Saturday, August 29, 2015

eBook Deals for August 29th

Her Perfect Life by Vicki Hinze
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From the USA Today Bestselling Author Vicki Hinze comes The Reunited Hearts, a romantic suspense series of standalone novels with couples in dangerous situations who reunite in atypical ways.

In Her Perfect Life, ex-POW Katie Slater is finally rescued. But coming home isn’t the sweet reunion she’d dreamed it would be. Everything that had made her life perfect is gone. Her husband’s remarried, her kids are strangers who call another woman mom, and her former co-pilot and best friend, C.D. Quade—the sexy best friend who’d deserted her in the desert—is all she has left. How is she supposed to cobble together any kind of life?

Katie struggles to determine what’s real and what are tricks of the mind, to build a new life and rebuild relationships, and she makes an astounding discovery. Her perfect life hadn’t been so perfect. But when she sees C.D.’s memorial to her—that she forever walks in his soul—Katie realizes this new life holds promise and could be perfect—if she has the courage to face her past and claim her future. If she has the courage to dare to love… 


Suckers Go to Hell by Jessica McBrayer
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What do you wear to a Holiday dinner party in Hell with your in-laws? When the Vampire Hannah falls in love with Diel, a hot Demon, things warm up in more ways than one. Her Life-mate’s parents, insist on meeting Hannah, so it’s off to Hell they’re bound. First Lily, Hannah’s BFF and a fashionista, takes the Goth girl in hand. Who knew she had legs? Everyone is stunned and ambiguous about the new look, a designer babe Ganja Girl. Of course you can’t go to Hell for the Holidays without your Hell Hound and you probably need to bring a devastatingly handsome Djinn friend, to get your back, just in case the in-laws aren’t as friendly as they claim to be. Hannah’s new duds aren’t the only surprises in store in this humorous paranormal Christmas tale.



Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Wine by Kathy Carmichael
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Fans of Lucy Kevin’s bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series will enjoy The Wedding Wine, a fun, sweet romance by Kathy Carmichael.

Mandy Owen wants nothing to do with romance, and her mother is all about bride gowns and wedding bells. Mom needs help planning this, her fifth, wedding and asks Mandy to come with her to the Rose Chalet for a wine tasting.

Successful businessman, Blake Morris, has returned home to save the old family winery. Morris Rivers Winery is a well-respected boutique vineyard that’s been in his family for four generations. He can't allow the family vineyard to wither on the vine. Because his wines are ideal for weddings, he contacts the Rose Chalet.

Rose Martin, owner of the Rose Chalet, is interested in offering Blake’s wines to her couples. Before making a final decision, she asks Blake to hold a wine tasting for one of her repeat customers, Mandy's mother.

At the wine tasting, Blake is bowled away by Mandy -- and the sparks flying between them are unmistakable. He's certain this savvy and charming spitfire is his perfect match.

Can Blake convince Mandy there’s something more to their attraction that mere chemistry? And if he does, will Mandy risk her heart for a chance at lasting love? 


Earl of Scandal by Mary Gillgannon
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When Christian Faraday wakes up in bed next to the wife of one his friends, he decides his life of pleasure-seeking and debauchery has gone too far. He vows to make a change and leaves London to seek a new start. On the way to a friend’s country home, he narrowly escapes a serious carriage accident. The driver of the other vehicle is Merissa Cassell, a pert, no-nonsense country miss who disdains all noblemen. As she berates him for his carelessness, Christian is intrigued. He’s never before encountered any woman like this tart-tongued rector’s daughter.

Although she tells herself that she has utter contempt for the arrogant Londoner, Merissa can’t help how her body reacts to Christian’s dazzling blue eyes, imposing physique and lazy charm. Realizing she can hardly leave him to freeze by the side of the road, she takes him back to the family home. Christian expects spending the night at the Cassell’s simple farmhouse will be a tedious bore. Instead, he is touched by Merissa’s sister Elizabeth’s warmth and hospitality. And the more he is around Merissa, the more intensely he finds himself drawn by her fresh-faced prettiness and stunningly independent attitude.

He tells himself it would be completely inappropriate to pursue an innocent like her, a denial of his vow to change his wastrel ways. But when a family crisis forces Merissa to make a scandalous proposition, Christian begins to realize this isn’t one of his usual dalliances, but an affair that will turn everything upside down and change his life forever.


Make You Burn by Megan Crane
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Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
 
Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.

Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.

Gather the Stars (Culloden's Fire Book 1) by Kimberly Cates

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An English Patriot…
British general's daughter, Rachel de Lacy, is betrothed to Sir Dunstan Wells, the hero of Culloden Moor, a man determined to crush the highlanders forever. When she is kidnapped at an officer's ball by her fiancé's nemesis—a fierce raider known as the Glen Lyon—she discovers the outlaw is none other than the branded coward Gavin Carstares, Earl of Glenlyon.

A Rebel Lord…
Haunted by the savagery of war, Gavin intends to use Rachel de Lacy as a bargaining chip to gain freedom and passage to France for the widows and orphans he’s rescued from Sir Dunstan’s vengeful sword.

