Saturday, May 31, 2014

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 Ready for some Violet Duke? For a limited time Love, Chocolate and Beer is on sale for $0.99! Grab your copy before the sale is gone! (Sale ends this week!) Amazon | BN | iTunes | Kobo | Google Play   Also, get ready for the next Cactus Creek book - Love, Tussles and Takedowns releasing on June 13th, 2014. Special limited time fan appreciation pricing of $0.99! Pre-order your copy today: Amazon | iTunes  

About Love, Chocolate and Beer by Violet Duke:

pLove, Chocolate and Beer"A new must-read series from Violet Duke." --NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Kathleen Brooks Romance has met its most unlikely match-up... Luke Bradford is a chocolatier on a mission. After moving his chocolate shop, and newly single life, to the quirky town of Cactus Creek, Luke wants nothing more than to devote all his energy into making his business a success--by taking the romance market by storm. But his grand plans get thrown for a loop when he locks horns with the feisty beer-brewing beauty next door who calls his 'romantic idealism' a load of fairytale bull. Soon, driving the woman sparking nuts becomes another wickedly fun priority he simply can't get enough of. In his defense, she's addictively easy to incite...and plain impossible to resist. Beloved local brewmaster Dani Dobson is beyond riled up. It's bad enough the new shop owner in town comes locked and loaded with both a distractingly rugged charm and sexy flashing dimples, but the whole only-in-the-movies variety of romance he's selling--the kind her world has been crushed by before--is really doing a number on her allergy to unrealistic clich├ęs. What's worse, he's created an annoyingly clever ad campaign that dubs 'beer joints' like hers as the "cave where romance goes to hibernate." The nerve of that man. Combustible chemistry or not, damn it, this means war. The stakes...very likely, her heart.

About Love, Tussles and Takedowns

LoveTusslesTakedowns_Final5-14_EBOOKeditHe's a better fighter A fighter to the core, Hudson Reyes has collected enough battle scars now to last several lifetimes. But after his combat injuries retire him from the life he wasn't ready to give up, Hudson finds himself spending the carbon copy days of his new career as a Hollywood fight scene and weapons specialist just doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meets her. The one woman who makes him want to live again. With wounds as deep as his own, she's a scrappy little thing--an angel-faced paradox that comes as a package deal with an offbeat town of admirably protective, but downright nosy folks. And a wicked roundhouse kick that's become intimately familiar with his head. ...but she has all the weapons. An antique arms authenticator by day and a self-defense instructor by night, Liana Lin has made a living turning the unthinkable demons of her past into the passions that fuel, and fill, her life. So when the unjustly handsome man she's been unable to stop thinking about literally takes her to the mat with martial arts styles unlike anything she's ever seen--pinning her with a molten hot stare that melts her like a marshmallow trapped between a graham cracker and a chocolate square--Lia flips into no-holds-barred fight mode. Because if one man could find a way to disarm her carefully-built defenses, it'd be him. Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out...  

About Violet Duke

Violet DukeNEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her NYT and USA Today bestselling books have been Top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble, and featured on IndieReader, GalleyCat, and USA Today as breakout hits. When she's not writing or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai'i with her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband. Find the latest on her books and fan giveaways at www.facebook.com/VioletDukeBooks   Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Broken Souls


Title: Broken Souls
Author: Beth Ashworth
Genre: Contemporary Adult Romance
Publication Date: May 30, 2014



Pain, desperation and grief.

For Ashley Akerman, they are things that she has grown accustomed to feeling over the twenty-five years of her life.

She always found it difficult to integrate into society, realising that her imperfections were always going to be the cause of her own insecurities.

Stumbling upon the sassy Gabriela one day changed Ashley’s life for the better. She was introduced into a new circle of people that accepted her for her personality and didn’t judge her on her looks. But the good luck had been running for far too long... and time was up.

When that devastating moment arises and Ashley loses the support system she has grown to rely on, how will she be able to continue?

Will she revert to her previous life of merely existing as an empty shell in the world, or will the unplanned arrival of a certain Italian playboy throw everything into absolute and utter turmoil?

Finding the strength to fight on through the destruction will be key for Ashley. Will she be able to overcome the overwhelming fear of her past catching up with her once again? Can her broken soul be repaired, or has she finally reached the point of irrevocable damage?




Beth Ashworth was born in Manchester in 1990, but shortly moved to the modest city of Coventry where she was raised and still resides now.

As an avid reader from a very early age, Beth has always been keen to put her words onto paper. As a child she was always found with either a book in her hand, a pen and notepad or a computer games controller.

Starting off by initially writing alternate endings to her favourite Jacqueline Wilson books from around the age of ten, Beth has continued to grow and love her passion for books.

