Saturday, April 27, 2013

Review of The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson



When she was sixteen, Joanna Archer was brutally assaulted and left to die in the Nevada desert.

By rights, she should be dead.

Now a photographer by day, she prowls a different Las Vegas after sunset—a grim, secret Sin City where Light battles Shadow—seeking answers to whom or what she really is . . . and revenge for the horrors she was forced to endure.

But the nightmare is just beginning—for the demons are hunting Joanna, and the powerful shadows want her for their own . . .





REVIEW

The Scent of Shadows by Vicki Pettersson is the first book in this series and even though I knew before I began reading that I would enjoy the book, by the time I finished reading I was 100% hooked. Everything about this book from the plot to the characters are unlike anything I have read and the variety of emotions that Vicki Pettersson was able to convey through the words she used blew me away. I loved the whole astrological aspect because I have always found astrology interesting. I fully intend on continuing to read the other books in this wonderfully unique series.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Review of If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch


There are some things you can’t leave behind…A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and two strangers arrive. Suddenly, the girls are taken from the woods and thrust into a bright and perplexing new world of high school, clothes and boys.

Now, Carey must face the truth of why her mother abducted her ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won’t let her go… a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn’t spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.

REVIEW

If You Find Me is one of those books that is sure to strike a nerve with anyone who reads it. The characters in this novel were so unflinchingly real and strong. There were many scenes throughout If You Find Me that brought tears to my eyes. The author Emily Murdoch has truly hit her mark with this novel. The relationship between Carey and Jenessa was more like a mother - daughter relationship than a relationship between sisters. This is one of the most heart wrenchingly beautiful, sad, and touching book that I have had the pleasure of reading in a very long time.

Interview with Victoria Scott, author of The Collector



 If someone looked at your browsing history right now, what kind of
things would we find?


Ooh, fun question. They'd find the usual suspects: Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, B&N. They'd also find links to interior design and gardening blogs.


If you could write about any subject that is near and dear to your heart, what would it be and why?
 
THE-COLLECTOR Cover.jpgThis is terribly generic, but I'd write about animals. Almost every idea I have begins with animals. Sometimes I can work them in, sometimes I can't. You'd expect someone like me to have 187 pets, but alas, I only have two very fat cats.

Do you have a favorite song, album, or playlist to write to?

Honestly, anything dark and hard. Think Tool and White Zombie.

What was the first thing you did after the debut of the first book you wrote?


Yet to be seen. The debut of my first book, THE COLLECTOR, will be early next year. *cue nervousness* 

 What is your biggest pet peeve?

People being unnecessarily hurtful. I can't handle it when I see peeps being cruel to others.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?


 Greek food and peonies. Love both desperately.

What was your favorite book as a teen?


The Thief of Always by Clive Barker

 If an aspiring writer asked for advice what would you tell them?


Ask yourself, "Do I work harder than anyone else around me?" If the answer is yes, then dive in head first. Write, read, and write some more.

What is the one thing that scares you more than anything else?


Spiders. I can hardly type the word.

10. What book are you reading right now?


I'm reading LAST NIGHT I SANG TO THE MONSTER by Benjamin Alire Senz. It's a wicked book.


Favorite Meal: Lamb, hummus, eegra, and pita bread.

Favorite Drink (alcoholic/non-alcoholic): Root beer and/or an apple martini

Sweet or Salty snacks? Sweet

All time favorite movie: What Dreams May Come

Best book to movie adaption: Harry Potter films


 
 
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Victoria Scott is a YA writer represented by Laurie McLean. She’s the author of THE COLLECTOR (Entangled Teen, March 2013) and THE BRIMSTONE BLEED (Scholastic, 2014). Victoria has a master's degree in marketing, and lives in Dallas with her husband. When not writing, she can be found grubbing on cotton candy and snuggling obese cats.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Guest post by Ana Blaze, author of The Best Man and a giveaway


Hi Tanya, thanks for having me over. I’m excited to share some of my writing music with you.
I rarely listen to music while I write fiction, but I almost always use music to prepare myself for writing. When I’m researching or taking a Twitter break, I choose music based on the mood of the next scene I plan to write. It helps set the mood. So, if I’m writing a cute first meeting between my main characters I’ll listen to a couple of light and cheery songs like With A Girl Like You by The Troggs or Enchanted by Taylor Swift. If I’m rearing up for some angst and unrequited love, it’s time for Rolling in the Deep from Adele or White Blank Page by Mumford and Sons. When things start to heat up, I’ll give Bruno Mars’ Our First Time a play or maybe Shiver, Shiver by Walk the Moon.

