Sunday, May 31, 2015

Soul of the Sun by Vesa Lumielle Excerpt

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"Soul of the Sun" is a Magical Voyage of the soul. An adventure across time and dimensions.

Readers travel into a poetic landscape, breathe and rest in Atlantis and remember the Sun.

Excerpt:

Sapphire of Sirius

Sapphire of Sirius
In a chamber of creation
I let love be near.
Eyes so dear, watching near
Symbols from stars beyond.

Carving the blue whisper in my wind
A dear so near, holding the flame close-by.
Rays of stars, in symbols of soul stars
A whisper of real.

About the Author:

Vesa M. Lumielle calls himself a mystical traveler who enjoys poetry. Well, he has used his words & experiences beautifully through the poetry& the story behind,in “Soul of the Sun”, letting readers go on with the flow of the words & be a part of his journey through poetic landscapes & much more. Life cannot be planned in advance. It’s our calling, which takes us through the journeys we make in our lives. Vesa Lumielle has chosen a handsome flow of words to beautifully describe that how our fear driven mind keeps holding us back from letting ourselves go with the flow in life.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

To Honor and To Protect by Debra Webb and Regan Black Excerpt

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A former solider must protect his ex-fiancée and his secret son in the next installment of The Specialists: Heroes Next Door 

Before he could say "I do" on his wedding day eight years ago, former special ops soldier Drew Bryant was hustled away for a top secret mission. Everyone—including the bride he left behind—believes he's long dead. But now his former fiancée is on the run from a vengeful fugitive, and Drew is handpicked to bring her to safety.

When he finds Addi Collins deep in the swamplands of Louisiana—with the son he never knew existed—he has to earn her trust to protect her from a vindictive desperado. And prove he won't break her heart a second time.

Excerpt:

Addison Collins checked the fuel gauge, quickly calculating how many more miles she could put between her and the inevitable pursuit before they had to stop. Her brand-new BMW could’ve done that for her, but not this ancient, new-to-her Land Rover. That was what math was for, wasn’t it? This was the perfect example she would keep in the back of her mind for the day her son complained about his math homework.
“Mom, how much longer?”
She recognized that tone. He was about to complain but not about math. Using the rearview mirror, she aimed a confident smile at her son. His bright hair gleamed in the sunlight coming through the window, but the glare on his face bordered on mutinous.
She couldn’t blame him. They’d been on the road for two days straight and had another day left. Possibly more. “About another half hour and we’ll stop again.”
“I have to pee now.”
“You’ll have to hold it for a few minutes.”
“A half hour is thirty minutes. A few is more like three.”
Instead of maternal pride, Addison couldn’t help wondering why she’d ever been inclined to teach him the difference. “And how many threes are in thirty?”
“Ten.” He turned his face to the window. “I still have to pee.”
“All right. I’ll find a place to stop.”
“This car stinks,” he said a minute later.
“The car is clean. It’s just new-car smell.” With a persistent undertone of mildew, but she kept that thought to herself.
“But it’s an old car.”
“True.” Patience will pay off. “The car dealers spray a strong deodorizer to make it feel new.” They had periodically rolled down the windows, but the heavy-duty deodorizer scent lingered, punctuating the mildew rather than overpowering it. This vehicle might be a major step down in value from her BMW, but the dealer in Arizona had been willing to meet her trade and cash terms without any questions, and that had been priceless.
“Why?”
“So they can sell it faster.”
“Will our car stink like this when we go back home?”
“I don’t know.” It was the only safe answer because she hadn’t yet found the courage to tell her son they weren’t going back. She hadn’t lied to him and she wouldn’t start now, but she wasn’t ready to discuss it. The words he needed to hear to understand the gravity of their new situation just weren’t coming to her, and she wasn’t ready to cope with the fallout when he realized he wouldn’t see his friends again.
Her own grief was too fresh, her fear of the unknown too big. When she had a handle on her feelings, she would be better able to help him with his. Coward, an annoying little voice in her head muttered.
“It’s yucky in here,” he said, making a gagging noise. He had a point, though she wasn’t about to admit it. “I feel sick.”
Addison’s patience was fraying, but it wasn’t Andy’s fault they were in this mess. No, this was all her doing. She’d been the one to screw up their picture-perfect life by getting conned by a not-nearly-perfect man. He’d looked like Mr. Right, and until a few days ago, she’d been sure he was the right man for both her and Andy. The only silver lining—and she was clinging to it—was that she’d learned the truth before the wedding.

To Honor and To Protect will be available in ebook and paperback from Harlequin Intrigue on June 1st! You can find our co-written titles listed at www.ReganBlack.com or my Amazon author page.

Live the adventure!
Regan

Any Port in a Storm (Jolie Gentil Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by Elaine Orr

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Someone is breaking into the houses Jolie appraises. When she realizes a new face in town is leading high school kids into trouble in those houses, Jolie's mad and lets him know it. Hayden offers to help her mind her own business, and a lot of people at the Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser for the food pantry hear her give him what for.

A hurricane's on the way to disrupt Talk Like a Pirate Day. When a corpse turns up under the pirate ship the next day, Jolie's looking like a suspect.

Soon she has less work. Who wants a possible murder suspect appraising their house? Scoobie's pirate limericks can't solve a crime, so Jolie and her sometimes buddy local reporter George Winters look for the murderer and try to figure out who's trying to frame Jolie. They need to stay ahead of whoever's mad at her and off the radar of the local police who tell Jolie -- for the hundredth time -- to butt out. All this and Jolie has to deal with Aunt Madge's blossoming love life. And what about her own?

