Cover Reveal – Here Lies Love By Dan Thompson

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Blurb:

When she is sold by her father, Abbey discovers that nightmares can occur when you’re awake. Trapped inside a wooden cage, Abbey is forced to listen to the horrors and atrocities above; time ticking down until it is her turn. But Abbey isn’t prepared to become a victim; she will escape.

Although, what Abbey isn’t prepared for, is how harsh and unfair the world can be. With the sun turning its back on humanity long ago, life gives no opportunity. The only thing Abbey can do is learn to survive. To exist. And that means stealing any opportunity that comes her way. Haunted by the unpleasant memories bestowed upon her only nurtures Abbey’s paranoia, until she realises that to truly live in the world, she must confront the person who was responsible for her misfortune – her father.

Here Lies Love is a tale of actuality, of facing up to the fact that love comes in many guises. Can Abbey find the one glimmer of hope or will she be overcome with the darkness of revenge? Here Lies Love is coming April 2014.

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About The Author:

Dan lives in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (England) with his young daughter and his shabby dog, Skye.
He is the Author of the charity poetry book Life is all but a vast array of Colours and phobia Novella The Caseworker’s Memoirs. His first full length novel, A YA Fantasy entitled The Black Petal will be available soon. Also in 2014, a dark new adult novel entitled Here Lies Love will be released.
A lover of YA and fantasy fiction, you can often find him writing on his blog, writing book reviews and connecting online with other writer-type people and interviewing authors. Dan grew up reading Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five series, secretly coming up with his own inventive adventures, and R.L Stine’s The Goosebump series, before turning to the works of Philip Pullman, Eoin Colfer and Marcus Sedgwick and slipping away into alternate realities. He also loves a good Historical Thriller too.
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Release Blitz – Banded Together (Rebel Walking #2.5) By Hilary Storm

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You’ve asked for them, some have even begged for more of the Walker twins. ‘Banded Together’ is a continuation of the Rebel Walking Series that will give you insight on Talon and Eaven’s wedding as well as the rest of the characters in the series. Taron and Ivy are not left out of this one and you’ll quickly see the banter between them remains.

The previous books in the Rebel Walking Series should be read before this one for the best experience and optimal character development. 

 

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“Hey, baby, I can’t wait ‘til you’re officially Mrs. Walker.” His deep whisper pulls me out of my almost asleep state. I roll over to face him and even though it’s dark, I watch his face. Nose to Nose.
“I’m already yours. You know this.” So much has happened since he proposed. We were going to wait another year, but Talon is ready to make it official. I love his urgency—I’m ready, too—but I don’t want to rush it with everything that’s going on with the band and the trial.
Rebel Walking lost their spot on the tour when Taron was arrested. We’ve spent the last five months, either in court or in limbo, waiting for something to happen. A few months ago Taron was released from all charges, but the Walker’s haven’t rested while the trial for Dylan has been on going. Luckily, this morning he was found guilty on multiple counts of attempted rape, attempted murder and countless other offenses. He will be spending many years in prison, which is where he belongs.
The instant relief when the verdict was read was so peaceful. We should be celebrating, but everyone is too exhausted to do anything today. 
 
“I know, but I want the world to know.”
 
 “They do. Are you kidding me? We’re always together.”
 
