BABY’S FIRST BOOK BLOCKS~ DAN STILES

On sale June 17, 2014!

Baby’s First Book Blocks

By Dan Stiles

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  • Board book: 22 pages
  • Publisher: POW!; Box Brdbk edition (June 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576876845
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576876848

 

Book Blocks are chunky little board books that are shaped like blocks, the perfect first books for babies! Featuring high-contrast colors, eye-catching shapes, and colorful patterns (incorporating the latest scientific research about vision development), these mini books are designed to entice infants to focus and develop their visual acuity.

 Four little block-shaped mini books, each measuring 2-3/8 x 2-3/8 inches, comprise this adorable set:

Book 1: Black and White–simple but interesting shapes moving into more complex shapes and patterns

Book 2: Red, Blue, and Yellow–introduces primary colors and slightly more complex shapes, moving into real patterns with multiple colors

Book 3: Color and Pattern–secondary colors and more complex patterns

Book 4: Visual Excitement–subtle shades and complicated patterns

Simply sit with your baby a few minutes each day and turn the pages, encouraging baby to focus on each page. As your baby develops, you will be able to hand the book blocks back and forth, and soon your baby will be able to grasp the book blocks and explore for her or himself.

• The set of 4 books is presented in a slim box, 9-1/2 x 2-3/8 x 2, with an acetate window that reveals the book blocks inside.

• Studies show that during the first year of life, babies’ visual skills develop dramatically. While a month-old infant will prefer sharply defined, black and white edges and patterns, by 4 months of age, most babies can distinguish even subtle shades and respond to repeating patterns.

• These little books provide a great opportunity for parents and caregivers to interact with baby. Just a few minutes a day of looking at and tracking shapes and colors helps babies to develop good visual acuity.

• Designed by Dan Stiles, who is known for his appealing use of color and pattern, these bloox make a great toy that will continue to be fun to play with long after babies have learned to see as well as adults.

Toys / Books / Visual Tools / Ages 0-3
Box Set, 9.5 x 2 inches, 22 pages
ISBN: 978-1-57687-684-8, $14.95 US/CAN

From Baby’s First Book Blocks by Dan Stiles, published by POW!

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About the author…
Dan Stiles is the author of the hilarious boardbook Put On Your Shoes! (POW! 2013) Dan combines illustration and design in his award-winning visual work. Over the past 15 years, Dan has collaborated with everyone from indie bands to major corporations in creating identities, custom packaging, and limited edition collectable art and merchandise. Dan is perhaps best known for his poster art, having worked with artists across multiple genres including Death Cab for Cutie, Sonic Youth, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Hot Chip, Sigur Ros, Ted Leo, TV on The Radio, Dizze Rascal, Wilco, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and countless others. Dan lives with his wife and daughters in Portland, Oregon.


Baby’s First  Book Blocks by Dan Stiles, published by POW!
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THAT GODDESS STUCK IT WHERE~CURSE OF THE PHOENIX~ RACHEL FIRASEK~ with giveaway

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That Goddess Stuck It Where?
I have a confession.

Hello, my name is Rachel and I’m a paranormal junkie.
Oh, you too? I’m so glad I’m not alone.
Lately, I’ve felt off. Out of focus. Nothing seems to be coming together right. And it wasn’t until the previews for True Blood on HBO that I finally realized why! I haven’t read or absorbed a really good paranormal romance in a long time. There is nothing like slipping into a world that may be similar to ours, but so vastly different also that you can let go of reality and just float.
If you want to hook me for life as a reader, make me float. I want to glide though pages of hot alpha wolves or arrogant vamps with an attitude. I want to sweat through spine chilling pages of a sexy alien thriller or glide through a sweet mermaid song. Do you know what I mean? If you’re a true Para junkie, you do.
The blog topic today, is supposed to be about why Paranormal is so popular among readers. I’d like for you to help me out with this. I know why I love it. Here are a few reasons:
1. When work has me so frazzled that I’m Jonesing for a tall bottle of Tequila and a cigarette (I don’t smoke) I grab a good vamp book, and an hour later things don’t seem as bad in my life.
2. It’s just damn sexy to bite. To be bitten. Even if it’s not to hurt. And most para creatures use a little bit of pain in their mating habits. 
3. The economy, the government, the day-to-day grind just doesn’t seem like such a bad thing compared to two-horned demons and zombies chasing you to the end of time.
4. To escape.
5. Because dark is oohhhh so good.

