Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Promise by Heather Slade - Book Blitz

Title: The Promise

Series: Butler Ranch - Book One

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Author: Heather Slade


Can fulfilling a promise to his dead brother bring love into Brodie Butler’s life again?
When Butler Ranch winery manager Brodie Butler’s brother is killed in action in Afghanistan, his mother enlists him to fulfill a promise she made to her older son.  She needs him to find Peyton Wolf, his brother’s lover, and deliver a sealed box to her.
Brodie expects to deliver the news and the box to Peyton then return home to deal with his own grief.  But instead of closing a chapter in his late brother’s life, Brodie opens a new one in his own when he meets a woman he could envision himself being with forever.
But would Peyton ever be able to love him like she loved his brother? And could he deal with his guilty conscience for wanting the woman his brother had intended to have as his wife?

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AUTHOR BIO

My books are filled with things that bring me joy: music, wine, skiing, families, artists and cowboys. Not always in that order.
I’m an Amazon best-selling author, and a PAN member of Romance Writers of America. I speak, teach, blog, am an executive sommelier, and all-around entrepreneur.
I grew up an east coast girl, and then spent half my life on the west coast. Now my husband, our two boys, and I happily call Colorado home.

Author Web & Social Media links:
http://heatherslade.com
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Ally's Secret by Christina Leigh Pritchard - Book Tour + Giveaway





 Title: Ally's Secret

Series: C I N Series #3

By: Christina Leigh Pritchard

Publication Date: June 10, 2017

Genre: PNR Suspense

Cover Designer: vikncharlie

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Ally won’t tell Alex what she did. She won't reveal her secrets to anyone, not even Lisa.

And, Lisa can't keep track of all the lies she's been told. With new guy, Jake, in town, she sees her chance at the truth. With his help, she finds someone who does know what Ally did.

Through the eyes of Crystal, watch as Ally's demise unfolds. Learn the story behind the fire, Ally’s obsession with her own ‘death’, who Rat really is, and

to Crystal's dismay, relive the tragedy.

Can Lisa heal after she finally knows what really happened? Will she be able to forgive Alex? Ally? Sometimes, the truth kills...

Whose heart will be left unbroken?







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Now, you can own the limited edition of both CIN and TRAITOR, plus deleted scenes! Get ready for Ally's Secret, book three! Order and email the author your receipt through the newsletter (http://www.christinaleighpritchard.com) and get all the short stories (all 12, plus the free bonus stories given through the newsletter).















Christina Leigh Pritchard was born and raised in South Florida. Her first stories were written at the age of nine in wide ruled spiral notebooks (which were supposed to be used for class) and in the various diaries she kept. Stories she wrote from age nine to twelve fill about four storage boxes! Since she's upgraded to a computer, she's completed over fifty books and still going strong. Her genres include dark fantasy, young adult, drama, suspense, historical romance, multicultural, comedy, poetry and many more.










Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Moreva of Astoreth by Roxanne Bland - Guest Blogger Book Review

Synopsis
In the service of the Goddess…

The stubborn, spoiled, favored granddaughter of the Devi goddess Astoreth, Moreva Tehi has neglected to perform her sacred duty and now she must be punished for her transgression. Temporarily banished from Temple life, she is dispatched to Mjor—a backwater village in the Syren Perritory—to assume the roles of custodian of the landing beacon as well as the spiritual leader and commander of Astoreth’s garrison stationed there. In this perilous place of wild beasts, outmoded technologies, and harsh seasonal change, a fragile peace exists between the distrustful hakoi and the hated Devi, held together by an iron-clad Protocol—whose laws, if broken, could lead to war.

She will discover an ally in the kindly village healer Hyme and a dangerous adversary in Kepten Yose, her subordinate. But the gravest threat to Tehi’s future is the Mjoran chief, the charismatic, golden-haired Laerd Teger, whose elusiveness and cool disdain the Moreva finds both infuriating and fascinating. For it is he who will impel her to break her most sacred vows and seek out the dark secrets of her gods and her world, setting them both on a course that can only lead to damnation and death.


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Jennifer's Review
I thought it was a good book. 
It’s about this Moreva/Devi that gets exiled to a distant place called Syren. There she is forced to do a variety of jobs such as monitor the beacon, act as a healer (which she is), and perform services in the Temple. 
After being exiled, she sends a message to her best friend back home asking for her experiments. During her year in Syren, she works to find a cure for Red Fever by experimenting on skratzes, falls in love with the Lared, and even though she is not accepted by the village, she endures. 
After her year is up, she goes back home to receive her punishment for breaking rules...or does she? She learns a very surprising thing about her life, but what is it?  Read this book if your interest is piqued. 
It reminds me a little bit of Avatar. I give this book a 5 stars.  


Author Bio
Roxanne Bland grew up in Washington, D.C., where she discovered strange and wonderful new worlds through her local libraries and bookstores. These and other life experiences have convinced her that reality is highly overrated.
 