A Price too High…
As passion flames between captor and hostage, Rachel discovers a new meaning for the word courage, and Gavin is faced with an impossible choice. Can he return the woman he loves to his brutal enemy, even if that is the ransom he must pay to win his orphans their freedom?

The "Culloden's Fire" series.

1. GATHER THE STARS (Gavin and Rachel)
2. ANGEL'S FALL (Adam and Juliet)
3. CROWN OF DREAMS (Myles and Devlin)
4. CROWN OF MIST (Creighton and Brianna) (Prequel)

August 2015 Book Spotlight Post from V.R. Marks: The Wrong Kind of Flame

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A Valentine’s Day wedding could turn into tragedy unless Deputy Carson Morris and Eva Battaglia can track down the arsonist behind a sudden rash of fires in Haleswood, South Carolina. 

As a reader, I always enjoy seeing how characters are doing after their happy ending and in The Wrong Kind of Flame, it was great to revisit Carson and dig a bit into his family.

This short story first debuted in the 2014 limited edition thriller collection My Evil Valentine. Yes, I’m aware Valentine’s Day is nowhere near, but I think you’ll enjoy this quick with fan favorite characters.

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

Billionaire Boss: Part One: Claiming Faith by Andie Devaux - FREE

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An interview that changed her life…

Faith is willing to do whatever it takes to get—and keep—a position with Lawrence and Associates. The job requirements are more satisfying than she could have ever guessed, but while sensual games are encouraged, falling in love is against the rules.

She must protect her heart…

Above all, Faith’s sexy, mysterious boss, Mr. Lawrence, is off-limits. To sign on for a long term deal, Faith will have to dig deep, and find the strength to walk away.

Will her boss be strong enough to bring her back?

Parts of this title were previously released as part of the Office Party serial. It has been rewritten and reedited prior to this release.
 
Review:
Warn your man before reading this book because when you're done he's going to be in for one Hell of a nice surprise. This book is HOT, fast-paced, and leaves you wanting more. This is not for the timid. It's for those that love high-charged erotica. So, so good!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lonesome October: A Cat's Halloween by Melanie Jackson

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October is the time of year when naked cornstalks quiver and the trees take off their clothes of red and gold, when the moon is stronger and the winds moan in the trees where owls hide. It is also time for the cats' Halloween, an illustrated story in verse, and other autumnal poems for children.

Review:

An enjoyable read for anyone that loves Halloween and Fall. The author has a fantastic way with imagery. I also loved the artwork throughout the book. All and all, it's a wonderful read that all ages can enjoy this Halloween season. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ever After by Racel Lacey Excerpt

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Olivia Bennett is not having a happy birthday. Instead of blowing out her twenty-nine candles, she’s stuck in jail, caught red-handed in a graffiti incident that (perhaps) involved one too many strawberry margaritas. Worst idea ever. The only bright side is that she ended up in the strong arms of the most gorgeous lawman she’s ever seen.

Pete Sampson (aka Deputy Hot Stuff) faces intense pressure from the sheriff to find out who’s behind a string of vandalisms. And after her spray-painting spree, Olivia is suspect number one. Still, Pete can’t stop thinking about her. Wanting her. Now he’s torn between his duty and his overpowering desire for the vivacious waitress. But he may have to bend the rules because true love is more important than the letter of the law . . .

