Monday, March 31, 2014

Author Interview: Understudy by Cheyanne Young

Cheyanne Young

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: Feb 15th, 2014
Number of pages: 178
Cover Artist:

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Book Description:
The high school play is in two months and senior Wren Barlow just became director. Wren still isn't over the fact that she got stiffed as a stagehand instead of the lead role that she totally deserved. Now she is in charge of rehearsals, costumes, navigating around cast member hookups and managing the real life drama at home.
The principal counts on her to succeed because tickets have been sold and the money has been spent. But when he drops a gorgeous bad boy on her and wants him to help the play for extra credit, she falls hard for someone she knows she can't date.
With everything spinning out of control, the mysterious and secretive detention king named Derek has a few tricks up his sleeve and wants to help—too bad Wren is scared to give him a chance to prove himself.

More Romance Please would like to extend a warm welcome to Cheyanne Yound, author of Understudy.  
Cheyanne, first, thank you for dropping by. Please tell us where you are from and who or what most influenced you to become a writer?
My love of reading is what influenced me to write my own stories. I also credit Sarah Dessen and her books for influencing the genre I chose to write. I’ve always wanted to write stories that make readers feel the way I felt when reading her books.
If you were to be left alone on an island, what three books would you take with you?
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The WOOL Omnibus
What are your most and least favorite movie genres?
I love comedies that make me laugh until I cry and I’m always a sucker for a good chick flick. I absolutely will not watch horror films.
If you could choose any man for your next book cover, who would he be?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for sure
When you are on a deadline, what aspect of your ‘regular’ life suffers most?
My house and/or all the chores that go with living life as a regular person. Laundry, dishes, groceries… they all get ignored!
What advice would you give aspiring authors?
READ! And then write. And then keep reading and never ever think your first draft is good enough.
What advice would you give seasoned writers?
Don’t compare yourself to other writers. We all have our own journey.
When reading for pleasure, do you prefer a physical or electronic book?
I love them both equally. If it’s purely pleasure reading then I love the feel of a book in my hands. But the convenience of ebooks make reading on the go perfect since I can switch from Kindle to phone app to computer.
From the first stroke of a pen (or laptop), how long did it take you get published?
I started seriously writing in 2009 and my first book came out in the middle of 2013. So, to answer: way longer than I ever imagined!
Did you ever feel like calling it quits?
Pretty much five or six times a day.

Thank you so much for joining us today, Cheyanne. We really enjoyed the insights. Good luck with Understudy!


