Thursday, April 3, 2014

#GF_Dreams of Perfection by Rebecca Heflin - Cover Reveal & Giveaway at Janna Shay's


Please, help me welcome Rebecca Heflin, author of the contemporary romance, Dreams of Perfection, who is touring the blogosphere
April 4, 2014, on her cover reveal book blast with Goddess Fish Promotions.
  
As part of her cover reveal, Rebecca is giving away an ebook copy of Dreams of PerfectionTo enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Dreams of Perfection
by Rebecca Heflin

Contemporary Romance

   
What if perfection isn’t truly perfect?

Best-selling romance writer, Darcy Butler, is holding out for perfection in the form of her own carefully-crafted heroes. Once blissfully engaged to be married, Darcy’s post-traumatic commitment phobia is depriving her of the very thing she wants most: her very own happily-ever-after. Now, here she is just six months shy of her thirtieth birthday, and not a Prince Charming in sight.

Successful lawyer, Josh Ryan, is the boy-next-door with a soft spot for the less fortunate, and Darcy’s best friend without benefits. Darcy often comes to him lamenting her love-life, or the lack thereof, whereupon Josh patiently doles out his sage advice. Problem is Josh is in love with Darcy.

But when Darcy finds herself looking into the handsome face of the man who graces the cover of her soon-to-be-released novel, she’s convinced her dreams of perfection have come true. Or have they?

~~~About the Author~~~

Rebecca Heflin is an award-winning author who has dreamed of writing romantic fiction since she was fifteen and her older sister snuck a copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss' Shanna to her and told her to read it. Rebecca writes women's fiction and contemporary romance. When not passionately pursuing her dream, Rebecca is busy with her day-job as a practicing attorney.

Rebecca is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Florida Romance Writers, RWA Contemporary Romance, and Florida Writers Association. She and her mountain-climbing husband live at sea level in sunny Florida.


Awards

2013 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Winner (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Virginia Romance Writers Holt Medallion Award of Merit (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Georgia Romance Writers Published Maggie Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Shooting Star Award (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist (Rescuing Lacey)
2013 Wisconsin Romance Writers Write Touch Readers' Awards Finalist (The Promise of Change)
2011 Royal Palm Literary Awards Finalist (The Promise of Change)


~~~Follow Rebecca Heflin~~~

Website  |  Blog  |  Twitter  |  Facebook Goodreads
~~~Giveaway~~~

Follow Rebecca Heflin at each of the stops on her cover reveal book blast to enter the contest at each participating site for a chance to win an ebook copy of Dreams of Perfection.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

#GF_Summertime Dream by Babette James - Giveaway & FREE Book at Janna Shay's


Please, help me welcome Babette James, author of the contemporary romance novel, Summertime Dream, who is touring the blogosphere February 11 – February 14, 2014, on her super book blast with Goddess Fish Promotions.

Summertime Dream is FREE on Amazon for duration of this tour. As part of her tour, Babette is giving away a $10 Amazon GC to two (2) randomly drawn commenters.
SUMMERTIME DREAM

By Babette James

Contemporary Romance



The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk’s Bend. He’s carved a week from his demanding schedule to list his great-grandparents’ house for sale and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of writer Margie Olsson derail his plans, challenging him to seize the elusive dream missing from his hectic life — love.

A recent brush with death shook Margie’s life, but not her dreams and she’s ready to move forward. Only, standing up to her loving, over-protective family isn’t easy. Helping Christopher explore the derelict mansion and unravel his grandmother’s mysterious past should be a harmless fun taste of independence. But when her experimental summer fling ignites into unexpected love, how can her small town dreams work with his big city life?