Excerpt:
Red paint dripped from Olivia Bennett’s fingers. She tightened her grip on the metal canister in her right hand and gave it a solid shake. Beneath her feet, the ladder wobbled. With a startled squeak, she sent a burst of spray paint onto her boots.
“Sorry, Liv,” Terence called from below.
“Watch it, will you?” She pressed her palm against the cool, corrugated metal of the factory wall and took a deep breath. Then she lifted her right hand and pressed the valve on the spray paint canister, forming a brilliantly red “S” on the side of the building.
“Almost done,” Kristi said.
Easy for her to say, standing safely on the ground next to Terence. At the top of the ladder, Olivia fought to keep her balance as the remnants of several margaritas sloshed in her stomach. Hell of a way to end her twenty-ninth birthday.
The beam of Kristi’s flashlight cast Olivia’s shadow in stark silhouette over her red-painted message. She leaned right to spray another “S” but couldn’t reach. She’d have to come down and move the ladder to continue, but a muffled sound captured her attention.
Mew.
The sound was soft yet keening. A kitten? Some other baby animal? She craned her head, peering into the darkness. “Did you guys hear that?”
“Hear what?” Terence asked, his tone wary.
“It sounded like a kitten.”
Kristi panned the flashlight around them, plunging Olivia into darkness. She leaned a hip against the side of the building to steady herself.
“I don’t see anything,” Kristi said.
“Okay, put that light back on me so I can get down.”
The flashlight’s beam once more illuminated her, and Olivia scrambled quickly to solid ground. “I heard some kind of little animal crying while I was up there, so keep an eye out.”
“Will do.” Terence moved the ladder over so that she could reach the next section of wall to be painted and held it steady as she climbed back up.
Six letters to go, and they were out of here. Terence would drive them to his place for a post-graffiti celebration. Olivia was in no condition to drive herself anywhere tonight. Adrenaline mixed with trepidation as she stood at the top of the ladder yet again. The margarita buzz had faded enough to know she was doing a crazy, stupid thing that wasn’t going to do a damn thing to help the chickens who arrived here daily, their only hope that death would be quick and merciful.
Based on what the undercover cameras had captured, that hope was slim.
She ground her teeth, her fingers clenched around the spray can. It was inhumane the way those birds were treated. Actually, it was inhumane the way most factory-farmed animals were treated, but this was happening right here in her little hometown of Dogwood, North Carolina.
Mew.
A flash of white fur caught her eye, disappearing into the bushes behind the factory. If it was a kitten, it was tiny. Was its mother nearby? There weren’t any houses for miles around. Dammit. Now she was going to have to go on a kitten hunt before she went home. She couldn’t leave it out here to fend for itself.
“Hurry up, Liv,” Kristi called from below her.
Olivia raised the canister and let loose another blast of red paint. She’d just started “I” when the sound of an approaching vehicle reached her. Her finger slipped, and a fresh coat of paint soaked her hands.
Kristi and Terence must have heard it too, because the flashlight shut off, leaving her at the top of the ladder in pitch darkness, afraid to move. Headlights slashed through the night from Garrett Road, some two hundred feet to her left. They slowed, then tires crunched over gravel as the car turned into the factory parking lot.
Christ on a cracker.
“Get the hell down, Liv. We’ve got to get out of here!” Terence whispered.
A swirl of blue lights turned the night into a kaleidoscope of oh, s***. She pressed against the side of the building, stymied by paint-slickened fingers as she fumbled for the top of the ladder.
She was so not getting arrested on her birthday.
Except that she so was. A spotlight shone from the cruiser, illuminating her in a blaze of light so bright she could do nothing but press a hand over her eyes and count how many ways spray-painting Halverson Foods’s chicken-processing plant had been a bad idea.
The ladder shifted beneath her, and she groped for the top rung. The combination of the spinning blue lights with the piercing glare of the spotlight was seriously disorienting.
“Hands where I can see them,” a male voice boomed.
She shoved her hands into the air, managing to smack herself in the face with the can of spray paint in the process. It fell to the ground with a muffled thump. Oh, this sucked.
“Come down from the ladder, nice and slow, and keep those hands up,” the cop instructed. He sounded nice-ish. Maybe he’d go easy on her. Maybe…
Awkwardly, she fumbled with her right foot for the next rung of the ladder. It swayed dangerously to the side. “Terence!” she hissed, her fingernails scoring metal as she tried to steady herself.
Silence. She looked down, but the spotlight’s glare blinded her, preventing her from seeing past her own paint-spattered boots. “Terence? Kristi?”
She managed to get her foot settled onto the rung and took a step down. No answer came from her friends. What the hell?
She lifted her left foot to take the next step, and the ladder just dropped out from beneath her. One second it was there, the next she was plummeting through space.
“Oomph,” came a masculine grunt, as she slammed into someone’s chest and big, strong arms closed around her.
“Terence?” Her voice was a squeak, because Terence was nowhere near this strong, and he didn’t smell as good either. This man smelled faintly of cinnamon, his arms solid as steel behind her thighs, and based on the hard bulge stabbing into her kidney, he was also armed.
Oh, crap. Crap. Crap!
“Sorry,” he answered her question, setting her roughly on the ground. “Not Terence.”
“Oh.” She staggered, still blinded by the spotlight aimed at her. Disoriented, she turned her back and blinked at her shadow on the factory’s gray wall. Terence and Kristi had deserted her. Bastards.
“Keep those hands where I can see them,” Invisible Cop said.
With a sigh, she placed them on the wall before her. Her hands glistened blood-red in the harsh light. She had been caught red-handed. Dammit. She’d always hated being a cliché.

My Southern Bride (The Texas Two-Step Series, Book 4) by Kathy Carmichael

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A freak Texas Storm leaves Lori Palmer trapped with her worst nightmare: hunky rodeo cowboy Monty Joe Nelson, who knew her before she reinvented her life.

Injured by the storm, Monty Joe is forced to rely on Lori to care for him and his farm. But he doesn't trust Lori now any more than he did before she supposedly became a 'better person.'

For Lori, proving herself less-selfish by juggling a barn full of demanding animals and one cranky cowboy will be easy. Tripping into an intimate moment with a man who can't return love... that will ruin all she's worked to become.

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP, in series order
Chasing Charlie
Country Courtship
Courting Trouble
My Southern Bride
Western Pleasure (a novella)

ABOUT KATHY CARMICHAEL:
Bestselling author Kathy Carmichael was born and raised in Texas. Now she resides on Florida's west coast with her Scottish husband, three cats, a part-time dog and a huge collection of dust bunnies. www.kathycarmichael.com

For Love of the Rose by Mairi Norris Excerpt

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He killed her beloved husband.