Chapter 1
It’s two forty-five on the dot and my stomach is nestled firmly in my throat. Ms. Barlow sits in her director’s chair at the back of the theater arts classroom. She tells me to stand on the zebra print x made of tape in front of the white board, in the place she usually stands while she’s teaching class. Today is the first day I’ve seen the zebra print x. I wonder if that’s the same zebra print tape she took away from a freshman last week.
The classroom is abnormally dark with a single spotlight shining directly on my face. I wish I’d worn makeup. My nose is too oily, I just know it. Three stapled-together pages of Ms. Barlow’s original script shake in my hands as I stand, waiting for her signal to start.
She has a peacock feather tucked behind her ear and a pen in her hand as she scribbles something on her clipboard. Her bright orange hair is gray in the dark. I clear my throat.
“Yes Wren,” she says without taking her eyes off her clipboard. “You were auditioning for a minor role, but then you switched for the role of Gretchen? Am I reading your chicken scratch handwriting correctly?”
“Yes ma’am,” I say, wondering if I should tell her I signed up for auditions while writing on someone’s back in the hallway before class and that’s why my handwriting resembles chicken scratch. I wasn’t going to audition at all until Mom pointed out the requirements in The Art Institute of Lawson catalog places a strong emphasis on extracurricular activities. And if I’m going to be in a school play for the sole purpose of winning the affections of my dream college, I might as well do it right. Even if my best friend is also auditioning for the lead role.
Ms. Barlow stares at me over the rim of her purple teardrop glasses, appraising me as if she doesn’t see me in class every day.
“You do know Gretchen’s role includes a lot of kissing with the male costar?”
I didn’t know that, but I nod anyway. It’s too late to back out now. Plus I like kissing. I can handle kissing.
Ms. Barlow laces her fingers together and rests them in her lap on top of her clipboard. “You may begin.”
I swallow. The words on my paper blur into a mess of jumbled letters that form nonexistent words. Good thing I have it memorized. I crumple the papers and hold them in my clenched fist.
“Jeremy? Is that you?” I squint my eyes, which comes naturally with the blinding spotlight on me and take a step forward. “Jeremy, get down! What the hell are you thinkin’? Are you crazy?”
“Stop.” Ms. Barlow’s hand flies out. She tilts her head to glare at me over the rim of her glasses. “Why do you sound like a melodramatic southern belle?”
“Because my character lives in Alabama?”
She shakes her head. “No. Do it again.”
My heart pounds so hard it turns my chest into goo. “Jeremy! Get down! What the hell are you thinking—are you crazy?”
Ms. Barlow lowers her voice and assumes Jeremy’s lines. “What do you care?” she says with a snarl.
“Of course I care.” I clench my chest. “Jeremy, you can’t jump.”
“Give me three good reasons why I shouldn’t jump off this bridge and end my worthless life right now. Actually, just give me one.”
I heave a sigh, a big dramatic one like I’ve practiced in front of my mirror for the last two days. Unfortunately it comes out like I’m choking on my own spit. I ignore the teacher’s disappointed nod. “How about this one?” I say, tossing my hands up in surrender as I stare at the empty desk in front of me, pretending it’s Jeremy. “I’m in love with you.”
“You’re too fat,” Ms. Barlow says.
“Huh?” That isn’t the script.
She marks something on her clipboard and flips to the next page. “I’m sorry Wren. Despite your…attempted…acting, you know I’d love to give you the lead role but you’re just too fat.”
“I’m not fat,” I say confidently, because I know I’m not fat. Is she even allowed to say that to a teenage girl? Sure, I gained a few pounds over the summer but that hardly makes me fat. Plus, I’m on day twenty-six of the 20 Minute Abs DVD, and if I tighten my core I totally have a six pack under the inch or so of flab.
“Gretchen is five feet ten inches and a hundred and five pounds. She’s an aspiring model.”
“It doesn’t say that in the script.” I wag my papers at her.
Ms. Barlow’s short hair flies around her face as she whips her glasses to the top of her head. “That’s irrelevant. It says that in my mind and I am the writer and the director.”
I wish the lights were on so I could glare at her, and not just at the darkish blob I can see. I don’t stomp my foot on the floor, but I want to. “I’m telling Mom.”
She waves away my threat with a flourish of her hand. “Good. And while you’re at it, tell her to stop filling the house with ding-dongs and Twinkies. It’ll do you both a favor.”
Okay. This is about to blow up to epic-Barlow-like proportions if I don’t do something to scale it back. I smooth my hands over my shirt and stand straight. “You’re right, Aunt Barlow, I’m sorry. But I really want this part so if there’s anything I can do to make myself perfect for the role, please let me know.”
“I’m Ms. Barlow while in school. I’m not your aunt right now, I’m your director.”
“Yes,” I say, humbling myself to her greatness, something she laps up like starved puppy. Ms. Barlow starred in Broadway plays in her younger years, before age and three divorces and heaps of melodrama took its toll and made her resemble a haggard man.
“Why do you even want this role? You watched me slave over this script all summer and you never cared.”
“I care,” I say. But she’s right. I don’t care about this stupid school play.
So even though I have no interest in a school play, probably because my mom, the failed actress, and my aunt, the failed Broadway star-turned-theater arts teacher shoved acting down my throat since I was in infancy, I am going to get this role. And then my picture will be put in the yearbook and The Art Institute of Lawson will be impressed and they will accept me and I’ll get an awesome job as an interior decorator.
That all starts with Wren Barlow playing the lead role in the Lawson High School play.
Ms. Barlow taps her foot on the footrest in her tall chair. She scribbles something on her clipboard that makes her nose crunch up like she’s smelled something bad. “Thanks for auditioning, Wren. Will you send in the next student?”

