Monday, November 30, 2015

Book Blitz: Sonar the Cyclone by B Truly





The excitement of New Year's Eve approaches, and so does Jason's most devastating revelation of all. She learns his ultimate truth and is now spun into his chaotic web. The danger rises and hard choices must be made. By being with Jason, Melanie may have to sacrifice more than her heart. It may cost her life.

Melanie's Evanescent Journey ties into books one and two of The Sonar Trilogy. From spiraling twists to devastating plots, her journey will make you question fate and true love.

Is fate something you can control? Some believe it's in the hands of what you behold.


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B TrulyAbout the Author:
B Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old and is grateful to have accomplished this dream. She has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She is addicted to romance and gets a thrill out of action and suspense. She writes New Adult Fantasy, Sci-fi, and Paranormal-Romance.

In the Sonar series, B Truly said, “It was fun to explore different elements of Sci-fi romance and create various realms of powers for my characters. I want to show my readers that Sci-fi can be fun, but also traumatic. I hope you
guys enjoy the Sonar Series.”

B Truly has three wonderful children and a husband who defines the person she today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Sugarland, Texas.

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Chapter 1 (Excerpt 1)
Teleportation

                 
                                                                                                                             
     My stomach roiled. I hadn’t been able to sleep well for weeks since I’d seen that glimpse of the future. But Tara told me she hadn’t gotten any more from it. She said that meant we had time. It didn’t provide much comfort. I needed to put that away for later; today I had an important meeting. Kadeem had been locked up for five months, and I finally convinced my father to speak with him. We were going to meet with him in his study. Being honest about Kadeem would be the only way to earn his trust. I knocked on the door to my father’s study.
     “Come in,” he bellowed.
     I opened the door and strolled inside. “They should be bringing him in shortly,” my father said.
     I took a seat in one of the chairs in front of his desk. John, my father’s second in command, was standing to the side of his desk. He was so still you could mistake him for a statue. My mouth was very dry as I tried to swallow. I just wanted to get this meeting over with. A few minutes later, there was a knock on the door.
     “Yes,” my father said.

     Sharaf and Tazman came through the door, each holding Kadeem by his arm, each arm in handcuffs.
     “Sit him in the chair,” my father commanded.
     I gave Kadeem a smile, which he returned. Sonar, how I missed him! Then he fidgeted in the chair. Kadeem was nervous too—it surprised me. He rarely was.
     “So what is it you wanted to discuss with me, Syira?” my father asked.
     I cleared my throat. “Kadeem has been very cooperative for the last several months. I wanted to discuss giving him some form of freedom.”
     My father stared at me impassively, but I continued, “Kadeem and I wanted to discuss a secret.”
     “And what secret might that be?”
     “Kadeem could have escaped at any time. He has not, because he wanted to prove his loyalty to you. He has a great power.” John, Sharaf, and Tazman seemed intrigued now by what I was saying. “He can teleport whenever he pleases.”
     “Teleport?” my father asked, raising his brow.
     “Kadeem,” I said, glancing over at him.
     Kadeem inclined his head to me and vanished.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Book Blitz: Out of Chances by Shona Husk


Out of Chances
Shona Husk
(Face the Music #4)
Publication date: November 22nd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Shona Husk’s sexy new adult series about emerging rock band Selling the Sun concludes this month with a story about a woman who doesn’t want to connect, a man who’s forgotten how and the friendships that save our lives.
Dan Clarke knows he doesn’t have a problem, regardless of whatever his band members, his friends, his family and everyone else thinks. Drinking isn’t keeping him from doing what needs to be done, and it helps keep the anger and pain of his ex-girlfriend’s betrayal at bay. If only she would stay away as well, but, since the band’s return to Fremantle, she’s everywhere-on the phone, in his apartment, at his parents’ house-begging for another chance, reminding him of how good they had been together, holding him hostage to the past. It’s no wonder he needs a beer now and again.
Indigo Matthews is all about control: she trains hard, she works hard and she plays hard. Men are for fun, not forever, and she will never end up like her mother, trapped and miserable. A huge Selling the Sun fan, Indigo knows when Dan wanders into her bar that he is a conquest that she has to make. But their connection is stronger than just sex, and regardless of her credo Indigo finds herself going back for more. Then truths about Dan’s life start to emerge, and Indigo finds herself in the one position she swore she’d never find herself.
A DUI, a drunk one night stand and an ultimatum from the band bring Dan’s life to a halt. Picking up the pieces is something he can’t do alone, and there’s only one person that he trusts to give a damn. The one person that he hurt the most. Indigo.

