Exclusive Excerpt ~ All-American Girl by Justine Dell

All-American Girl by Justine Dell is contemporary romance scheduled for release on February 26, 2013.  Below is the first exclusive excerpt from this book.  We are so honored and excited that Omnific Publishing has asked us to run and host the blog tour next month.  Stay tuned for more information as well as the exclusive cover reveal.  Now, prepare yourself to “swoon.”

“Forgive me?”
He cocked his head. “For what?”
“Being me.”
He continued to study her without saying a word.
“Say something,” she whispered.
He stepped closer, his warmth swamping her senses. His hand came up to her face, his fingers skimmed down her cheek. “I’ve known since the day you got here that something was wrong, it’s not all just me. Because of our history, I’m a bit confused, but willing to take a chance I wouldn’t have taken before.”
His lips brushed across hers. Slowly. Softly. She nearly collapsed to the floor in the gentleness of it; gentleness that she didn’t deserve. His head lifted and his eyes skimmed down the length of her body, making her shiver.
“Why did you do that?” she asked, breathless and confused.
He grinned. “I’ve wanted to do that since you got back into town. Only I wanted to do it while you weren’t yelling at me.”

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“Lance Cummings” as seen thru the eyes of author Justine Dell.

Summary:

At the age of thirty, with two failed marriages and a tanking writing career, Samantha Moore deals with the world with the only tool she had left:  anger. And she’s tired of it. When her grandmother’s near-death sends her rushing back home to Vermont, she hopes for the chance to overcome the rage ruling her life.

Once she’s home, Lance Cummings becomes a constant source of indigestion. Lance is a single father who learned first-hand the devastating effects of a damaging relationship. He sees through Samantha’s nasty temper—straight to her cry for help. He wants to help her, but he also wants to know why Samantha ran from him—and their future—twelve years before.

Taking care of her Grams, dealing with an alcoholic brother, and getting Lance to remove his annoyingly attractive nose from her business is draining on Samantha. And she’s only got three weeks to finish her stagnated novel or her publisher will drop her. No pressure. To top it off, pretending to hate the man she actually loves makes each day in Vermont harder than the last. Especially when Lance turns up the heat.

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Interview with Meriwether Storm

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Daemon Whisperer by Candice Bundy
Synopsis by Goodreads

Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents when she was only fourteen—the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who’d killed her parents, but there was only one problem: she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths, her parents trained her intensively in the arts, which Meri used to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon’s name. Now, despite her years of searching, she’s no closer to the truth and her time is running out.

When a mysterious daemon named Azimuth offers Meri a deadly summoning in exchange for information about her parents’ murderer, she takes it immediately and without intimidation. What does worry her is her attraction to Azimuth: when he touches Meri, her pulse races and she breathlessly awaits the feel of his lips upon her skin. Meri knows she should keep him at arm’s length, but her traitorous thoughts obsess over him night and day.

Blinded by her desperation for the truth and her desire for Azimuth, Meri places her trust in the creatures who are her sworn enemy, jeopardizing her need for vengeance. After Meri discovers there’s more to the deal than the daemon cabal first promised, can she accept all they have to offer?

When retribution is the only thing that drives you, how much are you willing to sacrifice before you lose yourself to the cause?

Genre: Horror/Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance/Erotica, Content: Contains graphic violence and explicit sexual situations, recommended for readers 18+.

The Liminals series is set in a future dystopian Front-Range Colorado filled with daemons, god-touched, and other not quite human creatures. Liminal beings stand at the crossroads between our world and alternate dimensions and have the ability to set things back to rights, if they so choose.

Interview with Meriwether Storm

Meri, welcome to LLL and thanks for taking some time off  your busy schedule to be with us today! Fighting daemons can get pretty intense so it must be nice to just sit and relax once and while. Can you tell us a little bit of how you became a Summoner?

Thanks for finding this spot off the grid for us to chat. My schedule has been packed these past few months…you have no idea.

