Sep 19

Cover Reveal: I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen and Giveaway

Cover Reveal: I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen and Giveaway #M9BFridayReveals

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for

I Heart Robot by Suzanne van Rooyen

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I HEART ROBOT Cover Art from Suzanne van Rooyen

I’m not the most artistically inclined. While I do love art and have been known to bust out the pencils and paints myself, it’s not an area where I’d consider myself particularly talented. In short, I knew that cover design was something best left to the professional and I had every confidence in Month9Books.

I am so grateful to Georgia McBride for allowing me to have the amount of input I did when it came to cover creation for I Heart Robot. This is a novel that is as much about a civil rights struggle in a futuristic, post-war city as it is about romance, and we wanted a cover that reflected both elements. Finding the right balance between romance and science fiction was a tall order, but Month9Books delivered in spades by presenting me with two stylistically different covers. I loved elements of both, and by working closely with the cover artist and with Georgia we managed to combine all the best parts of both original covers into what we have today: a cover that reflects the gritty world my characters live in while emphasizing the fact that this is above all, a love story.

I Heart Robot

Sixteen-year-old Tyri wants to be a musician and wants to be with someone who won’t belittle her musical aspirations.

Q-I-99 aka ‘Quinn’ lives in a scrap metal sanctuary with other rogue droids. While some use violence to make their voices heard, demanding equal rights for AI enhanced robots, Quinn just wants a moment on stage with his violin to show the humans that androids like him have more to offer than their processing power.

Tyri and Quinn’s worlds collide when they’re accepted by the Baldur Junior Philharmonic Orchestra. As the rift between robots and humans deepens, Tyri and Quinn’s love of music brings them closer together, making Tyri question where her loyalties lie and Quinn question his place in the world. With the city on the brink of civil war, Tyri and Quinn make a shocking discovery that turns their world inside out. Will their passion for music be enough to hold them together while everything else crumbles down around them, or will the truth of who they are tear them apart?

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Title: I Heart Robot
Publication date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Suzanne van Rooyen

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Suzanne is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing, she teaches dance and music to middle schoolers and entertains her shiba inu, Lego. Suzanne is represented by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Sep 09

Pride by Rosie Somers!!!!

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PRIDE by Rosie Somers
Surge, Anaiah Press
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Seventeen-year-old Gabriella Pierce is used to taking care of herself, but she’s about to become responsible for a whole lot more. When she gets a visit from three men claiming to be defenders of fantastical rings imbued with the powers of THE CARDINAL SINS, her life is changed irrevocably.

 

Gabby is the steward of PRIDE

 

To make matters worse, she’s falling hard for fellow steward, Grant Barnett, and he hates her guts. Now Gabby has to learn to protect Pride without letting her feelings for Grant get in the way.

 

Release Date: September 9, 2014

 

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Author Bio:
Rosie Somers is a YA author who lives in Florida, soaking up the year round sunshine. She can often be found in her favourite spot on her favourite beach, nose-deep in a good book.

 

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Sep 08

Love in a Small Town


Love
in a Small Town: Ten Homespun and Heartwarming Contemporary Romances (Crimson
Romance Bundle)
California
Sunset: Casey Dawes
Divorced mother Annie Gerhard meets rugged new
bookstore owner John Johnson at the worst possible time in her life. Her high
tech company is threatening to lay her off if she doesn’t move from California
to New Jersey and her 15-year-old son David is causing trouble. The recession
has hit Silicon Valley hard and there are no jobs for a middle manager, even if
she hates what she does. And this is no time for romance, no matter how good
the man looks in his jeans.

John has escaped Montana memories of a deceased wife
and betraying girlfriend by buying an independent bookstore in California. He’s
got bigger problems than falling for a spunky woman with control issues.
Keeping a bookstore afloat in a recession and finding a home where he can
stable his horse are all he can handle right now.

Unless . . .

John and Annie must both face their pasts in order
to greet the future. Can they risk it?

Contemporary
romance author Casey Dawes is an award-winning writer who believes in Casey
Dawes contemporary romance authorthe power of friendship and love to change
lives. Her novels are filled with real-life situations where people discover
how to change their lives for the better to achieve real love.
Living
in the beautiful state of Montana gives Casey and her husband plenty of
opportunity to hike, camp, and photograph scenery, animals, and birds. When
weather keeps her in, Casey also enjoys quilting, knitting, and cooking.
Slow
Ride: Kat Morrisey
Kyla O’Grady hit the gas and drove her Mustang out
of Rock River, Pennsylvania with one goal in mind: find somewhere to start
over. Her life had gone sideways back home and Kyla needs something new,
something fresh, and she needs to find the music again. But on a stretch of
road off the coast of Maine, her car has other ideas. Broken down just inside
the town limits of Ashten Falls, Maine, Kyla is stranded.

Cooper Moretto has a problem. In fact, the whole
town of Ashten Falls has a problem in the form of a corrupt town official.
Cooper had enough on his plate to last a lifetime, but on a stretch of highway
heading into the town he spots a ’67 Mustang Coupe and does what any decent
mechanic would do: stop to help. But getting this car back on the road is the
last thing on his mind when he sees its owner, singing as if she weren’t in the
middle of nowhere.

Kyla is speeding away from her past, unsure how to
move forward. Cooper has been on cruise control, just hoping to get through
every day without being arrested or harassed. Can the two slow down long enough
to see that maybe the answers to both their problems lie in each other? And can
they survive when enemies that are lurking in the shadows try to destroy them
both?