Are you getting the picture? So… please help me out. I need to know why you think Paranormal Romance is still so damn sexy! Oh, and while you’re at it, please give a big hello to my host.


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Author: Rachel Firasek

Book One: The Last Rising
After paying two millennia’s penance to Osiris, world-weary Phoenix Ice has had enough. Saving souls without any hope for her own redemption isn’t how she imagined spending eternity. Fed up, she decides her next death will be her last. But when she sacrifices her own life for a sexy Texan in a catastrophic plane crash, she has no idea the consequences will be so great…or that she’ll end up back in his life for her next assignment.
Now that Turner Alcott has survived the worst, finding a wife and mother for his son matters more than ever before. When the mysterious Ice comes into his life, Turner knows she’s the one—but love is the last thing Ice wants. If he wants to win her heart, Turner must teach Ice how to forgive herself, and prove that love is the ultimate sacrifice.
Book Two: The Last Awakening
For three hundred years, Arabella’s life has been one meaningless death after another. In a cruel twist of fate, Osiris gifts the phoenix her mortality and long-gone voodoo magic with a warning that she must save her next soul within a week without using magic, or she’ll lose her power forever.
Ex-soldier Greyson Meadows desperately wants to be freed from the nightmares and guilt that haunt him. Confronted by a waif of a woman who forces him to face the truth about his past, he runs fast and hard, fighting the need to prove himself worthy despite his perceived failures.
When Ari becomes the target of her own magical blunder, the weak will find strength and the strong will fall. One will have to give up everything so the other can have peace, but will love’s magic withstand the loss?
Book Three: The Last Beginning
Though she’s always hated being a phoenix, Sadie has to admit immortality has its advantages. She’s seen and done more in the last 150 years than she’d ever dreamed of, but she can’t get past the fact that Osiris has done nothing but manipulate her and her fellow phoenixes.
Or that, when her last incarnation as a phoenix comes to a fiery end, the fire slowly begins to consume her body.
Sun god Osiris is ashamed of his role as ruler of the Underworld, but he unless he can figure out how to save Sadie, that’s exactly where she’s going to end up. Permanently. Terrified he’s going to lose her, he takes her on a hunt for The Book of the Dead, which is the only way he knows he can save her—even if it means she’ll hate him forever.

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Author Bio: Rachel Firasek spends her days daydreaming of stories and her nights putting the ideas to ink. She has spent a dull life following the rules, meeting deadlines, and toeing the line, but in her made up worlds, she can let the wild side loose. Her wonderful husband and three children support her love of the written word and only ask for the occasional American Idol or Swamp People quality hour. She has a philosophy about love. It must devastate or it isn’t truly worth loving. She hopes that you all find your devastating love and cling to it with all your heart. After all, romance on the edge is better!

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HOW TO GET YOUR CREATIVE JUICES FLOWING~

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Welcome, Heather!

How to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Thanks so much for having me here today on My Book Addiction and More!

<What an honor to have you with us and our readers today>

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I’m thrilled to announce the release of CRIMSON HEART, my third full-length novel in the Highland Hearts series. The entire series takes place in 16th century Tudor Britain, from Highland castles to Henry VIII’s court and then on to the Scottish court in Edinburgh. There are sexy Highland warriors, raucous yet honorable pirates, fascinating royals, and magical healers – oh my!

So how does a mom of three, living in an east-coast-US suburb create page after page of authentic 16th century characters, dialogue, and plot turns? What gets my creative juices flowing when the 21st century completely envelops me? Years of training : ) Here are a few tricks I’ve learned.
1. Sight – I’m a very visual writer. I like to see my characters (basic features & strong emotions) and settings (authentic historical details). So I create collages for my books. I take a day toward the beginning of each new project to cut out pictures of landscapes, people and objects that mean something to my story. I paste them on an open manila folder, poster board or even in a blank book to give me something to glance at while writing.

I also surround my desk with objects that are meaningful to the book. I have a wolf calendar to remind me of Cheò, my hero’s wolf. I have a Scottish long sword mounted over the door to my office and lots of dragonflies (there’s always a dragonfly somewhere in each book).

Collage for Crimson Heart (2)2. Sound – I create a sound track for my stories and wear ear buds on days when my kids are home or when I must write while sitting through hockey or soccer practice.