So, how I got into Summoning… You need to understand, I was an only child and my parents doted on me constantly. Sure, they were Summoners but they tried to hide it from me at first…which works as well as you expect when you have a clever, nosy kid. I grew up reading grimoires when other kids were reading chapter books. Things were just…different in our household. Then there was the money. Other kids talked about growing up and working at a restaurant, or studying mechanical trades, or, gods help me, learning how to do accounting for the corporates. Can you imagine the tedium, or working all month for a pittance? I watched my parents, day in and day out, and they were happy. Stressed, yes. But who isn’t? At least they ate well, and we got to travel, and wear nice clothes. When you’re a kid those distinctions matter.

Once I turned twelve they let me start doing simple summonings. Well, Dad did. Mom would have preferred I take up piano, but after she saw I was a natural at it, she relented. I learned from them, kept up my reading, and imagined things would go on forever, the three of us. But two years later they were dead…well you know the story. After the lawyers were done with me I had the house, money, and all of the summoning gear a gal could ever need. Well, almost. I could have picked another road, but I didn’t want to. I had to find their killer.

For those of us that aren’t familiar with the world you live in, can you describe it to us and tell us a little bit about The Fall?

My world is set in a future dystopian Front-Range Colorado filled with daemons, god-touched, and other not quite human, or Liminal creatures. The Fall happened about two hundred years ago, when the human governments slowly became insolvent and Corporations stepped in, piece by piece, to carry the load. Over time the Corporations took over completely, rendering the governments useless and outdated, and they had them removed. Today, everything is controlled by the Corporations. Pricing of food, clothes, you name it. What’s taught in schools. Whether you can go to vocational training or college, and how much you’ll pay to do so. What medical care you need, and what you’ve earned. All of it, they dictate. They say it makes for a fair world, a world where no one’s in debt, and everyone is judged based on their abilities alone. I say they’re morally bankrupt, allowing suffering over something as fleeting as money.

The world you live in seems to be one of moral ambiguity.  In your slaying of the gleaner Daemon, was there any remorse? Or is the only good Daemon a dead Daemon. If this is the case how do you reconcile your role? How do you reconcile having sworn a blood oath to a Prince of hell.

Things are no longer black and white for me. I’m not happy I had to kill the gleaner daemon Penethewes, because he bore me no ill will. I don’t think he would ever have hurt me. Sadly, one of my enemies could have used him against me because he knew my true identity, and I’ve killed so many daemons since then, I suppose it doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

Now that blood oath—I’m not happy about that at all. If I can find a way around it, I’ll jump at the opportunity. Belial is…unstable, and I keep my distance. Sure, I’m sworn to be loyal to him, but I don’t have to be nice or like the bastard.

Tell me what you thought when you first met Azimuth. I’m not really a gal for blondes, but Holy Wows was he a total turn on!! Quite the hottie I must say.

You know, Rosette, I’m not a blond gal myself, but his hair’s not what drew me to him. He’s got this distinctive presence when he walks up to you, and it’s only partly because of his daemonic powers. The rest is a mix of his humor, his genuine caring, and his ability to disarm almost any argument I throw his way. Plus his eyes that turn sapphire blue only for me, and his full lips, and those shoulders…yeah, I just melt for him.

Now that you are part Daemon have you considered that you have had unprotected sex with Az and what this could mean to your future. Do Daemons have young? Because you are both also human. As a woman how do you feel about bringing children into this immortal world that has been thrust upon you?

I understand your concern, because you’re right, daemons multiply like rabbits. Well, not all have litters, but you get the picture, and it’s not pretty.

As, effectively, a hybrids, the rules are a bit different for Az and myself. I don’t know if you’re familiar, but there are accounts of daemons who attempt to impregnate humans all of the time, or get pregnant by humans. It’s rarely successful, producing what’s known as a cambions. From my research, there’s believed to be less than a handful of these in existence, despite all efforts to create more. I figure Az and I are kind of like those cambions, and who knows how hard it is for them to get pregnant?

