Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Jennifer Snow - Maybe This Christmas #Release Blitz & #Giveaway




Title: Maybe This Christmas
Author: Jennifer Snow
Series: Colorado Ice #3
On Sale: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Formats: Mass Market
Price: $7.99

All wrapped up . . .

One more game. That's all that stands between NHL star Asher Westmore and a major career milestone. But then his brother bashes him against the hockey boards, sidelining him for months. Over Christmas holidays, no less. If staying off the ice doesn't drive him crazy, staying with his family will. The only bright spot amidst the mistletoe and twinkle lights: His best friend, Emma, is a physical therapist. And working out with her improves his body and his spirit.

One last time. Emma Callaway was in trouble the minute she and Asher added benefits to their friendship. How is she supposed to resist a funny, caring guy who makes her toes curl? Her heart was safe while he lived in a different state. Now that he's back home recuperating, though, it's only a matter of time before she blurts out her feelings. Emma's only hope is that with a little holiday magic, she'll get the best Christmas gift of all.

Link to My Review

COLORADE ICE SERIES

Colorado Ice # 3


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Giveaway 
Ten Winners - Ends October 6, 2017


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and son. She writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance stories set everywhere from small towns to big cities. After stating in her high school yearbook bio that she wanted to be an author, she set off on the winding, twisting road to make her dream a reality. She is a member of RWA, the Writers' Guild of Alberta, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Film and Visual Arts Association in Edmonton. She has published over ten novels and novellas with many more on the way.


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Train to the Edge of the Moon by Asper Blurry Blitz and #Giveaway


Train to the Edge of the Moon
Asper Blurry
Publication date: October 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Punk is no ordinary millennial who takes the life as it is. She has a nasty habit of getting in troubles, she shows the middle finger to prejudice and stupidity, she fights against her broken identity and darkness of her soul. She goes against the stream with her heavy, tight shoes, but she still tries to be a better person. Punk’s adventurous journey to become someone who matters starts in a Place Without a Name, continues in Italy and London. Her train is full of sad reflections, laughs, modern tales about our young lives, relationships and occasional heartbreaks.
“Train to the Edge of the Moon” is about all shades of the young people reality – struggles with career, romances, feeling lost in the corporate machinery, feeling misunderstood and rejected by society. It’s funny, it makes you laugh and in the next moment it gets sad and dark and you want to crawl in the corner and cry a little. It also raises controversial issues such as addictions, depression, and abuse. Those who have been beaten down, trampled over and nearly robbed of everything that makes them who they are, those who refuse to adapt and be another brick in the wall in the modern mayhem will find here hope and strength to fight for their happiness and peace of soul.
Imagine “Girl, interrupted” partying up with the older “Catcher in the Rye” and immerse your curiosity in Punk’s wild adventures.
EXCERPT:
Gloomy room
immersed in a scent
of modern cowards
Filled with
shapeless creatures
sitting in silence
because they have
nothing to say
Fake plastic faces
with a grimace
of disappointment
painted on them
Are we stuck on hold
expecting our turn
in a waiting room
of so-called
lost generation?
London 2015
Weak raindrops were pouring down her leather jacket. It was raining every day lately, and she missed the warmth of Italian sun. Yet Punk couldn’t leave London just like that. It wasn’t just some place for her. She considered London to be a he. A breathing creature with his virtues, weaknesses and vices. His violent dynamism was intoxicating. It would bring her joyful moments of light mixed with deep secrets of a black soul. At first, his huge size and activity caused her dizziness and it took her a while to adjust.
Punk was waiting for them in front of the Oxford Circus tube. Her long, brown hair was tangled by the strong wind. These days it wouldn’t allow her to breathe consciously. A frozen glimmer of the sun appeared on the gray sky, buried behind the dark clouds. But no one bothered to spot it happening above the vivid city life. Punk was like a single shadow that ran within the turmoil of passing strangers on Oxford Street. Quick and invisible like a current of the wild river.
Sometimes the wave of London’s beauty would throw her into unknown dangerous waters, sinking her with anxiety and astonishment. The city is very demanding. He doesn’t want you. He wants all of you; pushing you inside his unique core of riot. And if you’re not strong or confident enough he will spit you out like a piece of used shred. He will devour all your vigor, leaving you with naked ass hid in the bushes.
Punk resembled London in many ways. But she couldn’t stay alive like he did. She could feel life only through glass. It made her hungry and eager to try and live it all. Mostly in homelessness and detachment.
Yet when she saw her two lovers emerging from the stream of dim sunlight a delicate glow covered her pale cheeks. It looked like a smile. She was less scared now after all they’d been through, but she still couldn’t get used to feeling this way.
Someone said she was beautiful and untouchable. So where did all this ugliness come from? Was it her illusion? Was it their notion? Was it even real?