3. Taste – My muse likes chai lattes with extra cinnamon (hot, not iced). A cup of tea literally get my creative juices flowing. I find it very hard to start writing without the taste on my tongue. Yes, I am like Pavlov’s slobbering dog : )

4. Smell – If I’m struggling with a scene, I’ll light a candle to block the 21st century odors around me. My muse must ignore guinea pig smells (Mr. Squiggles shares my writing room), stink from hockey pads that my son forgets to hang outside, dinner cooking, my daughter’s One Direction perfume, etc. Plus a flickering flame reminds me of magic.

5. Touch – When I’m writing a love scene, I get naked and roll around on the faux fur cover on my bed. ; ) LOL! Now wouldn’t the kids be horrified! No, I don’t do that, well not yet, but maybe I should try that when the kids start school again. My fabulous Highland husband happens to work at home too (wink, wink, say no more).Heather & her Highland Husband (2)

I have been known to sit on my faux fur blanket while writing at my desk (fully clothed). I also have a replica Scottish dirk to hold for inspiration.

The rest of my creativity comes from within. I daydream a lot, and most of the scenarios filling my head are much more interesting than real life around me. So it’s fairly easy for me to block out the 21st century for a while. In fact, when I’m sick or stressed, I like to write because it pulls me away from my pains into a world of adventure, romance and beauty. My tension leaves me and I revel with my characters. I’m never bored and my work usually makes me sigh with contentment. I love being a writer!

Thanks so much for having me here today!

Thank you, Heather, for stopping by today and for your fascinating creative juices!!

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For more information about me, CRIMSON HEART, and the rest of the Highland Hearts series, please check out my web site at www.HeatherMcCollum.com. I can also be found here:
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Crimson-Heart-500Book Title: CRIMSON HEART

Author: Heather McCollum

Book Synopsis: Elena has spent her entire life hiding her family name while walking the thin line between lady and servant in a Protestant household. She has kept the secret of her lineage for years, but with a new, fiercely Catholic queen on the throne, Elena’s Protestant caretaker is being targeted. And when Bloody Mary discovers Elena’s true identity, she must flee to Scotland to save her life.

Highland warrior, Searc Munro, has secrets of his own. In a family of healers, his dark, killing magic must never be known. When his father’s life is threatened, Searc unleashes his lethal power to save him. With his clan’s suspicious glances and whispers plaguing him, he sets off alone, only to find another use for his magic in saving a beautiful lass being attacked in the forest.

Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc head toward Edinburg to find refuge. Yet, with a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotland’s regent, suspicion turns to Searc. As word of another British heir reaches the country, the two must learn to trust each other before it’s too late.

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Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists.

 

The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination every time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond.

 

When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

For more information about Ms. McCollum, please visitwww.HeatherMcCollum.com. WebsiteBlog Twitter Facebook Goodreads Newsletter

 


 

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RACHEL BLAUFELD~ ELECTRIFIED, BRAND NEW ELECTRIC TUNNEL SERIES!

Get Electrified with Rachel Blaufeld and the first book in her brand new Electric Tunnel series!

 

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Title: Electrified (The Electric Tunnel Series #1)

Author: Rachel Blaufeld

Release date: April 29th, 2014

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About Electrified (The Electric Tunnel Series #1):

Electrified CoverEveryone knows her as Sienna Flower.

Her curves and long lashes tease and taunt from her very own billboard where the desert meets the Las Vegas Strip. She’s the hottest stripper in town, known for her sultry and indecent moves coupled with her virginal eyes.
She’s a heady and unique combination, and a mystery to all who come to see her.
Sienna captivates crowds nightly at the Electric Tunnel, leaving them wanting to know more about the sensual enigma. But no one ever sees beyond the heavily guarded stripper onstage. She is Sienna Flower 24/7.
No one other than her closest friend and boss, Asher Peterson, who helped turn a young and frightened girl into who Sienna is today. Together they created the sexual illusion known as Sienna Flower. They will go to any lengths to protect her image, which is why Sienna is convinced she must remain unattached and alone.
Like everyone else in Vegas, Sienna is hiding something and playing a role. A good girl in her former life, she was raised to be obedient and accepting of her fate, but there are some circumstances no one should be expected to accept. She escaped to a world light years away from the one she was subjected to…the Electric Tunnel.
Now she can never be anything other than Sienna Flower. Not only would she be hurt, but everyone around her would suffer the consequences.
That is, until she meets private detective Carson Graham, the dark and mysterious ex-FBI agent who watches her dance every weekend. With his dark hair and chocolate-brown eyes, Carson begins to heat Sienna’s heart and body, melting away the layers and secrets. Sienna doesn’t want to get attached to Carson, but when another man surfaces and starts hunting her down, bringing out the scars of her old life, she can’t help but seek comfort in Carson’s protection.
With everyone trading on the secrets of her past, Sienna finds herself caught in an awful web of lies. Her ultimate fear is hurting her friends at the Tunnel, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Namely, Carson. Is he good? Or bad? Does she have the luxury of finding out?

