Sunday, January 22, 2017

Featured Author: Melody Jones

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Melody Jones!!



Distorted: A Tale of Modern Deception

by Melody Jones

Lucy Meadows is a hard-working investment banker. To most, it appears she has everything. But underneath her tailored suit is the broken shell of a girl hiding from sorrow and deceit, a girl whose view of herself is so distorted that she doesn’t recognize her own reflection in the mirror.
Accepting a challenge from her psychologist, Lucy sets out to defeat her fears, find herself again, and move forward from the incident that changed her life all those years ago.
When a handsome stranger enters her life, the quiet solitude Lucy has enjoyed is left behind. Now filled with excitement and fear, Lucy’s life is overwhelmed by emotion as she attempts to find herself again, opens her heart to love, and tries to make peace with her past. Will Lucy survive the journey with her heart intact?
Keegan Caldwell has recently returned to his home state of California, accepting a position in the Financial Crimes unit of the FBI. Tasked as the main detective to an unusual case, he uses his specialized knowledge in psychology and domination to keep Lucy close, while working to discover who is threatening her life. Will Keegan be able to keep Lucy alive and enable her to find herself again? Or is his understanding of the facts so distorted that he will fail?





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 About Melody Jones:

Melody Jones is a California girl living in Arizona. From an early age her love for reading was fostered by her mother and grandmother who are avid readers. In middle school, it was common to find Melody and friends devouring, then trading, their mothers library of Danielle Steel novels. Melody hopes to build a range of books devoted to smart girls - both book smart and street smart.

When not writing, Melody enjoys life with her husband and two girls, reading, traveling and crafting.


Interview With Melody Jones:
 
1. Can you tell us a little about your books?
Distorted is my debut novel. I prefer writing about strong girls who see themselves as weak or flawed.

2. When did you know you wanted to write a book?
In my early 20’s I knew I wanted to write but I had convinced myself that I wasn’t a creative/fiction writer. I thought of myself as a very technical writer, somebody who would be successful writing for magazines or about a specific topic. Unfortunately, life gets in the way and I had to abandon my writing desires so I could finish school/work/pay my bills. It wasn’t until last year that I reconsidered a life of writing and I haven’t been happier since.

3. How is your writing day structured?
I’m a seat of my pants writer. If I’m not feeling words flow from my fingers then I scrap writing and move on to something else. Sometimes that is plotting or book marketing/networking but frequently it means I turn away from the computer and clean up the house. Other days I binge write and edit. I’m still learning and testing myself so I’m not sure I will always write in this manner but it is working for me at the moment.

4. Using one sentence, can you describe Distorted?
Nope. Technically that’s not a sentence. I may never have an answer but I’ll work on it.

5. Do you have a favorite spot to write?
I write from home and the most successful spot in the whole house is the dining room. I’m in the middle of the house, I have a beautiful view of the park behind my home. 

6. Do you have a favorite food or drink you must have nearby while writing?
Iced Tea. A huge cup of Iced Tea at all times: black, unsweetened and cold.

7. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
How I wish I could have a photographic memory with a side car of speed reading.

8. What writing projects are you currently working on?
I’m working on a 4 book series with an intro novella that will tentatively be released in May/June 2017. The series is based on a group of friends who reconnect at their 10 year high school reunion. At this time I am writing a novella that will be exclusive to Amazon and Kindle Unlimited customers, tentative release date in April, and currently titled Overboard, A One Night Stand. Fun story that takes place over one evening, and can be read in one evening – A one night stand if you will.
 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Featured Author: Morgan Campbell


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Morgan Campbell!!


 
 Grayson: A Bully Novel
Author: Morgan Campbell
Genre: LGBTQ Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2016

Blurb
Ten years ago…
-Grayson-
A month and a half ago, I made a choice.
A choice that nearly cost me everything:
my friends, my family, my life.
Who knew that choice would nearly cost me my future?

-Finn-
A month and a half ago, I made a choice.
I chose to turn my hell into someone else’s.
I nearly ruined someone’s life because I couldn’t handle my own.
Who knew that choice would threaten my future?

Ten Years Later…
Grayson Michaels made that fateful decision as a teenager, he’s determined to not let the past define him. Control him. Bind him. Vulnerability is not an option. When his demons surface in the form of Finn Abbott, Grayson learns that everything isn’t as it seems.

Finn Abbott is trying to put his life back together. Divorce, house arrest, and a slew of lovers have only caused his life to spiral out of control. But a job offer comes along and everything seems to be back on track. That is until the ghost of a scorned boy returns in the form of a vengeful man.

Fate is a fickle friend. Questions need answered and debts need repaid. What happens when past and present collide? Can two people destined to be enemies find love instead? As they say, there’s a fine line between love and hate. 