For a cozy mystery with a dose of humor and a touch of romance, join Jolie and friends in Ocean Alley.

Excerpt:

In this excerpt for Any Port in a Storm. Jolie is about to learn that a helpful receptionist is not who she thinks she is.

"I'm so rude. I didn't tell you my name. It's Ruth. I've been with Mr. Hardin for almost ten years." She handed me a glass with ice and what looked like pinkish water. "I put some of that new flavoring in it." She gave me a big smile and returned to her desk.
I had really wanted plain water, but it was a pleasant taste, strawberry, I thought. I glanced at my phone again. The Grossos were ten minutes late. They lived very close to the office, so I was mildly irritated. And very sleepy.
It was another two or three minutes before I realized that I was more than tired. My eyes were out of focus. "I think, I think I better…" I stood and then quickly sat back down.
Ruth got up and walked toward me. Her friendly smile was replaced by a very menacing look. Or maybe two looks. It was hard to tell.
"You don't know who I am, do you?" she said, in a strident tone.
It took a great deal of effort to say, "No."
"Thanks to you, I don’t have any idea where my brother Joe is."
Crud. Joe Pedone's sister. "Are you, are you Mary Something?" I asked.
"Oh yes. Mary Jo. Joe Pedone's twin sister. And you and I are going to have a long talk." She walked back to her desk and fiddled with the phone for a moment.
It was very hard to think. I couldn't imagine that she would hurt me. Unless she was as screwy as her brother, who was not a nice man at all. I thought about Ramona. She knew what building I was in, but she had no idea of the suite. Not that it was a big building, but I wish someone knew where I was.
"Up you go." Mary Jo put her hand under my arm and helped me stand. "We're going into Mr. Hardin's office." She guided me to a chair that had a soft seat and upholstered arms, and picked up a roll of duct tape from the nearby desk and started to wrap it around my wrists, securing them to the arms of the chair.
This is not good. I just could not get my brain and limbs to cooperate. What did she give me?
"You're going to hear me out, and then you're going to tell the police that you were very, very wrong about my brother." She pulled a chair toward me and sat facing me.
Mary Jo's face was contorted in anger. "My Joe is a good man. He sent my mother a check every month. A good check. Now she has to live on Social Security and whatever I can give her, and it's not much. And I'm stuck working in this stupid office, watching the lawyers win tons of money for their clients. Do I get any kind of bonus when they win a big case? Not hardly."
She went on and on. My eyes had closed and then there was a loud whack and my head jerked back. She slapped me!
"You stay awake and listen to me!"
Her face was inches from mine, and I could see the spittle at the corners of her mouth. "What do you…what do you want?" The slap had made my neck hurt again.
"You are going to listen to me!" She was practically screeching now.
I realized she had probably picked five-thirty because the lawyers would have left, and maybe everyone else on this floor. My head wobbled, but I tried to look at her. I didn't want another slap.
"…and you're going to tell my mother you were wrong about Joe. Broke her heart, you did." She kept going. "I said listen to me!"
I was vaguely aware that her arm was raised, and I steeled myself for another slap.
"Ow! Let go of me!" Mary Jo yelled.
Someone had come into the room and shoved Mary Jo hard enough that she fell to her knees. And then Ramona was on Mary Jo's back and shoved her face into the carpet. And someone was screaming. I was pretty sure it wasn't me.
I heard a police siren, and then it stopped abruptly. Someone much bigger than Ramona and I ran into the office and he started shouting, too. If only these people would shut up.
Ramona was trying to unwrap the duct tape. "Jolie, Jolie! What did she give you?"
Really, I didn't feel that bad. It would be a lot better if I could lie down for a bit.


Friday, May 29, 2015

The Fearless Writer: Guest Post by Author Peggy Webb

When I’m not writing, I’m often reading. Currently I’m enjoying A Wide and Starry Sky, a fictionalized account of Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island) and his American wife. Somewhere in this book I discovered that RL Stevenson was called fearless because of his penchant for writing not only novels, but poetry, fiction and nonfiction articles and even song lyrics. I wanted to stand up and shout, YES! I can imagine he felt the same sort of hemmed-in panic I get at the very idea of having to do only one kind of writing.

Like Stevenson, I’ve spent the last thirty years writing such a broad range of fiction it’s impossible to pen me down. Do I write comedy? Yes, indeed. I cut my teeth on romantic comedies. Mystery? You bet. I get to flex both my comedic and my sleuthing muscles in the Southern Cousins (available now) and the Magnolia Wild series (coming this fall). Straight romance/women’s fiction? Yes, again. All you have to do is scroll through my list of more then 75 books to find straight romantic fare such as The Donovans of the Delta series and The Dixie Virgin Chronicles. Romantic suspense? Witch Dance and From a Distance. Song lyrics? You’ll find some of them in The Sweetest Halllelujah.
That leads me to my first love, literary fiction. The Sweetest Hallelujah and The Oleander Sisters as Elaine Hussey. The Tender Mercy of Roses as Anna Michaels. The Language of Silence as Peggy Webb. All of them recent books. All of them the very best work I’ve done. Ever!

