Sunday, September 30, 2012

Creepy Bits by Tammy Lee Morris

Creepy Bits by Tammy Lee Morris

Read "Creepy Bits" -- three short stories that are perfectly suited for dark nights.
What would you do if you woke up in the middle of the night to hear strange thumping outside of your home? What if the noises came inside? Read more in "Thing That Go Thump in the Night."
What is justice for a two-bit punk who preys on an old woman? Find out in the micro-fiction piece "Puttin' on the Dog."
If you wonder what the face of revenge looks like, read "Smiling Mary" and find out.
Sometimes dreams seem very real and it can be difficult to tell the difference. Read "Werewolf" and decide for yourself. 

Contest Letter:  Y

Toby & Harry by Joan H. Young

Toby & Harry by Joan H. Young

There are things that go bump in the night, and then there are kids who wake up with bumps from the night. Toby, a devious and disturbed little boy, only seems to love his teddy bear, Harry, even though Harry is worse for wear because of it.

Toby is the type of child who is hard for even his mother to love, but does he really deserve what happens to him? Guess you'll have to read to find out!

Contest Letter: N

Fate Follows Through (When Bad Things Happen) by Theresa Leschmann

Fate Follows Through by Theresa Leschmann
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Life is made up of moments – moments when a single decision can alter the course of a life. From a drive on a snowy, deserted road to a chance to relive one of life’s defining moments, these tales blend the supernatural with everyday events. When bad things happen…just when you think it can’t get any worse… fate often follows through in unexpected ways.

A vicious vampire makes for an unforgiving scorned woman in “It’s Just Another Mile Or So.” A reluctant protégé of the grim reaper makes the ultimate sacrifice in “The Right.” A gold digging wife reflects on her choices in “Mirror, Mirror.” An alcoholic woman meets someone who presents the opportunity to undo the events of her life in “Meryl’s Choice.” Following the worst day of his life, a young man gets an unexpected guest in “Dylan Hooper’s Bad Day.”

Each story places the protagonist in a situation that could forever change their lives. “Fate Follows Through” will leave you wanting more and second guessing your own choices.

Contest letter: L

24 Hours of Horror Event and Giveaway Starts at Midnight

In honor of the Halloween season, I thought I would kick things off with 24 hours of horror books. What better way to get ready for Halloween than to enjoy scary books throughout the month of October? Best of all, there's a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card! All you have to do is collect the letters at the end of each post and unscramble them. You have until 11:59PM Eastern on the 2nd of October to send me your answers. Those with a correct answer will be entered into a drawing and a winner will be selected at random through The prize will arrive by October 15.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bait and Switch by Darlene Gardner - FREEBIE!

Bait and Switch by Darlene Gardner
FREE - 9/29/2012

After switching places with his identical twin to catch a criminal, Mitch is the one who's hooked - on his brother's girl!Grant "Mitch" Mitchell is a cop accustomed to bailing out his charming, irresponsible twin, but his brother's never been mixed up with a criminal before. The plan to get his twin out of trouble is a simple bait and switch.

Mitch will go undercover as his brother to gather enough evidence to put the bad guy in jail. It seems easy enough until a blond knockout shows up on his brother's doorstep. She's not only gorgeous, she's spitting mad. Before Mitch knows it, he's trying to keep his hands to himself while winning back his brother's girl!

Meanwhile, his twin is living it up while attempting to impress a woman who thinks he's Mitch. Which leaves a doozy of a question: Are the women falling for them or their mirror images?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday Bash Giveaway

As I celebrate my 29th birthday, I thought what better way to celebrate than to give back to my followers? Thus, I came up with a giveaway of my all-time favorite book series and three Amazon gift cards. There will be a total of 4 winners and gifts will arrive by October 15. Enter below for your chance to win!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell by Cora Maxine

Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell by Cora Maxine
$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members

What really caused Atlanta to burn during the Civil War? Was it the Union or a pair of lovers that met somewhere between heaven and hell?

A short paranormal romance around 775 words long.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Omission by Kathy Golden

As a child, Jared Sanford Brown thinks his family is the best. But when he turns 16, he discovers the truth they have omitted to tell him all his life. He moves away from home, vowing never to accept his parents as his family again. But years later, when he’s about to become a father, can he keep that promise?

Rise Up and Salute the Sun by Suzy Kassem

Rise Up and Salute the Sun by Suzy Kassem
$9.99 - 9/24/2012

Like Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, Rise Up and Salute the Sun takes the reader on a magical journey towards discovering the soul of one's existence.

From her ancestral homeland of Egypt to 7th Street in New York City, Suzy Kassem's hypnotic imagination transports readers into a mystical place filled with wisdom and infinite wonder -- a place where a little Egyptian girl can converse with the Sphinx about morality, where an ordinary house mouse trapped under the floorboards of a senior center in Jersey can dream about exploring fields beyond his ordinary limits, and where a young woman named Peace can still crave a caramel apple from Coney Island -- while confined to the lonely hotel rooftop from which she leapt to her death many lifetimes ago.

With over twenty-one illustrations and a hundred delicate compositions of short stories, parables, poetry, and timely lessons that speak to the heart, this beautiful work of art makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hottest Hairstyles for 2013 - FREEBIE!

Hottest Hairstyles for 2013
FREE - 9/23/2012

This is author Deena Foreal's second book. Hottest Hairstyles 2013 reveals the new ideas for styles, cuts, colors and more! This is a special Fashion Week Showcase for 2013. There are more than two hundred new top quality images.

Table of Contents
New Hairstyles for 2013
Celebrity Hair
2013 Hairstyle Image Gallery
Hot New Hair Color Trends
Hair Color Gallery
Fashion Week Styles – Spring Summer 2013
The Latest Styles, Colors and Cuts
New International Hairstyle Styles and Designs for 2013
Closing thoughts
Submit Your Ideas!
About Deena Foreal

Vampire University by VJ Erickson - FREEBIE

Vampire University by VJ Erickson
FREE - 9/23/2012

Constantly moving as she grew up, Taylor had learned the hard way how to blend in wherever she went. But when she moves to VanCamp University for her freshman year of college, she immediately finds herself at the center of attention of nearly everyone she encounters. From the charismatic and mysterious Evans twins, to her quirky, clingy roommate Hannah, it seems that the people in Taylor's new college life have no intention of letting her be the wallflower.

It's not just blending in that Taylor has to worry about, though. At VanCamp University, there is more to the staff and students than meets the eye. While trying to adjust to her new life on campus, she finds herself in a world where fairy tales and reality collide, where gargoyles and leprechauns mingle with humans and vampires, and where nothing is as it first appears.

And as she discovers the truth of her own unusual heritage, Taylor learns that fairy tales are just the beginning.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Looks Unimportant...Sense of Humor Essential by Evie Evans - FREEBIE!

Looks Unimportant...Sense of Humor Essential by Evie Evans
FREE - 9/22/2012

Lucy Davenport’s career as a lawyer is starting to take off. If only her love life would do the same. How can she get a date to her cousin’s wedding when all the men she knows are either snapped up, in jail, or over sixty - some of them all three? Lucy thinks she has the answer: internet dating.

But the men she encounters online aren’t at all what she’s expecting! After stand ups and put downs will an encounter with playboy client Leander Brooke be the answer to her prayers or her worst nightmare?

