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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tease Me Thursday

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Friction by Sapphire Knight


A Taste of Bourbon

A Shot of Bourbon by A.C Land


Same Difference

Same/Difference by D.D. Lorenzo


Promo 3 Day Blast: THE VOICES OF ANGELS by Peggy Jaeger

Review/Promo Tour: VOICES CARRY by Diane Rinella

Cover Reveal: HOSTILE by Cameo Renae

Title: HOSTILE (The After Light Saga, #4)
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher: CHBB
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: Wanted. It’s something I’ve had to get used to since being placed on the government’s Most Wanted list. On the run, with my family and Finn by my side, we now have to evade not only the Arvies, but teams of soldiers sent to find and capture me. Little do they know, I’m battling my own demons. After the receiving large doses of mind-enhancing serum, a monster has been unleashed inside my mind. It promises death and destruction; its power, greater than anything I could imagine. Now, I’m too dangerous, and the lives of my loved ones depend on my separation from the group. I must leave and face the hostile world alone. My name is Abigail Park. I will do whatever it takes to save the ones I love. Tag Line: Sometimes all you need is hope . . . and Hellfire.
Voted 2013 Break Out Author by Young Adult & Teen Readers, and 2013 Book of the Year (Hidden Wings). Cameo Renae was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and recently moved with her husband and children to Alaska. She's a daydreamer and a caffeine and peppermint addict who loves to laugh, loves to read, and loves to escape reality. One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing! HAPPY READING!
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Double Release Blitz: Thirst & Burn by L.L. Hunter

Title: Thirst
Series: The Dragon Heart Series book 4
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ urban fantasy
Author: L.L. Hunter
Release Date: March 31st, 2016.
Formats: eBook and print
Ash and Eva have been reunited.
Henry has found his brother.
Happily ever after.
The end. Right?
They may be together, but all is not what it seems.
They soon discover everyone has their own goals.
Some want freedom. Some want blood. And most want answers.
Who will lose their life in the thirst for power?
Alliances will be forged, battles will be fought, and lines will be drawn.
In the thrilling conclusion to the Dragon Heart series, will Eva and Ash finally have their happily ever after?
Crave Power. Crave Blood. Crave Freedom.
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Title: Burn
Series: Hidden Magic series book 1
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ urban fantasy
Author: L.L. Hunter
Release Date: March 31st, 2016.
Format: eBook and print (Included in Thirst paperback)
Emmaline was once the most beautiful princess in all the lands.
She was also the most powerful.
You see, she was from a long line of powerful Dragon Shifters, and the magic in her blood was pure and strong.
Everyone wanted it.
This is the story of the girl with the fire in her eyes - —the first and the last.
Eva’s ancestor, Emmaline, was once the most powerful being in existence.
She was one to be feared.
But when she fell in love with a vampire, she knew she had to make a decision: surrender her power or let it consume her.
After all, her father warned her of Darcy.
She only found out too late.
In the exciting new spin- off to the Dragon Heart series,
Discover why some loves are never meant to be.
When you play with fire, you are bound to burn
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Release Blitz: HOUSE HUNT, the third book in The Power of Zero series by Jackie Keswick

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HOUSE HUNT by: Jackie Keswick The Power of Zero, #3 Publication Date: March 30, 2016 Genre: Adult, MM Romance, Romantic Suspense House Hunt Cover

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Synopsis: Jack Horwood hates owing favors. But when a simple day out to treat Gareth to the best oysters in England leads to a discovery of drugs and counterfeit money—things that neither Jack nor Gareth have the jurisdiction to handle—he has to call in help. Help that doesn’t come cheap, and that forces him to do something he promised himself he’d never do again—walk away from Gareth and the family he’s starting to make for himself.
Three months undercover is a long time. After missing Gareth’s birthday, Jack is determined not to miss their first anniversary. But coming home and being home are two very different things. So when he is asked to assist with a corporate espionage investigation, Jack can’t say no, despite knowing it will impact his already straining relationship. Except, of course, he’s walking into a trap…. goodreads-badge-add-38px