~~~Download link~~~

Amazon

(Free)
~~~Excerpt~~~

Margie’s soft mouth and her kisses, as sweet and shy as her voice, raised a tumult of unexpectedly intense and tender feelings.

And they’d just met.

Christopher groaned and wrenched his lips from hers. “I should probably apologize,” he murmured against her cheek. He hadn’t meant to kiss her, and he should get his hands off her. Now. But he held her close, relishing the soft, fascinating warmth of her in his arms too much to be sensible.

“Why?”

“I should have asked, or—” Or something.

“Truth? That was wonderful. And I would very much like another.”

“Yes.” Yes, to both, for him as well.

Determined to prove himself a gentleman, he held her lightly, taking only the kiss, sweet and slow and intense as the first.

But this kiss too had to end.

Christopher rested his forehead against hers. A big mistake, that kiss, but incredible. A chuckle escaped him.

“What’s funny?”

“Just this day turned out so different than I planned this morning.”

“For me, too. A far better day. Thank you.”

An out-of-left-field, disconcerting thought clobbered him. “Shit.” He knew nothing about his roots here...He yanked his hands away.

“What’s the matter?”

Feeling foolish, he had to ask. “We’re not related, are we?” Be just his luck if she ended up being some sort of cousin...

Margie’s laughter rang out. “No, not at all.”

“Thank goodness.” Christopher shifted, hooking thumbs into his pockets to keep his hands in check.
About the Author

Babette James writes sweetly scorching contemporary romance and loves reading nail-biting tales with a satisfying happily ever after. When not dreaming up stories, she enjoys playing with new bread recipes and dabbling with paints. A teacher, she loves encouraging new readers and writers as they discover their growing abilities. Her class cheers when it’s time for their spelling test! Born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California, she’s had a life-long love of the desert and going down the shore. Babette now lives in New Jersey with her wonderfully patient husband and extremely spoiled cats.


~~~Connect with Babette James~~~


~~~Giveaway~~~

Follow Babette on her super book blast to enter the contest at each participating stop for a chance to win a $10 Amazon GC, which will be awarded to two (2) randomly drawn commenters.

Don’t forget to download your FREE copy of Summertime Dream.
~~~Book Blast Schedule~~~

February 11



February 12



February 13



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Thursday, January 30, 2014

InD'tale Magazine and Anne Perry Giveaway - at Janna Shay's



Mystery's most famous icon has joined InD'tale MagazineAnne Perry not only sat down for an in-depth interview, which is featured in the February issue, but she is also giving InD'tale exclusive rights to host a giveaway of her brand new, pre-release "Put Your Heart On The Page" DVDs, along with personalized canvas totes, which will be awarded to 5 lucky winners!

InD’tale, a magazine geared toward the Indie and small-published authors, welcomes thousands of readers monthly who want to learn, be entertained, and discover new and interesting books in the industry. Subscribe and experience for yourself all that InD’tale has to offer. For a limited time, the InD’tale Magazine subscription is free.

Come look around InD’tale, get to know Anne Perry better, and find the clues that will ensure you are one of those 5 winners. Then, come back here and enter your answers in the rafflecopter below.
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

CHAINED BY DESIRE Release Tour - Giveaway & Blitz at Janna Shay's


Please join me as I host the release tour for Charity Parkerson and Regina
Puckett’s new sensational erotic romance, CHAINED BY DESIRE, which was released today by Ellora’s Cave.

In commemoration of the release, Charity Parkerson is hosting a fantastic giveaway of ebooks, audio books, and a $5 Amazon Gift CardTo enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

CHAINED BY DESIRE

By Charity Parkerson &
      Regina Puckett

Horror Erotic Romance



Not good enough for heaven but not bad enough to burn, Kylie has a slight problem. She's dead and trapped between the realms.

Left with no options, she follows Detective Liam Stone on the hunt for her killer. Death has left Kylie invisible but does nothing to dampen her desire for the sexy detective. Instead, it  gives her the freedom to do as she pleases with his body, and what a delicious body it is.

Liam’s determined to solve Kylie’s case but as the clues uncover an underground world of demonic torture and pacts, Liam must face his own secrets or the flames of passion won't be the only ones the couple will have to face.

Inside Scoop: Parts of this tale are graphically violent, but other parts might leave you drooling for a ghost or a demon of your own. Look out for the brief but hot F/F scenes in the bedroom and the shower.

A Romantica® horror erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

~~~Purchase Links~~~

Ellora’s Cave  |  Amazon  |  Kobo 

~~~Excerpt~~~

She died on this corner. It seemed strange it would be right here where she caught the bus each morning and evening. She couldn’t recall why she had been there at that exact time but it didn’t change the outcome. She was dead.