The race is on to find a date for the wedding. Can she succeed without losing her mind…or her job?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Reality Creation 101: Mastering Manifestation Through Awareness

Reality Creation 101: Mastering Manifestation Through Awareness
$8.97 - 9/20/2012

Is your life going the way you want it to? Are you able to think clearly when a problem arises? If you're looking for a better way to live your life, Reality Creation 101 may have the answers you need.

My life? Well, to say that my life just wasn't going the way I wanted it to would be a vast understatement. In my twenties I accumulated over 20 speeding tickets, was fired from around 15 jobs, and went to jail 3 times. I knew I wanted to be successful and achieve my goals, but I couldn't manage to get my act together. It seemed as if there was some sort of invisible force out to get me that would appear out of nowhere and sabotage my efforts.

As it turns out this invisible force has a name and is what Eckhart Tolle refers to as the 'pain body'.

So what this looked like was me getting ready to make some sort of major transition or change in life and then simultaneously creating a reason not to make that transition or change. However, the desire to not change or transition in life was not a conscious one, but an unconscious one. In other words I consciously desired to create change in my life, but I was subconsciously sabotaging myself via all of my unhealed emotional pain from childhood.

So what happened?

I began to wake up and become self aware. It didn't happen overnight, but I did begin to witness myself in semi conscious or unconscious states; I started to see how I was unconsciously creating my reality.

Let me tell you that it's both liberating and kind of embarrassing. This is because you have amazing 'ah ha' moments of clarity when you suddenly see some of your unconscious patterns mixed with cringing moments of 'ugh' as you realize some of the things that you do and say to people that you really are unaware of.

In the end every bit of self awareness that you glean is self empowering in that it enables you to live harmoniously with the people around you and create the life that you really want.

This book will:
1) Help you to utilize a greater percentage of your thinking capacity
2) Help you to quit self sabotage
3) Stimulate your consciousness to think in new and exciting ways
4) Help your business to grow and expand
5) Bring people together in large and small groups
6) Help you to create a vital and balanced relationship with your wife, husband, partner, or mate
7) Help you to unlock your creative freedom and bring your A game to the table in life
8) Answer the question, 'What is The Secret?'
9) Answer the question, 'What is Spirituality?'
10)Answer the question, 'What is The Law of Attraction?'
11) Teach you how to meditate
12) Teach you how to manifest

Perhaps the most powerful thing about this book is that it will give you 'ah ha' moments when you read through the pages. You may begin to see, through my own personal life examples, how we all parallel each other in different ways. As it turns out many (if not all) of our life lessons are really the same, but just with different people and in different places.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monsters & Fairytales by Rebecca Suzanne - FREEBIE

Monsters & Fairytales by Rebecca Suzanne
FREE - 9/17/2012

Mirabelle Frances doesn't expect much from the world. All she wants is to move into her new apartment with everything she and her recently passed mother have ever owned. Not excluding their beloved dog, and now Mirabelle's only friend, Spike. But as it usually went, fate had other plans for her. On moving day she meets not only an Angel truly in human form, but an actual Angel . . . not so much in human form. This Angel on Earth, her dream guy, Joe, stands for everything she thought was missing in this world. He gives new meaning to a life she had lost all hope on. That is of course until Sebastian, her claimed Guardian Angel, has something to say about it. It's not so simple being in love with a man while finding out you're the sole key to the survival of the human race. It's never really ever that simple, now is it?

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Bride of Fae (Tethers, Book 2)

A love more powerful than magic or time. Beverly Bratton has a safe, mundane life. No drama. No magic. Since her parents died, she's cared for her little sister Marion and worked at the Tragic Fall Inn. When a fairy's charm sends Beverly a hundred years into the past-and into the path of a banished fairy prince-nothing will ever be mundane or safe again. The regent of the Dumnos fae is turning the court from light to dark, and there's nothing the rightful king, Prince Dandelion, can do about it. The mystical coronation cup which he needs to become king has fallen into human hands. When he meets a human woman with access to the cup, everything changes. Beverly is fascinating as well as useful-but of course Dandelion doesn't love her. Love for a fairy is rare. Love with a human, impossible. But when Beverly and Dandelion are thrown together in a battle against both wyrd and fae, they learn that in Dumnos the impossible happens every day Buy on Kindle / Nook

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

10 Things He Thinks During Sex by Denise Brienne - FREEBIE!

10 Things He Thinks During Sex by Denise Brienne
FREE - 9/16/2012

Have you ever wondered what your man may be thinking while in the throws of passion? Is he actually thinking about the task at hand or does he have something else on his mind. Either way, it's not because he's not into you. Find out what your man may be thinking in 10 Things He Thinks During Sex by Denise Brienne.

Imagine this: You’re in bed with the man of your dreams. He’s doing all the naughty things that make your toes curl and your heart pound. The moment he slides inside you is something you have dreamed of for many months. But when you look up into those gorgeous eyes, he seems a little – distracted? Distant? His body is there but his mind is – elsewhere?

How can that be? Isn’t he just as into this amazing lovemaking as you are?

Here’s the truth: Yes, he’s into it. But he’s also thinking about something else!

The fact is that women are simply wired different than men when it comes to the emotional aspect of sex. You might be completely in the moment and entirely enamored with him. But what puts you “in the moment” is not the same as what HE considered “in the moment.” In fact, you might be very surprised by the wide variety of thoughts that flash through his head even as he is having awesome sex with you.

Thinking about different things during sex isn’t unusual. In fact, you might have done it yourself. Come on, admit it – there have been times when your mind wandered at the most inopportune moment. It doesn’t mean that he’s not into you, and it doesn’t mean that he isn’t enjoying the sex with you. But it does mean that you now have an opportunity!

An opportunity? You bet! When you understand what your man might be thinking during sex, you can help him actually enjoy sex more. So without further ado, let’s talk about what goes through his mind when he closes his eyes or gives you that blank look – and then we’ll talk about how you can use that to your advantage for a happier, healthier sexual relationship.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Captivate: A Siren's Lullaby Novel by Jody Morse and Jayme Morse Excerpt

Captivate: A Siren's Lullaby Novel by Jody Morse and Jayme Morse - Coming Soon!

Chapter 1

The ocean didn’t have to whisper my name in its soft, soothing voice for me to know that it was calling me, reeling me in like a fish on a hook. I could feel my body slowly gravitating towards it on its own.

Luring men (and sometimes women, too) wasn’t something I had any control of. I tried to remind myself of that as my feet took the familiar steps across the cool sand to the water that awaited me.

My eyes focused on the moonlight that streamed across the water, casting its beautiful reflection upon it. I could feel the vibrations come from deep within me, beginning with a low, guttural sound and releasing from my lips in a soft, bittersweet melody. I didn’t know what lyrics I was singing, but I knew them by heart, as though the song was engraved in my mind.

The waves broke against my legs as I entered the ocean, but they felt more like soft blankets brushing up against my skin than saltwater hitting against me.

I wanted to stop myself from singing my song, but I knew that there was nothing I could do. So instead of trying to free myself from it, I gave in to the music that came from within me, the music that my soul knew. I continued with my melody, knowing that I couldn’t stop it if I tried.

Once I was further out into the sea, I could feel that the waves had been interrupted; something was slicing through them, slowing them down. I knew that someone else had entered the ocean—someone who was trying to reach me.

A smile crossed my face, even though it didn’t feel like I was doing it intentionally; the muscles that controlled my lips moved all on their own, twisting into a grin that I knew was supposed to seem alluring to whoever crossed my path.