When the car’s growling engine stopped, Gareth found himself surrounded by woods in a corner of the Weald he’d never been to before. The small car park was deserted except for a handful of cars, and Gareth heard only birdsong, the rustle of the breeze in the trees, and the faraway drone of a plane. They hadn’t passed any villages or farms during the last leg of their drive, and nothing around him hinted at human habitation. The car park didn’t even have a sign. “You know where we are, right?” “Would you believe me if I said we’re eight miles from Canterbury?” It was hard to imagine that a city full of tourists, bars, and shops was in hiking distance of this deserted corner of Kent. The air held the bitter, musty scents of pine and damp leaves and—barely detectable—the savory smell of mushrooms. Most of the oak and beech trees surrounding the small, graveled car park were just starting to unfurl their leaves, giving the afternoon sun almost unhindered access. Jack unlocked the boot, ready to get out of the car and retrieve the TVR’s roof. Before he could move, Gareth wrapped a hand around his neck and pulled him closer until the center console got in the way. Jack didn’t fight. He braced his elbows on magnolia leather and leaned across the barrier into Gareth’s touch. Their kiss was slow and languid, more teasing than enticing. “Really not the car for that,” Gareth commented when he leaned back to put space between them. “Though I could imagine spreading you across that bonnet.” “Yeah, let’s scandalize the locals,” Jack agreed and popped the doors. It was the third time and Gareth still hadn’t figured out how it was done. Not that he’d been paying particular attention to the TVR’s doors. Though now that he’d started thinking about the acres of bonnet, he could see that the car had potential. He turned to look for Jack, but despite having opened the boot, he wasn’t anywhere close to the car. He stood in the center of the car park, staring at a beat-up green Rover. “What’s the matter?” “Not sure.” Jack’s voice was distant. “Thing gives me the creeps.” “How?” Gareth couldn’t see anything that might have set off Jack’s warning bells. The N-plated Rover 400 showed every one of its seventeen years of hard work. Flaking paint marred the sides, hinting at rust-eaten bodywork, and one of the car’s wings had been replaced with one of a slightly different green. It wasn’t a car that invited a second look from anyone, but somehow it had immediately drawn Jack’s attention. “Jack?” He stared a moment longer before he shrugged and turned back to Gareth. “I don’t know,” he said, sounding apologetic. “Probably nothing at all. Fancy a walk?” “Since that’s what we came here for….” Gareth wanted to reach for Jack, whether to distract him or shake him hard enough to rattle some sense back into that busy brain of his, he couldn’t have said. “Was there anywhere in particular you wanted to go?” “Just… around,” Jack said as he found a narrow path that led into the surrounding woods. “Liar. And crappy at it, too. How’d you ever make it as a spook?” Gareth had merely meant to tease, but a dark flush crept up Jack’s neck, and he hunched forward. “I wasn’t that kind of spook,” he mumbled when Gareth caught up with him. “No?” Gareth wrapped his arm around Jack’s shoulders and felt him flinch at the contact. Jack was suddenly so tightly wound he was close to taking off. And that wasn’t something Gareth wanted to deal with right then. He cast around for something, anything, that could serve as a distraction. “So, what’s going on with you and that Dave character?” he settled on, glad when Jack’s head shot up and he stared, caught out. “Nothing’s going on. He’s straight.” “Bullshit. He was all over you.” The vehemence in Gareth’s tone brought Jack’s head around. The frown dissolved and the smirk appeared. “That jealousy I’m hearing, Flynn?” Gareth felt the rush of heat in his neck sweep up the sides of his face. He held Jack’s disbelieving gaze regardless. “Would you blame me?”


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JOB HUNT by Jackie Keswick The Power of Zero #1 Publication Date: May 13, 2015 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBT, M/M, Romance, Suspense

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Synopsis: You don’t greet your new boss dressed like an underage rent boy. But when Jack Horwood—ace hacker and ex-MI6 operative—opens the door to Gareth Flynn, he's too busy to worry over details like that. And anyway, his potential new boss is his former Commanding Officer – the same guy Jack has had a crush on since he was seventeen. So he should understand, right?
When he applied for the job in Nancarrow Mining's corporate security division, Jack had hoped for peaceful days repelling cyber attacks. Maybe a bit of corporate espionage on the side. His plans didn't include rescuing abused children, hunting pimps, or dealing with his overly protective and hot-as-hell boss, Gareth Flynn. Walking away is not an option. Jack never takes the easy way out. More than that, meeting Gareth raises old ghosts that Jack needs to put to rest. Rescuing kids. Taking risks. Saving the day. Jack can do all that – but deciding what to do about his attraction to Gareth isn’t the sort of cloak-and-dagger game Jack plays well. Yet Gareth, strong and smart and always on hand when needed, might be Jack’s salvation. goodreads-badge-add-38px Ghosts Book #2 Cover
GHOSTS by Jackie Keswick The Power of Zero #2 Publication Date: February 10, 2016 Genres: Adult,Contemporary, LGBT, M/M, Novella, Romance, Suspense

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Synopsis: Jack Horwood doesn’t do families. Or Christmas. From the time his mother sold him to her pimp to the moment he walked out on the man he loved, Christmas has always been about change and painful choices. This year seems no different. Helping Daniel and Nico recover from their imprisonment and hunting down those responsible puts Jack in a frame of mind he doesn’t want to inflict on anyone. Least of all Gareth and the tentative relationship they’ve started to rebuild.
But Gareth, for whom Christmas is all about new beginnings, won’t let Jack take the easy way out. He makes him face his ghosts instead. Even when said ghosts invade their bedroom. When Daniel’s parents are found, Jack is determined to settle the matter without involving Daniel at all. But fate decrees otherwise, and it’s Gareth who helps him finally understand that the strongest bonds are those forged together. Once he gets that, Jack can step up and make a decision designed to lay his ghosts to rest—for good. goodreads-badge-add-38px


