Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Blitz | Howling Hearts by April Bostic

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The Howling Heart by April Bostic
Expected publication:  Aug 1, 2013 

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given thepromotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River. Soon she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 12th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack. Now she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.

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April Bostic is a New Jersey-based romance author who enjoys unleashing her creativity and letting her imagination run wild. Her love of romance books inspired her to become not just a reader, but also a writer. In December 2008, she self-published her first novel, a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist entitled "A Rose to the Fallen". Her first short story, "Right Here, Right Now", released in January 2012 is an erotic romance with a dash of S&M. The following year, she released two more short stories: a romantic urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth of Eros and Psyche entitled "Eros, My Love", and a sexy romantic comedy entitled "Love Addiction". After five years, she will release her second novel "The Howling Heart" in August 2013, a paranormal romance that delves into themystical world of werewolves and Norse gods.

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Review | Armored Hearts

Armored Hearts
By: Melissa Turner Lee & Pauline Creeden

Cover art by Marcy Rachel Designs
Model Photographer: WinterWolf Studios

Book Description
When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother's side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales.
Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.
Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.

*This is an exciting collaboration between a Steampunk writer and a Paranormal Romance author. Together we are blending the two cultures as seamlessly as possible so that fans of both genre will love what we’ve come up with.*


  I was really surprised by my reaction to this book. I really wasn't sure I would like it BUT it is incredible! Melissa and Pauline did an amazing job writing this novel together. I usually steer away from books that have more than one author. I have found many that were just very awkward. This one is definitely NOT one of those. I would have never guessed two separate minds worked this book out together. There are NO seams. Everything flows wonderfully.


Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
Twitter: @P_Creeden

Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.
Twitter: @MelissaTLee1975


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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Finding Love’s Wings; A novel by Zoey Derrick
© 2012 by Zoey Derrick, all rights reserved.
Release Date: May 5th, 2013
Pages/Paperback: 344
Release Format: e-book, paperback


CAMERON ENDERS seems to have it all: a brand new condo in a city she loves, a top executive position at an international entertainment firm, an insane amount of money, and a gorgeous boyfriend. But when Cami catches the boyfriend in the act with another woman, it triggers all the anguish from years of neglect by her parents, and she realizes she never learned how to love or be loved. Cami flees to the remote tropical island of Tarah, but she can't avoid facing her problems any longer when she meets the man of her fantasies...

TRISTAN MICHAELS, one of Hollywood's hottest new stars, has come to Tarah to ride out a storm. His girlfriend of five years has been caught on camera cheating, and she's determined to make Tristan stop the story from breaking. But Tristan's done cleaning up her messes. He needs to escape all things Hollywood for a while--and especially the firm that represents him--until the whole thing blows over. What he doesn't count on is meeting an irresistibly beautiful woman, a woman who just so happens to be the CEO of the firm he's trying to avoid.

Can Tristan and Cami help each other learn to trust and love again, or will their histories of betrayal tear them apart?

It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.  

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.


Zoey Derrick has done an amazing job on this novel. I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. The characters are strong and well described as is the story. I was very touched by the role of Cami in this novel. I'd have to say that she is my absolute favorite character...Tristan's not so bad either ;)


I am not sure if despair is really in my vocabulary anymore. There is something strange about being locked away in a hotel, thousands of miles away from everything I have come to know. My life has been on the fast track for the last five years, and there seems to be nothing I can do about it.

But out here, surrounded by water, in a hotel that holds everything anyone could possibly imagine, I feel free. My BlackBerry is off, my laptop is stowed, and the weather here is utterly amazing. I cannot even begin to describe how liberating this is, and for the first time, I'm questioning whether or not my life is worth all this madness.

Don't get me wrong; I love what I do. But even the love of acting and the money are small compensation for the madness I am required to endure.

I've realized that I left Hollywood so fast that I forgot to pack toiletries, so I've ventured into the little mall inside the hotel. It's early in the day, so fortunately for me there are hardly any other patrons floating around.

As I stroll through the mall I notice a petite beauty with black hair – several packages in her hands – walking out of the Shoe Shoppe that I just left not moments before. Her skin is pale, translucent even. Her beauty is soft, sophisticated, and natural. She's not wearing much makeup, but her lips are full with a beautiful pink tint.

I slowly follow her from a distance as she strides purposefully into Versace. "Well, that's definitely something you don't see everyday," I mutter to myself.

"What do you mean by that?" Tyson says.

"Someone like her, carrying her own bags and walking into Versace." I chuckle and he joins in.

It has been my experience, with woman especially, that shopping is something that is either done in pairs or with the help of a some poor sap hired solely for the purpose of being a servant. If you sit still long enough along Rodeo Drive in California, you will see the wealthy women walking with poles up their asses and at least one sorry sucker following her with her bags. This little lady strides into Versace, confident, calm, and collected, and minus the stick up her ass.

"Do we know who she is?" I ask.

"Not completely. She looks familiar but not in a way that I can place her. She is definitely not Hollywood."


I watch as the Versace matron stops her from putting her bags on the floor. She quickly picks up the girl’s bags and bustles off to find the concierge.

