Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cover Reveal: A Touch of Darkness by Yelena Casale and Tina Moss

FIRST PLACE in the Readers' Crown Award for urban fantasy.

FIRST PLACE in Central Florida RWA's Touch of Magic 
contest for paranormal romance.

Title: A Touch of Darkness
Author: Yelena Casale & Tina Moss
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: March 2, 2015 
https://gum.co/muxG

A Touch of Darkness 

Key Series, Book One
 
Cassie Durrett dreams of the darkness. And lives the nightmare. She's working for a tightwad boss at a pretentious NYC diner, dealing with paralyzing pain that doctors can’t diagnose, and trying to hide her hands that glow purple whenever she ...well, whenever. 

So, when mystery man, Gabe, walks out of her dreams and into her life to spout some nonsense about her being a mythical creature, she chalks it up to one more crazy thing to add to her it’s-a-crappy-life list. Yet, when his predictions start to come true, she'll need his help to beat back the darkness-spawned creatures invading her reality.

Pretty soon Gabe has her running half way across the country in search of answers. As a bond grows between them, Cassie worries not about losing her mind to the paranormal madness, nor her life to  hellish monsters. Rather her deepest fear is surrendering her heart to a powerful man fallen from grace.  

Teaser

 

About the Authors

Yelena Casale is an award-winning author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Being very curious and inquisitive, she has been a devoted reader and writer since childhood. As a 2nd degree black belt and instructor in Shotokan karate, an avid traveler and history and art enthusiast, she weaves universal themes with martial arts philosophies into her stories. She lives with her amazing, super supportive husband. In her spare time, she reads, paints, watches cool shows on TV and tries to get more sleep. Like the samurai of the old, as well as the ultimate Renaissance man and Yelena's favorite historical figure, Leonardo da Vinci, she believes that nothing is greater than mastery of oneself.


Tina Moss is an award-winning author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and New Adult novels.  She lives in NYC with a supportive husband and alpha corgi, though both males hog the bed and refuse to share the covers. When not writing, she enjoys reading, watching cheesy horror flicks, traveling, and karate. As a 5'1" Shotokan black belt, she firmly believes that fierce things come in small packages.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cat Anthology Release Date!





Looks pretty good, right?! (P.S The real version isn't blurry!)

I didn't do an official cover reveal because that is another bunch of extra work for me and everyone else, but if you want to share, please do!

I just wanted to say thank you again to everyone who took part - I have been so touched and overwhelmed by the effort you all went to for this, so on behalf of Teignbridge and Totnes Cats Protection (and the other branches who will also hopefully benefit) - an enormous thank you meow!

The anthology will be available in paperback on November 10th (I'll share links when it's live!), when we will also be holding a special book launch/auction night for the branch, and another local charity! I am so excited about it, and I will take many photos and keep you all updated on how it goes!

ALSO, and I know I've mentioned this a couple of times, so I apologise, but I do have a cover reveal for my new rock star romance coming up in one week! If you could sign up to help me out I would really appreciate it! Sign up form

AAAAAnnnnnd if you are a Facebooker, you can go here for a chance to win a $5/£5 Amazon gift card!

So, what's new with everyone? Tell me your news!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

30 Seconds by Chrys Fey

When a woman finds herself in the middle of a war between a police force and The Mob, 30 SECONDS is a long time.

Title: 30 Seconds
Author: Chrys Fey
Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Heat Rating: Spicy (PG13)
Length: Novella (105 pages)
Format: eBook
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Published: 09/10/2014


BLURB: 

When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.

The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat? 


