinnybone
  2. Ellie Goulding: Figure 8
  3. Jenny O.: Home
  4. Marina and the Diamonds: Starring Role
  5. Florence + the Machine: What The Water Gave Me


Link to Playlist → Spotify Ella


Ella’s favorite book: Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov


Ella’s favorite movie: The Taming of the Shrew


Ella’s favorite TV show: Miami Vice and Duke of Hazzard


The one thing that Ella never leaves the house without: Elastic hair bands, tangle free ones, of course.


Ella’s Celebrity Crush:





Ella’s Top 3 movies:












Mia

Dream Cast for Mia: Elle Fanning





Mia’s top 5 playlist:


  1. Alt-J: Breezeblocks
  2. 30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air
  3. Zedd: Spectrum
  4. Sade: Is it a Crime
  5. Correatown: All the World


Mia’s Playlist Link → Spotify Mia Top 5


Mia’s celebrity crush: Chris Hemsworth 






Mia’s Top 3 movies















Alex:





Dreamcast for Alex:



Alex’s Top 5 Playlist


  1. Imagine Dragons: Radioactive
  2. Soundgarden: Live to Rise
  3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Thrift Shop
  4. Lupe Fiasco: Battlescars
  5. M83: Midnight City


Spotify playlist link → Spotify Top 5


Alex’s Celebrity Crush: Emma Watson





Alex’s favorite Book: Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk


Alex’s favorite TV show: Miami Vice and Duke of Hazzard







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About the Author 


Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend Joshua and her overweight lap cat Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood or killing zombies in Call Of Duty.

Author Links-
Facebook Birthday Bash Event-
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Character Bios on main characters-maybe include pics of an actor/model who fits your image of them?
 





Name: Kale Grey
Age: 21
Council Status: Hunted
Blood Status: Infected Chorý
Origin: France
Love should never be dangerous, but Kale knows more than anyone how deadly it can truly be. Having learned from his past mistakes, Kale fights his feelings for Ella in order to protect her from their common enemies, as well as from himself.




Name: Alex Carleton
Council Status: Uninfected Human
Age:19
Blood status: Not Infected
Origin: USA


Alex has always had Ella’s back, but not even he understands what she is going through. As Alex starts to regret his choice to leave Cedar Grove for New York, he also learns that the reason he wants to go home, may have a lot more to do with matters of the heart than just his need to protect Ella.



Name: Eloise "Ella" Monroe
Age: 19
School: Old Dominion University
Rank in Council: Arc, to be protected
Blood Status: Not Infected
Origin: US

Ella's life will never be the same. Death, visions and voices challenge her sanity. Will Ella be stronger than her ties to the past? 










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