Just in case, I asked Az’s friend Ranna what to do. She hooked me up with a plant the locals eat in Sheol which prevents wee daemons from accidentally occurring. It’s not guaranteed, because I’m different, but I figure this way it’s a long shot, right? The less likely, the better, because my children would be bound to Belial by the same blood oath. Can you even imagine? *shudders*

What memory do you think you parents were willing to sacrifice to Calloine. Why do you think they summoned this daemon. If it was done to buy more time with you their daughter, then why did they perform the summoning together, risking both of them.

I know the pictures they used now. They had to use separate pictures, you see. My father used one where he was pushing me on a swing, and my mother had one of them together at a friend’s party. They’d been arguing that night and she didn’t mind losing the memory. They summoned Calloine because they were out of skin…out of space to summon, and they wanted to keep working, making money. They didn’t want to give up their life, as they knew it. It wasn’t about me, not really. Summoning was all they’d ever known, and they were overconfident in handling Calloine.

Do you see Daemons as truly evil or just another species?

Daemons are bent towards evil, just as a compass needle points due North. Some aren’t as deadly as others, but all are fashioned of the same base mettle.

In your heart are you human or daemon.

I’m human, but there are daemon weeds rooted into my soul, and I’ll never be free of them now. Yes, I’m happy for the friends I’ve gained, and I don’t know what I’d do without Az, but I don’t like the consequences of my choices. Is that what you were asking?

Where will you go from here? AHHHHHHEEEEM (hinting heavily on your next adventure)

I’m not sure, Rosette. I’m pretty conflicted at the moment. The satisfaction of killing daemons almost daily is wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but Belial has this new weapon he gave us, it’s called a Sancre. Keep that between you and me, all right? It’s different, and I have this gut feeling I’m missing something. Something big he’s got planned. Also, I met this woman Erin and she asked for my help, but according to our stupid ‘rules’ I can’t because she’s one of the god-touched. But I feel for what she’s going through. She’s confused and needs a friend, so I’m going to break the stupid rules. It’s not as if I took an oath about this specifically, so I figure I’m in the clear. Actually, I’ve got to run. I’m supposed to meet up with her soon, and I don’t want to be late. If I can get away, I’ll check in with you again later.

Candice I forgot our smooch  questions for you the author!!!

1.  Beer or wine?

Let’s see, I’m a winemaker and celiac, so it’s always vino for me! J

2. Who would kick who’s ass in a fight, Werewolf or Vampire?

Vampires, every time. In most universes Were’s are deeply connected to their packs and therefore more vulnerable and prone to manipulative attacks. Whereas Vamps are by nature often loners and prey on the familial ties of others to win in battle.

3. Favorite childhood bed time story?

Phantasies, a Faerie Romance, by George MacDonald. I read it from when I was around nine or ten, many times over. The vocabulary initially outpaced me, but the richness of world’s tapestry stretched my mind. The story swept me away in a journey into a surreal landscape, and challenged my young mind to ask big questions.

4. Does Az wear briefs or boxers?

This is from Meri, btw…

He wears underwear? I hadn’t noticed.

5. Favorite snack?

Cheese! There are endless varieties, and they pair wonderfully with wine, don’t you know.  ;)

6. Tiramisu or chocolate cake?

Tiramisu every time—gluten free of course. ;)

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Candice lives in Centennial, Colorado with her husband, son, and her pathetically stupid but therefore very sweet cat Maia. Candice loves to make wine and mead and is a professional hedonist, rabble-rouser, and goat-herder. She adores archeology and all things Greek/Roman, so if you send her fan mail, please send it on cuneiform tablets, papyrus, or traditional vellum.The first book in the The Liminals urban fantasy series, The Daemon Whisperer, debuted in October 2012. The second book, The Madness Path, is in development.The first book in the Depths of Memory sci-fi/horror trilogy, The Dream Sifter, is due out in Winter 2012, and the second book, Dreams Manifest, is due out Spring 2013. The third and final book, Forsaken Dreams Pursued, is under development.

