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1.CHRISTMAS BLISS -MARY KAYE ANDREWS (Print,US only)

Britney Adams

2. THE RUMORS THAT RUINED A LADY- MARGUERITE KAYE (Digital)*Amazon gifted*

Wendy Loveridge(The Beauty Within)

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~DEATH OF THE MAD HATTER BY SARAH J. PEPPER~ GIVEAWAY!!

 IT IS OUR HONOR TO WELCOME TODAY’S GUEST….

SARAH J. PEPPER

[Young Adult/Fantasy/Alice in Wonderland]

~DEATH OF THE MAD HATTER~

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So without further ado, sit back and enjoy our guest, Sarah J. Pepper!

WELCOME,SARAH!!

MBA&M: Welcome! Please tell our readers a little about yourself?

SARAH: I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, bunnies, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?

MBA&M: What called you to write romance and love for readers?

SARAH: Honestly, I should never had become and author. I’m a terrible speller and my grammar is worse than par. (Thank goodness for editors!!!) My idea of writing didn’t start until a dear friend forced me to watch Twilight with her. Sparkling vamps? Give me a break. But I humored her, thinking that any night I had an excuse to shove popcorn down my throat was a good night. Within three days following the movie I finished the first two books. Soon after I found a few different authors specializing in the sci-fi/fantasy realm and read their works. Days turned into months about as quickly as I turned each page in the books I finished. Soon I had a dilemma. My favorite authors weren’t coming out with their newest works for another several months. It was cold and dark outside. A light bulb went off in my head…

MBA&M: Who was your greatest influencer in writing?

SARAH: Would it be totally lame if i said my husband?? I married “Prince Charming.” To say i’m head over heels in love with him would be the understatement of the century.  He is my love, my muse. My dedication: To the valiant warrior who stole my delicate heart only to protect it with his own. He whispered surreal possibilities and opened my eyes to a world I dared not to imagine. My life would be comprised of dull colors and lifeless music without you, Dusty. You give me the world when I gaze into your eyes—your soul.

 MBA&M: If you could visit one person, in the world, real or fictional, who would it be and why?

SARAH: ummmm… gosh darn, i don’t know if i could pick just one person! ONE?!?! Ugh, i’m much more of a social butterfly than that! Hmmm, I’d have to say President Lincoln. Why you may ask? Because he totally better-ed himself and thousands alike.  He came from nothing in the backwoods of our country and then got it together to run the joint. He made a greater impact to the world than he probably ever knew…. plus, he knew how to kill a vampire 🙂 #vampirehunter

MBA&M: Now, pertaining to your title: DEATH OF THE MAD HATTER, Tell our readers some of the challenges in writing this story?

SARAH: I’m bat-crazy scared of the original story Alice in Wonderland. I had to watch Tim Burtons movie with the lights on.  Lame I know (esp since I like dark novels now) but when I was read the story as a child I freaked out when she ate the food and kept Growing and growing. As a food lover and secret chocolate addict, the thought of growing so big id tower over everyone else was terrifying!

MBA&M: Which character in DEATH OF THE MAD HATTER,do you most identify with and why?

SARAH: The white rabbit… because usually i’m running (hopping) all over the place, and i’d lose my head if it weren’t attached.

MBA&M: If you could change the world what would you change, how would you change it?

SARAH: This is my secret goal. To change the world. When i was little i thought i’d change the world by curing cancer or discovering something important. (Yeah, i set my goals high) Jump forward a few years, I realized that i hate chemistry and physics and would probably make a terrible scientist… so curing a disease was out of the equation. Discovering something– good thing i didn’t make that goal vage, huh. Everything had already been discovered. So, i decided to put on my working cap and join the health field work force… How, you may ask, did i get into writing then? Well, i sort of stumbled onto it. We had a horrible winter (SD born and raised) and I didn’t want to scoop the driveway. Stop judging me! The freaking snow banks were taller than me. Cue the light blulb that went off in my head.

MBA&M: What is your favorite aspect of being an author?

SARAH: I have a very demanding imagination. Writing lets me escape into a world that is limited only by what I can think up.

MBA&M: What is something that scares the “Heck” out of you and why?

SARAH: Other than growing to absurd heights, revealing my inability to say no to cupcakes? Then I’d have to say eight legged critters. Heeby jeebies!

MBA&M: Who is your real-life hero,why?

SARAH: My grandma “grams”
Ummm, because she is a secret badass!

MBA&M: What is your life’s passion,besides writing  of course?

SARAH: Depends on the day. Sometimes its making it out of bed before Mickey Dees stops selling breakfast. Other Times its to make sure I’ve chronicled my life via scrapbooking. And don’t forget my passion for outdoor sports. I’m big into snowboarding, biking, rollerblading, kayaking, and of course paying people to throw paint on me while I run.

MBA&M: What are some of your comfort foods, and what do you listen to while writing if anything?

SARAH: Coffee–original, I know. But I’ll swallow my high blood pressure pills with my coffee if I have to.  Guilty pleasure

MBA&M: Have you always wanted to write the genre?