Available for purchase:

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About Rachel Blaufeld:

Rachel BlaufeldRachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation.

Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously.
Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues.

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SPOTLIGHT~ DREAMS WITHIN DREAMS~ CATE PARKE

 

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DREAMS WITHIN DREAMS

CATE PARKE

Genre: Historical Romance (Colonial/Georgian)

Series: Richard Berkeley’s Bride #2

 

 

  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Turquoise Morning Press (May 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KHECBW4

 

Book Description(Amazon)

May 21, 2014
Dreams of OakhurstWar looms—which side will he choose? If he makes the wrong choice, will it rip their love asunder?As war looms on the near horizon, can Richard adhere to his firmly held principles…or must he choose those of Alexandra’s English family to preserve their marriage’s bliss?

Courage, Alexandra’s special gift…is also her curse. Lord Thomas Graham will stop at nothing to ruin the Campbells, Richard and Alexandra included. He’s struck at her beloved husband once…twice…three times. How long before his malignant influence knocks at Oakhurst’s great front door? It will not. Not if she can thwart it.

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You can buy Dreams Within Dreams at:
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About the author…

As a member of Romance Writers of America, I’m also a member of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Celtic Rose Writers, and Celtic Writers’ Circle. I’m a writer of historical romance. I’ve been an avid reader all my life and began writing seriously over eight years ago. In my day job, I am a registered nurse. It has been my privilege to practice Pediatric nursing during my entire career. As the wife of a retired U.S. Navy Officer, I’ve lived and travelled with him for the twenty-six years of his career. With him, I’ve visited England, Canada, Mexico and all but four of the United States. Thanks to him, I’ve dipped my toes in every body of water that washes our shores, including the Gulfs of Mexico and California and the Arctic Ocean (br-r) and travelled over, under and on both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. After many journeys across this great nation and back again, I now live, love and write among the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in lovely Northeast Tennessee.

You can find Cate at:

Website: http://www.cateparkeauthor.com

Blog: Tuesday’s Child: http://www.cateparkeauthor.com/tuesdays-child.html

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cateparke

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Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CateParke

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NEW LINK: Coalition Against Drug Abuse…resource guide..


Addiction can take over and ruin lives no matter what the person is addicted to. However, drug and alcohol addiction are two of the most common – drugs only second to smoking. If you’re a parent, having an addiction can have a huge negative impact on your children’s lives; when you’re drunk or high, you’re not fully in control of your actions and your behavior can be incredibly damaging – if not abusive. If you believe you have an addiction, you must get help, if not for yourself, for your children. If you’re unsure, this article describes some of the signs you may be suffering from addiction and how you can seek help.

An important resource that outlines practical advice for children who have one or both parents with addictions.

The guide is on behalf of the Coalition Against Drug Abuse. I believe this to be a very important guide that offers invaluable advice.

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THE SINFUL MAN~ KEITH ROMMEL’S 3RD INSTALLMENT OF THE THANATOLOGY SERIES…

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. Sunbury Press has released Keith Rommel’s 3rd installment of the Thanatology seriesThe Sinful Man

SM_FC no maskAbout the Book:

Headaches. Hunger. Pain.

Leo needs something . . . his stomach growls, but it can wait. That’s not hunger he must feed. He has to get to his next high, but without money he knows he can’t buy what he needs to sate the voice inside telling him to get more, get more.

Voices. Visions. Addiction.

No luck asking his father. His mother is in no position to help. After failing to steal the money he desperately needs, Leo must appeal to his dealer, the dangerous and infamous Saint Nick—despite the inevitable beating he’ll take for showing up empty-handed. Still, anything to keep the voices and flashbacks at bay . . .

