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I hate to say this but it’s been a good year and a half on WordPress.I thought I would be here for the long run but do to some problems WordPress and I have not gotten a long for the past month. So I am heading back over to blogger. Sorry if this causes any problems. I hope my followers come find me at  here for my book postings and reviews. You can also look for another blog for my everyday life such as fun things I use to do before I did my book blog. Thanks for all the fun times here. I hope to see you all on my new pages. 🙂 

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Masquerading With The Billionaire Book Tour + Giveaway

When the masks come off, the game gets real.

MASQUERADING WITH THE BILLIONAIRE

A Guide to Love Novel

Alexia Adams

Released March 13, 2017

Entangled Indulgence

World-renowned
jewelry designer Remington Wolfe is competing for the commission of a lifetime
and someone is trying to destroy his company from the inside. He’s in for more
than one surprise when his unexpected rescuer turns out to be a sexy computer
specialist with a sharp tongue and even sharper mind.

Kat Smith
is a cyber-security expert and master of disguise. So being assigned to
masquerade as Wolfe’s girlfriend while she uncovers who slipped malicious code
into his corporation’s computer systems is no problem. But when Kat’s past
catches up to her and their fake relationship starts to feel a little too real,
problems are all she seems to have.

Excerpt

She took a deep breath. “As I don’t have a UK work visa, though, your HR department might figure out that something’s up. The other option would be for me to pretend to be your girlfriend.” She winced as his foot slid off the clutch mid-shift, and the car protested his attempted gear change.

“What makes you think I don’t already have a girlfriend? I don’t double dabble.”

She laughed, and he white-knuckled the gearshift. “Bonus points for the computer term. Have you been studying?” 

“A little. But I realized I was out of my depth and had to call in an expert.” The look he sent her this time implied he still doubted her credentials. He’d see soon that she knew her stuff.

It probably wasn’t fair that she knew so much about him when, as shown by the fake cat-lady photo, he knew nothing about her. “I’m an expert. For example, I know that unless you’ve switched to more discreet female companionship, your last intimate relationship ended five weeks ago. She claimed you were, and I quote, ‘emotionally unavailable.’ But judging by the number of photos on Instagram of her kissing her dog, I assume you got tired of your girlfriend tasting like Shih Tzu.”

His laugh filled the car and drew an answering smile from her. “You’re not wrong. But how did you know I broke up with her? Maybe she shattered my heart?”

“Because shortly after your name stopped appearing in her social media feeds, she was suddenly sporting an expensive-looking tennis bracelet. I doubt men who get their heart shattered give their exes break-up jewelry.”

He shrugged but his face was still lit by a smile. “I write it off as a marketing expense.”

“I bet you have a whole line of relationship termination pieces.”

“True. I call it the ejection collection. Makes me a fortune.”

“Well, rest assured, I won’t be demanding any rocks if we go the fake girlfriend routine. Smacks of payment for services rendered to me.”

That elicited a raised eyebrow. “Will services be rendered? This is sounding like the better option.”

A
former world wanderer, Alexia Adams writes contemporary
romance stories that reflect her love of exotic destinations and diverse
characters and cultures. She currently lives near Vancouver, Canada with her
husband and four children and dreams of a world without housework. As a flight
risk mom, romance is her escape and she can often be found with her nose in a
book, pretending she’s somewhere else. Check out her website, and sign up for her monthly newsletter to
discover your next escape.

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Paid In Full Release Blitz

Paid
In Full: A Jax Rhoades Novel

The
Jax Rhoades Series

Book
2 Two

Rachel
Rawlings 

Publication Date: March 14, 2017

ASIN: B06WRN82P6

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: R Squared Publishing

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
Designs

About the Book:

Demon hunter, Jax is back
battling the beasts of Hell in Baltimore’s underbelly. Dealing with the Devil
is as dangerous as ever, especially when your immortal soul is on the line.

But that’s nothing compared to
the Angels.

Charged with finding the one
relic that can end her life, Jax puts her faith in the only man she can trust –
the Sin Eater.

Dane swore to protect her, but
can he save her from herself and her personal demons?

Caught between Heaven and Hell,
Jax’s next move might just be her last.

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About
the Author:

Rachel Rawlings was born and
raised in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Her family, originally from Rhode
Island, spent summers in New England sparking her fascination with Salem, MA.
She has been writing fictional stories and poems since middle school, but it
wasn’t until 2009 that she found the inspiration to create her heroine Maurin
Kincaide and complete her first full length novel, The Morrigna.