Kat
Morrisey lives in a small town in central New York State where she splits her
time between her family, her jobs as both teacher and lawyer, and the fictional
characters she writes about. She can often be heard on social media talking
about a wide range of topics, including Highlanders, book boyfriends, happily
ever afters, Jane Austen, hockey, fictional characters, men with beards, and of
course, zombies. She loves to hear from readers and can be found on twitter,
@KatMorrisey, and Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/KatMorriseyAuthor
Coming
Home: Christine S. Feldman
No woman ever really forgets her first love. Callie
Sorenson is no exception. Hers was tall, tanned, and – as her older brother’s
best friend – completely off limits.

Danny McCutcheon.

It’s a name that Callie hasn’t spoken in years, even
if the man to whom it belongs has never really been all that far from her
thoughts. Or her heart. But now a twist of fate will bring her back to the
childhood home she left behind years ago, and to the hometown boy for whom she
secretly longed.

When her mother takes a bad fall and breaks her hip,
Callie leaves the bright lights of New York City to fly back west and help with
the rehabilitation. It’s a tense homecoming due to a long time estrangement
between mother and daughter, and it drives Callie to confront both a painful
personal loss and her unanswered questions about the father who abandoned her
when she was just a child. It also brings her face to face with Danny again,
and Callie quickly realizes that old feelings die hard.

But for Danny, it’s new feelings that are a problem.
Callie is not the young girl he remembers but a woman now, and a very desirable
one. They both have reasons to fight the growing attraction between them, but
the temptation may just prove to be too much to resist, despite some very real
risk to their hearts. The past casts a long shadow over the future, though, and
Callie will have to overcome it or else face losing the one man who means the
most to her.

Christine
S. Feldman writes both novels and feature-length screenplays, and she has
placed in screenwriting competitions on both coasts. She lives in the Pacific
Northwest with her ballroom-dancing husband and their beagle.
Begin
Again: Christy Newton
What if one night changed your life forever?
Maisie Scott lost not only her husband and unborn
child in a tornado two years ago, she lost her will to live. Keeping busy is
the only way she can get by. This small town waitress won’t let herself get
attached to anyone . . . until Ryan, the new veterinarian for exotic animals,
starts making regular trips to her diner. As hard as she tries not to feel
anything, Ryan ignites a spark in her broken heart.

Ryan Tucker craves a happy family of his own more
than his momma’s apple pie. Getting over his fiancée leaving him six months
ago, he moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. When he meets Maisie and
notices the sadness in her eyes, he is determined to put a smile on her pretty
face.

When another dangerous storm hits, Ryan stays by
Maisie’s side. She fills the missing piece in his heart, but will Ryan share
his secret? Can Maisie move on from the past and learn to begin again?

Christy
Newton is a hopeless romantic and writes many genres of romance. She just might
be the only author out there that doesn’t drink caffeine, but dark chocolate is
her must have. She falls in love with each of her heroes and hopes you will
too! Learn more about her at www.christynewton.com,
on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Christy-Newton/359791990763912,
and on Twitter @CNewtonAuthor.


Lake Effect: Johannah Bryson
Shelby Aylesworth knows what real love feels like.
She also knows the pain of losing that kind of love. With her faithful collie
dog, Norman, she takes refuge on Whiskey Island to try to put her life back together.
When Norman arranges a most unusual introduction to the island’s newest
resident, Shelby finds herself wondering if it isn’t time to stop grieving and
start living.

Wyeth Packard has come to Whiskey Island under the
guise of restoring and making profitable an old vineyard and manor house. What
he really wants is some peace and quiet away from the fast pace of NYC. Being
considered one of the city’s most eligible has thrown him into the path of
every gold digging society princess out there. He longs to find a balance but
has given up on ever finding a woman who will love him for who he is, not what
he has.

Together they navigate the slippery slope of what it
means to begin again. Can a new love fill the void left by an old love?

Johannah
Bryson lives in NE Ohio, near the shores of fabulous Lake Erie. In addition to
writing she’s also a Certified Personal Chef. She shares her home with her
husband, a ten year old collie and a three year old Border collie. When she’s
not writing or cooking, she and her husband love to explore the amazing food
and music scene of Cleveland and the surrounding area. She loves to hear from
her readers: johannahbryson@gmail.com
All
About Charming Alice: J. Arlene Culiner
Alice Treemont has given up hope of meeting the
right man and falling in love. Living in depopulated Blake’s Folly, a community
of rusting cars, clapboard shacks and thirsty weeds, she cooks vegetarian
meals, rescues unwanted dogs and protects the most unloved creatures on earth:
snakes. What man would share those interests? Certainly not Jace Constant whose
life in Chicago includes elegant women, fine dining and contemporary art. He’s
in Nevada doing research for his new book but definitely won’t be staying: he
hates the desert’s bleakness, the dust on his fine leather shoes and the dog
hair on his cashmere sweaters. As for snakes — they terrify him.

So why does the air sizzle each time Alice and Jace
meet? Why are they so fascinated by each other? Their feelings might go deeper
than raw desire, but any long-term relationship is clearly doomed.

In need of juicy gossip, the other 52 residents of
Blake’s Folly have decided Alice has been alone for long enough. The attraction
between her and Jace is so obvious, why worry about differences? If you trust
in love, solutions do appear. But don’t those solutions call for too many
compromises, too much self-sacrifice?

Born
in New York, raised in Toronto, J.Arlene Culiner has spent most of her life in
England, Germany, Turkey, Greece, Hungary and the Sahara but now resides in a
300-year-old former inn in a French village of no real interest. Much to
everyone’s dismay, she rescues and protects all living creatures — especially
spiders, bats and snakes; her wild (or wildlife) garden is a classified
butterfly and bird reserve. She can be found at: www.j-arleneculiner.com and at: www.jill-culiner.com
Broken
Wings, Soaring Hearts: Beverly A. Rogers
Hailey Holman is a woman determined to keep her
dad’s memory and his dream of reopening their small-town Texas base station
alive. Jack Stinson is looking for a peaceful place to escape the rat race of
the big city life and big city business of his own family’s airplane
manufacturing business.

