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NEW RELEASE!!! ~ Haunted by Kristine Schwartz

Title: Haunted
Series: My Shattered Soul Saga #2
Author: K. Schwartz
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: August 30, 2018
Cover Credits: Ali Winters of Red Umbrella

SHE HAS SURVIVED HER DEATH. NOW, SHE MUST SURVIVE HERSELF.

Blaire Stevens’ sorrow is a powerful force. Recent events have her grieving in a human sports bar, but when her anger and guilt jeopardize the ghosted community, she must face the council. Again.

 

Aiden Briar has lost Blaire once, and won’t risk it a second time. When his gifts allow him to listen to Dorris, the quirky human psychic residing in Blaire’s home, sharing her story, he finds himself racing against time to piece together the puzzle.
 
Under the watchful supervision of a council she no longer trusts, Blaire must undergo her rigorous placement testing as the group searches for answers. The consequences are numerous, and time is running out.

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COVER REVEAL!!! ~ Wrecked by Shana Vanterpool

Title: Wrecked
Series: Charming Knights #1
(Stand-alone series)
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Genre: Upper YA
Release Date: August 2, 2018
Welcome to Charming High.
Sorry, we’re fresh out of charm …
Hallie:
I am a star.
I’m not famous, before you make that mistake.
Although, I guess I kind of am. Or I will be anyway. My future was planned long before I was born.
The definition of a star is a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is an incandescent body like the sun.
I am a star. I am fixed. I am luminous only when no one is looking. I was stuck to repeat the same night every single day.
Until I met Wreck. And he showed me how alive I could feel within my cage.
Wreck:
 
I am a knight.
I’m not a knight in shining armor, before you start thinking I’ll save you.
I am a knight in raging darkness.
Until I met Hallie. And she showed me how to break free of my battle-torn armor.
Wrecked is the first book in the Charming Knights series by Shana Vanterpool. An exhilarating upper YA contemporary romance series set deep in the lives of Charming High’s most beloved football team. Where the limits of good and evil are pushed, desires and dreams are twisted, and readers are immersed into the lives of people who have it all. Except their freedom…

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NEW RELEASE!! –> Forever Girl by Ella Williams

Title: Forever Girl
Series: Read & Burn Memoirs #1
Author: Ella Williams
Genre: Mature Young Adult
Release Date: April 25, 2018
Nothing is more annoying that a hot guy who knows it.

He was off limits, forbidden. My life was too afflicted, his life was too tied up in complications. But then my world fell apart. Alone and adrift I never guessed that one of my misadventures would turn into a night of discovery.

The instant pull left us breathless.

I wasn’t sure that I could handle the scrutiny, or the judgment in his eyes if he knew how messed up my life was. Or whether he could unravel his own messes.

But I was hooked on the promise of forever.

ELLA WILLIAMS debut novel is inspired from a slice of her own budding romance as a young adult. She’s married to her forever man, and the mother of three young adults, one tween and a small person. When Ella isn’t writing, designing graphics or chasing her cats she’ll be donning her work boots on a building site. She does her best writing at one AM or after four hour forest hikes in her sunny Cape Town. Ella loves angsty yet happy ever after tales with strong flawed hero’s and quirky heroines.

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BOOK TOUR!! –> My Life as a Country Album & My Life as a Pop Album by LJ Evans

Title: My Life as a Country Album ~ My Life as a Pop Album
Series: My Life as an Album
Author: LJ Evans
Genre: Coming of Age Romance

 

Tomboy Cam Swayne is determined that football hero Jake Phillips keep his eyes firmly on her. After all, she’s been his since before she was born. 

 

Cam has grown up literally next to Jake. They live next door and share a treehouse. They’ve played together on the street and at the lake since she could walk. Plus, they’ve saved each other in some pretty miraculous ways that even their parents find hard to believe. So, it’s only natural that when hormones kick in, Cam feels like Jake belongs only to her. And heaven help anyone that stands in Cam’s way.
Jake doesn’t admit it to anyone, but he’s only himself when the girl next door is at his side. Even though he’s three years older than her and there’s a whole string of reasons for them not to be together, he can’t seem to walk away from the one girl who makes him feel whole.
What does get in their way? Different schools and different sports as they grow into their teen years. His long line of “gaggling geese” that follow him like he’s a boyband superstar. And the illness Jake hides from everyone until his devotion to Cam makes it an impossibility. Will Cam and Jake ever get their happily ever after?

 

Inspired by Taylor Swift songs, this is a story of aching love and loss and learning to live through life in all its pain and glory.

 


 

What if you are my dream?