And yet, writing literary fiction is so very intense, not at all the kind of story I can whip out in a few weeks. In fact, it took me more then ten years to write The Sweetest Hallelujah! And so I balance the intense times by penning more light-hearted fare and editing/revising my early romantic classics so you can enjoy them in digital format.

My latest book is Stars to Lead Me Home, a women’s fiction novel that made me remember why I love writing. The central characters are three women who have been friends for so long they can finish each other’s sentences. I have good friends like that, life-long friends who love me no matter what, who celebrate the good times and dispense chocolate and hugs in the bad times. Don’t miss this book! It will make you giggle and make you cry. You’re going to recognize these women, and I think you’ve going to love them.

Pub day is June 4th. You can preorder Stars to Lead Me Home: Love and Marriage, June, 2015 and save 50%. Because I love my readers, I’m also offering it at that price (eBook only) for the first three days after it goes live! Learn more about it at my website, www.peggywebb.com. As always, thanks for reading!

Peggy Webb

Foirget Me Not by Erika Marks Excerpt

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Book 3 of the bestselling Loveless and Dunn series

When aspiring-writer Mallory Reynolds packed up for New York City, she ditched more than her quiet hometown of Magnolia Bay—she left her high-school sweetheart, Josh Loveless, behind. But when the big city didn’t deliver big contracts on her novels, she turned to writing erotica under the pen name Farrah Ivory to spare her family any embarrassment. Soon, her scandalously-sexy series, The Lost Diaries of Scarlet, is a break-out hit. Just as Mallory begins to enjoy her sweet success, her publisher leaks her true identity and a media firestorm ensues. Exposed, she decides there’s nowhere to hide—except for home.

For Josh Loveless, getting over Mallory Reynolds hasn’t been easy, but he’s done his best to move on. For starters, he’s turned his love of the outdoors and rock-climbing into his own business. And just as things are starting to settle for him, he learns Mallory’s coming home to ride out her scandal, and suddenly his world is turned upside down again…

Can Mallory convince her friends and family that she’s still the same good-hearted girl they knew? And more importantly, can Josh trust the woman she’s become, and give her a second chance to rewrite their love story with a happy ending?

The Loveless and Dunn series
Book 1: Bet the House
Book 2: Pick Me
Book 3: Forget Me Not
A Very Married Christmas (A Loveless and Dunn Spinoff)
Stealing Hearts (A Loveless and Dunn Spinoff)

Excerpt:

Mallory Reynolds slunk lower in the driver’s seat, wishing she’d splurged for a rental car with tinted windows. She’d always dreamed of coming back to Magnolia Bay after making a name for herself—but this wasn’t what she had in mind.

As Main Street traffic slowed to a crawl, she surveyed the busy sidewalk, dread snaking in her stomach. So far she didn’t recognize a soul—she only hoped no one recognized her.

Maybe coming back to the Bay hadn’t been such a good idea after all—not that it was her idea to begin with. When she’d called her Aunt Delta the week before, it had only been to break the news of her publisher’s blunder, and to warn her mother’s sister that soon she would be seeing Facebook postings about how her sweet little niece, Magnolia Bay’s straight-A student, had been writing the scandalously sexy Scarlet Diaries series for the last two years under a pen name. But her Aunt Delta, ever the generous soul, had insisted that Mallory come back home to the Bay until the dust settled.

Driving south, watching the stretches of evergreens gradually thin to reveal the familiar expanse of her beloved Lowcountry marsh, Mallory had felt certain that whatever scandal she’d left behind in New York City couldn’t possibly follow her here. But now that she’d arrived—and steered straight into the town center—she feared she’d been hasty. Had she really been away from the Bay for five years? Some of the storefronts looked familiar to her, but plenty didn’t. And what about the pier—was that a wine bar? And since when were there food trucks lined up along the—

“Hey, watch it!”

At the loud voice, she swerved her gaze back to the road and slammed her foot on the brake just as the baseball-capped pedestrian smacked his palm on her hood.

“Oh my God.” Her hands shook as she struggled to lower the window and called out, “I’m sorry—I didn’t see you!”

The man came closer, close enough that she could see his eyes under the bill of his cap and recognition charged through her. She sucked in a startled breath. The faint beard and muscular arms didn’t compute, but she’d know those dark eyes anywhere.

“Josh?”

He squinted back at her. “Mallory?”

She tugged off her sunglasses. “I—I didn’t recognize you with all that…” She pointed to her own jawline.

“It’s not intentional,” he said. “I’ve been too busy to shave.”

She swallowed but the lump wouldn’t budge. When had he gotten so…ripped?

A horn sounded. She spun to scan the row of cars behind her.

“I could pull over,” she said.

“That’s okay, I can’t stop. I just came out to grab a bite—I have to get back to the store.”

She blinked up at him. “Store?”

“My store, Extreme Sports. I’m re-opening this weekend.”

He’d finally opened the store he’d always talked about? “That’s—Wow, that’s great.”

The horn sounded again. Josh gestured to the beater pickup she was glaring at in her rear view mirror.

“You better get moving before Mr. Rafferty rolls over you.” He gave her hood a friendly tap, far lighter than the angry whack he’d delivered earlier. “Welcome back.”

“Thanks,” she managed to answer as he walked off, her voice sounding as dazed as her thoughts.

When she heard the horn a third time, she pressed on the gas and lurched forward, forcing her eyes on the road ahead and not on the rear view mirror where she could see Josh reaching the sidewalk and disappearing inside Rocco’s.