About the Author:

Cheyanne is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, nail polish and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her family, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.
She also writes under the pen name Amy Sparling.

Author Contacts:
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Tour giveaway details 
5 ebooks 
$20 Amazon Gift Card

Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Beyond the Veil by Pippa DaCosta

Beyond The Veil
The Veil Series
Book 1
Pippa DaCosta

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: 7th Feb 2014
Number of pages: 250 |
Cover Artist: Celairen Art | Amazon

Book Description:
“They say I’m half demon, but I like to think of myself as half human, especially as the demons want me dead.”
Charlie Henderson is living a lie. Her real name is Muse and her attempt at a normal life is about to go up in smoke.
When a half-demon assassin walks into her life, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Muse must return to the one man she hoped never to see again and ask for help. The Prince of Greed isn’t known for his charity. The price is high, but the cost could tear her apart.
Trapped between the malevolent intentions of a Prince of Hell, an assassin with ulterior motives, and all of demon-kind, Muse must embrace the lure of chaos at her core; the demon inside her, in order to survive.
When your ex is the Prince of Greed, you'd better be ready to raise hell.

About the Author:

Born in Tonbridge, Kent in 1979, Pippa's family moved to the South West of England where she grew up amongst the dramatic moorland and sweeping coastlands of Devon & Cornwall. With a family history brimming with intrigue, complete with Gypsy angst on one side and Jewish survivors on another, she has the ability to draw from a patchwork of ancestry and use it as the inspiration for her writing. Happily married and the Mother of two little girls, she resides on the Devon & Cornwall border.

Author Contacts: 
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Tour Giveaway: 
3 paperback copies of  Beyond The Veil by Pippa DaCosta

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Author Interview: Mistress of Merrivale by Shelley Munro

Mistress of Merrivale
Shelley Munro

Genre: Historical romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Number of pages: 281
Cover Artist: Kim Killion

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Book Description:
A marriage of convenience…full of inconvenient secrets.
Jocelyn Townsend’s life as a courtesan bears no resemblance to the life she envisioned in girlish dreams. But it allows her and her eccentric mother to live in relative security—until her protector marries and no longer requires her services.
Desperate to find a new benefactor, one kind enough to accept her mother’s increasingly mad flights of fancy, Jocelyn is nearly overwhelmed with uncertainty when a lifeline comes from an unexpected source.
Leo Sherbourne’s requirements for a wife are few. She must mother his young daughter, run his household, and warm his bed. All in a calm, dignified manner with a full measure of common sense. After his late wife’s histrionics and infidelity, he craves a simpler, quieter life.
As they embark on their arrangement, Leo and Jocelyn discover an attraction that heats their bedroom and a mutual admiration that warms their days. But it isn’t long before gossip regarding the fate of Leo’s first wife, and his frequent, unexplained absences, make Jocelyn wonder if the secrets of Merrivale Manor are rooted in murder…

Warning: Contains mysterious incidents, a mad mother who screeches without provocation, scheming relatives, and a captivating husband who blows scorching hot and suspiciously cold. 

All is not as it seems…and isn’t that delicious?

More Romance Please would like to extend a warm welcome to Shelley Munro, author of Mistress of Merrivale.  Shelley, please tell us where you are from and who or what most influenced you to become a writer?
I’ve always been a big reader. My brother, sister and I caught the book and reading bug from our parents and writing my own stories seemed the natural progression. So, in answer to your question, my parents were probably the biggest influence since they introduced me to books.

If you were to be left alone on an island, what three books would you take with you?
This is such a mean question since I have so many favorites, and I’m a real genre hopper. At the moment I’m listening to a thriller on audio, I’m reading a steampunk book on my Kindle, a contemporary sports romance in print and in between I’m reading a non-fiction book about the 18th century Beau Monde. How do you expect me to choose?

Okay, deep breath. I’d have to take one of the In Death books by JD Robb since the dynamics between Eve and Roarke and their friends fascinate me, plus I admire Nora Roberts very much as a writer. For the other two books, I’d take a lucky dip from my to-read pile. Sci-fi romance, contemporary, historical and paranormal. It’s all good.