SARAH: Paranormal and all things fantasy have a special place in my heart. To write anything other than that is next to impossible

MBA&M: What author would you say influenced your writing career the most?

SARAH: Jennifer Loren. She’s a very talented writer who befriended me when I was a nobody. She is one of those people who is a true friend even if have never seen her face to face.

MBA&M: Last but not least, please tell our readers where they may connect with you if they wish and where to purchase DEATH OF THE MAD HATTER?

SARAH: It will be on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble (both paperback and ebook)

Don’t forget to check out my website for other of my novels www.peppersreadingcorner.com. I also have book trailers on YouTube

And always, I love to chat with readers about almost anything and am always looking to help out fellow writers.

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sarah j pepperBIO:
 I specialize in dark, paranormal romance – think “happy ever after” but with a twisted, dark chocolate center. Real-life romance isn’t only filled with hugs, kisses, unicorns, and rainbows. True-love can be more thoroughly described in times of darkness and tribulation. It’s in those harsh moments where you see what a person is truly capable of – both the good and bad. Sometimes prince-charming isn’t always on time, and the glass slipper is a little snug. However, it doesn’t mean Charming is not Mr. Right, and who says every shoe is the perfect fit?
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death of the mad hatterBLURB: If the king loses his head, then the Queen with a Bleeding Heart would rule the Red Court until Time ceased to move forward. When a second carried on for infinity, every creature in Wonderland would tip their Hat to the misfit girl with a Boy’s name (or was it a boy with a Girl’s name?) who’d end the Reign of Terror. However, it all hinged on the One-Eyed Hare being able to convince an uninspirable Heir that the impossible was indeed possible—like stopping time—and that Love was worth a Beheading.

Heads would Roll…

Hearts would Break…

In the end, would it matter who Reigned?

Available as a pre-order. It will be on Amazon, iTunes, Barnes and Noble as well.
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MEET SAMANTHA MOON~ MOON RIVER BY J.R.RAIN….

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WELCOME SAMANTHA!

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Samantha Moon

 

Guest Post

 

by J.R. Rain

 

 

 

            Some call me a vampire.

 

            I say, why use labels? I’m uncomfortable calling myself anything other than a mother. That’s the one label I am comfortable with. I’m a mom first and foremost. A private investigator next, even though that is fairly recent. Seven years ago, I wasn’t a private eye, but a federal agent.

 

            So, even that was subject to change. Perhaps someday I might find myself better suited for a different job, although I will always help those who need help. Although I’d always admired Judge Judy, I would never want to be in her position: to judge the actions of others. That took wisdom…a lifetime of wisdom. Technically, I’m only in my mid-thirties, although I look much younger. Still, far too young to judge others.

 

            Truth was, my current lifestyle was perfectly suited to private investigation. Other than meeting new clients, who tended to want to meet during the day, I got along just fine working the night shift.

 

            So, yes, one of the constants in my life was that I was a mother. Of course, even that was threatened just a year or so ago, when a rare sickness almost took my son from me. A son who was growing so fast.

 

            Supernaturally fast.

 

            Don’t ask.

 

            I have a daughter, too. A daughter who offered many challenges, the least of which was that she could read minds as easily as she read her Facebook newsfeed.

 

            Yes, I was a mother…and a sister. My sister has had a rough time of it, of late. She’s recently been introduced to the some of the darker elements of my world, and might be holding a grudge against me. But she would get over it. She’d better. I need her in my life.

 

            Of course, there was another constant in my life…a constant that I ignored. A constant that I denied. And, as they say, denial isn’t just a river in Egypt.

 

            Denial is my sanity.

 

            You see, I have to deny what I am. Who I am. Or I would go crazy. I know I would. In fact, a part of me is certain that I just might be crazy. But not let’s not go there.

 

            Yes, call me anything. But please, just please, don’t call me a vampire.

 

            At least, not to my face.

 

Thank you Samantha, for stopping by today!

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J.R. Rain 7About the Author:

J.R. Rain is an ex-private investigator now writing full-time in the Pacific Northwest where he lives in a small house on a small island with his small dog, Sadie, who has more energy than Robin Williams. He will be publishing a slew of new novels over the next five years, so stop by often and check out what’s new.

His latest book is the contemporary fantasy/mystery, Moon River.

Visit his website at www.jrrain.com.

Connect & Socialize with J.R.!

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Moon River 7About the Book:

Seven years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.

Now in MOON RIVER, private investigator, Samantha Moon, is asked to look into a string of bizarre murders, murders that are looking more and more like the handiwork of a bloodthirsty vampire. But when her sister, Mary Lou, goes missing, Samantha, Allison and Kingsley take the fight underground…into the dark heart of a vampire’s lair.

Title: Moon River
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/Mystery
Author: J.R. Rain
Publisher: Lulu
Pages: 216
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1304328198
ISBN-13: 978-1304328199

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ARMORED HEARTS~ GUEST POST WITH MELISSA TURNER LEE & PAULINE CREEDEN….

 Welcome to MBA&M today!!

