Friday, September 27, 2013

Author Takeover - Randi Alexander

You Had Me at Country Superstar! Randi Alexander Has a New Release and a #Giveaway!

Thanks so much for hosting me today. I love the title of this blog, and had to capitalize on it for my blog’s title (heehee!) I’m amazed at the list of books you’ve reviewed and have yet to review. It’s wonderful that you provide this greatly-appreciated service for authors.

And speaking of providing a service - Chase Tanner, my country music superstar is one of those sweet guys who likes to give back to the community. He volunteers at children’s hospitals singing to the little ones, he attends fundraisers and whips up the crowd until their pockets are empty, and he even donates the hat off his head.

Why write a character like this? Someone who is giving and caring and generous?

Who better for a reclusive writer to fall in love with!

Reno’s had a crush on Chase for years, and when she finally meets him, she sees him as the wild cowboy portrayed in the tabloids. The excerpt I’m sharing with you today shows how Chase thinks he’s going to get Reno into his bed by using his sexy song and seductive voice.

She’s not convinced, and he’s got to prove to her he’s different from his public persona. I had tons of fun making Chase tag along after Reno, trying to convince her he’s a good guy. Lots of emotional scenes where they really connect with each other.

As I’m writing the second book in the Hot Country Series, Heart of Steele, I’m trying to come up with ways that the hero, Steele McLairn can give back to the community in person. Leave your idea in a comment for your chance to win an e-book and some fun swag.

Book Blurb of Chase and Seduction: 
Country music superstar/actor Chase Tanner has yet to be denied anything - and he’s never wanted anything or anyone more than gorgeous screenplay writer Reno Linden. So when the film they are working on is finally finished, Chase decides to turn up the volume on seducing Reno. 

Reno Linden lived a quiet, rural life until she was thrust into the Hollywood scene when her book was adapted to film. Chase Tanner is larger than life, sinfully sexy and hell-bent on getting her into bed. Skittish after a failed wedding engagement, Reno risks the plunge into Chase’s arms, and is surprised that her good girl self can keep up with bad boy Chase. 

Though Chase returns to his cowboy roots often, and Reno cherishes the time spent with him on his ranch, the two find their careers pulling them in different directions. Will their attraction survive the glitz and stress of fame? 

Chase and Seduction Excerpt: 
Reno sensed his presence before he got close. 

“She’s got the curves, and I got the nerve, to take her for my own.” Chase sang, coming up behind her. 

She started to turn, but he grabbed her around the waist and pressed himself against her ample backside, swaying them both to the music. His chest felt rock-hard against her back, and his big arm pressed up against the bottom of her breast. His hips ground into her butt. 

Too many people were staring, nudging each other, and grinning. Breathless from the embarrassment, her head started to spin. Weak woman that she was, she shook with a burst of lust that burned low in her belly. God, how she wanted this man. He was pure temptation and her hands itched to grab his thighs and give him a wicked grinding in return. 

She snapped back to reality and stiffened her body against her own response.

He was coming on strong. Strong enough to make her wish she could get her friggin’ moral compass to point another direction, just for one naughty night. 

The band’s lead guitarist started a blaring, wailing solo on stage, which drew people’s attention away from her. Chase bent his head and his breath warmed her ear. “My trailer. Ten minutes.” He released her and his booted steps faded as he headed back to the stage. 

She nearly fell backward. His trailer. Alone with him. A chill of desire shuddered through her, puckering her nipples into tight points and forcing blood down low to swell her tingling, needy lips. She wanted to lie on his bed and watch him kiss a path down her body, settling between her legs, his cowboy hat brushing her thighs as his tongue flicked… 

“Oh no you don’t.” She spoke the words to herself. What was she thinking? If she had a car here, she’d leave the party right now. How else could she avoid temptation? 

Head to my website to read the entire first chapter.

What’s a good way for a country western superstar to donate his time for a good cause? Leave a comment for your chance to win an E-copy of Cowboy 6 Pack plus a trading card and some fun swag.

Thank you!

"Rode Hard and Put Up Satisfied"

Chase and Seduction is Book 1 of the Hot Country Series, and is available digitally at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, All Romance Ebooks, and in paperback at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Createspace.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Enemy Lines by Juliette Michaels

Enemy Lines
by Juliette Michaels

4 of 5 Stars

Enemy Lines is the story of Rebel Leader Rachel Lawton and Sovereignty Agent Noah Connor struggling to survive in a dystopian America. Rachel is being set up for a traitor's fall while Noah has been sent in to assure her assassination. Can Rachel stop Noah from trading intelligence that will affect thousands of lives? When Noah starts to fall in love, will he go through with the assassination or put other lives at risk by letting Rachel live?