Her heart sank with the gas pedal.

There it was. After five years, her and Josh’s first hello.

And it was as bittersweet as their last goodbye.




Free eBooks for May 29th

Hell Hounds Are For Suckers by Jessica McBrayer

Award winning and Amazon Top 100 series.

Vampire Lily Goodwill has coupled up and her BFF. Hannah is feeling alone and lonely. One night on a stroll through her favorite graveyard she is befriended by a small growling fur ball. The puppy refuses to leave and reluctantly she takes him in. She soon needs expert advice because the puppy won’t eat any of the expensive dog food she buys and burps fire.

Hannah consults her vampire friends and a friendly Djinn and finds out she’s got herself a Hell Hound. And more, the jinni warns, there is sure to be an owner in the somewhere. When a gorgeous demon shows up pounding on her door wanting his dog back, Hannah is suddenly in the middle of a humorous predicament. This is the second episode of the San Francisco Vampires.


Paradox - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts

Two mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help Grace Connors as she struggles to cope with the death of her father. But are the intentions of these strangers as innocent as they first seem, or is something far more sinister on their agenda?

Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, a race of fallen Angels clash with a ruling house of Angels. Their battle changes events in the Ancient World and the New World forever. A realm where a year can last centuries and an ancient, magical people still rule... A realm where even the immortals face danger.

A story that will indeed leave you asking... Who, When, Where? WHAT!

My name is Juliette. Nine hundred years ago, I died. Today, I am alive... This is my story.


Murder in Wonderland by Leslie Leigh

It's the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Allie Griffin, a middle-aged widow with a little too much time on her hands, is hosting a book club to celebrate. Things go worse than she could possibly imagine when, at the very first meeting, wealthy socialite Victoria Cardinal drops stone dead onto the floor – poisoned.

Allie immediately sets out to find out whodunit and why. Meanwhile, standing in her way is a motley assortment of characters, all residents of tiny Verdenier, Vermont, a quaint little town that holds a great deal of secrets. Also hindering her progress is Detective Harry Tomlin, a hard-nosed cop who has his eye on Allie as suspect number one.

Could the answer to the mystery lie within the pages of her beloved Alice?Join smart, sassy Allie Griffin as she dons her sleuth hat for the first time, determined to solve the case, and save her good name.

Background on the RC Investigations Team Created by V.R. Marks

Readers often ask me for a brief rundown of the RC Investigations series and it’s always a pleasure to share more details about these characters who feel as real as family to me.

The RC Investigations novels feature a team founded by Ross Carpenter and his closest friends, Rick Dreyer and Eva Battaglia. They worked together with an Army Special Ops team and now they specialize in investigative work for clients who prefer to keep things off the public record. Their specialized investigations approach also bridges the gap for overworked law enforcement departments. 

The characters really came to life for me as I wrote The Thief and with each book, it's fun to see those relationships develop as they protect and assist each other through various challenges.

Ross and Allie take the leading roles in The Thief:
Allie Williams is on the run with incriminating evidence proving her company's new wonder-drug is lethal. In a last ditch effort to save lives, she races to the safety of her hometown, hiding in plain sight among the close knit community where she'll definitely be innocent until proven guilty.

The Witness stars Rick and Nicole:
The sole witness to murder, Nicole Livingston has been living a shadow of the life she once dreamed of. When her apartment building goes up in flames, she sees a chance to escape her protected identity and reclaim life on her terms. But her plan goes awry when a handsome stranger intervenes, offering assistance she didn't know she needed.

The Hostage features Eva and Carson:
Former Special Forces analyst, Eva Battaglia, used to be the hunter. Now, in the quiet town of Haleswood, SC she blends her linguistic and computer skills as the team analyst for RC Investigations. When someone from her Army days decides to exact revenge, she goes from being the hunter to the hunted in a matter of days.

You can find a full list of my books, collections, and short stories at my Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/V.R.-Marks/e/B009KLZKEG

Code Name: Purple Fire: Seal Team 9 by Pamela Boles Eglinski

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The sacred bones of St. Peter are stolen from the Vatican. North Korea’s dictator claims to have them—demanding a ransom of $40 billion and missiles with nuclear warheads.

CIA agent Abigail Scott and SEAL Team 9 Commander Cooper Sinclair have fourteen days to retrieve the treasured relics and avert a nuclear holocaust. Will the tension between the two operatives help or hinder their mission? There is only one way to find out.

Excerpt: 

Abbie never went anywhere, not even on a morning jog, without a gun. Was it the Girl Scouts or the CIA that taught her to be prepared? Didn't matter--she never let her guard down. Tucked under her sweatshirt, at the small of her back, was a well worn holster. A Glock inside.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

One-Minute Meditation on Four Words: Living fast? Live better. Fast! by Sebastian Dacków

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 LIVE BETTER FAST!

>>> Try something new – completely different from meditations like „sit quietly and focus on your breath”!

You can improve your mood, your approach to life, relationships with people and even your physical and mental state by devoting only one minute to these changes! It’s not magic. It’s the One-Minute Meditation on Four Words. It’s the only one of its kind, as it was created by the author based on his many years of research and experience. Which is why you don’t need to have any experience in meditation!

You don’t need any equipment either. And you’ll find the entire Meditation right at the start of the second chapter!

>>> It’s short, simple and effective.

