Sep 29, 2015

COVER REVEAL: HEAVEN SENT by Avelyn Paige







Bloody…broken…barely surviving…

Danae “Dani” Espinoza is on the run and desperate to escape the demons of her past. Plans to hide out in a sleepy Los Angeles suburb turn into a pipe dream as she is drawn into the secret filled world of the local motorcycle club. Dani soon learns that her secrets and lies are nothing compared to those kept behind the clubhouse doors. Trying to avoid the suspicious Vice President, she must keep a low profile in order to survive. The trouble is he has other ideas. 


Bike…babes…and booze…

Tyler "Hero" Tobias has simple needs. Being the Heaven's Rejects MC Vice President, he has all three at his disposal. But he has his own ghosts that keep him awake at night. When Dani arrives at the clubhouse, he knows he should stay away but there is something about her dark beauty and the mystery that surrounds her that makes him burn. There are secrets in her eyes and lies in her smile and he knows he should put his club first, but Hero’s heart and loyalty are about to be tested. 

Can an angel with blood-covered wings and the devil himself resist temptation or will they risk bringing hellfire down on everything that they love?




Cold. All I can feel is a deep chill blanketing my body. My eyes open to complete darkness as a voice calls to me. Its muffled tones send shivers down my spine with every garbled word. A sense of familiarity floats around me as its words become clearer.
“Run, Dani,” it pleas from beyond the black veil shrouding the room. “Escape while you can,” it continues. Panic courses through my veins. Where in the hell am I? Why can’t I see anything? The pleas go unanswered as my voice fails to render sound.

“Help!” I scream internally, “Please, fucking help me!”

The voice’s call fades with each word. “You need to get the hell out of here, Dani. You need to move. Find a wall and escape,” I coach to myself. A cold chill of air sweeps into the darkness encompassing me as I try to feel the place around me. My fingers plunge into a dense, sticky liquid as I crawl forward causing my body to slide with each movement. A hard surface is finally inching its way under my fingers.

Crawling upwards, I splay my hands against the cool wall. “You’re on your feet, Dani. The hardest part is over now. Time to find a door or a light switch, something to get us out of here,” my internal coach continues.

Keeping close to the wall, I finally find a switch. Flicking it upwards, the light shines brilliantly. As my eyes adjust to the light, my hands come into my vision. A scream barrels out of my throat when I see the sticky, red blood covering my hands and clothes. My heart races as I frantically wipe the blood away. Blood begins to pool at my feet, inching toward me. Rushing away from the blood, I fall backward into a solid, but warm obstacle. Before I can turn around, hands grasp my arms as a person’s hot breath trails down my neck.

“Hello, Dani,” a different voice whispers in my ear. “Welcome to Hell. You’re mine now,” the voice crackles as my body is pulled into black oblivion. 






Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking dog. She’s an oncology research scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Never intending to ever write her own book, the idea behind the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking about her father who’d recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought about before. She’s excited to see where this wild ride takes her. 




Sep 28, 2015

COVER REVEAL: SUCKER PUNCHED by L.K. Owen.

Cover Reveal 



Sucker Punched by L.K. Owen

Coming October 27th




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Blurb:
Caitlin Riley survived and escaped horrid abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, yet she lives life looking over her shoulder. Caitlin flees England to settle in Philadelphia. Although an ocean separates them now, her thoughts are often preoccupied with memories from her past, and she has serious reservations about her future. She keeps to herself as much as possible, convinced any little slip up could lead Stephen to find her. He had vowed he'd never let her go, and she's terrified because he always keeps his promises.
Ethan Kendricks is a hardworking Army veteran who co-owns a gym with his brother. Through his own life experience, he knows a suffering soul when he sees one. When Caitlin signs up for kickboxing classes at the gym, he realizes there is something different about her. She's not his typical conquest; she's nervous and timid for the most part, yet snippets of her strong personality shine through every once in a while. Ethan's intrigued, but does he have what it takes to help her overcome her past?
Can Caitlin and Ethan work through their individual issues to give love a chance or will one of them end up sucker punched, knocked out cold before the bout even begins?
 
