Friday, September 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Heat by Kailin Gow



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Heat by Kailin Gow




Coming October 6, 2014

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Bobby Cummings went to Paris to study at the same international culinary institute as his sister Taryn Cummings. Instead of taking it seriously as she did, he wanted to sample all the goods in Paris, especially the pretty girls there. Why not? He was 19 and the world was his oyster. He wanted to be just like Errol King, a Master Chef, who taught at the Institute and was a notorious bad boy chef.

The only thing was someone was going to walk into his life and put a wrench into his plans...someone with eyes like violets and hair like chocolate silk, and a smoldering passion that consumes him whenever they're together.
He didn't think she would be his type at all. He didn't think he would be hot for Lily, his teacher at the Culinary Institute. Now what would Taryn think? What would Errol think?

Whatever they thought...there's one thing he knew for certain, things with Lily and at the Institute had just gotten heated.

This is a 4 book serial.





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Kailin Gow's life is sometimes more fascinating and stranger than fiction, which is being chronicled in a feature film based on a treatment optioned and in development for a release date of 2018. (IMDB.com - The Colorful Worlds of Kailin Gow 2018). Her true life experiences as a world traveler where she has traveled to over 25 countries, logging hundreds of thousands of miles, absorbing the cultures and collecting stories relating to places and the romance of the land, and incidents in her personal life, has inspired her to write and publish over 170 books with over 30 series.

She is noted as an indie pioneer, as one of the first to publish in 2001. Breaking stereotypes, her books has crossed traditional and indie lines, gaining recognition in schools and libraries, as well as the indie community. Her action adventure young adult fantasy series, The Frost Series, an ALA YALSA Reader's Choice Nominated book series - had been optioned by an international film company and is currently in development as a game and a film at http://www.facebook.com/thefrostseries. Five of her fantasy/action adventure series have been optioned to be made into worldwide games.

Kailin Gow has been known in The World Journal, an international newspaper, to be a phenomenon. She was profiled on the homepage of Amazon.com as an Author Success Story who overcame personal obstacles to become a bestselling author, appeared as one of Amazon's top authors for the Kindle Fire launch release, and is one of the earliest indie authors who have sold over a million books. She writes for Fast Company as a publishing expert, had appeared on a major network Television News as a bestselling author who writes fiction and non-fiction with a social conscious, and has made speeches and appearances across the U.S. and on top 15 national radio regarding self-esteem and issues relating to women.

Kailin Gow was an invited speaker and signing author at Book Expo America (BEA)2014.
Having experienced bullying firsthand and slander as a woman, Kailin Gow is an active advocate against bullying in the workplace and in schools. She has written Shy Girls Social Club Handbook Against Bullying and has helped launch Stories for Amanda where all proceeds go towards the Amanda Todd Foundation against bullying. She has written several books with the theme of abuse towards women and children, especially the steamy international bestselling The Protégé Series, which launched a book club initiative in battered women's shelters and won The Indie Excellence Awards at NIEA for Erotica in 2014.

She holds a Masters Degree in Communications Management from The University of Southern California, and degrees in Drama and Social Ecology.

She resides in the American West with her husband and daughter, but had lived for a decade in Texas, and briefly in England. Besides being a full-time author, she volunteers for many organizations, is active in church helping build homes for the homeless and visit orphanages. A voracious reader, when she is not writing, she loves reading an entire series in one sitting! She spends way too much time on Facebook than she is supposed to at http://www.facebook.com/kailingowbooks, but loves meeting new people from all walks of life.
She has over 30 Series, written under Kailin Gow, and more under her middle grade, women's fiction, and mystery pen names:

***For 16 and up***
The Frost Series - COMPLETED. Bitter Frost Series Consists of 8 full-length novels.
The Wolf Fey Series - COMPLETED. Consists of 2 full-length novels and one novella.
Fairy Rose Chronicles - age 13 and up.
The PULSE Series - Next Book - Blood Ring (PULSE #9), releasing due to readers' demand to continue the series. Consists of 9 full-length novels and one novella.
FADE Series - COMPLETED. ALL Full-length novels.
DESIRE Series - All Full-length novels. Last Book, FRENZY - 2015.
Fire Wars Series - All Full-length novels.
Alchemists Academy - All Full-length novels.
Wordwick Games - All Full-length novels.
Wicked Woods Series - COMPLETED. Consists of 5 full-length novels.
Steampunk Scarlett - All Full-length novels.
The Phantom Diaries - All Full-length novels. Last Book, DARK VICTORY - 2015.
Stoker Sisters - All Full-length novels. Last Book, SISTER OF THE STRIGOIS - 2015.
Beyond Crystal River - 2015 NEW SERIES.
SHADES - 2015 NEW SERIES. This is a high concept psychological thriller.

***For 18 and up (New Adult/Coming of Age)***
Loving Summer - All full-length novels.
The Donovan Brothers - All full-length novels.
Saving You Saving Me (You & Me Trilogy)- COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Never Knights - COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
Rock Hard Love Hard - 1st book, Rock Hard Love Hard is now Available.
Sawyer House Chronicles (Spin-off of You & Me Trilogy) - Coming in 2015
Canvas - Coming in 2015

***For 18 and up (Adult/Steamy Romance)***
The Protege - COMPLETED. 3 Full-length novels.
Master Chefs - COMPLETED. Consists of 3 Full-length novels.
The Blue Room (Spin-off of Never Knights Trilogy) - Romantic Suspense.
Barely Legal (Spin-off of The Protégé) - Romantic Suspense.
The Oyster House - Artistic Romantic Thriller set in Hong Kong and England.
- Coming in 2015.

For information on the series, new series and new book releases, contests, appearances, KG-Convergences, and more, sign up at http://www.KailinGowBooks.com.

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


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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.
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Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Sweet Possession by J Daniels




Title: Sweet Possession
Series: Sweet Addiction #2
Author: J Daniels
 Release Date: September 19, 2014


Synopsis

A sassy, in-your-face baker. A panty-stealing, dirty-talking accountant. And a bathroom quickie that changed their lives forever.

Wedding hook-ups never amount to anything.

Unless that hook-up knocks you on your ass.

For Dylan Sparks and Reese Carroll, the big day can’t arrive soon enough. Dylan, stressed to the max from overbearing mothers and last minute preparations, struggles to keep her sanity. As for Reese, he’s fighting to not only keep his bride-to-be safe from creepy investors, but also to make it to the actual wedding day without losing his mind in the process.

Throw in a crazy group of friends, and a bachelor/bachelorette party weekend getaway, and you have a recipe for the sweetest wedding of the year.

Reese Carroll and Dylan Sparks cordially invite you to read Sweet Possession.







Release Day Party

Come and celebrate with J Daniels and special guests:

Author M Robinson
Victoria Ashley
Bella Jewel
Belle Aurora
R. J. Lewis
and
Adriana Locke

The party starts at 7.30pm EST on Friday, September 19







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Author Bio

J. Daniels was born and raised in Maryland.

After putting her kids to bed, she escapes into her cheeky world where some of her characters kiss, and some of them do a lot more than kiss.

She is an avid reader and enjoys everything from unconventional romance to fantasy novels.
 


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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Palace Hills by S. Briones Lim




Palace Hills by S. Briones Lim
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: September 9th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:


Palace Hills. The very name struck shivers down the spine of the affluent city of Goldendale.
Unfortunately, eighteen-year-old Nina Sharman has no choice but to call the poverty-stricken neighborhood her new home.

Life seems bleak until a chance meeting with Conner Hale changes her mind and captures her heart, leading her to believe that maybe Palace Hills wasn’t so bad after all.

However, one tragic case of mistaken identity changes everything and leads to an event so horrifying that Nina believes she could never recover.

Choosing to leave Conner behind, Nina vows never to return to Palace Hills again.

Five years later, Nina has a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life. Yet, still haunted by the ghosts of her past, Nina finds she must return to Palace Hills to put an end to a nightmare, which has haunted her for years.

Upon her return, one vital slip in judgement threatens to bring the life she had worked so hard to build to come crashing down.