If you want to savor its soothing, multidimensional effects for more than a minute, you’ll also find different ways to do so. You can even develop it into a deeper 12-day program! It’s a unique, transforming experience...

It doesn’t matter how quick the pace of your life is, you can enjoy the wonderful effects of the One-Minute Meditation on Four Words anywhere, in any stressful situation – even with your eyes open!

>>> Do something good for yourself – it only takes a minute.

The Story of Jax and Dylan by Jamie Dean

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Dylan and Jax were typical best friends, until Dylan fell for Jax and kissed him the night before senior prom. Dylan had to move away before they could talk about it, so he has spent ten years thinking Jax hated him for that kiss.

Reconnecting on Facebook allows them to meet again, and they quickly become as close as ever, spending most of their free time together. Dylan falls for Jax a second time, even though Jax has a girlfriend and appears to be straight.

Important secrets about Jax may lie hidden in the books he's written, but Jax has asked Dylan not to read them, and Dylan refuses to break his promise. When the truth finally surfaces, their lives will never be the same.

Hell's Vengeance (Hell's Trilogy Book 3) by Martin Kaynan - $0.99!

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Two former Navy SEALs are on a vengeance motivated odyssey to find who gang raped, beat beyond recognition, and nearly killed the film industry’s current sex goddess with a massive heroin injection.

Her husband, Mel Stone, and her foster father, Bob Kinsdy, scour three continents to uncover the reason the assailants turned Moira Boyer, into a heroin addict.

With support in the form of a two million dollar reward, they find the “Why” that sets them methodically on a circuitous path after the “Who”.

But:
"Why" and "Who" do not stand up in court on their own.
Incriminating court evidence requires a specific syndrome of components, a creative Prosecutor and testimony that makes the reader react with: “Bravo”.

The final volume of the Hell Trilogy takes you on a writhing serpentine theme park type adventure. You become captive to a world of violence, the horrors of a drug addict's cravings and some highly innovative interrogation techniques Dick Cheney would applaud.

It ends in justice–real justice-for those who genetically believe feral emotions running amuck are vengeance free.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

eBook Deals for May 27th

Three River Ranch by Roxanne Snopek
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Needing a fresh start from her two-timing fiancé, Aurora McAllister answers a realtor's ad for a guesthouse on the beautiful, serene Three River Ranch. She shows up at Three River tired, heartbroken, and with no one but her trusty Labradoodle as a companion.

Cowboy Carson Granger has enough trouble in his life without adding a woman and her dog to the mix. There's the untamed mustang he's prepping to release into the wild, not to mention his father's crazy will, which stipulates that if Carson wants to fully inherit Three River, he'll need to find a bride. Carson wants nothing to do with love and especially not a marriage of convenience. But he soon realizes Rory, and everything she represents, might just be exactly what he needs.

Sometimes love arrives on your doorstep when you least expect it…


Life, Soul Being Soul by Carrie Louise
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It has been my discovery that no matter how happy, positive, or content I feel, living with more feels better. For me, "Life Soul Being Soul" makes each day feel better.

"Life, Soul Being Soul" is totally UNIQUE to each reader. Unlike the majority of self-help books, it is based on a daily routine of opening the book to a random page. This author's personal understanding of this process is that the page choice is not random but guided by God, Universe, or the user's belief in a higher power. This method means that each person's daily focus will most likely be different from every other user's.

There are approximately 200 word pages. On each page, there is one positive, inspiring word upon which to focus. The interpretation and use of the chosen word is left up to each reader, thus providing a wide-open avenue for self discovery. The book does not request change, although change is inherent in the process. The book does promote the possibility of discovering the inner self (soul) and becoming more content and involved with life.


Wicked Wager by Mary Gillgannon
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When hardened gamester Marcus Revington wins Horngate Manor in a card game, he's delighted to finally own property, and undeterred when he learns he must marry the heiress of the estate to claim it.

The heiress, Penny Montgomery, is happy with her life raising horses at Horngate and has no desire to wed anyone. When she discovers what her guardian has done, she comes up with a scheme to convince Marcus she's unsuitable as a wife so he'll give up his plan to marry her.

Who will win in this battle of wits and wills? Or will they both discover the name of the game is love?

The Daring Heart by Carmen Caine - FREEBIE!

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(Scotland, 1482) - To the scandalous Lord Julian Gray, marriage is a malady and nothing more.

How can a man even court a lass longer than a fortnight when there are so many pouting lips to kiss?

Roaming the courts of Europe, Julian appears to spend his time drinking wine, wagering gold, and dandling willing lasses upon his knee. But no one knows the man behind the mask. No one knows that he is Le Marin--Europe's most daring and brazen spy.

But everything changes the night he finds a dagger pressed against his ribs and an alluring hazel-eyed minx in his bed.

Born into the Vindictam, the renowned Venetian family of assassins, Liselle dreams of the day she will be allowed to practice the family craft. And when she is sent to the Scottish court, her dream is finally realized. But is it an honor ... or a curse?

As the threat of civil war looms over Scotland, and the king's own brother conspires with the English to put himself on the Scottish throne, Julian can't help but be distracted by the mysterious Venetian beauty and her many secrets.

But will it be his undoing?

Free eBooks for May 27th

The Glass Wall by Carmen Caine
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- A mysterious and dangerously handsome stranger ...
- A slightly jaded 17-year-old girl ...
- A paranormal world hidden within our own ...