What are your most and least favorite movie genres?
I don’t watch a lot of movies—at least during my normal week. I do play catch-up whenever I go on holiday. I tend to favor thrillers with a romantic interest such as Red or the Die Hard movies. My least liked genre is horror. I don’t watch them. Ever!

If you could choose any man for your next book cover, who would he be?
I don’t know who he’d be, but I can tell you he’d have dark hair and a healthy number of muscles. He’d also have sexy eyes and a cheeky grin.

When you are on a deadline, what aspect of your ‘regular’ life suffers most?
Housework. That’s the thing I let slide first. I do the dishes and washing, but things like vacuuming, ironing and dusting wait until I’ve kicked the butt of that deadline.

What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Basically, I’d tell them to keep their eye on the prize and never give up. If they can conceive giving up at any time then writing probably isn’t the right path for them.
What advice would you give seasoned writers?
Study the market and what other writers are doing. Take what you learn and weed out the bits that will work for you.

When reading for pleasure, do you prefer a physical or electronic book?
I tend to read more electronic books these days. I can carry more books with me on my kindle, pick one to suit my mood, and they don’t take up much space in my bag.

From the first stroke of a pen (or laptop), how long did it take you get published?
I wrote for six years before I sold my first book. This was before e-publishing really got going (showing my age!), and my first sale was to an e-publisher.

Did you ever feel like calling it quits?
No. I can’t imagine not writing. Even when things aren’t going as well as I’d like, I keep on writing.

What did you do when you got your first contract?
My first contract came via email, and I let out a screech that was so loud my husband and our dog came running to see what was wrong. I shouted and screamed some more, and we went for a walk. Later that day, we cracked a bottle of wine and had a celebratory drink. It was a fun day.

Thank you so much for joining us today, Shelley. We really enjoyed the insights. Good luck with Mistress of Merrivale

About the Author:

Shelley Munro is tall and curvaceous with blue eyes and a smile that turns masculine heads everywhere she goes. She’s a university tutor and an explorer/treasure hunter during her vacations. Skilled with weapons and combat, she is currently in talks with a producer about a television series based on her world adventures.
Shelley is also a writer blessed with a VERY vivid imagination and lives with her own hero in New Zealand. She writes mainly erotic romance in the contemporary, paranormal and historical genres for publishers Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. 

Author Contacts: 
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Tour Giveaway:
$25 Amazon Gift Certificate

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Exodus: A Requiem for Jacob Forlorn by LazarusInfinity

Exodus: A Requiem for Jacob Forlorn
by lazarusInfinity

Genre:  Dark Fantasy
Number of pages:  208
Word Count: 79,210
Cover Artist:  Ryan Doan Illustration & Photography

Book Description:
Welcome to the dark side of love...A dark fantasy filled with interracial romance, lust, betrayal and vengeance. What happens when everything you've worked for and sacrificed for is suddenly taken away from you? What happens when the greatest love you've ever known isn't what it seems? What happens when your most loyal childhood friends and family pass away? What happens when one man takes a fateful journey between love and hate, light and darkness...Heaven and Hell?
Jacob Forlorn is a beleaguered everyman escaping from the shadows of a bitter and broken past to find his place in life when he meets Miranda, a beautiful and mysterious woman with a past of her own. Drawn by love at first sight, a whirlwind interracial romance brimming with intense passion ensues, culminating in the birth of a beautiful child.  But all is not well in paradise. Against the remains of a hidden past, something dark and deadly emerges, threatening to either warn Jacob or rob him of both his heart and his sanity. Jealousy, resentment and deception emerge, soon forming a deadly web of intrigue, lust and secrecy which all have repercussions far beyond anything he ever imagined.
As dark visions and nightmares haunt him repeatedly, Jacob soon begins to walk a very fine line between right and wrong, against a backdrop of misery and death that pushes him to the limits of his faith in God. Someone...or something is after him. The secrets of the past begin to destroy him both physically and spiritually, forcing him to make a dangerous choice.
Love. Lust. Betrayal. Vengeance. It all comes to an end and something has to give. The journey to Hell and back has now begun in this brooding and haunting dark fantasy.