 


 

From award winning author, LJ Evans, comes a novel inspired by Ed Sheeran love songs about forgiveness, love, and healing.

 


 

Good Girl Mia feels guilty for her brother’s death and four years later she still isn’t really living life. But then a soulful musician enters her world and she inexplicably sets aside everything for an adventure she never saw coming. For some reason, she wants this gorgeous man to know her story. The story of a girl who gave up a body part to save a brother who everyone wanted to survive more than the girl herself. And how that hadn’t worked out.

 


 

Derek Waters and his band have just signed on with a major record label and are touring the country. He has his own set of baggage that he hides behind a huge smile and a famous Johnny Cash quote. He definitely isn’t looking for any kind of female distraction. But once Derek walks into Mia’s life, he finds he can’t leave unless she comes with him.

 


 

Will Derek and Mia be able to find a path to forgiveness and healing? Or will they be left with hearts more torn apart than before?


LJ Evans lives in California’s Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She’s been writing almost as a compulsion since she was a little girl where she was both inspired and spurred on by her older sister. While she currently spends her days teaching 1st grade in a local public school, she spends her personal time writing, of course, as well as being a voracious reader, binge watching original shows like The Crown, Stranger Things, and Downton Abbey, and traveling with her family. She is the author of several completed screenplays that have gone to the quarter and semi-finals of such contests as The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, The International Screen Writing Awards, and the Writer’s Network Screenplay & Fiction Competition.
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BOOK TOUR! ~ Welcome to the Dark Side by Giana Darling

Title: Welcome to the Dark Side
Series: The Fallen Men Series #2
Author: Giana Darling
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: April 20, 2018

 

I was a good girl.

 

I ate my vegetables, volunteered at the local autism centre and sat in the front pew of church every Sunday.
Then, I got cancer.
What the hell kind of reward was that for a boring life well lived?
I was a seventeen-year-old paradigm of virtue and I was tired of it.
So, when I finally ran into the man I’d been writing to since he saved my life as a little girl and he offered to show me the dark side of life before I left it for good, I said yes.
Only, I didn’t know that Zeus Garro was the President of The Fallen MC and when you made a deal with a man who is worse than the devil, there was no going back…
This is Daddy Zeus Garro’s story from Lessons In Corruption. A standalone in The Fallen Men Series.

 



Giana Darling is a Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently travels Europe with her best friend, an overstuffed suitcase and a mission to eat and drink as much French, Italian and Greek food as possible. While lounging on white beaches, drinking sangria on patios and sleeping in villas, she is hard at work on Cosima Lombardi’s dark romance, The Enslaved Duet, coming summer 2018!

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COVER REVEAL! –> Our Worlds Series by Lindsey Iler ~ With EXCERPT!

Series: Our Worlds Series
Titles: When Our Worlds Collide ~ When Our Worlds Fall Apart ~ When Our Worlds Stand Still
Author: Lindsey Iler
Genre: Mature YA/NA Romance
Cover Designer: Lindsey Iler
Kennedy Conrad is everything he needs.

Graham Black has two rules in life. Play baseball, so he can get the hell out of Tennessee, and leave your shirt on when you drop your panties.

 

He’s a typical all-American pitcher with the world at his fingertips. His devilish good looks and charm help him crawl into the beds and hearts of the girls at his high school. With secrets no one knows, he has every intention of running away from his hometown the minute he graduates. Nothing can get in his way. Until poor choices collide him into Kennedy Conrad.

 

Graham Black is everything she wants.

 

Kennedy Conrad has her own set of rules. Dance with your whole heart, and make it through each day without being noticed.
She’s sweet and reserved, everything Graham’s not. After one fated night, she can’t stop him from noticing her anymore. She knows there’s a chance of heartache by letting him in. When the unthinkable happens to Kennedy, Graham realizes what he’s been fighting is what causes Kennedy to end up hurt.

 

Can their love survive one more thing that is meant to pull them apart?

 

Love is complicated. Add in high school and it’s bound to get worse. 

Kennedy Conrad spent her summer hiding from the world, leaving her plenty of time to relive every moment spent with Graham Black. Now at the start of her senior year, she has one goal. Avoid the boy who broke her heart. He seems to be everywhere she turns.

 

 

Letting go isn’t always the easiest thing to do. 

 

Graham Black spent his summer parading around with nameless girls at endless parties. At the start of his senior year, he pretends to be okay with his choices and masks his pain, but Graham can’t escape the reminder of his own broken heart. Every time he turns around, she’s there.

 

Sometimes people come into your life for different reasons. 

 

Someone new reminds Kennedy what she deserves, leaving Graham two choices: be pushed back into the shadows or fight for the only girl who’s ever understood him.

