August 19, 2014

CONduct Series by Jennifer Lane Now Available in a Box Set! {Giveaway}

Omnific Publishing is pleased to announce that the popular romantic suspense CONduct Series will be available as a boxed set August 19th!


In a world gripped by organized crime, family dysfunction, and dim hopes of redemption, can true love persevere? For Sophie Taylor, a beautiful psychologist who lost everything when she violated an ethical boundary, and Grant Madsen, a handsome naval officer who sacrificed everything to protect a loved one, finding that love may carry an unbearable cost.

Starting their lives over in Chicago, both are fighting influences from their family and running as fast as they can to escape the past. When their paths cross outside the parole officer's door, the attraction is instantaneous. But a hidden connection may not only shatter their fledgling love, but prove deadly to them both.



Grant Madsen’s got issues. He’s still battling his Mafia family and doing everything possible to keep his loved ones safe. With the cruising season coming to an end, he has to find another job soon or he’ll rejoin his father in prison. And he’s trying to convince his rebellious teenage nephew to stay away from their criminal relatives (you can imagine how that’s going). But worst of all, Grant’s parole officer has mandated that he attend therapy.

The only saving grace is that they’re couples sessions with his girlfriend, Sophie Taylor, a fellow parolee who’s struggling with a few issues of her own. Sophie desperately hopes her past with Grant’s brother won’t destroy her future with him. There’s a sleazy professor at work who revels in sexually harassing women in the psychology department. And her father still hates Grant.

Their psychologist has his work cut out for him.

When Grant’s ruthless father hints at a plot to get out of prison, Grant must use everything he’s learned in therapy and beyond to try to stop him. It’s a race against time -- and a race to rescue Sophie from the Mafia’s clutches once again. But this time McSailor and Bonnie refuse to play victims. This time the cuffs are coming off.


Planning a wedding is never easy—especially when the Russian Mafia wants you dead.

On Best Behavior—the third and final book in The Conduct Series—finds our favorite couple moving forward, despite the odds. Following a pardon by the Governor of Illinois, ex-cons Sophie Taylor and Grant Madsen are finally free to pursue their love and the life that lies ahead for them. Grant now fights the forces that have hurt his loved ones by working undercover for the FBI, and he has infiltrated the Russian Mafia in Chicago. Sophie dives into swimming with Grant’s nephew, Ben, and into her career as a psychology professor. Thankfully, now it’s Ben’s turn to heal through therapy sessions with Dr. Hunter Hayes.

With so many things going right for Grant and Sophie, it's too bad the Russians aren’t their only threat. When Grant’s father, Enzo Barberi, discovers his own son thwarted his plan to break out of prison, his overdeveloped sense of vengeance flares to life. As Sophie scrambles to save her fiancĂ©, it's impossible to say who will kill Grant first—the Russians or his Italian family. Can love triumph over evil? Are hard work and a pledge to be on best behavior ever enough?

Once again, author Jennifer Lane brings a harrowing tale of romantic suspense with a psychological twist, and it's sure to leave readers breathless.

Coming Soon





Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she witnesses tremendous growth in her psychotherapy clients, and by night she wrangles misbehaving fictional characters as she writes sports romance and romantic suspense with a psychological twist. She can’t decide which is more fun.


Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior. “In a story of betrayal, responsibility, treachery, and honor, Lane does an excellent job portraying the intricate intersection of two lives connected by love…and lies,” said reviewer Susan Swiderski.


Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, hanging out with her plus-size, “I’m not fat, I’m big-boned” Izzie cat, and visiting her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.

THIN LOVE by Eden Butler Release Blitz {Giveaway}


Title: Thin Love
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance crossover
Release Date: August 19, 2014



Love isn't supposed to be an addiction. It isn't supposed to leave you bleeding.

Kona pushed, Keira pulled, and in their wake, they left behind destruction.

She sacrificed everything for him.

It wasn't enough.

But the wounds of the past can never be completely forgotten and still the flame remains, slumbers between the pleasure of yesterday and the thought of what might have been.

Now, sixteen years later, Keira returns home to bury the mother who betrayed her, just as Kona tries to hold onto what remains of his NFL career with the New Orleans Steamers. Across the crowded bustle of a busy French Market, their paths collide, conjuring forgotten memories of a consuming touch, skin on skin, and the still smoldering fire that begs to be rekindled.