Or did he?

When former Saxon rebel Cynric of Wulfsinraed meets Ysabeau Maci, he knows he has found the woman of his dreams. But even as he begins his determined pursuit of the lovely Norman widow, his past abruptly returns to haunt him.

Two years earlier, in a raid by Saxon rebels, Ysabeau’s husband was killed by a warrior with hate-filled emerald eyes. Cynric’s moss-green gaze reminds her of that awful day. As she comes to know him, she cannot resist his gentle smile or the thrill of his touch, but the feelings he arouses are increasingly tinged with fear he may be the green-eyed warrior who destroyed her life.

Their uneasy relationship is further tested when Cynric’s best friend, Brunwulf of Blackbridge, who shares Cynric’s rebel past, flees to him for sanctuary with his betrothed, Heagyth of Jorvick. Hard on their heels is a troop of Norman warriors intent on capturing them to face the judgment of King William.

Ysabeau’s suspicions, Heagyth’s flight from Norman justice and Brunwulf’s involvement in the assassination of a powerful Norman bishop force Cynric’s hidden past into the open. The resulting conflict threatens to rip their world apart before they can build the new lives they covet.

Excerpt:

“You say your daughter needs new work for her hands. Has she a special skill?”
“She was housekeeper for seven years in the home of her lord. Arnulf says the man was loath to give her up, for she was adept in her management of his household. She is welcome to stay with us for as long as needful, but still I regret I know of no holding in need of one so competent as our Ysabeau.”
Cynric stopped and stared at the reeve, then remembered to close his mouth. No coincidence was this, but mayhap, the intervention of the Fates! By the time Bernard turned back to see why he was no longer at his side, his smile was wide. “I believe I may have the answer to part of your daughter’s need, Sir Bernard. ‘Tis a happy chance that Romleygh is currently in need of a housekeeper. Rather desperately so, I fear. Aye, ‘tis truth,” he said at the hopeful look on the reeve’s face. ”Romleygh’s housekeeper served the manor for nigh to thirty years, but she grew too old to continue. She went to live with her children some months past. The women brought in to replace her have been let go.” He grinned. “The lack of someone competent to run the household has become no small problem for us all. My lord Vesli did task me with the search for a woman to fill the role once I came here. Methinks he would be most unhappy did I return without fulfilling his charge.”
“By the saints!” Bernard pounded his back. “I find this state of affairs most satisfactory. We will speak of this soon to Ysabeau. If she agrees, you have your new housekeeper, though her mother and I desire a short stay with us, first.”
“We have survived for some months without one. Methinks we can manage another few weeks, though you may hear the groans of my lord from here when he learns I brought her not with me on the moment.”
Bernard’s burst of laughter brought them nigh the cottage, where they halted. “Look there, ‘tis Ysabeau now. See, she speaks with the children.” His smile faded as his grandson fled toward the stables. “Alard runs away, anger in his stance.” He sighed. “Despair haunts my daughter’s heart. I love her, Cynric. I want to see her whole again, and content. If you but be kind to her, ‘twill be enough.”
Cynric barely registered the older man’s words. The previous eve, when he met Ysabeau in the shadows of falling night, he thought her lovely. The woman now standing in full sunlight, watching her son stalk across the yard, took his breath away. She was the most enchanting female he had ever seen, despite that unhappiness etched the flawless skin of her face. Beneath her veil, strands of reddish brown hair of a shade similar to the fur of the forest squirrels glinted with highlights of gold. Like one of Gemma’s pink roses in full blossom she was, but more alluring than they. No child was she, but a mature woman with a soft, full mouth and comfortable, motherly curves that prompted feelings both carnal and compelling, among them a startling need to ease her pain. From within the depths of his soul surged awareness she might be the one for whom he had waited all his life.
So taken aback was he—no other woman had ever made such an instant impact upon his senses—at first he thought ‘twould be a struggle to answer his companion, only to find the words came easily.
He spoke without taking his eyes off of her. “I doubt not, Sir Bernard, your request will be the easiest task given to me since my birth.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

eBook Deals for August 26th

Small Town Secrets by Roxanne Snopek
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The graduating class of Cherry Lake High School is celebrating their freedom with the traditional camp-out in the Jackson Cherry Orchard on the banks of Flathead Lake, Montana. Among the revelers are four cousins, the grandchildren of town founder and patriarch Nate Jackson, a man who knows first-hand how a life can change on grad night and the personal sacrifices that may be necessary months later.

Joining him on his annual vigil as twilight descends is Pansy Oppenheimer, a free spirit, who left Cherry Lake after graduation to wander the world. She mysteriously returns years later when Nate needs her friendship the most. As they keep watch at the edge of the orchard, they reminisce about their lives and choices; none of them easy, but all of them necessary. Nate and Pansy feel that they are guardians of the town, its children and keepers of their secrets.