 

Can they find their way back as their worlds fall apart?

 

Time is said to heal all wounds.

Kennedy Conrad embraces survival. Group therapy, friends, and dance are helping her find the person she was. Overcoming the darkest period of her past is getting easier every day. Still, the ache in her chest tells her something is missing. Him.

The more precious something is, the harder you fight for it. 

Graham Black embraces change. Baseball, mentoring, and school are helping him leave behind the person he once thought he was. Hiding in plain sight is what gets him through each day. Still, he questions the decisions he makes because of her.

Whoever said all good things must come to an end doesn’t know their story.

When everything in their lives seems to be settling down, Kennedy and Graham once again collide. Misconceptions are corrected. Secrets are revealed. Choices are forced. Broken pieces are scattered, and only these two have the power to put things back together. 
Faced with the decision of their lives, what will they do when their worlds stand still?

 

Excerpt From When Our Worlds Collide

 

I walk into her bedroom and close the door, but’s Kennedy’s not there. The messy bed reminds me of what happened earlier this morning.

 

 

“Whatcha thinking ‘bout, Black?” Kennedy sings as she hobbles into the room.

 

 

She walks across the room wearing nothing but a towel around her body. The small piece of purple fabric barely covers her, but I don’t mind. If she pulls it up any higher, her ass will be exposed, but if she pulls it down, her tits will pop out. Despite the crutches, she somehow manages to hold the fabric in place. I secretly pray for it to drop to the ground. Her smile tells me she knows exactly what she’s doing to me.

 

 

“Hasn’t anyone ever told you it’s not nice to tease others?”

 

Kennedy grabs shorts, a tank top, and a pair of black lacy underwear from her dresser drawers, and walks back into her bathroom. Perfectly in tune with every move she makes and everything her hands grace with her gentle touch, I follow in her wake.

 

 

“I don’t think anyone’s ever called me a tease, Mr. Black.” The towel drops to her feet. She bravely turns to face me. Her smile is innocent even though we both know she’s anything but. “Whoops!”

 

 

With a loud bang, the door slams in my face. I can feel myself begin to wind up. The only thing that can fulfill my appetite is on the other side of that damn door, covering her body with far too much clothing.

 

 

What happened to the naïve, shy Kennedy who shudders under my very touch? She’s been replaced with this strong, confident, flirtatious girl who openly teases me.

 

 

I’ve created a monster.

 

 

With no complaints from me, I’ll go along with her game of cat and mouse. If she’s going to torture me all day, then I can play until she begs me to touch her.

 

 

Lindsey Iler is the author of the Our Worlds series. She’s had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, reading (obviously), and hopefully just enjoying every moment in life. She has a twisted sense of humor, tends to speak honestly, and her mind tends to feel most comfortable in the gutter.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult contemporary romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone. It’s embarrassing how many started/unfinished projects are on that thing. She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.
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COVER REVEAL! ~ Tempting Fate Anthology

Title: Tempting Fate Anthology
Authors: Maria Vickers ~ Amy Marie ~ Taylor Anhalt ~ Amy McKinely ~ JC Santo ~ Jade Royal ~ Rosie Chapel ~ Maggie Adams ~ Shannon Nemechek ~ Crystal St. Clair ~ Samatha Harris ~ Elizabeth Princeton ~ Bella Emy ~ Shelby Reeves ~ Ellie Mack ~ Jasmina Siderovski ~ Darlene Tallman 
Genre: Contemporary/NA/MM/YA Romance
Release Date: June 1, 2018


Designer: Nemo Designs
Photographer: CJC Photography
Model: David Wills


 

Sometimes in life, something happens that will not only affect you, it will create a ripple effect, encompassing your family and friends. Hope will help you to overcome and survive, but your life and outlook are forever changed. 

 

This collection of stories is about overcoming obstacles, surviving when it seems hard or impossible, and dealing with life changing events.
**All proceeds will benefit Cancer Research Institute.

 






MARIA VICKERS

Maria Vickers currently lives in St. Louis, MO with her pug, Spencer Tracy. She has always had a passion for writing and after she became disabled in 2010, she decided to use writing as her escape. She believes that life is about what you make of it. You have to live it to the fullest no matter the circumstances.

From a young age, she has always loved books and even dreamed of being an author when she was younger. Growing up in the Navy, she used to weave tales for her siblings and her friends about anything and everything. And when she wasn’t creating her own stories, she had a book in her hand. They transported her to another world. She hopes that with her books, her readers have the same experience and that they can relate to her characters. 

Getting sick changed her life forever, but it also opened doors for her that she thought would always be out of reach.