As the person swam closer to me, trying frantically to reach me, I tried to get a look at their face, but I couldn’t. My vision was clouded over with haziness, and all I could see was a dark silhouette. I was unaware if the person was male or female, but the closer they swam towards me, the more the realization hit me: whoever it was felt drawn to my song . . . and it was going to kill them.


I woke up and ran a hand through my hair; sand clung to it in sweaty clumps. I wasn’t lying on the soft mattress in my bedroom; I was curled up in a ball on the damp sand beneath me.

I cocked one eye open and remembered what had happened. Startled, I bolted upright and scanned the beach. The moonlight casted over the sand well enough for me to see that no one else was there. I was all alone.

Standing up, I brushed the sand off of my bare legs. I was wearing the mint green silky camisole and matching shorts that I had fallen asleep in.

Glancing up at the night sky, I realized right away that part of the reason I had lured was because it was a full moon. The rest probably had something to do with my mood. Everything had been kind of crazy lately. In fact, it was beginning to feel like my world around me was falling apart.

Angelica was mad at me because she still thought I had lured and killed her husband, George, on the night of their wedding, even though I knew I wasn’t the one who had done it. I’d been at the beach when he died, not in the saltwater pool that he’d been lured into. Tyler, my sort-of-ex-boyfriend was in the hospital because I actually had lured him, but, for reasons unknown to me, he hadn’t died . . . even though he should have.

And then there was Jackson. Ugh. After the scare I’d had on the night of Angelica’s wedding, I knew that I had to stay away from him for his own safety. That meant I’d been ignoring all of his phone calls and text messages for the past two days.

It wasn’t the way I wanted things. I wanted, more than anything, to be with him. But I knew that being with him would put his life in too much danger, and I didn’t want anything bad to happen to him. It was my own personal sacrifice to keep him alive . . . even if it broke my own heart during the process.

Sighing, I turned to walk away when I spotted it out of the corner of my eye—a mess of long brown hair splayed out on the surface of the water, being tossed around by the gently rolling waves. I felt a wave of nausea wash over me.

The woman in the water wasn’t just floating. She was dead.

I had killed her.

Captivate: A Siren's Lullaby Cover Art Release and Giveaway

For those that have been anxiously awaiting the release of the sequel to Surface by Jody Morse and Jayme Morse, I have a surprise for you! The cover art was just finished and A Girl and Her Kindle is the first to get a glimpse at this beautiful artwork - there will also be an excerpt from the book posted this afternoon so stayed tuned!

Also, if you'd like to read Surface, or the new sequel Captivate, the authors are giving away a copy of one of the books (winner's choice). By leaving your name and email address in the comments below, you'll be entered for a chance to win a Kindle OR Nook copy of the book you choose. (A winner will be selected using Giveaway ends at 12AM on September 17th.

Without further ado, here is the cover art you've been waiting for!

Author Spotlight Featuring Jody Morse and Jayme Morse

Does writing together ever get difficult?

Jody: Absolutely. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. As hard as it gets, we also share a special bond because of it. It’s nice that I don’t have to keep secrets about what I’m writing to myself. When I get excited about an idea, I have someone to tell it to without spoiling it because she’s also a part of it. It’s pretty amazing.

Jayme: While we’re writing, we’re in a room together for the majority of the day (even as we’re answering these questions) and we can’t just take a break away from each other if we have a deadline. Sometimes it gets to be too much togetherness. But at the same time, I think it’s made our friendship stronger.

Have either of you considered writing separately?

Jody: I don’t think I could ever do it alone. Nothing I could write by myself would come out as good as it does when I write with her; we balance each other out. I’m a hopeless romantic. Too much of one, at times. Jayme’s a realist, and she loves action. If I were to write a book alone, it would probably turn out to be like a re-telling of a fairy tale, like Cinderella or something, set in a perfect world with no action or major conflict. Usually, she writes the action scenes and I write the kissing scenes. It’s just how we roll.

Jayme: (Laughs) Jody definitely would’ve turned all of our books into fairy tales if I didn’t have a say in it. We have so much fun writing together that I think if either of us were to do it alone, we would be bored to death. We have lots of new funny stories and inside jokes that stemmed from a typo or a scene that turned out funnier than we expected it to.

Do you ever have different ideas on how something should play out in a book?

Jayme: Of course! We try to compromise, especially when it comes to who our lead character should end up in a relationship with, but it’s not always easy. Other times, we fight for what we want until one of us caves. Like in the Howl series, Jody wanted to kill off a certain lead character (*Colby*, cough, cough), but after a lot of persuasion, she gave in and let him live. And now he’s one of her favorite characters!

Jody: (LOL) We have wars sometimes. We always seem to root for opposing love interests for our characters. But sometimes we switch sides. In the case of our series, the Briar Creek Vampires, I really wanted our main character, Lexi, to end up with a certain character. Jayme wanted her to end up with who she really does end up with (I won’t say who because I don’t want to spoil it). Well, halfway through the series, we both switched sides—I wanted who she originally wanted, and she wanted who I originally wanted. It was kind of funny. But sometimes, things just seem to fall into place on their own, and it’s not what either of us originally planned or hoped for.

You've covered vampires, werewolves, and sirens - what's next?

You can expect to see angels, fairies, witches, and mermaids from us in the relatively near future.There’s another vampire series in the works, which is a bit different from anything we have written in the past, coming out this winter. We also have some ideas outside of the paranormal genre; we’ll be dabbling in teen suspense and romantic suspense for adults.

Which indie authors inspire you most?

Jayme: I haven’t had the opportunity to read many Indie books (unless if fan fiction counts), except for Amanda Hocking, whose books I loved. I really admire JK Rowling and the world she created. I’ll always be appreciative of Stephenie Meyer because Twilight got me back into reading. I grew up reading a lot of Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine, and I think they inspired me to write in the first place.

Jody: There are many amazing writers who are Indies that I admire (HP Mallory, Darcie Chan, and Amanda Hocking to name a few), but there are also plenty of traditionally published authors who I’m inspired by as well. When I was younger, I read a lot of Lois Duncan, so I would definitely say she’s been a major influence of mine. I also love Sara Shepard and the crazy, suspenseful cliffhangers she throws into her books.


Jody Morse
Jayme Morse

Tainted Chains by Jess Lawren

Tainted Chains by Jess Lawren
$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members - 9/15/2012

A true fantasy that combines epic adventure with whimsy. If you long for the fantasies of long ago with rich detail and well-developed characters, Tainted Chains is a must-read.

Amrim was always obedient to the master. This loyalty and absolute faith was not given by choice, though.

The master gave Amrim and countless other automatons the power to break free from their bonds to humanity.

In exchange, they merely had to spread death and destruction in his name, starting first with the humans that had colonized almost every reach of the Solar system.

But all that changed when the humans showed they could repel the master’s chaotic hordes.

Amrim hurtled through the timeless expanses of the void as the master bid him to.

Amrim’s journey finally brought him to the magical lands of Viziloth, where mages, knights and necromancers all exist in a single plane of reality.

A hitch to the master’s plan, however, unexpectedly cut Amrim off from his influence.

Now Amrim is stuck with a young necromancer half-frightened out of her wits and half-obsessed for revenge.

He killed the congregation of necromancers she held dear, brought about her ire and worst of all was stripped of the power and influence of the master.

He was effectively learning to live all over again, this time bound to this girl named Astatoria Balnay. But one question kept running through his mind: what will he do now?

