Wednesday, August 16, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Rebellious Heart by L.L. Hunter


Take a look at the cover for L.L. Hunter's Rebellious Heart, the third and final book in the Molten Heart Saga! Pretty isn't it?!? Check it out and pre-order your copy today!

Genre:
Young Adult
Science Fiction/Dystopian
Series:
Molten Heart Saga, #3
Publish Date:
September 30, 2017

Cover Design by:
Desiree DeOrto

Synopsis:
Four years after Skye became the youngest president in history, and returned precious resources to her people,
She had hoped this would mean the end of the war.
But there is still a threat.
An enemy once thought dead has returned from the grave to exact revenge, and he won’t rest until he gets what he wants.
In the quest to give herself some credibility despite her young age, and to defeat their enemy, Skye, Lukas and their friends devise a plan to distract their enemy using a decoy, while they go in for the kill.
But, when their plan goes south,
Lukas and Skye must do whatever it takes to save their people and the world from ruin.
Even if it means betraying those they love the most.

In the thrilling conclusion to the Molten Heart Saga,
When matters of the heart are concerned,
Risks will be taken.

She thought she’d found utopia. She was wrong.


      


Get caught up with the Molten Heart Saga now!
 
(cover links to Goodreads)

      

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**About the Author**
L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel series and The Garden of Eden. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to sing lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her "fur babies."

Stay connected with L.L. Hunter
       


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BOOK BLITZ: Peculiar County by Stuart R. West


We have got a cool 5-day Book Blitz for Stuart R. West's Peculiar County to share with you! Today, we spotlight Peculiar County with a sneak peek into the book with an exciting excerpt... That is, if you haven't read the book yet! And, we have a blitz-wide giveaway, too! So... Check it out and grab your copy today!

Genre:
Young Adult
Paranormal/Ghost Mystery
Publish Date:
July 30, 2017
Publisher:
BWL Publishing Inc.

Synopsis:
Growing up in Peculiar County, Kansas, is a mighty...well, peculiar experience.

In 1965, things get even stranger for Dibby Caldwell, the mortician's fifteen year old daughter. A young boy's ghost haunts Dibby into unearthing the circumstances of his death.

Nobody—living or dead—wants her to succeed. James, the new mop-topped, bad boy at school doesn’t help. Dibby can’t get him out of her head, even though she doesn’t trust him. No, sir, there's nothing much more peculiar than life in Peculiar County…except maybe death in Peculiar County.


      

