Friday, March 31, 2017

Featured Author: Linda Burson

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Rage (The Marcy series Book 1) 

Marcy finds herself angry, frustrated, and confused because of nightmares that won’t stop. The love of her life gives her an ultimatum: seek help or lose him.
When held up at gunpoint during a robbery, Marcy is pushed over the edge. That night, she meets Liam, with whom she agrees to join on his quest to find those responsible for the murder of his family.
Delving further into the dark world of revenge, Marcy and Liam fall in love and instead of darkness, light envelops them.
Hearts are torn, jealousy ensues, and more uncertainty arises.

Confusion (The Marcy Series Book 2) 

by Linda Burson

Marcy has choices to make. If she finally tells everyone about her tragic past, she’ll heal and eventually move on— but she is still missing a large piece of the puzzle.

Liam finally gets the information he’s been waiting for, and from that Marcy discovers another secret about her past.

Brad deals with the aftermath of his revelation about his father and makes a shocking and difficult decision for him and Marcy.

Agony And Ecstasy (The Marcy Series Book 3) 

Marcy’s still reeling from the decision Brad made. Even though she realizes it’s for the best, it doesn’t mean she has accepted it completely.
Liam finally receives the revenge he’s wanted for the past eleven years, and wants nothing more than to move on with his life with Marcy.
After an informative therapy session with her psychiatrist, Dr. Bengali, and his warnings of concern about Marcy’s continuing nightmares and possible consequences of these nightmares, Liam rushes from the room becoming ill in the bathroom. Dr. Bengali feels it will be beneficial to use the rest of Marcy’s appointment time to speak with Liam privately, and she agrees. After their private discussion, and on the advice of Dr. Bengali, Liam opens up to Marcy in a way he never has before. He refuses to leave her side.
Eventually, Marcy’s nightmares come to a head, and the effects are shattering. Liam makes a decision that devastates their lives and turns Marcy’s world upside down. Choices are made, and Brad and Marcy meet again; however, they receive more shocking news.

The Agreement (The Marcy Series Book 4)

After the perfect honeymoon, Brad and Marcy return to reality to begin their new life together. Unfortunately, Brad and Marcy’s wedded bliss runs into complications. Brad seems distant and cold, and Marcy is confused by his unexpected behavior.

When Marcy goes into labor, Brad is by her side. Later, Marcy confronts Brad about their crumbling marriage and decides it may be better for them to separate. Brad begs Marcy to reconsider, pleading with her not to leave.

For now, Marcy agrees to stay put with their son. Brad and Marcy reconcile. Brad forms a surprising and unexpected friendship which changes the course of their lives.

About Linda Burson:
Linda Burson, a native of Pennsylvania, but long time Connecticut resident, has been writing ever since she was a teenager. She started out writing memoirs and continued writing by attempting several nonfiction pieces.

After attending college, pursuing other interests, and traveling, a lot of Linda’s free time was spent reading mysteries, romance, and women’s contemporary novels.

After several attempts at writing nonfiction, but having life get in the way, she put her passion on hold again. She gave up writing to focus on raising her daughters, being a wife, running her own custom computerized embroidery business and taking care of her dog, a Lhasa Apso named Nathan.

After a serious bout of breast cancer, Linda eventually closed down her business after almost fifteen years. She decided it was time to attempt writing again. This time, however, with nothing to distract her, she decided on tackling fiction, a contemporary, commercial romance with a dark edge.

In January, 2013, she sat down with her laptop and started writing notes about how her novel would progress. After that, the writing began and it never stopped. Before she was aware of it, her idea of a single book turned into a trilogy, which turned into a much longer series called the MARCY SERIES. There are a total of 13 books in the series.

When asked about inspiration, Linda has this to say: “Nobody really inspired me to write, but I do remember my mother and father always saying ‘anything you put your mind to you can accomplish. Don’t ever let anyone tell you, you can’t do something.’ Having the support and encouragement of my family is also important.”

Linda is now in the process of writing a new thriller novel, a short story, and has just completed another romantic thriller called The Colors of my Life which is due to be published in May 2017. Her sixth book in the MARCY SERIES is due to be published sometime in 2017 as well. She has also completed a murder mystery novel which she hopes to have published in 2017 or 2018 after editing is complete.

Interview With Linda Burson:

1. Can You tell us a little about your books? 
The books I have published at this time are all a part of a series called the MARCY SERIES. There are 13 books that are a part of this series, and five are published and available as of now. The sixth book will be available in August 2017. The first five are as follows:
1. Rage 2. Confusion 3. Agony and Ecstasy 4. The Agreement 5. The Past Returns
Here is a short synopsis for Rage:
'Marcy is an independent young woman who owns her own business. Out of the blue, according to her, she finds herself angry, frustrated and confused because of nightmares that won't stop.  The love of her life, Brad, gives her an ultimatum: seek help or lose him.