Melissa Turner Lee & Pauline Creeden

[Part Steampunk,part Paranormal and part Historical]

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”What is steampunk?” for those who read more mainstream. So much of steampunk is all about the mechanizations and political atmosphere. The goal we had for this book is to introduce the ultra cool world to the romance and fantasy crowd in a way that is much more palatable than we’ve ever seen it done.

While writing, we had a lot of brainstorming sessions, and then Melissa wrote the first draft. Then we brainstormed some more, and then Pauline took it and added a bit. Then we discussed what needed fixing, and Melissa did the third draft. We went back and forth on this project. We also made a board on Pinterest so we had the same faces, places and such in mind as we wrote.  But Melissa did the most work, as it was her idea. Pauline has a Contemporary Romantic/Suspense novel she’ll be taking the reins on that we’ve done some brainstorming sessions with and will be working on it later this year as well as AH2.

Opening up to new ideas and there were places we needed to go back and add action or a death. The challenge of collaboration is that there is compromise. Often one of us would have an idea the other would shoot down, but the end result was better than either of us would have had happen on our own and with only our own ideas involved. The end result is stronger, and not too frilly nor too dark.

The best part was the research. We both took to watching all of Downton Abbey while were editing for the fun of immersing ourselves in the culture of the time period. Overall, it’s been a great experience, and we hope for big things to come from our team.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Author Website / Blog: http://paulinecreeden.com

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Author Biography: This is an exciting collaboration between a Steampunk writer and a Paranormal Romance author. Together we are blending the two cultures as seamlessly as possible so that fans of both genres will love what we’ve come up with. Melissa Turner Lee, is the bestselling- author of The Difference Between Night and Day, The Earth Painter, and The Man Painter. Pauline Creeden is a multi-published author of short stories, and her first solo novel, Sanctuary, is available.

Author Website / Blog: http://paulinecreeden.com

Author Facebook Page :http://facebook.com/melissaturnerlee

Author Twitter Profile : https://twitter.com/MelissaTLee1975

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Armored Hearts kindle cropBook Blurb: When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother’s side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairytales.

Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park, left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.

Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.

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http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/armored-hearts,

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Book Excerpt : Twelve-year-old Tristan Gareth Smyth gripped the armrests of his wheelchair and said, “This will do. I can make it the rest of the way on my own from here.”

His eyes trained up the landmark tree and he had that feeling again. The vapor of a memory, maybe a dream. He always had that feeling when he looked up at the broad branches of this particular oak. Then he remembered who he was talking to and his face hardened.

The maid, Sarah, with her strong Scottish burr, patted him on the shoulder. Gareth refused to look at her. He stared down at his knee pants instead. “Are ye sure ye will be alright? I do na mind walking with ye the rest of the way to Mr. Strong’s house.”

Gareth clenched his hands into fists. “I’ll be fine.”

“Too bad he didn’t like coming out to the manor. Remember how green Mr. Strong got when he choked on my spice cake that day and ran off.” She laughed but tried to cover it with a cough. “I thought that would be the end of ’im but he worked it out with yer grandfather to instruct ye in town. Funny, my spice didn’t bother the rest of ye.”

She bent down in front of Gareth, attempting to make eye contact. “There are lots of children in this section of town. Ye might try making friends with ’em.”

Gareth turned away and clenched his jaw. Children never wanted to make friends with him. The chair made them uncomfortable. And what did he care anyway? He attempted to give her as stern a look as his grandfather would. “I know the way from here, and I won’t be late. You can go on to market, now.”

The breeze picked up and blew wisps of red hair into the woman’s round face. She smiled. Was she making fun of him? “Oh, it’s such a pretty day. This fresh air will do ye good, for certain.”

Gareth scowled.

She patted her hands on her knees and stood straight again. “Well then, I’ll leave ye to it. I’ve got to run off to the baker’s. Be sure to get to Mr. Strong’s in a timely manner. Though I think yer old governess was doing a fine job. Not sure why ye need Mr. Strong. But I guess it’s none of my concern.”

She was a servant, in uniform, and he was a future lord. Following his instruction was her duty. She and her husband, Thompton had been employed by his grandfather only six months. They might find themselves out of work and heading back to Scotland, if she kept voicing that sort of opinion.

No, Gareth could never really get them fired. But he’d make her think he would. He shook his head in the same disapproving manner he’d seen his grandfather use.

The sunlight played in the golden highlights of the woman’s ruby hair. Although her green eyes twinkled, she continued to voice her cutting opinion. She placed one hand on his shoulder. “It’s not being stuck in this chair that keeps ye lonely. It’s yer surly attitude.”

Gareth couldn’t help but let his face scrunch a little. He crossed his arms and turned his face from her.

Her accent was thick and melodic, familiar in a way. His mother had been Scottish though he hardly remembered her. Still, Gareth kept his pout in place. The truth was, he didn’t know how to relate to others. Even people who could feel at ease talking to perfect strangers stammered or spoke quickly to him and walked away. The wheelchair did more than keep him from playing.

She straightened the collar of his waistcoat. “Look, there’s a little girl coming now. She looks to be about Tabitha’s age. Maybe a wee bit older.”