What a perfect match. Other than the fact that her
mom hates the flying business with a passion and fights Hailey’s every effort,
and Jack’s dad fought his every effort to make the break, then disowned him for
leaving. Throw in two town bullies who insist on opening a base station of
their own and reeking havoc on Hailey’s plans and her own determination not to
get personally involved with the employees, and it’s anything but smooth
sailing.

But these two focused pilots might just be surprised
how things can work out with enough stubbornness . . . and faith.

Beverly
A. Rogers is a Texas girl who writes with a heart as big as the Lone Star
State. Her idea of a romantic man isn’t someone who will promise her the moon
and the stars. It’s someone who will walk on the beach holding her hand,
watching the moon and the stars from her eyes . . . and never complain about
sand in his boots.  Learn more about Bev at www.BeverlyARogers.com.
Charmed:
Inés Saint
Jamie Sullivan is a fun-loving, widowed mother of
twin five-year old boys. A 
creative goldsmith with her own line of designer charms, she is determined to forge her own unique brand of success. Jamie guards a painful secret that leads her to be emphatic about not letting a man into her life.


Nick Grey is the gorgeous, charming, and daydream-inducing headmaster of the
private 
elementary school Jamie’s children will attend. After single-handedly bringing up his daughter while earning his doctorate and proving himself to the school’s board of directors and the community, he feels burned out. Come the end of the semester, Nick is taking a year off to travel the world. 


When they meet, an instant attraction blazes through both. Nick and Jamie soon
find their hard

 


earned peace of mind threatened by meddling matchmakers, old rivalries, and children who can’t keep their feet out of their mouths. But Nick’s not interested in starting over and raising kids again, and Jamie’s sure she can’t trust her heart. Will they be able to nurture their friendship and attraction
into something that can last forever?
Ines
was born in Zaragoza, Spain and have moved approximately twenty times. I went
to school in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Puerto Rico and I’m bilingual and
bicultural. I’ve spent the last ten years raising my fun, inspiring little boys
and sharing my life with the man I’d always dreamed of. My greatest joys are
spending time with family and close friends and coming up with characters and
interesting situations.
Angel
Without Wings: Mari Manning
A war widow at twenty-six, Linnea Reyes is haunted
by the soul-shattering fight she had with her husband just before he led his
detachment into the ambush that killed him. When one of the wounded soldiers
from her husbands battalion asks her to help save his family’s farm, she jumps
at the chance for redemption. Unfortunately, she runs straight into a six-foot
roadblock – the soldier’s older brother who has plans of his own.
After resigning from a promising army career to help
his mother and wounded brother, Jesse McCormick is at the lowest point in his
life. Now they are about to lose the family’s organic farm and only one plan
will earn him enough money to get his family out of debt and him off the farm –
a dangerous assignment with a paramilitary group. He can brush aside the
protests of his worried family, but the good intentions of Linnea Reyes prove
to be more than he can handle.

Angel
Without Wings is Mari Manning’s second book from Crimson Romance. She has
always loved small towns and romance … and writing. The result is Angel Without
Wings and her first book, Holding Out for a Hero. Mari has finaled in several
contests, including the Golden Claddagh and the RWA Valley of the Sun’s Hot
Prospects contest. She is also a member of RWA and the Chicago North Chapter
for which she serves on the board. Currently Mari is working on a three-part
series of romantic suspense set in the hill country of Texas and, in her spare
time, blogging at www.marimanning.com.
Breaking
the Rules: Melinda Dozier
A forbidden love affair in the past has led Hope
Robinson, a middle school principal, to Harbor Bay, Florida, where she commits
herself to play by the rules. This can be difficult for a perpetual klutz,
who—even strapped in a cast—has to uphold a competent attitude at all times.

Luckily, she has Dr. Colin Calaway on her side, a
widower and father of a student, who is ready to give love another try. When
Colin convinces Hope they should explore the connection between them, a steamy
romance develops, though it could destroy them both. They must decide if their
jobs—and their hearts—are worth the risk.

Melinda
lives in Guatemala, Central America with her husband and three boys. She
teaches English to middle schoolers during the day and finds time to write at
night. Melinda has always been an avid reader and writer, enjoys watching
reality tv, blogs, and relaxes with Zynga games. You can find Melinda at www.melindadozier.com or on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/melinda.dozier
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Sep 03

Wednesday by Clare James Cover Reveal!!!!!

 

 

Her. Him. Alone. Beach house. Every Wednesday. Clothing optional.

Twenty-one-year-old Aria Prince has just moved back to her hometown to start over after a painful divorce. She’s always prided herself on being an early bloomer, but had no idea she’d be married, divorced, and the mother of a toddler by twenty-one. Surely menopause was just a few months away, especially considering the hot flashes and night sweats. Or was that just exhaustion?

Unlike her friends who were at school, going to parties, and sowing their oats—wild and otherwise—Aria’s days were measured in the number of orders she took at her family’s restaurant, the chapters she read in her nursing text, the amount of Cheerios she cleaned up off the floor, and the wet kisses she received from her son.

And that was just fine with her. 

But when she began running into her former best-friend Tristan Green—who was home taking care of his sick father—at every turn, she remembered what it felt like to be just Aria. Not a single mother, or sleep-deprived nursing student, or royal screw up. And though she didn’t even have time to shave her legs, let alone consider a sex life, Tristan makes an offer she’d be a fool to refuse.

