Friday, May 29, 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Defining Love (Vol 1-3) by Elizabeth Reyes

Title: Defining Love (Volume 1-3)
Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Genre: NA | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Vol 1 (05/05), Vol 2 (05/12) & Vol 3 (05/19)
Hosted by: As the Pages Turn
Synopsis
Being friends before becoming lovers makes for stronger relationships.
Aaron and Henrietta can certainly attest to this. It takes time to develop the kind of deep relationship each is in. Both are committed and fiercely loyal to a lover they each consider their best friend.
Then one night Aaron and Henri meet.
After a single conversation, neither can explain the profound connection they’re feeling. Is it intrigue? Lust? How can one chance meeting—one conversation–possibly have them questioning everything they ever believed about love?
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Synopsis
Denial is a dangerous part of desire.
Aaron offers Henrietta a position at his business and she takes it—despite the intense connection they felt the day they met.
While neither can deny they’re feeling something, both are in committed relationships with someone they love profoundly. Neither would ever dream of acting on something that’s clearly just a physical attraction.
But sometimes your mind takes longer to accept what your heart already knows . . .
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Synopsis
Their hearts have belonged to their significant others for years . . . and then they met each other.
Doing the right thing means cheating is not an option.
So it’s time to decide.
Should Aaron and Henri stay with the ones they love or take a chance on something so extraordinary it’s impossible to even explain—understand.
Making such a life-altering decision is truly scary.
But even more scary than that?
Regret.
Defining Love. Which is the forever kind?
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•••• Defining Love ~ Excerpt ••••

“What about you? Anyone special in your life?”
The sweet smile fell for a moment, but she recovered quickly then nodded. The immense jealousy that gutted me so instantly not only surprised me but had me sitting up straight.
“Eddie,” she whispered then smiled, but it wasn’t as genuine as her earlier smile when she referred to Mia and me being perfect for each other. “We were friends for a long time, too, before anything happened.”
Unable to so much as force a smile, I stared at her silently. Of course she was spoken for. Of course someone had claimed her already, despite how young she was. In the short time I’d known her, I’d come to discover what an amazing young woman she was and how easy it felt to talk to her. She made me feel comfortable when I spilled my guts about all the aspirations I had for this business. And it was heartwarming to see the genuine enthusiasm not only when she spoke of her own goals for her future but when I spoke of mine.
Swallowing hard, I fought the unreasonable anger that she hadn’t mentioned her boyfriend before. She’d told me about everyone else in her life. Why had she left this out? “Is he back in California?”
Those sweet brows narrowed and she shook her head. “No. Edi’s my roommate.
The one you met today.”
It didn’t register at first. Then when it did, it still didn’t make sense to me. Surely I’d misunderstood. I stared at her, speechlessShe couldn’t be saying what I thought she was saying. Was she pulling my leg or did she misunderstand what I meant by someone special? But then her comment all but jumped at me. The one I’d been too inundated with jealousy to focus on earlier. We were friends for a long time, too, before anything happened.
What happened?
It was the burning question, but I couldn’t bring myself to ask, so instead I said the only thing that came to mind. “Oh. So you and Edi . . . are . . .?”
I couldn’t say it. It didn’t seem possible. I had nothing against the lifestyle, but I would’ve never believed Henri to be gay. I knew it was none of my business, but I would’ve thought Bea or Eileen might’ve at least mentioned it. I was still ready for her to laugh and say she got me, but she wasn’t even smiling now. Instead, she just offered a nod. “Yes, we are.”

•••• About Elizabeth Reyes ••••

Elizabeth ReyesUSA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 9 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she’ll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon.
In 2014 she will take her next step in the exciting world of writing and publish her first traditionally published book with Simon & Schuster/Atria. But she will continue putting out self-published books as well.

•••• Giveaway ••••

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Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Conviction by Corinne Michael


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Liam and Natalie’s return in Conviction by Corinne Michaels!
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Blurb


Book Two in the Consolation Duet
I fell in love with Liam only to be left shattered into a million pieces. Again. The idea of being without him cripples me but the reality is, he’s gone.


He doesn’t understand and I can’t make him.


If only he’d see the conviction behind my words—then he’d still be here.

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Excerpt #1


Time isn’t something I ever thought much about.
It ebbs and flows, but it never changes. I can’t make it stop—no matter how much I want to. There’s no way to rewind the clock or halt it. In this moment, all I want is to make the world stop and go back to when I was happy and ready to tackle the world. Just two short minutes ago, there was no worry about how my day would go. I was going away with the man I love, the one who healed me. But time isn’t my friend. It slaps me in the face and laughs as I stand here wondering how the hell any of this is happening. I don’t want to move forward, and I sure as hell don’t want to slow it down.