He did glance then, but just under his lashes, not to give the impression that he cared. Easier to act like he didn’t care than to show he truly did. He refused to give anyone more reason to feel sorry for him. No one pities an angry person.

He missed Tabitha…Tabitha Fitzgerald, Lord Gerald Smyth’s bastard daughter. But ward was her polite title. At five years old, she was the only person he allowed to get close. Maybe it was the way she climbed up in his lap, never caring about the wheelchair. She didn’t see it when she looked at him, she only saw Gareth.

He never spoke to Tabitha about who her parents really were, but she knew. For some reason, servants believed children to be both deaf and dumb, and gossiped openly around them. That’s how Gareth knew the truth about his own mother. He was told she died, but he’d overheard the maids say she had run back home to Scotland and how they didn’t blame her. It’s also how he’d learned the truth of his own father’s death—shot by his mistress’s jealous husband.

“I’m heading off. I’ll be sure to get ye a sweet roll for later.”

Gareth only grunted in response.

When the maid turned away, Gareth allowed himself to watch the little girl play. Her hair was a darker blonde than Tabitha’s and had streaks of amber. She looked to be a bit taller, too, as she ran around in a green day dress and stockings. She pushed a hoop along until she reached the tree. Once there she looked both ways. Her eyes met Gareth’s and, for a moment, he was tempted to turn away to keep her from doing it first. Instead, she smiled broadly and beckoned him closer.

Gareth wheeled his chair to the tree trunk, his curiosity getting the better of him. The girl dropped the hoop on the ground and took hold of the lowest branch. She whispered in an accent he didn’t recognize, “Keep watch for me, and call out if you see anyone coming.”

His chin tucked in and his eyes grew wide. She took it as assent, and nodded, starting her climb. She was spirited like Tabitha. The thought of being able to climb a tree at all pricked at Gareth’s heart. He would never get to climb a tree.

Again he took on the expression of being bored. No one needed to know he was jealous of the girl. Gareth made a habit of never owning his true feelings. It was his protective covering. With his lids half closed, he tried not to watch the girl or keep an eye out for anyone else’s approach. Without his permission, his gaze returned to the girl’s powder white limbs as she climbed higher than most children did.

Soon she was too high up.

Gareth adjusted himself in his seat, his eyes darting around. Instead of keeping lookout, he hoped for some adult to show up and tell the girl to come down.

The girl called down in a harsh whisper. “Look! Watch this.”

She scooted out on a limb, making her way to a bird’s nest. The limb wobbled as she got closer to the end.

He was about to call out a warning to her when it was too late. The branch snapped. The little girl was falling with barely a squeal. All Gareth could think was that he needed to do something. It was then he noticed he was rushing towards her. He wasn’t sure how he was moving his wheelchair and catching her but he did. Her giant brown eyes grew as he held her. Then she looked about and her eyes became wider. He swallowed hard and stared at the ground several feet away.

In a rush, he placed the girl on the grass and flew back to his chair. His heart still pounded in his ears as he sat. He tried to mask his confusion as he masked all other uncomfortable emotions, but it wasn’t working. The girl stared at him, but said nothing as a dark-haired woman rushed toward her.

“Sweeting, are you ok?” The woman swept the girl up into her arms. “I got here as fast as I could. I can’t believe you did that. I thought I told you not to climb that tree.”

She put the girl back down and looked her over, grabbing her head and looking for a sign of injury. “Aren’t you hurt at all? I saw you falling from the window upstairs.”

The girl shook her head too quickly, like she was still in shock.

“Come on back to the house,” the pinch-faced woman snapped, ushering the little girl away.

The girl yanked her hand free of the woman’s grasp and rushed back to Gareth. She placed an object in his hand and kissed his cheek.

“You were amazing,” she whispered and turned back to the woman who called out her name.

Gareth’s cheeks burned. What did the woman say the girl’s name was? He didn’t hear with the blood rushing to his ear drums. Jessie? Jenny?

The woman scolded the girl as she returned to her. “What did you do? Where are your manners? You don’t talk to cripples. Best to act like you don’t see them at all.”

The words struck Gareth like a bucket of cold water. But he let it slide off him as he thought about the fact that he had flown. He watched after the girl as her dark eyes stared back. His mind was muddled at what had happened. The muscles in his face hardened and he glared at the woman’s back as they retreated.

Shaking his head, he remembered he was supposed to be heading to Mr. Strong’s house. He pushed on the wheels of his chair down the road again. He’d forgotten he was holding something, and nearly dropped it. The small, pale blue-green stone had a few dark wrinkles, but almost looked like a robin’s egg. He put it to his nose. Flowers. It smelled just like the girl.

Gareth was so caught up in staring at how tiny the stone was in his palm, he’d forgotten all about Mr. Strong until the man called, “Master Tristan, what are you doing out here? You were to report to my house a quarter of an hour ago.”

“I prefer Gareth.” He narrowed his eyes at the pale, feeble man.

Mr. Strong ran a hand through his thin blond hair and smiled, his lips forming a thin line. “Yes, of course.”

