Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cover Reveal: Monica Murphy's INTOXICATED

We are so excited to share the cover for Monica Murphy's INTOXICATED with you all! INTOXICATED is a sexy Contemporary Romance novella in Monica’s The Billionaire Bachelors Club Series, published by Avon Impulse. It is available for pre-order. Links are below!!

  Intoxicated 

When Angels Fall by Lachelle Redd (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to horror, fantasy, and erotica author - Lachelle Redd! 


THE WRITING PROCESS

When asked to submit a post about writing and its process, the first thing I thought of was coming up with the story. When I am writing, a number of my characters, plots, and dialogue come from my experiences. I also discovered that the more I write, the more I pay attention to my surroundings and find bits and pieces that I can use. It is interesting what you can come up with using a little imagination and a lunchroom full of women of various ages. Let’s not forget the wealth of material waiting at Wal-Mart on a Friday after payday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FIX YOU by Christine Bell (Interview/Giveaway)

Been working like crazy? Juggling multiple projects at work? Wonder what it would be like if those were books? Lets get the opinion of our guest today. Welcome Christine Bell!


Lexi: Since you most likely haven’t slept much in the past six months I will start you off with a little wine. We don’t want to make you fall asleep before we can hear about Bash and Olivia.

*glugs all the wine* *holds out glass* Please, sir, can I ‘ave some more?

Lexi: The rest of us do our day jobs, complete deadlines and line up the next project. Sort of like you, only your projects release on March 31st (Fix You), April 28th and May 31st. As a reader may I say, bravo! On the flip side, how crazy do you feel right now with releasing three books in as many months?

NOVA AND QUINTON: NO REGRETS by Jessica Sorensen (#Blitz/#Giveaway)

Happy book birthday to Jessica Sorensen's NOVA AND QUINTON: NO REGRETS! Read and excerpt from the book below and be sure to pick up your copy today! 




NOVA AND QUINTON: NO REGRETS 
by Jessica Sorensen 
April 15, 2014; Forever E-Book; $4.99
GoodreadsAmazon | B&N | iTunes
Today is the first day of Quinton Carter's new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She's the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he's not ready yet.
Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova's life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life's dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova's heart?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Imaginary Lines by Allison Parr (Guest Post/Giveaway)



Allison Parr’s Top Ten Couples in Literature

At the heart of every good story, there’s a love story. Here are ten that stuck with me.

10) Catherine Morland and Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

For some reason, poor Northanger Abbey always draws the short straw when people talk about their favorite of Austen’s works. Still, the leading couple holds a special place in my heart. Perhaps it’s because Catherine’s such a perfect teenager girl – clearly, she’d be a Twihard today – and because Mr. Tilney delights so much in teasing her. He thinks she’s a little bit crazy. But he loves her anyway.

Up by Five by Erin Nicholas (Guest Post/Giveaway)


Please welcome author Erin Nicholas!


Conner Dixon knew football—he could throw a perfect spiral as the game clock was ticking down to nothing and his team was behind by seven. Conner knew how to save a life—he could intubate a trauma victim faster than any paramedic in the city. In a burning building. With gunfire overhead. And a tornado bearing down on the city.
But there was something Conner knew even better than football or being a paramedic. 
And that was women.

That’s from my upcoming release Up By Five out April 8th.
Conner Dixon is one of my hot paramedics who plays football for the Omaha Hawks amateur football team.  In fact, he’s the quarterback.  That means he’s a leader on and off the field with his friends. The guys respect him and listen to him … well, okay—there are two places the guys follow Conner’s lead: at the scene of an accident and on the football field. Other than that, they do what they want. Like when Conner told them they couldn’t date his sisters.  Now all four of his little sisters are involved with his four best friends.
But Conner knows football and is always happy to try to recruit some more fans! Especially female fans ☺

Here is Conner’s list of reasons women love football (and football players) and may not even know it—and a little tutorial while we’re at it:

BIRD AFTER BIRD by Leslea Tash (#Excerpt/#Giveaway)


We are happy to share with you an excerpt from Leslea Tash's new adult contemporary romance, Bird After Bird. Enjoy!