 “We could just do something small at the lake house. We could walk down to the beach and get married next to the water—just have our family and the crew there to share it with us. Avery can be the flower girl. I’d have Taron, Holden, and Luke on my side and of course you’d have Ivy, Lilly, and Macy on yours.” 
  “You have this all planned out, don’t you?” I sit up in bed and begin to think of all the stuff I’ll need to do to pull this off. 
“All of the important stuff, I do.” He rolls onto his back, pulling my hands toward him. “Come here, baby.” 
I work my way into a straddle on top of the man who holds my whole heart. “We’re not going to stress over this. Let’s just keep it simple.” I let his words soak in. I can’t wait to be Mrs. Talon Walker and it really isn’t my style to have a huge wedding, anyway. I figured he would’ve wanted one, but I’m relieved he doesn’t.
“Simple. I like it.” His hands begin to roam over my body and I take the opportunity to rotate my hips just right so that he feels my warmth. Sleeping naked has its benefits. 
“You wicked, wicked woman. Don’t you dare tease me.” His fingers pinch my nipples as he thrusts upward, reminding me what he’s packing. His erection moves right where I want it to.
“Oh, I’m not teasing.” My breathy voice amuses him.
“What’s so funny?” This time it’s my impatience that’s obvious.
“You’re always so ready for me. You never disappoint.” 
“Damn straight. Have you ever seen yourself?” I lower my mouth to his chest and begin nibbling over his chest and neck. His hands continue to roam over my body, sending chills in every direction. My hair falls over my face and he uses his hand to swipe it to one side. I feel his hand leave me and his body stretch toward the nightstand right before he flicks on the light.
He loves to watch me during sex. It strikes me to the depths of my soul when he does this. His stare pierces straight through my body the entire time. It’s raw and so real, but I love it. 
I lift my torso back up and watch him tuck his arms beside his head. My fingers run over and through the ridges of his defined stomach. He works hard to stay sculpted and I never miss the opportunity to truly appreciate his efforts. 
My fingers follow the muscles straight to where our hips meet. I slowly lift my hips and enjoy that his shaft lifts to the exact spot I need it to be. Sliding down onto him, I close my eyes and love the feeling of him filling me completely. With my hands splayed across his abs, I begin to move slowly. 
My focus on how he feels is consuming me. I open my eyes to watch him, not surprised when I find him staring deep into my eyes. Keeping my eyes locked with his, I continue my motions. He allows me to move completely on my own; I love when he gives me control. 
~Eaven in ‘Banded Together’ (Rebel Walking #2.5)
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In a Heartbeat
 

Eaven Bennett is a college student with a passion for photography. She has high hopes of completing college and starting a new life as she moves away from her hometown with her best friend, Ivy Adams. Her last boyfriend ruined any chance of her trusting ever again.

Talon Walker is the dark and intriguing drummer for the up and coming band ‘Rebel Walking’. A tragedy in his past has left him empty with no desire for a relationship. That is until he meets Eaven.

One minute your heart is filled with love, the next your entire life comes crashing down. Everything can change in a heartbeat. Can Eaven and Talon overcome the obstacles in their way and find love?

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Heaven Sent

The Rebel Walking Series continues with Taron and Ivy’s story, Heaven Sent. The explosive chemistry that these two share ignites a relationship of epic proportions.

He has been dubbed ‘the panty stealer’, but Taron Walker has his eyes set on the beautiful, full of life, Ivy Adams. Ivy doesn’t usually put up with the player type, yet there is something about Taron that has her intrigued. Taron must leave to go on tour with Rebel Walking and Ivy will be left to face serious struggles on her own. Will she reach out to Taron for help, or will she push him away? Can these two find happiness in each other’s arms, or will they tear each other’s world apart?
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About the Author
Hilary Storm lives with her high school sweetheart and three children in Enid, Oklahoma. She drives her husband crazy talking about book characters everyday like they are real people. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with an MBA in Accounting and has a full time job as an accountant. Her passions include being a mom, writing, reading, photography, music, mocha coffee, and spending time with friends and family. She is the author of the International Best Selling ‘Rebel Walking’ series. Book one: ‘In a Heartbeat’ was released June 2013, Book two: ‘Heaven Sent’ was released in September 2013. Book 2.5: ‘Banded Together’ released Jan 2014.

Blog Tour – Searching For Tomorrow By Kathryn M Crane

Title: Searching for Tomorrow
Author: Kathryn M. Crane
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Young Adult
Publication Date: October 21, 2013

Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can’t even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.

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I want to thank the love Rachael @ DreamsComeTruePromotions for managing to squeeze me into this tour ❤
Please be warned that you will need hell of alot of tissues at the ready, as this will make you cry. And before you say “meh” ….this is an UGLY CRY!

Face Drenched

Covered in blotches

Snot dribbling sort of cry…..Well for me it was!

Would you be able to cope from the loss of a loved one?

Be able to function a normal day without rehashing all those memories?

Wrynn had a wonderful life, full of love, laughter, adventure and full of family promises, that is of course until the worst day of her life.!

I don’t really want to spoil the plot for you, but this was an emotional rollercoaster of emotions in the worst kind! After re-living my own personal feelings and emotions of the 9/11 event, it all came back to the forefront when the author mentioned those horrifying events in this book! and still to this very day I’m pretty sure everyone in the UK, US and everywhere else worldwide will re-open those wounds and feelings when they read that section of the book! I commend you for that Kathryn.

Words can’t really describe what I was feeling throughout this! I was more than heartbroken for Wrynn and her 3 little angels, more than sympathised with all the shite Wrynn had to live through from Mother Tidwell.