Demons. Addiction. Death.

Leo soon learns that everything has a price—not just money for drugs, but that every choice he makes has a repercussion. Suddenly caught between a world where he can see the sins of his past and a new consciousness that he doesn’t fully understand, Leo finds himself not only chasing the dragon, but being chased by demons of a whole different kind. He must learn the finality of being past hope—all while reliving his missed opportunities for second chances—and truly come to understand that he is responsible for his own undoing before he runs out of time. After a lifetime of bad choices, this Sinful Man discovers the consequences to his actions and the mortal responsibility of exercising free will.

What others are saying:

“Downright chilling. Rommel has woven another nightmare that will haunt your days and nights!” — Hunter Shea, author of The Montauk Monster and The Waiting
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“Reading late into the night, this had me wanting more… and dreading it.” — Catherine Jordan, author of
Seeking Samiel
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From the very beginning of
The Sinful Man, Keith Rommel grabs the reader by the throat and catapults him into a world where the reader’s own pounding heart screams that nowhere is safe. –Thomas M. Malafarina, author of Dead Kill – Book 1 – The Ridge of Death

The Sinful Man

Authored by Keith Rommel

List Price: $14.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
176 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620062654
ISBN-10: 1620062658
BISAC: Fiction / Psychological

Also available on Kindle & Nook

For more information, please see:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Sinful-Man-978162006…

The rest of theThanatology Series:

Book 1The Cursed Man — soon to be a major motion picture:

Cursed Man pubThe Cursed Man, by Keith Rommel, tells the story of Alister Kunkle, a patient at Sunnyside Capable Care Mental Institution. Alister has been in seclusion for the last 25 years, having no contact with the staff or the outside world. The reason for this is that anyone who communicates with Alister dies within the day, for he is the Cursed Man and Death takes a professional interest in those unlucky enough to cross his path.

Believing him simply deranged, Dr Anna Lee, an up-and-coming young psychiatrist, has come to cure Alister. She is warned about Alister’s past and is shown evidence of previous encounters made by the skeptical or unbelieving, all of whom died, sometimes horribly. Regardless of the stories, Anna will not be dissuaded and is reluctantly allowed access to Alister. All assume her fate is sealed, but when she returns unharmed the next day, we also start to wonder about the stories.

So begins an enthralling narrative told in the past and the present as Anna attempts to learn why Alister believes he is cursed, while at the same time trying to convince him the events were not real and that in fact he is merely ill and so can be cured. Is Alister truly followed by death or is he simply mentally ill? The Cursed Man is an extremely well-written suspense horror story… I enjoyed it immensely; right up until the very end I was never sure of the outcome… Great story-telling in the tradition of Stephen King… — Booklore

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Cursed-Man-PAPERBACK-9781620063682.htm

Book 2The Lurking Man — a Sunbury Press bestseller:

LM_pubWhat happens after we die? Are we given choices based on how we lived our lives? It’s an age-old question pondered by just about everyone.

Author Keith Rommel dared to explore the answer by creating his newest novel The Lurking Man, a story of dark suspense that unmercifully reveals the life of a self-deluded, neglectful mother who caused irreparable damage to her family and ultimately struggles with death as much as life. It’s the second novel in his suspenseful and thrilling Thanatology series that began with the eerie, spine-tingling The Cursed Man.

Imagine Death knowing your deepest, darkest secrets and all of your private pain,” said Rommel about The The Lurking Man. “Now imagine it wants to use what it knows against you so that you bend to its will.”

In the Lurking Man, main character Cailean stands beneath a spotlight in a blinding snowstorm. She has no idea where she is or how she got there, but she senses something moving around her in the darkness outside the light.

When the ominous presence calling himself Sariel makes himself known, he declares that he is Death Incarnate and that Cailean has died. He has taken her to the Aperture, a place between the living and the dead, where he will force her to face the sins of her past in exchange for twenty-four hours of life to try and right her wrongs. But what she must do in return for this precious time is unthinkable.

