Saturday, August 31, 2013

Watch Me Walk Away by Jill Prand PROMO POST

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At the age of seventeen, Lisa was broken when Bobby left. He was suppose to be her first. First Love. First Time. First Everything. No word for six long years. She moved away from the painful reminders sacrificing her relationship with her best friend Brad. She struggled to rebuild her life.

Now six years later she returns as a strong, successful woman grabbing a job at one of New York’s hottest marketing agencies. She is dating a gorgeous guy with his eyes on a corner office. But it all changes when she sees Bobby again.

Can she risk another heartbreak from Bobby? Will she be able to repair her friendship with Brad? Lisa will have to decide between the man she's with, and the two men that want her.

Who will she be with, and who will she tell to "Watch Me Walk Away?"

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I live in
Northern New Jersey. I am a wife and mother of two girls. I have been an avid
reader my whole life, I cannot remember a Sunday afternoon that did not include
my parents reading. We had a huge bookshelf in our den with a diverse set of
authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele.

I have always had ideas and characters running
around my head but it took a few good friends to push me to start putting them
down on paper.

I hope you enjoy my musings. Please feel free to
contact me I would love to hear from you.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Introducing TORN by Kim Karr

Title: TORN (Connections #2)
Release date: October 1, 2013

Rock star River Wilde brought Dahlia London back from the brink of hopelessness with his unwavering love and devotion. But their entwined history is about to test the strength of that love…Dahlia was certain she had found true love and met her ‘Once in a Lifetime’ when she reconnected with River. But Dahlia’s world comes crashing down when someone from her past resurfaces, and all of River’s carefully hidden secrets are exposed.
River wants to show Dahlia that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—it’s about dancing in the rain! But how many times can one broken heart be mended?  Will River and Dahlia be able to face the turmoil together or will they be torn apart?

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Title: Connected (Connections #1)
What if a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ could happen twice? 

Suffering from a past full of tragedy, Dahlia London's soul has been left completely shattered. Happily ever after is a far cry from reality in her world. But, when she is reconnected with her past, the bonds that form are irrefutable.

When River Wilde, lead singer of The Wilde Ones, comes back into Dahlia’s life, the intensity that fires their relationship combined with underlying feelings that have never died lead her to believe she has met her soulmate. 

Struggling with confusion as old connections fade and new ones begin, Dahlia's grief begins to lift--but guilt remains. River wants to be the one to mend all that is torn within her. 

But with a past that is never really gone, can their future survive?

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A Friendship's Love by Melanie Corona

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Filled with the dreams of youth, and surrounded by the love of her family and friends, Payton Martin’s world was simple. When someone closest to her is cruelly betrayed and unjustly sent away, life afterwards proves never to be the same for everyone involved, beginning a series of events beyond her control. Somehow, through the years that follow, Payton manages to deal with the heartache of loss and rejection, all while balancing her new situation, and becoming her own woman. 

Finally settled into a life that she could only once imagine, Payton is content; especially when the promise of love is presented by someone she admires and trusts. Nothing ever goes to plan, though. Once again she is faced with surviving circumstances, and choices others make on her behalf. This time, they ultimately take her across the ocean, to settle in a harsh new land.

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I was born in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia, and raised in Alice Springs (the very center of the country). I have always loved reading and telling "tall tales" and wrote poetry all the time. My greatest influence was my grandpa Majid who kept us entertained all the time with his stories, music and passion for writing. 
I didn't tell anyone I wrote when I started because I was to shy, I have no idea why I was like that. I don't care now, I have stories to tell and I want to share them. I am not, and never will profess to be an awesome writer, but I will try to entertain, while bringing to life the history of my country, one page at a time.


  • The Power of Love – Gabrielle Aplin
  • Alive – Gabrielle Aplin
  • Gloriana – Turn My World Around
  • Breath – Taylor Swift
  • James Morrison – I Won’t Let you go
  • Lady Antebellum – Just a Kiss
  • Taylor Swift – Haunted
  • 3 Doors Down – Here Without You
  • OneRepublic – Stop an Stare
  • Paramore – The Only Exception
  • The Script – Nothing
  • Thirsty Merc – All My Life
  • Adel – Someone Like You
  • Bruno Mars – It Will Rain

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

COVER REVEAL-Together Forever by Vicki Green

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Book: Together Forever (Forever Series, #2)
Author: Vicki Green
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Release date: October 1, 2013
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After escaping her ordinary life and following her dream of writing a romance novel, Allie Richard’s finds herself falling in love with her sexy best friend Shane Barton. But all too soon, her past catches up to her, trying to tear their budding romance apart.