Little does anyone know that they harbor a secret of their own…


Witches Don't Back Down by Meredith Allen Conner
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Kate Storm is running out of time. Her long lost aunt Morgause - the one with the grudge - is getting closer and closer to finding Kate. And Kate is going to have to come up with some serious skills in order to fight her. She’s working on it, but she has other things that need her attention too: Her hit-man channeling Chihuahua is trying to get in touch with his inner beast. Her un-dead best friend, Morgan, is obsessed with Karaoke. A new client is using Black Magic and her high school rival has signed up to use Kate’s matchmaking services. It’s enough to drive a witch crazy. Kate, however, is determined to triumph and have a chance at her own happily-ever-after with her demon boyfriend, Ash. Because if she can’t find a way to defeat her aunt and break the curse she’s under she’ll not only lose that chance, she may lose her life as well.


Dangerous: PLUS Free Bonus Read - A Curious Proposal by R.G. Alexander
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Do you like it Dangerous?

Brady Finn has been a cop and a Marine, but he's never been in a situation as dangerous as this one. Waking up naked in the bed of a man he's wanted for months--with no memory of how he got there--was only the beginning.

Rope Dom Ken Tanaka knows kink isn't Brady's scene, but he still can't resist the tall, redheaded Boy Scout. When their search for a missing person requires Brady to go above and beyond the call of duty, they'll both do what needs to be done for the mission--and give in to the undeniable passion between them.

Will their explosive chemistry last once the job is over? Or will taking that chance be more dangerous than either man is willing to risk?

Warning: Explicit male/male sexy times. Voyeurism with a touch of noncon, role playing, rope. And, once again, very serious about the graphic gay sex. I'm not sure why you don't believe me... Also? An Evil League of Evil! Good kink vs scary villain kink (you've been warned), Finn Club rules and the aftereffects of The Great Rumming of 2015. I SAID RUMMING. Dirty minds.

!!!BONUS FREE READ!!!

A Curious Proposal: An Owen and Jeremy quickie

You should at least read the first chapter of Dangerous before starting this.



Make You Burn by Megan Crane
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Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.

Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.

Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.

Free eBooks for August 26th

Lonesome October by Melanie Jackson

October is the time of year when naked cornstalks quiver and the trees take off their clothes of red and gold, when the moon is stronger and the winds moan in the trees where owls hide. It is also time for the cats' Halloween, an illustrated story in verse, and other autumnal poems for children.


Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael
 
Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys.

Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas's most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend. Charlie, his local librarian, seems the prefect choice.

Charlie's first reaction is to run, but she's promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine. When Charlie accepts, Davis's plan is set. But now Charlie's sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart.

Chasing Charlie is the first sweet romance in the Texas Two-Step contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Kathy Carmichael. 


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.


Paradox - Progeny of Innocence by Patti Roberts

The Saga continues... Medieval themes

Long ago, in an almost forgotten realm, a race of fallen angels clash with a ruling house of angels.

Their battle changed events in the ancient world and the new world forever.

A realm where a year can last centuries and an ancient
magical people still rules, even the immortals face danger.

Trapped between the old world and the new is Grace, a girl cursed with horrific visions and memories from a past she does not understand.


Jane the Hippie Vampire by Lisa Lane 

She's broke and homeless. She's a vegetarian. She's undead.

Jane has had one hell of a time ever since she bumped into the wrong guy during the Summer of Love, but she's taken it all in stride. Wandering from town to town, she seeks out the needy and the broken in hopes of breaking the curse that's left her bloodthirsty and forever seventeen.

In this first novella in the dramatic horror series, Jane the Hippie Vampire, Jane crosses paths with a middle-aged man who's encountered her kind before--but he seems happy just to have the company. Of course, appearances can be deceiving, and his secret might just prove to be the end of her.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8th Round by TC O'Reilly

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The story is about a man named Jacob(Jakes) Patrick Wallace who is sent back in time over various lifetimes. He thus carries knowledge of a global plague called the Husk plague, that causes people to go crazy and bloodthirsty, that will spread throughout the earth and that leaves only him with the power and knowledge to try and stop it. Throughout the book he deals with various people in his life including a love interest named Julia Baldacci and his younger brother named Andy. This first book mainly sets the scene of the oncoming plague by giving glimpses of the future in 2017 etc but mainly plays out over a period starting from 1995 up to date. The ebola virus which ravaged west Africa during 2014 plays a central theme in the book and helps to set the pace of the oncoming plague. The antagonist in the story is for the first part mainly played by a man called Rudansky who forms part of a larger group of people which is mainly referred to as the Company. The Company helps to set the scene for a larger worldwide conspiracy which dates back as far as the early 1600’s. With the VOC as the main background of this conspiracy, hence the settings in Amsterdam. Jakes however also starts to develop certain abilities which helps him to be stronger, faster and even some psychic abilities which helps him throughout the book from time to time. Later in the book it becomes clearer that even the main antagonist Rudansky is merely a puppet for the bigger threat namely a man called Lord wittenheer who is the creator of the company and who has lived since the 1600’s. Later in the book it also becomes clear that this man also happens to be the father of our main character unbeknownst to the main character though which is off course only revealed to him at the very ending of the book. The book ends with Jakes still in 2014 facing off against his father in a dream that he had, setting the scene for the second book which bring us closer to the release of the actual virus and the effect it will have on civilization, with the virus taking a equal but secondary role to jake’s main battle with the company who is still trying to reclaim the world as their own.

