Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Cover Reveal for Relentless Hope by Ashley Cassidy

Releasing June 24, 2014

Synopsis
Sometimes playing by the rules and doing everything right is just not enough. A single mistake can turn your entire existence upside down, and irreversibly change the course of your life.
Aleah Lateef’s life changed after one bad judgment led to her being attacked, threatened, and abandoned by all her friends and family. Having been forced to drop out of college, with no money, no job, and no one to turn to, Aleah finds herself on the verge of homelessness and about to lose all hope. One chance encounter with an unlikely savior, however, takes her life on a journey she never imagined taking.
Relentless Hope is book 1 in a story of losing everything and finding yourself as a result. It is a tale of the resiliency of the human heart in the face of continuous difficulties. This is the journey of a young woman’s struggles to find her way in the world and the unlikely friendships she forms along the way. It is the story of finding love in the most unlikely places and losing it all when you least expect it.
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MeetTheAuthor
Ashley Cassidy is an avid reader with a lifelong passion for writing, who has decided to share her love of writing with the world. Though she reads all genres, her favorite books are romance novels with happy endings.
When she’s not reading or writing, Ashley can be found spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and sipping on a cup of coffee.






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Book Review for A.R.Von's Lady's Destiny





Lady'sDestiny
byA.R.Von
4 stars
Reviewed by : Angels
Format : Kindle Edition
Published by : A.R. Von
Source: Gifted Copy
Gene: Erotic Romance


Blurb

A Unique Magical, Erotic Novel.

When dreams haunt you in the most delicious ways and fate pulls you into destiny’s path, what can be done other than to accept and submit to it. 

Can Iria truly get what she’s always dreamed of or will it always just remain a memory? Being a rare creature such as her with exceptional beauty and rarity of existence should be enough. Though, all she wants is her desire, her destiny… To be with a man—one man. 

Are these dreams she’s having real? Could she really take on human form and become a Lady to be with the man she craves? 

Dezso discovers a magical creature—a being of incredible light and peace. He is drawn to it again and again, and his feelings grow with every encounter. He carries a dark secret that he wishes never existed. The only thing that truly brings light upon his existence is the beauty that warms his heart but seems to only exist in his head—with dreams and visions of a magical woman, full of heartwarming light. 

Will he ever know true love and happiness? Will he ever be able to lighten the weight and share his dark secret with another...? 

Darkness is growing stronger, weakening the light and killing off what makes the world a beautiful place to live in. Enter a world of fantasy and dreams, passions and temptations. A world where dragons, unicorns, magic and mermaids really do exist.A world where love WILL conquer all! 


Our Review



Wow ! What an enjoyable read something new and fresh.Who would have thought of a unicorn wanting to turn human in order to be with her chosen soul mate?What an enticing story from beginning to end.The book had somewhat of a fairy tale feel to it.What a remarkable love story.This story was just so sweet and endearing.The character's were lovable and like-able and easy to relate to and  even some with a sense of humor.

 It's nice to see the choices and sacrifices one will make for true love and ones destined soul mate .Iria was destined to love Dezso but, being a unicorn that was not possible until fate intervened and gave her a chance and a choice to shape her own future.The Goddess showed her what her future could be like if she made the right choices and what sacrifices and choices she might have to make in order to have the kind of future so so desperately craved.What a hard choice that must have been for her not knowing what that sacrifice will be ?What could be asked of you ?Your life as you know it perhaps?

I normally choose one favorite character to rave about but, it was impossible to make a choice among these endearing characters so I will tell you what I loved about the two main characters.


I just love Iria what a kind a loving soul she was.Beautiful inside and out whether a unicorn or in human form.I loved how she was strong and courageous going after those things she wanted out of life.Love being along the ride of her smoldering love affair with Dezso .They came to each other in there dreams and were falling in love even before they met.Loved how she took her destiny by the horns and the tough choices she made without knowing the consequences.Just a kind and loving soul to all those deserving her kindness.Loved the way she loved Dezso will all her being.Loved the way she took charge to learn in all things to defeat her foe.She was really one of a kind...


Dezso was a loving a kind man also but he also held a bit of darkness that he held within himself making him afraid for himself and for Iria. Love the way he Loved Iria it was all consumming.All her needs and wants always came first.How he always worried about her safety and the way he missed her when she was away from her.Love that he was a product of magic.But, most of all it did not matter to him the women he fell in love with before he even met her was a unicorn before becoming human.Love that he was a man full of patience and kindness.And overall just loved the way he loved Iria with his whole heart.


What a unique story about love and sacrifices and defeating evil in order to get your happy ever after.Loved all the magic that  surrounded the book there were mermaids, magic makers,shape-shifters and a Goddess with wonderful powers and of course the dark and evil ones.A surprising tale of all love laughter and happy ever afters....


