Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Sasha by Rae Matthews



SASHA
Author: Rae Matthews
Series: Mixed Drinks, Book 1
Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama



~ SYNOPSIS ~

When it comes to relationships, I have really bad luck. Each time I meet a guy, I cross my fingers and hope he is at least half way normal. I’m so tired of dealing with crybabies and freak shows that I could just scream. At this point, I’m so close to just joining a convent, taking the vow of chastity, and calling it quits with men entirely. Well, I probably don’t need to go to that extreme... I mean who am I kidding? There's no way could I be a nun. But becoming an old crotchety lady with 20 cats lurking around? Now THAT is a definite possibility. That was until I saw him, my brown-eyed stallion man, swooping in to save me from an unforeseen wrinkly old balls attack, and then... he is gone. Well, not gone completely, because I can’t stop fantasizing about him.

I fantasize about him so much that when I finally did see him again, I made a complete and total ass of myself. Several times in fact. How I did not drop dead of embarrassment right then and there is beyond me. 

So, remember I said I have really bad luck? Well, sit back, grab a glass of wine or your favorite mixed drink, and let me tell you how it all started, and how it all ends...


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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ 
Rae Matthews


Rae Matthews is a Minnesota native who moved to Wisconsin in 2002 for a guy of all things. I mean, who does that and doesn't live to regret it.

Rae is an awesome wife, a cool step-mother, a loyal friend, a super fantastic sister and a huge goofball. She loves to see people smile, laugh and generally enjoy life.

Rae loves to tell stories to friends and loved ones and is finally ready to share her stories with the world.

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~ GIVEAWAY ~

***OPEN TO US MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY***
THREE WINNERS!!

Two Winners get a SIGNED PAPERBACK each

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER gets:
1 Signed Paperback 
+
SASHA Swag Pack (see pic) which includes:
1) Wine glass 
2) Shaker 
3) Koozie 
4) Mouse Pad 
5) Bottle Opener 
6) Shot Glass 
7) Boot (mini manicure set) 
8) Necklace 
9) Signed Paperback (not shown in pic)


Enter here:



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Book Blast & Giveaway: Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny is Calling by Emily Siskin-Toy

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About the Book

Title: Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny is Calling | Author: Emily Siskin-Toy | Illustrator: Brian C. Kr├╝mm | Publication Date: August 24, 2014 | Publisher: Three-Bug Books | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 6 to 9
Summary: What happens when a young girl with a Hall of Fame baseball pedigree breaks the family mold and follows her dream to become a soul singer? "Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling", a picture book for ages 6 - 9, lets children see that their families will love them just the same when they pursue their true passions in life. Everybody in Roxy's family--from her great-grandpa (played with Lou Gehrig), to her grandpa (played with Jackie Robinson), to her mother (super-star college softball player), to her father (was a Los Angeles Dodger), to her sister (won a Gold Medal for Team USA Softball, and so on)--famously played ball, and Roxy is next in line. The only problem is that Roxy dreams of singing soul music like her idol, Aretha Franklin! A historical addendum provides information about the Hall of Fame baseball players who turn up in the book, as well as Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul music. Additionally, a fun treasure hunt for clues about Roxy's true destiny runs throughout the book, giving readers an enhanced, interactive experience.  

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The Early Buzz

"I just LOVED this little book. Empowering for young girls, and at the same time powerful for young boys... The illustrations are perfect for this book: fun and eye-grabbing, and I also love that it includes facts about popular icons like Aretha Franklin and Baseball legends. Well done! " ~ 5 Star Review, Mariana L., Amazon
"Roxie Rogers is an inspiring read for all ages, truly. It speaks to that little voice inside all of us telling us "come out" to the real you. The artwork brings the story to life, and the text is great for read-along or for young readers on their own." ~ 5 Star Review, Laura, Amazon
"I just read Roxy Rogers to my 5-year old daughter and we both loved the book! The story was fun and engaging filled with dynamic illustrations. Besides the great life messages woven into the story, I really like how the story reads. It is really nice to experience a children’s book that is not mind numbing in its repetitiveness (you know the type) with words that flow easily off the pages. " ~ 5 Star Review, Wendigo, Amazon
 