**The sequel to EXODUS, REVELATION: THE RETURN OF JACOB FORLORN is also now available at all major retailers.

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About the Author:

"Just keep writing." Out of those simple words grew a dream that would instill a profound sense of purpose within a young kid born and raised in New Orleans, LA. With only his dreams along with an insatiable drive to be the best he could be, this writer would grow from penning children's literature in the 3rd grade to later writing stageplays and screenplays in college. Heavily influenced by a who's who of incredible writers from Langston Hughes, Claude McKay and Ralph Ellison all the way to August Wilson, Arthur Miller and Aaron Sorkin, lazarusInfinity has continued to stretch his creative boundaries to encompass all forms of writing. In addition to writing contemporary fiction and children's stories, he is currently at work on several screenplays along with another novel.

Author Contacts:
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Tour Giveaway:
10 ebook copies of Exodus: A Requiem for Jacob Forlorn

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Eternal Mixture by Shevaun Delucia

Eternal Mixture
Eternal Mix Series
Book One
Shevaun DeLucia

Genre: YA paranormal romance
Publisher: Words Written
Date of Publication: 11/1/2013
Number of pages: 293
Cover Artist: George Parulski, East Way Photography

Book Description:
If you had the chance to start your life over, would you take it? If you were told you would live for eternity, would you embrace it? If a stranger told you he was your soul mate, would you believe it?
Raina Richmond has played it safe her entire life. She has never broken the rules. That is, until Brent Alexander walked straight into her life, causing havoc. Turning her world upside down.
Brent is the new kid in town. He is every girl’s fantasy: adorable, charming, chiseled, and the typical boy Raina usually steers clear of. But there is just something about him she can’t seem to resist. Safe is no longer an option for her. For him, she breaks all the rules.
What she doesn’t realize is that he holds the key to her past, present, and future. Once he reveals the reasons behind their irrevocable connection, she will unlock the answers to all of her questions, and her life as she knows it will never be the same again.

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About the Author:

Shevaun DeLucia lives in upstate New York with her husband, four children, and two dogs. As a stay-at-home mom while her children were young, she fell in love with reading. She indulged in the small moments that took her away from the reality of her loud, overly rambunctious household, bringing her into a world of fantasy. When reading wasn’t enough to satisfy her, she turned to writing, determined to create the perfect ending of her own.

Author Contacts:
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Tour Giveaway Details:
1 print copy Eternal Mixture by Shevaun DeLucia
1 eBook copy Eternal Mixture by Shevaun DeLucia

Monday, March 24, 2014

Author Interview: A Sweet Deal by Monica Tillery

A Sweet Deal
by Monica Tillery

Publisher: Crimson Romance
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Hilarious and suspensful Lego Book Trailer!

About the Book:
Richard Morgan can’t believe his father is considering a rival candy company’s offer to buy out the family business that he loves. Though the confections division is tiny compared to the family’s other ventures, it’s close to his heart. Maybe too close, since the thought of losing it feels like losing his mother all over again. Convinced it’s the best way to continue the Morgan legacy, his father offers Richard control of the company if he’ll secure the family name with a marriage. After a messy, public divorce, marriage is the last thing Richard wants to consider, but according to his father, it’s the only way.

Yvette Cruz is the beautiful, savvy mergers and acquisitions rep charged with brokering the buyout agreement between her company and Morgan Confectioners, and Richard Morgan is the only thing standing between her and the promotion she desperately wants. She came from nothing and worked her way to the top of her field, so she’s not about to let his refusal to cooperate stop her from getting what she wants.

Corporate rivalry gives way to an unwise attraction when the two meet and spend a night together that ultimately changes their lives forever. Two enemies find love, but a betrayal threatens to tear them apart. Forgiveness and redemption can lead to everything they’ve ever wanted, but some things can’t be forgotten.

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Considering the Book Trailer, we at More Romance Please, are on the edge of our seats for the interview with Monica Tillery. Monica, welcome. First question: If you were to be left alone on an island, what three books would you take with you? 
My all-time favorite book, World Without End by Ken Follett, Gerald’s Game by Stephen King (though scaring myself might not be the best idea…), and something fun like a book of David Sedaris essays. Can’t I just have a solar-powered Kindle? Three books really isn’t enough.