Jackie Keswick Jackie Keswick was born behind the Iron Curtain with itchy feet, a bent for rocks and a recurrent dream of stepping off a bus in the middle of nowhere to go home. She’s worked in a hospital and as the only girl with 52 men on an oil rig, spent a winter in Moscow and a summer in Iceland and finally settled in the country of her dreams with her dream team: a husband, a cat, a tandem, a hammer and a laptop. Jackie loves stories about unexpected reunions and second chances, and men who don’t follow the rules when those rules are stupid. She has a thing for green eyes and tight cyclist’s butts and is a great believer in making up soundtracks for everything, including her characters and the cat. And she still hasn’t found the place where the bus stops.


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Book Blitz: Blood Spelled by Gayle Parness

BloodSpelled_Blitz Blood Spelled by Galey Parness Publication Date: March 30, 2016 Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
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With Charlie back safely from his adventure in Faerie and the Unseelie Realm, Jackie believes she’ll have a chance to relax. However, she quickly finds herself engaged in a quarrel with her overprotective family over what role she should play in the battle that’s brewing between Faerie and the Demon Realm. She wants to be on the front lines, but Garrett and Charlie disagree, suggesting that because she’s a natural healer, her talents would serve the army best if she worked the medical unit. But Jackie has other ideas. Taking matters into her own hands, she gets busy with a new project, enlisting the help of some key friends to train a group of female fae who’ve never once wielded a weapon. With the threat of war breathing down their necks, why shouldn’t all females have a chance to learn to defend their homes, their families and themselves? Happily distracted by her future plans, Jackie lets her guard down, placing herself in danger. Suddenly nothing is as it seems and Jackie is forced to cooperate with the one creature who holds her life and the lives of her family in the palms of her icy hands. Jackie is changed forever, and fears it may put an insurmountable rift between her and her loved ones.

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Blown Away
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Caught Between
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Torn Apart
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Cut Off
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About Gayle Parness

A theatre major in college, Gayle’s spent many joyful hours working as a  stage manager, production manager and costume designer for several different New York and California community theatre companies. Working with the Staten Island Children’s Theatre has been her favorite occupation, as she’s enjoyed watching the kids grow from little squirts in the chorus, to talented performers taking on leading roles. Rebirth was her first book, and now that she’s written eleven she can say with all honesty she is having WAY too much fun telling her paranormal stories and has no intention of stopping anytime soon. Gayle is the proud mom of two daughters who will always be her greatest gifts. Because they are also huge fans of the genre, they’re keeping her on her toes, editing her work and often telling her that ‘nobody says that anymore.’

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Book Blitz: Playing the Game, Derek Backhard by Shawnte Borris

Playing the GamePlaying the Game, Derek Backhard by Shawnte Borris

Release Date: March 30, 2016

Genre: Romance

Tour Dates: March 30, 2016

Playing the Game
Since being drafted by the NHL to play for his home team at age nineteen, Derek Backhard has had everything he's ever dreamed of - unrivaled MVP mentions, countless goals and assists, even being compared to the great one. Holding the power to control his future in the palm of his hands, nothing stood in his way.
Until the unthinkable happened, and everything about his life shifted. Past priorities fell away the moment he held baby Ryder in his arms mere moments after losing his close friend, and Ryder's father, Brad.
After weeks of watching Liz fall apart over the loss of her husband as she struggled to adjust to life as a single parent, Derek vows to give her and Ryder everything they deserve, creating a life he never knew he always wanted.
Rocked to her core by her changing feelings for him, Liz doesn’t know what to do with Derek or his offer. Uncertainty swirls within her as she leans on her lifelong friend during the hard times, but how much of his attention is real, and how much is pity?
Is she strong enough to let him in and let him take care of her, or will she force him away and back into the life she thinks he really wants?