*Excerpt*
I pushed through the doors. They swat at my backside, squeaking with mischief. Eee-hee, eee-hee
Down in the workshop, the cold really packed a wallop. I rubbed my arms, stamped my feet. I rode my hand along the wall, searching for the light switch.
Tik…tek…tik
Fluorescent ceiling lamps sprung to life, duller, deader than usual. Instead of providing warm luminescence, they cast everything in an odd light, everything touched in artificial tints.
Immediately, the strong, familiar odor of ammonia enveloped me. But I couldn’t place the other smell, couldn’t describe it. If pressed, I suppose I’d catalog it somewhere between sweet and metallic. Sorta the way blood tastes when you prick your finger and suck on it. I’d never smelled anything like it before, not in Dad’s workshop or elsewhere.
An overriding smell rode in like fog. A strong, wrong odor that brought to mind mold and rot. A primal scent from a different time or place.
Ching! Ding! Ting-a-ling!
Impatient as a hungry baby, the bell-ringer called.
Click.
The walk-in refrigerator door handle swung up.
Chumpf!
The door released its seal and opened, just a few inches. A pale blue—hardly blue, more like moon-white—cone of light fell across the floor. A swirl of frost slivered out, twirled in the bare luminescence.
Ding! Ding! Ching! Ting-a-ling-aling
Cut off in mid-ring, the bell silenced. Everything hushed. No sound, not a peep, a tick, a drop. Just the silent shroud of death.
Slowly, I crept toward the refrigerator. Which didn’t make a lick of sense as I knew Hettie waited for me. There didn’t seem to be any real sense in maintaining silence either. But any noise—even my own—made me want to scream.
Above me, the light flickered off, on, then sizzled like bacon before settling on dark.
My hand gripped the handle. Arctic cold, I wrenched my hand back. I flagged it ‘till the stabbing needles of cold left. With my shoulder, I nudged the door. It pushed open half-way, then stopped. I followed with a mighty mule kick.
The door opened about as far as its hinges would allow.
I took a deep breath, held it. When I exhaled, I spouted out a frozen, visible vapor.
“Hettie?” I whispered.
I entered. To the left, the metal shelves on the wall were unoccupied. On the opposite side, all but one sat empty. A rumpled plastic cloth lay across the bottom shelf.
The eerie blue light had no visible source, but it provided ample light to see by. Maybe too much, considering.
“Hettie?” I repeated a little louder.
In the back of the unit, where Dad housed his supplies, a hanging shower curtain billowed out. Plastic crinkled. Something moved, fluid behind the curtain’s rippling waves. Not exactly flesh-colored, not much of anything.
Tinggg!
My heart urged me to turn back. Traitorous feet wouldn’t comply.
White snails of fingers crawled around the plastic and gripped it. Slowly, the curtain pulled back. Rusty rings on a rustier rod squealed screeeeeee.
Hettie stood exposed, naked. Except for the black “X” stitching up her innards. Varicose veins twined her legs. Toes exploded into corns the size of thumbs. Her scrubbing pad of hair stood up on end, a static raised brush of black and white.
Clouds had moved into her eyes, milkier than when I’d found her, yet intently focused on me. She showed that awful cavernous smile again. Barnacle-like teeth jabbed out of her gums.
Her lower jaw wobbled, then dropped ajar. Not an involuntary movement caused by gas either, the way sometimes happened to corpses. She gasped, a hissing radiator.
She took a doddering step toward me.
Ding!
The bell tied to her toe tolled.
Ding-a-ling!
Each step forward took great effort. A kind of ghostly arthritis hampered her dead limbs, encased them in cement. When she moved, wood cracked. More wood splintered, her body falling apart. She raised an arm. Dark veins spiraled around it, swimming upstream with determination. They rode toward her sagging bosom, traveled north up her neck, snaked beneath her chin, and set up house on her face.

And still she kept coming.

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**About the Author**
Stuart R. West is a lifelong resident of Kansas, which he considers both a curse and a blessing. It's a curse..well, it's Kansas. But it's great because...well, it's Kansas. Lots of cool, strange and creepy things happen in the Midwest, and Stuart takes advantage with humor, both for adult and young adult audiences.

Stuart spent 25 years in the corporate sector and now writes full time. He's married to a professor of pharmacy (who greatly appreciates the fact he cooks dinner for her every night) and has a 25 year old daughter who's dabbling in the nefarious world of banking.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BLOG TOUR: The Beauty of Us by Kristen Proby


We are ecstatic to be participating on this exciting Blog Tour for Kristen Proby's The Beauty of Us, the fourth book in the Fusion series! From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a sexy, new standalone contemporary romance in her Fusion series!!! The tour will consist of Excerpts and Reviews from various participating blogs. On our tour stop today, we have a sneak peek into the book with an excerpt! So... Get ready to get to know Trevor and Riley! Not only that, there's a tour-wide giveaway, too! But, the fun doesn't stop there... There's also a pre-order promo you have got to check out! 
Follow the tour! The tour schedule is at the end of this post!

Genre:
New Adult
Contemporary Romance
Series:
Fusion, #4
Publish Date:
August 22, 2017
Publisher:
William Morrow

Synopsis:
New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby delivers another sizzling novel in her delectable and sexy Fusion series.

Riley Gibson is over the moon at the prospect of having her restaurant, Seduction, on the Best Bites TV network. This could be the big break she’s been waiting for. But the idea of having an in-house show on a regular basis is a whole other matter. Their lives would be turned upside down, and convincing Mia, her best friend and head chef of Seduction, that having cameras in her kitchen every day is a good idea is daunting. Still, Riley knows it’s an opportunity she can’t afford to pass on. And when she meets Trevor Cooper, the show’s executive producer, she’s stunned by their intense chemistry.

Trevor’s sole intention is to persuade Riley to allow Best Bites TV to do a show on her restaurant. But when he walks into Riley’s office, he stops dead in his tracks. The professional, aloof woman on the phone is incredibly beautiful and funny. But can he convince her that he’s interested in Riley for himself? Or is he using the undeniable pull between them to persuade her to agree to his offer?