Finally finding the amazing girl of his dreams, Shane Barton races to protect what’s his and will do anything to protect her. This loving and sexy man is tender to the touch but will fight to keep them together.

Will Allie and Shane be able to withstand what her past throws at them to put an end to their happiness? Will they ever be able to be Together Forever?

Meet the Author

Author Bio 2 - 1Vicki Green grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and has resided in Olathe, Kansas for more than 25 years. Along with her husband and two teenage boys, she shares her home with her cocker spaniel’s Shadow and Mocha. She has been working full time at the same Company for almost 35 years. Her life has been filled with the most loving and caring parents, who are both in Heaven now but are still in her heart and mind daily.

Vicki enjoys reading books, too many on her Kindle and Nook to count, which is what inspired her to begin writing this book.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Interview: Sophie Monroe

Author Interview

Meet Sophie Monroe, author of the Amazon and USA Today best selling Battlescars Series.

What made you want to be an author?

I’ve always loved to write, but never really thought of it as a “career” since publishing is such a 
cutthroat industry. One day about a year ago, I had this idea for a story and decided to put it on 
paper. I sent it to my best friend, who happens to be an avid reader. She loved it and told me to 
look into getting it out there for others to read. It was then that I discovered the world of selfpublishing. 

Who has inspired you the most?

I think it’s more of a what, than a who… I’m extremely inspired by music! I cannot write without 
my headphones on and the music going. I pretty much have music on every minute I’m awake. 
It’s cathartic. There’s a line in a song that I really like by The Heroes Lie called “Ring Around the Halo” and it says, “Believe in rock & roll because I swear it saved my soul.” I find that line 
especially true for me. I’m a rocker girl. Some of my current favorites are: Lansdowne, Age of 
Days (formally Daze), The Heroes Lie, Sick Puppies, and always Hinder and The Gaslight 

Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing?

I used to write a lot in school and always had a knack for coming up with creative ideas, but I 
stopped after college because of “grown up stuff.” When I released Second Chance Romance it was a disaster, there was formatting problems and editing issues, etc. I got eaten alive and 
almost gave up because of it. Luckily for me, I have really great family and friends that pushed 
me to keep going. 

How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?

Not too much. I’m still the same quirky, fun-loving, smartass that I was before. I do love that I 
have fans that I get to interact with. I love hearing what people are reading, listening to, watching, etc. I love hearing that something that I wrote is an escape for someone, or helped them through something. It’s beyond humbling.

Your series Battlescars is already an Amazon and USA Today best selling series. How 
does that make you feel?

MIND-BLOWN! Seriously, I never in a millions years could have expected that to happen. It was about a week after Afflicted was out and a fan posted the USA TODAY link on my page and when I saw it I was blown away! I had no idea, so it was a shock but really awesome at the same time. 

What can readers expect from Conflicted?

I think everyone is going to really enjoy Conflicted. I wrote it a little different from the first two.
Derek is such a fun and complex character. He’s kind of an asshole, but you can’t help but love 
him. He has a really damaged past and trust issues because of it. The feedback for what’s 
completed so far is awesome. I can’t wait to get it to you guys! 

What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author?

I think just hearing from the fans and getting to interact with them! I personally respond to every 
single post, comment, email, etc. I think it’s important to be available and accessible to them. 
They’re the ones that give me the ability to do what I love! 

Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?

Once Conflicted is done I have a couple other projects in the works. I’m not sure which one I’m 
going to put out first yet… There’s a new band being introduced into Conflicted called Guilty 
Tendencies, so they’ll definitely get their own books down the road. I’m dabbling into a possible Granny Jean novella and I have a couple other stories ready to go… so we’ll just have to see. 

What advice can you give to any upcoming authors?

It’s a hard industry to break into! It’s not just hit the publish button and watch the dollar signs. 
People can be critical and cruel, so you need to be prepared. No matter how seasoned you are, the first one star review on your “masterpiece” is going to sting. There are also no guarantees, you never know if a book is going to skyrocket or completely flop. I’m not saying don’t pursue it, just be prepared that it’s a lot harder than you imagine.

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Interview: Katherine Rhodes

Author Interview of the Week

Meet Katherine Rhodes, author of the newly released book Consensual!

What made you want to be an author?