Author Bio:
Asper Blurry is a writer, poet, thinker, seeker, traveler and much more. She often finds herself in places of different dimensions and cruel whispers, far from the dreamland. But that's the price she pays for her creations and she keeps writing because of this artistic force inside her heart and mind.
Her voice is genuine, blunt and raw, sometimes poetic and mysterious. She writes freely about our ordinary life and the reality of modern, young people. She's not afraid of addressing controversial issues such as addictions, depression and intolerance. She's convinced that if her writing touches your soul or makes you feel something, all those nights spent in the darkness on the other side will be worth it.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Girl: Repurposed by Meaghan Curley

Girl: Repurposed
by Meaghan Curley

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Cosmic Teapot Publishing (September 28, 2017)
Publication Date: September 28, 2017
Genre: Humor | Satire
Print Length: 266 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Tranquila Obiit is smart enough to save a stranger’s life. But when Tran’s salty, daytime-television-addicted grandmother tricks her into selling her soul to Hades, dodging near-death experiences becomes a daily ritual.

Now, as an employee of the Underworld, Tranquila seeks out her purpose in life while pet-sitting a three-headed dog that is hell-bent on destroying her.

She’s not alone. None of the Gods are any better off: Hades is battling negative Hollywood stereotypes. Persephone is trying to overcome her jealousy issues. Most importantly, Hera is trying to gain control of a domain that isn’t hers. Will their insanity be Tranquila’s demise?

Girl: Repurposed is a refreshing satire on the American Dream that’ll keep readers laughing all the way to the Underworld.  

 
 Girl: Repurposed by Meaghan Curley

Girl: RepurposedNo good deed goes unpunished and Tranquila Obiit learned that the hard way when she was tethered under house arrest and bored out of her mind. With her cranky and acidic grandmother for company, it’s no wonder Tranquila wonders about life and where hers is or rather isn’t going. Who knew her less than warm and fuzzy grandmother would actually send her to Hell and trick her into selling her soul to Hades, himself or that she would find that elusive purpose in life she has been searching for? Oh yes, and a job, too, dog sitting. Hang on tight, we are headed for one hell of a ride in Meaghan Curley ‘s GIRL:REPURPOSED, proving that yes, even humans can be repurposed, not just last year’s scarf.

From that first ride down the River Styx to the last page, I laughed, I shook my head at some of the absurdity and I grew to appreciate that as messed up as humans can be, the gods are even crazier. All is not fun and mythological games though, because Tranquila is an amazing character who just may find that elusive purpose she has been looking for to channel her future into something with meaning!

Meet Hades and discover his likes and dislikes, his weaknesses and even a side that is kind of squishy soft! Dump in some cameo roles by historical figures and squeeze out some un-god like drama from the gods and trust me, this is NOT that dry Mythology class we all sat through. From the randy Zeus to the unpleasant Hera, to the shocking history of Tranquila’s grandmother, Meaghan Curley’s rapier wit, rapid-fire action and keen sense of comedic timing makes one want to add a BRIEF trip to the Underworld to that bucket list of places to visit. Not sure about that? Then I highly recommend GIRL: REPURPOSED as a fabulously humorous and much safer alternative! Satire at its best, as we experience the funhouse mirror version of life in a fabulously well-written tale.

I received this copy from Meaghan Curley!

The Girl I Didn't Marry by Annabelle Costa (Jessie & Nick Book 1)

The Girl I Didn't Marry
by Annabelle Costa


Series: Jessie & Nick - Book 1
Publisher: Rose Bud Press (September 5, 2017)
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Coming of Age
Print Length: 237 pages
Available from: Amazon
 
I’ve wanted to marry Jessie Schultz since we were fourteen years old.