EXCERPT:

       She panted with fear. What if they see the chest? What if we get caught? What if my breath stinks and I’m breathing right into Officer Hottie’s face? She shut her mouth and let oxygen flow through her nose.
Her eyesight slowly adjusted to the darkness and she could see Officer Herro’s silhouette. His head was turned and he was listening to the thuds of heavy boots getting louder; the intruders were coming their way.
Then the thunder of footsteps sounded right next to them. “There’s no one here, Red,” someone announced.
“Look for documents,” a man ordered, who Dani could only assume was Red. “I want the name of the person I’m going to kill.”
A moment later, there was a reply. “All the mail is addressed to a Dr. Hart.”
Hearing her name said aloud by one of the men who had ransacked her place made her want to gasp. Her mouth fell open and her breath was reversing into her lungs, but before she could make a sound, Officer Herro lowered his lips to hers, silencing her. Stunned, she could only lie beneath him with her eyes wide and her body tense. She couldn’t believe he was kissing her. She wanted to push him back, but knew if she did he might hit the inside of the chest, giving away their hiding place. That was when she realized he was kissing her so she wouldn’t gasp.
She let her body relax. After her initial shock faded, she was able to feel his lips. They were comforting and caused a reaction deep inside her. She couldn’t stop her lips from reacting to his. It was an innocent connection, a soft touch of lips. Until his hand slid from her shoulder to her neck and the kiss deepened into something else.

BOOK LINKS:

Chrys Fey is a lover of rock music just like Dani Hart in 30 Seconds. Whenever she's writing at her desk, headphones are always emitting the sounds of her musical muses -especially that of her favorite band, 30 Seconds to Mars, the inspiration behind the title.

30 Seconds is her second eBook with The Wild Rose Press. Her debut, Hurricane Crimes, is also available on Amazon.

Discover her writing tips on her blog, and connect with her on Facebook. She loves to get to know her readers!

AUTHOR LINKS:
BONUS – Ten Things you’d find in Dani Hart’s Purse: 
1.    Wad of Keys
2.    Beeper (She’s a doctor.)
3.    Bottle of Aspirin
4.    Energy Bar
5.    Cell Phone
6.    Pack of Cinnamon Gum
7.    Small Bottle of Hand Sanitizer
8.    MP3 Player
9.    Ear Buds
10.  Wallet with just $20 in Cash
QUESTION: Ladies, what’s in your purse?


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Confidence is the Key

As a person, I've never been the most confident. At school, I never offered the answer to a question in class, even if I knew the answer. I never volunteered to read aloud, even though I can read perfectly well. I never asked the guy out, never made the first move. Never believed I was pretty or thin, or clever enough.

Simply, I always thought someone (or everyone) was better than me.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about arrogance here. Just a basic level of confidence.

This has carried on into my publishing career, and I have come to realise that one of the bigger problems with my book sales is just that I don't have enough confidence in my work.

Have you seen those amazing authors who post with such enthusiasm about their own books? I don't mean the pushy, "buy my book now!" people - just those who are so happy with what they are putting out there, they ooze confidence (even if it's faked, because let's face it, releasing a book is always terrifying!).

I released my first book in 2012. I was thrilled with it. I still love it now - I love all of my books. But when someone says to me, "Hey, I bought your book, I can't wait to read it!", although I always say thank you, I often can't stop myself from saying, "Oh, you didn't have to do that, you probably won't like it, it's not that good."

This isn't something I say to fish for compliments - it's like a safety net. If they really don't like it, at least they won't tell people I go around bragging about a book that is crap. I DON'T think my books are crap, but I can't bring myself to be too positive about them.

But this is NOT the attitude. Not the attitude that will sell a book.

This brings me to my new book.

Nobody Knows - my baby, and the book I have seriously high hopes for.

I don't want to start promotion for this book with negativity in my head. I want to be the author who says, "I wrote this, and it's really great, and I think you would love it!" I BELIEVE in this book. I believe in the story and the characters and I think my writing is the best it has ever been in this book. I have an amazing cover for it, I have a team of wonderful people helping to promote it.

Yet those nagging voices say, "Yeah, but.... what if it's a gigantic flop? Stop bigging up the book, because if it fails, at least the crash won't be so hard!"

I know every writer feels it. I know I'm not alone. But right now I am fighting hard at unlocking my inner confidence and being secure enough to say, "Hi, I'm Kyra Lennon, and I wrote this book. It's about rock stars, and it's about friendships, and it's about the complications that arise when the lines between friendships and love get blurred, and how people who have such tangled pasts try to find their way forward when their mistakes return to haunt them. It has heart. The characters are flawed, but I think you will like them because of that. I love them because of that. I feel like each one of them is a small part of me, and I truly think the best books are those the author has poured a little of themselves into. I am proud I wrote this, and I hope you feel the story the way I do."

