~~DID YOU KNOW? NATIONAL DOG WALKING DAY IS FEBRUARY 22~~

JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW ….

***February 22 is National Dog Walking Day.  Leading up to this “holiday,”  THE GORDONSTON LADIES DOG WALKING CLUB eBook will be on $ .99 promo from February 14 through February 22.***

The Gordonston Ladies Dog Walking Club

 

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Please check out “Our Thoughts” on this title.

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COMING SOON!

Duncan  Whitehead will be visiting with us on March 13,so mark your calendars for an interesting interview with this author.

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#VISIT AND #GIVEAWAY WITH J. KENNER,”RELEASE ME” AUTHOR….

MB&M AND RANDOM HOUSE PUBLISHING PROUDLY PRESENTS….

J. KENNER

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**Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.**

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, WELCOME JULIE…..

JULIE: I’m so excited to be here today for another stop on my Release Me blog tour!  Be sure to leave a comment so you’re in the running to win a copy of the book!

Today’s topic ties right in with the book.  Release Me is an erotic romance, and I’ve been asked so many times about how difficult it is (or isn’t!) to write the sensual scenes that I thought that would be a great topic to handle today.

Truly, though, the answer may surprise you.  Because the scenes aren’t hard to write at all … not so long as the sex flows from the characters’ honest interaction.

The fact is, sex is emotional, intimate, arousing, sometimes funny, sometimes awkward, hopefully mind-blowing. It can be slow or fast, rough or tender.  It can bring two people closer or build walls of embarrassment and unfamiliarity.  It can release a free spirit, or trap someone in low self-esteem and uncertainty.  There are as many possibilities with a sexual scene as there are people, and all those possibilities flow from the way the characters are relating to each other before they actually—how shall we say?—get down to it.

My favorite part of writing sex is the part that comes before.  The intimate dance when the characters lead up to consummation.  My least favorite part is choreography, because while writing a sex scene is absolutely 100% not about inserting part A into slot B, you still have to get all the body part placement right, otherwise your reader will be left scowling at the page, turning the book this way and that as they wonder how in the world the characters got into that position.

Copyeditors are a real blessing in that regard.  But before the copyeditor it helps to have a movie running in your head.  I know I do. R or NC-17.  Not X, no matter how hot the actual scene might be.  Because to my way of thinking, X means it’s about the sex.  R and NC-17 means it’s about the characters who, at that moment, are connecting both emotionally and sexually.  And that, after all, is what the story should be about.

I hope you check out Release Me!  Hard to believe it’s going to be hitting shelves tomorrow!

And be sure to have a safe New Year’s Eve—and I wish you all a wonderful 2013.

 

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J. Kenner is the pen name of USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner (who also writes as J.K. Beck).  Release Me, an erotic romance, will be available in the U.S. and the U.K. on January 1, and in over a dozen other countries later in 2013. 

You can hang out with J.K., learn more about Release Me and her other novels, or just poke around and see what catches your eye at her website, www.jkenner.com, and also at her J. Kenner Facebook page, www.facebook.com/jkennerbooks and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/juliekenner

 

 

 

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Book Widget promoting the tour dates:

 

Thank you Julie for spending time with us and our readers today!
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The link to the buy page
   
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RELEASE ME
 
RELEASE ME
J.KENNER
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345544110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345544117
BOOK COPY:
For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Bared to You comes an erotic, emotionally charged romance between a powerful man who’s never heard “no” and a fiery woman who says “yes” on her own terms.

He was the one man I couldn’t avoid. And the one man I couldn’t resist.

Damien Stark could have his way with any woman. He was sexy, confident, and commanding: Anything he wanted, he got. And what he wanted was me.
Our attraction was unmistakable, almost beyond control, but as much as I ached to be his, I feared the pressures of his demands. Submitting to Damien meant I had to bare the darkest truth about my past—and risk breaking us apart.But Damien was haunted, too. And as our passion came to obsess us both, his secrets threatened to destroy him—and us—forever.