We are giving it 4 stars.....


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Occupational Hazard Box Set Tour‏






OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD: 
The Ultimate Workplace Romance Box Set 
Publisher: Penning Princess 
Publication Date: June 2, 2014
ASIN: B00KHZALKW

Contributing Authors:  Eve Langlais, Cathryn Fox, Mandy Harbin, Parker Kincade, Cassandra Carr, Ann Mayburn, Ros Clarke, Lilly Cain, Delilah Devlin, Cari Quinn

***All work and no play? No way! These TEN books by New York Times, USA Today, and National Bestselling authors show how hot workplace romances can be. And the best part? It’s just $0.99! Don’t wait...it’s only available for a limited time, and then it’ll be back to business as usual. 
Retail value of the individual books is over $25.00! 

My Secretary, My Mistress – Eve Langlais 
Can a boss let go of his inhibitions and let his secretary take charge of him in the bedroom? 

To learn more about Eve Langlais and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://evelanglais.com/

Yours to Take - Cathryn Fox 
Revenge takes on a sexy twist when a powerhouse lawyer is stripped of her control by the handsome multi-millionaire she once took down in the courtroom. 

To learn more about Cathryn Fox and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://www.cathrynfox.com/


Against Company Policy – Mandy Harbin 
Cassie Tucker and Ian Cope know they should keep things professional on their new assignment, but when desire is faced with physical boundaries and company policy, it’s time to get a little creative…and a little kinky. 

To learn more about Mandy Harbin  and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://mandyharbin.com/

White Collar Cowboy - Parker Kincade 
Lauren Delgado has had a crush on Gavin Mathis for years, but has a strict “hand-off” policy with the men she works with. When her life takes an unexpected turn, there’s nothing to stop her from accepting Gavin’s invitation to his vacation home on Galveston Island … where she learns the policy is definitely hands-on. 

To learn more about Parker Kincade and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://www.parkerkincade.com/

Seducing Chase - Cassandra Carr 
When a doctor disappears with millions, can Val and Nate set aside their explosive attraction and save the hospital? 

To learn more about Cassandra Carr and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://www.booksbycassandracarr.com/

First Kiss - Ann Mayburn 
Ryan will never forgot that night in high school when he kissed Emma and lost his heart to her forever. Years later he finds Emma again, but now she’s a pro-Domme that refuses to fall in love. Ryan begins a campaign to win her reluctant heart, one night at a time. 

To learn more about Ann Mayburn and her entire book list please visit her website:
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Flirting with the Camera - Ros Clarke 
Brilliant, beautiful and bigger than your average plus-size model, Hattie Bell can do anything she sets her mind to. After all, she's just landed her dream job, modelling for top photographer, Tom Metcalfe. So her next goal should be a piece of cake: getting Tom to break his strict rule against workplace romances... 

To learn more about Ros Clarke and her entire book list please visit her website:
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No Restraints - Lilly Cain 
Bad girl Selene Carter will do anything to save her business, even team up with the cop who stole her heart. But can Detective Tom Barker help when he knows she's no innocent? 

To learn more about Lilly Cain and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://www.lillycain.com/



Pleasing Sir - Delilah Devlin 
Raelie might be a submissive in search of just the right Dom, but she’s not the kind to sit back and wait for the right man to happen. When she gets the chance to fill in as Bryce Caldwell’s executive assistant, she decides some subtle seduction is needed to see if he dominates the bedroom the same way he does the office. 

To learn more about Delilah Devlin and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://www.delilahdevlin.com/

Shadowboxer - Cari Quinn 
She's in for the fight of her life...with the man who only wants to be her lover.

To learn more about Cari Quinn and her entire book list please visit her website:
http://cariquinn.com/