Yup, that is all totally schmaltzy, but hey, if I don't believe in my work, I am going to have a hard time convincing anyone else it's worth reading.

Confidence really is the key.

(P.S You can sign up for the cover reveal right here - I'm telling you - this cover is AMAZING! You seriously don't want to miss this!)


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Cover Reveal: The Havoc Series by Autumn Grey

We're excited to share the gorgeous covers for the HAVOC Series by Autumn Grey! Let us know what you think!


Havoc (Havoc #1)
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Release date: December 2, 2014

Blurb:
Selene Michaels is determined to never let anyone make her feel inferior again. After a painful divorce, she finds herself in Paris on a working holiday, hopeful that this will be the opportunity she has been waiting for. She intends to have fun and maybe find a Prince Charming to flirt with; someone who will show her a good time, treat her right, and awaken her to all she has been missing. What she does not expect to find is Remington St. Germain and his adorable son, Adrien. Remington is intense, devastatingly hot and a Prince Charming on the outside, but a dirty talking, insatiable devil behind closed doors—the opposite of the man she has been hoping for—and not the type to give up on something that he wants. Selene soon realizes that life with Remington is not only interesting, but adventurous. It’s dangerous, and she’s about to find out how dangerous. . . if she is brave enough to take a chance.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22034517-havoc?from_search=true


Obliterate (Havoc #2)
Genre: Adult contemporary romance 
Release date: January 5th, 2015

Blurb:
"I knew the moment I gave in to pursuing Selene that trouble would follow me. It always does. I should have resisted."

Remington St. Germain is at a crossroads. He can either go after the one person who makes him feel as if he matters—the only person to ever calm the demons that roam his mind—or forget about her. The latter is not an option, even though there is a chance she might reject him. But, damn it all to hell, he will convince her. He has to. Otherwise, he will be right back where he was before she came into his life.

Selene Michaels' stay in Paris is only temporary. She shouldn't get too attached to Remington and his son, Adrien. But, Remington makes her feel alive and reckless, and Adrien makes her loss almost bearable. They complete her. She has a feeling there is more to Remington than a doting single father and her overprotective Prince Charming. Besides, the risk of being with them still looms closeby and she will do anything to keep them safe.

Sometimes life gives you a second chance. But what happens when danger threatens that chance?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22883564-obliterate


Mend (Havoc #3)
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Release: February 9th, 2015

Blurb:
Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, especially in love. Remington has played that game before and lost. One thing is certain… Losing Selene is not an option. As the threat on their lives looms closer, he knows one wrong move and she might disappear from his life forever. The clock is ticking, and Remington is competing against time to save the woman who is fast becoming a part of his soul.

But what happens after that? Will she stay, or will his past destroy any chance with her?

Love is what remains after our reservations melt away; when we let our demons come out to play.

Selene knows it is just a matter of time before all hell breaks loose. Whoever is after them is after blood. Her blood. She should have cut ties with Remington the second she read that first letter, but that is no longer a choice. She has fallen too far, too hard, and she is in too deep, both emotionally and physically.

At times secrets unite, and sometimes they destroy lives. Will the secret that binds them be enough to break Selene and Remington, or will it mend shattered bonds and make them stronger?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22883569-mend

HAVOC Excerpt
The past few months had been a blur of tireless workouts, to get back in shape to get back into modeling. If there was a city that’d make me forget the shit plaguing my life, Paris was it. I was here for work and pleasure, and I intended to take the pleasure part very seriously. The only thing clouding my bliss was right there in front of me—the receptionist currently tapping the polished counter of the Hotel L’Arc with his fingers.

I dropped my head in my hands, tired. I'd been waiting for Andrew—my contact with Sara Arden Modeling agency here in Paris—to call me back after having left several voice messages on his phone.

A soft, deep baritone on my right pulled me out of my thoughts. I lifted my head and turned around, momentarily forgetting that I didn't have a room for the night as my gaze locked with the tall guy standing beside me, dressed in a black pea coat and jeans. Pain and something like devastation flashed in his eyes, before he quickly schooled his expression.

