Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Blast ~ The Sugarspear Chronicles by Nicole Arlyn

It's a book blast and there are prizes up for grabs!!! What can you win? The author is giving away a $26 Amazon/BN GC in honor of the 26 stories that make up the collection. Isn't that awesome? I think so. Want more chances to win? Follow the tour here:

By Nicole Arlyn

NOTE: The book will be FREE on the date of the tour!

The Sugarspear Chronicles, the incredible twenty-six-novella saga that started with a little girl and her
willow tree, is finally available in one complete collection.

The Sugarspear Chronicles: The Complete Collection is the story of young Sadie Sugarspear, a girl who endures intolerable abuse by reading about a fantasy world filled with incredible sights and outlandish people—a place she’s only ever encountered through her real father’s storybook.

One day, when the cruelty becomes too much to bear, Sadie runs away and hides inside her beloved willow tree. To her surprise, the tree opens, sending Sadie down into the abyss, into a land she’s only ever read about—where she must being a long, terrifying, and heartbreaking journey home.

Readers can now enjoy the entirety of author Nicole Arlyn’s dark fantasy saga in one complete book. This complete collection also includes a note from the author detailing the inspiration and events that led to The Sugarspear Chronicles.


And now for an excerpt:

“A big treasure chest of something. In a fresco on my ceiling that was moving, alive, like the things I have written. Art, it comes to life, imagination, it comes to life, and it all becomes a part of truth, or it all gets burned or hidden, or it gets more beautiful, and I don’t know anymore even what is the truth I am too lost in you. But you’ll see, if you go, somewhere inside you, if you come with me, come with me to Revelathia. There, nothing is illusion. It’s all life.”
“Revelathia is an imaginary place, Sadie, a place that people make up so they can feel better, like my mother did.”
“And like I did.” She waited for him to respond but he didn’t. “Why did you give me the map then? You told me it was a real place.”
“Sadie was a child, lost and alone, she needed comfort she needed to believe. All she saw were thorns. I wanted to show her something else.”
He walked towards the mountain and leaned against it, picked up a rock and threw it. He wouldn’t look at her. Her teeth began to chatter. She was colder than it was cold out.
“Why are you so mad after we loved each other like that?” Sadie said. “Why do people do things like this? Ruin love with fear.”
His face was out of the moonlight.


About the Author:

Nicole is a writer and an actress born in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked in films such
as Clay Pigeons, opposite Joaquin Phoenix; The Wedding Planner; and Brooklyn Bound,
among many others. She has performed, written and directed theater productions in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. She has also read her poems in many poetry lounges in Europe and America, and is a song lyricist for musicians.
After living in Rome, Italy, for the past several years, Nicole has returned to New York City where she lives with her husband and son. She is at work on more novels.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Super Book Blast ~ The Green Rose by Stephanie Burkhart

It's a book blast and the book featured is fantastic! It's The Green Rose by Stephanie Burkhart. Did I mention there are prizes beyond getting to check out this book? There are! Stephanie will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Want more chances to win? Follow the tour here:

Here's a little bit about the book:

The Green Rose

by Stephanie Burkhart

On the continent of Gaia, evil is brewing. Turncoat wizard, Balthyser, kidnaps the kings of Dahaka
and Tapin. He wants the green rose, a source of powerful magic.

Princess Sonia of Tapin is forced to hunt down the rose in exchange for her father's life. It's the ultimate betrayal of Gaia's peace, but she has no choice if she wants to save her father.

Prince Ivánstan of Dahaka accompanies her on the journey. Both face challenges and obstacles that test their strength of character during the hunt for the rose. Dare Sonia put her trust and faith in a man she hardly knows to secure Gaia's peace or will the continent's harmony be shattered forever?


And now for an excerpt:

Sonia stepped into the alley. The stark shadows sent a chill down her spine.



A strong arm wrapped around her neck, tugging her back against a thickly muscled chest.

She dropped her supplies. Her hand went for Broadwing, but powerful fingers grasped her wrist. There was no mistaking his citrus scent.



Hiro descended, talons extended.

Gabriel pinned Sonia's arm next to his body, shifting his arm and weight. Sonia struggled,
but stopped when she felt the steel of a dagger against her throat. Her body felt immobilized by the upward twist in her trapped arm, forcing her free arm to hang limply at her side.