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Excerpt #2


His voice is thick and husky as he refuses to break from my eyes. “Tell me you’re real.”
“I’m real.”
“Tell me you’re really here.”
“I’m here with you.” My hand rises, and I press my thumb to his lips. “I’m here for you. I’m here with only you. I need you so much.”
His eyes close as I rub my thumb, savoring the rough feel on my skin.
“Stay with me,” he pleads.
Liam’s hands rest on each side of my face as I drag him down further. “There’s nowhere else I want to be.” Our lips meet, and I lose myself.  
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Consolation (Book One)


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Blurb


Liam wasn’t supposed to be my happily ever after.
He wasn’t even on my radar.
He was my husband’s best friend—forbidden.
But my husband is dead and I’m alone. I ache for him and I reach for Liam.
One night with Liam changed everything. Now I have to decide if I truly love him or if he’s just the consolation prize.

About the Author

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Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.
Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.
Contact Corinne

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Red Hot Bikers, Rock Stars and Bad Boys Authors' Dirtiest Deeds


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The authors are just as bad as the boys.
Okay, maybe not that bad. But bad.Here are their dirtiest deeds.

CASSIA LEO:
My dirty secret is I'm extremely boring.

CHELLE BLISS: (Sorry, she's too busy writing about the hot men that make you drool.)

JULIA KENT: 
I once made a bet with a guy I was dating that he wouldn't wear my lingerie underneath his clothes all night when we went to a nightclub with a group...and he did. ;)

DEANNA ROY: 
When I was writing Stella & Dane, I knew I wanted something to *happen* on the side of the water tower in that small town. My own small town had a water tower exactly like it, but I had never gotten the guts to climb it. When I started writing the scene, I got worried about logistics. Could Stella hold on? Would she would think she would fall? Could it even be done?

I asked my husband what he thought and he mentioned there was a similar ladder on the side of his work building. I was -- no way! But at a party with some friends, they all said -- Go, do it!

They all sat at the ready with cell phones in case we got arrested, and my husband and I went over to the building to figure out if it was possible to do such a thing on a ladder in midair.

Spoiler: It is.

(No authors were arrested in the making of this novel!)

BLAIR BABYLON: 
After my grandmother's funeral in Southern Arizona, my cousins and I stole the hearse (grandma wasn't in it,) and ended up in Mexico.

OLIVIA RIGAL: (She's so bad, she declined to comment.)

SARAH M. CRADIT: 
My dirty deeds can be found buried in the pages of my books. And that's all I'll say ;)

DAIZIE DRAPER: 
I’m very pale, so I spent a whole semester at college doing little things to make my bitchy Freshman roommate wonder if I was a vampire, like dressing emo, wearing sunglasses most of the time (I have light sensitive eyes anyway), avoiding the mirror over the sink (in the room), and acting nervous about the blood (fake) I was always trying to hide. All my well-laid plans worked! She came right out and asked me if I was one. Of course, I denied it and made sure to bug my eyes out like my secret was now out of the bag. She started to really fear me.

V.J. CHAMBERS: 
All I'm saying is that it involved tequila shots, dancing on a coffee table, and a lack of underwear...

AMBER LIN: 
There may have been an incident with a parked car, a late night, and a state trooper with a few words. Oh, to be a teenager.

SHARI SLADE: 
It's possible that during our first year of marriage the husband and I accidentally gave some people a free show at the local drive-in during a Freddy vs. Jason and (I don't remember what the other movie was, we were distracted) double feature. The movies were awful, our parking spot was way in the back, and we didn't realize just how *cough* illuminated we were every time the motion sensor lights came on at the snack bar. Maybe. I'll confirm nothing. Except that we were very sad when the drive-in closed a few years ago.

J.C. ANRDIJESKI: 
I got in a bunch of trouble with a biker gang once, when I was about 17. Totally bizarre miscommunication, lol...I thought I told my friend I was leaving, but we were both a little out of it and it was a noisy party...anyway, she didn't hear me. She noticed me missing about an hour later and freaked out, got a whole bunch of people out looking for me, including a biker gang, since her boyfriend at the time was a bit unsavory and his pal headed up the gang. I had to avoid that part of San Francisco for quite awhile, since apparently they were pretty mad from looking for me. Meanwhile, I walked to my car, bought a hamburger and was eating it obliviously on the hood of my car and staring up at the stars, having no idea of the ruckus I'd caused.

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Forever Ours ~ Cassia Leo ~ After 8 years of foster homes, Claire yearns for permanence. Tattooed rocker Chris gives her a home and steals her heart. But will he give up stardom for her?

Resisting ~ Chelle Bliss ~ Ever have a man walk into your life and alter your entire universe? My answer would’ve been no before he tempted me into his bed.

Randomly Ever After ~ Julia Kent ~ An old rivalry threatens Sam's long-planned proposal to Amy when case of mistaken identity makes fists fly. Can a moonlit serenade on a rooftop make up for old mistakes as their future hangs in the balance?