Ana Blaze’s Current Getting in the Mood Playlist
  1. A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
  2. Just a Kiss- Lady Antebellum
  3. I Won’t Give Up- Jason Mraz
  4. Enchanted- Taylor Swift
  5. Glad you Came -The Wanted
  6. White Blank Page- Mumford and Sons
  7. Rolling In The Deep- Adele
  8. Our First Time- Bruno Mars
  9. Shiver, Shiver- Walk the Moon
  10. Distance- Christina Perri
  11. With A Girl Like You- The Troggs
  12. Maybe I’m Amazed- Paul McCartney
  13. I’m Yours Jason- Mraz
  14. Poison and Wine-The Civil Wars
  15. Radioactive-Imagine Dragons
  16. Ho Hey- The Lumineers
  17. Better Together Jack Johnson
  18. Lonely Boy- The Black Keys
  19. All Because of You- U2
  20. Extraordinary Girl-Green Day
  21. This Love-Maroon Five

Do you use music to set the mood with your special someone or while getting ready for a date? What’s your go to tune?




The Best Man by Ana Blaze


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Blurb



Beth Chase is too busy planning perfect weddings to worry about the lack of action in her own love life. But if she was looking for a man, she wouldn’t be looking at Colin Pratt. Her boss swears that Best Man Colin is a quiet scholar and science fiction writer who couldn’t possibly cause a fuss at his own brother’s wedding. He’s clearly never met the man in question. Snarky, sexy and more than a little inebriated, Colin is the final obstacle between Beth and the last perfect wedding she needs to make partner. Of course, when she helps him into a taxi at the end of the night she has no idea that he’s only just begun to poke holes in her professional exterior. Colin might have the skills to seduce a romance professional, but can he convince her that he’s the best man to share her happy ever after?



About the Author

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Ana lives just outside Washington DC with her very supportive husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian food, IKEA, and cooking. Ana admits to watching too much television and she swears that someday she’s going to learn how to play the guitar resting on the bookshelf in her office.



Twitter: @ana_blaze









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One lucky reader will win The Best Man ebook and a goodie pack to share with the best man or woman in their life. The pack contains candles, Godiva chocolate, Tuscan lavender soap, Sensual Massage Oil from The Body Shop and two lip treatments from The Body Shop. It will come packaged in a pretty photo box.


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Extra stuff

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Find out more here: http://www.entrancedpublishing.com/readers-club-4/entranced-extras

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guest post by Lisa Kessler, author of Night Demon and a giveaway

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I love it Dark, How about you?
Hi everyone!
Thanks for letting me visit the blog today!
I'm a sucker for dark paranormal romances! In fact, the darker the better. I got my start writing horror short stories, and when the paranormal romance genre started to grow, I really found my niche.
As a reader, I enjoy the tension of life or death dark moments, and as a writer, including supernatural twists adds to the excitement. And how much darker can you get than a man who kills in order to live? Can you love and trust a man who could kill you? Would being close to you become too great a temptation?
That extra darkness and danger makes me sit on the edge of my seat, typing into the wee hours of the morning. In new release, Night Demon, Lukas is doing his best not to fall in love with his archeologist colleague, Gretchen. He's lost control of his bloodlust before and murdered a family and he worries he might hurt Gretchen one day if he ever loses his tenuous hold over his thirst. If anything ever happened to her, he'd be tormented by the guilt forever since he's never found a way to end his immortal existence.
I loved the inner turmoil brewing inside of Lukas as I wrote the book, and I hope readers feel his torment. It makes the moment he finally smiles SOOO worthwhile! J
Night Demon Excerpt:
 
“Tell me something.” His voice was soft and low, like the tide. “Why haven't you ever been married?”

Night_Demon_Front_Digital.jpg“I had bigger plans than a wedding.” Gretchen shrugged, unsure where the conversation was headed but encouraged that Lukas finally asked about something unrelated to work. “I had
a couple boyfriends in college, and I dated one of my professors after my doctorate, but relationships don't travel well, and I like to travel.” She hesitated for a second, glancing his way. “My mom left us when I was little, and a few years ago I lost my dad suddenly. He used to love to take me places camping…” She let out a small sigh. “I feel closer to him when I'm out exploring, I guess.”