"No further, bird, or I'll slice her throat."

Hiro slowed his descent and circled overhead, never letting his gaze leave Sonia. Thank Nyla Hiro was here. Never had Gabriel caught her so unaware. How had he found her?

"What can I do?"

"Bring Ivánstan."

Hiro flew away.

"What did you tell that foul bird?" Gabriel hissed next to her ear. "I urged him to leave."

"You were never a good liar."

"Unhand me."

His loud chuckle filled the air. "Nay, not yet, you have something I want."

Sonia struggled, turning her face toward the shadows to avoid his stench, but Gabriel held
her firmly. A fresh bout of pain lashed up her arm. "Release her!"

Sonia directed her gaze toward Ivánstan's voice. Hiro was perched on his shoulder, his eyes blazing with anger. Sonia gasped. Hiro had never perched on another's shoulder before.

"Well, if the bird didn't fetch good Prince Ivánstan."


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author Bio: Stephanie Burkhart is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD.  She was born and raised in
Manchester, New Hampshire.  She served 11 years in the US Army and currently calls Castaic, California her home. Stephanie was married in Denmark in 1991 and has two young sons. She adores chocolate and is addicted to coffee.  She writes paranormal, contemporary, and steampunk romance and has two children's books published with 4RV Publishing.








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Book Tour ~ Wildflowers of Montana Series by Vanessa Vale

It's a book tour and there are prizes for you! Which book? The Wildflowers of Montana Series by Vanessa Vale! What's up for grabs? The author will award a $50 Amazon or BN GC to one randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Follow the tour here:

Wildflowers of Montana Series
by Vanessa Vale


Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. 


Rose Lenox has grown up to be more comfortable on the back of a horse than wearing ribbons and bows like her seven adopted sisters. For years working the land was enough, but lately Rose finds herself wishing for something different. She wants her own ranch and freedom from her overwhelming and unorthodox family. Rose is determined to strike out on her own and forge her own path. Lenox neighbor, Chance Goodman, has watched Rose grow from a spitfire of a girl to a beautiful and fiery woman. For years he's waited patiently and watched her struggle to find her place in the world. When she leaves the Lenox ranch alone, determined to abandon her former life and to say good-bye to him, he knows the time has come to claim her. Letting her walk away isn't an option. Chance knows exactly what she needs...and he's going to give it to her. Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana begins with Rose and her hot, Alpha cowboy.


When handsome Jackson Reed comes home from the army, he catches the immediate attention of the seven Lenox daughters. But he only has eyes for one — beautiful Hyacinth Lenox. It's apparent that she notices him as well, so why is she doing everything she can to avoid him?

Hyacinth can't stop thinking about the sandy-haired newcomer, but while she longs for happiness with Jackson, she feels unworthy to marry him or anyone else. Guilt from a tragic childhood incident dogs her even into adulthood, leaving her to feel undeserving of Jackson's love.
But Jackson isn't a man so easily dissuaded. He's determined to rid Hyacinth of her pain and make her his wife. Can he heal her past hurt and awaken her to the carnal pleasures he wants just with her? He senses a great capacity for love and passion in this fair Lenox flower. Unlocking it will mean a battle of wills, but love is worth the fight.

Follow the eight Lenox sisters through this historical erotic series that's as big and bold as the Montana Sky. The Wildflowers of Montana continues with Hyacinth and her sharpshooting hero.

And now for an interview with Vanessa Vale!

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint chocolate chip

Which mythological creature are you most like?
I'd like to think I'm Persephone on the half shell rising from the sea, but I'm probably more like Medusa. I have crazy curly hair, especially when I travel to humid places, so I often look like her.
First book you remember making an indelible impression on you.
My grandparents had the original Nancy Drew books from when my mother was young and I would read them. They were scary for me at the time and I couldn't put them down. I also thought Nancy was so put together with her cardigan and her jalopy.

How do you develop your plot and characters?
I'm a complete pantser. I come up with the backstory for the hero and heroine and define their conflicts, but let it go from there. Most of my books are part of a series so the 'world' is already built. Putting these new characters into it is always fun because I like to 'see' my old hero and heroine again.

Describe your writing space.
My office is a corner of my bedroom. I have a window in front of it where I can look out into my back yard. I also have a vintage 60's lava lamp and a concrete garden gnome statue on top. Since I only have to roll out of bed and walk ten feet to my desk, I rarely get dressed before the afternoon school bell rings.