Release Me is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

 
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9780345544117
RELEASE ME EXCERPT…

Release Me by J. Kenner (an excerpt)

 

 
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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

*Sponsored by the publisher and/or author*

Thanks to Sue at Random House Publishing we are offering 1 print copy of “Release Me” by J. Kenner to 1 lucky commenter. Sorry, open to US residents only! NO P.O. Boxes,please.

*Please remember to leave a valid e-mail address in your comment. We only use this to contact the winners*

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND ENJOY!

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We hope you have enjoyed your visit with us and our guest today, as much as we have enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for spending time with us and our guests.

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR from the staff at My Book Addiction and More!

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FOREVER’S HOLIDAY PRIZEPACK #GIVEAWAY.~HOPE RAMSEY,PAULA QUINN,KATIE LANE,AND JILL SHAVIS~~

MBA&M AND FOREVER PROUDLY PRESENTS….

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friend,

 

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but a book is so delightful…

 

The holidays are upon us and we at Forever/Forever Yours are thrilled to have four wonderful stories of holiday romance, love, and laughter.

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HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Katie Lane

September 25, 2012; Forever/ Mass Market; $7.99; 978-1-455-52236-1

Cassie McPherson works hard for her family’s construction business. With no date for the company Christmas party, she’s crazy enough to hire an escort. James charms everyone—including Cassie—and when the night ends, the party doesn’t stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he’s not an escort. He’s her family’s fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her…

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LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS by Hope Ramsey

September 25, 2012; Forever/Mass Market; $7.99; 978-0-446-57607-9

Last Chance Chief of Police Stone Rhodes has concentrated on raising his three daughters since his wife’s death. So when photojournalist Lark Chaikin arrives in town, the last thing Stone is looking for is a relationship. But for the first time in her life, Lark wants to settle down in one place. Can Stone get past his grief and let go of his first love? Not until a certain Sorrowful Angel—and her eight-year-old helper—unleash a miracle or two.

 

E-BOOKS ORIGINAL NOVELLA !

 


A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS by Paula Quinn

October 2, 2012, Forever Yours/ E-Book Original Novella; $.99; 978-1-4555-2375-7

As the bard of the MacGregor clan, Finlay Grant is a natural-born charmer. He can easily win the heart of any lass . . . but somehow, the right words to express his love for stunning Leslie Harrison have eluded him. When Leslie’s betrothed makes a dastardly deal, putting her family and the MacGregor clan in danger, Finn will prove that he’s just as fierce in battle as he is sweet in song. Can these two lovers find a Christmas miracle that will grant them a happily-ever-after?

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UNDER THE MISTLETOE by Jill Shalvis

December 3, 2012; Forever Yours/ E-Book Original Novella; $1.99;

978-1-4555-2837-0

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis continues her Lucky Harbor series with a new novella.  Mia Hutchinson, Tara and Ford’s daughter from THE SWEETEST THING, has asked her college boyfriend, Nick, to travel to Lucky Harbor for her aunt Maddie’s Christmas Eve wedding. When Nick refuses her invitation, Mia returns alone and faces her high school sweetheart Carlos Rodriguez for the first time since refusing his marriage proposal—only to find that he is happily dating someone else.  With love and holiday spirit everywhere, Mia wonders who will kiss her this Christmas under the mistletoe.

 

 

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to Jessica at Grand Central Publishing/Forever we are offering 4,yes 4 lucky commenters a chance to win 2 print copies of “HUNK FOR THE HOLIDAYS” by Katie Lane and “LAST CHANCE CHRISTMAS” by Hope Ramsey AND Sorry, e-books only thru NET GALLEY, “A HIGHLANDER FOR CHRISTMAS” by Paula Quinn and “”UNDER THE MISTLETOE” by Jill Shavis. Print copies US residents only. No P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today,December 9 until December 16,2012.

*Please tell us a favorite holiday memory*

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! ENJOY!

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Please check out “OUR THOUGHTS” on some of these titles!