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Interview Courtesy Brandee Marie Newmiller

You've been an author now for quite some time and I'd like to congratulate you for recently becoming a published author, that's quite an achievement! I'm sure you’re very thrilled. I would like to ask you some questions about your writing in general and also about your first published book, Palace Hills.

1.       What inspired you to write your first book?
            My very first book, Green: A Life Force Novel, which was self-published in 2013, was actually inspired by a very vivid and detailed dream. It’s funny because I actually keep a pseudo-dream journal on my phone and just days ago I found my entry for this specific dream! It was dated January 29, 2013 and the book was released July 2013 :)

2.       Do you have a specific writing style?
            I actually tend to write in first-person narrative more often than not. Though I do have a few stories that aren’t written in this style, I tend to gravitate towards it. I have a degree and Psychology and have always held a fascination with the motivation behind certain behaviors. I think this is the reason why I love first-person narrative. It’s a way for both me and the reader to enter the main characters’ minds and see what makes them tick.

3.       If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
            What’s awesome about being a Limitless Publishing author is the close-knit team/network we all have. I can count on this amazing and talented team for guidance, knowledge and support. I don’t have one specific mentor but a whole team’s worth :)

4.       Can you share a little of your current work with us?
            I actually just finished writing a Contemporary Romance set on the sunny coast of California (where I grew up). It is currently being beta-read and revised, but I hope to submit it to my publisher soon!

5.       Let's talk about your brand new book, Palace Hills. How did you come up with your idea to write it?
            I actually came up with the idea back in my early 20s. I knew I always wanted to be an author and would often come up with many different stories, but unfortunately I’d never have the time to sit down and write them out.  Back in 2006 I’d seen different movies, books, and TV shows on urban life and decay. The setting really intrigued me and inspired me. I wanted to take the urban setting and infuse it with a romance story. Palace Hills was the final product of this fusion :) Since it had been eight years since I originally thought of the plot, Palace Hills has grown and morphed quite a bit, but I’m happy with how it turned out.

6.       What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical, if any) in bringing it to life?
            I think the biggest obstacle was to shape Nina Sharman (the main character) and represent her in a way that made readers understand and empathize with her as opposed to becoming angry with her. She goes through a lot of trauma and turmoil that can really break person and I wanted to readers to understand this and realize how strong she really is despite these tribulations.

7.       Is there any message you want us, as readers, to take away from this story?
            The main theme of this book is self-forgiveness. We’ve all done something in our lives that we regret and often these regrets are what stifle our growth. I want my readers to realize that our past does not necessarily define our future.

8.       Again, congratulations on Palace Hills and your writing career so far and we hope to one day see something on the "big screen"! Do you see it happening one day, whether it is Palace Hills or another?
            It is one of my biggest dreams to see one of my stories on the big screen :) My writing method involves imagining each scene as if it were a movie playing out. From the scenery, the small details and of course the characters! It would be awesome to see any of my books as a movie! I can only hope this really happens one day :)

9.       Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
            I just want to thank my readers wholeheartedly for reading my books. As a bookworm myself it’s awesome to think that there are other bibliophiles delving into my stories. It’s really such an honor and I am SO thankful for every single one of my readers.

10. Do you have any advice for other writers?
            Write. Write your hearts out. Just let your mind loose and see where it takes you! You’ll be surprised to see what you come up with :)

Thank you for your time and look forward to reading more from you in the future! ;)

Thank you for having me!




Palace Hills Fashion 

Meet Nina Sharman. A newly turned 18-year-old caught in the throes of a new neighborhood and a new love interest. Though Nina had been raised in the upscale city of Goldendale all her life, she is no force to be reckoned with nor is she spoiled or uptight. On any given day you can find her wearing a simple tank, shorts and flip flops accessorized with a pocket knife.



Nina - Palace Hills by S. Briones Lim


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AUTHOR BIO

Thanks to her Mom's unwavering devotion to read a bedtime story to her every single night throughout her childhood years, S. BRIONES LIM's love for books began before she could even speak. Author of the Life Force Trilogy, S. Briones Lim's other obsessions include time with family, POPCORN, sketching, movies and her pug, Tobi. She currently lives on the East Coast with her husband and continues to write everyday.


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