My eyes float back to the black-haired beauty. She is standing there talking with the sales lady, and she must be ready to try something on because she takes off the light jacket she is wearing. The tank top she has on underneath is a deep purple, and as soon as she turns to hand her jacket to the sales lady, I see it: the blue, purple, and silvery heart and stars on her shoulder.

"It can't be," I mutter. My knees are growing weak, and then I realize I'm actually shaking as she continues turning around until her back is to me. And there, staring back at me, are the purple fairy wings from LAX.


Tour Stop | The Mirror by Candace Bowser

Book Title: The Mirror
Author: Candace L. Bowser
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Horror
Length: 280 Pages
Presented by: As You Wish Tours

Recipe for the Bristol Curse Cake

2 cups of beauty
3 tablespoons deception
1 cup of despair
1/3 cup revenge
2 cups of perceived unrequited love
A pinch of death
1 witch’s broken heart
1 teaspoon of mercury
2 cups of faith

Begin with Beauty and mix in deception. Allow to set for a month before adding 1 cup of despair and then 2 cups of perceived unrequited love. Once raised, add a pinch of death, one witch’s broken heart along with the mercury. Cover bowl with a black cloth and over the next four hundred years add revenge pinch by pinch. This will allow the mixture to reinvent itself. Once four hundred years has passed, lift black cloth high enough to add 2 cups of faith and watch the miracle of a curse being broken.


Adrianna Bristol stood before her grandmother's antique mirror and stared at the black velvet cloth covering it. She just couldn't believe her nana was gone. The mirror had hung in that exact same spot for the last twenty years, never once had it been moved from the alcove. Adrianna remembered the stern words of her grandmother when she was a child. Annabel Bristol had told her, "promise me Adrianna that you will never uncover the mirror. No matter what it may whisper to you, you must never remove the cover." Adrianna laid her hand against the cool velvet which covered the glass. As she walked away the mirror whispered to her, "you belong to me now. You belong to me." A four hundred year old curse has plagued the Bristol family since the 1600's. A curse born out of a love so rich and a betrayal so deep, that time itself has no power to stop it. Only Adrianna has the courage to find the truth behind the curse and set her family free. But will the Mirror release its darkest secrets? 

About the Author
An avid writer, Candace works nearly every day on one of her manuscripts. Though she predominately composes works of horror, she also writes mystery, suspense, and adventure. During the 1990’s she was a featured columnist for PRS in Kansas City. In 2011, Candace was honored by being voted one of the Top 20 Most Prolific Authors by AKG mag.. Her books are an unusual blend of historical places and events, along with fictional and non-fictional characters, which she seamlessly weaves into the story .Originally from south-central Pennsylvania, she currently resides in Kansas City with her husband Todd.



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Monday, July 29, 2013

Blitz | Allison's Awakening by Anna Daye | Giveaway

Alison’s Awakening
Anna Daye
Can a passionate night with a coworker give her the confidence to pursue the man of her dreams--her boss?
Alison Connolly has always followed the rules—a fact that has helped her excel at her job, but hasn’t done much for her personal life. When a dirty-talking, sexy coworker makes a move while they're working late, the rules don't stand a chance.
Will the erotic dalliance in the conference room ruin her chance of being with the man she really wants—her boss—or will it give her the courage to show him that his star employee is better after hours?
Contemporary Erotic Romance/Erotica
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Release Date: 06/28/2013

Author Anna Daye:
Anna Daye lives in the desert with her husband and pets. When she's not wrangling cats or her husband, she is writing romantic fiction with a spicy edge.

She is a staunch believer in happy endings and unicorns. One of these things is definitely true.

I relaxed at the familiar tone, but only slightly. “You scared me, Daniel.”

“Did I? That’s because you’re so tense. Jumpy.”

He was probably right, but his hands on my shoulders felt good, too good. He rubbed slowly but 

with perfect pressure. A soft moan escaped my lips.

I knew I shouldn’t—it wasn’t proper—but I couldn’t help but lean into his massage. The pressure 

on my tense muscles felt so amazing. And it was wonderful to be touched.

Then his hands were gone. I blinked and pushed down the sudden feeling of loss. Half the lights in 

the conference room flickered off, leaving the room only dimly lit.

“Can’t really work with the lights off, Daniel,” I said, keeping my tone light.

“You work too much,” he replied.

I shivered at the low tone in his voice. Did he sound husky, like our small touch had affected him, 

too? No. That wasn’t possible. He had plenty of women chasing him, and he’d slept with more 

than his fair share from the rumors I’d heard. Such a small touch wouldn’t affect a man like him. 

Especially not with someone like me, a mousy woman at least a couple of years older than him.

“Well, these reports won’t finish themselves.” I kept my tone as light as I could, but couldn’t help 

the slight catch in my voice.

“There will be time enough for those after.”

“After what?” I turned to look at him, blinking in confusion as he pulled off his tie and tossed it on 

the conference table.

“After we both relax a little.” The shadows in the room cast his face in an odd light, making his 

grin seem more dangerous, his eyes darker.

“I don’t know what—”

“Stand up, Alison.”