How will an agent of the master, an agent that knew only death and destruction, learn to co-exist with a young necromancer? Why has he been rendered impotent and unable to summon forth the aether he once wielded with great efficiency?

What will he do when the master finally wants to take back control and destroy everything that Amrim had come to care for?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wicked Werewolf Night by Lisa Renee Jones - FREEBIE

Wicked Werewolf Night by Lisa Renee Jones
FREE - 9/14/2012

A Werewolf Society Book
A series connected to THE VAMPIRE WARDENS

A witch after his secret. A wolf after her pleasure.

Nico Moore is the leader of of The Werewolf Society's elite Royal Guard. Aylia Richardson is the witch who calls to the beast in Nico, but destiny has also made her the keeper of a gift that threatens the very existence of his race. To destroy this gift will destroy this woman...the only one he has ever dared to call 'mate'.

Aylia was standing outside Nico's hotel room, willing herself to knock, when Nico opened the door and pulled her inside. Suddenly, she was against the wall, and he was pressed against her, his fingers threading through her hair, dragging her mouth to his.

"Now we talk," he said, his breath warm on her lips.

"This isn't talking," she panted, telling herself to push him away, but melting into him instead.

"Foreplay to conversation," he said, closing his mouth over hers.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Flames of Perdition by Adam Said Review

The Flames of Perdition by Adam Said

Imagine a Western town in which the characters and events haven't been romanticized. Characters that are raw, greedy, and cut-throat. Events that are mysterious and unique to the western genre. That's exactly what you'll find in The Flames of Perdition by Adam Said.

I was a bit hesitant to read The Flames of Perdition because I'm not a big fan of sci-fi novels. However, my love of western novels allowed me to see past the sci-fi elements and enjoy the story. What I really enjoyed though was the author's attention to detail. Many authors either add too much detail or not enough. Adam Said adds the perfect amount of detail, which allows readers to connect with the characters and makes the book hard to put down.

I would definitely recommend The Flames of Perdition by Adam Said to anyone that loves western novels. Trust me. You'll have a hard time putting this one down.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Philippine Princess by Emily Tacrayon

Philippine Princess by Emily Tacrayon
$5.99 or FREE for Prime Members - 9/12/2012

Life, Death, Hope, Despair, Tears, Joy, Lonliness and Love - it is all here in Philippine Princess."

Emily was born in the Philippines and, as a young girl, had always dreamed of being a princess. As she grew older and wiser, she decided being a princess was just a dream. Her story is no dream.

After training as a midwife, she travelled overseas to work. Far from her family and friends, she finds life hard, especially when she receives some devastating news about her brother. What will happen to her brother and how will Emily cope.

Follow her journey as she discovers life can be very hard. No matter how hard things become, remember that life can suddenly change.

You do not have to be a princess to have dreams and fall in love. Sometimes your dreams can come true.

Buy Philippine Princess for a wonderful, heart warming story of adventure, friendship, heart-break and finding love.

The Three Diets Solution by Clarence Oliver - FREEBIE!

The Three Diets Solution by Clarence Oliver
FREE - 9/12/2012

I've been dieting off and on for most of my life. Now in my late 20s, I have been focusing more on making changes and reading a lot of health books. One book that recently caught my eye was The Three Diets Solution by Clarence Oliver. The book promises to help you find the diet that works best for you and that there are only three to choose from, despite what the weight loss market would lead you believe. If you'd like to find the answer to your weight loss problem, The Three Diets Solution may be what you've been looking for. Best of all, it's currently free!

Dieting is difficult, it's discouraging, it's depressing, and it sometimes feels impossible. Swarmed with over three billion results on google, and one hundred thousand reults on amazon for the word diet, the number one question everyone has to ask is, "What Diet is Right For Me?"

The Three Diets Solution Is The Answer To That Question, Revealling A Truth The Weight Loss Industry Doesn't Want You To Know: There Are Only Three Diets!

In The Three Diet's Solution you'll learn:

  • The Four Myths of Dieting: Myth One Being The Greatest Lie About Diets Ever Told!

  • The Ten Rules To Weight Loss Withought Dieting: Including The New Science To Why So Many People Fail To Keep Off The Weight Even When They're Doing Everything Right And The One Thing You can Do To Change It.

  • The Three Diets: What They Are and Why They Work and Will They Work For You!

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Three Diets: No Holding Back And No Agendas.

  • The Ins And Out Of The Three Diets: How They Work and How To Use Them Effectively.

  • How To Lose 20 Pounds In Thirty Days: Two Of The Most Powerful Methods of Weight Loss Rarely Talked About.

  • How The Three Diets Work Together: Learn How To Use The Diets Together To Create Your Own System for Health.

  • And Learn How To Create An Eating Plan That Will Change Your Body And Life.

Once You Forget About The Fads, Learn The Truth About the Diets, And Learn To Take Charge Of Your Own Eating Plans, You'll be Able To Lose The Weight Fast And Keep It Off Permanently!

And You'll Learn All This And More In The Three Diets Solution: Proven Methods For Fast and Sustainable Weight Loss.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fifty Shades of Rapunzel 1 by Mia Abbey - FREEBIE

Fifty Shades of Rapunzel 1 by Mia Abbey
FREE - 9/11/2012

The Fifty Shades of Grey of the Fairytale world….

From birth, Rapunzel has been promised as a bride to the seven troll kings of the netherworld. When handsome Prince Snow ventures into the tower where Rapunzel is kept captive, she begs him to prepare her for the demands of the trolls on her wedding night.

That's where the trouble starts. Having had a taste of the outside world (and a taste of Prince Snow…), the nubile twenty-one-year-old agrees to escape with the prince into the forest.

Now the seven muscle-bound troll kings are pursuing Rapunzel, and they mean to punish her for running away from them. And between them and the sexy Prince Snow, Rapunzel is growing hot and flustered....

Monday, September 10, 2012

Roxanne in La La Land by L.A. DeVaul - FREEBIE

Roxanne in La La Land by L.A. DeVaul
FREE - 9/10/2012

New to Los Angeles, Roxanne Donally dresses mannequins at her day job, when she isn’t bombing movie auditions and drawing pictures of her landlady’s cat. Definitely no way to find stardom, or Prince Charming either, for that matter. And then a casual suggestion from a friend catapults Roxanne into an uncertain world. A world where this girl in Hollywood who can’t act, or find a real boyfriend, discovers that high-fashion modeling might be just her thing.

"Shiny people fill the crystal ballroom. Women glitter and move through men in a strange slow-motion ballet. Is this a James Bond movie? Am I Roxanne Donally from Castle Rock, Washington? I feel elegant for a second, then I notice the loose strings on my eyelet lace top, and my distressed jeans look dirty and old. And what is my hair doing? I pull and twist it around my neck, just in case. I look at Dave for reassurance. Does he still think I'm cool next to all these diamonds?"

Vampire Love Story by H.T. Night - FREEBIE!

Vampire Love Story by H.T. Night
FREE - 9/10/2012

Book #1 in the Vampire Love Story Series

Josiah Reign is a lover and a fighter. Out for a simple jog, he happens upon a young woman who needs help. So Josiah does what he does best. He takes on her attackers...all five of them, in fact. Little does Josiah know that this one act of goodwill will introduce him to a very strange world, a world of dreams...and nightmares.