About the Author:

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Erotic Western and Historical Erotica

Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. By introducing sexual taboos into this otherwise traditional romantic setting, Vanessa has won the loyalty of a fan base that never knows quite what to expect with each new series.

"Montana Maidens" was the first to push the envelope with strong BDSM themes. "Montana Men" followed suit with softer themes but lots of deliciously graphic sex. "The Bridgewater Series" showcases ménage relationships because sometimes one hot cowboy isn't enough. No-holds-barred, graphic descriptions, strong storytelling, engaging characters and breathtaking landscapes all combine to make very naughty reads.

And as a resident of Wild Wild West, Vanessa Vale finds plenty of inspiration for her work, for who doesn't love a handsome cowboy?

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kacey Hammell's Illusions is out now!

By Kacey Hammell
Book 1: In the Arms of the Law
(also includes bonus short story, TIED DOWN) 

Genres: Contemporary, Suspense, Paranormal (Seer), Erotic, Romance
ISBN: 978-0-9877993-3-3
Word Count: 50,000
Release Date: January 20th, 2016

Author’s Note: Illusions was previously released with another publisher. It has received minor revisions for reissue.

Also includes a bonus short story

Protection. Adventure. Love.
It's all found within The Arms of the Law...

Detective Isabella Knowles, a tough-as-nails cop, lives by the law, and knows what she wants out of life. And it doesn't include marriage or all that comes with it. Everything Isabella has ever known seems like an illusion when a new relationship makes her feel more alive than ever before.  She isn’t happy about it and fights it every step of the way.

Burned by his fiancée years ago, seer and P.I., Brady Jacobs never wants another commitment in his life.  But his bachelorhood and heart are threatened when he has one of his visions and see a killer striking too close to the woman he has recently come to love.

Danger lurks close to home and neither Brady nor Isabella like that they can’t control every situation…especially matters of the heart.

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Excerpt, Kacey Hammell, © 2016
Replacing the receiver, she sighed, resigned to leave the comfort of her bed. “Got to go to work, Izzy?”
Brady’s voice came from behind her and not for the first time, Isabella wondered if he realized he used so many variants of her name. She had noticed it a lot in the last few weeks but didn’t think he did. Tonight, for some reason, it bothered her more than ever.
When he was driving into her or when they were warm and cozy, sharing a few quiet moments, he called her Bella. She found herself coming to enjoy every time the name rolled off his tongue. It was special to her but she didn’t want to dwell on why at the moment. Instead, she counted off in her head his use of Isabella.
When they were around others, coworkers or just talking in general, he used her full name. At times like this, when interrupted by her job, he used Izzy in a distant, unaffected tone. The tag was starting to grate on her nerves.
She twisted on an angle toward him, unable to keep from caressing his body with her gaze. The sheet only covered his hips and navel, leaving his abs and biceps exposed to her hungry eyes.
What I wouldn’t give for ten more minutes with him tonight.
“Umm, yeah. It was Connor. I have to go. A woman who’s been missing for thirty-six hours was found dead down by the docks.” She headed to her closet as Brady got off the bed.
“Damn. Connor suspects foul play?”
Pulling a denim shirt from her closet and a pair of jeans, Isabella turned to look at him as he grabbed his clothes. Her breath hitched as he covered his tight ass with his Jockeys and jeans. It was a shame to see such perfection hidden.
With a small shake of her head, Isabella pulled herself from her musings and reached into her top dresser drawer for panties and a bra. “Yeah. The woman’s been missing for over a day and from what he said, she’s naked.” Her hands shook as she put on her panties and willed herself to calm down and think it all through.
“Connor didn’t say much else.” Turning her back to Brady, she shook out her jeans, put both legs in and pulled them up. So lost in her thoughts and trying to get a grip on her emotions, she didn’t hear him come up behind her, until he placed his hands on her shoulders.
“Do you want me to go with you, Izzy? I’ll assist in any way I can.”
Touched beyond means by his offer, she turned in his arms. “Thanks, but no.
You know I’ve been through it all before. Don’t make it a bigger deal than it has to be. I’ve seen this kind of thing many times, over and over.”
She sounded like a bitch but couldn’t let the fact they were having sex get in the way of her job. They had an unspoken agreement, no commitments, and let one another do what they had to do, never coddling each other or making bigger issues of anything.
“I know you have, Izzy, but sometimes…. Hell, never mind. It’s cool.” She could tell by the look in his eyes he was frustrated but didn’t want to show it.
Good, let him be pissed, irritated or anything other than caring. She understood he was a man used to taking care of others, but she’d be damned before she leaned on him.
After taking her gun from where it was locked up, she clipped the holster to the waistband of her slacks and adjusted it to where she liked it. Pulling her hair back into a scrunchie, she turned to face her lover, certain she had her emotions in check. “Thanks for coming over tonight. It was, as always, the exact thing I needed.”
For just a moment, she saw an emotion—maybe anger—cross his face, but it was gone so quickly she might have imagined it.
With what looked like a forced smile to her, Brady shrugged. “Always here for you, babe, whenever you have an itch.” His voice held the cold, detachment she was coming to dislike. He grabbed up his leather jacket near the door, but stopped before crossing the threshold. He turned to her, staring at her in a way she had never seen before. “I know you won’t—seriously know you won’t—but if you happen to need me, I’m only a phone call away.”
She couldn’t even ascertain what sensations spread through her body at his words. As she watched him walk out of her bedroom, she could identify only one emotion.
Feeling like she was on a tightrope easily broken at any moment, she shook herself of her musings as she heard the front door close. She patted her pockets and sides. Keys, badge, gun. She was ready to face the night ahead. Detective Isabella Knowles, one of Trenton’s finest, was ready to catch the bad guys.
Too bad she couldn’t allow herself to be caught. Love and the badge didn’t mix. For a few short hours she could let her hair down, let her lover drive himself into her body and fill her thoughts.
But she’d never let a man drive himself into her heart. Never. 

