July 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: SOMETHING FOREVER by M. Clarke

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?

RELEASE DATE: August 25th

Readers can read chapters 1-3 HERE


---Quote   "Be prepared to be Amazed, Wowed, and Blown to another world. Something Forever is the book of the year for me" ~DawnMarie, Book Enthusiast

---Quote   "M. Clarke has delivered once again. She does not disappoint in the final installment. Achingly-beautiful. Heart-pounding joy and Excitement" ~Sam, Sammie's Book Club, for book lovers.




 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


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Review: HEART AND SOUL by Lee Strauss

Title: Heart and Soul 

Author: Lee Strauss

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She's heartbroken. He's heartless.

Gabriele Baumann-Smith is deliriously in love with her young husband Lennon.
Except, it turns out that Lennon Smith isn't his real name. In fact, he's full of secrets: a cottage on the southern British coast, an old girlfriend and... an identical twin brother.

Callum Jones—not his real name—can't believe his brother's widow came to England. He'd warned Mick—Lennon—that an inheritance could put the girl's life in danger, and he was right.

“Mrs. Smith” is the last thing Callum needs to worry about right now. She's beautiful, sure, takes his breath away at times. But when she looks at him, who does she see?

Gabriele's heart is battered and bruised. Can one brother fix what the other left behind? And will they live long enough to find out?

My take...

I eagerly devoured this book under 5 hrs time. From the moment I started I couldn't put it down. I had to know what Lennon's secrets were and who the heck this Callum Jones guy is. As the story progressed I was even more taken in. So much happens. I absolutely loved the mystery and suspense that surrounds the entire storyline. I think that is what had me loving this one the most out of the series.

I wasn't a huge fan of Gabriele in the last book and wasn’t terribly fond of her in the beginning of this one. But I will say she grew on me as a character. She went from this self-centered girl to a strong, independent woman as I read. I was touched by all that Gabi went through with losing Lennon and reliving the flashbacks. Her story is not an easy one, but she sure makes the most of it as she starts piecing together the secrets Lennon left behind.

There is romance peppered throughout but it doesn't saturate the entire book. And for once I liked that about a book. I think it was the suspense that had me the most this time around. But hey, I still enjoyed those moments of romance that spurred up every now and then. And I really started liking Callum more and more. He ended up being a better guy than he let on in the beginning.

Another great story for a fabulous series....I highly recommend it. Cannot wait to see whose story is next! 5 Suspenseful Stars!



July 24, 2014

Summer Author Promo Blitz: H.A. Lamb #Giveaway #blitz14




*What would you be doing right now if you were not an author?
Well, that is a hard one. It is kind of like saying what would I being doing if I wasn't a mom, or married. It is hard for me to picture myself doing anything but this. Now, in an alternate universe I might have been a world traveler, or a criminal, or the president of the universe.... But I like my life. It has had adventure, and thrills. Being an author is so much a part of that. But for me it isn't something I promote and tell everyone. It is something that I hold close to my heart. It is a deeply emotional, secretive part of who I am. So I just couldn't imagine myself not being who I am. 

*5 years ago: what were you doing?
I was giving birth to my third kid, Samantha (grateful she wasn't a multiple like her sisters). And living in Alaska. I loved it there. It is a truly breath taking place. It isn't just the scenery that makes it such an amazing place, it is the hearts and souls of all the individuals who live there. I have learned from being there to never take for granted things that so many people do, and the value of patience when an item is done right, you won't have to do it again. We lived in a place (But that thanks to ridiculous shows, and families, IE the Kilcher family that portray otherwise) that did have basic necessities. We had a McDonald's and a grocery store. Three banks. But Walmart was two and a half hour drive one way, and Costco was 4 and a half.... children's clothing was treasured there, and you learned the value of thrift store shopping. Yes, gas would get up to 5 dollars a gallon, and not a lot of 'franchise' fast foods, but I loved the ma and pa restaurants... To this day I would give anything for a scone from Two Sister's Bakery, a slice of pizza from Fat Olives, and a day just to browse through the knick knacks in Blackberry Bog.
*Do you have a certain writing ritual?
Procrastinate, and then become a mad woman as I dash to finish. I actually had to take some time off of writing due to a recent surgery, but come august I will be doing it again! :)
*What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
My father. He has been known to read my writing and with his red pen mark how terrible it is. One piece in particular, he wrote "This is CRAP" on the front page. I knew that I if I could make him proud, and myself, then it wouldn't matter what the world said.
*Ever fangirled over another author? Who was it?
I went to school with Amber Argyle, and she was a blast. I have met Denise Grover Swank, Trisha Zieghorn, (both amazing authors) and was fairly leveled headed (I hope anyway)... 
*Is there an author you'd like to meet?
I would love to meet Belle Whittington or Candace Bowen one day. And would probably faint if I ever met J. K. Rowling, George R. R. Martin, or R. L. Stine.
*Biggest writing pet peeve?
I don't think I am a grammar nazi, in fact I know I am not. My husband is. But, my BIGGEST pet peeve are people writing single letters for words... or numbers in words. Basically if you have seen Weird Al's Word Crimes, all of the items he stated have bugged me at one point or another.
* Do you read other's reviews of your books?
Yes, I will, but not until my husband has read them. He is kind of my cushion or barrier for my 'blow'.  