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Lurking-Man-9781620063699.htm

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#GIVEAWAY~ IN YOUR CORNER- SARAH CASTILE

IN YOUR CORNER

{Redemption #2}

SARAH CASTILE

In Your Corner

Sourcebooks Casablanca (July 1, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1402296231
ISBN-13: 9781402296239

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“You have to go. I won’t be able to control myself. I’ve wanted you so bad for so long and after I’ve been in the cage…I can’t think straight.” He gives a guttural groan and his fist clenches on my hip.

Primitive. Primal. His need speaks to me. I tighten my grip on his neck and rock up to kiss him. He takes over. His kiss is hard and demanding.

“Mine.” His voice is raw, savage and for a moment I truly believe he may lose control.

He rules in the ring

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn’t dull the pain of Amanda’s rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.

A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn’t found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help…

But can he rule her heart?

Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda’s not sure if she can stay in control, or if she’s finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.

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But he has. The once rough-and-tumble fighter and carpenter is now chairman of a midsize company. New furrows mark his once–smooth brow, and crinkles adorn the corners of his eyes. His shoulders are tight, his back stiff and straight. There is no hint of the easy, carefree attitude that attracted me to a cheeky kickboxing instructor at a local gym so long ago—-an attraction so strong we wound up making out in the fitness studio only seconds after the last student had walked out the door. He seems older both in appearance and at heart. But the same restlessness simmers beneath his skin. Power. Barely contained.
His mouth thins, and I wish I could take the words back. Amanda-now isn’t the same as Amanda-then. Now, I could never hurt him.
“If I’d remembered you worked here, I would have picked another firm,” he says, his voice tight. “One of the division presidents recommended the partner I was supposed to meet.”
Swallowing hard, I shrug, playing it nonchalant while inside the part of me that had always dreamed we would get back together again shrivels. “We never really talked that much about work. I don’t think you ever came by my office.” I give a tentative smile. “You’ll probably get to know me better during this case than…”

His choked grunt cuts me off, and I catch a flicker of pain in his eyes. “I don’t think…”
Oh God. He doesn’t want me on the case. And why would he? How difficult would that be? It could be years until trial.
My stomach clenches and I force my words out through a tightened throat. “Of course. I wasn’t thinking. I probably shouldn’t be involved in the case because we were…had…” I take a deep breath and steady my wavering voice. “It could be considered a personal conflict, because if you were unhappy with our service at the end of the case, you might allege I wasn’t able to properly represent you because we…we…”
“Broke up,” he says gently and, from the softening of his brow, clearly relieved.
“Yes.”
Tension eases from his body, loosening his shoulders. “I think that’s for the best.”
My heart sinks to the floor and then falls through the fifteen stories that is Farnsworth & Tillman, shattering into a million pieces in the concrete parking garage. Rejected. All over again.
Years of training enable me to remain professional, while inside I crumble. “I’ll have to ask the managing partner to take me off the case and find a replacement associate. It means you’ll have to come back another day. Is that a problem? I feel bad inconveniencing you.”
Jake shakes his head and his beautiful hair brushes over his neck. “No, that’s okay. I got the papers a week or two ago, so I think I have some time. I don’t understand the legal stuff.”
Falling back into my comfort zone, my heart rate slows. “I’ll take a look at the documents for you, just so you don’t miss any deadlines.”
He opens the backpack resting in a chair beside his leather jacket and hands me a file folder. His finger inadvertently brushes over mine during the exchange, sending zings of electricity straight to my core. Nothing has changed.

 


 

About Sarah Castile…

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home in shadow of the Rocky Mountains.

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23-Jun Fiction Vixens http://fictionvixen.com/ Excerpt One
24-Jun Mama Kitty Reviews http://mamakittyreviews.com/ Excerpt Two
25-Jun Long and Short Reviews http://www.longandshortreviews.com/ Excerpt Three
26-Jun Ramblings from this Chick http://ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com/ Excerpt Four
27-Jun BookHounds http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/ Excerpt Five
28-Jun Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh My! http://www.booksmoviesreviewsohmy.com/ Excerpt Six
29-Jun My Book Addiction http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.com/ Excerpt Seven
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DANA MARTON~ BROSLIN BRIDE….Spotlight with #giveaway

Release week!