EXCERPT:
At the man’s table she stopped, hip cocked to the side. ‘My buddy over there says that you’re no one famous. I think you are.’
He smiled, but it was cautious. ‘Who do you think I am?’
‘I have five bucks that says you’re the bass player from Selling the Sun.’ There was no money on the table, and the guy she was working with didn’t give a damn, but that didn’t stop nerves from pushing her heart harder or her hands from feeling a little slippery on the tray.
‘And if I am?’ He leaned back and his smile broadened.
‘A free beer?’ She put the one he’d ordered on the table.
He nodded. ‘I am.’
‘Prove it.’ Anyone could say that they were.
‘Drivers licence okay? Or do you require a full hundred points?’ He was still smiling as though this was a game. ‘But that will only work if you know my name. Do you?’
‘What kind of fan wouldn’t, Dan Clarke?’
He lifted one eyebrow as he reached into his jeans pocket and pulled out his wallet. He flipped it open, covered his address with his thumb and showed her his name. Daniel Sean Clarke. ‘Happy?’
She nodded, more than happy. Her happy was doing its own happy dance. Now for part two of her daring plan. She’d never slept with any one close to famous, and while she’d fancied Dan from the audience of the concerts, he was here now, right in front of her. She could reach out and touch him. She resisted. Just. ‘What are you doing later?’
‘How much later?’ His blue eyes took on a guarded look, as though he wasn’t sure where this was going.
She didn’t buy that for a moment. He’d broken up with his girlfriend and he must get hit on all the time. Indigo checked her watch. An hour and a half left of her shift. That was probably too long, yet there was no way she could have him out the back of the pub in the middle of the afternoon—no matter how appealing that seemed right now.
‘I finish in ninety minutes.’
‘And then?’ He drew a line in the condensation on his glass, his gaze firmly on her. He was waiting for her to make it clear. Maybe he wasn’t that interested. She could walk away, opportunity taken and declined. But he hadn’t said no.
So she gave a shrug as though the outcome didn’t matter. ‘We do whatever two consenting adults feel like.’
‘Are you hitting on me?’
‘Did I not make it clear enough for you?’ Did he not want to be hit on or was he not as smart as he appeared? She didn’t like either of those options.
Then he smiled and gave her a slow, lingering look that seemed to take in everything, from the top of her head down to her ass. ‘Just checking … I get that free beer while I wait?’
She nodded. She’d kind of promised him that anyway. Was he more interested in the beer than her? She drew in a breath, ready to blow him off at the first sign of rejection. Get in first before she got hurt was her motto.
Dan picked up the glass and took a sip, his gaze still on her. ‘Well, I guess the only question left is your place or mine.’


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SHONA HUSK is the author of the Shadowlands, Court of Annwyn and the Face the Music series. You can find out more information about Shona at www.shonahusk.com or follow her on Twitter @ShonaHusk, or Facebook www.facebook.com/shonahusk
Face the Music, a contemporary romance series, finishes in November 2015 with Out of Chances.
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Guest Post by Celeste Grande PLUS Giveaway


Top 10 Inspiration for LIVE ME

1-  Can I name other authors for inspiration? Sure I can ;) So my first inspiration came from these ladies…E.L.James, Gail McHugh and J. Lynn. I’ll tell you why. Live Me is the first novel I’ve ever written. So it’s the beginning for me. And where did it all begin? Fifty Shades of Grey. My inner sexy came from there. Gail…I LOVE her descriptive writing. So when I began writing, that was my source of “I want to be just like that”, and J. Lynn…Wait For You...the buildup KILLED me in that book. I was so pent up and I LOVED it. I aimed for some of that with Live Me.
2- I wanted a man with dark hair and gorgeous blue eyes. So I googled it and up popped Kostas Martakis. Geezaloo, that man had my insides on fire. He IS Blake.
3- Jace began as tribute to my best friend for as long as I can remember, Joey. Then he morphed into something more fabulous than even I imagined.
4- Morningside Park in Manhattan served as inspiration for where Blake takes Angel. There is where you’ll find the real life Bertha.
5- Music. Always music. It’s in my veins and each word helps to put more of the vision in my mind.
6- All the words! I’m a words person as you can tell with the journal references and the poems Eva likes to write. I’ve been writing poetry my whole life. When I was younger they’d be pages and pages long. And I can usually scratch one out in a matter of minutes.
7- That feeling of new love. I harnessed that. The butterflies, the anticipation of when it would happen, the feeling of when it finally did.
8- My family and friends were a big inspiration. I tried to take little pieces of everyone around me and incorporate it in. Tasty tidbit: My dad is really in a band ;)
9- Demi Lovato was a huge part in this. Her words and her emotion is just so Angel. And John Legend’s All of Me for Blake. When I heard that song I just knew. It’s everything he was feeling to the tee.

10-     Hopelessness. I wanted to harness that. That scene when Eva is on the roof and ready to give up. That feeling that you’ll never get passed the point that you’re at. Of not wanting to do it anymore, to be anymore. The feeling that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. But then…Rebirth. Hope. Second chances. Light.