If you could choose any man for your next book cover, who would he be? 
I always create a Pinterest board as I gather inspiration for my books, and my latest hero reminds me of Gerard Butler.

What advice would you give aspiring authors? 
Finish your book! It seems like every other person I talk to says that they’ve thought about writing a book when they hear what I do. I say don’t just think about it…do it! Once you finish one, you know you can do it.
What advice would you give seasoned writers? 
Stop comparing yourself to everyone else! I’m never more unhappy than when I spend my time obsessing over my sales, Amazon ranking, and other authors’ contracts and deals.

When reading for pleasure, do you prefer a physical or electronic book? 
I love having dozens of books available on my Kindle, but I also still read paper and ink books. I don’t really have a preference, but steamier romances are easier to read in public in digital format…

From the first stroke of a pen (or laptop), how long did it take you get published? 
Let’s see…I started writing my debut novel, Kiss Me, Katie, in May 2012. It was contracted March 14, 2013 and was released on June 3, 2013. I’ve been very fortunate.

Did you ever feel like calling it quits? 
Of course! Writing is HARD, and it can be so disheartening. No matter how discouraged I get, though, I always come back. I can’t stay away.

What did you do when you got your first contract? 
My friends are the best in the world. To celebrate the release of my debut novel, they planned an amazing surprise party for me. Fifty of my closest friends and relatives celebrated with dinner, a candy bar, delicious cake, and adorable Kiss Me, Katie-themed decorations. Everybody brought books to donate to a literacy program to top it all off. It was a magical night that I will never forget.

Wow, great friends indeed! Thank you so much for joining us today, Monica! We really enjoyed the insights. Good luck with A Sweet Deal.

About the Author:
Monica Tillery has been a social worker and a massage therapist, but is now living her dream as a romance novelist.  She loves nothing more than to get lost in a beautiful love story, holding her breath as the hero and heroine fight their way through obstacles to get to their happily ever after.  Monica lives in Texas with her own real-life romance hero, her husband of over a dozen years, and two wonderful sons.  When she’s not reading and writing romance, Monica loves playing bunco and bingo, hanging out with friends, and wasting time online.  She loves hearing from and connecting with readers.  Follow her on Facebook (where you’re always likely to find her!), on Twitter, or visit her website.  

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Series Spotlight: Dream Series by Jacqueline Paige

In Our Dream
Dream Series
Part 1
Jacqueline Paige

Release date December, 10 2013

She’s a small town cop.  He’s an inmate undercover.  They meet in a dream.

Book Description:
Jennah Best left the adrenaline packed life of being a cop on the edge for a more peaceful place.  She escaped a marriage that almost destroyed her and now lives her life working for a small police station in the town of Ridge.  At her age, she’s accepted that it’s too late and too much work to start all over again, until she meets a man in a dream...
While young, Dominic Palmer has always proven he can get the job done.  Or at least, that was the case before he accepted a job and agreed to go undercover as an inmate. When months go by and there’s no word from his outside contact he wonders if he’s been left on the inside for good.  He’s fighting to stay alive and keep his sanity, but finds himself completely distracted by a mysterious woman he met in a dream...

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From A Dream
Dream Series
Part 2
Jacqueline Paige

Release date February 7 2014

She wakes up in a dark hole, alone.  He’ll stop at nothing to find her.

Book Description:
Jennah has found happiness. She wasn’t looking for it but isn’t about to give it up now that she has it. Everything she craved for years was now right in front of her--a man that makes her feel cherished, a peaceful life, and a job she enjoys. It all changes when she wakes up in a dark hole, alone, unarmed and unable to connect with the one man she’s grown to need.
Dominic realizes he is one of those men that wants the whole package of marriage and a family, and he’s found the woman to have that with. He’s going stir crazy having to stay hidden until the leader of a criminal organization is caught, but he’s more than willing to stay right here with her.
All of his plans evaporate when a vindictive criminal takes her from him as a hostage. He won’t rest until she’s in his arms again.