Add to your TBR list: 
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26763185-sucker-punched

 
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Sep 24, 2015

Cover Reveal: BROKEN MINDS by Nicki Rae



Cover model: Felicia Musser
Photographer and cover designer:  Author Sarah Alexander


Keda Spencer’s life changed twelve years ago. She met a boy and he stole her heart. The problem was, they were both broken. After learning about his life, she made a decision that would change both of them. Now, they are bound together. Even with miles separating them, she can still feel his heart beating in rhythm with hers. 

She recently received news that could lead her back to him. Anticipation blossoms as it is only with him that she can be her true self. But her very next thought is filled with memories and dread takes over. She isn’t sure she can survive him again. 

**Warning: This novel may cause triggers and is meant for readers 18 years of age and older.**





“I don’t know the first thing about your family or where you grew up. Hell, I don’t even know your middle name. I think I only know your last name by accident. My point is - I want to be someone you can trust. I am someone you can trust. I don’t want you to run away from me again. Can you give me even a glimpse of what happened to you yesterday? You seemed excited about going to the country club when we talked about it yesterday morning and then, for whatever reason, you freak on Dr. Johnson. Please, Keda. Please let me in.”

            “If you want insight into what triggers memories, I can’t give that to you. I never know until it happens,” I reply, checking my watch. I have a little extra time before having to be at work. Feeling guilty about dragging him through my madness, I decide that maybe I can allow him a little glimpse. Maybe it will help him move forward. Maybe it will help me move forward. “Here, I want to show you something,” I say, turning to go back in the house.

            As soon as the door is opened my heart begins pounding at the thought of him reading the letter. My palms begin sweating and I can’t seem to unlock the door. Stopping for a moment to gather myself, I’m finally able to unlock then push it open.

            “Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea,” I say, coming to a complete stop in front of him. I can feel his breath on my neck and before I know what’s happening, he wraps his arms around my waist. I want to pull away. I want to tell him to stop but I can’t. I wonder if he can hear my nerve endings singe as the electricity flows through me. His warmth is uncharacteristically soothing. My heart is relaxing but my mind speeds up.

            “Is this all right?” he asks, in a hushed voice.

            “No,” I reply, wishing he would move but glad when he doesn’t. He won’t remove his hands and I am reminded why I have stayed with him for as long as I have. As much as I want to fight him and his touch, he makes my body sing. I want to move out of his grasp but evidently my body needs him. His lips meet my neck and he pulls my body back so it is flush with his. “I need you to remember why we are together. I need you to remember, Keda. Will you do that for us? Will you remember? We are great together and you know it. I will not allow you to walk out of my life,” he says, between kisses.

            I need to stop him before we go too far. It’s not fair to either of us if I let this continue. But I need his comfort. After last night, I need anything to take my mind somewhere else, somewhere that isn’t tainted with bad memories.

            “Adam…” I say, breathlessly.
            “Yeah, baby?” he replies, as his hands move from my sides to my stomach.
            “Please help me forget,” I beg.

            “No, baby, I’m going to help you remember,” he says, as he moves from behind me. My eyes move to his once he is facing me. I can’t stand for him to see me, for him to see my vulnerabilities and my transparencies. Comfort envelopes us as he kisses away my tears. His lips take away my deepest fears and my sadness then swallows them whole.




Guilt is dangerous.
It rules my life.
I am riddled with it.
After fifteen years, you would think it would lessen.
It hasn’t.
Drugs numb it, women relieve it.
But it always returns, stronger and heavier.
Always.
The light, it is refreshing. 
It gets closer and I reach for it.
But it is always just out of my grasp.
Always.

*••Damaged Perfection: Perfection #1*••



Two people. Two very different pasts. One very hopeful future. 