She had been brought up to believe things would be different when this day came. There would be light, trumpets…peace. Kylie had none of those things. Instead, she stood looking down at her lifeless body in shock. Maybe this is what happens when you’re murdered. That thought lingered on the outer rim of her disbelief.

“At least my nails still look good,” she said tilting her head to get a better look at the rounded pink tips she’d gotten done the day before. At her statement, the man hovering over her empty shell lifted her hand from the ground and inspected her nails.

“It doesn’t look as if she tried to defend herself.”

No shit Sherlock, she thought with a roll of her eyes. She craned her neck attempting to get a better look at the man’s face. He was big and rugged looking, as if he hadn’t shaved in at least a week. The beginnings of a dark beard covered his chin but in a harsh contrast to his dark hair, his eyes were a light blue almost exactly the same shade as the sky. He was a sexy one she realized with a pang of regret for the life she had lost.

“Thank God I wore my good panties.”

He lifted her skirt. “Underwear’s still in place. She doesn’t appear to have been raped.”

“Put that down you dirty little bastard. Sheesh! Who is this guy?” He dropped the material and smoothed it down over her knees. It was a sad day when a girl ended up murdered on a street corner and couldn’t even hold onto her modesty afterward. Damn, why hadn’t someone as sexy as him wanted to check out her girly bits while she’d still been able to enjoy it? Typical.
~~~About the Authors~~~


Charity Parkerson

Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora's Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers' Favorite Award Winner

*2013 Reviewers' Choice Award Winner

*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance

*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews

*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews

~~~Connect with Charity~~~

Website  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  |  Pinterest

~~~~~~~~~~


Regina Puckett

Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story, Balloon Wishes.

Borrowed Wings, has received the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Tilting at Windmills and Words.

Slowly Drowning won second place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her poetry book, My Words into the Beyond.

Sir Galahad Comes to the Rescue won third place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Ramblings and Dreams.

Her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

She has been writing for over forty-five years. She lives in Tennessee with her husband of over forty years. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

~~~Connect with Regina~~~

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads
 
~~~Giveaway~~~

In commemoration of the release of Chained by Desire, Charity Parkerson is hosting a fantastic giveaway.

$5 Amazon Gift Card
Ecopy of Chained by Desire
Ecopy of Bedroom Games
Audio copy of The Society of Sinners
Audio copy of Wicked Sinners
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

#GF_Dangerous Waters by C.M. Michaels - Giveaway & Promo at Janna Shay's


Please help me welcome C.M. Michaels, author of the urban fantasy paranormal novel, Dangerous Waters,who is touring the blogosphere 12/9/13 – 2/17/14 on his virtual book tour with Goddess Fish Promotions.

As part of his tour, C.M. will award a $50 Amazon or B&N GC to a randomly drawn commenter. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
 
Dangerous Waters
by C M Michaels 

Urban Fantasy Paranormal


For Emily Waters, a nature-loving, small-town girl with an overprotective father, heading off to Boston University to study conservation biology is a dream come true—until a chance encounter catapults her into a mythical world she’d do anything to escape.

The latest victim in a rash of abductions near campus, Emily is brutally attacked before being rescued by a powerful new friend. She survives the ordeal, only to find herself held captive and presented with an impossible choice. While preparing for the unimaginable life she must now embrace clues soon emerge that Emily may not be entirely human, and her physical transformation awakens goddess-like powers that her new family cannot begin to explain. Dealing with her human first love, the not-so-platonic relationship with her coven “sister,” and her new vampire sort-of-boyfriend further complicates matters, not to mention being secretly hunted by the psychopaths who attacked her. And as the only known offspring of a once all-powerful race, the climactic battle is only the beginning of her journey.