Visit Candice at candicebundy.com

Cover Reveal: Bethany Lopez’s I Choose You

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Genre: Contemporary – novella
Age Group: New Adult
Published: January 08, 2012

Synopsis:
Up until now, Nicole’s life has been mapped out for her. She’d go to college, marry Jake and become the upstanding minister’s wife. When she leaves that life to begin again in a small town in Texas, she finally has the freedom to live as she chooses. There, she meets Kent, a guy whose charm and passion make it hard to stick to her morals.

Dodging his father’s fists and protecting his twin sister made Kent into the man he is today. He learned by watching his mother stay by his father’s side that it’s better to keep relationships simple. Then he meets Nicole. Her sweet smile and genuine response to him land like punches to his resolve. After a lifetime of learning to protect his heart, can he finally let down his guard?

Bethany Lopez About Bethany
Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories About Melissa. Ta Ta for Now!, xoxoxo, and Ciao are available now. Bethany is currently working on a Contemporary Fantasy YA and a Contemporary New Adult Trilogy.

Website: http://www.bethanylopez.blogspot.com/

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Cover Reveal & Excerpt: M Leighton’s Up To Me

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 06, 2013

Synopsis:
Happily ever after doesn’t come easy. But for love, it’s always worth the fight.

Olivia finds bliss unlike any she’s ever known in Cash’s arms. He sets her skin on fire and melts her heart right inside her chest. Unfortunately, their happily ever after is short-lived when a shadow from Cash’s past threatens to turn their world upside down.

Dangerous people from his father’s world have discovered that Cash holds information that could put them away for a very long time. And they’re willing to do anything—and hurt anybody—to get it back. Giving it up means Cash must choose between the life of his father and the life of Olivia.

Having nearly overcome her wariness of bad boys, Olivia’s trust is shaken when this new threat arises. Now she finds that Cash is not only a danger to her heart, but his family has associations that are a danger to her life as well. She soon discovers that there are some situations in life where trust is a girl’s only option. And this is one of them. If she’s to live, she must trust Cash with her life. But to Olivia, that’s much, much easier than letting go and trusting him with her heart.

Excerpt
The worry over Cash coupled with the lyrics is enough to take my breath. Literally. For a few seconds I feel like I can’t breathe.

But then, suddenly, I can.

There, standing in the doorway of the office, is Cash. His eyes lock with mine and I feel them, really feel them all through my body. It’s like standing naked in the middle of the night during a warm summer rain. He’s everywhere. He’s on my skin, under my skin, in my heart, in my soul.

I feel like I might burst with the desire to go to him. It takes every ounce of my willpower to stay put, to school my expression. To pretend. But I do it. Somehow, I do it.

Until he starts toward me.

And then I stop. Stop everything. Stop moving, stop breathing, stop thinking. All I can do is stare as Cash’s long legs eat up the distance between us. Without a single word, he shoulders his way through the people standing around us. When he reaches me, he steps up to the bar, reaches across it and offers me his hand.

His eyes are still on mine and the rest of the world has disappeared. Suddenly it doesn’t matter who’s watching. Nothing matters but Cash. Nothing ever has. And nothing ever will again.

I slide my fingers into his and he tugs on my hand. I step onto the rail and put one knee on the bar. Cash releases my hand, reaches forward and sweeps me off the slick countertop and into his arms.

I can feel his breath, coming hot and fast, fanning my cheeks. I can feel his need, wild and hungry, searing my soul. And, for just a second, I think I can feel his love, too. It burns me, but in a completely different way. Like a brand that says I’ll always be his and he’ll always be mine.