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We hope you have enjoyed our “Spotlight” on these titles and will check them out, Also, if you have time please spread the word on Facebook,Twitter,Linked and anywhere else you can. The authors would love for you to “like” and “tag” these titles.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

 

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BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY WITH LAURAINE SNELLING….

FAITH WORDS AND MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE PROUDLY PRESENTS…..

LAURAINE SNELLING!

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Author Bio

Lauraine Snelling has been writing since 1980, with a total of 56 books published, both fiction and non-fiction, historical and contemporary, for adults and young readers. Lauraine’s books consistently appear on CBA bestseller lists and are frequently featured in the Crossings Book Club. Lauraine and her husband, Wayne, live in California and have two grown sons.

 

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Adult Fiction- Contemporary

Coming Soon from Lauraine!

from FaithWords

Reunion is coming July, 2012.

Keira Johnson, a 50-year-old mother of two grown sons, believes she lives a good Christian life without secrets– until she discovers a life-jarring fact her late mother kept hidden all her life. Kiera was born out of wedlock, and the man she had always known as her father had adopted her as an infant.

Meanwhile, Keira’s beloved 17-year-old niece, Kirsten, has just discovered an unwanted pregnancy. Her boyfriend, Jose, is bound for college and Kirsten does not know what to do. As the family comes together for a reunion, Keira and Kirsten struggle with their fractured pasts and jumbled present. Will truth and honesty be the catalysts that allow the entire family to find peace?

Don’t miss this exciting new story from Lauraine, perfect for your summer reading list!

AVAILABLE AT:

Buy this book from Christianbook.com / from Amazon.com / from Barnes & Noble

And your local bookstore!

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**GIVEAWAY ALERT**

*Sponsored by the publisher*

(Winner copy mailed directly from the publisher)

We are offering 1 lucky commenter a print (finished) copy of “Reunion” by Lauraine Snelling. Open to U.S. and Canada residents only! NO P.O. Boxes, please. Giveaway to run from today July 19 until July 27,2012. *Please leave a valid email address in your comment*

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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Please spread the word!

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Thank for spending your day with us,please come again!

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GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW WITH KAREN WIESNER,”HOME”…

IT IS WITH PLEASURE WE WELCOME TO MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE TODAY!!

MEET KAREN WIESNER…

Biography:

 

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

 

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 89 books published in the past 14 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 123 awards, and 13 more titles under contract. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestsellers, First Draft in 30 Days and From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building}, available from Writer’s Digest Books. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, the award-winning Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003. Jewels of the Quill produced two award-winning group anthologies per year published by Whiskey Creek Press from 2005-2011. All were edited by Karen and others. Along with her writing, Karen enjoys designing Web sites, graphics, and cover art.

For more information about Karen and her work, visit her Web sites at http://www.karenwiesner.com, http://www.firstdraftin30days.com, http://www.falconsbend.com and http://www.JewelsoftheQuill.com.

 If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, and become eligible to win her monthly book giveaways, send a blank e-mail to

KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

WELCOME KAREN!!

Karen, thank you for talking with us. Please tell us about your featured release, HOME?

HOME is a story that’s been with me for many, many years. In my mind, I’d built it up as my magnum opus and so I intimidated myself into terror at the thought of writing it. But I decided this year to write it. When I sent a proposal (containing nothing more than a 2-sentence back cover blurb and details on when I’d finished the book and when it should be released) to one of my publishers, I received an almost overnight acceptance on it, along with the release date I’d requested of February 2012. I outlined, wrote, revised and polished the book in record time (even for me!), and I still can’t believe how well it turned out.

 

What makes it so unusual is that I decided to write it in 1st person, present tense, with only one main character (Della) in point-of-view. I haven’t done anything like this in my writing since I was a fledging, teenage author. When I finished writing the book, I wasn’t entirely sure it was any good, but the revision convinced me otherwise and my critique partners’ raving comments solidified my hope that I had written my magnum opus after all.

 

Where did you get the idea for this story?