About the Author: Emily Siskin-Toy

Emily Siskin-Toy

A U.C. Santa Cruz banana slug alum, Emily Siskin-Toy launched her writing career with posts at various film and television magazines in Los Angeles. After a break in the action to raise her daughter, Emily and her college sweetheart founded WOW! Music Studios, a successful children’s music instruction school in Mill Valley, California. But just like the character in her book, Emily’s true passion was something entirely different; she always dreamed of writing children’s books. Inspiration was everywhere for Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling. While coaching her daughter’s youth softball and basketball teams, Emily eventually came to realize that the world of sports was a passion of hers, not her daughter’s, who really wanted, of course, to be a singer. The plot of the story was right in front of her, and the surrounding details would be cultivated from her lifetime of love for the rich history of Major League Baseball and her daughter’s love of music.  

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* Book Blast Giveaway *

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  Prize: One winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card or PayPal cash (winner's choice) Contest closes: October 30, 11:59 pm, 2014 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the Emily Siskin-Toy and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. 


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Blog Tour & Giveaway: SASHA by Rae Matthews



SASHA
Author: Rae Matthews
Series: Mixed Drinks, Book 1
Genre: Romance | Comedy | Drama



~ SYNOPSIS ~
When it comes to relationships, I have really bad luck. Each time I meet a guy, I cross my fingers and hope he is at least half way normal. I’m so tired of dealing with crybabies and freak shows that I could just scream. At this point, I’m so close to just joining a convent, taking the vow of chastity, and calling it quits with men entirely. Well, I probably don’t need to go to that extreme... I mean who am I kidding? There's no way could I be a nun. But becoming an old crotchety lady with 20 cats lurking around? Now THAT is a definite possibility. That was until I saw him, my brown-eyed stallion man, swooping in to save me from an unforeseen wrinkly old balls attack, and then... he is gone. Well, not gone completely, because I can’t stop fantasizing about him.

I fantasize about him so much that when I finally did see him again, I made a complete and total ass of myself. Several times in fact. How I did not drop dead of embarrassment right then and there is beyond me. 

So, remember I said I have really bad luck? Well, sit back, grab a glass of wine or your favorite mixed drink, and let me tell you how it all started, and how it all ends...


~ PURCHASE ~
Amazon | Paperback 




~ TEASERS ~
















~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~ 
Rae Matthews


Rae Matthews is a Minnesota native who moved to Wisconsin in 2002 for a guy of all things. I mean, who does that and doesn't live to regret it.

Rae is an awesome wife, a cool step-mother, a loyal friend, a super fantastic sister and a huge goofball. She loves to see people smile, laugh and generally enjoy life.

Rae loves to tell stories to friends and loved ones and is finally ready to share her stories with the world.

Social media links:


~ GIVEAWAY ~

***OPEN TO US MAILING ADDRESSES ONLY***
THREE WINNERS!!

Two Winners get a SIGNED PAPERBACK each

ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER gets:
1 Signed Paperback 
+
SASHA Swag Pack (see pic) which includes:
1) Wine glass 
2) Shaker 
3) Koozie 
4) Mouse Pad 
5) Bottle Opener 
6) Shot Glass 
7) Boot (mini manicure set) 
8) Necklace 
9) Signed Paperback (not shown in pic)


Enter here:



Tour hosted by: HEA BOOK TOURS PR & MORE


Release Blitz & Giveaway: Keep Me (Twist Me, #2) by Anna Zaires

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Title: Keep Me (Twist Me, #2)
Author: Anna Zaires
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance

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Synopsis
Abducted at eighteen. Held captive for 15 months. It reads like one of those headlines. And yes, I did it. I stole her. Nora, with her long dark hair and silky skin. She’s my weakness, my obsession.  I’m not a good man. I never pretended to be one. She can love me, but she can’t change me. I can, however, change her. My name is Julian Esguerra, and Nora is mine to keep. 
  ***Keep Me is the sequel to Twist Me, told from Nora & Julian’s POV.***    
  Twist Me series 
Twist Me (Twist Me, #1)
 
Keep Me (Twist Me, #2)

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About the Author
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Anna Zaires fell in love with books at the age of five, when her grandmother taught her to read. She wrote her first story shortly thereafter. Since then, she has always lived partially in a fantasy world where the only limits were those of her imagination. Currently residing in Florida, Anna is happily married to Dima Zales (a science fiction and fantasy author) and closely collaborates with him on all their works.