Each day they’d give themselves to those who needed them. Every day – except Wednesday. Wednesday they’d take what they needed from each other.

Did she forget to mention Tristan was gorgeous?

Or that they hated each other?

Well, you know what they say about the line between love and hate … it’s a skinny-ass bitch. The question was, could they keep their feelings out of it?

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Sep 02

Andrea Buginsky Fate Cover Reveal!!

The second book in the New Avalon series will be arriving soon! Here’s a look at the beautiful cover, designed by Natasha Brown.

 

Fate (2)Synopsis:

Elena Baxter’s second year at New Avalon may be more challenging than her first. The demons she was warned about show up, a visitor who greatly affects her arrives, and her best friend, Izzy, has to deal with her painful past. Can Elena survive everything that’s coming at her at once? Or will the future Lady of the Lake take on more than she can possibly handle?

Excerpt:

Elena ran through the dark woods, tree branches leaving deep, angry, red scratches on her arms, legs, and face. Her legs were heavy and her feet were cold and damp. The moist dirt of the forest floor began to seep through her shoes. She desperately wanted to look behind her to see if the dark figures were still there, but she dared not, afraid it would slow her down and they would catch up to her.

She kept running; she felt as though her lungs were about to explode and her heart would burst out of her chest at any moment. Cold sweat broke out all over her skin.

Just when she thought she couldn’t run anymore, she reached the edge of a cliff that seemed to appear out of nowhere. Peering through the heavy mist, she realized she had run to one of the far edges of Avalon, and knew the only thing below her was the icy cold ocean.

With nowhere else to go, Elena turned to await the dark figures chasing her. She prepared to use her magic on them, even with the knowledge that the few spells she had learned so far would barely touch her oncoming attackers. She would defend herself – she would not let them see how terrified she was.

As she watched ahead of her, three dark figures appeared, and when they saw her, they came rushing at her. They reached out their hands, casting their own spells faster than she could react to them. As several fireballs headed toward her, Elena began to scream.

Releasing September 30

My HeadshotAndrea Buginsky is a freelance writer with a BA in Mass Communication-Journalism from the University of South Florida. She has always wanted to be a published writer, and decided to try to write children’s fantasy books a few years ago. The Chosen is her first book, and was released on December 14, 2010, to her delight.
Andrea has written three more books since:
* My Open Heart, an autobiography of growing up with heart disease.
* Nature’s Unbalance: The Chosen, Book 2
* Destiny: New Avalon, book 1, a YA fantasy
She is currently editing the third book of The Chosen series, and writing the fourth.

Andrea lives in Kansas with her family, which includes her two precious puppies.
You can visit Andrea on her website or Google+

 

 

 

Aug 19

Silence in the Library Publishing Fall 2014 Releases

Silence in the Library has started a new Kickstarter and this one is gonna be huge!!!!!!!!

 

 Check out this video!!

 

The crew at Silence in the Library are eager to announce the pre-sale of our entire fall slate of brand new books from well-known authors Timothy Zahn and Jean Rabe and new-comer Megan O’Russell. Get early access and exclusive discounts only here on Kickstarter.

 

Look at everything you can get with this Kickstarter!!!

 

Cloak, an original techno-thriller by fan-favorite Timothy Zahn

LIBERTY UNDER ASSAULT

“There’s no other way?”

“If there was, we wouldn’t even be discussing this,” the general said, sternly throttling back a wave of impatience. “Our only other choice is to sit back, do nothing, and watch one man bring down the nation. To sit back and do nothing as the work of decades collapses into ruin. To let the lives of our founders be so much wasted sacrifice and blood. Because it will be. If he succeeds—if we let him succeed—there will be nothing left but chaos.”

The plan is already in motion. In ten days, the world will watch as a small group of patriots save the world from chaos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cauldron, a near-past science fiction novel, the collaboration of New York Times Bestselling Star Trek author Gene DeWeese and USA Today Bestselling author Jean Rabe

The sight of the woman’s angry, tear-streaked face emerging from the mist wrenched a painful gasp from him… If he could remember her name, then surely everything else would fall into place.

Shelly?    Ellen?    Sarah?

But those names, appearing soundlessly in Carl Johnson’s cowering mind meant nothing to him except that they triggered waves of panic and sadness.

The line between life and death, the present and the past, becomes so transparent to Carl that his world is a miasma of memories bordering on madness. But he must make sense of it all if he is to save the world.

 

 

 

 

The Tethering, a YA fantasy from first-time author Megan O’Russell.

 

 

Add The Tethering to your Goodreads list at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21480311-the-tethering?from_search=true

Follow Megan O’Russell on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ORussellauthor or on Twitter @MeganORussell

For more great books and to follow The Tethering‘s journey to publication, be sure to visit my publisher’s website: http://www.silenceinthelibrarypublishing.com/

All sixteen-year-old Jacob Evans wants is to win the heart of Emilia Gray, but with order in the magical world crumbling, war threatening, and Emilia’s boyfriend living across the hall, he may never have the chance.

Jacob Evans loses everything he has ever known and is tossed into a world of magic. The Dragons, a group of rebel wizards, are threatening to expose the existence of magic to humans. Jacob is determined to find a way to fit into Emilia’s family, but as his powers grow, so does the danger. With the death toll mounting, Jacob is accused of acts of rebel terrorism and must fight to stay in a world he’s only just beginning to discover.

When Emilia’s life is threatened, Jacob must risk everything to save her. Does he have the power to rescue her in time? And what could their survival cost?

 

 

 

 

 

And if you get on board, you can get in on some great stretch goals!

Such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And so much more!!!