I'm not quite sure. I've been writing since I was very young... seven. I had stories in my head even then, and I remember my first short story was called "Telephone Terror." I think I still have it somewhere-- it was awesome for seven year old! I remember coming up with new ideas, and thinking how cool it would be if I could write a stories. I blame my 3rd grade and 4th grade teachers, honestly. The two of them had writing assignment after writing assignment for us, and there were many days when I just ignored all the other homework to work on those stories. Much to the detriment of my math skills. 

Who has inspired you the most?

As an author, I think Stephen King. Even though I want to beat the man with a tire iron for his endings, he can weave a tale. More than that though, it's his perseverance when he was starting out that inspires me. I spent many many years chasing traditional publishers, trying to get one of them to notice me and if it wasn't for the fact that I knew he had 130+ rejection letters himself, I would have kept writing and forgotten all about getting the work out there. His book, "On Writing" is one of my favorites.
I also interviewed
Mary Higgins Clark in a previous incarnation as a reporter. That was cool, and she was also very much -- "keep plugging away, that's all you can do." 

Can you tell us about some of your earlier days of writing?

HA! Well, along with the previously mentioned "Telephone Terror" wherein I discovered I am no damn good at suspense, I was a huge Star Wars fan. I mean I ate, breathed and slept it. So, naturally, that's where I started. Star Wars Fan Fiction. I still have it, too, and I plan on changing it up a bit and working it into my own epic space opera. And that was when I was 10, 11 years old. By the time I was 12, I had written a story that was sort of a spin off Star Wars and-- I don't know where I got the guts to do this-- handed it to an English teacher to read. She loved it.
In high school, no one could stop my writing. I had fans in my class, and I would let them read the handwritten originals. Yikes. (The IBM 286 was a family Christmas gift the next year and I never looked back once I learned how to type.) I was writing mostly scifi and paranormal and those are still my loves. All of my teachers were so encouraging, and there was never a doubt that I was going to college to be Lit Major.

How has your life considerably changed since you've been published?

It hasn't, not really. I do love calling myself "published author" now, but I still get up in the morning and put my pants on one leg at a time, and stumble blindly to my full time job wondering if the coffee is going to suck this morning. 

What made you want to write erotica?

Ah, yes. I make no bones about this: 50 Shades of Grey. It was terribly written, didn't really show a healthy relationship, and why, for the love of cheese, does the guy always have to be the dominant? I started reading better erotica, but still why was the guy always the Dom? I write very strong females who can hold their own and it was irking me to no end that the girl was always submissive.
I used the basic frame work of FSoG, but I put in my own characters, with their own problems and what I hope is a realistic relationship. And my girl is the Domme. 
I didn't set out to write erotica or erotic romance. I always used to use the 'soap opera fade to black' technique. Every time I tried to write a sex scene, it came out like "Peterotica" on Family Guy. When I wrote the first serious scene in "Consensual", I blew my own mind. I had to have someone else read it. I couldn't believe I had just written that! Most of my writing is distinctly NOT erotica; I was so worried about some kid hunting down another one of my NA or YA novels that I started writing the erotica under a different name-- this one! 
Since your books get personal, let's do the same! Do you ever incorporate your personal experiences into your character's stories?

Always. "Write what you know" is a good writer's motto. Now how the heck does that work when I hadn't personally had that experience? Well, how would I act or react in the situation. And of course I pull on my own history to bring in a sense of realism. Like, I know long it takes to walk from Times Square to Carnagie Deli. I've done that walk.
And as for the other angle on that-- well. I do my own photography for my covers. From things that I have laying around the bedroom. I wouldn't own it if I didn't know how to use it. *wink* 

What has been the best experience so far on your journey as an author?

Oh, it's people reacting exactly the way I hoped they would to an action or a character. "OMG, I hate X!" or "I did not see that coming!" People are always very surprised when I tell them I've published books, and then they come back and are delighted to have read the story and like to talk about it with me. It's fun to finally have people believing me when I say I'm a writer. 

Can you give us some insight on any upcoming projects?

Well, Club Imperial currently has 10 planned novels, with a crossover to a new series called Silver Soul. The second Club Imperial, "Broken Bonds" -- the conclusion of Emmy and Nathaniel's story -- is due out on October 1st, if the gods smile on me. I've already started writing #3, "Knots" and #4 "The Fine Line".
I also have a paranormal erotic romance series I'm working on, involving witches and fae. So far, so good. But that's taking the back seat to some of my other projects. 

What advice can you give to any upcoming authors?