Mr. Strong placed himself behind Gareth’s chair and pushed down the lane. “I have an excellent plan for your studies today. I see you’ve brought no supplies from your home, but no matter, I have plenty of paper and pens to practice your lettering…”

Gareth rolled his eyes, knowing Mr. Strong couldn’t see. The man’s cheerful babble continued as he pushed them towards the house past the inn. The stone rolled between Gareth’s fingers, and he remembered the feeling of the girl’s lips on his cheek.

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SPOTLIGHT AND REVIEW~ JENNIFER HAYMORE, THE ROGUE’S PROPOSAL….

THE ROGUE’S PROPOSAL

The Rogue’s Proposal
THE HOUSE OF TRENT, BOOK 2
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Lukas Hawkins, the second son of the troubled House of Trent, is on a mission: find his missing mother and her alleged kidnapper, a brute named Roger Morton. If bringing the villain to justice means breaking a few laws, then so be it. But when he encounters a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and a body made for sin, Luke suddenly finds his task-and his heart-in peril.

Emma Curtis knows of Lord Lukas’s rakish reputation-and hopes to use it to her advantage. While most men of honor would never travel alone with an unmarried woman, Luke is quite willing to take Emma on the road . . . and into his bed. As their journey carries them to unexpected places, Luke and Emma indulge their every passion and share their most private fantasies. But just when their deepest desires are finally within reach, a secret is revealed that threatens to end their love forever .

 

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A bit about the author….

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and a master’s degree in Education from UCLA. Before she became a full-time writer she held various jobs from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to playing bit roles in soap
operas.
You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.
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MY THOUGHTS:

THE ROGUE’S PROPOSAL by Jennifer Haymore is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. “House of Trent” book 2, but can be read as a stand alone. See, ” The Duchess Hunt”. Each time you read a Jennifer Haymore story you will be swept away with her engaging characters and her intriguing storylines. In this story the second son of the House of Trent, Lukas Hawkins is on a mission to find his missing mother and her supposed kidnapper, Roger Morton. But what he finds is a mysterious angel,Emma Curtis,oh and what a surprise he finds, for she not only has the face of an angel, a body for sin but a few secrets of her own. Their passion particularly flies off the pages, as their attraction grows. Together, Emma and Lukas find not only passion,fulfill their private fantasies, but love. But can their love survive secrets, and peril? You must read this “The Rogue’s Proposal” for they are bound by desire and set free by love. Filled with secrets, past regrets, passion, danger, intrigue,and love. While, the House of Trent has many, many secrets, the siblings of the House of Trent have secrets of their own. A must read story. I can hardly wait to read the next installment of the “House of Trent” for each sibling has their own issues. Once again, Ms. Haymore has written a series that is sure to capture your heart and will linger in your soul long after you read the last page. Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley.

RATING: 4.5

HEAT RATING: Mild

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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LOST IN A ROYAL KISS~ VANESSA KELLY….RELEASE DAY!! with Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS, VANESSA!!

RELEASE DAY OF:

The Renegade Royals, 0.5
Kensington Books
November 26, 2013
ISBN: 9781420131307

ALL IT TAKES IS ONE KISS…

In this thrilling introduction to her Renegade Royals series, Vanessa Kelly transports readers to the court of King George III—where a London street urchin unwittingly plays Cupid, ushering in a new era—and ultimately a new kind of royal…

With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires—much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate…

Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet’s interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her—or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy’s future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?…

Add to your Goodreads shelf: Lost in a Royal Kiss.

 

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A bit about the author:

Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her sensual, Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her third book, My Favorite Countess, was nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Regency Historical Romance.

Vanessa’s next series, The Renegade Royals, is due to hit the shelves in December with an introductory novella, Lost in a Royal Kiss. Book One in the series, Secrets For Seducing a Royal Bodyguard, will release in January, 2014.

Vanessa spends most of the year in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband, but she’s lucky enough to spend some of the winter near lovely Amelia Island, Florida. When she’s not dreaming of plots for her next Regency historical novel, she’s writing USA Today Bestselling contemporary romance with her husband under the pen name of V.K. Sykes.

You can find Vanessa at www.vanessakellyauthor.com or at www.vksykes.com. She’s also a member of Rock*It Reads, a group of bestselling traditional authors like Pamela Clare, Elisabeth Naughton, and Erin Kellison, who are also self-publishing. You can find the Rock*It Reads authors at www.rockitreads.com.

Don’t forget to visit her website for more exciting news: http://www.vanessakellyauthor.com/

And join Vanessa on facebook, Twitter, or her blog for daily updates and news about her books!

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~COMING SOON~

My Thoughts coming soon on this title on our sister site, MyBookAddictionReviews so be sure to check back later.

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Please send Vanessa your congratulations on her latest release, LOST IN A ROYAL KISS!!

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the site)

As a special Release Day event, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win a digital (Amazon) copy of “Lost in Royal Kiss” by Vanessa Kelly. This will be a digital copy gifted from Amazon. For this event, YOU MUST, however, help promote this title. The more you promote the more chances to win. So go forth and promote than come back here and let us know where you promoted this title.