Aug 17

Liberty Belle by Emily Ungar

Liberty Belle by Emily Ungar

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Trailer: Available from Youtube:http://youtu.be/DMo2A-LLCbQ

Blurb:

On the same day she turns twelve years old, Savannah moves away from everything she’s known in sweet, sunny Georgia to preppy Washington D.C. Not only will she miss her best friends Katie and Tessa, Savannah will start a new school. She soon discovers that her schoolmates love to brag—about their clothes, their parents’ governmental connections, and even who has the in with the school authorities.

Unhappy and lonely, Savannah decides if she can’t make life better, she can at least make it sound that way. Soon she is living in the childhood home of George Washington, riding in the limo of the vice president’s daughter, and even moving into the former Luxembourg embassy.

All is well until she learns that her true friends from Georgia are coming for a visit. Now Savannah must create the life she’s been talking about in her letters—and fast! Will Savannah find herself or lose her friends?

Release Date:

12th August 2014

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Belle-Emily-Ungar-ebook/dp/B00MMZCR34

B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/liberty-belle-emily-ungar/1120079472?ean=2940046058567

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/455093

Book Links:

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21802855-liberty-belle

Anaiah Press:http://www.anaiahpress.com

Author Bio:

Emily Ungar is a graduate of Indiana University, where she majored in journalism. After living in seven different U.S. states by the time she finished college, she now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and very curious twin toddlers. When she isn’t chasing after her twin boys, Emily loves to curl up in a chaise lounge with a book in one hand and a lemon cupcake in the other. Emily loves connecting with her readers, so she welcomes you to say hi on her blog at emilyungar.com.

Twitter: @emilyungar

Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/emilyungar/

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13863166-emily-ungar

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/emilyungarauthor

 

 

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When I first started writing LIBERTY BELLE in fall 2008, I had no idea that 4 years later, I’d be a mother to newborn twin sons. As Vincent can likely confirm, writing and querying take a backseat to cradling those precious swaddled bundles of joy!

 

My (now) husband and I spent countless weekends in 2008 perched on the worn leather sofas of the Mo’joe Coffee house in downtown Indianapolis. Before getting married and having twins, we spent hours drinking coffee and typing plot ideas on our laptops. I worked feverishly on LIBERTY BELLE as my husband crafted a screenplay. As fall turned to winter, we both worked our way up to final drafts. Before I started writing this book, my mind had been very busy brainstorming it for me in the back of my mind while I slept and tended to my day job. After much editing and swapping ideas, I was ready to query. I was so passionate about the concept (which was inspired by own childhood moving experiences) that I thought the road would be easy.

 

Not so much.

 

I had a lot of interest from agents about the project, but nothing quite manifested. It wasn’t the right time. I set the project aside. In the years to come, my husband and I continued to date. Our relationship turned to engagement to wedding to newlywed life to…life with our identical twin baby boys! Needless to say, life got hectic and even more wonderful, and the book remained, patiently waiting to be tended to again. Once my boys started consistently sleeping through the night at 9 months and I stopped going to bed every night at 9 pm., I turned back to writing. I had missed it so dearly. After entering a different project in the PitchWars mentor contest but not ultimately being matched with a mentor, I started talking with Jessica Schmeidler, who had seen my blog post and wanted to know more about my writing. The rest was a truly fairy tale. I sent a query to Jessica. Not only did she want to read more, she loved it! She asked for the full manuscript, and after a few weeks, I was offered a contract for publication. It was a writing dream come true. Editing with Jessica and the rest of the Anaiah team has been incredible. I didn’t know what to expect when I started querying, but among the many things I learned, the most important one is this–the right home for your book is a place where it will be loved and nurtured from the very beginning up until the very end. A book is indeed a “baby” in many ways and it needs special love and reassurance from everyone who chooses to be involved with the project. I am so grateful for all of the babies in my life–both my wonderful sons and my book babies alike.

 

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Aug 13

Little Death by Roe Valentine!!!!!!!!!

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Little Death by Roe Valentine. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 4 till 17 August, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours

 

I’ve got an Interview with the lovely and talented Roe Valtentine about her very h-h-hot book and the scorching cover. So make sure you check that out.

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By Roe Valentine

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Age category: Adult/Erotica
Release Date: 5 June, 2014

Blurb:
A grandiose ego pushes Mona MonDragon to pursue high school nerd turned gorgeous ballet dancer Ivan Boss. Unfortunately, her perceived sure-thing week of no-strings-attached sex isn’t so sure. Her ego takes a major hit when he not only rejects her but pretends he doesn’t know her. When she jumps through hoops to have him, she begins to question if what’s driving her to take such chances is something residual from childhood. Whether it is or not, all she knows is his wish is her desire.
Revenge drives Ivan Boss, and when the object of his hate comes back into his life after 10 years he battles the part of him that loves Mona with the part that wants her to pay for torturing him when he needed her most. The internal struggle heightens when he starts to see her as human, and he begins to question his ability to follow through with his ultimate revenge.

Little Death is a standalone novella with explicit language and sex with some light bondage. It has a Happily Ever After (HEA) ending.

You can find Little Death on Goodreads

You can buy Little Death here:
- Amazon (Kindle)
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- Bookstrand

RoeAbout the Author:
Roe Valentine was born into the right family. Not only does the name Valentine suit her, but her grandmother, unknowingly, introduced the young Ms. Valentine to her first romance novel. She hasn’t read anything else since. She calls herself a romantic at heart and believes that love conquerors all.
The San Antonio native, who now lives in Houston, attempted to write her first contemporary romance novel when she was nineteen years old. That attempt didn’t take, but her story has a happy ending. She kept pursuing the dream until she landed her first publishing contract in 2013.
When not busy writing or reading love stories, Roe can often be found in a yoga class or chatting with friends at her favorite coffee shop. Enjoying margaritas with some girl-talk isn’t unusual for her either. For a night in, she watches reruns of her favorite TV shows and, of course, romantic comedies on her Roku, usually with a glass of wine.