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Live Me ~ a Pieces of Broken novel by Celeste Grande 

Publication date: October 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult


Synopsis:
Broken…
Shattered…
How can you begin to live again when you’ve already been forced to…die?
Evangelina Ricci is trapped in a world that’s a never-ending nightmare, a constant ache in which consumes her every breath. Unable to bear the torture any longer, she does the one thing she can to take back control.
Run.
With her best friend Jace in tow, Evangelina attempts to escape her darkened past by leaving for college and diving head first into an aggressive schedule, determined with everything she is to make a name for herself. There’s only one problem—she can’t run away from the demons she struggles with. The demons that’ll forever be there, locked inside, battering her soul. Hiding behind a flawless fa├žade, Evangelina faces her ghosts until her world is turned upside down, invaded by…him.
Blake Turner. Sweet, witty, flirtatious and drop-dead gorgeous, he finds Evangelina at every turn. Scared he’ll uncover the truth she keeps so well guarded, Evangelina tries her best to put on her act, deterring him like she has so many times before—only this guy’s different. He’s relentless. Utterly, absolutely and completely relentless. He sees her and he wants her and won’t stop until she’s his.
Will Evangelina succeed in pushing Blake away? Or will he break down her walls and be the person to make her realize life is worth living?


  


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Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life.
She lives in New York, still putting pen to paper and anxiously awaiting the debut of her first novel, Live Me, a new adult romance, in October of 2015.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Cover Reveal: Exit Wound by Alexandra Moore


Exit Wound
Alexandra Moore
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: December 8th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Thriller

Being crowned as royalty in Rosewood Academy’s secret society wasn’t in Bea Morrison’s plans…
A senior in high school, Bea’s life changed forever when a tragic car crash claimed her best friend’s life, leaving her devastated and alone. Now at Rosewood Academy of the Arts, Bea owes a debt. With her best friend no longer queen, it’s up to Bea to be fulfill the role until graduation.
There is nothing money can’t buy, including Crosley’s king status…
When Bea accepts her place as queen, the arrogant Crosley is quick to remind her of her royal duties. Obsessed with the era of the Tudors, Crosley insists they must consummate their relationship—but spousal duties aren’t what Bea signed up for. When she rejects Crosley’s proposal, his expectations twist into absolute obsession.
A sadistic mind makes for an expert stalker…
After graduation, Bea thinks the nightmare of Rosewood Academy is over. She’s pleasantly surprised to reconnect with the gorgeous Everett Thompson, a drummer for her brother’s band. As feelings from their past fling resurface, Bea hopes for a fresh start with the guy who got away.
Bea’s hopes are shattered when she receives threatening texts from Crosley, who is still determined to collect his debt. And as Crosley continues to pursue her, a terrible tragedy proves he is even more dangerous than she feared.
If Bea has learned one thing, it’s that life is too fragile, and it’s anybody’s guess who will make it out of this nightmare alive.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

NaNoWriMoFail


Yep, that's how much I failed at NaNo this year.
There's always next year though. :)




Monday, November 2, 2015

Pages from the Heart Contest

I entered the 2015 Pages from the Heart Contest hosted by the From the Heart Romance Writers chapter of RWA. 

Learning I was a finalist shocked me. 

Imagine my surprise when I got the email that NO REGRETS took First Place!

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Entering these contests isn't really about winning though. It's about putting your heart on the line and going for what you want, what you believe you can do. 
Writers face so much rejection in this highly competitive industry. It's nice every now and then to get a win. :)
Congrats to all the winners and finalists.  See a list of all the winners here.


Book Blitz: Still a Bad Boy by Ada Scott

Still a Bad Boy by Ada Scott
(Still a Bad Boy, #1)
Publication date: November 2nd 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:
I can’t get him out of my mind, and I can’t keep myself out of his bed
Kendall
He wasn’t supposed to notice me. Jace Barlow: the most powerful man in the city. Mysterious, scarred, pure muscle and tattoos.
He was my first. That didn’t stop him from pinning me against a wall, using me for his own pleasure until I screamed his name.
Now my boss thinks I’m getting the scoop of the century, but all Jace is giving me is orgasm after leg-quivering orgasm. When he puts his hand on my throat and growls in my ear…
“You are mine.”
I know it’s true.
I’ve fallen hard and I’ve never felt safer…
Until I see him kill somebody.
Jace
I dedicated my life to taking down the Picolli Crime Family from the inside.  I made a name for myself, the mafia’s most brutal enforcer.  I worked my way up the chain, and my revenge came.  A righteous bloodbath.
Then I took their place so they could never come back.
Nothing else has ever mattered.  Until Kendall.
She was an innocent girl for me to defile, and then leave her ruined for other men like all the rest.  But she makes me so hard I ache for release, and for the first time in my life, I want to have her again.
Kendall’s the chink in my armor my enemies have been looking for.
I don’t care.
She is mine and I’ll die before I give her up.


   


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Sunday, November 1, 2015

NaNoWriMo Day One

It's only day one.


Final word count for the day: 2282




I'm going to collapse now.
Share your word count in the comments!



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