Eventually, after many unfinished books and short stories, she finally decided to follow her passion and write books that she hopes people will love.

When she isn't reading or writing, Beth loves to spend time with her husband and friends.


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Krinos


Title: Krinos
Author: T.L. Smith
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: May 17, 2014


My life was simple. Follow instructions, learn the family business and be prepared to take over when the time has come. My name is Eliza, although people in the business know me as Krinos. One thing you should know about me is that my father is a drug lord, the boss in these parts.

I am prepared to do whatever it takes to step up to the challenge and run the family business, to make my father proud, a business filled with drugs, sex and death. What I’m not prepared for though is him, the Greek god who walks into my life and threatens to rock my world.

Now, my life has just got complicated. But don’t misunderstand, complicated is not a weakness. My father was not a man to cross, so expect nothing less from me. I am my father’s daughter, and I will be the boss.









T.L Smith is from Sunny Queensland and stared writing from her love from reading, She has two beautiful children that are her world.


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MISSY KING'S ‘Ice Queen' reputation is all she can remember. Being in the spotlight because of her famous brother, Nick King, from the band Fringe, she grew up with the weight of being ‘perfect' on her shoulders. But when she ends up in a nightclub in hopes of losing her virginity on a promise before college, she realizes she hasn't met perfect until he walks into club Freedom. 



PAXTON EVERS is in search of a woman to bring home that doesn't know he is in a band—or was in a band. When he spots the sweet as sin girl sitting at the bar, he knows he'll have her in his bed soon. He just didn't know she'd be a virgin, addicting, or the daughter of his new manager. 



After a night of delicious disasters Paxton finds Missy is staying in the bed across from his for the summer tour. The plan was to enjoy the tour and get to know his new band members. But there is something about Missy that pushes Paxton's heartbeat into overdrive. 



It doesn't take long for their feelings to show. But with Missy's father around every corner trying to map out a life that Missy doesn't want, the relationship is harder to hide. 



But sometimes love is worth fighting for, no matter the cost.

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Title: Secret Phantom


Synopsis
Ever have the feeling not to belong, to just float around in your own body and have people pass you as though you aren't even there? Well then you know what life's like for Talia! But wait, because just maybe you'll have luck strike you as it did her and your fate change overnight. One day you're the lonely black sheep and the next? You're married to an immortal Phantom, live in a castle and fight off evil with your friends by your side! So don't give up hope, miracles happen to anybody.

Author Questions

Your real name and pen name.

Sarah Muellers

Please share some of the best memories of your childhood.


Tell us about your education were you always a writer?


What languages can you speak and write?

English and German.

What is your biggest source of inspiration in life?

Uhm… Ask me again, when I’m done pulling out my last hairs in an attempt to finish the chapter.

What hurts you most in this world?

Yeah… no comment…

What is your favorite genre and why?

Nuh-uh! Not falling for it. Nope. You aren’t gonna get me to admit it.

When did you start writing?

Huh… don't really remember… 10 years ago, 8?

What is the purpose of your writing?

Primarily: to vent!

Which of your works have been published so far?
Secret Phantom’s going to be my first

Any works in progress?

Working on book two. And that’s all you’ll get from me!
What are your future plans?

Get a cat and a horse.

What top four things do you consider while writing a book?
Sarcasm, can’t write without it! Plot (Duh). Thoughts of the characters – good way to either get the
reader involved or make them hate or love him or her. And would I do what I make them do? You can stop wondering the answer is yes: ALWAYS! Life would be boring otherwise.

What is your dream destination on Earth?

I believe the list of where I wouldn’t wanna go is so much shorter!


Your origin of birth and other countries you have visited/ stayed.

Germany born and loving! Living in Oman.


What did you like best about these countries around the globe?

Germany: friends and nature. Oman: Waterfalls, mountains….fruits!


Your favorite time of day

Night! Darkness is the best time to stay up and write, or you know… just make a mess!


Your favorite color and why?
Don't really have one … just as long as it’s not neon I’m good with all!
Your favorite book and why?

Seriously? Hell, could you make this any harder?! Well fine, if you insist. Walter Moers – The City of Dreaming Books. It wasn't my first, but it just stuck with me until today. Read it in German as a kid and bought it in English a while back.


Your favorite celebrity and why?

Johnny Depp – amazing actor.

Your favorite food? Some quickies:

Shrimps.

Chocolate (Surprise!)

Fruits!!!

Carrots.

Steaks and hamburgers (don't forget the chips!)

Sun or Moon:
Moon!
Laughter or Smile:

Smile. You can hide more behind a smile than a laugh! ;)
Morning or Evening

Coffee or Tea:
Tea! Hate coffee! EW!

Mountain or Sea:
Both!

Silence or Conversation
Silence says so much more than words ever could!