Winning Back His Wife by Melissa McClone

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Her first love…

When Sarah Purcell ends up in hospital, she's shocked to find the dreamy doc by her bedside is her soon-to-be ex-husband, Cullen Grey!

Sarah's reluctantly released into Cullen's care, but he's as emotionally distant as ever, and her old insecurities bubble over. Surely the new life he's forged for himself in Hood Hamlet proves he can live without her?

Their second chance?

Caring for his wife 24/7, this time Cullen won't bury his feelings. As the tremors of their old attraction erupt, he has one thing on his mind: it's time to bring his wife back by his side—where she belongs.

Friday, August 21, 2015

eBook Deals for August 21st

Sweet Home Carolina by Kim Boykin
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Darcy Vance has sunk every cent she has into making Mimosa House the best bed and breakfast in Magnolia Bay. But the key to her success lies in the hands of the Historic Preservation Society run by the Bloom bitches who are embarrassed about their father’s connection to the storied house and they have no intention of validating it with a spot on the society’s registry.

After losing his PGA card, Trent Mauldin has come home to Magnolia Bay to lick his wounds and has no plans to stay. Until he falls for Darcy. Things heat up between the two until Trent’s good intentions to help Darcy go sideways. While Darcy works to save her house, Trent fights to win her back and keep her in Magnolia Bay for good.


Sucking in San Francisco by Jessica McBrayer
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Working at a Suicide Prevention Center in San Francisco, Lily Goodwill thinks she’s heard it all—then she gets a call from a man about to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Something about the caller, maybe his yummy British accent or Lily’s ability to understand his crushing ennui, makes her break all the rules and rush to meet him. After all, she is a vampire and if she can’t talk him down she can glamour him.

But things don’t go according to plan. Her caller glows with blue fire and turns out to be a vampire-hating Djinn. Suddenly, for the first time in centuries he’s found something intriguing. Is Lily really a vampire with a conscience and an obsessive-compulsive disorder, involving Handi-wipes and Lysol, or is she just another bloodsucker?

Add in another vampire, with a history of female lovers stretching over three centuries, who swears he’s reformed and declares his undying love for Lily. Stir in a mean pair of witches and a vicious warlock, who are staking vampires around the city and you have a recipe for riotous adventure of supernatural proportions.

Lily Goodwill is a quick thinking, smart-talking vampire who’s still figuring out how she feels about dining al fresco in the City by the Bay.


Her Perfect Life by Vicki Hinze
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From the USA Today Bestselling Author Vicki Hinze comes The Reunited Hearts, a romantic suspense series of standalone novels with couples in dangerous situations who reunite in atypical ways.

In Her Perfect Life, ex-POW Katie Slater is finally rescued. But coming home isn’t the sweet reunion she’d dreamed it would be. Everything that had made her life perfect is gone. Her husband’s remarried, her kids are strangers who call another woman mom, and her former co-pilot and best friend, C.D. Quade—the sexy best friend who’d deserted her in the desert—is all she has left. How is she supposed to cobble together any kind of life?

Katie struggles to determine what’s real and what are tricks of the mind, to build a new life and rebuild relationships, and she makes an astounding discovery. Her perfect life hadn’t been so perfect. But when she sees C.D.’s memorial to her—that she forever walks in his soul—Katie realizes this new life holds promise and could be perfect—if she has the courage to face her past and claim her future. If she has the courage to dare to love…


Dare to Seduce by Carly Phillips
$3.99 - Coming November 17th

Alpha billionaire businessman, Max Savage has had a thing for Lucy Dare for as long as he can remember but he values his long standing friendship with her brothers too much to cross the line. When Lucy shows up at an engagement party on the arms of another man, Max doesn’t like the changes he sees in her and vows to make her his own.

It’s now or never. Max can think of one way to convince Lucy she’s with the wrong guy. He’ll dare to seduce her … no matter what the consequences. 






Teen Life, Soul Being Soul by Carrie Louise
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A Unique, Simple, and Friendly book that provides easy access for enhancing the whole you. If you have ever read words that seemed meant just for you, and you wanted to keep them close to you, Teen Life, Soul Being Soul makes this experience possible on a daily basis.

What do you find yourself worrying about? Everyone has worries. We spend a part of our day tossing around a worry, often without finding an answer. It's rather like playing a sport where all the players are throwing around several balls and rarely making points.

Sometimes we want and need to practice focusing.

This book provides each reader with a unique, simple, and friendly way to add daily focus to his or her life.

