Thursday, July 19, 2018

#BlogTour & #Giveaway - Life in the Atmosphere by Anthony Wilson


Title: Life in the Atmosphere
Author: Anthony Wilson
Genre: Young Adult
Cover Designer: Martin Dunn
Publisher: The Region Publishing Group

Blurb:
Jahlil Adams is just a regular teenager. In fact, you could say that he is “super regular” with his glasses, comic books, and cheap fashion sense. He doesn’t want popularity. He doesn’t want a pretty girlfriend. He wants to just be who he is. Well that and not to be bullied by Max Maniac.

Yet, everything changes once Mr. Malachi gave Jahlil a necklace that he didn’t even want.
After that, everything was not the same. In fact, Jahlil began to realize that there was much more to who he was. There was much more to who Mr. Malachi was. There was much more to his existence. The lid of limitations was lifted from Jahlil’s life.
Now, all that mattered was the limitations that the sky had to offer.


Anthony Wilson is a first time author hailing from the Midwest of the USA. He wants to tell stories that deal with young people, grown people, people in love, people searching for something more, and situations that will touch each and every person. However, Anthony grew up in the inner city environment. Therefore, many of his stories will take place in that same environment as well. Anthony presently lives in the Atlanta area where he has a wife and a daughter from a prior relationship.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

#BlogTour - Summer Bride by @ShannaHatfield


Title: Summer Bride
Author: Shanna Hatfield
Genre: Sweet Romance, RomCom
Publication Date: July 12th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: Two scheming matchmakers are at it again…

Sage Presley loves her job as the receptionist at Golden Skies Retirement Village in Holiday, Oregon. She enjoys the residents and their wisdom, even if some of them are more than a little quirky. Determined to ignore the matchmaking efforts of two women at the retirement home, Sage’s sole focus is on raising her brother, Shane. In spite of her best efforts, she can’t help but notice the hunky electrician who continually comes to her rescue.   Grateful for the opportunity to open his own electrical business, Justin James moves to Holiday full of plans and dreams. He’s quickly drawn in by the close-knit community, but finds the lack of suitable single women disturbing. Despite himself, his attention is captured by the receptionist at the retirement home where he’s working on a big job. Yet, he can’t begin to understand why two matchmaking octogenarians are intent on forcing him together with the woman he’s convinced is married. 

A sweet romance sprinkled with humor, hope, and the meaning of real love, Summer Bride will warm the hearts of readers while bringing them a smile.




USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”

Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.

Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.

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Caught woolgathering, she felt heat stinging her cheeks in embarrassment. “I’m sorry. I wasn’t paying attention. What was the question?”

Justin grinned. “I just asked if you have plans for Easter.”

“Nothing exciting. Shane and I will go to church, of course, and then I thought we might go for a drive and take along a picnic.” Sage shrugged. “He’s declared himself too big for coloring eggs or doing any of the fun things we used to, although I’m not sure he’s believed in the Easter Bunny since he came to live with me.”

Justin’s grin faded and he gave her a curious look before he glanced down the table at Shane. His gaze shifted back to her. “Isn’t Shane your son?”

Sage choked on the sip of lemonade she’d just swallowed. Matilda whacked her on the back as she coughed into a napkin. When she ceased coughing and could speak again, she shook her head. “Shane is my brother.”

Eyes wide in shock, Justin gaped at her. “Your brother? So you aren’t… you don’t have… Are you married?”

Had Sage taken another drink, she was sure she would have spewed it all over Justin. It was a good thing she’d merely sat glaring at him in disbelief. What on earth had given him the idea she was married and Shane was her son? How old did he think she was, anyway?

“She isn’t married,” Matilda said when Sage remained silent. “She doesn’t even have a boyfriend right now, do you, darling?” The old woman appeared to size up Justin before she leaned toward him. “Are you interested?”




Thursday, July 12, 2018

#BlogTour - Becoming Me by @StaciStallings


Title: Becoming Me
Author: Staci Stallings
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Spirit Light Publishing
Publication Date: July 6th, 2018

Blurb:
Is there something greater than we know? Can we, through the talents God has given us, tap into a well-spring our mortal senses do not see? If so, how do we encourage each other to find that deeper “something,” or do we rationalize each other out of even searching for it?