Fun Five:
Fav Color
Purple. But I wear a lot of Gray and Black. If my daughter Samantha had any say in it, it would be red. She is strongly opinionated for a 5 year old.

Fictional Character you'd like to spend the day with?
I have so many of my own characters in my head, I feel like a spend all my time with them and my kids. And I can't just choose one, but I will say the first "crush/hero" was the fawn from "The Fawn and the Woodcutter's Daughter".

Fav food
Pizza and Mexican. My family likes Sushi and Chinese, so I rarely get those! And Blueberries on top of cheesecake!! YUM!

Fav song and/or singer
I am one of those people who are guilty of maxing out their iPod because of the amount of music they have, and can't really live without. I love everything from Jack Johnson, to P!nk, to Kiss, and Bach.

Guilty pleasure
 Reading. :) I am such a reader that I can usually finish a book within a day. Oh, and recently Disc Golf. 


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"You killed him!" Ella screeched. "You killed him! If you had only loved him enough, he wouldn't have died."
"Ella, please sit down in front of the fire, now."
"What are those called? The black, yucky aftermath of the fire?"
"Cinders?" I said calmly. "I am sorry, Ella, about—"
"No!" She yelled, interrupting me again. "You will never, ever call me that again!" Tears streamed down her face. "You are the reason that my mother and father are dead! You are a curse to anyone and everyone who knows you! You are evil! It shows on your face!" Her breath was shaking then. "You will call me Cinders, because that is all that is left of me, since you destroyed it all."
Before Cinderella meets the prince, before she loses her glass slipper, before the happily ever after, there was the stepmother.
Thrown into a forced marriage, she is haunted by her past, by her love for another man, and by her inability to hope for her own happily ever after. So much happened before the ball. So much happened Behind the Lace.






 Have you ever felt that your body wasn't your own? That the very skin you are in was like being forced into a shell that was so tight, and confiding that it was suffocating? Add no matter what you did, it wouldn't come off? What measures would you go to in order to find relief? 
Samuel learns that magical creatures aren't extinct as we are lead to believe, but disguised in a skin that doesn't fit. If he exposes their secret, it would surely be the death of them. If that wasn't enough, he is capable of controlling the element that is keeping them in these disguises, a dangerous ability. And he is the only one who has the power to free them. But at what cost? What will happen if they are freed? Who will prevent them from being hunted to extinction? 
Engage in this book of sorcery, secrets and most importantly hope. Hope that tomorrow, we won't judge a book by its cover or humans by their shells... their body.


AMAZON  SMASHWORDS



H. A. Lamb is ambitious, as most people would say. She has a love of cooking, reading and is an all-around geek to the extreme. Never willing to back down from an adventure, she can be seen hiking, camping, and fishing, always dragging her three children along. Her published works are: “Behind the Lace”, an adaptation of the classic Cinderella story but told through the perspective of the Stepmother.


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Cover Reveal: BURYING WATER by K.A. Tucker

The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.



Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.


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You can read Chapters 1-4 of BURYING WATER in the back of IN HER WAKE, the Ten Tiny Breaths prequel novella from Trent's POV! IN HER WAKE is out September 1st. Pre-order your copy today! 







Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.



THE HORDE WITHOUT END by Nazarea Andrews RDB {Giveaway/Excerpt}

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I am so excited to bring you the release day blitz of Nazarea Andrew's The Horde Without End, the sequel to her NA zombie romance, The World Without a Future. Check out the release day blitz, and the first chapter!! And be sure to enter to win a giftcard from Nazarea!!

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It was supposed to be over…

Returning from Haven 18 was supposed to be the end. But nothing is ever easy—and in a world full of zombies, finding the missing is next to impossible. There are breadcrumbs. Tiny clues. But what are a few tiny clues in a world of the dead?

Nurrin is desperate to find her brother, but that will mean trusting Finn O’Malley. A man shrouded in secrets, who kills as easily as breathing. And the more she learns about him, the more questions she has. But she has learned one thing—the zombies are changing. Adapting. And this time, the Haven walls won’t keep them out.



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Chapter 1. Broken Pieces
She hasn’t cried. She doesn’t cry for me—but I know how fragile she is.
I want to break her. I want to push her hard enough to see her shatter. I want to see the shards of her on the ground.
How fucking beautiful would she be, when she put herself back together? She would. Nurrin is too stubborn to do anything but survive.
Nurrin is a first, born to a world of death. She is innocent of the life before the change. She has never known anything but Hale Halls, razor wire, and walls. She has never known she could be anything but a survivor.
I watch the sun rising over the canyon. In another world, people might have exclaimed over the beauty, stared at it in wonder.
To me, the red-washed sky means only one thing: it’s almost time to leave.
I glance over my shoulder. She retreated to the sleeping area a few hours ago, after we fought over leaving immediately. I think there is a part of her that hopes Collin will come back. A supply run wouldn’t be completely unjustified.
My lips twist.
Collin wouldn’t leave the Hole, not unless he had to. Not when he knew that it’s the only place I would take Nurrin. He’s gone because something is wrong.


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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog. She is the author of Girl Lost, Edge of the Falls, and The University of Branton Series.

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