A proven way to make your book effective is for you to randomly choose one word each day. And, although you may not realize it, by turning your attention to that word a few short times during the day, you will experience less worry and be more focused.

You'll now find that you are officially involved in your life, and that the process has probably happened rather easily.

Life will soon change from hours of randomly tossing around a ball (worrying) into days with a greater possibility of scoring points (being happier).

Summer Of Zombie : 12 eBook Box Set

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For a limited time only! Get your Zombie Apocalypse fix here: 13 of today's Best Selling Zombie authors bring to you this ebook box set of 12 books to start off the Summer of Zombie tour. 818,631 words 356 chapters to fill your summer!



A Shrouded World: Whistlers

Mark Tufo & John O'Brien

When two worlds collide...

Jack Walker and Michael Talbot come from two worlds; the same, yet different. They both find themselves transported into an alien one, where things aren't as they seem.



Bob The Spy

Jaime Johnesee


Bob is back, join him and his pal Face as they do their bumbling best to try and stop a plot to overthrow the world's governments.



Loose Ends

Jay Wilburn

Loose Ends is the story of three cooks and a mute boy (the narrator) who are the only survivors of a raider attack after the zombie apocalypse. They proceed to look for a new home, but in the process uncover the darkness in each other's pasts.



Undead Drive-Thru

Rebecca Besser

When Kyndra, Colleen, and Jose apply for jobs at a diner that has seen better days and is undergoing renovations, they have no idea what they're in for.

Aunt-B and John have a horrible secret, and when it's unleashed on the unsuspecting employees of the diner, things get . . . complicated.



Trudge: Surviving the Apocalypse

Shawn Chesser

For Cade Grayson, husband, father, and former Delta Force operator, that one warm sunny Saturday in July--later to be labeled Z-Day by some anonymous person probably long dead--began like all the others before, and none since.



T-Minus Zero

Jack Wallen

"Lights! Camera! Zombies!

In this prequel to the I Zombie series, the Zero Day Collective hires an award-winning director and Hollywood film crew to document the first-ever release of the Mengele Virus. Death is ready for its close up... are you?"



Humanity's Hope: Camp H

Greg P. Ferrell

Mankind has always worried about the end of its days and that time has come in the form of a Zombie plague. A group of friends have banded together to create a safe haven they call Camp H, for hope. They are unaware of approaching danger on two horizons that will take them to their limits to survive. One among them may hold the key to humanity's salvation.



Benton: A Zombie Novel

Jolie du Pre'

The First Zombie Book of Jennifer Benton's Adventures

Zombies have killed everyone in the Benton household--all except twenty-something Jennifer. She's escaped her bedroom, but what now? Waterbank, Illinois is overrun. Where can she go?



The Orphans: Origins

Mike Evans


When one man pushes science past it's breaking point, an unimaginable hell is unleashed on society. The Orphans: Origins Vol I is a zompoc tale like no other before it. Biochemist Frank Fox lost his wife to cancer eight years ago. He'd been recruited by the military to work on a classified mission for a cure that could save tens of thousands soldiers.



Dead Hunger II

Eric A. Shelman

As Flex, his niece Trina, Gem, Hemp and Charlie brave the wild world teeming with the walking dead, they make up the rules as they go along.



Dying Days: Origins

Armand Rosamilia

The prequel tale to Tosha Shorb, featured in Dying Days 2 zombie novella as well as short stories set in the Dying Days world.

Includes two bonus stories



Odium: The Dead Saga

Claire C. Riley

It's better to die by the gun than die by the dead.

Nina's life was irrevocably changed when humanity's dead began to rise.

Now, she lives behind the walls.

Nina finds out that the deaders aren't the only thing to fear beyond the wall.

And that fear will not be ignored, or Forgotten.

Free eBooks for August 21st

Paradox - Progeny of Innocence by Patti Roberts

The Saga continues... Medieval themes

Long ago, in an almost forgotten realm, a race of fallen angels clash with a ruling house of angels.  Their battle changed events in the ancient world and the new world forever.
A realm where a year can last centuries and an ancient
magical people still rules, even the immortals face danger.
Trapped between the old world and the new is Grace, a girl cursed with horrific visions and memories from a past she does not understand.







The Dixie Virgin Chronicles: Belinda by Peggy Webb

Sweet, sassy, and laugh aloud funny, this 7-book series follows seven women from the Deep South who met at summer camp when they were in pigtails and remained best friends. Now in their early twenties - some in college, some in new jobs - they've set out to find Mr. Right while breaking all the rules...except Rule 4!

Belinda, an old-fashioned girl who never had the advantage of a college education, lands a job as nanny and falls in love with her boss. But getting him to fall in love with her requires a lot of scheming by the Dixie Virgins.






Doctor Who: The Time Lord Letters by Justin Richards
Coming September 29th!

No one could travel through time—past, present, and future—as much as the Doctor does without leaving an impression. Much of what we know about this mysterious figure comes from the planets he saves and the monsters he defeats. But we've had little knowledge of his writings until now.
The Time Lord Letters is a collection of more than one hundred letters, notes, and jottings both by and to the Doctor—correspondence by turns entertaining and inspiring, funny and flippant, brilliant and incredible.