And then he drops his head and his lips cover mine. Vaguely, I hear shouts and hollers and clapping, but I don’t care. I don’t care who sees or who knows or how they feel about it. I care about the man carrying me. Always carrying me.

Cover Reveal: Priscilla Glenn’s Back To You

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult with mature YA cross-over appeal
Published: October 20, 2012

Synopsis:
When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her.

Or that it would end so painfully.

Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation.

As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events that tore them apart, will they finally be able to heal? Or will the ghosts of Michael’s past prove to be too much to overcome?

Where to buy: Amazon

Priscilla Glenn About Priscilla
Priscilla Glenn lives in New York with her husband and three beautiful children. She has been teaching English Language Arts at the middle and high school levels for the past eleven years. Glenn has written three books, although Back to You is her first published novel. Her guilty pleasures include great books, good wine, anything chocolate, and Robert Pattinson :)

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Cover Reveal: Marion Croslydon’s Oxford Whispers

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Genre: Paranormal
Age Group: New Adult
Release date: October 8th, 2012

Synopsis: SOOKIE STACKHOUSE GOES IVY LEAGUE!

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead. She has vowed to ignore her Voodoo-stamped heritage and the psychic gift passed down through her Louisiana family. The world of the living is where she wants to belong.

But her resolution shatters when the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class at Oxford—begin to haunt her. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War.

College becomes more complicated when Madison falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, she realizes that her own first love may also be doomed…

FALL IN LOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME… AGAIN

{Upper-YA/New Adult – Recommended 17+}

Where to buy: Amazon

IMG_3544_cropped_bw2 About Marion
In addition to being an author, I work as an entrepreneur, wife and mother-of-one but spend a good deal of time with books, DVDs and listening to my mp3 player; all for the sake of inspiration, of course.

My debut series, The Oxford Trilogy, has been a blast to write because I can indulge in my favorite types of music: Country and English rock.

My main goal as a writer is to make readers dream bigger and cause their hearts to beat a little faster.

Since my writing is all about sharing dreams and stories, I love connecting with fellow readers and authors.

Website: www.marioncroslydon.com
Twitter: mcroslydon
Facebook: Author Page
Goodreads: Author Page
YouTube: marioncroslydon

Giveaway

(1) Signed print copy and (1) eBook copy of OXFORD WHISPERS. Both open International.

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Cover Reveal & Synopsis: Katie Ashley’s The Proposal

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication: January 5, 2013

Synopsis: In the weeks following Aidan’s betrayal, Emma has tried her best to move on. Ignoring his countless texts, voice mails, and flowers, she isn’t sure she wants to be won back by him. But Aidan isn’t going down without a fight—especially not until Emma lets him reveal the secret of his past that caused him to be so commitment phobic.But fate intervenes when premature labor forces Emma on strict bed rest for two weeks. Aidan steps forward with a shocking proposal. To prove his love and commitment for her and their unborn son, he will take a leave of absence from work to care for her around the clock. Vowing to guard her heart, Emma reluctantly agrees.

While she is touched by Aidan’s attentiveness and tender loving care, Emma is thrown for a loop by the amorous attentions of ER doctor, Alpesh “Pesh” Nadeen. Pesh is everything Emma could ever want—successful, stable, and ready to settle down and be a husband and father. Pesh wants nothing more than to win Emma’s heart, but she is not sure she’s able to give it.Her heart may still belong to the very man who broke it—the one who is so desperately trying to win her back.

Cover Reveal: Chelsea Cameron’s Deeper We Fall

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Cover designer: Okay Creations

Genre: New Adult
Publication: January 12, 2013

Synopsis: Two years after her best friend was involved in a car accident that caused a traumatic brain injury, Lottie Anders is ready to start her freshman year of college. Ready to move on. Ready to try and forget the night that ripped her life apart.

Her plans come to a screeching halt when not one, but both brothers responsible for the accident end up back in her life again.