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SPOTLIGHT AND REVIEW~ CARIDAD PINEIRO, BORN TO LOVE….

*From the author’s website*

BORN TO LOVE
by Caridad Pineiro
November 2013
Entangled Ignite
ISBN 9781622663705

Fated to survive…

FBI agent David Harris’s life nearly came to an end during a botched raid. Though he survived, his body and spirit were broken by the perilous underworld he believes his estranged partner, Diana Reyes, has embraced with her Vampire husband. Now, left to a life in a wheelchair, David is angry, distrustful, and withdrawn…

Meant to love…

Seeing her former lover, David, again rekindles feelings long forgotten for Maggie Gonzalez. But she’s been thrown into a terrifying future as a werewolf, threatening to destroy what they might have again.

Destined to die…

Diana Reyes has lived on the edge since her blood contamination by Vampire Ryder Latimer. Her unexpected pregnancy is putting a huge strain on her body, but she’ll do anything to help right the wrongs of the past and help her former partner find happiness…even if it’s in the arms of a werewolf.

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A bit about the author…..
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA® Finalist Caridad Pineiro wrote her first novel in the fifth grade when her teacher assigned a project – to write a book for a class lending library. Bitten by the writing bug, Caridad continued with her passion for the written word and in 1999, Caridad’s first novel was released. Over a decade later, Caridad is the author of nearly forty published novels and novellas. When not writing, Caridad is an attorney, wife, and mother to an aspiring writer and fashionista.
For more information, please visit www.caridad.com.
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MY THOUGHTS:

BORN TO SERVE by Caridad Pineiro is another exciting Paranormal Romance/Romantic Supense. “The Reborn series” #3, “The Calling” #11,but can be read as a stand alone. “Born to Serve” follows FBI agent David Harris, his former lover Maggie Gonzalez and Diana Reyes as they come to term with deception, secrets, danger, and righting past wrongs. With vampires, werewolves, and passion how can you go wrong with one of Ms. Pineiro’s stories. She writes with passion and a true sense of right and wrong, oh, and yes she absolutely knows her romance, be it paranormal or suspense, she brings them together in a powerful story of love,sacrifice, and suspense. Another must read by this author. Emotional, intriguing and suspenseful! Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author.

RATING: 4.5

HEAT RATING: HOT

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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THE CHRISTMAS TOWN~ ELYSE DOUGLAS~ GIVEAWAY & REVIEW and TIME TRAVELING WITH THAT CHRISTMAS MAN, GUEST POST…..

~THE CHRISTMAS TOWN~

TIME TRAVEL AND ROMANCE

ELYSE DOUGLAS

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!

The Christmas Town

Time Traveling with That Christmas Man

by Elyse Douglas

For most of us, the words Christmas and romance evoke feelings of joy, fond childhood memories and the exciting possibility that something wonderful could happen just around the next bell-ringing, corner Santa Claus. 

As a child in a French-Canadian family, my imaginative and romantic nature was drawn to the romance and mystery of the first Christmas.  I wanted to be transported back in time to experience that glorious first night where shepherds, angels, wise men and a bright star changed the mythology, religion and the world forever.  I imagined myself hovering in the heavens with the angels, meeting a cute shepherd boy and roaming the dark hills under cold, glistening stars, and riding a camel with a bearded wise man.

After I read Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, I decided to write my first Christmas story.  It was entitled The Man From Christmas.  I was living in Atlanta at the time and was surrounded by stories about the American Civil War.  My story was about a handsome Rebel Cavalry officer who came galloping into our backyard one snowy Christmas Eve (although it never snowed in Atlanta).  When I burst out the back door, nightgown billowing, hair blowing, eyes glowing, he charged toward me with saber drawn, exclaiming.  “There she is!  The girl of my dreams!”  He swung me up onto his horse and we rode off to 1863, where love and adventure knew no bounds or reason, except for the problem of how I was going to get back home to my time, since my beloved officer was killed heroically in battle.  No problem.  I met another man, an alchemist, who swept me off to 18th century France.  He was a dark, brooding prince, cunningly skillful at unhooking my diamond necklace and my inhibitions.  

I re-read the story recently and cringed, quickly slipping the over-heated thing back into the coffee-stained manila envelope, and hiding it in the back closet, next to my husband’s can of WD-40. 

 

As I grew older, it was the Christmas music, the midnight mass on Christmas Eve and the traditions of gift-giving and candlelight carol-singing that uplifted me, and sent my overworked imagination into a delicious Christmas-pudding frenzy.  I transported myself back to the “olden days” of one-horse open sleigh rides, gas lights and snowy kisses with Charles Heath (my second imagined Christmas man) who escorted me to his imposing and massive Victorian house, where he proposed marriage under the mistletoe, next to a gleaming fireplace.  Did I want to marry him?  He was handsome and rich, yes, but, he was also… well, a little too nice.  I had my eyes set on Austen Landis, the town rascal.

