September 17, 2014

KISS ME HARD BEFORE YOU GO by Shannon McCrimmon #99cent #Sale & a Freebie


Every summer, Gray Barnes and his eighteen-year-old daughter, Evie, open up their farm in the foothills of South Carolina to Kip Kierkin's Carnival of Wonder. The carnival attracts hordes of locals and out-of-towners, and it brings in the extra cash that Gray and his daughter need to keep the family estate running.

Evie decided long ago that she wants nothing to do with the carnival or the farm that her dad so desperately works to keep afloat. She doesn't understand her father's appreciation for the land or the work that it takes to maintain it, but that's all about to change when she meets Finch Mills.


Finch is a lifer – a carny since birth. He's spent all of his twenty-two years on the circuit and longs for a different path. He's never paid much attention to Evie, not until this eventful summer of 1978.

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Since the time she was a little girl, eighteen-year-old Finley “Finn” Hemmings has always lived her life according to a plan, focused and driven with no time for the average young adult’s carefree experiences. On the night of her high school graduation, things take a dramatic turn when she discovers that her mother has been keeping a secret from her—a secret that causes Finn to do something she had never done before—veer off her plan. In the middle of the night, Finn packs her bags and travels by bus to Graceville, SC seeking the truth. In Graceville, Finn has experiences that change her life forever; a summer of love, forgiveness and revelations. She learns to take chances, to take the plunge and to dive right in to what life has to offer.


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#ArkansasAuthor Event/Signing @ the Faulkner Co Library Nov 8th


Where: Faulkner Co Library in Conway AR

When: Nov 8th from 2-4pm

Who: Arkansas Authors Sandi Beth Jones, Quinn Loftis, Brinda Berry, and T.A. Brock

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Brinda Berry writes romance for the young and the young at heart. Her Young Adult fantasy series is set in the fictional town of Whispering Woods, Arkansas and features a gifted teen with a knack for sensing portals. She also writes New Adult romance novels. Her latest release, Chasing Luck (a Serendipity novel), garners 5-star reviews on Amazon. The second book of the series, Tempting Fate, is set to release on October 1st.

Brinda lives in Arkansas with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She's terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality.  She doesn't mind being called a geek or “crazy dog lady”. When she's not working the day job or writing a novel, she's guilty of surfing the internet for no good reason.





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T.A. Brock spends her days gleefully plucking words from the chaos of life and dressing them up so they look pretty. Then she calls them stories and tries to convince people to read them. She resides in the great land of mountains and green things (Arkansas) with her husband, two children, and her beloved Keurig machine.





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Sandi Beth Jones is the author of young adult and adult romance. She's worked with books for the past twenty years, first as a bookseller, then as a library media specialist and teacher. She lives on a river in the Ozarks, hoards antique books, and travels to places off the beaten path. She’s also the proud mother of two grown sons. When not writing, she enjoys cooking for her husband and playing the servant to one grumpy old tomcat.


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Quinn Loftis is an award winning author who lives in beautiful Western Arkansas with her husband, two sons, Nora the Doberman, and Phoebe the Cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is the author of twelve novels, including the USA Today bestseller, Fate and Fury. Quinn is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crocheting, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.





Cover Reveal: MEET YOUR BAKER by Ellie Alexander {Giveaway}

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Today we're excited to announce the cover reveal of Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander. This is a cozy mystery that releases December 30th by St. Martin's Press. This is the first in the Bakeshop Mystery series!


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Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bake shop where the treats are so good that, sometimes, it’s criminal…After graduating from culinary school, Juliet Capshaw returns to her quaint hometown of Ashland, Oregon, to heal a broken heart and help her mom at the family bakery. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is bringing in lots of tourists looking for some crumpets to go with their heroic couplets. But when one of Torte’s customers turns up dead, there’s much ado about murder…


"Sure to satisfy both dedicated foodies and ardent mystery lovers alike."Jessie Crockett, author of Drizzled with Death



The victim is Nancy Hudson, the festival’s newest board member. A modern-day Lady Macbeth, Nancy has given more than a few actors and artists enough reasons to kill her…but still. The silver lining? Jules’s high school sweetheart, Thomas, is the investigator on the case. His flirtations are as delicious as ever, and Jules can’t help but want to have her cake and eat it too. But will she have her just desserts? Murder might be bad for business, but love is the sweetest treat of all…

"Alexander weaves a tasty tale of deceit, family ties, delicious pastries, and murder.” Edith Maxwell, author of A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die






Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to learn more.





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September 16, 2014

Romancing Lorelei by June Stevens #Sale Sept 16-23 & #Giveaway

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In honor of the beautiful new cover and the upcoming audio book, Romancing Lorelei is on sale for $0.99 (from the regular $3.99) AND I am giving away some print books, audiobooks, and Oak Hollow series swag packs. (Scroll to the bottom for the giveaway.)
ISBN: 9781310267628

Romancing Lorelei is a STAND ALONE novella in the Oak Hollow Series.  Now including the short prequel, Lorelei’s Dance


PART ONE: LORELEI’S DANCE

Rules are made to be broken…

Lorelei Graham hates camping and has a specific set of rules she likes to live by, which includes no sex until at least the third date. But when she meets Kaden McAllister, all of her rules fly out the window. Costumes, wine, and a candlelit tent bring to life fantasies she never knew she had … at least until morning dawns…



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PART TWO: ROMANCING LORELEI

She doesn’t believe in love…He fell in love at first sight.

The moment he laid eyes on her, Kaden McAllister knew there was something special about Lorelei. After spending one incredible night with her, he knew he wanted her in his life. But the next morning she was gone, without even giving him her last name. When he finally finds her can he convince her there can be much more between them than sex?

Lorelei isn’t interested in falling in love with anyone, ever. Yet, she can’t deny that something deeper lurks beneath the intense sexual attraction that sizzles between her and Kaden, She agrees to get to know him, but can she put her past behind her and open herself up to the possibilities of love?

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June Stevens is the pen name of DJ Westerfield.

DJ uses the pseudonym June Stevens to write ROMANTIC fiction in a variety of genres including contemporary, suspense, fantasy, paranormal, urban fantasy.

DJ is a wife, step-mom, sister, auntie, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, friend, and Mommy to four adorable and mischievous four-legged babies. In addition to her fiction novels, DJ has a book blog, co-hosts an internet radio show and has written two nonfiction books for writers.


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Early Review: ELLIE JORDAN, GHOST TRAPPER by J.L. Bryan

Title: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper

Author: J.L. Bryan

Source: eARC from author

Est Release Date: Sept 19, 2014


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Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients’ ten-year-old daughter.

Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child.

My take...

This is definitely not the book to start late, late at night. Not far into it I got the bejeezus scared out of me. So I quickly laid it down and started it the next day. I wasn't prepared for the gruesome and the scary parts. But man was this was a fantastic book. Especially now that the Halloween season is upon us. Absolutely the most perfect time to start this great read.

Bryan and his words held my attention the entire time. It had me eagerly anticipating what was to come and what these crazy, spooky ghosts were up to. And I am hoping beyond hope that he has more books planned for Ellie. It definitely needs to happen.

What I wasn't keen on was the lack of romance. I love me some romance. I need me some romance. And yet, this book had none. But it didn't stop me from loving it.
Oh no. I was very happy in the end and couldn't have asked for a better book.

A must read…a fantastic read! I look forward to more. (There better be more!) 5 Spooky Stars!