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Shawnte is an international bestselling romance author with her Falling for Bentley series. She hales from central Alberta, Canada. Where she is a mother of two and co-owns a cow/calf operation with her husband of twelve years. As much as she fusses about farming, she enjoys the rural living lifestyle it offers.
When Shawnté is not sitting at her kitchen table hammering away on her laptop while watching the moose chase her cows across the yard, yes this really happens. Then she is busy attend school activities, community events and chauffeuring children here and there. She is big on playing softball and watching hockey.
When the time comes to relax, you will find her snuggled underneath her down comforter reading on her Ipad. Wait…who are we kidding, if the dishes, vacuuming, laundry or the bathrooms needs a hose down, you’ll always hear her say, “Just after this chapter.” She doesn’t have a favorite author or best story because everyday she falls in love with someone new.
You will find Shawnte on Facebook, Twitter and TSU. Please go like her page and leave a review/star rating on the books she’s wrote that you fell in love with.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ: It Doesn't Pay To Be Bad by Marie Astor

It Doesn’t Pay to be Bad, Book 5 of the Janet Maple Series 

Janet Maple couldn’t be happier—she just tied the knot with the man of her dreams and her work 

partner, Dennis Walker. Back from their honeymoon, Janet and Dennis are about to settle into 

married life, but a simple painting they brought back with them turns out to be much more than a 
Suddenly, Janet and Dennis find themselves in the middle of an international art theft scheme, 
tasked to entrap one of the most sought after art criminals in the world. There’s just one 
glitch—Janet and Dennis aren’t exactly art buffs. Will the duo have what it takes to get the job 
*It Doesn’t Pay to be Bad is book 5 of the Janet Maple Series, but it can be easily read on its 


Twenty minutes later Janet and Dennis were in the hotel lobby. Janet had called Pierre 

before they went downstairs and he already had a car waiting for them.

“Madam, if I may, you look very stylish today,” Pierre complimented Janet on her outfit.

“Thank you, Pierre. The boutique in old town that you recommended turned out to be 

fantastic. I love the local designers.” Janet twirled to showcase her navy striped dress, wide-

brimmed straw hat, and red high-heeled sandals.

“Magnificent!” Pierre exclaimed.

“Thank you, Pierre,” Dennis said wryly. “My wife has been raving about your 

recommendations our entire stay.”

Pierre lowered his eyes modestly. “I aim to please. There is so much to see in our town, 

but alas, there’s always too little time to see it all.”

“Yes,” Dennis said pointedly. “Too little time indeed.”

“My apologies, the car is waiting for you,” Pierre said, quickly catching Dennis’s drift.  

“I checked the gallery hours yesterday and they are open until six in the evening on weekdays. 

Enjoy your trip, Jeanette.” Pierre bowed, once he’d walked them to the car.

Janet smiled at the French version of her name, by which Pierre had been addressing her 

during the entire stay. “Thank you, Pierre. Hopefully we’ll find something to bring back with 

“Oh, I think you will. Joyau Gallery is truly a hidden gem of ours—off the beaten path, as 

the saying goes. Few tourists know about it, but I thought you would appreciate it.”

“Thank you, Pierre. I’m really looking forward to it,” Janet said.


Janet looked up as an elderly sales clerk emerged from the back room.

“Bonjour,” the sales clerk greeted them. He was short and very thin, looking almost like a 

dried up twig. He wore a tailored suit that fit his slight frame almost like a glove, complete with 

a bowtie and patent leather shoes.

“Good afternoon.” Janet smiled. “Pardon me, but do you speak English?”

“Of course.” The sales clerk bowed slightly. “But I am very sorry to say that we are 


“Closed?” Dennis frowned. “But our concierge told us you’d be open. Look, we’re 

leaving tomorrow. Couldn’t you make an exception?”

The sales clerk shook his head apologetically. “I am very sorry, but we are taking 

inventory. Normally we’d be open, but not today.”

“Are you sure you couldn’t make an exception?” Janet decided to give it a try. “You have 

such beautiful paintings here, and I was so hoping to buy a nice seascape for our apartment.”

The clerk’s eyes widened, a worried look coming over his face. “Did you say a seascape, 


“Yes.” Janet nodded. “A seascape for our new apartment.”

“Mon dieu! Un Americain looking for a seascape for the new apartment! Red shoes, navy 

dress—” he muttered. “Forgive my impertinence. This old head isn’t what it used to be.” He 

flung up his hands. “I believe I have exactly what you’re looking for. Let me make sure that we 

will not be interrupted.” He hurried to lock the front door. “I will be right back.”


Janet Maple Series
Bad Guys Don’t Win
Sinful Business Series
Standalone Contemporary Romance Titles
A Dress in a Window (a short story collection)
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Marie Astor is New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban cozy mysteries and romantic suspense. Readers have come to love Marie’s sexy and smart woman sleuths, fast-moving plots, and hot male leads.
In her spare time, Marie enjoys being adventurous out-of-doors. She often gets new story ideas while she is hiking up a mountain or trying to avoid bumping into a tree while skiing.
Whether you're looking for a fun read while on vacation or just want to escape reality for a few hours, you'll find it in Marie's fun, light-hearted mysteries.
Marie loves hearing from readers and always answers all of her emails personally. Join Marie’s mailing list at www.marieastor.com to be the first to know about Marie’s new book releases and events.

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