Just what I've been told all along: Write what you know. Keep writing. Make your characters yours. Keep reading: writers don't live in a vacuum. And for the love of little green apples: don't edit your own work!

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Friday, August 23, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Destructive Silence by L.U. Ann


If you never speak of the past, can it be erased?

Lacey Edwards has a past.

A past which changed her life forever.

A past she is desperate to forget.

Lacey is quiet and reserved compared to her best friend Becca Fox. They became instant friends when Lacey moved to Maryland nine years ago. Becca helped pull Lacey out of her internal shell to experience life. By high school, Lacey was active in the club scene and would occasionally have to drag Becca with her. One night, Lacey realized she might be able to run from her past with the help of Becca and one steamy Caine Rogers.

Lacey didn't know, until it was too late, how feelings, honesty, heartbreak and life altering events can change a person. Lacey has Becca’s support but will that be enough?

Will Lacey sacrifice her own happiness to do what is expected?


Appropriate for readers 18 & up only!

This novel contains explicit language, sexual situations and abuse that some might find offensive.

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Author L.U. Ann recently moved to Colorado from the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband and two children. Life in Colorado is so much different. In Maryland, you would find her in the garden tending to her vegetables and flowers, sea glass and shark tooth hunting once a week, and enjoying the kids swimming in the backyard. Her life took a drastic change when her family moved to their own “Little House on the Prairie" at an elevation of over 6,000 feet above sea level, and a semi-arid climate that makes it hard to grow anything. While barely anything can grow where she resides now, the wildlife makes up for it. Mountain Lions, and coyotes, and rattlesnakes, oh my!
She tries to spend a little time each day writing, but domestic chores around the house usually take precedence. She would much rather hide them from her husband. She tends to her loving four-legged children who at times become much too demanding when she locks herself in the office. This often results in MORE domestic work, and she finds herself cleaning up after their deviant behavior.

At night, you’ll find her begging the kids to go to bed so that she can catch up on the latest book before her sister can. Yes, she is an avid reader who escapes her chaotic but wonderful home to the feisty depths of romance land in search of her newest book boyfriend. Shh, don’t tell her husband!

She is an artist by the grace of God. She worked as a set designer for six years, helping establish a local children's theatre where she was the scenery artist, set, and prop designer. Before that, you would find her covered in paint, so engrossed in painting a mural that time didn't exist. Graphic design is her guilty pleasure.

Destructive Silence is her debut novel. It is one of three books in The Destructive Series. Each book will hit its reader with lots of angst hoping for a happily ever after.

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Darren Criss as Caine Rogers

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Forget Me Not by Sarah Daltry **Blog Tour and Review**

**New Adult Contemporary Romance. Due to language & sexual content, this book is recommended for readers 17 & older**


Lily had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek for years - which led to their steamy night ten months ago in her bedroom. Now, Lily is going off to college and she and Derek are still going strong. However, when school starts, she realizes it's hard to maintain a relationship while also trying to live her own life. She and Derek find themselves falling apart and Lily has no idea where to turn.
Enter Jack. Everything about him is wrong for Lily and she knows it, but she can't stop herself from being attracted to him. When things implode with Derek, it's Jack who is there to pick up the pieces - and show Lily an entirely new set of experiences she didn't know she was missing.
Of course, Jack has his own problems and once Lily gets to know him better, she starts to wonder if she can handle all of Jack. When Derek reappears on the scene, Lily is forced to decide between two guys and herself. Can she find herself without losing the people who matter in the process?

Author Bio:

Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance. She's never happy staying in one place. When she isn't writing, she's usually looking for new and creative ways to waste time. Right now, those include shooting virtual monsters on Xbox, searching the internet for cat pictures, and watching terrible reality TV.  

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What an absolutely amazing book. It only took me two days to read the entire book. I have never ever connected with a specific character the way I connected with Lily. She is literally the girl I was when I met my current boyfriend. Clearly there are some differences but he and I went through the same struggles in the beginning that Lily finds herself facing towards the end of her and Derek's relationship. I never met a Jack but I whole heartedly fell in love with his character and the way he fit into Lily's life. 

This book is pure, raw emotion mixed with all-to-real relationship trials. This book punches you in the face with how sexy it is, too! Sarah leaves nothing out and paints the most vivid picture imaginable. Some of the language is definitely not what I was used to reading and it's very in you face, brutally blunt but without it, Forget Me Not would not be the masterpiece that it is. A truly great read!

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