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Friday, January 22, 2016

EXCERPT TOUR ~ Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly

It's a  and the prizes are for you. Not only will you find a great read, but you could win! What could you win? B. Truly will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC plus Swag: 1 Sonar The Cyclone e-book, 1 Sonar The Cyclone Photo Magnet and 1 Sonar pen to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Follow the tour here:

Sonar the Cyclone
by B. Truly

Is your destiny determined by what the future has foretold? Or is fate deemed in the hands of what you behold?

The Royal 4 are now back on their home territory of Nazari, determined to get things back to normal. Syira’s forbidden love is being held captive. She is hell-bent on fighting for him despite the immense obstacles. She must find a way to convince her race that Kadeem is not dangerous. Their threat lies from deeper within.

Shiray has accepted her past and is moving forward with her life, but it comes back to haunt her tenfold. That all changes when she stumbles across the truth. Now, she must pick up the pieces of her shattered life.
They are in the calm but know when they approach the dirty side of the Cyclone storm, terrible things will unravel. The future is revealed and they get a glimpse of Fate’s course. Time is not on their side. They must attempt to change their destiny or their world will be doomed.


And now for an excerpt:

My voice is hoarse at this point from screaming. My heart feels numb staring at my dead little brother. But there’s a deafening bang in the other direction. I run toward the sound and come across King Zeus fighting against Kadeem, Platinum bob, and me. What in Sonar’s going on here! How can I see my own self? It’s bizarre, but I watch my other self in action. Platinum bob delivers pain to Kadeem and me. Kadeem tries to resist and my other self-drops to one knee but manages to throw a force field over them. Kadeem begins brawling with both of them. My other self-rises to my feet, pulling a laser gun out of my boot. I’m about to shoot King Zeus, when another male Polar somehow intercedes my force shield. Then he grabs me by the neck and throws me down. Platinum bob hurls pain at Kadeem. His blood vessels are pulsating from his neck. The male Polar must be blocking my power because I watch helpless, unable to access them. Zeus has a small blade in his hand. He strolls over to Kadeem, who is on his knees, and plants the blade swiftly into his heart. Kadeem gasps, taking sharp breaths, trying to take the blade out. The knife is in too deep and has done too much damage. The golden glow around his honey irises diminishes and he falls over. My other self cannot defeat the male Polar’s shield block, so I’m on the ground in agony, struggling against platinum bob’s grasp.

I am in excruciating turmoil after witnessing Kadeem’s death. My surroundings begin to spin and everything disappears.


About the Author:

B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have
accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult, Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.