But I was hooked on the genre.  Time, travel, and romance: three beguiling words, alive with so many alluring possibilities.  Each word fires up even the driest of imaginations.  Each word promises the glamour of adventure and romance, and I can never resist reading them and writing them.

Elyse Douglas’ newest novel, The Christmas Town, is a light and breezy Time Travel Romance about two successful modern women who get lost in a snowstorm, cross a covered bridge and wind up back in 1943, in a small Vermont town.  They meet two soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war.  They fall in love and struggle to return to their own time, caught between new love and their wish to return home.  A Christmas miracle changes them all forever. 

Whether you prefer the steamy Time Travel Romances or the cleaner, lighter style, Time Travel Romances allow you to escape for a time into an almost mystical world of hope, adventure and romance.  A friend recently said “These novels make me feel bigger than my little house and small town.  I can travel to distant places and be a beautiful adored woman, for at least a little while.”   

By the way, The Man From Christmas has reappeared in my closet, crooking his finger at me, beckoning.  There is a strange eerie light shimmering around him, suggesting a time travel journey?  Shall I be petulant, remote and coy?  Shall I go with him?  Christmas is just around the corner.

Copyright © 2013 Elyse Douglas

 What a wonderful guest post, Elyse. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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Meet the author…..

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team of Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse’s mother was a painter and her father a textile consultant. Elyse began writing poems and short stories at an early age, and graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in English Literature. Douglas grew up in a family of musicians, astrologers and avid readers. His great grandfather lived to be a 134 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1922.

Some of Elyse Douglas’ novels include: “The Astrologer’s Daughter,” “Wanting Rita,” “The Christmas Diary” and “The Christmas Town.” They live in New York City.

 

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Website: www.elysedouglas.com

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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492852805
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492852803

*Amazon*

October 5, 2013

Traveling home for Christmas, two young women in their 20s are forced to drive together during a snowstorm, and they get lost. They cross a covered bridge and, suddenly, they enter the past, finding themselves in a small picturesque Vermont town in 1943. They meet two handsome soldiers, who are about to be sent off to war, and they fall in love with them, while also struggling to find a way to return home to their own time.

With the soldiers’ help, on Christmas Eve, the two women finally have one chance to return to their own time, but they are caught between their love for the soldiers, and their desire to return to the present. At the last moment, they must make the difficult decision and, because it is Christmas, a miracle happens.

Watch the book trailer: http://youtu.be/DOJFUUGrmAU

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Barnes & Nobles:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-christmas-town-elyse-douglas/1117109987?ean=2940148666417

And other fine retailers!

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher and/or publicist)

Thanks to Kelsey, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a digital copy (Kindle only) of “The Christmas Town”. Giveaway will run from November 24,2013 until December 1, 2013.

*Remember this giveaway is for a Kindle version only*

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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My Thoughts:

The Christmas Town is an interesting Time Travel/ Romance. It will make you laugh, smile, and cry as you join four people,Jackie,Megan, Danny and Jeff, on a journey of a Christmas miracle. From present day to 1943,caught between wanting to go home,the present and their love for each other. Two women, Megan and Jackie meet two soldiers, Danny and Jeff and find themselves caught between the present and the past,the desire to go back to the present and their love of two soldiers. Because its Christmas,of course, a miracle may just happen. If you enjoy Christmas spirit,the past,adventure, and romance than “The Christmas Town” is definitely up your alley. Be warned, you will find yourself turning pages, as you read this story of love and romance. A perfect Christmas story! If you do not particular care for Time Travel stories, please do not let this stop you, you will not be disappointed. You will be taken back in time,though. Well written with an interesting storyline, intriguing characters who are engaging,humorous at times and who will steal your heart. If you enjoy Christmas stories with a twist than you will enjoy “The Christmas Town”.  A sweet Christmas romance. A recommended Christmas time read! Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or publicist.

RATING: 4.5

HEAT RATING: SWEET

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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THE RECKLESS ENGINEER~ JAC WRIGHT, SPOTLIGHT WITH GIVEAWAY!

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT WITH GIVEAWAY…..

JAC WRIGHT

(Author,Poet, & Electronic Engineer)

~THE RECKLESS ENGINEER~

[Murder/Mystery]

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*Amazon*

November 3, 2013

Can you forgive betrayal?

The aftershocks of an affair reverberate out to those in the lives of the lovers, who will NOT take it lying down.

Jack Connor lives an idyllic life by the Portsmouth seaside married to Caitlin McAllen, a stunning billionaire heiress, and working at his two jobs as the Head of Radar Engineering of Marine Electronics and as the Director of Engineering of McAllen BlackGold, his powerful father-in-law’s extreme engineering company in oil & gas. He loves his two sons from his first marriage and is amicably divorced from his beautiful first wife, Marianne Connor. Their delicately balanced lives are shattered when the alluring Michelle Williams, with whom Jack is having a secret affair, is found dead and Jack is arrested on suspicion for the murder.
Jeremy Stone brings in a top London defence attorney, Harry Stavers, to handle his best friend’s defence.
Who is the bald man with the tattoo of a skull seen entering the victim’s house? Who is the “KC” that Caitlin makes secret calls to from a disposable mobile? Has the powerful Douglas McAllen already killed his daughter’s first partner, and is he capable of killing again? Is Caitlin’s brother’s power struggle with Jack for the control of McAllen Industries so intense that he is prepared to kill and frame him? Is the divorce from his first wife as amicable on her part as they believe it to be? Are his sons prepared to kill for their vast inheritance? Who are the ghosts from Caitlin’s past haunting the marriage? What is the involvement of Jack’s manager at Marine Electronics?While Jack is charged and his murder trial proceeds in the Crown Court under barrister Harry Stavers’ expert care, Jeremy runs a race against time to find the real killer and save his friend’s life, if he is in fact innocent, in a tense tale of love, friendship, power, and ambition.