When Kona realizes the trifecta of betrayal—his, Keira's and those lies told to keep them apart—his life is irrevocably changed and he once again takes Keira down with him into the fire that threatens to ignite them both.



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Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.

When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently imprisoned under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

Please send help.








(2) $10 gift card for either Amazon or B&N. Winner's choice.  Open internationally. Giveaway ends August 21st at 11:59 PM CST.


SOMETHING FOREVER by M. Clarke Teaser Tuesday


Something Forever by M. Clarke
Series: Something Great #3
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25th, 2014


A heated moment.

Desperate decision.

Life altering choices.

Max and Jenna are forced to test their relationship. Will they be able to embrace the challenges life throws their way?

Secrets can ruin the foundation of a relationship. Will Matthew choose to withhold vital information from Becky that could consume her with doubt about their future?

When it comes to love, Something Great can turn into Something Wonderful, but can it be Something Forever?











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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed.












August 18, 2014

CROSSING THE ICE by Jennifer Comeaux Blog Tour {Review/Excerpt/Giveaway}



Title: CROSSING THE ICE

Author: Jennifer Comeaux

Source: eARC from author


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Falling hard never felt so good.

Pair skaters Courtney and Mark have one shot left at their Olympic dream. They vow not to let anything get in their way, especially not Josh and Stephanie, the wealthy and talented brother and sister team.

The heart doesn’t always listen to reason, though...

The more time Courtney spends with sweet, shy Josh, the harder she falls for him. But they are on opposite sides of the competition, and their futures are headed in opposite directions. Will their friendship blossom into more or are their paths too different to cross?


My take...

“I’ve always wondered what it would be like to skate with someone you’re dating,” I said. “If there would be just this crazy amount of energy.”
Josh turned to me and held my gaze. “I bet it would feel incredible.”
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A few years have passed since we last left off and Courtney is all grown up and living her dream. She is well on her way to the Olympics with her partner Mark at her side. Then the unthinkable happens. She is forced to work side by side with her competitors...day in and day out. Soon feelings start developing between Josh and Court and there is nothing they can do to stop it. How on earth could a relationship work with so much stacked against it? Courtney and Josh are about to find out the hard way.

I love being back in Comeaux's world of skating. The Edge series she wrote is one of my all-time favorites ever and I got absolutely giddy when I started reading this one. Seeing Emily and Sergei again....seeing old characters get their own story, experiencing some of the best and sweetest romance I have ever read before...it was great to be back.

You fall and you fall hard for these characters and soon you realize they are a part of you. You care about them and want the best for them as well. And seeing them go through the sweet stuff makes a reader’s heart melt. But seeing them go through the rough spots, hurts you too. There was a scene towards the end of the book that had me tearing up. I hurt for two characters and what they were dealing with. And it wasn't what was happening between Court and Josh. Actually it was happening between Court and Emily. They've been through it all and in the end it just festered to a nasty head. And I am not going to lie...it hurt me as the reader to read that part. But Comeaux handled it like a boss and gave us a story that everyone is going to love.

The romance was beautiful. It had me excited to see new love emerging, even if it was sort of forbidden. Courtney and Josh have a long road ahead of them as they try to evade their feelings through most of the book and move on with their lives as if these feelings they were experiencing were not there. But in the end, I couldn't have asked for a more real, more believable read.

Most definitely pick this book up and give it a go. 5 Beautiful Stars!


I turned to Josh with my arms folded and my head cocked to the side. “So, you’re an athlete, a dancer and a musician? If you tell me you’re a skilled artist, I’m gonna have to hate you.”

He laughed. “I can barely draw a stick figure.”

“Whew.” I swiped my hand across my forehead.

“Even if I was the next Picasso, though, I wouldn’t have told you.” He paused and held my gaze. “I don’t like the idea of you hating me.”

My stomach fluttered. Josh didn’t often make extended eye contact, but whenever he locked those sinfully blue eyes on mine, I became a mesmerized puddle of swoon.






Jennifer Comeaux is a tax accountant by day, writer by night. There aren’t any ice rinks near her home in south Louisiana, but she’s a diehard figure skating fan and loves to write stories of romance set in the world of competitive skating. One of her favorite pastimes is traveling to competitions, where she can experience all the glitz and drama that inspire her writing. 