Fenton watches his life crumble as his past comes back to haunt him. He’s searching for his friend’s murderer while trying to keep the people he cares about safe. He’s teetering on the edge and isn’t sure how to step away. Will he survive his addiction to drugs, women and revenge? Or will he be swallowed whole by them? 

Piper has found herself being swept up in the storm that is Fenton. She knows he has the potential to cause her major heartache but she can’t stay away. He’s brought passion, excitement and happiness to her life. But she’s watching him walk a dangerous path. Will she survive him and his demons? Or will she drown in his current? 


*••Resisting Perfection: Perfection #2*••






Nicki is the author of Lather, the first book in The Moore Series and soon to be released novel, Damaged Perfection. She is a born Buckeye turned Hoosier who loves to spend time with her family. Along with being an avid reader, she also loves animals and the Indianapolis Colts!


TSU: @nickirae

Sep 12, 2015

INTERVIEW, AUTHOR STEPHANIE HOFFMAN MACMANUS

QUICKFIRE ROUND:

A) Do you believe yourself to be an outgoing or shy person?

I'm quiet but not shy. I like to watch and observe, but I have no problem putting myself out there.

B) What do you prefer, TV shows or movies?

Movies, because I never seem to be able to keep up with shows. I swear I'm like ten episodes behind on like ten different shows. There are just too many good ones.

C) What's your favorite OTP? (OTP: A couple you ship and love together)

Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy . . . oh wait, no. Buffy and Angel. I've never gotten over that breakup.

D) What's the most influential book you've ever read?

Too many. Every book I read influences me in some way. Some more than others and all in different ways, but I don't think I could pick out the most influential.

E) What's the last book you read?

Mine, haha. I'm currently finishing up final revisions on Risking Ever After, which means at this point I've read it about fifty times and won't have time for fun reading until after release day! Prior to that I was reading the Charley Davidson series.

QUESTIONS:

1) What inspired you to start writing?

I love books. Always have, and I've always been a story-teller. Tuning out during school or work to create stories in my head. It just wasn't until almost two years ago that I finally gave it a shot at taking those stories from my head and putting them into pages. It was actually a sort of escape/stress reliever from running my own business at that time.

2) What's your favorite genre to write and/or read?

Read:everything. Usually I require a bit of romance though. It can be anything from contemp, to young adult, to sci-fi/fantasy to parnormal to historical. As for writing, again it's got to have the romance. I want to write relationships, love stories, but I want to dabble in all of the different sub genres some day. For now I'm developing my writing style and growing in the new adult, contemp category.

3) Tease us! What are you currently working on?

Like I mentioned, book 5 of the Ever After series is just having the finishing touches put on it! I'm very excited about this one! I think it will be the best yet, although book # 1 will always have that special place in my heart as my favorite just because it was my first novel. I'm also just going to throw it out there that this one will be the steamiest of them. As I've developed my style and grown confident in my writing, I'm tackling more of those scenes. The focus is still always on the relationship, not the sex, and that's where I want to keep it, but, hey we all enjoy a little heat right? In the future, I mentioned that I want to dabble in some other sub genres. The first I'm going to tackle after I finish off the Ever After series with the sixth book, is a romantic suspense/thriller, mystery! Serial killers are very in these days haha, and so much fun!

4) We love stalking authors! Where can readers find you?

The best place to find me is on my facebook pages, personal or author. I don't mind if readers want to stalk me on both. I have twitter and instagram and I think Google + but I can barely keep up with facebook so I don't get on the others too much. My Goodreads and Amazon author pages are also great places to stay up to date on my releases and all that good stuff. AS for signings, I will be at a few in the coming year, including the RockNRead in Vegas come January, then the Sweet N Sassy Summer Spectacular in Kentucky, SASS in Norfolk Virginia, Authors At the Opry and a few others that will be announced later! Here are all my links for all the stalkers out there!

STEPHANIE'S FACEBOOK PAGESTEPHANIE'S AMAZON PAGESTEPHANIE'S GOODREADS PAGE Twitter handle is @StephanieHMc and on Instagram stephaniejeanmc

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