After a particularly horrendous day, Marcy finds herself held up at gunpoint during a robbery.  She is pushed over the edge. That night, she meets Liam, with whom she has an inexplicable connection. After a long conversation, she agrees to join him on his quest to find those responsible for the murder of his family. 

Delving further into the dark world of revenge, Marcy and Liam fall in love and instead of darkness, light envelops them.'

The story of Marcy, Brad, and Liam continue. We find out what is causing Marcy’s nightmares, and learn more throughout each book about her past. We follow these three in their relationship with each other and with their family and friends.

2. When did you know you wanted to write a book?  
When I was in my early teens. I used to spend hours writing short stories. One day, my grandfather told me he always wanted someone to write his life story; and he asked me if I would write it for him. From that day on, I knew I would eventually write a novel.

3. What is a usual writing day like for you? How is it structured?  
It depends on what my day holds. If I have an appointment at some point during the day, I usually try to get a couple of hours of writing in before I leave. Then, when I return, I’ll continue writing. There have been days where I’ve spent time writing the entire day, into the evening, and all night long.

When I first started writing the MARCY SERIES, I would write for hours upon hours and only take short breaks for personal reasons. Now that the series is complete, but only needs editing, I try to end my writing sessions earlier in the evening.

4. Do you have a favorite food or drink you must have nearby when writing? 
 I don’t eat while I’m writing. I don’t want any distractions. The only thing I do have next to me is a bottle of water. I always try to stay hydrated.

5. Do you have a favorite spot to write? 
I wrote most of the MARCY SERIES at the kitchen island. However, now, I find moving around the house helps with the strain on my back. I have a desk in my bedroom I can use, but writing and editing as often as I do, I make use of the other rooms as well. I’ve written from the couch in the family room, the chair in the living room, the dining room table, and even outside on the deck—obviously in the warmer weather.

6. If you ever experience a case of writer’s block, how do you cure it? 
I was fortunate not to experience writer’s block during the writing of the MARCY SERIES. Lately, though, I have been experiencing writer’s block, so I find myself taking deep breaths and doing something else—anything different. If I go out to lunch with a friend, or just get out of the house and drive around, it helps me to let go. This allows my mind to think of other things besides writing, which in turn, helps me to find ideas to write about.

7. If you could spend 24 hours as a fictional character, who would you choose? 
 This is such a difficult question. I don’t feel there is one answer for this; however, to only choose one, I’d probably say Superman. I have many dreams about being able to take a big leap and fly into the air. To me, this would be an amazing feeling even if only for 24 hours.

8. What writing projects are you currently working on? 
 I’m in the process of writing another romantic thriller/suspense novel, a suspenseful short story, which I hope to have as a part of an anthology with two other authors, and a murder mystery novel. Also, with Book 6 of the MARCY SERIES being published this August, I’m working on the edits for that one.

Cover Reveal for Bed of Lies Series: Bed of Lies Vol 1 by Niquel

Title: Bed of Lies
Series: Bed of Lies Vol 1
Author: Niquel
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance Stand alone
Release Date: April 14, 2017  

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I used to be naïve.
I used to think monsters didn’t exist.
I used to think I was safe, untouchable, and free from harm. 
Boy was I wrong...
My name is Whitney, and I used to think my old life was mediocre and boring. I thought I was missing out on something exciting. Now that Linc has shown me how dark and twisted life can be, I’d go back in a heartbeat...
This is book 1 in an upcoming 3 book dark erotic standalone series! 

We went outside and I sat on the patio stairs, staring out at the ocean. I wasn’t able to comprehend everything that had just transpired. My whole life had turned into one giant mess. I had thought I was happy back in Massachusetts. I had a man who loved me, a brother who loved me, a mom who loved me in her own unique way, and a future. Now? I had no idea what to look forward to. I didn’t think I’d be able to take it there much longer. I didn’t think I’d be able to see a future there, but now that everything had been taken away from me, I didn’t know what to do.