Interview with Author Acie Lynn


Acie Lynn is a lifetime writer that began her career at the ripe old age of six when she re-wrote the ending of Heidi (granny didn't get treated fairly in her estimation). She entitled the piece 'The Bline Grinmather' (misspellings historically accurate) and that is how the much cherished document became family legend. She then learned to spell and subsequently spent her awkward teen years hiding in school libraries devouring books on everything she could get her hands on (classical literature became a favorite along with westerns by Louis L'Amour). She has a modest collection of published short stories, poems, and several small articles. Journalism was her goal on the way out of high school, but life has curveballs, so she went into Business Administration for twenty years then followed that up with a degree in Medical Assisting. During those long years she raised two magnificent boys, continued to write several novels (none of which have seen the light of day due to her harsh critiquing skills) and had even more poems published. She has taken several writing courses most notably from a fellow author and mentor Holly Lisle
(she highly recommends the course How to Think Sideways by Holly Lisle, it taught her a lot). She resides in Pueblo, Colorado with her phenomenal husband, their children and one very spoiled bark-o-lounger (a.k.a. the family dog, Jayben). Currently Acie Lynn is winding up the first novel deemed suitable for public viewing and is anticipating its debut in October of 2014.

*What would you be doing right now if you were not an author?
I still work as a phlebotomist and I have a degree and a Medical Assistant so I would mostly likely be doing that. I enjoy it a lot.

*5 years ago: what were you doing?
 Five years ago I was working as a customer service agent for a cellular service.

*Do you have a certain writing ritual?
 I always get up early, I usually wake at 6, I feed the dog let him out get ready for the day and start writing usually by 7:30 or 8 am I'm an early bird I think best in the mornings.

*What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
 I have taken an criticism as tough because you can learn even from the harshest critics. Even the meanest critic might have a grain of something useful you can take away and besides if they are picking on me then they are giving someone else a break so I'm ok with it.

*Ever fangirled over another author? Who was it?
 Currently my favorite author is Stephanie Meyer. I really enjoyed the twilight books read them all in 3 days. I was working full time in between. lol

*Is there an author you'd like to meet?
 I really wanted to be able to meet Louis L'Amour and now I can't but if there is a writer I would like to meet these days it would be J.K. Rowling. I identify with her a lot. We have similar backgrounds and I find I am intrigued by her immense success and it gives me hope for mine.

*Biggest writing pet peeve?
 My biggest writing pet peeve is when an author obviously doesn't bother to edit their manuscript before sending it out into the world. Small mistakes happen but an entire manuscript that is badly written with a thin story line and hideous grammar makes me cringe.

* Do you read other's reviews of your books?
 I do read reviews because my readers deserve to hear from me if they have things to say. I may not have time to do more than say thank you or click like but I always read reviews. If the reviews are valid complaints and need to be addressed I embrace the opportunity to improve.


Fun Five:
Fav Color? lots first off though is royal blue.

Fictional Character you'd like to spend the day with? If I could spend the day with a fictional character it would be with Freckles of the LImberlost or Jubal Sackett. I spent a lot of time as a child with both of those characters. They are two of my favorites.

Fav food? My favorite food is chocolate. Not nutritious just my favorite.

Fav song and/or singer? My favorite song is Undefeated by Chris Daughtry it means a lot to me because I dedicated it and my hair last year to the St. Baldrick's day charity in honor of some close friends and family who are fighting cancer.

Guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure is watching Nashville and Grey's Anatomy.







If prison could be beautiful and in it family could be found, Mayven was sure fate had granted her such a boon. This apartment had been her prison, a necessary one perhaps, but prison none-the-less, as long as she could recall. Love had been her keeper and destiny her sentence. Fate—the keeper of the keys—was unlocking the doors at last. However, Mayven found the cost was more horrifying than the thought of a life spent in servitude to a destiny she had never wanted and still didn’t understand.

Mayven has been sheltered, unaware of the suffering she thinks resides only within the walls of her tiny apartment.  Varn knows suffering exists far greater than he alone can combat, but he is determined to try. Varn and Mayven are on a collision course with what each of them think they know and what destiny truly has in mind. Their only ally is the truth. Sometimes, however, the truth does not always set you free.