The Lunam Deception by Nicole Loufas - Book Blitz + Giveaway

The Lunam Deception
Nicole Loufas
(The Lunam Series #2)
Publication date: June 20th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
Kalysia has lived her life according to others – a fate she will not pass on to her child. When a conspiracy to bring down the pack threatens to uncover her darkest secrets; Kalysia must fight to protect the truth about the man she wants, at the expense of the man she was fated to love.
Jase has fought his entire life. For his honor, his freedom, and his family. Nothing in his past could’ve prepare him for her. Kalyisa is everything he never knew he always wanted. Is he willing to risk his life, her honor, and Dillan’s pride to win her heart?


EXCERPT:
“In here,” I call to him and try not to laugh. I don’t know why I always get giggly when I’m trying to be sexy.
Dillan appears in the doorway.
“Oh baby, you have no idea how hot you look right now.”
He steps into the room and pulls his shirt off. “I’m one lucky bastard.”
“Yes, you are,” I agree.
He unhooks his belt with one hand and kneels on the bed. He bends down, and kisses my knee as his hand rubs up my leg; then stops short. He crawls up the bed toward my face.
“My hands are dirty.”
I run my fingers through his hair.
“Really? Where have your hands been?” I tease.
“I drove the Jeep from the brew-house. Who knows what kind of germs are on that steering wheel.”
He kisses my neck and presses his hips against me. The thin material of his boxers can’t contain his excitement.
“Thank you for not contaminating my lady parts.”
I pull his mouth to mine and taste today’s batch on his tongue.
“I care deeply about your lady parts.”
He licks my breast, and chills cover every inch of my body.
“My kid is cooking in there.”
He moves his hand to my belly as his tongue circles my nipple.
“I want his environment to be as germ-free as possible.”
“His?” I tease.
“Did I say his?” Dillan gives me a coy smile.
I know he’s hoping for a boy. All the guys are.
Dillan rolls me over, so I’m on top of him in all my naked and bloated glory. My swollen belly doesn’t affect his arousal. I moan so loud when he slips inside me; I’m sure Leah will comment on it later. I’m never more certain of my feelings for Dillan than when we’re having sex.
I look at him from across the lodge and sometimes as he sleeps. My heart still stammers when he kisses me or takes my hand when we’re walking. But there is always a sliver of doubt that crosses my mind. A certain way he smiles at Cassie or the sadness that creeps into his eyes when he thinks nobody is looking. I wonder if he feels it too. The only moments of peace come when we’re tangled up naked in our bed. Only then does the world feel right.
Dillan and I lie in bed afterward, watching the light in the room fade into night.
He kisses my head. “I needed that.”
“Hard day at the brew-house, dear?”
Dillan tightens his grip on me. “I got a call from my father.”
“It wasn’t good news, I assume.”
It never is where Lowell is concerned.
“He called to congratulate me on becoming a father.” He smirks. “I asked him which baby he was congratulating me on.”
“What did he say?” I try to sit up so I can see his face, but he won’t let me.
“He’s honoring his promise to Conall.” Dillan pauses. “I’m sorry, babe. I tried to reason with him, but he wouldn’t listen.”
“It isn’t your fault.” I don’t sound very convincing.
If we both just accepted our roles, none of this would be happening. Dillan sits up and turns on the lamp beside the bed. He runs his hands over his face and groans.
“What am I supposed to do?”
I assume his question is rhetorical.
If Dillan supports Lowell and claims Cassie’s child as his trueborn heir, he maintains his place in the pack, inherits Sierra-Duke, and his family’s fortune. Sometimes I believe this is a good thing; our child won’t be obligated to the pack the same way we were. Call it ego or pride, but the thought of Cassie’s child ruling over mine, makes me want to break things. When I say things, I mean Cassie.
“Do what’s right,” I tell him.
Unlike Lowell, I refuse to bully Dillan to my side. I don’t have to. Dillan loves me; therefore, he loves our child. He would never dishonor either of us.
“I will lose everything when I claim our child as my heir.” He turns around to look at me. “I’ll just be another employee of Sierra-Duke. I get nothing.”
Dillan doesn’t just lose his inheritance; he also loses status. Each leader must have a Lunam child that is accepted by the council. If Lowell gives his support to Cassie’s child, the council will honor his request. It isn’t a matter of screwing me over—these things have been done for hundreds of years.
Dillan may lose his title as future leader, but I’ll still maintain power. As long as we’re together, nothing else matters.
“You get me.” I reach up and touch his face. “Forever.”
Dillan climbs on top of me and pulls the sheets from between us. He examines my naked body and says, “I think I can live with this for the next fifty years.”
We miss the dinner bell.
We miss breakfast too.


Author Bio:
Nicole was born and raised in California. She claims to be a San Francisco native, however she's lived in both Northern and Southern California. She credits her creativity to the fact that she attended 12 schools between kindergarten and her senior year in high school. Her nomadic childhood allowed her to reinvent herself often. Some might say she was a liar. While others see the stories she told as a coping mechanism. Twelve schools, in six cities, in twelve years - give her a break. Today she channels her storytelling ability into writing novels. Long story short - kids that lie become writers.