 

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A bit about the author….*From Amazon*

Jac Wright is a poet published in literary magazines, a published author, and an electronics engineer educated at Stanford, University College London, and Cambridge who lives and works in England. Jac studied English literature from the early age of three, developing an intense love for poetry, drama, and writing in Trinity College Speech & Drama classes taken afternoons and Saturdays for fourteen years, and in subsequent creative writing classes taken during the university years. A published poet, Jac’s first passion was for literary fiction and poetry writing as well as for the dramatic arts. You will find these influences in the poetic imagery and prose, the dramatic scene setting, and the deep character creation.

These passions – for poetry, drama, literary fiction, and electronic engineering – have all been lovingly combined to create the first book in the literary suspense series, The Reckless Engineer. There are millions of professionals in high tech corporate environments who work in thousands of cities in the US, the UK, and the world such as engineers, technicians, technical managers, investment bankers, and corporate lawyers. High drama, power struggles, and human interest stories play out in the arena every day. Yet there are hardly any books that tell their stories; there are not many books that they can identify with. Jac feels compelled to tell their stories in The Reckless Engineer series.
Jac also writes the literary short fiction series, Summerset Tales, in which he explores characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances in the semi-fictional region of contemporary England called Summerset, partly the region that Thomas Hardy called Wessex. Some of the tales have an added element of suspense similar to Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected. The collection is published as individual tales in the tradition of Charles Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers and Thomas Hardy’s Wessex Tales. The first tale, The Closet, accompanies the author’s first full-length literary suspense title, The Reckless Engineer.

 

 

 

 

Twitter:      @JacWrightBooks

 

 

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~
(Sponsored by the author)
Jac Wright author, mystery, suspense, crime fictionThe author will be giving away the following to 1 lucky commenter. A digital copy!
* A prelude to the The Reckless Engineer,which has already got many 5*/4* reviews on Amazon. The Closet *
Giveaway will run from November 22,2013 until November 29,2013.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
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TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT~ TORI NIGHTHAWK,14 Year Old Anti-Bullying Author-Don’t Judge a Bird by its Feathers….

DON’T JUDGE A BIRD BY ITS FEATHERS

14 Year Old Anti-Bullying Author

TORI NIGHTHAWK

  • Hardcover: 60 pages
  • Publisher: Anne Stone Publishing; First Edition edition (May 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985881194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985881191

Luminous was the most popular bird of paradise in the New Guinea rainforest. She had beautiful feathers and everyone admired her. Phoenix had loved her since they were chicks, but with his drab feathers and awkward dancing, he thought he didn’t stand a chance. Phoenix didn’t let that stop him. He cleverly tried new things, listened to advice from others and in the end, he proved that there was a lot more to him than met the eye.

Buy Links:

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Dont-judge-Bird-its-feathers/dp/0985881194/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1385041373&sr=8-2-fkmr2&keywords=Don%E2%80%99t+Judge+a+Bird+by+its+Feathers+tort+nighthawk

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About the author:

Tori Nighthawk is a rare, gifted artist capable of creating detailed imagery from memory as well as from references. Although she enjoys drawing many kinds of animals, she has always held a soft spot for birds, and has created countless illustrations and paintings of these beautiful creatures
of flight.

Tori has traveled extensively. She was chosen to travel with People to People as a Student Ambassador to Australia as well as several European countries. One of Tori’s favorite family trips was to the Galapagos Islands because the animals there are unafraid of humans; allowing her to study their interactions at close proximity. Observing people and wildlife greatly inspired her newly released book “Don’t Judge a Bird by It’s Feathers.”

Tori Nighthawk wrote and illustrated “Don’t Judge a Bird by its Feathers” at the age of 13. While developing her first book, Tori was introduced to the art of graphic design, which has become her newest creative passion. Through her book, Tori hopes to teach young children to be kind to each other, and to overlook superficial differences; to encourage kids of all ages to resist peer pressure, and be true to themselves; and to inspire everyone to continually strive to reach their dreams.

Tori just turned 15, and will be entering 10th grade this fall. When she isn’t traveling the world, Tori lives in Southern California with her parents, her younger brother, and a variety of family pets.

Website: www.ToriNighthawk.com

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Please spread the word and check out this title!

Bullying is an issue in today’s society….online,school,the work place, as well as other areas ! *My opinion only and does not necessary represent the site”s*

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