1) Tell us about the book, going beyond the blurb.

 

This story is about rebuilding burned bridges. It’s about questioning ourselves and what we believe and how we let certain beliefs drive our future. The main characters have to really look at themselves, who and what they are. In that time of vulnerability, they can be brave enough to follow their hearts.

 

2) What was the inspiration behind Little Death?

It’s somewhat based off a ballet title Petit Morte, which beautifully portrays the duel of the sexes.

 

3) That’s a pretty hot cover? Is that what you were shooting for?

Yes! I picked the cover. Anything less hot would not have satisfied my vision. The story is explicit, raw and in your face at times. The cover needed to reflect that.

 

4) How hot does this read get?

Well, my publisher, Siren Bookstrand, classified it as “scorching”. So, this isn’t your grandma’s romance (or maybe it is ;) )

 

5) What will surprise us about the book?

Each of the characters are suffering both physically and mentally. They are able to find common ground with their physical ailments.

 

6) What can we expect from you next?

More hot reads!

 

 

Roe Valentine also LOVES talking to readers. You can contact her in the following ways:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- E-mail: info@roevalentine.com

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Aug 11

THE TENANT BY SOTIA LAZU – Blog Post!

 

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Book Title: The Tenant
Author: Sotia Lazu
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 55K
Release Date: 08.07.2014

ISBN: 978-1-62916-082-5


Purchase links: 

Taliesin Publishing: http://www.taliesinpublishing.com/the-tenant-by-sotia-lazu-p66.php

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/464564

AllRomance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thetenant-1588143-149.html

 

Hi Vincent! I think you’re the only guy participating in this blog hop, and for that, this post is about writing a guy’s point of view.

 

 

What you have to know it that I’m never sure I’m doing it right!

 

Whenever I write a scene from a new male character’s POV, I have to run it by my husband. “Do men ever think like this?” I ask. (He usually says they do, which is a relief, but I still never know if he means it, or if he’s just trying to get me off his case.)

 

By the second scene, I usually have enough of a grasp on the character that he starts talking in my head. I avoid mentioning that to my nearest and dearest, of course.

 

Derek was a special case. When I decided to start writing The Tenant, I made the mistake of trying to force him to fit a mold that was ultimately wrong for him. He had cool one-liners, and was an asshole with a man of gold. Still made for fun reading material, but that wasn’t all he was.

 

I fortunately saw that, and stopped writing the story that way. I wanted to keep him to myself until he was completely formed in my head. He wasn’t supposed to be a hard shell around a marshmallow core. I wanted him to be the real kind of tough. To have gone through crap that helped build a stronger shield around his heart, but be true enough to himself that he wouldn’t back away from something just to avoid being vulnerable. I wanted him to be a jackass when he felt like it, but mostly remember the way he’d been brought up.

 

Ultimately, I wanted to write a man that could actually exist and be totally fall-in-loveable, and not one that could only exist in my fantasy.

 

I hope I managed.

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In hopes of getting her fiancé to consummate their relationship before the wedding, Amanda convinces him they should check out the apartment her father gave her as a gift for their upcoming nuptials. Darkness and privacy are supposed to work in her favor, but there is one parameter she doesn’t know about: the apartment is not empty yet, and the current tenant has no plans of moving.

Derek has had a hell of a few months. His girlfriend turned out to be a cheater and then stole his restaurant. He’s not about to also give up the place he’s called home for three years—even if his hot but infuriating landlady threatens to move in by the end of the week.

When her own lease is up, Amanda is forced to make good on her threat. As if life isn’t already hard enough, her tenant-turned-roommate is as sexy as he is annoying, and her fiancé is caught with a half-naked woman.

Now she and Derek need to find a way to survive their forced cohabitation. They soon discover sleeping with the enemy can be fun.

 

Excerpt

Hushed voices. There were people whispering inside his home, and—

Something crashed.

It might have been fury at whoever dared vandalize his home that drove his feet from bathroom to bedroom, naked as the day he was born. It could have been hope he’d finally get out some of his frustration that curled his fingers around the baseball bat lying beneath his bed and led him the rest of the distance to his living room in the pitch black.

Weighing the bat in one hand, he pressed the fingers of the other to the light switch he knew to be at his left, and took in the lit room.

A couple was making out on his floor. By his overturned table and his smashed lamp.

He scowled so hard his forehead hurt, but it was all he could do not to charge them and bash their heads in.

“What the fuck are you doing in my place?” he asked the kneeling hulk. He’d heard about people making out in parks, playgrounds, even cemeteries, but breaking into someone’s home to get some was unbelievable.

The small blonde lying on the floor sat upright, eyes blazing. “Your place? My father gave me this apartment!”

Her boyfriend simply blinked at him.

Was it Derek’s imagination, or was the blonde having a hard time looking him in the eye? He was tempted to mention his face was an entire torso—and then some—higher than what she was staring at, but his ego needed some stroking, so he let her take all of him in, while his mind caught up to what she’d just said.

“You’re Kenneth’s daughter?” he finally asked, the bat only slightly lowered. Alice’s sister. This one was shorter, and Alice dyed her hair dark brown these days, but Derek could see the resemblance.

She finally lifted her gaze to meet his, and her eyes were the same bright green as her sister’s. “You’re the guy who’s supposed to be gone?”

He could apologize and say he’d forgotten because of the rain of utter shit falling on him lately.

He could ask for a bit more time until he’d found a new place.