Lukas smiled at her, and her stupid heart fluttered in her chest. “Your father raised an amazing woman.”

The brief moment of light was quickly extinguished, though, and his features smoothed back into the chiseled mask of a tormented man.

“What about you?” Gretchen asked. “You're a good-looking, intelligent guy. Have you ever been married?”

“No.” He clenched his fists, and his forearm muscles contracted. Gretchen did her best not to think about his strong hands as he went on. “I would never wish my life on anyone I loved.”

“You need to look in a mirror, Lukas. Your life is not so bad.” Gretchen straightened up, her brow furrowed. “Maybe you'd notice that if you didn't waste all your energy pushing everyone
away.”

He shook his head, still staring out at the water. “This isn't what I want.” He stood up and took her hand, sending a jolt of electricity through her body. His gaze demanded hers, and her breath caught in her throat seeing the hunger in his dark green eyes. “There are sins in my past that can never be forgiven, Gretchen. My only solace is to find answers. Anything beyond that…love, passion…it's all an illusion for me.”

He leaned toward her, and Gretchen's chin tilted up instinctively, aching to taste him, to heal his wounded spirit. The moment his cool lips brushed hers, her pulse jumped. His kiss, like rich chocolate, infused her senses, making her hungry for more.

A moan escaped her throat as his tongue swept along the crease of her lips, enticing her to open her mouth and surrender to the passion she'd been trying to bury. His fingers slid into her hair and awareness bloomed through her body, forming a pool of heat in her belly. Gretchen let her
hands explore his chest, living the fantasy she'd harbored for months, when he suddenly took a step back, breaking the contact.

T'fu! Dammit.” Lukas shook his head, cursing under his breath. A rich undercurrent of a Russian accent flavored his words. It reminded her again that “Smith” was probably not his
real last name.

He released her hand. “Forgive me. I usually have more self control.”

Gretchen wished he had a lot less. Her legs felt rubbery, her senses on overload, and he apologized for it? She thought he'd finally given up keeping a “professional” distance, but no, Lukas was like an onion with never-ending layers. Would he ever let her in?
So what attracts you to Paranormal Romance? Do you like it Dark or Light? I'd love to hear your thoughts…

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Night Demon Blurb -

Deep within the Yucatan jungle, a demon has awakened...
Gretchen Finch's job would be much easier if she weren't alone in the jungle with a brilliant recluse whose every glance sets her on fire. But the more she focuses on her work, the closer she gets to unlocking the mysteries of a terrible creature--the Night Demon--that threatens the world as she knows it. Though her scientific mind tells her it's impossible, she's beginning to believe the ancient Mayan tales as the sinister jungle comes alive around her.
Lukas Smith has spent hundreds of years searching for answers to his immortal Night Walker nature. As a series of ancient glyphs become clear, he's about to find out more than he'd ever hoped, but the more he learns, the more his fate intertwines with the Night Demon, and the harder it becomes to hide his immortal secret from the beautiful, intelligent Gretchen.
Together, they must find a way to stop the inexplicable violence and mass destruction surging across the earth before the Night Demon destroys more than just mankind.


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Series Spotlight for the Goddess series by M.W. Muse and a giveaway

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GODDESS LEGACY
Goddess Series, Book 1



Legacy Kore is an average seventeen year old with your basic insane crush on the hottest guy in school... rather Adin Shepard was the hottest guy in school before he graduated a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s summer vacation and she’s not sure when she’ll get to see him again. Until he shows up at her surprise seventeenth birthday party. Cue saliva glands--it’s time to drool.

But her giddiness is cut short when her guardian delivers an emotional blow, telling Legacy her mother hadn’t died when she was baby, but that she’d left for Legacy’s protection all those years ago. After the initial shock, she expects some story about how her mother was in the Witness Protection Program or something else just as crazy, but when she’s told that her mother is a Greek Goddess and that Legacy is changing into one too, she thinks her guardian needs a trip to a mental hospital. Legacy a goddess? Um, yeah. Right. And her BFF is the Easter Bunny.

While trying to make sense out of something that was impossible to believe, Adin asks Legacy out on a date. She is thrilled that her fantasy might become a reality, but when she meets the new guy in town, River, she discovers everything isn’t always as it seems, and the legacy she wants just might not be the legacy she is destined to have.