~~~Purchase Links~~~

 
~~~Prologue Excerpt~~~

 “All rise!” the bailiff bellowed out through the hall. “This court is now in session. The honorable global court inquisitor O’Callaghan presiding.”

An imposing figure with short, golden locks entered from behind the bailiff, motioning for people to take their seats. He gathered his floor-length white and purple robes in his left hand, made his way over to the furthest prisoner and yanked the hood from her head.

“So this is the all-powerful Sienna,” the inquisitor mocked, squeezing the bound woman’s cheeks with his hand. “How disappointing.”

Her once beautiful face was disfigured by several charred-black electrical burns. Blood and pus oozed out of the open wounds. The pungent salve packed into her broken nose made her eyes tear up and prevented her from smelling anything.

“Do you have anything you wish to say in your defense before I render my verdict?” the inquisitor asked, deactivating the device around her throat so she could speak.

“This will never work—she knows her life is far more important than mine.”

“It’s possible she’d let you die,” he acknowledged. “But both of her parents, her mate and her best friend? No, I think that’s far too much to expect her to endure. Sooner or later she’ll come, and the world will celebrate her execution.”

Sienna snapped to attention, her green eyes widening in horror at the news of who else had been captured. “You have no idea what you’ve done—everyone in this building’s going to die.”

The crowd erupted at her outburst, and the inquisitor held up his hand to silence them. “And how exactly is your precious queen going to manage that? She’ll be welcomed to our fair city by twenty thousand volts from the first alarm she trips. Not enough to kill your kind, but plenty to leave her unconscious until—”

“Sir, a perimeter alarm’s been triggered just outside the north gate,” a soldier interrupted from the gallery.

He wheeled on the man in a fit of anger. “Interrupt me again, and I’ll disembowel you! People have been jumping the fence all day—contact the guards at the gate and have them check it out.”

“We tried sir. Calls have been placed to the guard desk, the three closest perimeter sweep teams and the north tactical unit—they’re not responding.”

“Who’s not responding, you imbecile!”

“Any of them.”

“It’s too late,” Sienna said, gazing at his panic-stricken face. “She’s here.”



~~~About the Author~~~



C.M Michaels grew up in a small town in northern Michigan as the youngest child of a close-knit family of seven. He met his wife, Teresa, while attending Saginaw Valley State University. Together they’ve provided a loving home for several four-legged “kids”, including Sophie, their eternally young at heart, hopelessly spoiled Spaniel.

He has always enjoyed writing, and still has fond memories of reading his first book, a children’s novella, to local grade schools when he was 14. Dangerous Waters, the first book in the Sisters in Blood series, is being published by Freya’s Bower on September 5th, 2013. C.M. is currently working on the second book in the Sisters in Blood series along with a Fantasy romance.

When he’s not writing, C.M. can be found curled up with a good book, watching movies or hitting the hiking trails with his wife. An avid reader since discovering Jim Kjelgaard novels in early childhood, his favorite authors include Kelley Armstrong, Peter V. Brett, Richelle Mead, Rachel Caine, Cassandra Claire, J.R. Ward, Laini Taylor and Tessa Dawn.

C.M. currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

~~~Follow C.M. Michaels~~~

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter
Blog  |  YouTube  |  Goodreads


~~~Giveaway~~~

Follow C.M. Michaels on his virtual book tour to enter the contest at each participating stop for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or B&N GC, which will be awarded to a randomly drawn commenter.
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~~~Tour Schedule~~~

December 9: Unabridged Andra
December 10: Room With Books
December 11: Danita Minnis
December 16: Deal Sharing Aunt
December 17: Kit 'N Kabookle
December 18: Corey's Book Reviews
December 18: Beyond Romance
December 19: Crazy Four Books
December 20: Happily Ever After
December 20: Magic and Mayhem
December 30: Reader Girls
December 31: Books on Silver Wings
January 7: Bunny's Review
January 8: Lia's Book Haven
January 9: Simply Ali
January 10: The Write to Read
January 13: Beckstar Reviews
January 15: Our Wolves Den
January 15: Farm Girl Books
January 16: All in One Place
January 17: Andi's Book Reviews
January 20: RayKayBooks
January 23: Bookkins
January 27: Booklover Sue
January 28: Mommasez...
January 30: Dori Lavelle
February 3: It's Raining Books
February 4: Aly's Miscellany
February 5: Book Bliss
February 5: Two Ends of the Pen
February 7: A to Z Reviews