Friday, October 31, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Dark Solace by Tara Fox Hall


Dark Solace
by Tara Fox Hall
Promise Me Series, Book 9

Publisher:  Melange Books, LLC
Release Date: May 28, 2014
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
Length: 273 Pages
ISBN: 978-1612358864
ASIN:  B00KMIV91E

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Buy Links:  Melange Books   Amazon    Print


About the book:

With Theo facing deadly odds in a fight to the death, Sar makes a pact with Lash, agreeing to give Devlin another chance in return for Theo’s life. Reforging her relationship with her handsome vampiric lover mends old wounds, even as Theo moves to regain Sar just for himself. But Devlin’s old enemy Ulysses appears, taking Sar prisoner and burning Devlin badly in a surprise attack. 

Rescued at the eleventh hour by Lash, Sar nurses Dev back to health, Theo bristling at a distance. Yet Lash’s own day of reckoning is here as his long life ebbs to a finale, leaving Sar to face the decision of offering him salvation, knowing that the price is her own humanity.

Series Order:

1. Promise Me
2. Broken Promise
3. Taken in the Night
4. Taken for his Own
4.5. Promise Me Anthology
5. Immortal Confessions
6. Her Secret,
7. Point of No Return
8. Lost Paradise
9. Dark Solace




Excerpt


I waited carefully for him to move, my gun aimed at the remains of the trunk. Lash stayed prone, on the ground, Devlin’s form still before him. One pale hand with a gold ring was visible, the skin black in places, scorched. My face twisted in anger. Bullets were too kind for these men.

“You aren’t going to just walk out of here,” the man shouted. “Your leader’s dead. Put down your gun, and we’ll let you live.”

Pleased that he thought I was a professional, I almost thanked him. Biting my tongue, I sighted in on the trunk, then blew the right side into pieces. The trunk swayed, then fell, exposing the man as he made a dash towards Lash, firing three shots at me.

I ducked down, then peered around the trunk just in time to see the last man approach Lash, and ease him over with his foot. Lash made no sound as he flopped bonelessly onto his back. The man lowered his gun and shot him again in the chest. Lash’s body jerked.

Fury filled me. I didn’t have a clear shot! I broke cover, moving fast, my gun held in both hands.

The man pulled off Lash’s helmet, looking down at him in contempt. “So this is the famous Lash,” he said with sarcasm. “I’d heard you were the best. What a lie that was.”

I almost had a shot! Just a little closer…

The man eased back the trigger, the click loud.

He was going to shoot him in the head. If Lash wasn’t already dead, he’d be killed. I stopped where I was and fired, the shot hitting a tree. The man wheeled around, and shot back. I dove for the closest tree, the bullets whining past me taking the bark off inches from my side. I took a breath, then peered out, immediately catching a bullet in the arm. With a cry of fear, I fell backwards from the sudden impact.

“Argh!” the man screamed.

The bullet hadn’t gone through my armor, or so I hoped. I staggered to my feet, my arm numb, grasping the tree for support.

“Arghhh!” the man screamed again. Another gunshot sounded.

I stumbled towards Lash, bathed in fear, my mind screaming at me to move faster before it was too late.

Yet another gunshot sounded.

Lash had the man fast on his knees, fangs buried in his throat. But his poison wasn’t working. The man was flailing and fighting. I ran towards them just as the man put the gun to Lash’s temple, and eased back the hammer. Lash glared up at the man, still biting him hard.


Author Bio:
Tara Fox Hall is an OSHA-certified safety and health inspector at a metal fabrication shop in upstate New York. She received her bachelor's degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. 

Her writing credits include over twenty short stories published in the nature magazines Catnip Blossoms, Meanwhile, and On The River. Her short horror stories have appeared in Deadman's Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Halloween Alliance, and Ghastly Door. 

She also coauthored the essay "The Allure of the Serial Killer," published in Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). 

She divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals of all species, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

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Virtual Book Tour for A Summer's Enchantment by Kathleen Ann Gallagher


Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Shades of Rose Media, for A Summer's Enchantment by Kathleen Ann Gallagher. Please leave a comment or question for Kathleen to let her know you stopped by.  You can follow the rest of the tour here.  