 

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Excerpt 1:


I started cutting here,” and he places my fingers on his forearm. His eyes never leave mine as he keeps talking. “On both arms.” I start to look down but he stops me. My free hand slams across my mouth and stops the silent screams from escaping. I start to shake my head in protest. Inside my head I’m screaming no.
Eyes on me, Abbott. Only on me if you want to know the story.” He then lowers my hand to his thigh, warm, strong, and so close to –
Then, I moved to my thighs.” Here, I feel some slightly raised skin. I breathe in a shaky breath through my nose. I can’t move my hand from my mouth just yet. I feel the sharp sting to my eyes and I try to will them away. I don’t like where this is going and it’s all my fault. “And finally, I … I.” He closes his eyes and drops my hand. The pained look on his face kills something inside me.
I put my hands on either side of his face and he opens his eyes. “Tell me, please,” I rasp and I can’t stop the rogue tear that slides down my face.
Two days before Halloween, I did this,” and he takes my hand and moves it across the thick scars on his wrist. “I hated you. So much so that I wanted to die for everything I was put through because I thought the world would be better without me in it …” His voice trails off, hollow and void of any emotion. Dead.
I completely lose my shit.
The tears come pouring down my face in heavy, hot rivulets, burning my eyes and heating my cheeks as they fall.
My body slumps over and I’m on my hands and knees, trying to breath in air. But my lungs don’t cooperate as it proves to be difficult to inhale air. I manage to breath in a deep gulp but the burn hurts.
My hand clutches the skin over my heart, or what was once a heart. There’s an emptiness where my shattered heart once lay. In the wake of Grayson’s news, I could feel the stabbing pain as it broke piece by piece.
My soul was damaged. Irreparable, irreversible, and irrevocably damaged.







Author Bio
Morgan lives in the south of Texas, going back and forth from Austin and Houston, with her husband. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found with her nose stuck in a book, cooking, baking, crocheting, and causing a general ruckus with her friends and family! Filled with an overactive imagination at a young age, she began writing her thoughts down in a journal, and the rest, as they say, is history.


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Interview With Morgan Campbell:
 
1. Can you tell us a little about your book?
Grayson is the story of a 16 year old kid, who happens to be gay, who gets bullied after a school project he did on the most popular guy in school. He gets tormented so badly he tries to kill himself. Fast forward ten years, Grayson is the head of his own company, and who should he run into? the guy who bullied him - Finn Abbott. It's a book filled with loss, forgiveness, and love. 

2. How did you choose the genre you write in? 
I LOVE m/m stories. They're hands down my favorite part of the whole romance genre. Naturally when I wrote Grayson, it just kind of made sense that it was going to be m/m. I tried writing a book with a male and female leads but it didn't quite work out as I'd hoped. It was quite awful really!!! LOL!

3. When did you know you wanted to write a book? 
Years ago, actually! Grayson: A Bully Novel is my third book written but my first published. I'll get the others polished and published but there was something about Grayson that made me say 'Do this one first.' Hubby was the one who gave me my push though. He told me to 'Write the damn book already,' so I did!
 
4. Do you work with an outline, or just write?
A bit of both. I write down what I want to focus on in each chapter, but that's it. I learned a long time ago that what I want to happen and what I write down aren't always the same thing! Sometimes I completely deviate from my plan. I never understood how it would happen to some authors but now I get how stubborn some characters are!

5. Do you have a favorite spot to write?
On the sofa, sprawled out, with music playing loudly. Sometimes with my dog sitting on my feet! I have a super comfy office that rarely gets used, poor thing ;)

6. Do you have a favorite food or drink you must have nearby when writing?
I always :P

7. If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Oh, easy, I'd want to fly because then I could go anywhere!

8. What are writing projects are you currently working on?
Right now I'm finishing Finn, the novella that tells his side of the story and concludes his and Grayson's storylines. The next, and final book, of the bully series has an outline written and that's going to be called Logan. Another series has the first two books written (the first being that pesky male/female book) and I'll get those out soon. I also have a standalone in the works. Lots of things coming out this year!

Blog Tour for DIRTY SECRET by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert

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Agent: Kennedy Barnes Target: Phoenix 'Nix' Ash Crimes: Hacker and Heartbreaker Mission: Get Close and Survive

After living her life in the shadows as the daughter of a congressman's secret affair, Kennedy Barnes joins 'Project Greenlight' - a clandestine intelligence organization. She's out to prove she's more than her father's dirty secret.

One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed.

Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker. He's pulled off some of the biggest heists in modern history, but never leaves a trace. He knows people are after him and that every day may be his last, but when he meets Kennedy Barnes everything changes.

Lines are blurred and secrets are exposed as Phoenix and Kennedy both discover they do have a weakness - for each other.