This is a good read. Full of military suspense, drama, a nice love story, and heartbreaking dilemmas.  Juliette tells a big story in just 115 pages.  After the world has changed so drastically, she paints such a vivid picture!  You'll love how the story unfolds.  I can't wait to read more from this author.

Juliette Michaels is a New Adult and Adult Romance writer (Juliette writes YA under the pen A.J.M. Mousseau.) I was born in San Diego and have lived all over the U.S. including New York, Hawaii, Vermont, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Montana, Arizona, and Washington state. I am a university student studying Modern Literature and Creative Writing.

Fun Info:

*My 85 pound golden retriever Titan likes to sleep on my feet when I write.
*I write from my home which at the moment is a 36 foot recreational vehicle my family and me have been adventuring in for the past three years.
*If I were a superhero, my arch nemesis would be commas and mean people.
*I love books, music, movies, traveling, and adventures.
*I love writing passionate and angsty; fun and light; fantastical and imaginative novels with amazing characters, complex worlds, and a lot of hot and sexy spice.
*I love writing with music on and include playlists for my books on my websites!
*I write in a notebook, with different colored inks for mood, characters, and situations. My first edit is when I move the story into my laptop.
* My favorite place to write is outside.
* I am a university student at TTU online.
* I live with my family in a 36 foot RV and live throughout America and Canada. Psst… soon hope to visit Europe!
 * For my pen name, I use my middle name, Juliette and my husband's first name, Michael as my last <3 Romantic isn't it?
* I have lots of kids. Give me a minute to count... Six! I homeschool/unschool too, along with my fantastic husband.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Book Blitz - After the Fall by L.G. Castillo

Lash by L.G. Castillo
Series:  Broken Angel #1
Publication date:  May 6th, 2013
Genre:  New Adult Paranormal Romance

Decades after being banished from Heaven for saving a life he shouldn’t have, Lash is given a chance to redeem himself. His mission:  protect Naomi Duran, a young woman who has lost her faith. The assignment proves to be anything but simple when his superiors, the Archangels, withhold key information about Naomi and refuse to restore Lash’s powers. When an unexpected source reveals centuries-old secrets, his trust is shaken to the core, and he begins to doubt those whom he had once considered to be his greatest allies.

Determined to avoid anything that would risk his chances of returning to Heaven, Lash struggles with the greatest obstacle of all—his growing feelings for Naomi. But when her life is threatened by an unknown source, Lash questions the wisdom of the Archangels and his ability to keep her safe.

Soon, Lash will have to choose where to place his faith—in the home he has fought so hard to regain or in the forbidden love he can’t bear to lose.

After the Fall by L.G. Castillo
Series:  Broken Angel #2
Publication date:  September 15th 2013
Genres:  New Adult, Paranormal, Romance

There’s a Spanish proverb that says, “From the thorn and the pain, a flower is born.” Naomi Duran never really understood what that meant until she became an archangel.

Finally reunited with the love of her life, Naomi thought she had everlasting love and happiness in Heaven. Even with the rebellious Lash by her side, she learns that life as an archangel isn’t easy.

When secrets of the past are finally revealed, tempers flare, brother is pitted against brother, and Naomi and Lash face the greatest threat to their relationship: choosing among love, family, or duty.

In the end, can this family of broken angels forgive past mistakes, or will they carry the thorn in their hearts forever, ripping their family apart?

Author Bio
L.G. (Linda) Castillo wrote her first story when she was ten and has been writing ever since. She took a break from writing fiction and poetry to focus on obtaining her Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She is now a licensed psychologist and currently works as a professor at a Texas university. Although she has published her psychological research in several professional journals and books, her dream has always been to publish a novel. Lash is her debut novel and was written during the 2012 National Novel Writing Month event.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cover Reveal! Another Shot at Love by Niecey Roy

Another Shot At Love

Series:  What’s Love? Book #1
Author:  Niecey Roy
Genre:  New Adult Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Expected Publication Date - November 2013

Imogen Gorecki has a problem - her twin sister just got engaged, and guess who’s the best man? That’s right, her scum-of-an-ex-boyfriend whom she caught cheating with a bottle-blonde, with fake breasts and a stripper’s flexibility. There’s a disturbing possibility her eyes will never recover.

Gen needs a date for the engagement party, but finding Mr. Perfect in a time crunch is proving impossible. Just when she’s about to give up, she face-plants into the crotch of the sexiest guy she’s ever met.

Matt Sesnick is everything Gen wants in a man - except he’s not interested in a relationship. Can she convince Matt to take another shot at love, or will Gen’s pregnant, hormonal older sister, her bridezilla twin, and all of her past Mr. Wrongs get in the way of their happily-ever-after?