After the Dream
Dream Series
Part 3
Jacqueline Paige

Release date March 7 2014

Brody believes he’s a normal man.  Tess has felt like a freak most of her life- except when she’s around one man.

Book Description:
Feeling less then worthy as a normal man surrounded by a team with special skills, Brody has to wonder why he’s a part of it.  If it weren’t for one team mate being there, he’d transfer back to normalcy.
Tess has always felt like a freak, even surrounded by others that are different she still feels like an outsider.  Only one of her team mates make her feel like an everyday person.


About the Author:

Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.  No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow.
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped.  Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost,  shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.

Author Contacts:

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book Blast: White Collar Cowboy by Parker Kincade

White Collar Cowboy

A Shadow Maverick Ranch Novella

By Parker Kincade

Publication Date: March 4, 2013
Publisher: Parker Kincade
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
81 Pages
Retail: $2.99

Book Description

Gavin Mathis is ready to settle down. He’s quit his job and come home to Shadow Maverick Ranch to do just that. Too bad his decision caused his beautiful former colleague to lose her job.

Lauren Delgado is a no-nonsense businesswoman. She’s had a crush on Gavin 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 his invitation to Galveston Island, where the policy is definitely hands-on.


Praise for White Collar Cowboy:

"Parker Kincade knows how to write romance HOT! You will be left breathless and begging for more." – Mandy Harbin, National Bestselling Author

"Parker Kincade has done it again with her first novella in the Shadow Maverick Ranch series. White Collar Cowboy is a down-to-earth, sexy romance about real people with real world problems who find their happy-ever-after together.  Can't wait for the rest of the Mathis siblings' stories."  – Monette Michaels, author of the Security Specialists International series.

About the Author:

Parker Kincade is the award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series. Her first novel,
One Night Stand, won the 2013 Reader’s Crown Award for Best First Book, the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.

Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals. 

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway: Raging Storm by Brandy Nacole

Raging Storm
Spiritual Discord
Book 2
Brandy Nacole

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal/Paranormal Romance
Cover Artist:  CCRBookCoverDesigns

Book Description:
After Kayson fell from heaven, his life got complicated.  His greatest enemies, the hell hounds, thrived on Earth and hunted not only the fallen but the blood children created by their Master.  After being chased and confronted by one of those very creatures, Kayson’s life becomes even more complicated.  He never expected to be rescued by a vampire named Sabrina.  He also never expected to become her protector after she falls prey to a hell hound’s deadly bite.
Falon, head of the hell hounds, has been desperately trying to hunt down Kayson and Sabrina but with the rain steadily falling—due to interference by the lower-realm Angels, also known as the assemblies—Falon grows irritated.  His only option is to threaten those that may know where the fallen can be found.
With the threat of the hounds finding Kayson and the other fallen, Kayson is running out of time.  Stille, once a respected Warrior in the assemblies, is pushing Kayson to leave an unconscious Sabrina behind.  After all Sabrina has done for him, Kayson refuses to abandon her.  But will his decision leave his friends vulnerable to attack?
Sabrina is conscious enough to sense the struggles that Kayson is facing.  If he knew the torture she’s been going through, she knows he would suffer even more.  Sabrina silently fights the darkness that is seeping into her dreams, while struggling to stay strong for Kayson.  But when the pain becomes too much, Sabrina has to make a choice that may cost not only her life, but the lives of others as well.

About the Author:
Brandy Nacole resides in Arkansas where her imagination runs wild. Her obsession is reading but her passion is writing. She put her dream of becoming a writer on the back burner and went to college to become a psychologist. Three years after endless classes in a field she only felt half satisfied with, Brandy picked up her pen once again and wrote the outline to Uniquely Unwelcome. She finished out her degree in psychology, but traded her dream of writing for the degree and put psychology on the back burner. Whenever she's not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching , and singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself. She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that requires water but can't voice (scream) their needs.

She is the author of The Shadow World Series and The Spiritual Discord Series.

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Tour Giveaway Details: 
1 ecopy of Uniquely Unwelcome by Brandy Nacole 
1 $10.00 Amazon GC
1 Swag Pack