Paige Grayson isn’t crushing on Nelson Samuels. Just ask her. She’ll tell you. After all, he is her sister’s best friend, “royalty” in her high school, a senior, and so talented he would never notice a nobody like her. So Paige resorts to pouring her non-existent feelings for Nelson into a very special notebook, a notebook of the words that cascade through her without her knowing how or where they come from. She’s always been like that, writing words that are poetic, ephemeral, and too precious to share with anyone else. But what happens when she loses the notebook that contains the words that are such a part of her? Worse, when Nelson starts to want to hang out, can she play it cool or will he learn all the secrets she’s been keeping from everyone, even herself?

Nelson Samuels knows he’s always been a little weird. For as long as he can remember, he’s done his best to keep just how weird a secret from those closest to him. Yes, they know he writes music. What they don’t know is that he hears music in haunting melodies all the time. Having learned to capture some of them into notes on a page, he struggles to share just enough of his talent without risking anyone knowing all of it. It’s only when Nelson starts to notice his best friend’s younger sister that life is about to dare him to open the deepest secrets he holds about himself to someone else. Will he be brave enough to share the imagination side of him, or will he forever stay trapped in knowing he has this amazing gift but being too afraid to share it with anyone?




A USA Today Best Selling Author and stay-at-home mom, Staci Stallings has a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side. Stallings offers numerous titles for readers to choose from. Not content to stay in one genre and write it to death, Staci’s stories run the gamut from young adult to adult, from motivational and inspirational to full-out Christian and back again. Every title is a new adventure! That’s what keeps Staci writing and you reading. Although she lives in Amarillo, Texas and her main career right now is her family, Staci touches the lives of people across the globe with her various Internet and writing endeavors.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

@HarlequinBooks July #BlogTour ft @DebraWebbAuthor @MelissaSenate & Marie Ferrarella


Title: Body of Evidence
Author: Debra Webb
Genre: Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Intrigue
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: ER doctor Marissa Frasier needs the best protection after she’s wrongly suspected of her ex-husband’s murder. And rugged Colby Agency investigator Lacon Traynor is keeping her close 24/7, helping her find the truth—and uncovering her most vulnerable passions. But someone else wants Marissa for his own…and is about to use their desire as one killer trap.


DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Shades of Death, the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency and the Shades of Death series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards. In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior Woman Award for her courage, strength, and grace in the face of adversity. Recently Debra was awarded the distinguished Centennial Award for having achieved publication of her 100th novel. With this award Debra joined the ranks of a handful of authors like Nora Roberts and Carole Mortimer.

With more than four million books in print in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood when, at the age of nine, her mother bought her an old typewriter in a tag sale. Born in Alabama, Debra grew up on a farm. She spent every available hour exploring the world around her and creating her stories. She wrote her first story at age nine and her first romance at thirteen. It wasn’t until she spent three years working for the Commanding General of the US Army in Berlin behind the Iron Curtain and a five-year stint in NASA’s Shuttle Program that she realized her true calling. A collision course between suspense and romance was set. Since then she has expanded her work into some of the darkest places the human psyche dares to go. Visit Debra at www.debrawebb.com.

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Title: Detective Barelli’s Legendary Triplets
Author: Melissa Senate
Genre: Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Special Edition

Blurb: Blame it on the spiked punch, or on the legend of Wedlock Creek Chapel. But Norah Ingalls is now Detective Reed Barelli’s wife. The lawman certainly didn’t intend to marry the gorgeous mom of three infant babies; an instant family wasn’t in his plans. Yet just walking away was unimaginable. In this brand-new Wyoming Multiples romance, marriage is just the beginning…


I've written many novels under my own name and pen names (including one secret pseudonym, but email me, and I'll tell you!). My books include my debut, SEE JANE DATE, made into a TV movie, and THE LOVE GODDESS' COOKING SCHOOL. Other novels are: The Solomon Sisters Wise Up; Whose Wedding Is It Anyway?; The Breakup Club; Theodora Twist (for teens); Love You To Death; Questions To Ask Before Marrying; The Secret of Joy; and The Mosts (YA). I've also written seven romance novels for Harlequin Special Edition under the pen name Meg Maxwell. In the Hurley's Homestyle Kitchen series: COWBOY IN THE KITCHEN; THE DETECTIVE'S 8 LB, 10 OZ SURPRISE; THE COWBOY'S BIG FAMILY TREE; THE COOK'S SECRET INGREDIENT, CHARM SCHOOL FOR COWBOYS; and SANTA'S SEVEN-DAY BABY TUTORIAL, a Christmas-themed novel. I also contributed a book for the Montana Mavericks series The Great Family Roundup: MOMMY AND THE MAVERICK.