In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”

B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.


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Monday, January 18, 2016

Excerpt Tour ~ Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis (YA ROMANCE)

It's am excerpt tour and there are prizes. What book? Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis! What can you win? Deborah will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. How cool is that? You'll want to follow the tour for more chances to win. Where can you do that? Right here: 

Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow...and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.

And now for an exclusive excerpt:

Trio’s soft growl interrupted Will. The small dog stood at attention, his entire body quivering and
alert, the intensity of his growls increasing. Will signaled the other children. Immediately the foragers melted into the nearest bush. To any casual observer, the snarling dog was by himself.

Will unsuccessfully scoured the woods for the source of Trio’s warning. The sheriff’s men had never gotten close to the camp before. Had he allowed the foraging party to drift too far from camp? He had to find a way to protect them.

Dale could lead the others to safety is Will could lure away the threat. He verified the others were well hidden, and made his decision.

Suddenly, he understood his mother’s sacrifice. She had protected his little brother as well as the entire camp by allowing herself to be taken. All this time he had been so angry with her decision to reveal herself instead of remaining concealed. Her choice was not one of bad judgment. Clearly there had been no choice at all.

Just as he had no choice now. He had to draw the threat away from his young friends.

I understand how brave you were, Mother. I shall make you proud.

Heart thudding, he selected a bush set away from his fellow foragers and darted for it. There was no turning back now. He prepared to dash to another shrub, but froze. Over Trio’s growling, he could hear running footfalls from behind the hill. It was too late.

About the Author:

I’m DEBORAH ANN DAVIS, and I write Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. I began
writing when searching for inspiration for my 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, my world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. It never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of undergrad majors, I realized I could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? I jumped into teaching with both feet and loved it for 27 years. It came with an added bonus: Once teens know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.

Twelve years after our first kiss, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart. Together we coached our daughter's AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, our daughter and our money went to college.

During a particularly nasty bout of Lyme disease, I turned to Fitness to boost my Health, and to Writing to boost my Happiness. Currently, I am a healthy and happy Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to write.

We presently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When I’m not writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I also promote increasing movement throughout your day as Wiggle Writer in my Merry Meddling blog at .

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Super Blurb Blitz ~ Protector by Vivian Lane

It's a blurb blitz and there are prizes up for grabs! Yeah! Like what? Vivian Lane will be awarding a paperback copy of Protector (International Giveaway) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Follow the tour here:  

by Vivian Lane

First in a new series! 

Carys Taylor has her life perfectly under control. Equipped with a nice inheritance, she goes where she wants, when she wants, pursuing anything that interests her. So when her old professor asks her to come on a research trip for his thesis, she's eager to tag along.

Until that ill-fated trip to the South American jungle changes her into a supernatural being. Now she's sprouting claws and stronger and faster than any human being in existence. The reclusive tribe calls her their Protector - but from what? And why now? Why her?

Carys is pulled into a world she never knew existed. Is she up to the task?

And now for an excerpt: 

A month later, it was my first day out doing something normal—shopping at the mall.  Up to now, I’d avoided crowds, doing my grocery shopping when the stores were almost deserted.  Walking to my car in the parking garage, my hands were full of bags, and a man walked behind me.  At first, I didn’t think of hearing someone behind me, until his footsteps sped up to get close to me.  He demanded my purse.  I was willing to cooperate since I didn’t want to provoke him.  Better my stuff than my life, right?  That’s what the police tell you to do.  So, I set down the bags, and the guy lunged for my purse. 

I can’t tell you how I did what happened next. 

Next thing I knew, I had the guy in a choke hold with claws pressed to his neck.  Claws!  The guy started freaking out, then, begging me not to hurt him.  I tightened the hold until he blacked out, then called 911 on my cell phone.  The police arrived, took my statement and the mugger, and I went home.


My fingernails turned into claws.  That was NOT normal.  Both hands?  I stared at my left.  Yep, both hands.  Oh God.

And then the fight moves.  What was that?  This wasn’t The Matrix.  I hadn’t been plugged into a machine for a kung fu download.  Had I?  What really happened in that village?


About the Author:

Writer of supernatural badasses.

Vivian Lane is an American author.  Born a Gemini, her interests fall under a myriad of subjects including classical music, American and World History; fantasy books, TV shows, and movies; travel, marine biology, and fashion.


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