AMY MARIE





TAYLOR ANHALT

Taylor Anhalt is a student at Albion College working on her bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing. Her other publications include ‘Blood and Fear’ in the anthology Stories From Other Worlds and ‘My World’ in the anthology The Day Before the End of the World. Outside of writing, she runs cross country, plays the oboe in an orchestra, and teaches Karate.




AMY MCKINELY

Amy McKinley is the author of the Five Fates Series and Gray Ghost Novels. Her romance books have strong heroines, sexy alphas, and just the right amount of heat, danger, and always with an HEA. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two daughters, two sons, and three mischievous cats. To stay informed about her upcoming releases, sign up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/b_Dc91




JC SANTO

I’m a southern girl, born and raised in Texas, until my husband enlisted in the Navy and we were relocated to Virginia. I’m a stay at home mom to three boys, so my days are pretty packed. When I’m not reading or chasing around kiddos, I’m on my computer writing. 


I have a weakness for cupcakes and tattoos. My two addictions other than my handsome boys.















JADE ROYAL

Jade Royal is a blogger and author that writes all things Romance bringing stories alive one keystroke at a time. Limits of Love is Jade Royal’s first series and it focuses on love and BDSM.


















ROSIE CHAPEL

A latecomer to writing, but an avid reader all her life, Rosie Chapel was persuaded by her hubby to channel her passion for all things ancient into a book. Despite a healthy amount of scepticism, she took a leap of faith and The Pomegranate Tree was born. This one book became four, and is a tale spanning two thousand years and two continents, connecting the lives of two women and the two men who love them. Since then she has also written both Regency and contemporary romances, and is currently involved in several anthologies. It seems the voices in her head refuse to give her a break 😉 


Born in the UK, Rosie now lives in Perth, Australia with her hubby and three furkids. When not writing, she loves catching up with friends, burying herself in a book (or three), discovering the wonders of Western Australia, or, and the best, a quiet evening at home with her husband, enjoying a glass of wine and a movie.



MAGGIE ADAMS


Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling contemporary romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Amazon’s Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, humor, on November, 2014 and then again at #61 in 2016. Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with Leather and Lace, Something’s Gotta Give, Love, Marriage & Mayhem, and Forged in Fire. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into International recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK.



SHANNON NEMECHEK

Shannon started her writing career while still serving in the US Army. As an NCO in the Army she lead and trained soldiers.  


Shannon grew up in Macomb, IL where she graduated from High School in 1987 and soon after joined the US Army. Shannon served from 1987 to 2015 during Operation Desert Storm and during Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In April 2015 Shannon retired from the US Army with 23 years of service as a Unit Supply Sergeant in several Army units overseas and the United States. She served as a US Army Recruiter for 4 years and She holds a degree in clinical psychology and has been awarded multiple awards during her Army service. She is a mother of 4 children and a grandma to 2 beautiful Grand-daughters. She has been married 24 years to her husband, Ken. They reside in Staunton, IL a small town along Old Route 66.

Shannon Nemechek, Author of a Warranted Series



CRYSTAL ST. CLAIR

Crystal St. Clair is a busy mom who lives in the multicultural country of Canada. She does not live in an igloo, but would love to own a pet beaver who loves maple syrup and pancakes!


Crystal graduated as a Law Clerk but would love to one day become an Author full time, writing novels for adults and younger generations.

She can often be found playing soccer with her children while their dog steals the spotlight! She loves making others laugh, writing poetry and other inspiring stories. Once upon a time, Crystal played Momma Bear in a Middle School production of The Berenstain Bears and wrote her first A grade children’s story that sparked her creative writing interest.

Aside from fulfilling her long time dream and calling as an author, Crystal enjoys helping her community as a volunteer for charitable organizations such as, Canine Connect A Care Rescue, Boys’ and Girls’ Club of London Ontario, and many more. She was also a proud sponsor member ofPlan Canada – I Am A Girl Foundation, helping empower girls to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their communities. Through anthologies and individual sales Crystal’s inspiring words have spread awareness and raised money for causes such as human trafficking and Alzheimer’s.

As one of the leading founders of the Ignite Your Soul Author Event, Crystalhas helped lead a team to raise proceeds for Bereaved Families of Southwestern Ontario, Wounded Warriors Canada, andNational Service Dogs.

For more information about inspiring stories by Crystal St. Clair, upcoming events, and to sign up for the InspireMe Newsletter, check out her official website:http://authorcrystalstcla.wixsite.com/inspireme

“An honest review is appreciated, thank you for being my cherry on top”
-Crystal St. Clair, Authoress




SAMATHA HARRIS

Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid. 


Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.