Available at: Amazon

GODDESS SECRET
Goddess Series, Book 2



Legacy only thought she had this goddess thing under control. Well, as much as any other chick could have given the crazy circumstances. But when she learns the truth about her abilities, she is forced to keep a secret so powerful that she and the people closest to her could get hurt if it falls into the wrong hands.

Then there’s Venus, the goddess Adin is bonded to. And River, the god Legacy is bonded to. Do Legacy and Adin have a chance at a real relationship or are these external factors going to pull them apart? It won’t stop them from trying…or letting things heat up between them as they explore the boundaries of their relationship. Where’s the fun in just focusing on her ascension? Nothing wrong with having fun with her boyfriend.

As long as she keeps her secret…

Available at: Amazon

GODDESS SACRIFICE
Goddess Series, Book 3


Legacy wouldn’t let a little thing like changing into a goddess distract her from the joys of her senior year in high school...or hanging with her friends. She enjoys the dances and parties and getting closer to Adin...even trying her hand at seducing him. She’s ready to take their relationship to the next level, regardless of any bond she might have with River and any bond Adin has with Venus.
But the prophecy is still there, lurking in the background. And while Legacy is wrapped up with living her life in the now, forces are at work solidifying her future. With the damage done and the full meaning of the prophecy exposed, she’ll be forced to face the consequences...and protecting those she loves compels her to make the greatest sacrifice.
Available at: Amazon

GODDESS REVENGE
Goddess Series, Book 4


Hell hath no fury like a goddess scorned… at least that’s the way Legacy sees it. Her dreams collide into a message she did not want to acknowledge, but the implication ignites within her hotter than the knowledge of the betrayal itself. The only thing to do to cure getting mad? Getting even. And oh boy, she is going to get even!
Legacy dives into a betrayal of her own making as she teaches her lesson. But can she deliver her punishment without losing her true self in the process, or will the bitter feeling of keeping her enemy close backfire and propel her down a road she never dreamed she’d travel?
One thing’s for certain—revenge doesn’t come without a price.
Available at: Amazon


GODDESS BARED
Goddess Series, Book 5


The consequences of her actions are too much. Legacy was warned what would happen, but she thought she could outsmart it. She was wrong. How can she pick up the pieces of her life when all she now has is a void existence? The life she wanted...gone. Her heart has been ripped out, leaving her soul bared. The prophecy she’s been battling from the beginning has finally come true. And everything hurts. She never dreamed facing her legacy would be this devastating.

Legacy has known all along that everything happens for a reason. She’s been told that from practically everybody. She must find the strength to reach the stage of acceptance and move on with her life. Gods, why did things have to be this way?

But learning to accept the truth might be easier than she thinks. Her life has been filled with warnings, and one of those is that not everything is as it seems. Maybe there’s a reason that warning had come from Adin...
Available at: COMING SOON to Amazon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

M.W. Muse is an award-winning, bestselling author...under a different name. Her alter-ego writes in adult genres for multiple publishers, but her love of young adult stories geared for the upper end of that spectrum, termed “New Adult”, made her seek a new outlet for those young adult characters swimming around in her head. She still spends most of her time living in her other reality, but is looking forward to spending more time focusing on the lighter side of love.
Website: www.mwmuse.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Author.MWMuse
Twitter: @mw_muse


TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:



Mandy is giving away the following prizes on her GODDESS Series Tour:



Grand Prize Package Includes:


New Coach Signature Stripe Top Handle Tote



$50 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card



Autographed copy of Goddess Legacy, Book One in the Goddess Series by M.W. Muse



Autographed copy of Love at First Byte (autographed by Mandy Harbin)



Autographed copy of Entasy by Brynn Myers

Autographed copy of Cascades of Moonlight by Amy K. McClung
Autographed copy of Fire in Her Eyes by Amanda Heath



Author swag, including Entasy notebook, signed bookmarks, and magnets



Two pairs of silver tone earrings



3 Runners-Up will receive:



an eBook of choice from the GODDESS series.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Series Spotlight and a Giveaway for the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series by Angela Roquet

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Angela Roquet's

FOR THE BIRDS

Blog Tour Info

Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc.