After graduating from the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics, Anna spent eight years on Wall Street analyzing stocks and writing research reports. In 2013, she became a full-time author, pursuing her lifelong dream of writing romance novels. 

Dima Zales is the love of her life and a huge inspiration in all aspects of her writing. Every book Anna writes is a product of their unique collaborative process.

In addition to reading and writing, Anna enjoys drinking tea (coconut oolong, anyone?), watching addictive TV shows, and discussing book ideas during long walks with her amazing husband. 

She loves hearing from her readers, so please don't hesitate to contact her through her website or connect with her on Facebook, where she hangs out way too often. Also, please visit her husband and collaborator, Dima Zales, at www.dimazales.com and check out their fantasy & science fiction books.


   
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Release Blitz & Giveaway: SWEETER THAN SIN (Secrets & Shadows, #2) by Shiloh Walker

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Title: Sweeter Than Sin (Secrets & Shadows, #2)
Author: Shiloh Walker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 30, 2014

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Synopsis

CAN’T FORGET THE PAIN
It took years for Adam to stop drowning his regrets in alcohol, and running the local bar doesn’t make it any easier—especially not when everyone he knows gathers there to discuss the shocking allegations that have shattered his hometown. When another murder rocks sleepy Madison to its core, it becomes chillingly clear that even more vicious wounds are waiting to be exposed. WON’T RESIST THE PLEASURE Nothing is sacred anymore, and no one is safe, least of all the mystery woman who shows up in town out of the blue, looking like every fantasy Adam’s ever had. She may have her own dangerous secrets, but she can’t ignore the urgent heat between them any more than he can. As a killer’s quest for vengeance explodes into violence, Adam is tempted to lose himself in the delicious promise of her body—until he realizes he’ll risk anything if she’ll give him her heart…in Sweeter than Sin by Shiloh Walker.


About The Author
Shiloh 

Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer…yes, really!  She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer.  She published her first book in 2003. Her newest series, Secrets and Shadows, launched with Deeper than Need, followed by Sweeter than Sin and Darker than Desire. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.



Excerpt
  “I think right now the one thing you need to do is sleep, darlin’.”  He nuzzled her neck, pressing his lips where it curved into her shoulder.  “It’s late and you never look like you sleep as well as you should.  Tomorrow is soon enough for you to worry about how somebody else’s tragedy has to ruin your life.” “It’s already ruined mine.”  Slowly, she turned around and lifted her hands, curling them in the soft, worn material of his shirt, pressing her head against his chest.  The smell of him flooded her head.  Warm man, something spicy—the soap he wore or aftershave—she liked it.  Rubbing her cheek against him, she murmured, “It’s ruined my life for years and I’m tired of it.  I don’t want to let it ruin my life anymore.  That’s why I’m trying to figure out what to do next.” “I already told you.  Sleep.”  He rubbed his lips against hers and then said quietly, a thread of steel in his voice, “Tomorrow, we find answers.  For now, though…” He slid his hands down her back, cupped them around her hips.  He boosted her up and when she twined her legs around him, it was a sweet, sweet bliss.  “Maybe the answer to that is think about you.  You’ve lived your life day by day, always thinking about keeping your secrets.  We need to figure out how you can reclaim your life, but you can’t do that in the dead of night.  So for now…think about you.  What you need.” He dipped his head and caught her lower lip between his, bit her lightly. “What do you need?” A slow shudder wracked her body and he decided he liked it.  As he lifted his head to peer down into her eyes, she stared up at him, her eyes cloudy and heated.  “Are you suggesting that maybe the answer to this lies in getting naked?”  