BROSLIN BRIDE [Gone and Done It]

{Broslin Creek #5}

[Romantic Suspense]

DANA MARTON

Broslin Bride

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Broslin BrideAuthor: Dana Marton
Series: Broslin Creek, Book 5
Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

 BROSLIN BRIDE BLURB:  Luanne Mayfair might have killed her boss a little. Fine, a lot. Pretty much all the way. Okay, it sounds bad when you say it like that. But he was a sleazebag. Honest. The maids at the Mushroom Mile Motel that Earl Cosgrove managed often prayed for lightning to strike the lecherous bastard. Alas, God had seen fit to send Luanne instead.

 

Broslin Bride and the Broslin Creek series are classic Dana Marton, combining heart-pounding suspense, humor, an intense murder mystery, and a sexy, heart-warming romance.  Her books (over 30 published so far) have been described as riveting, thrilling, and un-put-downable. 


The first book in the series, Deathwatch, has over 220 reviews and a 4.6 star rating, followed by the incredibly popular Deathscape, an Amazon Romantic Suspense #1 best-seller, Deathtrap (4.6 rating on 130+ reviews) and Deathblow (4.8 rating on almost 100 reviews).

 

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Broslin Bride Excerpt:

Luanne Mayfair might have killed her boss a little. Fine, a lot. Pretty much all the way. God, that sounded bad. But he was a sleazebag. Honest. The maids at the Mushroom Mile Motel that Earl Cosgrove managed often prayed for lightning to strike the lecherous bastard. Alas, God had seen fit to send Luanne instead.
Now you’ve gone and done it, she thought the morning after as she stood on the sidewalk in front of the fifties ranch home she rented in her hometown of Broslin, PA. She squinted against the early summer sun. Her red 1989 Mustang sitting by the curb had come from the used-car lot with its share of nicks and dents. But the damage to the front was new.
Gone and done it.
She’d done a horrible, terrible, despicable thing. Guilt and regret made her knees wobble. Whatever the punishment was, she deserved it.
Except, she couldn’t go to prison. She had her four-year-old twin sisters to take care of. She was Mia and Daisy’s sole guardian.
Luanne drew air in big, gulping breaths to wrestle down the shock and nausea. Get moving. One foot in front of the other. She couldn’t stand there and stare all morning. She had to find a way to get away with murder.
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Dana Marton Author PhotoABOUT THE AUTHOR……

Dana’s Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Dana Marton has thrilled and entertained millions of readers around the globe with her fast-paced stories about strong women and honorable men who fight side by side for justice and survival.

Kirkus Reviews calls her writing “compelling and honest.” RT Book Review Magazine said, “Marton knows what makes a hero…her characters are sure to become reader favorites.” Her writing has been acclaimed by critics, called, “gripping,” “intense and chilling,” “full of action,” “a thrilling adventure,” and wholeheartedly recommended to readers. Dana is the winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Readers’ Choice Award, and Best Intrigue, among other awards. Her book, TALL, DARK, AND LETHAL was nominated for the prestigious Rita Award. DEATHSCAPE reached the #1 spot on Amazon’s Romantic Suspense Bestseller list.

Dana has a Master’s degree in Writing Popular Fiction, and is continuously studying the art and craft of writing, attending several workshops, seminars and conferences each year. Her number one goal is to bring the best books she possibly can to her readers.

Keeping in touch with readers is Dana’s favorite part of being an author. Please connect with her via her web site (www.danamarton.com) or her Facebook page (www.facebook.com/danamarton).

Having lived around the world, Dana currently creates her compelling stories in a small and lovely little town in Pennsylvania. The fictional town of her bestselling Broslin Creek series is based on her real life home where she fights her addictions to reading, garage sales, coffee and chocolate. If you know a good twelve-step program to help her with any of that, she’d be interested in hearing about it! :-)

 

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~
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Deathwatch (Broslin Creek, #1)Deathscape (Broslin Creek, #2)Deathtrap (Broslin Creek, #3)
Thanks to Sara, and Dana, we are offering 1 lucky commenter a digital copy of a Broslin Creek, *winner’s choice*.
(Deathscape, Deathtrap, or Deathblow – Deathwatch is the first book in the series and is FREE at most sites).
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Giveaway will run from June 28 until July 5, 2014
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For an added incentive, you can now purchase all three of the previous titles on sale!!

 

Broslin Creek (Books 1-3)

Broslin Creek (Books 1-3)

Author: Dana Marton
Series: Broslin Creek, Book 1-3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Great deal! You get 3 bestselling novels, 50% OFF regular price. ( Deathwatch, Deathscape, Deathtrap )

 

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