Series Spotlight Info





GRAVEYARD SHIFT

Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., Book 1

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Available exclusively at Amazon: Only $0.99 for Kindle | Paperback



The Inferno has Evolved… Lana Harvey is a reaper, and a lousy one at that. She resides in Limbo City, the modern capital of the collective afterlives, where she likes to stick it to the man (the legendary Grim Reaper himself) by harvesting the bare minimum of souls required of her. She’d much rather be hanging out with Gabriel, her favorite archangel, at Purgatory Lounge. But when a shocking promotion falls in her lap, Lana learns something that could unravel the very fabric of Eternity. If the job isn’t completed, there could be some real hell to pay.





POCKET FULL OF POSIES
 
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Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., Book 2



Available exclusively at Amazon: Kindle | Paperback



The promise of peace in Limbo City is threatened once again, but this time the terrorists have a more specific target in mind: Lana Harvey. The up and coming reaper thought passing her classes at the Reaper Academy was going to be her biggest challenge, but when a rebel demon sends her apartment up in flames, she realizes that her victories from the previous year haven’t gone so unnoticed after all… To make matters worse, the Afterlife Council has taken notice of Lana too. The Egyptian god Horus is blackmailing her into joining the Posy Unit so she can do an illegal side job for him, and Cindy Morningstar, Lucifer’s daughter, insists that she take a two week training course with the devilishly tempting Beelzebub, much to her angelic boyfriend’s chagrin.





FOR THE BIRDS
 
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Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., Book 3



COMING SOON exclusively at Amazon: Kindle | Paperback


Lana Harvey isn't just any reaper. She's the new captain of the Posy Unit, a specialty group dedicated to harvesting mass quantities of souls from natural disaster sites, battlefields, and the like. The new title didn't come without a price though. Lana made some promises along the way, and now it's time to follow through... even if that means putting herself in the path of the three Fates, a fickle and mighty force to be reckoned with. The Fates run a soul recycling plant in Limbo City, and if Lana isn't careful, they just might recycle her.







Angela Roquet Bio


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Urban Fantasy Author Angela Roquet is a great big weirdo.
She collects Danger Girl comic books, owls, skulls, and random craft supplies. She no longer collects paperback books, because she can’t fit any more in her office, however she does collect ebooks. She has an unhealthy obsession with television shows created by Joss Whedon and fantasizes about him directing television or film versions of her novels. Angela’s favorite book/movie is The Wizard of Oz. She likes a little coffee in her cream, and her favorite food is sushi, even though it’s takes her FOREVER to make. Angela is a peace loving, tree hugging hippy who tries to buy organic and local as often as possible. She’s a fan of renewable energy sources, marriage equality, and religious tolerance. As long as whatever you’re doing isn’t hurting anyone, she’s a fan of you, too. Angela lives in Sedalia, Missouri with her husband and son. When she’s not swearing at the keyboard, she enjoys painting, goofing off with her family and friends, and reading books that raise eyebrows.

You can find Angela online at www.angelaroquet.com or on






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Blog Tour Schedule

4/15 - 4/29






















TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:



Angela is giving away the following prizes for the tour:



Grand Prize:

$25.00 gift card to Amazon and an autographed paperback set of the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc. series



Runners-up:

FIVE (5) runners-up will receive an eBook of their choice from the Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc series


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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Series Spotlight: the Midnight series by Melinda Leigh




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TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Melinda is giving away the following prizes on the tour:

  • GRAND PRIZE - a $25 gift card to Amazon and autographed copies of both MIDNIGHT books
  • TWO runners up get to pick a book of their choice from either the SHE CAN or MIDNIGHT series
SERIES SPOTLIGHT INFO:



MIDNIGHT EXPOSURE

Midnight series, Book 1

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Point, click, die.

When two hikers disappear, their hometown in Maine blames the blinding storms. But the truth is far more sinister. Unaware of the danger, tabloid photographer Jayne Sullivan follows an anonymous tip to find the most reclusive sculptor in the art world. Instead, she finds sexy handyman Reed Kimball—and a small town full of fatal secrets.

Five years ago, Reed buried his homicide detective career along with his wife. But when a hiker is found dead, the local police chief asks Reed for help. Why was a Celtic coin found under the body? And where is the second hiker? Avoiding the media, Reed doesn’t need a murder, a missing person, or a nosey photographer. Then Jayne is attacked, and her courage is his undoing. Reed must risk everything to protect her and find a cunning killer.


MIDNIGHT SACRIFICE

Midnight series, Book 2


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One by one, people are mysteriously disappearing from a small Maine town.