Title: Bird After Bird
Author: Leslea Tash
Publication Date: April 7, 2014
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Dear Birdy, Princess Birdzilla von MuffinStuff, Keeper of Dreams, Lover of our Fine Feathered Friends, queen of my life and light of my world, I hope this letter finds you well. If you are reading this then I am gone, and sweetheart, I am so sorry.
Chi-town professional Wren Riley is 25 and a rising star in the business world. She can eat a man alive and laugh about it to her girlfriends in seconds flat--and she does, on the regular. Behind the power suits and the flashing, flirty eyes, however, Wren has a secret, vulnerable side. Following a devastating loss and the discovery of a bird journal she and her father made together years before, Wren sets out to seek peace, closure, and something she just can't name. Is that something tied to the little paper cranes she keeps finding along the way?
Laurence Byrd grew up a lanky Hoosier kid with the good/bad fortune of having the same name as the state's perennial basketball legend. With a better affinity for dogs than sports or school, he ends up in the Army instead of the Chicago art school of his dreams. Still, his service to our country is something he can be proud of--until an argument with the girl who means the world to him results in a series of events that blows his life apart. With no one left to understand him, black sheep Laurie pours out his heart into letters and drawings he never intends to send--then he folds them into paper cranes that he leaves behind like messages in little winged bottles. He never dreams someone might be finding them.
God damn it, Sylvia, for a few moments I tricked myself into feeling really alive. I cut it off before anyone got hurt, but just for a moment or two, I really thought I might feel something again--something like trust. Something like love. Not the kind of love we had, but something new. Something like hope.

Spoiler alert: Wren and Laurie are going to meet. And when they do, their lives are never going to be the same.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Release Day Blitz: FINDING MY WAY by Heidi McLaughlin #GIVEAWAY #FINDINGMYWAY


Happy book birthday to FINDING MY WAY. Book four in The Beaumont Series, follow Liam's return home in this prequel to FOREVER MY GIRL. 



Finding My Way by Heidi McLaughlin
Coming April 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
The Beaumont Series, #4
Liam Westbury has the world at his feet. He’s the quintessential golden boy. He’s the superstar quarterback for Beaumont High. His girl, Josie, is head cheerleader. He has his choice of colleges just waiting for him.  Except he’s suffocating from all the pressure he’s under and no one understands. 
Liam Page is the heartthrob he never wanted to be. He’s successful, smart and in demand by record companies and his adoring fans. Music is his passion, his love, but something’s missing. His nights are lonely and he longs for the girl he left behind. Seeing her in every face in the crowd haunts him with the knowledge that she hates him. Going home has never been an option until now.

 Be there when Liam Westbury becomes Liam Page and follow the highs and lows of the Quarterback turned Rockstar as he finds a way back to Beaumont in this prequel to Forever My Girl.


Release Day Blitz: Imaginary Lines by Allison Parr (#Giveaway)


Happy book birthday to Allison Parr! Imaginary Linesi s a contemporary romance being published by Carina Press and it is the third book in The New York Leopards Series!


Imaginary Lines 
(New York Leopards #3)
by Allison Parr
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Tamar Rosenfeld has been in love with New York Leopards linebacker Abraham Krasner since they were twelve years old. She'd always considered it destiny that they'd end up together…until Abe was drafted and she professed her feelings in a moment of blind excitement. The sting of his rejection was like nothing she'd ever felt before, and it's nothing she'll ever forget.

Older and wiser, Tamar has landed a dream job as a reporter for one of New York's premier athletic websites. Determined to stop being the safe, boring girl she's felt like for most of her life, Tamar makes a list of all the things she wants to do and see in her new city, and Getting Over Abraham is priority number one.

But destiny has finally chosen to interfere. Just as Tamar's decided to move on, Abe's realized she's the only woman for him. When he confides the truth, Tamar has to decide if she can put her crush behind her, or take a chance on the very man who's been holding her back all these years.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Baby & the Bride by Laura Barnard (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Author Laura Barnard is joining us with her aromatic comedy, THE BABY & THE BRIDE. Enjoy!


Writing between the wines…

A question I get asked constantly is how I come up with the crazy antics that I include in my books.  The answer is that most of it has happened to either me or a friend!  While you may be reading between a few wines, I’m writing between them.  I’ve been known to go on a girlie night, get a bit tipsy and take out my notepad and start jotting things down.  At first my friends thought it was fun, but now they’re scared what I’m going to put in it.  The amount of times I’ve drunkenly declared ‘THAT is going in the book!’

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