For this woman, Lena, is not who she seems, and her friends are the stuff of legends. Worse yet, Josiah finds himself falling for not one, but two of these deadly creatures of the night. And as Josiah suffers a devastating loss that rocks his world, he will fight for what he believes in. He will fight for his one true love. And fighting is what Josiah does best.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Stylish Frugalista by Viviana Rullo - FREEBIE!

The Stylish Frugalista by Viviana Rullo
FREE - 9/9/2012

The Stylish Frugalista explains how to discover your personal style. Why most women only wear 20% of your clothes 80% of the time and how to avoid that trap.

This little book is stocked with valuable tips from how to buy designer clothing for a pittance to how to build a working capsule wardrobe. You will find out what colours suit you and most importantly why it is not always stylish to wear the latest fashions.

After reading this book you will not want to pop into Primark for a quick fix any more. You will want to build a wardrobe that works for you, that will make your life easier.

Read this book before you go shopping.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Adventures of a Love Investigator by Barbara Silkstone - FREEBIE

The Adventures of a Love Investigator by Barbara Silkstone
FREE - 9/8/2012

Meet author, Barbara Silkstone, who traveled the country for six years armed only with a tape recorder and a quirky sense of humor, listening to men talk about women, love, commitment, and male hopes and fears.

Women will enjoy this book for the insight it gives them into the male mind. Men will immediately compare themselves with the 527 Naked Men. Both genders will gain a new and often humorous perspective on the opposite sex. This is a work of True Fiction.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

20 Shades of Purple by Chris MacRye Review

20 Shades of Purple by Chris MacRye

Sometimes you've got to roll with the punches, or kicks or elbows to the buttocks, in order to reach for something better. After all, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? That's what Joanna is hoping when she and her husband Otto set out on a 60 day plan to rekindle their sex life. Fueled by a recent bestselling trilogy referred to as "mommy porn", the middle-aged woman is hoping to recreate the same passion in her bedroom, but is it wishful thinking?

Let me say that Fifty Shades of Grey didn't capture my attention at all, but I absolutely love parodies and couldn't pass on such a fun sounding book as 20 Shades of Purple by Chris MacRye. The book was absolutely hilarious. Not only did I laugh out loud, but I had to share passages from the book with my boyfriend because it was just too funny not to share.

This book is a must for those that want a good laugh, but still want to see a couple grow closer throughout their adventure. I highly recommend it and give 20 Shades of Purple 5 out 5 stars. Don't miss out on this great book!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dark Summer Promo Post

Dark Summer (Book I, Witchling Trilogy)

A girl with a broken past and a dark secret. A boy with a twisted future and no second chances. When they meet, it just might cost them their souls. Sixteen-year-old Summer doesn’t expect the new boarding school to be any different than the rest: a temporary stay where everyone will turn against her after a few weeks. Until she meets the rest of the students at this special school and realizes she’s not the only one with magic in her blood. Accustomed to the concrete jungle of LA, she gets lost one night in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and meets Decker, the boy who will become the Master of Night and Fire on his eighteenth birthday. Their connection is instant and dangerous, for both will be forced to choose between Light and Dark, life and death, love – and their souls. One choice. One soul. One price. Kindle / Paperback We're having a party to celebrate the release of Dark Summer HERE Sept 6 1pm - 4pm EST !Join the Event to chit chat with Lizzy, win prizes, and have a lot of FUN! The author is working with Promotional Book Tours for a contest for a KINDLE FIRE and autographed copy of the book!! Fill out the form to Enter to win! Open to US for Kindle & Book or International for GC and Ebook a Rafflecopter giveaway

Angel's Heart: The Keeper by Lisa Bilbrey Excerpt and Giveaway


Angel's Heart: The Keeper by Lisa Bilbrey

Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
An age old prophecy, secret societies, and an enemy she never even knew she had, Sophie Crenshaw always thought of herself as just being average. Along with her two best friends, Deva and Tabitha, Sophie sets off on what she thinks is a normal vacation. What she doesn't know is that everything she thought she knew about who she is, and what she can do, is about to change. With the help of people who she's never met, but know everything about her, will she be able to get control of the feelings steering up inside of her? Or will it be too much for her to handle?

Henry Chang grew up hearing the stories about the legendary Keeper of the Angel’s Heart.  In a divine moment, he's tied to her heart forever. Will their growing love give Sophie the strength and courage to face the greatest challenge of her young life?


Once they arrived in Honolulu, Henry insisted on carrying Sophie’s bag for her. She blushed, stammered out a thank you, and followed him through the tunnel into Honolulu International Airport. Deva and Tabitha let out matching squeals before hooking their arms with hers and pulling her after the boys. Sophie didn’t need to be a mind reader to know her friends were crushing on the men walking in front of them. Henry looked back at Sophie, a wide smile spreading over his lips. She knew just how her friends felt.

“So we’ve been wondering if maybe you girls would like to ride over to Sayar Island with us.” Tanner smiled. “We’re going there anyway, so it kind of makes sense, doesn’t it?”

“Perfect sense,” Deva murmured, before she turned to Tabitha and Sophie. “Right, girls?”

“Definitely.” Having agreed right away with Deva, Tabitha looked over at Sophie, giving her a look that demanded she do this or else.

Sophie sighed, knowing she didn’t have much choice in the matter. “Fine.”

They pulled their luggage off the conveyor belt and followed the boys outside the airport. Sophie’s breath caught in her chest when a woman wearing a blue and pink floral bikini top and a grass skirt stepped up in front of her, slipping a lavender lei around her neck. She leaned forward, kissed both her cheeks, and greeted her by saying, “Welcome to the islands.”

Sophie whispered her thanks and followed Henry over to the row of taxis. Before she could climb into one, however, someone grabbed her arm, spinning her around with an alarming amount of force. She found herself face to face with an old woman, who gaped at her. Her eyes were wild, a crazed smile tugged on her lips, her dark hair was matted with dirt and grime, and her skin was covered in soot and bruises. The woman’s ratty appearance made it clear that she had lived a rough life on the streets.

Before Sophie could do as much as take a breath, the woman started speaking, her voice grainy and rough. “When the tides fall with the rising moon, protect the Heart.” The old woman shifted her eyes over to Henry. Her free hand came up, grabbing onto the front of his white shirt. “Keep close to your heart’s desire, or lose yourself completely.”

Before Sophie or Henry could respond, the woman released her hold on them and hurried away, muttering under her breath about prophecies coming to life. Sophie could only stare after her, wondering what that old woman had been talking about and why she felt the need to actually heed her warning.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson Excerpt

Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson

Chapter One

“Smile, Boss. Here comes another bus load of wranglers.”

Cal Taggart scowled at his foreman, Jim Mallory. “Would-be-wranglers, you mean. Cripes, I wish there was another way outta this mess. I’m not cut out for this, Jim.”

“It’s not such a bad bargain, I don’t reckon, long as you can hang on to the ranch. Whatever it takes, right?”

Cal grimaced as Jim threw his own words back at him. “Right.” Whatever it takes. That was his credo, sure enough. Whatever it took to amass thousands of acres of prime ranch land. Whatever it took to secure the best breeding stock. And now, whatever it took to keep the whole damned shooting match from falling into the clutches of the bank.

“Whatever it took” these days meant throwing his back into making this guest ranch a success. He’d been open to the public for four months now, and bookings were getting better each week. If he could just get it to take off, the profits would help his cattle ranch through this downturn.