17-year-old Sydney's only interest in life is flying under the radar.

But destiny has other plans when the tall, handsome, and unusual Rafael Channing moves into the neighborhood. Athletic and with killer looks, he wears black eyeliner like a magician and always seems to be there when she needs him the most.

What starts out as a light-hearted investigation with her gadget-happy foster father takes a serious turn when she discovers that Rafael isn't human. Add Jareth, the country's latest rock sensation, into the mix and Sydney is swept into a mysterious world of Tulpas, the Fae, and the Brotherhood of the Snake.

Sydney doesn't know she's a Blue Thread of Fate. She doesn't know the fate of humanity depends on her choice of whom to trust--Jareth or Rafael. And she certainly doesn't know that she's taken the first step on the unexpected path of love.


Witchwood Estate - Going Home by Patti Roberts

There is something very evil lurking in the woods surrounding Witchwood Estate... Witches, spells, ghosts, sprites, shape-shifters, wolves and more... For all those young at heart... Equal measure of both Magic and Evil.

Alexandria Santorini learns as a child that she comes from a long line of Harvey witches. Now, as a teenager, Alexandria must say goodbye to Catnip Cottage and the Barnabys, her loving guardians for the last twelve years, and go home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance. Witchwood Estate. The home where she was born and her parents were murdered. Her journey home becomes somewhat sinister, however, when she discovers that there are those who have other plans for her and her new friends…

Grab your broomstick/dustbuster out of the closet and come along for the ride!


Dare to Desire by Carly Phillips
Regularly $3.99

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he's intrigued, but there's a catch. He'll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort.

Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare's wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily.

But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it's to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Grateful for Graduation: Fantastic Gifts to Mark Life’s Milestones


Do you have a high school or college graduate in your life? Does she love to read? Don’t be the boring aunt, uncle, grandparent or parent who simply sticks money in a card. Get her something she can really use and enjoy as she moves into the next phase of her life.

eReaders and Tablets

There are dozens of great eReaders and tablets on the market today, most of which are multi-functional. Your graduate will not only be able to carry works by her favorite authors, but may even be able to access some of the digital versions of her otherwise very expensive college books. She’ll also be able to keep in touch via social media, keep her schedule straight, and maybe even relax once in a while with a game or two. It’s a fun gift she’ll love, and with so many options you’ll definitely be able to find one in your price range. 

This is Water, by David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace was an American Author who passed away in 2008. He had the opportunity to give a commencement speech only once, but what he said touched so many it was eventually turned into a hard-cover book (and can now also be found in eBook form). In This is Water, he talks about living a fulfilled adult life, learning compassion, and not getting caught up in the day-to-day. “It is about simple awareness – awareness of what is so real and essential, so hidden in plain sight all around us, that we have to keep reminding ourselves, over and over: ‘This is water, this is water.’”

The Freshman Survival Guide: Soulful Advice for Studying, Socializing, and Everything In Between

This one is great for the high school graduate going to college and I admit to playfully giving it to one of my cousins upon her graduation a few years ago. It’s written in a lighthearted manner that focuses less on the stress of going to college and more on the most effective and efficient ways to make friends and avoid disaster in the first few weeks of the new semester. The Freshman Survival Guide is a good, clean read – one you might even wish you had when you started college. 

Sure there are tons of other gifts you could give a graduate. Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, junk for a dorm room or locker, a year’s supply of coffee pods (that’s actually not a bad idea), gift cards, mugs… the list goes on. But a heartfelt gift that provokes thought and/or proves truly useful? That’s something the graduate you love will really appreciate and cherish.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Vampire's Penance by Jordan K. Rose

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Exposure to sunlight, silver binds and colloidal silver can make any vampire’s existence worst than miserable. Not to mention photographic evidence of Rafe Valentino’s weakest moment is now being shared with every member of The Vampire Guard. In barely a few hours Rafe went from being one of the most terrifying creatures to walk the earth to requiring round the clock nursing care. Now, forced to rely on the company nurse he can’t avoid the feelings he’s denied. But simply because they exist, doesn’t make them right, and if she knew the truth about his past, she’d throw out her nursing pledge and put a stake through his cold heart.

Maddie Van Kool never wanted anything bad to happen to any member of The Vampire Guard, not at all. She’s a nurse. She wants them all healthy. But if one does become injured it’s her job to care for him. Even if he’s the man she’s been pining over for ten years, the same one who’s avoided her as if she were made of silver and sunlight.

Is two hundred fifty years of solitude punishment enough for his sins? Can Rafe forgive himself enough to love Maddie?

Review:

I love this series. Jordan K. Rose creates such wonderfully sexy characters. Best of all, you can enjoy these as stand alone novellas. I highly recommend this book if you love paranormal romance, hot men, and sexy vampires. Can't wait for more! 

Pure Indulgence by Victoria Sue Excerpt

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Joe, an ex-detective and a popular Dom, wasn’t gay. Not one little bit. He told himself that all the time he fought the inexplicable attraction he had for the gorgeous young submissive, Adam. Yet when he learns a psychopath responsible for two murders has set his sights on Adam, and Adam disappears, it suddenly seemed far more important to tell him something else.

Joe realizes Adam has become more important to him than his next breath, but if he can’t track down the psycho that was torturing and murdering submissives, Joe won’t ever be able to tell Adam anything else again, it will be far too late.