Four months ago, a ruthless murderer killed two people and kidnapped three more, including Danny Sullivan’s sister, who barely escaped. Unfortunately so did the killer, vanishing without a trace into the vast wilderness. When the police fail to find his sister’s captor, Danny returns to Maine to hunt him down.

He begins his search with another survivor, bed and breakfast owner Mandy Brown, but her refusal to cooperate raises Danny’s suspicions. What is the beautiful innkeeper hiding?

Mandy Brown has a secret. But sexy Danny Sullivan, his relentless questions, and the desire that simmers between them threaten to expose the truth. A revelation that puts her family in danger. As more people disappear, it becomes clear the killer is planning another ritual…and that he’s circling in on Mandy.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Melinda Leigh Pic.jpgMelinda Leigh is a fully recovered banker. A life-long lover of books, she started writing when her youngest child entered first grade as a way to preserve her sanity. in 2007, she joined Romance Writers of America, learned a few things about writing a book, and decided the process was way more fun than analyzing financial statements. It was time to get serious about making her hobby a career. She began submitting her work in 2008. In 2009 she signed with an agent, who sold Melinda’s debut romantic suspense novel, SHE CAN RUN, in 2010 to Montlake Romance.

SHE CAN RUN released in November 2011 and became the #1 Bestseller in Kindle Romantic Suspense. SHE CAN RUN has been nominated for a 2012 Thriller Award for Best First Novel.

Melinda is also an avid martial artist. She holds a 2nd degree black belt in Kenpo Karate, studies Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and teaches women’s self-defense. She lives in a messy house in the suburbs with her husband, two teenagers, a couple of dogs and one neurotic cat with an inexplicable fear of ceiling fans. With such a pleasant life, she has no explanation for the sometimes dark and disturbing nature of her imagination

To find out more about Melinda and her books you can connect with her online:

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads



Thursday, April 18, 2013

Book Spotlight: Immortal Obsession by Denise K. Rago


Steps away from Central Park, among careworn books and paintings, the vampire Christian Du Mauré quietly watches over two modern mortals. Amanda and Ryan are the last two descendants of a painful affair Christian had more than two centuries ago with a mortal aristocrat in Paris. On the eve of revolution, he made a promise to his dying lover that he would secure their safety without ever involving them in his world.


When Immortal Obsession begins, Christian’s promise is intact; his young ancestors suspect nothing of their origin. Amanda's life is happily predictable: she landed her childhood dream job working for New York's monolithic Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she unites her fascination with Revolution-era Paris and her abiding love of art. During one late night at work, Amanda is roused by an unexpected phone call. Her brother Ryan urgently needs her help; can she come right away? Against her better judgment, she rushes to meet him in Central Park—and unwittingly becomes entangled in a world she never imagined was real.




Author Bio:



Denise K. Rago - Morris Plains, NJ I am a lover of reading, writing, art museums, the French Revolution and vampires, all of which tie into my first novel, Immortal Obsession. In addition to writing, I have the privilege of working in a private, non-profit school which has an amazing staff who work with special needs children. I do not teach but I work in the business office. I live in the New York metropolitan area with my family.



Please visit my website at www.denisekrago.com to purchase Immortal Obsession, read excerpts, reviews, author interviews and guest posts. I would be remiss if I did not mention the importance of supporting local book stores and the role they play in our communities. There is room for the huge corporate chains, e-books, Indie Author websites and local book shops. Please utilize them so they remain with us.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book Spotlight: In the Shadows by Kristal McKerrington


Blurb:
In The Shadows - Cover Sample II.jpgJasmine got obsessed with a wrestler and now the wrestlers obsessed with her. Steamy nights, kisses and rules being broken at every turn. She turned his whole world upside down and now he's doing it to hers. In this free fall, can they survive each others love? Will she take him from the wrestling mistresses arms?

About the Author:

Kristal McKerrington is from Glasgow Scotland. She has been a professionally published author since 2010. She is represented by Barone Literary Agency. She has worked with Bishop-Lyons Entertainment. She has appeared on TMZ as a guest a few times.



 
About the Author:
Kristal McKerrington is from Glasgow Scotland. She has been a professionally published author since 2010. She is represented by Barone Literary Agency. She has worked with Bishop-Lyons Entertainment. She has appeared on TMZ as a guest a few times.

 
Kristal McKerrington
Website: kristalmckerrington.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/K_mcKerrington
Facebook Fan Page: http://ht.ly/3xc0D