Downturn, hell. His eyebrows drew together in a fierce frown. He’d had the worst run of misfortune of his life this summer. A grassfire in June claimed three head, although in truth he counted himself lucky. It might have destroyed his entire herd if it hadn’t been caught it in time. Then what must have been lightning strikes claimed a few more cattle.

But in the scheme of things, those were just aggravations. The real problem was that farm incomes had hit their lowest point since the Depression. Foreign subsidies, low commodity prices, you name it. Which is why he was stuck playing to the tourists.

As the two men pondered the price of survival, the first of the passengers clambered off the bus.

“I’ll handle this, Boss.” With a grunt, Jim pushed his arthritic frame off the fence.

“Stay put, Jimbo. I’ll see to it.” Cal tugged the brim of his hat down and strode across the drought-scorched grass toward the bus. Jim was the best wrangler he’d ever ridden with. Asking him to babysit tenderfooted adventure-seekers on tame trail rides was bad enough. He’d not see his friend reduced to smiling greeter.

No, that distinction he reserved for himself.


Dust rose up from her sandals as Lauren stepped off the bus into the punishing August sun. The black sun dress she’d thought so perfect for traveling sucked up the sun’s heat. Her hands came up to shade her eyes despite the sunglasses she wore. She was definitely going to need headwear. Back home in Nova Scotia, she’d have worn a sun hat to protect her fair skin, but she’d purposely left it behind. Nothing short of a Stetson was likely to cut it here.

She glanced at the man making his way down the line, greeting guests. Now, there was a working hat. Battered and dusty, it looked custom-molded for its tall, lean owner.

Except he didn’t really look much like a cowboy, she realized. Shave off a few years, lose the hat, and she could picture him in a leather jacket, cigarette dangling James Dean-like from his mouth. Or maybe astride a motorcycle.

She focused on his face. All planes and angles, it looked like it might have been carved from the rock that rose in the distance. What would it feel like under her palm? The thought came out of nowhere, as did the answer. Hard, warm, mobile.

She reined in those thoughts as soon as they registered, reminding herself that for all she knew, this man might be the killer. But as he moved closer, she found herself analyzing his gait and trying to put herself inside his head looking out. No, she decided. He didn’t have enough swaggering roll to his walk. His movements were more economical. Graceful, almost.

Suddenly he was there, offering his hand. “Welcome to Foothills, ma’am. I hope you enjoy your stay.”

“Thank you.” As his big hand enfolded hers, she noticed his eyes. Sensual, hooded, they gleamed a silvery gray, like her beloved Atlantic Ocean under overcast skies.

They also gleamed with something else, she realized with another small jolt. Masculine interest.

Suddenly, she wished for her lab coat and trousers. The professional costume usually precluded this kind of thing. Not that she minded male appreciation. But from this cowboy, it made her unaccountably nervous. Maybe because she felt an answering twinge, a twinge she couldn’t afford to indulge. She hadn’t crossed a continent to flirt with a cowboy. She had one purpose here, and one only.

Turning toward the growing mountain of luggage, she dragged her duffel bag and suitcase from the pile. A hand closed over hers on the duffel bag’s handle.

“Let me help you with that.”

Damn. The gravel-voiced cowboy. “I can manage, thank you.”

“Allow me. You’re really not dressed for it.”

“I’ve got it, thanks.”

At her tone, he released his grasp. “Ma’am.” He tipped his hat, the barest suggestion of amusement flickering in those gray eyes. Then he was gone, helping a family of five drag their luggage from the pile.

Check in, handled by a capable middle-aged woman, went smoothly. Another employee, a quite dazzlingly handsome young man of maybe nineteen or twenty who introduced himself as Seth, showed her to her cabin. It was a fair distance from the lodge, and he insisted on carrying both the duffel bag and suitcase. Not wanting to puncture his youthful machismo, she allowed it. It also gave her the opportunity to study his gait. Burdened as he was, it was hard to judge, but he definitely had some swagger to him. Particularly after he noticed her checking him out. As if! He was just a kid.

But even kids could kill.

En route, they encountered the cowboy, who looked pointedly from Lauren’s empty hands to the overburdened young Seth. Oh, man! After she’d turned down his help only to accept it from this pretty youth, he no doubt concluded she preyed on teenage boys. Well, that was his problem. He could think what he liked. Refusing to blush, she smiled and offered him a what-can-you-do shrug.

A moment later, her young escort left her at her cabin. Putting the disturbing cowboy out of her mind, she explored her new living space. It was tiny, nothing more than a small kitchenette, a single bedroom and a tiny bathroom. The bath, she noted with relief, was modern. Equally pleasing was the sunny bedroom, its double bed draped with a hand-sewn quilt. On a scarred dresser, a bouquet of wildflowers trembled in the breeze from the open window. She fingered the blooms, inhaling their sweet scent. Prairie mallow and some fragrant purple thing.

Lauren crossed to the bed and stretched out on it, testing the firmness of the mattress. Exhaustion tugged at her. She’d love to pull the colorful coverlet over her shoulders, but she couldn’t. If she succumbed to sleep now, she’d be dead to the world until tomorrow, and that was unacceptable. She had a job to do.

On the way over, she’d pumped young Seth for information about how best to meet other folks. He’d suggested she take all her meals in the ranch house’s dining room rather than getting the kitchen to stock the cottage with food. Sooner or later, all the guests turned up there, he’d said.

Okay, the ranch house it was. Groaning, she rolled off the bed and hit the shower.

When she walked into the dining room an hour later, she was among the first of the diners. She picked a table by the window which would allow her to keep an eye on the comings and goings both inside the dining room and outside the house.

Dinner was buffet style. The dueling aromas of beef and fresh baked bread tantalizing her, she strolled over to the big table. She could only gape at the volume and variety of food. Hip of beef, baked potato, molasses baked beans, garden salads…. After six or seven dishes, she stopped counting. And carving the beef, a white chef’s hat on her head, was the same round-faced woman who’d handled the registrations.

“You sure get around,” Lauren said.

The other woman smiled. “‘Round here, nobody has just one job.”

“And what are yours?”

“Registration desk, cook, and housekeeper.” She poked the beef with the tines of her fork. “How do you take your beef?”

“Medium.” Lauren’s mouth watered. “It looks wonderful.”

“It is wonderful.”

At the masculine voice, she turned to find the cowboy, minus his hat and with plate in hand.

“It’s our specialty,” he said, as the cook handed Lauren back her plate, which now bore a sizeable hunk of meat. “Rolled and aged before being cooked in a big ol’ barbecue oven. Nobody does it like Delia.” He winked at the cook.

“Go ‘way with you.” The older woman blushed to the roots of her red hair.

He grinned at Delia. “Not without some of that beef.”

Lauren almost dropped her plate. He’d smiled when he greeted the tour group, but it hadn’t changed his face like this. Good thing. She might have melted into an embarrassing puddle.

“I’ve got just the piece for you, Boss. It still moos when you poke it.”

Boss? This hard-edged cowboy was the proprietor? Lauren watched as the woman forked a slab of rare beef onto his plate. She should have figured it, she supposed. He did exude an undeniable air of authority. No, maybe authoritywasn’t quite the right word. At least, not in the conventional sense. It was more like the aura people project when they’re just that confident that they have the skills to meet whatever might be around the next corner.

She’d bet, too, that he harbored a wide streak of cynicism. It was there in the set of his mouth, as attractive as it was. Yes, his character was certainly set in his bones. High, intelligent forehead, strong cheekbones, stubborn chin. What in God’s name drew a man like this to the hospitality industry?