EXCERPT 1 - Cassandra Carr - Seducing Chase
Dueling feelings of nervousness and anticipation warred within Val’s body as Nate parked his car alongside hers then came around to open her door and help her out. She wasn’t accustomed to this kind of chivalry and it was keeping her off-balance. It was especially unexpected in a man like Nate, and made it harder to keep to her assumption he wasn’t a man she could have a future with.He’s only in town for a little while. Cool your jets.Nate didn’t let go of her hand and Val felt strange tugging it away. He closed the car door behind her and gently pushed her against it, trapping her between his car and himself. “I have to,” was all he said as his mouth descended on hers. She couldn’t bite back a gasp of surprise, and Nate took that opportunity to push his tongue into her mouth, exploring her with long, deep strokes. Val’s entire body started to tingle and, despite her myriad misgivings, she found herself pulling him closer and snaking her arms around his neck.Her senses went haywire with each touch of his fingertips to her face. Leaning in more, he pushed his erection into her pelvis and Val let out an involuntary moan. Nate licked at her mouth with his wicked tongue and she couldn’t help but respond, opening her mouth farther to his advances. But when he reached down to cup her bottom in his large hands, she finally had the presence of mind to jerk away, gasping for desperately-needed oxygen. If he’d already gone from merely kissing her to grabbing her ass clearly he wanted sex, and she wasn’t the type to sleep with someone and then say sayonara. I might be for this guy. No. Nip it in the bud, before he gets more ideas.Despite her body screaming in protest, Val pushed him farther away. “We can’t do this.”“Why the hell not?”“Because.” At his raised brow she huffed. “Because we’re working together. Because we’re in the parking lot of the hospital that I still have to work in after you go back to your life in mere days.” She motioned in his general direction. “Most of all, because you’re who you are and I’m who I am.”He ran his hand over the back of his neck and then looked at her, blowing out a loud breath. “What does that even mean?”Val scooted around him and he turned to follow her. She held up one hand and he stopped. “I need to go.” Ducking into her car, she started the engine and was on her way out of the parking ramp within seconds. As she pulled out onto the road she rapped the heel of her hand on the steering wheel. “Dammit! Why did I let him kiss me?”Because deep down you wanted him to. You wanted to know what it would feel like.






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Super Book Blast for Uncharted Storms by Jackie Anton


This stop is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Jackie will be awarding a paperback edition of “Wind River Refuge” penned as J.M. Anton (US only) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. If the winner is international, the author will send a digital copy of Fateful Waters. Click the banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Weather is our constant companion, and when it behaves like a benevolent parent we pay little attention to it. Angry or out of control it becomes terrifying and can change the landscape as well as lives. So I asked my characters to take a ride on the wild side of weather. “Uncharted Storms” takes readers on a journey from a gentle summer rain to raging storms in the cosmos.

What if you were caught up in Uncharted Storms?

What if? Erica’s world didn’t come to an end in 2012 while she was in middle school? She manages to make it through college before an apocalyptic event changes her life forever. The science fiction story Terra Beyond 2012 shares Erica’s voyage.

What if? You and your best friend were traveling down the highway on the way home from an extended trip when you are caught in a blinding thunderstorm, and then are hit by lightning? To make matters worse you are injured, and wake in a strange world. Find out what happens to Chris in the tale Riding Lightning.

What if? You were on your way to meet a friend for dinner and caught in a flash flood? That is exactly what happens to Alexandra in the story Flashflood Texas Style.

What if? A boy you haven’t seen in two decades winds up sitting on your front porch? Find out what Casey comes up with on A Rainy Night.

What if? You were caught out in a winter storm on icy, drifted, walks and streets when a skidding car comes directly at you? Find out what happened to eighteen-year-old Annie when she is hit from behind in the short story A Tumble in the Snow.

About the Author:

Jackie Anton is the mother of two grown children, and grandmother of two. She and her husband, of forty-three years, continue to ride daily. They live on a mini-farm in rural Ohio, and share their little slice of horse heaven with two Quarter Horses, a Haflinger, a rescued dog, and a calico barn cat.

Jackie is an accomplished equestrian, with a life time of experience: as trainer, exhibitor, 4-H and youth club coach, as well as a horse show judge; the author brings many years of experience working with horses and young riders to her award winning Backyard Horse Tales Series.

Uncharted Storms: Short stories are aimed at the Young Adult and older reader. Look for more short tales in the future.

Backyard Horse Tales: Sox 2nd Edition Brings to light the mutual love between a handicapped colt and a lonely child with a learning disability. Find out how this pair team up to triumph over life’s roadblocks, and why their story won the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award of Excellence for Family Friendly Media. (Reading level age 8 thru Adult)

BYHT 2 “Frosty and the Nightstalker” was one of four finalists in the E-Book Fiction category for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, then the paperback went on to earn the Mom’s Choice Award for Juvenile Historical Fiction.

Jackie is hard at work on BYHT 3 Don’t Call Me Love. You can catch a peek at her beautiful cover on the Backyard Horse Tales Face Book Fan Page: : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Backyard-Horse-Tales/190283981002767
Author Website: http://talesbyjackie.com/
FB Adult Novel Fan Page: page: http://www.facebook.com/authorjmanton?ref=hl
Email: talesbyjackie@gmail.com
Online Autographed Book Covers: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/backyardhorse
Blog: Writing for readers in a .com world http://jackieanton.com/

Buy Uncharted Storms: Short Stories of Hearts at Risk at Smashwords, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble. Autographed Paperback Copies are available at Jackie’s Author’s Den. U.S. Readers click on the cover of your choice and follow the Signed Book link to order.

J. M. Anton (adult novels) can be purchased at Amazon.