Excerpt 1

He trailed the yellow mini until he came to a late night 7-Eleven. Joe frowned. Where the hell was Adam going? He parked the mini at the side. Joe pulled the truck up alongside the mini and got out. Maybe Adam needed some milk or something. Adam walked up to Joe and shuffled his feet a little. “Thanks for following me home.”
Joe looked at the shop, astonished. “Where do you live?”
Adam blushed. “My apartment’s around the back. You don’t need to follow me further—
I’m home now.”
A trickle of something Joe didn’t like wound its way down his spine. “Adam, I don’t care where you live. I just want to make sure you get in safe.”
Adam blushed again. “It’s small. I can’t afford much.”
“I don’t care. I’m not going until I know you’re in.” Joe firmly set off to the back of the store. 
Adam quickly caught up to him up and gestured to the fire escape. “It’s up there.”
Adam climbed the steps, Joe right on his heels. Joe saw the smashed padlock and the door ajar at the same time that Adam made a funny noise in his throat and took a step forward. Joe shot his arm out to block him.
Fuck. Last day on the job and he had no gun on him. Joe immediately stepped in front of Adam and pushed at the door. A smell like rusty nails hit Joe, and every hair on his arms stood up. Adam paled. Joe had been on the job too long not to have developed a strong stomach. “Stay here.”
He cursed again at his lack of a gun. Joe saw immediately the place was empty. It was one very small room, attached to a smaller space with a toilet just visible. Someone had attempted to close it off with a curtain, but that lay in tatters on the floor. The room was completely trashed. The drawers in the only chest were ripped open and smashed. Clothes had been torn and thrown about.
Joe heard a small gasp and whirled around to see Adam had taken a step inside the door. Joe followed Adam’s appalled gaze to the wall above what used to be Adam’s bed. On the wall, the only thing left on the wall was a blown up picture of Adam, the same one as the cover shot for the magazine. In what Joe knew was blood—from the smell—were scrawled the words:
Indulge me.


eBook Deals for May 22nd

Hot Flash by Kathy Carmichael
$0.99

What's the recipe for a happy marriage?

That's what chef Jill Morgan Storm wants to know, and according to responses to the "Marriage Satisfaction Surveys" she and her closest friends cooked up, the answer is to marry a traveling salesman who is rarely home.

Calm, Cool and Pre-Menopausal?

And Jill certainly deserves some happiness, after everything she's been going through. Her teen-aged son, who only speaks to her in French, needs college tuition. Her crazy mother is determined to find her a man--and only brings her unsuitable ones. A pesky schoolteacher keeps annoyingly trying to fix her life. She's begun experiencing hot flashes, especially when said schoolteacher is nearby. Her sous chef job is in jeopardy, and, most aggravating of all, her ex-boyfriend has absconded with her favorite skillet.

What's a single mom to do?


Faced with the answers to her surveys, she sets off to find the traveling salesman who can share her dreams. Along the way, can she find herself and a man who will claim her heart?


Her Wicked Ride by Tilly Greene
$2.99

Brian Mulligan fixes cars. He rides a Harley, is covered in tattoos and has spent time in jail. Since being released he’s tried to live a clean life, but he’s a bad boy with women, very bad and terribly sexy. Bondage, domination, and so much more, are his preferences when playing with the ladies, and there have been a variety until the last one.

For the first time, he had to work for a yes. All summer, they’ve had fabulously wild no-holds-barred sex, but one morning everything changes. With chaos in the garage, a cup of coffee in hand, and a half-naked Sherry Gonzales in his lap, his eyes are opened to wanting more with her. Brian’s solution is to go on a date, their first date.

The night starts out fine. They get wicked on the back of his bike before the nights takes a turn, but for the good or bad?

Note from Author: Her Wicked Ride, a contemporary erotic romance + D/s and tattoos, is 24k words and this is its first release.
 

Wicked Wager by May Gillgannon
$5.99

When hardened gamester Marcus Revington wins Horngate Manor in a card game, he's delighted to finally own property, and undeterred when he learns he must marry the heiress of the estate to claim it.

The heiress, Penny Montgomery, is happy with her life raising horses at Horngate and has no desire to wed anyone. When she discovers what her guardian has done, she comes up with a scheme to convince Marcus she's unsuitable as a wife so he'll give up his plan to marry her.

Who will win in this battle of wits and wills? Or will they both discover the name of the game is love?

Shadows of Outland by Jennifer Mccullah

$0.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers

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Stevie Bryant, better known by his classmates as Psycho Stevie, has it rough. Everyone believes that he killed his parents. Fourteen-year-old Stevie can’t remember what happened the night they died. Now a resident of the Jubilee Home, he struggles with loneliness, bullies and the very realistic hallucinations that he sees in the shadows. He can’t tell anyone at Jubilee what he sees, since they already think he’s crazy. Will he ever be able to find out what happened to his parents? What about the creatures in the shadows? Are they hallucinations or something else? Stevie wants answers and he’ll do whatever it takes to get them.

Review:

A truly great read and the beginning of what I feel will be a great series. It's a book that can be enjoyed by all ages, but perfect for middle school aged kids. I liked the characters, the budding romance, the fantasy...It's just a great read and I can't wait to read the next one. 

Logan Marsh by Jonathan Casif and Sneer Rosenfeld

$2.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers

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As evil sweeps over the kingdom, an ancient enemy rises. As dark secrets unfold and the shadow of death spreads, Logan Marsh, a young female elf, succeeds to unite forgotten heroes into battle, and to amaze them time after time.