It doesn’t matter that I’m just a dumb schmuck from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and Jessie’s the most beautiful girl I ever met. It doesn’t matter that her father would rather rearrange my face than let his only daughter end up with the son of a local mobster. But it does matter when he starts threatening Jessie about what he’ll do if he sees us together again. So I gotta wait.

Then I get hurt.

I can’t let her see me after. Not like this. Not when I can’t even stand up to look her in the eyes.

So I wait again. Hoping I get better, knowing if I don’t, it could be the end for us before we even get started.

 
 The Girl I Didn't Marry by Annabelle Costa
(Jessie & Nick Book 1)

Is it possible to find the love of your life at fourteen? Clearly for Jessie and Nick the answer is yes and their youthful chemistry proved it beyond a doubt as they each tell their side of their ill-fated love story.

THE GIRL I DIDN’T MARRY by Annabelle Costa is one of “those” reads that cannot be forgotten, because it scrapes across not only one’s nerves but one’s very soul. Sometimes love can’t conquer all and it hurts and it scars, but for these two the scars will remain festering sores for years to come.

She was the new girl, he was the kid with the dubious family “business.” Her world wasn’t one of unicorns and rainbows, but Nick gave her exactly what she needed, his support, patience and unconditional love. Too bad life got in the way. Too bad Nick faced an unspeakable tragedy and didn’t have Jessie by his side, even when she tried to see him, even when she needed him most.
Life goes on and the years go by, and still their love survives, even as they live their separate lives until one more tragedy brings them face to face once again…

Raw, emotional, sweet and heart-wrenching best describes Annabelle Costa’s tale of a love that never had the chance to grow and nurture two souls who were meant to be together. This is a tale whose characters all share a huge part in its telling. Jesse is like a wounded bird and Nick is her protector. He is that boy you could take home to meet the family, except for that one small matter of his family and the fear that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I loved every page, and I hated every page. What an emotional roller coaster this well-written tale took me on! There is no way this story could be given justice in just one book! I'm hanging on by a thread here, waiting for book two!

I received this copy from Annabelle Costa!

#Cover Reveal - Twin Savage by Sunniva Dee


Twin Savage
Sunniva Dee
(Porn Star Boyfriends, #2)
Publication date: October 17th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
How does a good girl end up with a different lover for each night of the week?
It wasn’t a problem to be the only girl in a house full of guys.
Until my fiancé died and his identical twin took over the roost.
Sweet, easygoing Julian passed, while loathsome, bossy Luka, who pays his way through med. school by getting his dick wet on film, is still alive.
What kind of twisted reality is this?
Now, Luka’s on a mission to fix both of our grief.
Like I’d ever accept anything from him.
He doesn’t understand that gorgeous and sexy mean nothing if you’re a promiscuous jerk.
If only the nights didn’t destroy me.
They’re painful and long and empty,
until, on a Monday night, my insomnia attracts Diego.
That Tuesday, it attracts Lenny.
Next, it’s Marlon, James, Nathaniel,
and on Saturday, it’s Connor.
By Sunday night, I get the picture.
This is Luka doing what Luka does: solve problems with sex.
His remote-controlled comfort leaves me in our roommates’ arms six of seven nights.
On Sunday, there’s only one man left in the house.
But there’s no way in hell I’m opening my door—or my heart—to a porn star.
Book 1 in the series:
EXCERPT:
VISIT AT THE STUDIO
Luke stands back, nodding once, and links his thumb in a front pocket while the director of Thousand and One Nights shakes my hand.
“It’s nice to meet you, Geneva. She’s beautiful,” Gianni Alexie tells Luka and smiles. Luka lets out a soft grunt of agreement.
I think I expected Alexie to ogle me, but he’s polite, not spending a second on my unassuming boobs and legs. “I can see why you don’t want your girl in the jungle on her own,” he says.
I open my mouth to object against the your-girl part but think better of it. One side of my brain believes they’ll want to pull me into their game if I’m single. The other side explains that I’m an idiot if I think they use un-auditioned women with pro studs they pay big money.
“Would you like to wait in the Green Room?” Mr. Alexie asks, lifting a meaty hand and already waving toward a wiry assistant with a clipboard.
“Oh no, my baby’s here to watch firsthand. She got sick of getting it secondhand through the movies.”
“Oh, of course.” Alexie nods like this is common. “Hal! Grab another chair, will you? Geneva’ll be up close. Up close?” He raises his brows in a question, first to me, then to Luka while I remain quietly shell-shocked.
“You wanted up-close, right, baby?” Luka whispers against my ear. The intimacy of it doesn’t disturb Alexie. He’s perfectly at ease, gaze on our interaction while he waits for the answer.
“Yep,” I say, trying to make my brave-blurt sound believable.
Luka keeps a hand on my shoulder as he leans into the director, murmuring, “It turns her on.”
“Of course,” Alexie answers easily while all the blood congregates in my face.
I’d love to slip out of here in this second, but if I did, Luka would win and he’d have more fodder for his teasing. I fake another smile, ignoring the flames in my cheeks. Luka’s stomach tenses with suppressed laughter against my hip. Oh I’ll get him back. Just wait until the jungle. Mwa. Ha. Ha.
“Well, enjoy the show. We love Luka around here. He’s a true artist and always gives one hundred percent. You should be proud of him.”
“Oh yeah, so proud,” I garble. It seems my expression pulls off sincere, though, because Alexie sends me another genuine smile and delivers a last pat on the shoulder.
“See you at lunch.”