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EXCERPT

Come on, Nix. Just do this favor for me once.”
Carlito’s pitiful when he begs, but it’s not enough to sway me. Even though I’ve known him for two years, I still don’t trust him. “It’s too risky.”
Carlito has been on the scene for years, well established by the time I found my way into the Loft. He’s been known to deal in stolen goods, but his area of expertise usually involves massive caches of weapons. Not just guns, the big stuff too—AKs, grenade launchers, and even anti-aircraft shit. I’ve steered clear of him whenever possible. Even criminals like me have lines we don’t like to cross, and Carlito typically straddles the imaginary boundary I laid down.
Not for a pro like you,” he argues, and I’m becoming irritated. “It’s a simple bank transaction.” His thick Spanish accent, slicked-back brown hair, and off-white leisure suit straight out of an old-school gangster film make him stick out like a sore thumb.
There’s no such thing as simple, Carlito. Not in our world.” I turn my drink in my hands, making patterns against the cold steel table, bored with the conversation. “It’s a mistake too many people make.”
I never knew you were a pussy, Nix.” When he says pussy, it comes out more like puh-say.
Think what you want. Why don’t you go ask Grim? He’s been looking for some extra cash.”
I already did.” He licks his two middle fingers and runs them over his bushy black eyebrows and scans the room. “I think I’ll go ask Freckles. She’s always up for a challenge.”
My eyes follow his, sweeping through the crowd to find Freckles. “I thought you said it was easy.”
For you, it would be a piece of cake, but for anyone else…” His voice trails off as he slides out of the booth. “Catch ya later, Nix. Thanks for nothin’.”
I wave him off, but I keep my eyes on him as he makes his way across the room. He’s schmoozing the crowd, shaking hands and drawing attention to himself. It’s classic Carlito. Most people here want to lie low, but not him. He wants to be known. Wants people to like him. Every time I see him walking free, I’m amazed his ass isn’t behind bars from his need to be seen.
He gives a quick nod to Icepick, a man who has a thirst for blood that’d rival any vampire, and keeps moving. Smart move. Icepick isn’t the man for his job unless it involves making someone disappear, which it doesn’t.
When he stops in front of Freckles’s table and says a few words, he glances in my direction and she turns to look at me. I wink, and she gives me a wicked smile before turning back to Carlito. Freckles and I collaborated a few times, but she has no problem with arms dealers or anything that may negatively impact anyone but her. She’s all about the mighty dollar and could give a fuck about anything else.
She’s sizing him up and twirling her shoulder-length curly hair around her index finger as he chatters on, waving his hands wildly when he speaks.
Her nickname is cute, though her skills are anything but. She’s a notorious thief, but she has genius computer skills and could help him out if he earned her trust. Motioning with her hand to the seat next to her, she gives Carlito a small smile, signaling she will at least hear his proposal.
Leaning back in the booth, I place an arm across the back and lift the glass of Louis XIII Cognac to my lips, sipping it slowly and savoring every drop. I’m still watching them when Wolf steps into my line of sight. “Been a while since I’ve seen you, buddy. Can I sit?”
I nod. Wolf’s been missing for over a month, and I assumed he was arrested and turned. Normally, I wouldn’t be suspicious if someone from the Loft disappeared, but Wolf, he was too close to me to be missing without as much as a text message. “Where ya been?”
Here and there.” He gives me a big, toothy grin and waves over the waitress. “You know how it is.” His head bobs when he shrugs.
I do,” I tell him because I want to believe he was just out of reach, but there’s something off about his behavior tonight.
I’ve known Wolf for three years. It’s a small chunk of time, but in our world, it’s a lifetime. People come and go, disappearing because of death or prison, and time is usually counted in weeks instead of years. The best in our industry find ways to stay under the radar, and much like me, Wolf has found a way. At least, I thought so until he vanished without a trace.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS

BRENDA ROTHERT:

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

 

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CHELLE BLISS:

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Chelle Bliss, USA Today Bestselling author, currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She's a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She's written over thirteen books and has three series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.

   

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Protecting His Wolf
by Vella Day
Series
Weres and Witches of Silver Lake #7
Genre
Adult
Paranormal Romance
Publisher
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Publication Date
January 20, 2017






Down on her luck and stranded in a town she's never even heard of, werewolf Lexi Laramie is on the run from her enemies. Fearing all is lost, Lexi puts her trust in a mysterious and sexy stranger offering to rescue her.
Immediately drawn to Lexi's sexy smile and intoxicating scent, Sam Pompley knows he'd do anything to protect his destined mate. Giving her a safe place to stay is an easy remedy. As Lexi and Sam grow closer, their attraction ignites. But when Lexi's past comes back, she refuses to put Sam's life in danger. Will she shatter her own heart just to save the man she loves?