“Rebel, I know this may be a lot to take in, but I would never betray you the way he did. Whatever you thought you had with him was a lie. Stay with me and I’ll give you the bright future you deserve. You can work, or stay home and breed my children. I don’t normally do that for my pets, but you mean a lot to me.”
It was awkward seeing such a gentler side to the beast. What he offered was not what I truly wanted. I didn’t want to be stuck there as someone’s breeding machine. I wanted to be free and love someone who truly loved me, not captured me and blinded me with torture and love, conflicting every thought inside of me and making me question my own sanity.
“I need to think.”
“Take your time,” he said, placing a kiss on my lips before he turned on his heels and walked back into the house. I continued to look out into the ocean; the sky wasn’t as bright as the first day I was out there. It was dull and gloomy, matching the way I felt on the inside.

Linc was furious to find out someone had infiltrated his home while he was away on business. He was even more pissed off to find out Rebel had run off again, but he didn’t believe she’d done it on her own this time. He saw the way she looked at him; it was different, with more love in her eyes. The will to leave was slowly dissipating. He knew his wife must have had a hand in it somehow, and he was going to beat the answer out of her. 

Niquel is a self diagnosed coffee addict, lover of rice and beans, and chocolate—preferably not all together. She’s the creator of multiple stories full of love, passion, and power. She may toss in a ghost story every once in a while.
When she’s not busy taking care of her two little girls, she's writing or creating graphics or you can find her binge watching TV with her significant other. 
Boston born and raised, she’s always been a creative soul: attending multiple colleges to develop her love of the visual arts.


Release Blitz for Stalemate by Lisa Suzanne




Emme Ford loves her job as a bar promoter. She runs in the same circles as musicians and socialites, getting paid to party with them. She’s content with life just the way it is, and she has no interest in marriage, kids, or growing up. But what happens when the party’s over?

Axel Jones wants to marry Emme, but she denied his proposal. They both pretend it didn’t affect their relationship, but it did. A wedge divides them, and now they’re stuck in a stalemate. What do you do when one person wants more and the other doesn’t?

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“I just wanted to come here to talk.” He finally looks up at me and tugs on his hair again before running a hand over his beard. “I’m frustrated, Emme.”
“I know you are,” I say softly. “But I’ve made it clear what I need.”
“Yes, you have, but what about what I need?”
He’s right, and I know that. He’s got needs that are different from mine, and his aren’t being met in this relationship.
I don’t answer, because I don’t actually have an answer for that.
“We’re stuck, Ems. We’re at an impasse. A stalemate. What do you do when only one person wants more?”
“You wait.” My voice comes out with more vehemence than I intend, and I suppose that’s maybe the first real sign of emotion Axel’s heard from me in a while.
“What if I don’t want to wait?”
I glance away from him, because something deep in my heart knew where this was leading. “Then we have some decisions to make, I guess.” I say it softly because it’s not what I want. I don’t want to end things with Axel.
“I think we do.” His voice is quiet, too.

Review by Gia:
Stalemate is Emme and Axel's story.  If you read Clickbait, you'll remember them from that book.  If you haven't read Clickbait, don't worry this one can be read as a standalone.   I liked this one.  I liked both characters even though at points they are frustrating.  Emme doesn't really know what she wants or she's just not ready to admit to herself what she wants.   Axel knows what he wants and that's a future with Emme.   In this one instead of the guy not wanting a committed relationship, it's Emme who struggles with whether she wants a committed relationship, I kind of liked that.  Axel and Emme are on and off and hot and cold.  They definitely frustrated me a little and I hoped they could get their stuff together and be on the same page.  
4 Amazeballs Stars!


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About Lisa Suzanne

Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a part-time college instructor and former high school English teacher. When she's not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends.  

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Grandma's Wedding Quilts Day 5: Monica's Mystery by Kate Cambridge

Kate Cambridge is an emerging author of Sweet Historical Romance and Sweet Contemporary Romance. She is a hopeless romantic, strong supporter of women's rights, and loves to create stories that inspire, and characters who seem real long after "The End."

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Monica has to leave home, fast. Her parents are planning to marry her off and although all her friends are marrying, that is definitely not what she wants. She’s seventeen, an amateur sleuth, and sees no reason why she can’t join the ranks of the local lawman, or even become a Texas Ranger, should she choose! 

What will happen when she visits her best friend in Texas, only to find herself face-to-face with a handsome Texas Ranger, and knee-deep in territory she has no idea how to navigate?


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“Monica’s attention was still focused on Gabriel, whose bold green eyes had already settled intently upon her. She felt scrutinized as he searched out every detail of her features, and yet she knew she was doing the same to him. The faded color of his shirt indicated many hours spend in the sun, and the creases at the corners of his eyes bespoke a sense of humor despite his stern demeanor. Only when Ellen cleared her throat did Monica remember that she had yet to move forward to greet him…”

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