Author Bio:
Sunniva is a reader, a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre.
As an author, she pens flawed characters and seeks the flip side where the soul hides. Once there, Sunniva wants to be pulled out of her comfort zone by stories taking on a life of their own.
She has written paranormal and young adult. She's done contemporary romance verging on erotica and dabbled in supernatural mystery. But Sunniva's heart is rooted in new adult of the true kind: young adult all grown up, with conflicts and passions that are familiar to college-aged readers and us who remember those days like they happened last night.

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The Hunt by Chloe Neill (A Devil's Isle #3)

The Hunt 

My Rating:


Written by: Chloe Neill
Series: A Devil's Isle Novel (Book 3)
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
ISBN-10: 0451473361
ISBN-13: 978-0451473363
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/mt/book/the-...
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hunt-Devils-Is...
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels--the hunter becomes the hunted in a New Orleans devastated by a Paranormal war....

When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil's Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it. Now the weight of Liam's own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she'll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out....
The Hunt (Devil's Isle, #3)The Hunt by Chloe Neill

Magic, mystery, mayhem and murder, The Hunt is the perfect urban fantasy book vacation!

Liam Quinn is in hiding and coming to terms with the magical backlash that left him with abilities that at best would get him locked up for life.

Claire isn’t sure where she stands with Liam and is trying to deal with NOLA. When NOLA decides to blame/frame Liam for a murder, he didn’t commit. It becomes a race against the clock to find Liam and prove his innocence all before the government gets his hands on him.

Fun, fast and full of everything we’ve come to love from Chloe Neill, The Hunt provides the reality break every urban fantasy reader strives to find.

I received this ARC copy of The Hunt from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. The Hunt is set for publication Sept. 26, 2017.



M. Jane Collette's CONSEQUENCES Audio Tour & #Giveaway 18+


THE PHOTOGRAPH, Ch 1 of Consequences
by M. Jane Colette
#audiobook #excerpt #listentothis #ConAudioTour


Welcome to Stop 1 of the Consequences Audio Tour THE PHOTOGRAPH from CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery) an EROTIC tragedy with a HAPPY ending by M. Jane Colette performed by Elisa Kae
18+ ADVISORY: Consequences is intended for an adult (18+) audience. It deals with mature subject matter, and contains explicit language and sexual content. Listener and reader discretion is advised.
TOME TENDER BOOK BLOG is Stop 1 of 48 on the Consequences AudioBook Blog Tour.
The tour is bringing romance readers and listeners the opportunity to listen to all 48 full, unabridged chapters of Consequences well in advance of the audiobook's Christmas release. 
Plus, there are fabulous prizes at every stop, and 48 chances throughout the tour to enter to win a COMPLETE set of M. Jane Colette's paperbacks!