I'll be writing more romances for Harlequin Special Edition under my own name in 2018 and beyond, starting with THE BABY SWITCH! in April. In July look for Detective Barelli's Legendary Triplets. In August: The Maverick's Baby-in-Waiting. And another in November.

Short stories can be found in American Girls About Town and Flirting With Pride and Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives On The Original Chick Lit Masterpiece. Essays in: It's A Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life In Your Twenties and Everything I Needed To Know About Being A Girl I Learned from Judy Blume.

I'm a former book editor (romance and teen fiction) from New York City and now live on the beautiful coast of Maine with my teenage son and our sweet shepherd mix, Flash, and our comical lap cat, Cleo. Please come visit my website at MelissaSenate.com for more information.

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Title: Cavanaugh’s Secret Delivery
Author: Marie Ferrarella     
Genre: Romance
Harlequin Imprint: Romantic Suspense

Blurb: Delivering a stranded woman’s baby? All in a day’s work for Detective Dugan Cavanaugh. But the new mother is investigative reporter Toni O’Keefe, who’s hot on the trail of the drug cartel Dugan is tracking. Now with infant Heather and Toni in the cartel’s lethal sights, Toni’s fragile trust in Dugan is their only shot to get Cavanaugh justice!


Marie Rydzynski was born on March 28 in West Germany to Polish parents. She moved to America at the age of four. For an entire year, Marie and her family explored the eastern half of the country before finally settling in New York.

Marie swears she was born writing, "which must have made the delivery especially hard for my mother." From an early age, Marie's parents would find her watching television or tucked away in some private place, writing at a furious pace. "Initially, I began writing myself into my favourite shows. I was a detective on '77 Sunset Strip,' the missing Cartwright sibling they never talked about on 'Bonanza' and the 'Girl from U.N.C.L.E.' before there was a 'Girl from U.N.C.L.E.,' not to mention an active participant in the serialized stories of 'The Mickey Mouse Club.'" Marie began to write her first romance novel when she was 11 years old, although she claims that, at the time, she didn't even realize it was a romance! She scribbled off and on, while dreaming of a career as an actress.

Marie was only 14 when she first laid eyes on the man she would marry, truly her first love, Charles Ferrarella. During her days at Queens College, New York, acting started to lose its glamour as Marie spent more and more time writing. After receiving her English degree, specialising in Shakespearean comedy, Marie and her family moved to Southern California, where she still resides today.

After an interminable seven weeks apart, Charles decided he couldn't live without her and came out to California to marry his childhood sweetheart. Ever practical, Marie was married in a wash-and-wear wedding dress that she sewed herself, appliqu├ęs and all. "'Be prepared' has always been my motto,"the author jokes. This motto has been stretched considerably by her two children, Nikky and Jessi, "but basically, it still applies," she says.

In November of 1981, she sold her first novel for Harlequin. Marie, who now has written over 150 novels, has one goal: to entertain, to make people laugh and feel good. "That's what makes me happy," she confesses. "That, and a really good romantic evening with my husband." She's keeping her fingers crossed that her reader's enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoyed writing them.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

#BlogTour - Warning Part Three by @adjustice1


Title: Warning Part Three
Author: A.D. Justice
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Editor: Silently Correcting Your Grammar
Cover Designer: Designs by Dana
Publication Date: June 28th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR

Blurb:Just when I thought I had everything figured out, life blew up in my face without warning. The missing pieces of the puzzle weren’t clear, and the stakes were too high to merely hope for the best.

Absolute facts I’d believed my entire life turned out to be lies and the truth was harder to accept than the family ever realized. Protecting my loved ones was my only priority. Any threat had to be eliminated—no matter the consequences.

How deep did the treachery go? Only one way to find out.



A.D. Justice is the USA Today bestselling author of the Steele Security Series (Wicked Games, Wicked Ties, Wicked Nights, Wicked Intentions, Wicked Shadows), the Crazy Series (Crazy Maybe, Crazy Baby), the Dominic Powers series (Her Dom, Her Dom’s Lesson), the Immortal Obsessions series (Immortal Envy) and a few stand-alone romance novels, such as Completely Captivated, Just One Summer, Envy, and Intent.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their North Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm. An avid animal lover, A.D. Justice has three horses, one dog, and two cats.