Zack is cruel, selfish and constantly rubbing what happened to her friend in Lottie’s face.

Zan is different. He listens to her awkward ramblings. His words are few and far between, but when he does speak, she can’t help but listen. He loves “To Kill a Mockingbird” as much as she does, and his dark eyes are irresistible.

The trouble is, Zan was the driver in the accident, and now Lottie’s discovered he lied to her about what happened that night. She must decide if trusting him again will lead to real forgiveness, or deeper heartache.

ChelseaAbout Chelsea
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Website: http://www.leftandwrite7.blogspot.com/
Goodreads: Author Page
Twitter: chel_c_cam
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Cover/Blurb Reveal & Giveaway: S.A. Price’s Something Darker

Expected publication: December 18th 2012

SOMETHING DARKER (book one of the Inferii Dii)


The one thing Syrus Alcot, the God of Death Osiris in the Egyptian Pantheon, wants in all the worlds is the woman he loved and lost returned to him. When he gave up his powers, and freedom for a life of service he was promised her return. That was over one thousand years ago. A member of a team of dark gods charged with keeping humanity safe, he leads a loveless existence in New York City, searching for the one thing that could bring his wife back to him, a lapis scarab that was lost to him ages before.


Gwen Stapleton, a mild mannered librarian, is unaware that she holds the key to not only Syrus’ happiness, but her own. Seemingly stuck in a hopeless relationship with a man she doesn’t love, she has no idea that a chance meeting in Alphabet City will start a landslide to her heart’s content. Because Gwen is the keeper of the scarab, and is everything Syrus has ever wanted… and hes not the only one.


An Ancient evil is waking, and its servants will stop at nothing to see it seize its rightful place as the new pantheon of earth. And in order for Syrus and his team to save the world, Gwen is going to have to accept him, and show that love does make all the difference.

To learn more about authors Stella and Audra Price, visit their Website:

***VIRTUAL RELEASE PARTY NEWS***

On December 18th, SOMETHING DARKER will be available for purchase and to celebrate the release authors S.A. Price are giving away some AMAZING, out of this world prizes! TRUST ME, you DO NOT want to miss out!

What are they giving away?

Are you ready for this?

A registration to Authors After Dark (2013 or 2014 if you are already registered for
2013), a VIP package including VIP early seating and entry badge, and welcome
goodies from the hotel, a gift basket fulla goodies, backlist books, and
Breakfast with Stella and Audra on Tuesday morning. 
Awesome right? We thought so.

To learn more about Authors After Dark visit www.authorsafterdark.org

And wait, it gets better!!!

There will be a second and third place winner!

SECOND PRIZE winner will win a Nook Touch.
THIRD PRIZE winner will win tons of signed swag.

There’s a little extra, too, but you will have to wait until December 18th to find out! :)

Mark your calendars… DECEMBER 18th!!!

Right now we’re kicking off an early celebration with a $20 Amazon/BN Gift Card – Winners choice.

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Cover Reveal: Danielle Sibarium’s Breaking Waves

Genre: YA Paranormal
Series: Heart Waves (book 2)

Synopsis: From the moment they met, Jenna knew Reece would break her heart, but she never dreamed it would happen like this. Jenna is left shattered and broken. When life becomes too painful to deal with and she feels completely alone, there’s only one person to help her pick up the pieces and move on. The one person she doesn’t want to turn to. The one person she promised to stay away from. Tyler.

Can Jenna put aside everything she knows about him and let Tyler help heal her broken heart?

Where to purchase Heart Waves: (book 1)
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Website: www.daniellesibarium.com
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Twitter: Sibarium
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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Overwhelm Me by A.C. Marchman

Synopsis: 
Allie Marshall has dealt with a traumatic past that she desperately wants to keep buried. She moved to Atlanta to escape her old life and pursue her dream of becoming a Physician Assistant. With the help of her roommate, Livey, she has finally gotten her life back on track and will be graduating from Emory University with honors.