WHAT'S THIS BOOK ABOUT? An affair. Heartbreak. Consequences. Absolution, redemption, and love... in the most unexpected places--a steamy second chance romance unlike any you've ever experienced.
Elizabeth did not plan to break up his marriage when she had an affair with her law school professor. But she did. Fifteen years later, she’s still coming to terms with the consequences of her youthful infatuation: a stepdaughter who hates her, an ex-wife who will never forgive the betrayal, a sister-in-law who’s determined to make Elizabeth her confidante. Compelled to reveal the "tragedy of her life" to a nameless lover, Elizabeth finds herself forced to reconsider her definition of love, commitment, and responsibility—a process that finally releases her from the shackles of her past mistakes and shows her the way to her own happily-ever-after.
A NOTE ABOUT STRUCTURE: The story unfolds over the course of one night, as the narrator Elizabeth relates the "tragedy of her life" to her current lover as they, to quote a reviewer "do lover things." The story Elizabeth tells spans 15 years. The scenes between Elizabeth and her lover are pure dialogue, and interrupt the "story proper." There is no "he said/I said" in the dialogue between Elizabeth and her lover... a challenge the narrator solved masterfully, but which may give the first-time listener pause. To increase your enjoyment of the story, an opportunity to read, as well as listen to, the chapter, is provided.
Today, we bring you Chapter 1: THE PHOTOGRAPH



Click on picture to hear this chapter!

https://mjanecolette.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/1-the-photograph.mp3

 

"Help! I can't listen--I don't have headphones handy, I'm at work, and when I get home, my children will be underfoot! Plus, I'm more of a reader than a listener, you know?"

PREFER TO READ? We're on it. Here is a passworded-protected link to the written version of this chapter for tour participants' eyes only. Your password is erotictragedy, and your gateway is here:

CHAPTER 1: THE PHOTOGRAPH

Enjoyed what you heard/read? Tomorrow, the tour continues on KIM KNIGHT.

TODAY'S PRIZE: For a chance to win your very own copy of Consequences (of defensive adultery) by M. Jane Colette, enter here:

RAFFLECOPTER: ConTourDay 1 / THE PHOTOGRAPH 
(If this link is not working for you, visit mjanecolette.com/ConAudioTour to enter)



  • GRAND PRIZE TREASURE HUNT ENTRY, PART 1: For a chance to win one of two COMPLETE HARD COPY SETS of M. Jane Colette's novels, send an email to TellMe@mjanecolette.com, and:

  • put #ConAudioTour Day 1 in the subject heading,
  • ask to be added to her Rough Draft Confessions newsletter (or tell Jane you're already on her mailing list, and it's awesome, when's the next love letter coming?) and,
  • answer the question: "What are Elizabeth's stepdaughter's two names?"
  • Hint: The answer's contained in today's chapter.

(The small print: Each tour stop offers you one opportunity to enter the GRAND PRIZE TREASURE HUNT DRAW, for a total of 48 entries if you complete the tour. The books that comprise the GRAND PRIZE are the novels Tell Me, Cherry Pie Cure, and Consequences, and the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions, including its controversially titled, available-only-in-Canada, beta reader / limited edition predecessor.)

 


CAN'T WAIT? BUY THE E-BOOK NOW:



Softcovers at all the usual places, including ChaptersAmazonBarnes & NobleBook DepositoryPowell’s Books and your favourite retailer


AUDIOBOOK COMING CHRISTMAS 2017

sign up for M. Jane Colette's Rough Draft Confessions to get advance notice of its release

REMEMBER: The story continues tomorrow, at KIM KNIGHT.

M. Jane Colette writes tragedy for people who like to laugh, comedy for the melancholy, and erotica for women and men who like their fantasies real. She believes rules and hearts were made to be broken; ditto the constraints of genres. She's the author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the harder-to-categorize CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com CHERRY PIE CURE, as well as ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS, a collection of non-fiction essays about writing dirty, the power of words, taboo language, the freedoms and limitations of genre, fulfilling your creative drive, and the business of writing.

Connect with her on 
Twitter / GoodReads / FaceBook / Instagram 
 and subscribe to her newsletter, Rough Draft Confessions, to stay in the loop on her WIPs, new releases, and fab multi-media, multi-author projects. You can also email her at TellMe@mjanecolette.com. 

For more information about the tour & its other hosts, visit mjanecolette.com/ConAudioTour. or check out the schedule below. 



CONSEQUENCES AUDIOBOOK BLOG TOUR

#ConAudioTour #SteamyListen #ListenToThis