Water or Fire:

Air or Earth:

How are you supposed to choose? The former you need to stay alive and the latter you need to live, unless someone found a way to live off nothing but air and I missed it? Crap. I did, didn’t I?

Mars or Jupiter:
Wasn't Jupiter voted out? Hm…. And isn’t Mars uninhabitable? I dunno about you, but those aren’t
exactly choice places to move to!

Tulip or Rose:

Red = blood = life = love = yeah… let’s not go there. Still Rose wins!
Left or Right:
I always go the other way, so if you insist on right am gonna say left!
Glance or Stare:

Staring’s more fun!

State your signature line/ tagline/ best quote:


Seriously? Wtf?! You’re insane!

The last line of your autobiography would be… And she didn't give a damn after all.


Music Style:

DJ Bobo, Bryan Adams, Elton John, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, All Disney music, Night Wish, Nickel back, Linkin Park, Shakira, Lumineers, West life, Saltatio mortis, in extreme, Pink

Friday, May 30, 2014

Life after Taylah

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Title: Life After Taylah
Author: Bella Jewel
Release Date: May 26, 2014
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My mother's name is Taylah, and once, a very long time ago, she was my best friend - she was everything I wanted to be.

Until the night she disappeared.

Ten years on and my life, my families lives and the world around us has never been the same again.
How can it be when you are left not knowing?

No leads. No connections. Nothing. Just pure emptiness.

My dancing is the only way I can separate myself from the pain that lies in my home, in my father's eyes and in my brother's spirit. They need me and I'll fight with everything I am to be there for them, but who will be there for me?

Then I meet Nate.

Champion Motocross racer and everything my father doesn't want for me. He's forbidden, he's beautiful, and he's carrying a bundle of his own secrets.

When I step into his world, there is no turning back.

He will consume me.

He will teach me how to breathe again.

He will put a tiny piece of my broken heart, back together.  
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Bella Jewel
Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She's crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell's Knights was released in August 2013.  
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Saying Goodbye without Saying Hello is my journey through my pregnancy in 2012-2013 with my second daughter, Dakota Emily. Everything went well throughout the pregnancy and when I went into labor, I found out she had passed. The autopsy revealed no reason for her death despite all the concerns that I had during the pregnancy. This book captures my entire journey and each feeling I had during the pregnancy, her passing, and after.


 
covergifTitle: Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello
Author: RaeBeth McGee-Buda
Genre: Non-Fiction
Audience:  Adult
Formats: mobi & epub
Publisher: Self-Published; Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Cover By: Marcy Rachel Designs
Editor: Lee Ryder
Pages: 230
ISBN-10: 1492110884
ASIN: B00FWTKRTI
Date Published: October 15, 2013








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The journey of pregnancy brings hope, joy, and love for the expecting mother. The hope of giving birth to a new life. The joy of feeling this new life grow inside of her. The love that starts with a test that doesn’t ever end. Dreams for the unborn child flood the new mother’s mind, as well as those around her. Each step of the pregnancy is a cherished moment. The anticipation of meeting her cherished baby builds from the very first month and ends after birth.
This is the story of one mother and how a few words changed her life forever. How a piece of her faded when she heard these words: “There’s no heartbeat.” When RaeBeth Buda laid in the hospital in labor, she and her husband heard those dreaded words.
What happens when all of those dreams are shattered in a moment’s notice? How does one cope with the loss of their child? This is the story of their journey and of the devastating grief of the loss of her daughter, Dakota Emily Buda.