A mysterious, sophisticated, laughter and full of action plot, shrouded with witchcraft and new fantastic creatures and races - all in one owesome fantasy book.

The new sensational thriller book in the fantasy realm. A fast paced page turner you will not be able to stop reading.

Free eBooks for May 22nd

Paradox - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts

Two mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help Grace Connors as she struggles to cope with the death of her father. But are the intentions of these strangers as innocent as they first seem, or is something far more sinister on their agenda?

Meanwhile, in a faraway realm, a race of fallen Angels clash with a ruling house of Angels. Their battle changes events in the Ancient World and the New World forever. A realm where a year can last centuries and an ancient, magical people still rule... A realm where even the immortals face danger.

A story that will indeed leave you asking... Who, When, Where? WHAT!

My name is Juliette. Nine hundred years ago, I died. Today, I am alive... This is my story.


Witch Sense: Part 1 by Alexis Kade
(Regularly $0.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers)

All witch Lara O'Connell wanted to do was dump her neglectful boyfriend and get on with her life. But thanks to a show of power he thought would charm her, her ex is stuck in wolf form. And until she turns him back, she’s stuck with him shedding all over her stuff.

The local Alpha werewolf, Stephen, will help her turn her ex back into a human—for a price. He needs Lara’s sensitivity to magic to figure out who is killing his people.

But with the FBI looking into Phillip’s disappearance, an Alpha trying to make kissy face with her, and a killer who can’t be too happy to have her on his trail, Lara’s problems are just getting started.

Witch Sense: Part One is the first part of the witch sense serial. Please note that parts may contain foul mouthed witches, sexy werewolves, and cliffhangers. All parts will be available through Kindle Unlimited. Happy reading!


Lost Library by Kate Baray

Lost Library brings together a mysterious, magical book and a quirky heroine to create the adventure of a lifetime!

John Braxton arrives unannounced on Lizzie Smith's doorstep looking for answers she doesn't have. She may have a magical book, but she hasn't a clue what to do with it--or even how to read it. And John's revelation that he's a Lycan isn't making the job any easier.

Before the code to the book can be cracked, Lizzie and John stumble into the middle of a power-hungry mastermind's plan. Caught up in one man's search for power, Lizzie soon begins to uncover surprising secrets about her past and powers. Can she and John put a stop to their new found enemy's plans?

Take a romp through the life of the quirky and well-meaning Lizzie as she discovers magic, creatures that go bump in the night, and maybe love.  

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Free eBooks for May 20th

The Kindling Heart by Carmen Caine
Regularly $2.99 or FREE for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers

(Scotland, 1478) - Ruan MacLeod was through with women. They were nothing but trouble.

Leaving the rash life of his youth behind, he returned to Skye, seeking peace. He never meant to split the clan or start a war with the MacDonald of Duntulm. He certainly never foresaw an arranged marriage to the most scandalous woman in Scotland. Even though she was twice his age, the size of a horse and mother to more than one illegitimate child, he agreed to secure his sister’s freedom.

However, even that plan goes drastically awry. On his wedding day, he finds himself faced instead with an enticing, green-eyed lass named Bree. A walking disaster, his bride immediately turns his world into chaos and threatens to melt his resolve never to love again.

Betrayed by her own mother, Bree flees to Skye, thinking only to reunite with her long, lost father. Instead, she finds herself wed to Ruan MacLeod as a replacement bride. When she is forced to remain in the castle, she is soon caught between brothers and the mentally ill wife of the laird.

Shy, yet strong, Bree embarks on a journey of independence and learns along the way that all men are not necessarily evil. In fact, one particularly brooding, yet gentle-hearted warrior is worthy of love, and she soon loses her heart forever.




Dare to Desire by Carly Phillips
Regularly $3.99


NY Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips turns up the heat in her newest sexy contemporary romance series, and introduces you to the Dare family... siblings shaped by a father's secrets and betrayal.

Quarterback Alex Dare, had it all -- an all-star football career and his choice of willing women -- until injury forces him into early retirement. When he is offered a ground-breaking position with a rival team, he's intrigued, but there's a catch. He'll be working alongside the same woman he callously hurt when she got too close for comfort.

Social worker Madison Evans grew up in foster homes and knows what it means to have-not. She isn't impressed by Alex Dare's wealth or charm. Not since she fell hard for him once before, only to discover she was just one of his too-easy conquests. This time around Madison refuses to succumb to Alex so easily.

But Alex wants Madison. And if there is one thing Alex does well, it's to get what he wants. Can he convince Madison to take a risk and dare to love?


Raven's Tale by Jessica McBrayer

Richard Chylton is a man out of time. Appointed as a keep in the Tower of London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, he hates what he sees happening to innocents accused of witchcraft. His mother is a midwife, always vulnerable to accusations, and his best friend as a child could make magick. Thorn loved to play tricks to entertain Richard, unknowing what she was and how dangerous her powers could be. She is a natural witch from a long line of powerful women, spirited away for her own safety, to relatives in Ireland when she was five and Richard was eight. But they had a connection that lasted through the years.

Their dreams of each other were really visions and when Thorn realizes that Richard is in danger she returns to London fully aware of the danger that might await her. What is the cost of true love?

Can it really live forever? 
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