Then, she meets Donovan Callahan, a sexy and wealthy doctor who Allie cannot resist. Their relationship starts off intense and full of passion. Donovan wants to give Allie the world. But she soon learns he was involved with Claire Dubois, a reality star convicted of murdering her husband. Will she stick by his side when all of his baggage comes to the surface or will she be overwhelmed and turn her back on him?  Contains explicit sex and graphic language.

Click here to read an excerpt from Chapter 1 of Overwhelm Me.

AC Marchman lives in Virginia with her husband Dan and their three children, Hannah, Jacob, and Sarah. By day she is a wife, mommy, and an x-ray tech for a doctor’s office. By night (and nap time) she is a writer. She loves spending time with her family and, of course, reading.  Her favorite authors are E.L. James, Sylvia Day, James Patterson, and Tess Gerritsen.

To celebrate we’re giving away one eBook of Overwhelm Me.

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Book Spotlight: Kiss of Fire Excerpt

Title: Kiss of Fire
Author: Rebecca Ethington
Release: Amazon | B&N

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

Excerpt
I turned my head toward what everyone was staring open mouthed at and my heart plummeted to my toes.

A bright, yellow sports car, I knew all too well, had pulled into the teachers’ parking lot. Ryland leapt out of the car, his dark, curly hair bouncing. He pulled off his Whittier Academy blazer and draped it over one shoulder, revealing a tight-fitting, white V-neck T-shirt. He looked like an ad for cologne or men’s underwear. My heart kicked into overdrive; I couldn’t move.

“Oh no, oh no no no,” I groaned, causing Wyn’s head to whip in my direction. “He promised he wouldn’t…”

“Do you know him?” she asked, her voice laced with a combination of entertainment and worry.

I couldn’t bring myself to answer her, only nod numbly as Ryland scanned the crowd for me.

“Well, I will leave you to it then,” she said. “See you tomorrow, Joclyn.”

I didn’t even register Wyn’s departure; I was still staring at him as he searched for me. He glossed over most of the student body, giving them all a chance to notice him and his expensive car. Finally, he found me and began moving in my direction. The second his eyes met mine, my shock melted away, leaving me feeling blissfully numb, my heart calling out in sheer joy to see him. It took a moment, but even that melted away as I registered everyone looking between us, and my joy deteriorated into a half-hearted anger. He rushed to me then, sweeping me up in his arms and spinning me around as if this was some strange scene from a chick flick.

He pressed his cheek against mine as we spun, his deep chuckle echoing in my ear.

“I’m in so much trouble, aren’t I?” his warm breath tickled my ear as he whispered to me.

My heart sputtered. “You have no idea.”

“Then, I might as well do the thing thoroughly.” He set me down again and kissed my jaw line. His lips lingered for a second longer then they should have, freezing me into place. I just hope I didn’t look too much like a deer stuck in the headlights.

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Cover Reveal: Kiss of Fire

Synopsis: Joclyn Despain has a scar. In fact, it is almost like a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why it appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.

The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; but he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of it.

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Cover Reveal: Alice Clayton’s Wallbanger

Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Release: November 27, 2012

Synopsis: Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a KitchenAid mixer, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O.

Adding insult to O-less, since her move, she has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Each moan, spank, and–was that a meow?–punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has, yep, you guessed it, no O.

Enter Simon Parker. (No, really, Simon, please enter.) When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has, well, mixed results. Ahem. With walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick…

In her third novel, Alice Clayton returns to dish her trademark mix of silly and steamy. Banter, barbs, and strutting pussycats, plus the sexiest apple pie ever made, are dunked in a hot tub and set against the gorgeous San Francisco skyline in this hot and hilarious tale of exasperation at first sight.

Ten Tiny Breaths by Kathleen Tucker

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgivable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

Regards,
Kathleen
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