He cleared his throat, and she realized he was waiting for her to move on. Meanwhile, she’d been standing there studying his face as though it held the key to some ancient lost secret.

“Whoops, sorry. Woolgathering.” She smiled up at him while her mind raced. If he was the owner of this operation, he was a man she should be talking to. No time like the present. She glanced around the room and the mostly empty tables, then back up at him. “So, would you like to join me for lunch? Or are you the romantic loner cowboy archetype who has to sit by himself?”

He laughed, the sound sudden and spontaneous. “Ma’am, I’m the type who never says no to a beautiful woman when she asks me to dine with her,” he said. “Not sure what archetype that makes me, except red-blooded man.”

Inside, she felt a few butterflies at the idea of eating her meal with him watching her through those hooded eyes. There was something unsettling about his intensity. But she smiled back at him and said, “Thank you.”

He followed her to the small tablecloth-draped table near the window that she’d staked out earlier and drew out a chair for her. So, the cowboy had manners. She placed her loaded plate on the table and took a seat.

“Cal Taggart,” he said, seating himself opposite her and extending a hand.

“Lauren Townsend.” She extended her own hand, grateful that he merely shook it in a firm clasp and released it. Better and better. She hated it when guys held on too long, trying to make you aware of … what? The fact that they were stronger than you?

“So, did I pass inspection back there?”

Of course, he would mention it. There went all the points for politeness. Not that she minded a little directness. It was usually the best policy. Well, except for when it came to the woo-woo stuff. Honesty, she’d come to learn, was almost universally not the best approach to that particular topic.

“I don’t know yet.” Her gaze swept his torso visible above the table. “I didn’t get past the face.”

A glint in those gray eyes was his only reaction. “And how’d the face rate?”

She pursed her lips, tilted her head consideringly. “A little too strong, but good around the eyes.”

He raised an eyebrow. “You an artist or something?”

“Or something.”

He smiled, the same smile that jerked at her senses when he’d used it on Delia.Good around the mouth, too.

“So, do I get a turn?”

She sipped her water. “I guess it would only be fair.”

He studied her. “Good hair, good bones, good diction.” His gaze fixed on her eyes. “Well-heeled east coast lady.”

“Well-heeled?” She let her lips part on a smile. “You make me sound positively proper.”

He shrugged, reaching for his own water goblet. “Could be, I suppose, if I believed it.”

She arched an eyebrow. “And you don’t?”

She waited while he chewed an ice cube. “Mouth makes a lie of the rest of it.”

Her pulse leapt. “Maybe it’s the mouth that lies.”

He made no remark, just watched her with those steady eyes. She suppressed the urge to swallow.

Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan Excerpt

Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan

Chapter One

Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters shifted uneasily against the grungy white wall across from gate C-18’s ticket counter. He felt naked without his Glock. Exposed. An itchy, irritating prickle of vulnerability tightened his skin and knotted his muscles. Which was ridiculous. They were on leave, for Christ’s sake, booked on a civilian flight.

Yeah, he and Cosky and Rawls had to check their weapons with their luggage, but so what? They weren’t facing deployment to some godforsaken foreign jungle or burning swath of sand.

“Did they have to pick Hawaii? We have the same blue sky and warm weather in Coronado. And without the tourists.”

Zane barely heard Cosky’s disgusted mutter through the drone of excited voices surrounding them. With a grunt, he massaged the back of his neck and surveyed the growing crowd. More passengers were arriving by the minute. There were already too many people to keep an eye on. Too many jackets and pockets and purses. Too many places to conceal a weapon.

A stacked brunette across the gate area caught his gaze and offered a sultry smile. Zane turned away.

“Jesus.” Rawls’s lazy grin was a slash of white in his sun-bronzed face. “You two need to get off base more often. You’re as hinky as a pair of hounds during tick season. Those are civilians y’all are glaring at, not a room full of terrorists.” Bright blue eyes zeroed in on the brunette across the room. “What you need is some of that. Sun, sand, and sex. All the fixin’s for a memorable vacation.”

Cosky shot his teammate a derisive glance. “When did you become so fond of sand and sun? Sure as hell not last month, judging by your nonstop bitching.”

Rawls flipped him the finger. “It’s that third s, Cos. Makes all the difference. You should try it sometime, but without that blow-up Barbie you keep stashed beneath your bunk.”

Shrill laughter erupted across the room. Zane tracked the sound, skimming an abandoned stroller and clusters of luggage. When the brunette tried to catch his eye again, he swore beneath his breath. Shifting against the wall, he gave her his back.

“See? This is why I like hanging with you, skipper,” Rawls drawled. “You attract the little darlin’s over, and when you turn that cold shoulder on ’em, they start buzzin’ round Cosky and me.”

“Leave me out of it,” Cosky said. “Unlike you, I don’t need to surf Zane’s wake for a hookup.”

“A hookup?” Rawls shook his head and smirked. “Is that any way to talk about your hand?”

Bracing his elbows against the wall behind them, he tilted his head and studied Zane’s face. “Seriously, skipper, you should take her up on that offer. It’s not like—” He broke off to scan Zane’s face more intently. Suddenly he frowned. “You’re shittin’ me. That’s some prime real estate over there, and you don’t have any interest in her? None at all? That just ain’t…natural.”

Rawls was right. She was prime. A real looker. Long, thick mahogany hair. A tight, curvy ass. Stacked across the chest. Enough flare through the hips to hold on to. She was the kind of woman who’d give wet dreams to any straight male between puberty and death.

Which must mean he was dead. Because he was way past puberty, yet he didn’t feel even a twitch of interest. No chills. No thrills. No goose bumps.

She could be his great-grandmother, for all the attraction he felt.

Every year the numbness dug a little deeper, spread a little further. He’d been warned about this particular side effect of the family gift—or curse, depending on who was talking. But knowing about it, and living with it, were completely different animals.

“Let’s hope that woman of yours shows up ASAP. Much more of this drought and you won’t remember what to do with her.” Rawls reached over to punch Zane’s shoulder.

The moment Rawls’s fist made contact, every muscle in Zane’s body clenched. He froze, his breath locked in his throat. His vision blurred.


It was a subtle sound. A switch flipping inside his head. An image flashed through his mind. Quick. Brutal. Ugly.

Rawls sprawled across a bank of narrow seats. His blue T-shirt splotched with black. Blood dripping from limp fingers. A fixed stare glazing his blue eyes.

The vision vanished.

“Son of a bitch.” Sheer disgust vibrated in Cosky’s gritty voice. “We’re on stand-down. This is a civilian flight. Regardless of that all-too-familiar look on your face, we cannot be in any goddamn danger.”

Zane knew he wouldn’t get anything further from Rawls, so he turned to Cosky instead and clamped a hand on his lieutenant’s bicep.

This time he was expecting the vision. He tensed anyway.


He strained to capture as many details as possible as the new vision flashed through his mind.

Gray eyes locked and empty, already filming with the unmistakable haze of death. Black hair saturated with blood. Hands clenched. He was splayed across a narrow aisle, dark-blue upholstered seats rising on either side of his head.

When the image vanished, he released Cosky’s arm and wrestled air back into his lungs.

“Tell me this is a joke,” Cosky demanded.

Zane shook his head and gripped the back of his neck with both hands.

“What did you see?” Rawls finally asked.

Zane drew a shallow breath. “You dead. Cosky dead.”