He was tall, with dark, slightly wavy hair that curled at the nape of his neck, high cheekbones, and a chiseled jaw covered in a light scruff. Dark eyebrows with equally long, spiky lashes fringed his emerald-green eyes, which were now fixed intensely on me, his expression unreadable. And finally, his lips—full but not overly so and wide with a touch of rosy pink that gave them a healthy look.

And he was still staring at me, his brow furrowed as though he were trying to figure out something. Or was it confusion?

My gaze moved away from his as I narrowed my eyes, taking in how his navy-blue blazer framed his broad shoulders and his blue jeans hugged his muscular thighs.

God, he was beautiful. And very scary. Why the hell was he staring at me like that?

Being a size-twelve model, I was used to people staring at me appreciatively. Or sometimes in veiled disgust. I saw none of that on this man's face. Admittedly, not everyone was into full-bodied girls like me. Not knowing what was going on behind those green eyes was as disturbing as the weird pull I felt toward him. I've always heard people say how they meet someone, and right there the earth shifts around them or some gravitational shit. This wasn't that kind of pull, but a primal awareness of two souls.

Covers designed by Louisa Maggio~~ LM Creations

Author bio:
Autumn Grey is the author of the soon to be released contemporary romance, Havoc, Obliterate, Mend (Havoc series). And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.

Author contact:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutumnGrey26
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAutumnGrey?ref=hl
Blog: http://autumngreywrites.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7337710.Autumn_Grey


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cover Reveal Sign Ups for Nobody Knows!!

Hey!

So... I've been missing a lot lately, and for once, it hasn't ALL been about work. Well, most of it has lol, but I've also had some time to actually enjoy what's left of summer. But now it's time for me to get back to blogging and catching up with all of you again!

You may remember that in the past I have made references to my "rock band" book. Those of you who are friends with me on Facebook will have seen me talking about this, and spotted a few teasers popping up here and there.

The book will be released on November 3rd, and I need a little help with my cover reveal on October 8th to spread the word as far as possible!







Blurb: It's not easy being friends with rising rock stars - especially when you're the glue that holds them together.

Razes Hell has taken off in the charts, and Ellie can't believe her childhood friends, Drew and Jason Brooks, are on TV and drawing crowds after years spent playing in dodgy bars. From obscurity to overnight success, Ellie soon realizes life in the public eye isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as dark secrets become headline news and old conflicts are re-ignited.

When a fake feud meant to boost the band’s popularity threatens to rip the boys apart for real, Ellie finds herself torn – a position which only gets more uncomfortable when her loyalty to Jason collides with her blossoming relationship with Drew.

Nobody knows how deep their issues run; nobody but Ellie. With friendship, a music career and a new love on the line, can Ellie keep their tangled pasts from ruining their futures?

If you would like to help me out with the cover reveal, you can sign up here
Thank you! <3>

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Phobic by Cortney Pearson - OUT NOW!

 
 
 
Book & Author Details:

Phobic by Cortney Pearson
(The Forbidden Doors #1)
Publication date: September 8th 2014
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

Synopsis:
Fifteen-year-old Piper Crenshaw knows her house is strange. It’s never needed repairs since it was built in the 1800s, and the lights flicker in response to things she says. As if those things aren’t creepy enough, it’s also the place where her mother committed murder.
To prove she’s not afraid of where she lives, Piper opens a forbidden door, which hides a staircase that leads to the ceiling. That’s when the flashbacks of the original residents from 1875 start, including a love affair between two young servants. Each vision pulls Piper deeper into not only their story, but also her house. Piper confides in her best friend, Todd, whom she’s gradually falling for, but even he doesn’t believe her. At least, not until her house gets axed during a prank, and the act injures Piper instead, cutting a gash the size of Texas into her stomach.
Piper realizes her house isn’t haunted—it’s alive. To sever her link to it, she must unravel the clues in the flashbacks and uncover the truth about her mother’s crime, before she becomes part of her house for good.


Purchase

AUTHOR BIO
Cortney Pearson is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. She lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.

Author links:


a Rafflecopter giveaway