A Summer’s Enchantment
By Kathleen Ann Gallagher
Moonlight and Jasmine, Book 2


Publisher:  Secret Cravings Publishing
Release Date: August 4, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 73 Pages
ISBN: 9781631052811
ASIN:  B00MNW3URI

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Cassandra Wales, an independent and determined registered nurse, finds her plans for the future shattered when her boyfriend dumps her. Her witchcraft made him squirm but she wasn’t about to change for him. The move into her new home keeps her distracted, but she’ll be sure to keep an eye out for red flags next time. She never expected to find an elderly woman, accompanied by her hot and sexy grandson Jake, at her doorstep with an odd request. Sparks sizzle between Cassandra and Jake. Bad timing for sure. Will she be able to trust a man who has women begging for his attention? 

Jake Hill is an ambitious, up and coming lead singer in a rock band. When his grandmother asks him to take her over to her first home, he doesn’t question her motives. Instead, he meets the woman of his dreams. But will she stick around while he climbs the ladder in the exciting world of rock and roll? 

How will Jake find the time to nurture a relationship when his music takes top billing? Can the passion between them be enough to lead the way, or will fear of failure take control of their destiny?









As Cassandra traced the outline of his full lips with her eyes, her hands trembled. A thick head of, shaggy, blonde hair held a sheen in the sunlight. There was a sense of familiarity in his voice, and it brought her comfort. As he bent down to get his grandmother’s bag, she stole a glimpse at his tight-fitting jeans. It was difficult to keep a thought in her head.


He placed the bag on the floor, stood and placed his hand on the roof of the car, giving her a peek at his tattooed bicep. His tight fitted, short sleeved shirt lifted giving her a clear view of his six-pack. He’s hot, but he’ a real show off. Probably has girls lining up at his doorstep. It wasn’t like her to gawk at a guy. The array of emotions she was feeling made her lightheaded.

All thoughts of her decorating project took a back seat to her raging hormones. Her focus was supposed to be on her new home, not a hot, sexy dude in a great pair of jeans. She took a deep breath in an attempt to get it together. He inched closer, and she got a whiff of his sensual cologne.

Jake oozed sex appeal.

Steadying herself, a silly thought cane to her. Is he about to kiss me? Wishful thinking on her part, but she’d never admit it. Jake didn’t have to make a move to pique her interest. The intensity of his stare, sent shivers down her spine.


“Look, I know this is sudden, but how’d you like to meet me this Friday at Shark’s, on
Willow Drive? We’re heading the bill and I’d love for you to hear us jam.” He tilted his head and reached out to touch her arm. “Say you’ll come. Please? No pressure, but my grandmother is waiting.” He gave a boyish grin.


His sensuous full lips tempted her to imagine a romantic interlude. I must be losing it. Never in her life had she found a man so tantalizing. She offered a playful grin, feeling the butterflies in her stomach grow. “I’d love to hear you play again.” A real date might be better, but a slow start sounded good for now. She didn’t expect to be so attracted to a man she’d just met. No formal introduction was needed. The chemistry spoke for itself.


“Can you make it this Friday night? I promise to spend breaks with you.” He kept his eyes on her, making his invitation hard to resist.


“I think I can make it.”


“You think? Try to be there. I’ll sing a song especially for you.”


She felt the heat on her face. “Okay, I’ll do my best to make it. It’s nice of you to invite me.”  Her heart pounded in her chest. She couldn’t believe she had made a date with a man she met briefly, right in front of her house. “Thanks,” she said.


“I’m stoked you’re coming.” Jake smiled and jumped into his car, buckled up and waved as he pulled away.


How on earth did that happen?









Kathleen lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two dogs. She’s a registered nurse who works in an emergency room. Writing has been her passion since she was a young girl. Contemporary and paranormal romance are her favorites. She has three adult children and three lovable grandsons. Her favorite romantic getaway is Cape May, New Jersey. You might find Kathleen on a beach down the Jersey Shore, wearing a straw hat, sipping on an iced tea, dreaming up her next romance novel.


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway for Gypsy Hunted by Andrea Drew

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Welcome to my stop on the Book Blast, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Gypsy Hunted by Andrea Drew.  Please leave a comment or question for Andrea to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a $20 Amazon GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of her tour by clicking on the tour banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  My review will post later today.