“From boredom?” Cosky asked dryly. “We are going to a wedding.” A quick glance at Zane’s face, and a glint of steel darkened his gray eyes. “Where’s this going down?”

“On the bird.” Zane frowned. “Couldn’t tell whether she was in flight. Didn’t get a good enough look.”

Cosky turned to study the boisterous crowd. “When do you ever?”

Zane scrubbed his palms down his face and forced back a surge of frustration. The flashes never lasted long. No more than two or three seconds. Just enough to warn, without giving details. Just enough to raise guards, but not enough to mitigate the danger.

“Which bird? Over or back?” Cosky braced his hands on his hips and studied Zane’s face. “Either fits the three-day window for those flashes of yours.”

“Today.” Zane nodded toward Rawls’s blue-clad chest. “Same clothes.”

Cosky grunted. “I don’t suppose you saw who killed us?”

“When have these damn things ever been that accommodating?”

“Fuck.” With a disgusted shake of his head, Cosky dropped his chin and scowled at the worn carpet. “What about the wounds?”

“Lots of blood. Could be a gun. Or a knife.”

“A crash?” Rawls broke in quietly.

“Doubtful. Neither of you were burned. We’re looking at some kind of weapon.”

Cosky frowned. “It would be easier to smuggle a blade through security, but few people are good enough to take us on with a knife. Chances are it’s a gun.”

Zane pushed away from the wall. “Whatever’s going to happen is bad enough to take the three of us out.” The flashes never centered on him, but if Cosky and Rawls were in danger, he was as well. “We need to get hold of Mac.”

As the officer in charge of SEAL Team 7, Commander Jace Mackenzie had the pull to get the plane grounded and the passengers searched.

“Question.” Cosky’s attention zeroed in on Zane’s face. “What are we going to tell him? We don’t know what’s going to happen, who’s behind it, or what kind of weapons will be used. If Mac gets this bird grounded only to have nothing show during the search, the backlash is gonna be a bitch.”

“What are you suggesting?” Zane cocked an eyebrow. “That we skip the wedding, keep our mouths shut, and let events play out?”

“Don’t be an ass. I’m saying it would be handy to have some solid intel to pass on for a change. Why can’t you ever pick up more information if you touch us again?”

Zane shrugged. Just because he suffered through the visions didn’t mean he understood their properties. “We’ve got some time before boarding. Maybe one of the passengers will stand out.”

A wave of heat suddenly rolled through him. It started at his scalp and flowed down—a tide of molten fire that left chills in its wake. A tingling, numbing sensation followed, as though he’d been hit with an electrical shock.

“What’s wrong?” Cosky’s question came from a distance. Muted and warped.

Zane turned, searching for…something. The gate area spun in slow motion. That strange, electrical tingling raised the hair on his arms and down the back of his neck.

He found her in the mouth of the waiting room. She was blonde, slender. Perfect. Her cream-colored slacks and ivory blouse glowed beneath the harsh fluorescent lights, as though she stood squarely in a spotlight—lit up to catch his attention.

Her chin lifted, their eyes connected, and that strange, pulsating current shot straight to his cock. Electrified him. His libido, numb for years, reared up and howled. He took one long step toward her.

Cosky grabbed his arm and hauled him back. “Goddamn it, Zane. What’s wrong?”

Zane shook his head, tried to clear the fog from his mind. The tug toward her was incredibly strong, like she was a magnet and his bones were metal. He took another step forward, his body vibrating at some strange frequency.

Cosky’s hand tightened with brutal force around his forearm, piercing the primal urge to claim her.

Zane drew a shaky breath. His muscles were rigid. A vicious ache had seized his groin. His skin must have shrunk at least three sizes.

Holy shit.

It had to be her.

After all these years of waiting…this had to be her.

To go from nada to nuclear in the blink of an eye…yeah. He drew a slow, burning breath, grappling to drag his body back under control. This had to be her.

From listening to his brothers’ stories about meeting their mates, he’d expected a strong reaction, but nothing like this whirlpool of hunger.

And he hadn’t even touched her yet.

“Who is she?” Cosky demanded. “Did you see her in one of your flashes?”

The question snapped the world back into focus. The memory of those damn visions flooded his brain.

He watched, frozen, while she headed toward one of the plastic benches strewn throughout the waiting room. She was apparently booked on his flight.

His chest seized. His skin started to crawl. Christ, he couldn’t breathe.

Of all the bad timing.

He’d finally found her. His soul mate. At a time when he couldn’t afford the distraction. When the slightest mistake could get her killed.

Double the Fun: Norah Wilson and Trish McCallan Blitz

When Montlake decided to publish the books of Norah Wilson and Trish McCallan on the same day, the two authors made the most of it by deciding to double their efforts and promote their books together. To help in their efforts, A Girl and Her Kindle has devoted the entire day to these two awesome authors. Below you'll find a blurb from each of the new books, plus information about a huge contest. Later today, I'll publish excerpts from both books as well. Enjoy!

Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson
$3.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Veterinarian Lauren Townsend has good reason for hiding her psychic ability. Not only did her “freakishness” earn her pariah status in the small town where she grew up, it cost her a fiancé and her faith in love. When Lauren foresees a murder—through the killer’s eyes—she traces the victim to a sprawling ranch, never guessing what waits for her…

Cal Taggart’s rugged ranch life doesn’t need any more complications. His stubborn determination cost him his marriage, and now may cost him his livelihood. But then beautiful Lauren enters his corral…with danger close behind. And Cal wants nothing more than to protect her. They can’t deny their intense attraction. Nor do they want to. What begins as a fling with no strings becomes a fight for survival—and for true love.

Forged in Fire by Trish McMallan
$2.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Beth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions. But her recent dream feels too real to ignore: a commercial airliner is hijacked, and a handsome passenger is shot dead. Beth hasn’t met the mystery man in her dream; she would never forget a gorgeous face like his. But she can’t deny the bizarre connection she feels. Now awake, and unable to allow for the violence she’s convinced is impending, she races to the airport…and comes face to face with the man of her dreams.

Zane Winters lives for his job, using his uncanny psychic powers to carry out missions for elite SEAL Team 7. Yet the constant adrenaline highs can’t drown out the numbness seeping into his life as he yearns to find a woman he can trust. All that changes when he meets a beautiful stranger who sets his soul on fire—and somehow knows he’s about to die.

To thwart the global crisis the hijacking will unleash, Beth and Zane join forces. But even amid the danger, they can’t deny the powerful force drawing them together. Is it merely attraction…or destiny?


To celebrate the release of their romantic suspense titles, Montlake Romance authors Trish McCallan and Norah Wilson are holding a really cool contest. One incredibly lucky entrant will WIN a brand new, 64 GB, Wi-Fi capable, Apple iPad! Prize to be drawn September 29th, 2012. Enter Here!

Monday, September 3, 2012

20 Shades of Purple by Chris MacRye

20 Shades of Purple by Chris MacRye
$0.99 or FREE for Prime Members

Joanna and Otto Levell are ordinary, middle-aged, empty nesters; until Joanna reads a popular series on sex, bondage, and domination. Armed with sex manuals, marital aids, and the advice of her best friend Wendy, Joanna pushes the boundries of their love life.

20 Shades of Purple is a delightfully naughty, fast-paced story which perfectly blends honesty, laugh-out-loud humor, and adult themes. This book contains sexual references and is intended for adult readers.


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