One thing that stood out to me whilst reading this and I loved the author for, was the past/present chapters in the book! I loved that one minute we were in the past with Wrynn living out her dream with her “soul mate” Tripp living their teenage lives to the full, then the next minute were back in the present, with Wrynn and her everyday battles. We got to see both sides of the fence and I know I got the whole story, not part of.

Yes….So I ugly cried throughout this book, but what really got to me, was towards the end. I don’t think someone can survive what just happened there. I know it was good intentions and all but I’m left feeling………Yeah I don’t know. I don’t know whether to hunt you down and smack you over the head for all these pent up feelings or create something that is worse than an UGLY CRY?

But above at that, this was a FANTASTIC read, and I am glad to of read this!
Definitely worth 5 *****

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can’t imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn’t thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she’s had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she’s always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!

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The grand prize will be a Kindle, however the only way the Kindle will be given away is if there are 100 reviews or purchases sent in.

Book Blitz – A Beautiful Mess by TK Leigh

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Synopsis

What happens when you lose everyone that promised they would always be there for you? How can you protect the few pieces of your shattered heart that remain?

Olivia Adler is a woman with a troubled past. After losing her parents at the young age of six and being raised by an uncle who she lost years later, she refuses to get attached to anyone, including friends. For the past decade, she has been able to remain unattached to any man, too worried about losing someone to get too close. Until Alexander Burnham walks into her life one night and changes everything. But he has issues of his own. And he’s keeping a secret that could change everything. Will Olivia let Alexander in enough for him to get close and protect her from a force threatening her very existence, or will she push him away, scared of letting Alexander in, in order to protect her heart?

A Beautiful Mess is the first installment of a three part series sure to captivate the heart with a story of secrets, courage, and love.

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Olivia eyed Alexander as she tasted the delicious wine. “So, Antonio seems excited that you’re here with me. Any reason for that?”

Alexander placed his wine glass on the table and grabbed Olivia’s hand. “To be honest, it seems we have a little something in common, Miss Adler. I don’t really do the relationship thing either. I like to fuck and leave all those emotional attachments out of it. I’ve certainly never taken a woman out like this before, apart from the obligatory charity functions I am expected to be at.”

Olivia looked down, not wanting to hear what he was going to say next. She actually enjoyed spending time with Alexander and for once wanted more than just an occasional hook-up, but it sounded as though that was all he was interested in. But why the Red Sox game? Why the wine and dine? And why didn’t he make his move at Beer Works when Olivia made it rather clear that she wanted him to kiss her?

Alexander continued speaking, breaking her away from her growing unsettled emotions. “But, there’s just something about you, Olivia. You make me want to break all my rules. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I’m beginning to not care.”

Butterflies erupted in Olivia’s stomach at his words. She felt the same way. Looking up, she smiled as she met Alexander’s eyes. “That doesn’t mean that I still don’t want to fuck you senseless, Miss Adler,” he winked as the waiter arrived to take their order, leaving Olivia completely shocked.

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headshot-bw-smallT. K. Leigh, otherwise known as Tracy Leigh Kellam, is a producer / attorney by trade. Born and raised in New England, she now lives in Southern California with her husband, dog and three cats, all of which she has rescued (including the husband). When she’s not planted in front of her computer, writing away, she can be found running and training for her next marathon (of which she’s run over 15 fulls and too many halfs to count), or trying to convince her husband that it’s time to give yoga another try. Unlike Olivia, the main character from her debut novel, “A Beautiful Mess,” she has yet to qualify for the Boston Marathon.

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Promo Blitz – Concealed (Hiding From Love Novel #2)

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Two years ago, Gabe Thompson stood in the desert of Afghanistan and watched the love of his life drive away. When his tour of duty ended six months later, she wasn’t waiting. Now Gabe’s ready to go after the one thing his life is missing – the woman he’s never been able to forget.

Twenty-year-old Alexis Garcia rues the day she decided to volunteer for a UN mission to Afghanistan. The sexy, exasperating soldier she met there nearly destroyed her carefully constructed life with the boy next door.

She’s spent two years trying to forget Gabe, working to show her parents and her boyfriend that she knows where she belongs.But when Gabe shows up at Alexis’s door, complete with tattoos, a Harley and enough attitude to start another war, everything she’s tried to conceal could be exposed, starting with her heart.