      

*Excerpt*
~TREVOR~

“You don’t need me,” I reply, and smile. “But I’ll be around for a while, just in case.”
“Just in case I slip and fall back into the online dating?”
“That, or if you just want to have dinner, or chat. And I think we should watch a marathon of Star Wars. Your lack of knowledge is cause for concern.”
“It’s kind of a guy thing,” she says.
“I know many women who like Star Wars.”
“Well, I would watch one or two.”
“You need to see them all to understand what’s happening.”
“That’s a lot of hours of my life that I’ll never get back,” she says with a frown. “Aren’t there CliffsNotes somewhere? A speedy way to get caught up?”
“No,” I reply, and fist my hands in my lap so I don’t reach out and tuck her hair behind her ear.
Or yank her against me so I can kiss the fuck out of her.
“Are you okay?” she asks.
“Are you always this observant?”
“I’m an overthinker,” she says. “So yeah, I’m an observer.”
“I’ve been labeled an overthinker too,” I say with a grin.
“Would you say it’s an accurate assessment?”
“Oh yeah,” I say with a nod, and stand to clear our plates away. She stands to help. “I’ve got this.”
“No way, you cooked, so I’ll help clean.”
She walks ahead of me, her empty glass in one hand and her plate in the other. “Do you use the dishwasher, or do you wash by hand?”
“There are people who still wash by hand?”
“I’ve heard of them, but I’ve never seen them in the wild,” she says, and smiles up at me when I join her. “So I guess that means we use the dishwasher?”
“Yes.” She rinses and I load, and a few short minutes later, we’re done.
“Well, I suppose I should go,” she says, and checks the time on her phone. “Oh, Cami texted. I guess I should reply so she doesn’t think you killed me after the entrée.”
She smirks and types on her phone, then turns it off and looks up at me.
“Thanks for dinner.”
“You’re welcome.”
“I’ll see you tomorrow morning.”
Unfortunately, it won’t be in my bed.
“You will.”
“Okay.” She gathers her back, notepad and pen, and walks to the door. “Sleep well tonight.”
I grin and congratulate myself for not dragging my fingertips down her cheek.
You sleep well tonight, Riley.”
“Okay. Bye.”
She leaves and I close the door, letting out a slow breath. Jesus, she’s sexy and funny and smart as fuck.
And I’m not going to touch her while I’m here.
How the fuck am I going to do that?




 

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Don't miss the previous standalone titles in the Fusion series!
  
(covers link to Goodreads)

       


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**About the Author**
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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A Fortress of Books – Excerpt
East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Romance as a first language – Review & Excerpt
Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads – Review & Excerpt
August 15th
Booked All Night – Review & Excerpt
Logan's sports book section – Review & Excerpt
Once upon a romance – Review
Shannon Loves Books – Review & Excerpt
August 16th
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Lisa Loves Literature – Excerpt
Naughty and Nice Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Ripe For Reader – Review & Excerpt
She Hearts Books – Review & Excerpt
The Butterfly Reads – Review & Excerpt
August 17th
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Loving Fairy – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
August 18th
2OCC Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Bookgasms Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Gi's Spot Reviews – Review & Excerpt
TrashyBibloBlog – Review & Excerpt
August 19th
My Girlfriend's Couch – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
August 20th
Nightbird Novels – Excerpt
Smutty Book Friends – Review & Excerpt
We stole your book boyfriend – Review & Excerpt
Wickedcoolflight – Review & Excerpt
August 21st
Bridget's Book Bungalow – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Shannon's Book Blog – Review& Excerpt
The SmutBrarians – Review
August 22nd
Feel The Book – Excerpt
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Reading and funny – Review & Excerpt
Wicked Reads – Review & Excerpt
August 23rd
Book Bitches Blog – Review
Marieke's Books – Review & Excerpt
Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
The Book Avenue – Review
August 24th
Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt
August 25th
BFF Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Pervy Ladies Books – Review & Excerpt
Queenzany – Review & Excerpt
Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt
August 26th
Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
G& T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Naughty Girls and Their Books – Review & Excerpt
Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews – Review & Excerpt

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