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Monday, September 29, 2014

BOOK TRAILER REVEAL: FORBIDDEN FLAWS by Pepper Winters

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Title: Forbidden Flaws
Author: Pepper Winters
This is a FULL length novel with the first part of the book to be released November 10, 2014 as part of OWNED: An Alpha Anthology

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  She’s forbidden. Saffron Carlton is the darling of the big screen, starlet on the red carpet, and wife of mega producer Felix Carlton. Her life seems perfect with her overflowing bank balance, adoring fans, and luxury homes around the world. Everyone thinks they know her.  But no one truly does. The silver limelight is tainted the day the couple announce their divorce.   He’s flawed. Raised in squalor, fed on violence and poverty, Cas Smith knows the underbelly of the world. He’s not looking for fame or fortune. He’s looking for a job to get him the hell away from the danger of illegal fighting, and comes face to face with the woman who ran all those years ago. Unable to turn down her job offer, he agrees to be her bodyguard and personal trainer, all while she hides her secrets.   He had no intention of letting her back into his heart. But neither of them were prepared for what happens when forbidden and flawed collide —fracturing the world they know, changing the rules forever.  


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OWNED: An Alpha Anthology
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Prepare to be Owned... Lose yourself in this collection of never before seen novellas from eleven best selling authors from around the globe. And the best part - they contain controlling alphas, feisty females and story lines that will have you holding your breath. 
 
Pre-Order OWNED today!

 

About the Author
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  Pepper Winters wears many roles. Some of them include writer, reader, sometimes wife. She loves dark, taboo stories that twist with your head. The more tortured the hero, the better, and she constantly thinks up ways to break and fix her characters. Oh, and sex... her books have sex. She loves to travel and has an amazing, fabulous hubby who puts up with her love affair with her book boyfriends.  

Her Dark Erotica books include:

Tears of Tess (Monsters in the Dark #1)
Quintessentially Q (Monsters in the Dark #2)
Twisted Together (Monsters in the Dark #3)
Debt Inheritance (Indebted Series)
 
Her Grey Romance books include:
 
You can stalk her here

If you would like to be the first to know of upcoming releases please fill in her newsletter (Pepper promises to never spam or chat aimlessly: http://bit.ly/YrpOsO

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Cover Reveal: POINT OF FREEDOM (Nordic Lords MC, #3) by Stacey Lynn

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Title: Point of Freedom (Nordic Lords MC, #3)
Author: Stacey Lynn
Release Date: October 23, 2014
Cover Designer: Qdesign Amy Queau

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Synopsis
Hatred. Desire. Broken Dreams. Jules McAllister has loved and lost. She experienced the gut wrenching pain of grief after her boyfriend, Scratch, a member of the Nordic Lords MC, died on the same night that she told him they were going to have a child. Grief stricken and destroyed, she left Jasper Bay, unable to tell anyone the truth of what really happened that fateful night. When her childhood friend, Olivia needs her, Jules realizes it’s time to return home and give her daughter what she wants most – a family. But Jules didn’t count on the tumultuous emotions she would feel around Scratch’s brooding and angry brother, Jaden. Jaden has vowed to never forgive Jules for, what he feels is her role his brother’s death. Being face to face with Jules again, who is now a mother to a young child, he finds that his anger hasn’t waned and swears to have nothing to do with mom or child. But how can he reconcile the burning fury in his soul with the irrational urge to touch her? To taste her? To own her completely? Can wounded hearts that still bleed ever be healed? And can two people broken by their pasts find freedom from their pain in each other? Or will a night of passion destroy them both?  


  Nordic Lords MC 1&2 
Point of Return (Nordic Lords MC, #1)
 
Point of Redemption (Nordic Lords MC, #2)
   
About the Author 
Stacey Lynn 

  Amazon Bestselling Author of the Just One Song series, Don't Lie to Me, Remembering Us and the Nordic Lords MC series. I am a wife, a mom, and a writer. I can often be found curled up on the couch with a good book, or obsessively eating Skittles in a very complicated and organized manner. No joke.


POFREEDOM final full sleeve copy
 
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