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More Than a Soldier by Irene Onorato - Book Tour + Giveaway


MORE THAN A SOLDIER
by
Irene Onorato
Genre: Inspirational Romance


Pub Date: 6/6/17



There’s more than one way to be a hero . . .
Former Special Forces soldier Hank Fleming is living a safe, quiet life in upstate New York,
but there are days he isn’t sure he’s going to make it. The sole survivor
of a devastating grenade attack in Afghanistan, he is still scarred,
physically and emotionally. He hangs on to his faith and tries to
keep moving forward, waiting for the day that something—or
someone—can make him feel whole again.
Cindy Giordano is searching too—for
her biological family and a fresh start. When her journey to find her
brother, Edward, leads to Hank’s front door, she is instantly drawn
to Hank . . . and instantly wary. With her ex-fiancé’s betrayal
still fresh in her mind, friendship is about all she can muster.
When shadows from Cindy’s past
threaten, Hank’s protective instincts shift into high gear, and he
realizes everyone has their own battles to fight. But the road to
healing would be much sweeter with the right person by his side . . .



Hank Fleming peeled off his cold, wet T-shirt and tossed it aside in
the dark. The nightmare clung to his psyche even as he stood at his hotel
room window staring into the night illuminated by only a stingy sliver of
moon. Whitecaps danced like ghostly apparitions across the pitch-black
ocean surface, adding to his uneasiness.
Was this reality, here, now, with his toes deep in the plush carpeting
of a resort hotel in Miami Beach with the air conditioner humming? Or
was the real Hank Fleming still lying on the ground in Afghanistan, a
soldier bleeding from multiple wounds with his left eye dangling off his
cheekbone by a few threads of nerves?
If only he could erase the images. The sounds. The RPG blast. The
roaring fire consuming what was left of the truck he’d been driving with
four men inside. But most of all their horrible deaths.
Hank willed his breaths to an even cadence and reined in his galloping
heart. The rat-a-tat of M4 rifles, acrid smell of burning rubber, and the unit
medic’s face started to dissolve as if being sucked, particle-by-particle,
feature-by-feature, back into another realm.
Hank brought his fingers to the eyepatch that covered his left eye socket
and pressed the fabric into the hidden void. Reality, harsh and merciless,
stung him to the core. He’d lost an eye, hearing in one ear, and bore fading
scars where the explosion had hurled shrapnel into his flesh. But, he’d
survived while four of his fellow soldiers perished.
Hank lifted his gaze to the crescent moon. “Why, God? Why?”

Irene Onorato was born and raised in Bronx, New York.
Her father, a first-generation American whose parents were born in Italy,
was an Army veteran who had served with the 178th combat engineers during WWII.
He told numerous stories of battles, hardships, tragedies and triumphs.
The glimpses he gave into the hearts of many American warriors would later
become the inspiration for much of Irene’s writings.
In 1972, a few months after graduating high school, Irene met James Onorato,
a soldier who had just returned from Vietnam.
After dating two weeks, they married, raised three children,
and are still happily married today.
Irene and James, both radiation protection technicians,
retired from the nuclear power industry in 2014 and now reside in Louisiana.
Readers can visit Irene’s website at ireneonorato.com, and find her on Facebook.





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Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend by Cheryl Carpinello - Book Blitz + Giveaway







I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my
profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through
my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds.
Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more
through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.




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Even the Goddess doesn’t know who will Live or Die

“Think before acting,” her father always warned. But Princess Guinevere is
ruled by her heart. Her betrothal to King Arthur has not changed this.

When Guinevere and Cedwyn’s latest adventure takes a dangerous turn, they find
themselves embroiled in a life-or-death struggle as foretold by Merlyn’s
Goddess of the Stones 
Renegades—foiled in their attempt to kidnap the princess—steal the children of
Cadbury Castle to sell as slaves.

 Guinevere and Cedwyn vow to rescue the
children, but a miscalculation puts them all in more danger. The plan quickly
unravels, and Guinevere’s impassioned decisions come crashing down as Cedwyn
chooses to turn his dream of becoming a knight into reality.

Will their courage be strong enough to survive, or will one make the ultimate
sacrifice?






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Snippet 1:

1. The Goddess Speaks:

Many trials await the two of you. Perhaps the hardest are the ones you
will have to endure alone.
“You, Guinevere, will find yourself lost. You—who are destined to be a
great queen—will have to traverse a journey of immense pain and self-doubt. You
must let your inner feelings guide you. The journey will be hard and painful.
You must summon the courage of your soul to sustain you.
“You, Cedwyn, faithful friend of the princess and the queen. Your
journey may be the hardest of all. You will be sent far from those you serve
and love. Your duty will demand that you see this most difficult journey to its
end. Whether it be death or life for you will depend upon many things. Your
courage must also come from deep within your soul for one so young. Your love
of family and friends must be great. But greater still must be your loyalty to
the knight’s duty. For your knight’s vow comes soon. You must embrace it. You
must defeat the temptations to turn aside for your own safety.


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