 


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vella-dayNot only do I love to read, write, and dream, I'm an extrovert. I enjoy being around people and am always trying to understand what makes them tick. Not only must my books have a happily ever after, I need characters I can relate to. My men are wonderful, dynamic, smart, strong, and the best lovers in the world (of course).
I believe I am the luckiest woman. I do what I love and I have a wonderful, supportive husband, who happens to be hot!
Fun facts about me
(1) I'm a math nerd who loves spreadsheets. Give me numbers and I'll find a pattern.
(2) I love photography, so I'll be posting pictures--especially of my Costa Rican adventure.
(3) I also like to exercise. Yes, I know I'm odd. Not only do I lift weights, I love to hike and walk on the beach (yes, it sounds like an ad for a date)
I love hearing from readers either on FB or via email (hint, hint).

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Blog Tour for Offensive Rebound by MJ Fields





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Blurb
TRAE
It's a call that changes my life--and my little girl's. Years ago, playing for the NBA was the dream, but the Seattle Stallions suck. Worse than that, my old teammate is now the star center--not to mention my number one rival. There has to be a catch, some sort of agenda. Before I was injured, I was the best. Now? There's no way they want me.

But when I see the roster and salaries, it all comes together. It's a chance to get on the court again and change our lives. And I just can't wait for the opportunity to finally take him down. What I never counted on is Courtney Cohen being the game changer.

COURTNEY
I inherited the Bad News Bears of the NBA. When I discovered the star center, my ex fiancé, cheating on me, all I want is to jump ship before the whole thing sinks. But with revenge on my mind, I exact a plan. Take down the dirty player and save my father's dream.

Suddenly twelve minutes is too little time, and a season is not long enough.



EXCERPT

“You still afraid of me?” Courtney asks. I push her hair out of her face. “No.” “I’m afraid of you.” “No beer muscles tonight?” I ask, glancing at her empty glasses. She shakes her head. I scoot in closer to her. “Tell me what you’re afraid of.” “Liking you too much,” she says then takes a drink. I turn her in her seat so she’s facing me. “You’re gonna like me even more when I’m inside you.” Her body grows taut. “You can’t say stuff like that. It makes me uncomfortable.” “Well, now I’m going to have to do it more often to get you used to it; make you crave it, beg for it.”
 
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Review by Gia:
Courtney has inherited and NBA team from her Dad.  She still kind of young and is just graduating from college.  She has out her trust in some people that she shouldn't have and now she has a team that hasn't played good and it's heading towards bankruptcy.   Also her cheating ex , Brock, is the star player on the team.   Courtney is super strong.  She has a lot on her plate but she's isn't going to let the team fail.    She's strong and stern with her team but she doesn't come off as *itchy.  I liked that she could be a strong character and still be really likeable. 

Trae is the last player Courtney's Dad signed to the team.   Playing in the NBA is a second chance for Trae.  He's in it for the money and to piss of his college teammate. Brock.   He's confident but not very cocky.   I loved Trae.  He is definitely a great book boyfriend. 

It's a great read.  It's has funny parts and super steamy parts too.  Oh and there were definitely some parts that surprised me.    
4 1/2 Amazeballs Stars!!

About the Author
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USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields love of writing was in full swing by age eight.
Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter and sold it for ten cents to family members.
She self-published her first contemporary, new adult romance in January 2013. Today she has completed seven self-published series, The Love series, The Wrapped series, The Burning Souls series, The Men of Steel series, Ties of Steel series, The Rockers of Steel series and The Norfolk series.
MJ is a hybrid author and publishes an Indie book almost every month, and is signed with a traditional publisher, Loveswept, Penguin Random House, for her co- written series The Caldwell Brothers. Hendrix, Morrison, and Jagger. All three books in the series are published. The Caldwell brothers don’t grow into alphas, when their mother passes away they become her legacy, her good in the world of bad.
MJ was a former small business owner, who closed shop so she could write full time. She lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.
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Title: Intertwined
Standalone Series: A Redemption Novel
Author: Sasha Brümmer
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
Release Date: January 30, 2017



Blurb

Amplified emotional highs have been my downfall. I’ve lost parts of myself to the dark corners of my heart because of the damage others have inflicted.

Whiskey might be able to ease the burn of one’s soul, but this time it might not be enough to survive. Instead of letting me wither in the cracks of my desiccated soul, he pushes me to appreciate the scars, instead of avoiding the bruises.

I’ve had more than my share of sanctioned hell, and I am through living in a limbo between who I should be and who I am. I won’t allow myself to become a casualty of my own mind again.

I am no longer carrying the obscurities of my life around with me when he chooses to stand and fight beside me.

With him, I finally see what it means to be living.


**This novel contains mature themes, strong language, violent circumstances, and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers.








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A self-published author by night and all around busybody by day, Sasha is an international baby, born in gorgeous South Africa. Her cultured lifestyle is one that many don’t get to experience. When she’s not preoccupied with reading romance novels, she’s hashing out new ways to translate a titillating and libidinous scene onto a page.



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