Or he could be an ass. Nobody else seemed to think twice about being an ass to him. “Hardly,” he said with a snort. “I’m supposed to be right where I am. You, on the other hand, are trespassing. Or is it breaking and entering?”

The young woman scrunched her nose, which was adorable in a snooty, bratty way. “No breaking. I’ve got a key.” She narrowed her eyes. “When Mason and I were first engaged, Dad said he asked you to move. That was three months ago.”

Mason. That was the silent brute’s name. “I remember no such thing, and” —he looked pointedly at the remains of his favorite lamp— “there has definitely been some breaking.”

Blondie bounced up and glared. Funny, but she was intimidating despite her small stature. Maybe that was why Mason stood back and let her handle things. “Dad bought the place for me, to begin with,” she said. “You knew when you first moved in that I was eventually going to be needing it.”

That was true. Derek had heard all about how this was one day going to be a wedding present for Kenneth’s oldest daughter—and what was her name, again?—though said daughter hadn’t even been dating back then. Kenneth said his daughter was picky and needed a man with serious backbone before she settled down.

Things had apparently changed.

Derek considered waving the bat to see if the big guy would flinch, but decided to be the bigger man—and wasn’t that ironic, when Mason had at least four inches on him? “Kenneth mentioned something, but he didn’t give me the sixty days notice he was supposed to.” Blondie opened her mouth, probably to repeat her father let him know three months ago. Now was time for the coup de grace, and Derek somehow knew he’d love watching her squirm. “As you know, the notice is supposed to be in writing or it doesn’t count,” he said.

And smirked.

And winked.

Mason grabbed Blondie’s shoulder, flexing his arm in the process. The look on his face indicated that Derek’s nudity might have offended him more than Derek’s intention to not vacate the premises for at least two more months. “Let’s go, Mandi.” Ah, that was her name. “We’ll talk to your father. He’ll know what to do.”

Her gaze said she knew what to do too, and it involved the painful insertion of the baseball bat in Derek’s most private orifice.

Derek’s smirk widened into a grin. “And now get out of here, before I have to call the police and report you for harassment on top of everything else.”

Mandi stared him down for a split second, but when Derek swung his bat in the air, her overly inflated toy boy all but dragged her out the door.

Derek propped his weapon on his shoulder, grabbed a bottle of scotch, and went to bed. He sensed his swagger had returned. Maybe that was because he’d actually felt he had balls, for the first time in days.

Odd way for his day to improve, but it had. He would give anything for another opportunity to bait Mandi Murphy. If he couldn’t torture the woman who’d hurt him, he’d torture the one who wanted to evict him. He had to be subtle about it, though. He didn’t want to make Kenneth mad at him.


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Sotia’s making do with Greek reality, while writing and mostly thinking in English.

She loves romances with a twist and urban fantasy novels, always with vivid erotic elements. Her favorite characters to write are not conventional hero-material at first glance, and she enjoys making them fight for their happiness.

Sotia shares her life and living quarters with her husband, their son, and two rescue dogs, one of which may be part-pony. Sappy movies make her bawl like a baby, and she wishes she could take in all the stray dogs in the world.

Also, she hates mornings!

Sotia’s books: Amazon | B & N | Smashwords | Apple | Kobo

Contact Sotia:

Website
Blog
Twitter
Goodreads

Or write to her at author@sotialazu.com

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AND THAT’S NOT ALL!

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Date Blog Name
August 8th Gina Henning
August 8th Barbara Elsborg
August 9th The Naughty and Nice of Romance
August 9th Ana Blaze
August 9th Apathy’s Hero
August 10th Megan O’Russell
August 10th Blame It On The Muse
August 10th History in the Hot Lane
August 10th A Pen Named Brock
August 10th Diane Saxon Blog Spot
August 11th Tara Quan
August 11th Writery
August 11th Vincent Morrone
August 11th Daisy Banks Blog

Aug 07

THE TENANT BY SOTIA LAZU!!!!!!!

 

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Book Title: The Tenant
Author: Sotia Lazu
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 55K
Release Date: 08.07.2014

ISBN: 978-1-62916-082-5


Purchase links: 

Taliesin Publishing: http://www.taliesinpublishing.com/the-tenant-by-sotia-lazu-p66.php

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/464564

AllRomance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thetenant-1588143-149.html

The_Tenant-Sotia_Lazu-200x320Blurb

In hopes of getting her fiancé to consummate their relationship before the wedding, Amanda convinces him they should check out the apartment her father gave her as a gift for their upcoming nuptials. Darkness and privacy are supposed to work in her favor, but there is one parameter she doesn’t know about: the apartment is not empty yet, and the current tenant has no plans of moving.

Derek has had a hell of a few months. His girlfriend turned out to be a cheater and then stole his restaurant. He’s not about to also give up the place he’s called home for three years—even if his hot but infuriating landlady threatens to move in by the end of the week.

When her own lease is up, Amanda is forced to make good on her threat. As if life isn’t already hard enough, her tenant-turned-roommate is as sexy as he is annoying, and her fiancé is caught with a half-naked woman.

Now she and Derek need to find a way to survive their forced cohabitation. They soon discover sleeping with the enemy can be fun.

 

Excerpt

Hushed voices. There were people whispering inside his home, and—

Something crashed.

It might have been fury at whoever dared vandalize his home that drove his feet from bathroom to bedroom, naked as the day he was born. It could have been hope he’d finally get out some of his frustration that curled his fingers around the baseball bat lying beneath his bed and led him the rest of the distance to his living room in the pitch black.

Weighing the bat in one hand, he pressed the fingers of the other to the light switch he knew to be at his left, and took in the lit room.

A couple was making out on his floor. By his overturned table and his smashed lamp.