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  Around 1:00 on the morning of the 27th, a person from the OB floor called my name. I motioned him over. He grabbed the wheelchair and pushed me through the halls. Mom and Greg followed closely behind. When we finally got to the sixth floor, they took me into triage room one.
“Hello, what brings you in?” The woman asked as she came in.
“I think we’re about to have a baby.” I answered her with a smile.
Why else would we be there? It’s not everyday people like to hang out in the OB part of the hospital for no reason at all.
“Okay, you’ll need to strip from your waste down. I’ll need a sample of your urine here in this cup and put the rest in the plastic bin. I’ll be back in a few minutes to hook you up.” She instructed as she pointed to the small toilet in the room.
It was a good thing I had to go. I looked over at my mom and Greg as I said, “Hope I can do this without peeing all over the place.” Of course, I tried to make both laugh and succeeded. As I pulled down my panties, I noticed a small amount of blood. My mom and Greg noticed too.
“The bloody show. You’re definitely not going anywhere any time soon.” My mom said with a smile. “We’re gonna have a baby!” She chanted excitedly.
The only thing I could come back with was, “Or she’s in distress.”
“Don’t think like that. All will be fine. Have some faith.” My mom said to calm me down and comfort me.
Once I was ready to get on to the bed, I slowly made my way with Greg’s help. I laid back and the contractions were much stronger. Around one in the morning, the nurse finally came back in, shut the door, and walk to the left side of the bed. She grabbed a strap and placed it on my belly. “This will monitor the contractions, which I see you’re definitely having.”
Once the strap was in place, she fiddled with the machine for a few minutes and said, “Let’s find that heartbeat.”
She grabbed the gel, put a good bit on my belly, and grabbed the Doppler. Once she spread out the gel, she started searching for Dakota’s heartbeat. I couldn’t wait to hear it. It was only a matter of seconds before I’d hear it.
She kept moving around on my belly. I pointed to right side of my belly button and said, “This is usually where my doctor found her heartbeat without a problem.” She moved the device there. We still didn’t hear anything.
After another squirt of gel on my belly, she searched again. My heart raced and panic overtook me. Something was wrong. I could feel it. I glanced at my mom and Greg. They were worried too. I saw Greg swallow hard and turned my attention back to the nurse.
“Sometimes it takes time to find the heartbeat. The baby could be lying with her back towards yours, which makes it hard for the machine to pick it up. I’m going to get an ultrasound machine. That will definitely pick it up.” The nurse said, as she placed the Doppler back and walked out of the room.
My mom saw worry and panic cross my face. She stood up from her chair and walked over to me. “Let’s pray” she said. My mom, Greg, and I said a quick prayer while we waited on the nurse. Within a few minutes, the door opened and the nurse pushed in an ultrasound machine. She plugged it in and turned it on.
As she stood to the right of me, Greg and my mom were on my left. My mom held my leg and Greg took a hold of my hand. I eagerly wanted the nurse to put a fire under her ass and hurry up. It seemed like everyone and everything started moving in slow motion. The nurse began looking at Dakota through the ultrasound.
At first, I couldn’t tell what was on the screen. What I noticed was that she was not trying to hear her heart but to see it. That was when it came into view. My daughter’s heart was not beating. I rubbed my eyes, thinking they were playing a trick on me. The nurse stood up and walked out of the room without saying a word.
Moments later, three other medical personnel walked into the room. They whispered in their small circle where we couldn’t hear and continued looking at the screen. The room was quiet. I heard the ultrasound machine running and could have heard a pin drop. I knew my baby was gone by the look on their faces, but no one said anything.
“Ummm, hello? Someone tell me what’s going on?” I yelled. I was tired of it. I knew what this meant, but I wanted them to say it. It was not final until someone had said it.
The doctor closest to me said, “I’m sorry. She’s gone.”
 
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clip_image004Best Selling Author, RaeBeth McGee-Buda is resides in a tiny valley at the ridges of the Application Mountains in Fairchance, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter, her dog, Cody, and her newest family addition, Romeow her pure white cat.
She’s been writing in some form her entire life, but loving young sister, Audra McGee noticed her talent, and gave her the reassurance she needed to start her writing career. After many months of deliberation, RaeBeth decided to trust her sister’s word and expand her short story into what we all know and love as The Silenced Series.
RaeBeth is a mother to an angel in Heaven...Miss Dakota, whom she honored in Saying Goodbye Without Saying Hello. Her goals for her books are to inspire and give hope. She is a Christian author, who firmly believes in God and incorporates her faith into some of her work.


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Tour Schedule - One Week Blog Tour for Saying Goodbye… Without Saying Hello by RaeBeth McGee-Buda from May 26 to June 1, 2014.
May 26
Blushing Divas Book Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt
Bound 2 Escape - Spotlight with Excerpt
Karen Swart - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
Movies, Shows & Books - Spotlight with Excerpt & Dakota's Playlist
May 27
Crazy Beautiful Reviews - Review, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
Idle Musings of a Writer's Mind - Spotlight with Excerpt, Review & Author Interview
A Book Addict's Delight - Spotlight with Excerpt
May 28
Book Hostage - Spotlight with Excerpt
JeanzBookReadNReview - Spotlight with Excerpt, Review (TBA) , Author Interview, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
May 29
Kim's Book Blog - Spotlight with Excerpt, Review & Dakota's Birthday Party
For The Love of Books - Spotlight with Excerpt, Review, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
May 30
Cajun Book Lover - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
As You Wish Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
Darkest Cravings - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
May 31
Bottles & Books Reviews - Review, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
Fallen Over Book Reviews - Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
Eclipse Reviews - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
June 1
Book Nook Nuts - Spotlight with Excerpt & Review
Our New Generation for Reading - Spotlight with Excerpt
Kitty Muse and Me - Spotlight with Excerpt, Dakota's Birthday Party, Dakota's Playlist & Dakota's Poem
Debbie Jeans - Review