About the Author

Niecey Roy knew she wanted to be a writer from a very young age, but her moment of enlightenment came after watching the movie You’ve Got Mail. It was then she realized her place in life, and happily parked her butt on writing romance. Her dream was to create sexy vixens, hunky, half-naked heroes, and above all, romance; lots and lots of butterflies in the belly, breathless first kisses and happily-ever-afters.
When she’s not at her day job where she works as a legal assistant, she can be found at home at a cluttered desk, pounding her tired little fingers away on a keyboard with nothing but black pepper flavored sunflower seeds and Visine as her weapons for mass-romance-novel-creation. When her fingers need a break, you’ll find her at a table with friends, drinking a few martinis and showing off a new pair of (sometimes ridiculous) high heels. She’s usually the loudest at the table and most often the one snorting with laughter.   
Niecey is the author of Fender Bender Blues, a contemporary romantic comedy published by The Wild Rose Press. Her new novel to be released November 2013, Another Shot At Love, is the first novel in the What’s Love??? series.


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Friday, September 13, 2013

Cover Reveal! The Gatekeeper's House by Eva Pohler

Thanks to Melinda VanLone for creating another masterpiece for the Gatekeeper's Saga. Notice that it maintains the gate and the overall brand of the series while introducing new elements that represent the story. So, without further ado, here is the cover for the fourth book, The Gatekeeper's House

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To celebrate the occasion, the author, Eva Pohler, is giving away a Pomegranate Gift Basket to a random commenter on her site using Only one entry per person, please. The basket contains pomegranate earrings, pomegranate dark chocolate, pomegranate sachets, book marks with all four covers, and...a signed Advanced Reader's Copy of The Gatekeeper's House a month before its release date. This giveaway begins now and ends at noon (Central Time Zone) on September 30th. Here is a link to the giveaway: Good luck! Tell us what you think of the cover!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Gatekeeper's Daughter

4 of 5 Stars

Therese and Than fell in love in The Gatekeeper's Sons.  In The Gatekeeper's Challenge, Therese was SOOOO close, but ultimately failed her last challenge, so Than broke an oath to turn Therese into a god anyway.  Now Therese has to find her purpose in order to remain a god, and Ares is paranoid.  With godly powers, Therese may want to get vengeance for her parents' deaths.  While that isn't really in her nature, Ares kidnaps her, fearing her potential actions.  Will Therese find her purpose so she can remain a god?  Will they be able to convince Ares that she is not a threat?

This was a really good read!  I may be biased, but I can't recommend this author enough!  I read this book and the previous book in one sitting.  Probably would've started the next one too if I had had it, as this story just ended too soon for me.  The personal strength and the strength of their love, these two take on every obstacle thrown at them, with confidence that it will be overcome, is just amazing.  I can't wait to see what else Eva has planned for these two in the near future!  If you haven't already, go grab all three books!  You won't regret it.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Review of The Gatekeeper's Challenge by Eva Pohler

4 of 5 Stars

In The Gatekeeper's Sons, Therese and Than fell in love.  Ten months later, Than has been out of contact, but frantically searching for a way for Therese to become a god, so they can be together. He finally finds a way, but to do so, Hades tells them that Therese has to successfully complete 5 challenges.  With no outside help, she has to go up against a Hydra, the Minotaur, a well as a few other obstacles, both personal and challenge related.  Will Therese be able to succeed?  Will they finally be able to be together?

This was a great read.  With so much action and excitement, I read this book and the next in one sitting!  I was really rooting for Therese to succeed.  She and Than had already been through so much, though I wanted to smack him when he simply tells her he's been "busy" when he finally sees her.  Not busy trying to find a way for them to be together, just BUSY?!  I love this author, she never fails to get me sucked into her books whenever I read them!  If you haven't read any of her books, I recommend you go get The Gatekeeper's Sons. It's still free on several sites, what have you got to lose?  May want to buy The Gatekeeper's Daughter when you buy The Gatekeeper's Challenge, Eva ends this book with one hell of a Cliffhanger!  So go out and buy them all now, and keep an eye out for more reviews of books from this author.  I plan to read, if I can, everything she has ever written!

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Wifi... -_-

So, been having some wifi issues.  The friend I'm staying with is switching providers, and her neighbors are untrusting, lol.  So I will be back after they set up everything on the 4th.  Have at least been getting some reading done, so I'll have a couple reviews to post when everything is settled.  <3

 Just sayin...  

Also, saw this and had to share!  LOL!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Check out what I'm reading right now!