He scowled so hard his forehead hurt, but it was all he could do not to charge them and bash their heads in.

“What the fuck are you doing in my place?” he asked the kneeling hulk. He’d heard about people making out in parks, playgrounds, even cemeteries, but breaking into someone’s home to get some was unbelievable.

The small blonde lying on the floor sat upright, eyes blazing. “Your place? My father gave me this apartment!”

Her boyfriend simply blinked at him.

Was it Derek’s imagination, or was the blonde having a hard time looking him in the eye? He was tempted to mention his face was an entire torso—and then some—higher than what she was staring at, but his ego needed some stroking, so he let her take all of him in, while his mind caught up to what she’d just said.

“You’re Kenneth’s daughter?” he finally asked, the bat only slightly lowered. Alice’s sister. This one was shorter, and Alice dyed her hair dark brown these days, but Derek could see the resemblance.

She finally lifted her gaze to meet his, and her eyes were the same bright green as her sister’s. “You’re the guy who’s supposed to be gone?”

He could apologize and say he’d forgotten because of the rain of utter shit falling on him lately.

He could ask for a bit more time until he’d found a new place.

Or he could be an ass. Nobody else seemed to think twice about being an ass to him. “Hardly,” he said with a snort. “I’m supposed to be right where I am. You, on the other hand, are trespassing. Or is it breaking and entering?”

The young woman scrunched her nose, which was adorable in a snooty, bratty way. “No breaking. I’ve got a key.” She narrowed her eyes. “When Mason and I were first engaged, Dad said he asked you to move. That was three months ago.”

Mason. That was the silent brute’s name. “I remember no such thing, and” —he looked pointedly at the remains of his favorite lamp— “there has definitely been some breaking.”

Blondie bounced up and glared. Funny, but she was intimidating despite her small stature. Maybe that was why Mason stood back and let her handle things. “Dad bought the place for me, to begin with,” she said. “You knew when you first moved in that I was eventually going to be needing it.”

That was true. Derek had heard all about how this was one day going to be a wedding present for Kenneth’s oldest daughter—and what was her name, again?—though said daughter hadn’t even been dating back then. Kenneth said his daughter was picky and needed a man with serious backbone before she settled down.

Things had apparently changed.

Derek considered waving the bat to see if the big guy would flinch, but decided to be the bigger man—and wasn’t that ironic, when Mason had at least four inches on him? “Kenneth mentioned something, but he didn’t give me the sixty days notice he was supposed to.” Blondie opened her mouth, probably to repeat her father let him know three months ago. Now was time for the coup de grace, and Derek somehow knew he’d love watching her squirm. “As you know, the notice is supposed to be in writing or it doesn’t count,” he said.

And smirked.

And winked.

Mason grabbed Blondie’s shoulder, flexing his arm in the process. The look on his face indicated that Derek’s nudity might have offended him more than Derek’s intention to not vacate the premises for at least two more months. “Let’s go, Mandi.” Ah, that was her name. “We’ll talk to your father. He’ll know what to do.”

Her gaze said she knew what to do too, and it involved the painful insertion of the baseball bat in Derek’s most private orifice.

Derek’s smirk widened into a grin. “And now get out of here, before I have to call the police and report you for harassment on top of everything else.”

Mandi stared him down for a split second, but when Derek swung his bat in the air, her overly inflated toy boy all but dragged her out the door.

Derek propped his weapon on his shoulder, grabbed a bottle of scotch, and went to bed. He sensed his swagger had returned. Maybe that was because he’d actually felt he had balls, for the first time in days.

Odd way for his day to improve, but it had. He would give anything for another opportunity to bait Mandi Murphy. If he couldn’t torture the woman who’d hurt him, he’d torture the one who wanted to evict him. He had to be subtle about it, though. He didn’t want to make Kenneth mad at him.


About the AuthorPhoto 3-6-14 - 11 05 39

Sotia’s making do with Greek reality, while writing and mostly thinking in English.

She loves romances with a twist and urban fantasy novels, always with vivid erotic elements. Her favorite characters to write are not conventional hero-material at first glance, and she enjoys making them fight for their happiness.

Sotia shares her life and living quarters with her husband, their son, and two rescue dogs, one of which may be part-pony. Sappy movies make her bawl like a baby, and she wishes she could take in all the stray dogs in the world.

Also, she hates mornings!

Sotia’s books: Amazon | B & N | Smashwords | Apple | Kobo

Contact Sotia:

Website
Blog
Twitter
Goodreads

Or write to her at author@sotialazu.com

 

ISBN: 978-1-62916-082-5


Purchase links: 

Taliesin Publishing: http://www.taliesinpublishing.com/the-tenant-by-sotia-lazu-p66.php

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/464564

AllRomance Ebooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thetenant-1588143-149.html

GIVEAWAY

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win an e-Book or some Author Swag!

NOTE: The giveaway is for Adults Only. Please do not enter if you’re below your country’s legal age.

WordPress won’t let me embed the Rafflecopter, so click on the link to open it in a new page.

>>a Rafflecopter giveaway<<

AND THAT’S NOT ALL!

For the next four days, you have the chance for several more entries. Just stop by the following blogs:

Date Blog Name
August 8th Gina Henning
August 8th Barbara Elsborg
August 9th The Naughty and Nice of Romance
August 9th Ana Blaze
August 9th Apathy’s Hero
August 10th Megan O’Russell
August 10th Blame It On The Muse
August 10th History in the Hot Lane
August 10th A Pen Named Brock
August 10th Diane Saxon Blog Spot
August 11th Tara Quan
August 11th Writery
August 11th Vincent Morrone
August 11th Daisy Banks Blog

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