When she isn’t writing, Rachel
can often be found with her nose buried in a good book. An avid reader of
Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Horror and Steampunk herself, Rachel founded
Hallowread- an interactive convention for both authors and fans of those
genres.

More information on Hallowread,
its schedule of events and participating authors can be found at www.hallowread.blogspot.com  and www.facebook.com/Hallowread .

She still lives in Maryland with
her husband and three children.

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www.authorrachelrawlings.com

www.twitter.com/@rachelsbooks

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Too Taboo Blog Tour + Giveaway

About: In the dark, no desire is forbidden

In this erotic romance anthology, a sex surrogate is drawn into a relationship with a client she wasn’t expecting—and can’t resist. Two rugged men show a trespasser just what happens when a good girl breaks the rules. And an experienced agent in seduction is captured by her enemy, who turns her worst fears into her darkest cravings.

This anthology includes:

  • Absolve Me by Morgaine Cameron

  • Twice as Hard by Amber Bardan

  • Seduction Squad: Captured by Amanda Stewart


Amber Bardan

Amber is a #1 Amazon Bestselling, award winning, author, and member of Romance Writers of Australia, Melbourne Romance Writers Guild, and Writers Victoria.

After spending years imagining fictional adventures, Amber finally found a way to turn daydreaming into a productive habit. She now spends her time in a coffee-fuelled adrenaline haze, writing romance with a thriller edge.

She lives with her husband and children in semi-rural Australia, where if she peers outside at the right moment she might just see a kangaroo bounce by.

Find out more about Amber by visiting www.amberabardan.com

Find Amber: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Amanda Stewart

Amanda Stewart writes erotic romance.

Her favorite quote is from Terry Pratchett. “Just erotic. Nothing kinky. It’s the difference between using a feather and using a chicken.”

Amanda also writes paranormal romance and romantic suspense as Jane Godman.

Find Amanda: Website |  Twitter | Facebook

Giveaway:

  • 25 Amazon gift card

  • eCopy of Too Taboo


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More Than A Marriage Review

In the close-knit Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma, a women’s quilting circle welcomes a new member who is struggling to keep her marriage together—or let it go . . .
Quiet and unassuming Tess Smiley is new to Wells Landing. She is also newly married to Jacob Smiley. But already she is finding that married life isn’t the gentle union of contented devotion she had envisioned. Rather, the old-fashioned qualities that had endeared her to Jacob have become a source of inner confusion. As his father did with his wife, Jacob has begun treating Tess like a servant, taking her for granted, no longer surprising her with little presents. And once he began his job at the Englisch shed company, he has become more interested in his company smartphone than in spending time with Tess . . .
Jacob can’t see what Tess is upset about and continues his boorish ways, ignoring her pleas to attend marriage classes. Tess loves Jacob with all her heart, but it’s her heart that tells her she must take a stand. With surprising determination, she asks for help from her new community and is welcomed into the home of her friend Clara Rose and her husband Obie. Only then does Jacob begin to see how deeply his behavior has hurt Tess. But is he too late? He may be contrite, but he will need to show much more than that to win her love all over again . . 
My Review: 

More than a Marriage was a beautiful written story that I absolutely loved reading about. Amy Lillard is a great Author she really knows how to write a good book  Her description is so good that I couldn’t put this book down. I wanted to keep going till the end. 

I loved the characters. I felt they were so well done and very believable. I enjoyed getting to know them. A heartwarming read that you sure don’t want to miss out on. 

Recommend to my cristaian Amish Romance reader fans. You won’t be dissaponted. 

I received a ARC of this book from Netgally. 

Intermission Review

Blurb: 

We are starlight on snow. The reflection of something already beautiful–absorbed, reflected, and remade into something . . . more.

And this kiss . . .

This kiss is everything I’ve needed to say . . . and longed to hear.

Sixteen-year-old Faith Prescott eagerly awaits the day she will exchange her small Iowa hometown for the bright lights of Broadway, but her success-driven parents want her to pursue a more practical career, labeling “artsy” people–including their daughter–as foolish dreamers worthy of little more than disdain.

When Faith meets nineteen-year-old Noah Spencer she discovers someone who understands her musical theatre dreams . . . because he shares them. 

Faith’s mother despises everything about Noah–his age, his upbringing . . . even his religious beliefs–and she grasps at every opportunity to belittle his plans to study theatre and pursue a stage career. When those criticisms shift further toward hostility, resulting in unjust suspicions and baseless accusations, an increasingly fearful stage is set for Faith at home, where severe restrictions and harsh penalties are put in place to remove Noah Spencer from her life.