Stella & Dane ~ Deanna Roy ~ When Dane roars into Stella's small town on his Harley, their dangerous romance upsets the locals, leading to an altercation that changes everything.

Every Breath You Take ~ Blair Babylon ~ What happens when a Rock Star in Disguise meets a Billionaire in hiding?

Cold Fusion an Iron Tornadoes MC Romance ~ Olivia Rigal ~ Police detective David is undercover at a club owned by the white supremacist group, but his real challenge may be abiding by the club’s single rule: “No messing around with the talent.”

The Storm and the Darkness ~ Sarah M. Cradit ~ Ana fled to Maine, escaping a dark past. What she left behind is nothing compared to what awaits ahead.

Rock Candy ~ Daizie Draper ~ When her PR firm puts Alexis in charge of fixing a famous band’s image after a fatal DUI, her resolve to keep her panties on and heart safe falters when Danny, the lead singer, starts tugging at both.

Wuther ~ V. J. Chambers ~ Inspired by Wuthering Heights: Heath adores Cathy, his childhood sweetheart. He would do anything to protect her . . . and to possess her.

Three Nights with a Rock Star ~ Amber Lin and Shari Slade ~ When this Sunday school teacher walks on the wild side, a tattooed bad boy rocker demands complete control of her body... for three nights only.

Revik ~ JC Andrijeski ~ Meet Revik during his bad boy days, living among the Rooks.


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M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz and Giveaway: Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway and Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake


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Hello and welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T
presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy,
and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you:
Call Me Grim by Elizabeth Holloway and
Into the Fire by Ashelyn Drake
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Call Me Grim
The truck should have turned Libbi Piper into a Libbi Pancake—and it would have, too, if Aaron hadn't shown up and saved her life. The problem? Aaron's the local Grim Reaper . . . and he only saved Libbi's life because he needs someone to take over his job. Now, Libbi has two days to choose between dying like she was supposed to, or living a lonely life as Death Incarnate. Talk about a rock and a hard place. And the choice goes from hard to sucktastic when her best friend shows up marked: condemned as a future murderer. Libbi could have an extra week to stop the murder and fix the mark . . . but only if she accepts Aaron's job as Reaper, trapping herself in her crappy town forever, invisible and inaudible to everyone except the newly dead. But, if she refuses? Her best friend is headed straight for Hell.
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WHAT READER’S ARE SAYING:
Call Me Grim is humor, brilliance and a success altogether.” – Paula, Her Book Thoughts

“Okay, just the story line over all was GENIUS. I have NEVER EVER read a book like this before. It was just so original and plain awesome. MEGA props to the author. I'm still grinning from what I've read.”Rachelann, Goodreads Reviewer

“Call Me Grim is one of those books that you do not want to put down. At the same time there is something about it that makes you just want to savor it - you want to know what is going to happen next but at the same time you do not want it to end.” – Mike, Goodreads Reviewer

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Elizabeth Holloway
Elizabeth Holloway is a maternity nurse living in Southern Pennsylvania with her two teen children and their pets, Bam-bam the dog and Tinkerbell the cat. In addition to nursing and writing, she’s also an avid reader, an artist, a karaoke singer, a music lover, and a kick-ass Pictionary player. Her debut YA novel, CALL ME GRIM, will be released from Month9Books in Fall 2014.

Author Links: Website |Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Into the Fire
Seventeen-year-old Cara Tillman’s life is a perfectly normal one until Logan Schmidt moves to Ashlan Falls. Cara is inexplicably drawn to him, but she’s not exactly complaining. Logan’s like no boy she’s ever met, and he brings out a side of Cara that she isn’t used to. As the two get closer, everything is nearly perfect, and Cara looks forward to the future.
But Cara isn’t a normal girl. She’s a member of a small group of people descended from the mythical phoenix bird, and her time is running out. Rebirth is nearing, which means she’ll forget her life up to this point—she’ll forget Logan and everything they mean to one another.. But that may be the least of Cara’s problems.
A phoenix hunter is on the loose, and he’s determined to put an end to the lives of people like Cara and her family, once and for all.
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WHAT READER’S ARE SAYING:

“You witness a major loss to the main character that does not involve a death, and also fully understand just what is about to face the main character. It was such a hook for me and I just had to find out what would happen next.”Maria, The Paisley Reade


“I love finding series about unique paranormals, and Ashelyn Drake did a really good job with this one.”Michelle, Book Briefs

“Kelly Hashway aka Ashelyn Drake has created an impeccable story surrounded around mythology, romance, family and deceit.” Nay Denise, Nays Pink Bookshelf

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Kelly Hashway
Ashelyn Drake is a New Adult and Young Adult romance author. While it’s rare for her not to have either a book in hand or her fingers flying across a laptop, she also enjoys spending time with her family. She believes you are never too old to enjoy a good swing set and there’s never a bad time for some dark chocolate. She is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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