Gypsy Hunted
By Andrea Drew

Publisher:  Andrea Drew
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Genre: Paranormal/Psychic
Length; 205 Pages
ASIN:  B00N9Q9PYY

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Buy link:  Amazon


About the book:


Reluctant psychic Gypsy Shields—she prefers the term "intuition consultant"—finds herself in trouble when, on her way home from a blind date, she interrupts a kidnapping in progress. She attempts to intervene, and her heroics are repaid with a collision between the attacker's van and a brick wall. She awakens in the hospital, paralyzed on her left side and unable to speak. This also means she's unable to share her vital information as a witness. Fortunately, she is able to use her telepathic connection with her niece to throw a line out to a police detective she knows: Connor Reardon, her blind date.

Connor will do anything to protect Gypsy, and he listens to her claims of psychic power willingly, as he's concealing certain powers of his own. Nor are they all he's concealing. Gypsy senses a part of her new ally's mind is closed to her—what she cannot know is that Connor suspects the kidnapper is someone close to him, and the kidnapping victim holds secrets that will tear through Connor's department, putting careers and lives at risk. Including Gypsy, still in hospital and vulnerable as the attacker turns his sights on her once again.

Can she use her powers to track down the perpetrator and prevent her own murder?



EXCERPT


As Connor switched off the alarm, he knew it would be a rough one. The rumor mill was already in overdrive, and his phone had notified him with a ping.

A young woman, a police headquarters employee had gone missing last night.

The kicker was the confidential reports she’d swiped on the way out of the building.  Reports about suspect bent cops, written by internal affairs and for the eyes of that department only. Seems this lady was curious and not all she appeared to be.

He’d been exhausted last night and needed a full night’s sleep. It was still dark outside as he slid out of bed and slipped on his running gear. His morning run helped him keep his thoughts straight and make a reasonable start to the day. He grabbed the bottle from the shelf beside the door, and it swung wide has he headed outside. If he didn’t run he’d go insane or at least more insane than he felt already, dealing with the unrelenting pressure of being senior detective. As he headed down the steps he heard the satisfying clunk of the door closing.

Cold air stung his skin, and his breath formed plumes of mist that streamed past his eyes. Lengthening his stride, Connor pulled the iPod from his pocket to clip it his waistband. Some cops turned to drink, some to drugs, and others went off the rails.  After the failure of his marriage, he had turned to running, three miles a day. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Andrea Drew has been a commercial copy writer and resume writer for over a decade.

She's written for celebrity stylists, assisted business coaches and start-ups, written grants for not for profits, delivered marketing presentations to business owners, and attends Australian writing conventions.

Her self-published book "Pro Resumes Made Easy" has been downloaded over 40,000 times.

Andrea has one husband (more than enough), three kids, a pet rock (her daughters not hers), and a house in the suburbs, where she's hard at work on the second novel in the Gypsy series.

Email her at andrea@andrea-drew.com.

Gypsy Hunted her first fiction novel (her first suspense thriller set in her home town of Melbourne Australia) is available for pre-order on Amazon prior to release on October 28 2014.

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Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Shiver Anthology



Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour for the Shiver Anthology.  100% of the proceeds from the sale of this anthlogy will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!




Genre: Humor & Horror


The sassy ladies of sexy Romantic Comedy serve up some spooky and spicy Halloween fun.


Bewitched by Daisy Prescott
A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong?

Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora
When you know, you know.

Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller
A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food.

Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett
Beware of the terror of your Halloween costume not fitting.

A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts
A sexy physic and a private eye solve a ghostly murder.

Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway
Halloween, a bet, one spooky magic trick.

Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey
He stole my heart in between gyrating geriatrics.

Peckers by Liv Morris
A hot cop with handcuffs and a dimpled smile can be frighteningly sexy.

One Little Bite by C.C. Wood
Even the big, bad wolf can fall in love.

Double Dare by Penny Reid
Never play truth or dare with identical twins.

Red Rum by Ashley Pullo
Trick o' treat, a girl to meet, blood sangria wicked sweet.

Lights Out by Jodie Beau
A single mom, a single dad, a common enemy. Will their feelings come to light on Halloween?

Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber
Lusty lawyers meet creepy criminals.











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