But Faith has never connected with anyone like she has with Noah, and no matter how tight a stranglehold her mother enforces to keep them apart, Faith will not give him up. Behind the curtain, Faith’s love for Noah continues to grow . . . as does her determination to hold on to her dreams–and him–no matter how high the cost. 

Intermission is a heart-wrenching contemporary YA romance set against a backdrop of musical theatre and family drama. With coming-of-age themes that honestly explore gray areas of moral dilemmas, this novel traces the path of one talented teen girl as she crosses painful thresholds of first love, faith, and betrayal to take the necessary steps toward adulthood, independence, and the dreams that set her heart on fire.


My Review: 

I never read anything by this author and once I saw this book I had to read it. The cover was beautiful and I heard good things about this book. So I checked it out. Boy was I ever glad I did. I honestly think this was one of the best fantasy books I have read this year. It was simply well written and loved every word. 

Noah and Faith were very fun characters. I really liked them a lot. I did not like Faith’s mother at times. Especially when she tells Faith that Noah is not for her. She was a mean witch most of the time. 

A love story that is sweet with emotions. It made me cry a few times. A story that definitely needs to be read by ya romance fans. I highly recommend this. 

Received a eARC of this book from Netgally to give a honest review.

5 stars

About the Author

SERENA CHASE is the author of the critically-acclaimed Eyes of E’veria series and a regular contributor to USA TODAY’s Happy Ever After blog. A lifelong performer who sometimes speaks in show tunes, Serena lives in Iowa with her husband Dave, teen daughters Delaney and Ellerie, and a 100-pound white Goldendoodle named Albus.

Possession Release Blitz + Giveaway

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Possession (Avenues Ink Series #1) by A.M. Johnson

Cover Design: Mary Ruth – The Reading Ruth

Photographer: Raymond Moose

Cover Model: Dylan Horsch

Release Date: February 16, 2017

 

Synopsis

Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.

 

Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.

 

They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.

 

But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.

 

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About the Author

Amanda Marie Johnson was born and raised in Valrico, Florida. She’s now surrounded by mountains with her husband and three children in Ogden, Utah. She attended Weber State University and graduated with her A.S.N. She is a full-time registered nurse. Reading and writing have always been something she is passionate about. She loves to write about the human experience, love and happily ever afters.

 

Connect with A.M.

Website: http://www.amjohnsonauthor.com

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Valentine’s Countdown Blitz Day 1 + Giveaway

Kathryn Olsen (aka Kaki) has been to 17 countries on five continents. 


After an illustrious upbringing in Massachusetts, she studied English at Brigham Young University. As a result, she’s been known to find theological flaws in zombie lore and Peruvian sacrifice metaphors in Superman movies. 


When not working a desk job or overanalyzing media, she enjoys writing about anything from possessed iPhones to dragon-smuggling androids and has been called upon to lecture on writing by various organizations. 


Her debut novel, Swan and Shadow, was published in March, 2016.

Connect with the Author here: 

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“Aislin is cursed. A regular college student at night and a swan during the day, Aislin can only break the curse by finding her true love. But when her beloved discovers the truth, will his fear override their love? This modern adaptation of Swan Lake will help you discover what love really means.”


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 Author Interview:

1.     Tell us about things
you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?
 I play piano very enthusiastically.  I had to give it up when I was
13 to focus on violin, but found a teacher when I was older.  Now I’m
working on Chopin, Beethoven, Bach and, because I’m a geek, music from The
Desolation of Smaug.  
I also travel as much as my paycheck allows and
am getting ready to hike in Austria.


2.     When did you first
realize you were an author?  The first time I realized I wanted to write
professionally was when, as a library page, I started fantasizing about someone
checking out or shelving my books at a library.  The first time I realized
people would take me seriously was when I wrote a spoof of a Star Wars satire
fan film and the man who came up with the original found it and sent it to the
cast and crew of the project before asking me to help with associated projects.
 That was when I had strangers recognize me at sight and a random indie
director hugged me after saying he loved my stories.  Until my book launch
on March 11 of last year, I thought it was all a fluke, though.


3.     Have you done
anything writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed
to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?  I
started out as an essayist for a site called iEmily.  They had people who
wrote personal nonfiction and I got good responses on such topics as overcoming
self-injury and being a religious minority in Boston.  My first “break”
was when my college writing professor sent my essay on being promoted to
concertmistress in 7th grade to a feminist magazine and they sent me an offer
to publish it.