ELIZABETH PRINCETON

Elizabeth lives in a small town in the heart of Indiana with her husband and son. She loves Crimson Tide football, Wildcat basketball, The Chicago Trilogy shows, and is addicted to coffee. When Elizabeth is not writing you can find her doing activities that gets her adrenaline pumping, or curling up in bed reading a good book.



BELLA EMY

International bestselling, award-winning author, Bella Emy, can usually be found madly typing away at a desk or cuddled up in a corner reading. Those are the most common places where you’ll find her. Reading and writing are by far her favorite things to do. A nice cup of coffee is always her choice of beverage while writing.


A New Jersey native, Bella Emy enjoys spending her summers down the shore with her family. Of course, her laptop and iPad are always at her side!

As a child, you could always find her enjoying her days cuddled up to an R. L Stine book. The “Goosebumps” books were her favorite, and later on, the “Fear Street” ones replaced them. She would also enjoy the “Babysitters Club” books.

Not long after discovering her passion for reading, Bella began writing novellas realizing that being an author would one day be a dream come true for her. Writing started something special within her that she just could no longer stay away from.

Some of her favorite authors these days include: Nicholas Sparks, Kristin Hannah, and Lili St. Germain. Bella Emy also loves discovering new authors.

One thing that she always says is that if she’s not writing, she’s reading, and if she’s not reading, she’s writing!

Bella Emy – Creating Fairytales with a Twist!



SHELBY REEVES





ELLIE MACK

Ellie Mack received her BS in cartography from Southeast Missouri State University. Since leaving the corporate world for the title of MOM, she has pursued her writing dreams. Nowadays Ellie charts unmapped territory through her fiction and humor writing. Formerly a columnist for a local paper, her weekly column received a lot of attention. She lives near St. Louis, MO with her husband of 32 years and their college aged daughters. When she’s not writing she can be found bullet journaling, crocheting, or cooking. 


You can find her musings on her blog: https://quotidiandose.wordpress.com


 


JASMINA SIDEROVSKI

 A mum of two beautiful boys and wife to an amazing man of of 27 years. Blessed to live Downunder, in beautiful Sydney, Australia. 


Growing up in the late 80’s, I discovered the true meaning of nostalgic identity, raised in a multicultural society. Appreciating my heritage, as a native-born Macedonian, and living in Australia, my home, learning to shine, helping others, shine too. My passion to write, and empower others through my inspirational quotes (I am sole property owner of +2000 quotes), lessons learned, experience and social etiquette have enabled me to Found “Empowering Your Soul.”

I am recognized, globally by social media, and corporate giants, who continuously, support my mission through my quotes, for a peaceful world. Including:

– Anne Geddes, published my quote in her 2014 release, ‘Little Blessings’ by Anne Geddes.

– Alaska Airlines highlighted one of my quotes and used it in their official ‘Brand Guidelines’ manual

– Highpoint University, USA featured one of my quotes on the front cover of the University Legacy Brochure.

My quotes, and words of positivity, a soul building voice for love, unity, and goodness in a troubled world. I am a Non – Fiction (Philosophy), and Fiction Author (Contemporary Romance and Suspense Thrillers).


 


DARLENE TALLMAN

I am a transplanted Yankee, moving from upstate New York when I was a teenager. I live with the brat-cat pack and a small muffin dog, all rescues, as I plot and plan who will get to “talk” next! 


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COVER REVEAL!! ~ Even If It Breaks Me by Dominique Laura (GIVEAWAY inside!)

Title: Even If It Breaks Me
Author: Dominique Laura
Genre: YA/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2018
Cover Credit: Liv Moore with Liv’s Shoppe

 


At fourteen years old, I loved him.

Hard.

So hard it hurt.

I loved him, but love isn’t what it was.

It was a game, a lie. And I would never be the same.

I fell in love with a liar, and when the truth was uncovered, he left my heart shattered and never looked back.

So I didn’t either. I moved on, went to college, and I lived my life without him, pushing thoughts of him away whenever they tried to break through the bubble I had created for myself.

I was twenty-four when he came back into my life, a month before I was set to marry someone else, someone who had pieced together the broken parts he had left behind.

I shouldn’t have agreed to meet with him, but I did. I had to.

My heart broke all over again.

My head and heart were officially at war.

I had a choice to make, and it should have been easy, but it wasn’t. Because whatever choice I made, head or heart, I knew it would break me.

 


 

Dominique Laura is an advocate for love and mental health. She’s snarky and sarcastic, and she lives in sunny Los Angeles with her dog, who she’s slightly obsessed with. When she isn’t writing, she’s either reading or swooning over animals. 

 

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