HOME was a story I conceived of based on a dream I had of a woman forced to live in a dangerous city because of her husband’s job. She and her husband raise their only child in this place, and she constantly longs for the safety and simplicity of the small town she grew up in. The sudden and unexpected death of her husband brings to light secrets and betrayals, making her homecoming bittersweet and tainted.

What do you like best about Della, the heroine, and why do you think readers will relate to her?

 

HOME is certainly one of the most personal books I’ve ever written, but not necessarily because Della and I are all that similar. In ways we are, and I can relate to her in so many situations because she’s introspective and can’t function normally outside of her home for any length of time. I’m a homebody in every sense of the word (not agoraphobic—not yet anyway—but close), and being away from home for longer than a day drains me to the point where I become physically ill. I can’t explain this, but HOME is a story that I think so many readers will be able to identify with. Della is so real, almost painfully so, and also human in the sense of the word that she makes mistakes but she’s also heroic, too.

 

What do you have coming up for lucky readers?

My upcoming 2012 releases:

“One Night of Eternity” {Woodcutter’s Grim Series, Book 6}

Romantic Paranormal Novella

978-1-61160-273-9 (electronic)

Coming July 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II (including Books 4-7)

Romantic Paranormal Novella Collection

978-1-105-20066-3 (trade paperback) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

978-1-61160-275-3 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

Coming September 2012

“For Always” {Cowboy Fever Series, Book 3}

Contemporary Romance Novella

978-1-61160-280-7 (electronic)

Coming November 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FALLING IN LOVE, Book 1 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series

Inspirational Contemporary Romance/Chick-lit

978-1-105-20122-6 (trade paperback) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

Download from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

Coming December 2012

 Coming December 2012 in electronic formats from Whiskey Creek Press; in trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

WRITING THE SERIES Karen S. Wiesner Nonfiction/Writing Reference Release date TBA in trade paperback from Writers Digest Books

THANK YOU FOR VISITING WITH US AND OUR READERS TODAY!!

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HOME

By Karen Wiesner

Inspirational Romantic Fiction

978-1-105-20118-9 (trade paperback) from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

978-1-921636-76-9 (electronic) from

Writers Exchange E-Publishing

http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html

Available now

Small-town girl Ayodele “Della” Flynn lives in a city she abhors, where danger seems to be lurking around every corner. When her husband dies very unexpectedly, she’s confronted with figuring out where her home is with her young son River and trying to come to terms with the loose ends her husband left their lives in.

Find out more and purchasing info: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction4.html

Read an excerpt:

http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/Homeexcerpt.pdf

Review:

“Karen Wiesner’s novel HOME offers a poignant look into the heartbreak and turmoil that inevitably follows when a spouse cheats. Having lived this situation, I can attest that she captures with perfect clarity the anger, the pain, the questions, the guilt, and the struggle to heal and move beyond the betrayal. I loved Della, the main character, for her strength, her devotion to her son, and the truly honest way she had of evaluating herself and others in the story. She was a highly realistic character, one every woman could relate to. Told with a captivating voice and Wiesner’s enthralling storytelling abilities, I didn’t want to put this book down. Reserve the whole day for this novel so you can read it straight through!” ~Author Lisa Mills www.authorlisamills.com

 

 

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*GIVEAWAY ALERT*

*Sponsored by the author*

Karen will be giving away a PDF download of BABY, BABY, Book 1 of her Family Heirlooms Series http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9.html to one reader who leaves a comment.

*Please leave a valid email address* Giveaway will run from today May 4 until May 11,2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE AND HAPPY READING!!

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Please check out our “Thoughts” on Karen Wiesner’s books: “THE FAMILY HEIRLOOMS SERIES”:  “Baby,Baby”,”Shadow Boxing”,”Glass Angels”,”Foolish Games”,and “Shards of Ashley”

AND

“COMING SOON” our “Thoughts” on

“Home” and “Worlds Collide”!!

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HAPPY READING AND ENJOY!!

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