While the primary focus of her books has been romantic suspense, she has expanded into different sub-genres of romance. Stay tuned to read what she has in store for you!

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Warning Part 2: https://amzn.to/2J1Afv8
Warning Part 3: https://amzn.to/2ttHJ3F





Wednesday, June 27, 2018

#BlogTour - The Clash by @kindrakinnaman


Title: The Clash
Author: Kindra Sowder
Genre: YA Dystopian
Editor: Elizabeth Lance
Cover Designer: Aurelia Fray
Publisher: CHBB
Publication Date: June 19th, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb:
Beyond enemy lines, death is close at hand.

Mila is a prisoner, captured by King and his men before they could make it to Dead End -- the last remaining stronghold of the resistance. Every connection has been severed, new secrets have been unveiled, and all hope seems lost. That is until a defining moment at the Basilica in Washington D.C. where King plans to bring the country to its knees, using her as fuel for the fire.

Her power grows to destructive proportions, setting the stage for an epic final battle that will change the United States forever. Can her group of rag-tag remnants, John Baker included, help her save the country? Or will she crumble to join the ruins of the country she has scarified everything to save?

Find out in the gritty final installment of The Permutation Archives, and ask yourself -- What would you sacrifice for freedom?


Kindra Sowder was born and raised in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA until the age of 12, when her family moved to Spartanburg, SC. She graduated from high school in 2006 with full honors and as a member of her high school Literary Club and the Spanish Honor Society. In January 2014, she graduated with her second degree in Criminal NeuroPsychology. She married her husband Edd Sowder in May 2014 and still lives in Spartanburg, SC where she is basing Burning Willow Press. Her works have earned multiple award nominations.

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A distinct whine of gears and robotics starting up caused my heart to jump in my chest. My breaths came in short, clipped gasps as I unwillingly breathed in the gas they pumped into the room. I would have held my breath if I thought it would do any good. It seemed that didn’t even matter. It would work its way into my system regardless if the sensations in my body were any indication. My eyelids began to droop, and my entire body began to weaken, one muscle at a time.

“Stay awake,” I whispered to myself.

I squinted past the light and fatigue as best I could, but still barely saw the large door open and blurry black shapes file in with what seemed to be massive guns gripped tightly. Blinking one more time, everything came into focus. That was when I saw the gas masks strapped to the soldier’s faces, even more menacing when all I could see were their harsh eyes. My breathing picked up, and adrenaline pushed its way into my veins, causing the effects of the gas to lessen substantially once my back met the wall behind me. The soldiers came closer, and before they filled the room, I spied Nero hanging back with a sinister grin plastered on his face – gray eyes dark.

“Get away from me.”

I reached out toward the soldiers, my power swirling into my hand, but nothing more than that. My vision swam, and my body started to go limp, my arm falling just a few inches. I completely lost focus, and the power was gone, deep down in the recesses of wherever inside of me it came from. Pink, the same color as the gas floating around me, swam into my vision around the edges, and my lids fluttered.

“Get away from me,” I yelled, barely able to see past the pink haze.

One soldier reached up and pressed a finger into his ear against a small communication device. His breaths inside the mask echoed, but his words were clear.

“Permission to wand her, sir?”

A voice came through the speakers in the room. Obviously, King wanted me to hear him. To know he was intent on doing whatever he wanted no matter how hard I fought against his will. He had learned.

“Permission granted. You might as well tranq her too. If the gas didn’t work, we obviously need more juice. Do whatever it takes,” King ordered.

“Roger that,” the soldier replied. He gestured with a finger toward another person in the room behind him. “You heard the man.”

My muscles were sluggish, and if I could have reacted to avoid anything, I would have. In a matter of seconds, I felt the jab of a tranquilizer dart and the growing numbness spreading out from the prick of burning pain. I knew exactly what this was. Paralisix flooded my veins, black spots forming in my vision just over the pink fog. I felt my body resist the drug, and they must have seen it because each one of them tensed, and then flew toward me with stun wands in hand. I had seen the wands in action plenty of times before. They worked much like a tazer, but I had never been on the receiving end of one in my life.

Surging forward, one of the men lashed out with the stun wand, striking me in the apex of my belly, stinging with such intensity my vision blacked out for a second and my body convulsed. Even more came down on me, and as I screamed in electric agony, I knew they wouldn’t stop until I stopped moving.


It didn’t last long. After the fifth jolt, I felt as if I left my body, and nothing existed.