4.     What is the thing you
struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?  When I
get an idea for a major plot point, it takes an act of God to get me to change
it.  Swan and Shadow had a different ending that made my beta
reader cry and utterly annoyed my acquisitions editor.  I explained the
reason for the ending, sent her the synopsis of the sequel and came very close
to telling her too much information about how much this ending fixed my anger
towards my crazy ex.  She still wanted the ending to be more empowering
for women in a specific way and I compromised by meeting her at a completely
different ending that neither of us had originally intended.


5.     What is the “message”
of your writing? (For example, is your purpose to encourage old-fashioned
values, encourage romance, or do you have different purposes in different
books?)  My first Aussie fan pegged it.  “It’s all about owning your
own fate.”  I had been a violinist for ten years when my mother finally
told me that I have a motor disorder that is supposed to prevent me from having
enough coordination to play a musical instrument.  I call it the greatest
favor she’s ever done for me because by that point, I played two instruments,
was in three orchestras and had toured internationally with my lack of
coordination.  All of my books are about people redefining the parameters
of their hardship.


6.     What are your
thoughts/feelings on ebook vs. print book?  I love that both are
available.  For example, my old college roommate sent me a picture of the
library book by Kaki Olsen that she’d just entered into her system.  On
the other hand, every time I do a signing, I have a few people who want to
think it over before buying.  They’ll take a bookmark and a few days
later, they’ll have impulsively bought it to read on their Kindle.  I
don’t care how you read.  I just want the world to read until they go
half-blind.  This is also why I have a site specifically for my book
recommendations coming out soon.


7.     How many books do you
have out?  Are you planning a specific number altogether, either in this
series or separately?  I have two so far.  Swan and Shadow is
my only published novel, but I was in an anthology on the writing process.
 Swan and Shadow has a sequel planned and partially written, but no
more.  Other series have up to ten books plotted out.  I even have a
plot bunny for a mystery series based on lines from “I Am The Very Model of a
Modern Major General” that could go on for the number of attributes in that
song.


8.     Are your
characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?  Almost
all of my characters have real-life inspirations.  Ethan is based on a boy
I had a crush on in 10th grade, for example.  Maeve is my older sister.
 Aislin is a manifestation of my ambivert tendencies.  But you’ll
find Armenian and Greek characters based on people I befriended in high school.
 In a book that I’m currently editing, my roommate griped that eight of my
characters were all sassy Bostonians, which worked for one character, but
wasn’t appropriate to a high fantasy.  You can find experiences drawn from
my own life throughout everything, though I occasionally have weird references.
 For example, there’s a character in an upcoming short story named Laura
who has bionic eyes, which is a reference to Jonathan Coulton’s “The Future
Soon.”  Or I did genealogy work for the Byrne family in Swan and Shadow
and put in some of the actual family lore from what I found.


9.     What are your future
projects?  I am currently editing an anti-fairy-tale in which fairies
talked a prince into breaking a marriage contract, which led to the
largest-scale war in centuries.  Now that prince abdicated, his younger
brother died in battle and the new king is to be the brother who thought he’d
live his life out as a scholar or diplomat.  I’m also editing a book that
covers a magical civil war in modern Philadelphia.  My upcoming short
story with Laura of the bionic eyes is actually the tale of a time-traveling
android smuggling the last dragon egg off earth and to a new world.  I’m
currently writing a book about a girl who stumbles into a mystical world
and, rather than finding wondrous kingdoms and creatures, she’s imprisoned as a
spy for six months.  And I’m also writing a book in which a girl, orphaned
at 8, grows up to fight the war against the people who killed her parents,
while secretly, her parents actually are running the revolution that she plans
on annihilating.  And while I have many plots running around in my head,
one day a week, I put aside my writing and editing and do research for a 1920’s
murder mystery that takes place on the trains of rural England.  I’m
having fantastic fun with all of them.



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The Rule Maker Release Blast + Giveaway

All her rules are about to change…

THE RULE MAKER

The Rule Breakers #2

Jennifer Blackwood

Releasing January 16th, 2017

Entangled Embrace

Ten
Steps to Surviving a New Job:

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)

2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.

3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.

4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.

5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he
demands new design after new design.

6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.

7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.

8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.

9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your
job—maybe even your heart.

10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.



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Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.


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