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Camouflaged (Hiding From Love Novella #0.5) http://amzn.to/1duopGr

Hidden (Hiding From Love Novel #1) http://amzn.to/13Lk7Hz

Concealed (Hiding From Love Novel #2) http://amzn.to/JwHxYq

Buried (Hiding From Love Novel #3) Coming April, 2014

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About The Author:

Selena Laurence lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she knows what to do with. Her husband, Mr. Laurence, spends as much time as he can at the office and the gym in order to avoid the kids, the dog, the laptop and the reading, but he always shows up for the soccer games, and he makes a mean Mocha Latte.

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Cover Re-Reveal – In Chain Series By Michelle Abbott

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Book #1 – In Chains

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A romance set in a world where slavery is government run and slaves are fitted with microchips.

Savannah, fleeing a turbulent relationship, seeks solace at her brother’s country farmhouse. It’s there that she meets Kayden; her brother’s slave who’s considered less than human. These two damaged souls form an unbreakable bond, one that’s about to be tested, because Kayden is her brother’s property and he will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

Please note this book contains some sexual scenes, violence and strong language.

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She would do anything for him. Even throw away her freedom.
For Savannah, it was an easy choice; getting sent to the Compound meant she and Kayden could be together. But nothing is ever that simple. Caught in a system that encourages cruelty and mind games; will their love survive?

Please note: this book contains strong language.

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About The Author:

Michelle Abbott lives in the UK.
She loves to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl and she likes to read all genres of romance.
When she’s not reading or writing she enjoys travelling and seeing new places and occasionally she picks up her knitting needles and attempts to finish the sweater she started two years ago.

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Blog Tour – A Pirate Princess by Brittany Jo James






Synopsis: The only thing a pirate desires more than his ship is his treasure and the crew of The Beloved Loss holds the most valuable jewel on the sea… their pirate princess.

Enchanting and spirited Corisanda St. Aubin has been a prisoner aboard The Beloved Loss since she was born. Cori’s dream of escape has been crushed countless times by her father, the heartless Captain Marin St. Aubin. She’s accustomed to her father’s hatred but nothing can prepare Cori for the malicious quartermaster, Falco de Vries, who schemes to marry her. 
The Count of Calais and sea trader, Burke Belcourt, has been trapped by a malevolent woman’s demand for marriage. In an attempt to prolong his wedding, Burke agrees to bring the unlawful pirate captain of The Beloved Loss to justice for the King of France. He soon discovers that Marin St. Aubin is no easy target… but not until he finds himself locked aboard The Beloved Loss with the beautiful pirate princess.
Cori doesn’t believe Burke’s ridiculous claim of being a respectable man but Burke has no desire to convince her otherwise. The last thing he needs is another conniving woman trying to snare him. Risking their lives for freedom, Cori and Burke prepare for a hazardous escape together. The desperate prisoners are confident about defeating their enemies but the one thing they cannot overcome is their unwanted yet undeniable feelings for each other.
 
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My Review:
Firstly I want to thank Brittany for thinking to ask me yet again to being on one of her blog tours! I love this woman and her books!
It all started for me with Brittany’s At Lease I’m Pretty & My Knightly Dreams…I was sold after reading those two books, so when I can to reading this one, I was truly not dis-appointed 🙂
For Cori, life as she knows is practically non-existent to her. Born without a mother and a father that despises  the ground that she walks on, Cori has to make the best out of the situation that she is currently in.
For Burke, there was only one thing worth fighting for and that was his ship and his crew, everything else came second to him. Taking orders from his King to get rid of the pirating that currently resides throughout the Ocean front Burke thrives on the adventure and the chase that he has been given.
Thrust into an adventure Burke & Cori come face to face with demons of their present and their future. Joined together they must mock up a plan to get out of the ruts that are currently stuck in.
For him, she’s his PIRATE PRINCESS
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For her, he’s her PIRATE CAPTAIN
In the end its a short read, but it keeps you entranced so much that before you know it you’re at the end! There was only one slight thing that niggled at my brain, but I’m not making a fuss over, I thought the ending happened so fast and was crammed in…..meh might just of been me, it didn’t ruin the reading for me, I would of liked to read more is all 🙂
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                                                                  Meet Brittany Jo
 
Brittany Jo James was born and raised in the small town of Idabel, Oklahoma. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart, Conlee, who is now a soldier in the United States Air Force. They share two rowdy sons, Jagger and Jett. Her life revolves around living for God, caring for her family and writing, writing, writing. The James family is currently residing near Anchorage, Alaska
until the USAF decides otherwise.