From the Doctor's plea to the Time Lords to help end the War Games to an extract from the written defense he submitted at his subsequent trial; from his application for the post of Caretaker at Coal Hill School to his apology to the Queen for missing dinner; from telepathic messages to the High Council on Gallifrey to his famous letter to Santa Claus—The Time Lord Letters captures the best and most dramatic moments of an impossible life.

You'll never see the Doctor in quite the same way again.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sweet Home Carolina by Kim Boykin -- $0.99!

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Book 3 of The Lowcountry Lovers series

Darcy Vance has sunk every cent she has into making Mimosa House the best bed and breakfast in Magnolia Bay. But the key to her success lies in the hands of the Historic Preservation Society run by the Bloom bitches who are embarrassed about their father’s connection to the storied house and they have no intention of validating it with a spot on the society’s registry.

After losing his PGA card, Trent Mauldin has come home to Magnolia Bay to lick his wounds and has no plans to stay. Until he falls for Darcy. Things heat up between the two until Trent’s good intentions to help Darcy go sideways. While Darcy works to save her house, Trent fights to win her back and keep her in Magnolia Bay for good.

The Lowcountry Lovers series
Book 1: Flirting with Forever
Book 2: She's the One
Book 3: Sweet Home Carolina
Book 4: Just in Time for Christmas
Book 5: Caught Up in You

Book Spotlight for Last Strike by Regan Black

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Can a single-minded assassin reclaim his humanity? 

For years Last Strike has faithfully served Unknown Identities, the covert agency that saved his life. With no memory of his previous identity, he's become exactly what the program needs him to be: an unstoppable assassin. 

Dr. Daria Johannson joined a top secret scientific research team with the noble goal of preventing loss of life on the battlefield. When they used her innovations to turn her first patient into a cold-blooded killer, she vowed to make amends and expose the dangerous UI program. 

When Daria becomes Last Strike's target, her only hope of escape is reminding him of the past he's forgotten. With her life in his hands, will he follow his training or fight for a chance to live - and love - again?

Unknown Identities - an alternative for elite soldiers and spies facing criminal charges... if they can survive the program.


Excerpt from Last Strike

Colfair, Iowa
March 25, 2:45 p.m.

Last Strike stood sentry on the sidewalk near the black sedan, heedless of the wind tugging at his long coat. Hands relaxed at his sides, eyes sheltered by dark sunglasses, he resembled the rest of the protection detail stationed around town.
That faulty assumption would be the last mistake of any attacker who managed to get this close to the man inside the car. Being underestimated was one of the things he enjoyed about his job. It gave him one more advantage in a deck already stacked in his favor.
“Boston in February. Yes. That is the logical explanation.”
Last Strike heard his boss’s voice through the cracked window. He didn’t bother to speculate or put the words into context. Not his job. His boss, code name Messenger, had global interests, while he had only one: do Messenger’s bidding. At the moment, that was keeping an eye out for danger in this sleepy little town.
Behind his sunglasses, he scanned the street for anyone showing too much interest in them.
About now, he wished they were in Prague or Hong Kong. This small-town slice of the Midwest oozing Americana put an itch between his shoulder blades. Give him the raw honesty of urban decay any day over this grating façade of peace and contentment. To a man, the people here would weep if they knew who stood on this pristine, family-value street. He experienced a rare struggle with temptation as he imagined a violent scene, allowing none of that to show as he stood, unflinching, a consistently faultless example for the other bodyguards.
“All of the evidence indicated they were dead,” Messenger said. Last Strike felt the chill of his boss’s gaze, but he would not cease his surveillance duty until ordered to do so.
His world was simple and his concerns few. He followed the orders issued by the man inside this car. Always in an expensive gray suit, his boss managed Unknown Identities (UI), a covert network of uniquely skilled operatives. To be recruited was an honor extended to those men and women who were out of conventional options, usually due to poor personal choices or some horrendous failure.


Ready for more? Pick up your copy of this action-packed romantic suspense today!

Live the adventure,
Regan

Secret to Hold by Mary Hagen

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Before Jessica Bradley arrives at the McPherson Ranch to teach two children, she has been advised to return to her home with the warning her new employer has murdered the previous teacher.

In spite of her resolve to stay away from McPherson, she is drawn to him, his kindness to his children, his support of her in her teaching duties, and his determination to keep her at the ranch even though her past may cost her job.

As she falls in love with him, she determines to get to the bottom of the ugly rumor threatening his future on his ranch, certain he did not murder anyone. She faces prejudice, hatred, and the threat of bodily harm to herself and one of the children she teaches as she searches for the truth. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

eBook Deals for August 19th

The Fearful Heart by Cherry Christensen
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The heart must be protected at all costs... but will Cassidy be able to afford the price? Cassidy has distanced herself from childhood friend, Tristan. She’s moved on from their days of best friend-hood and is attending college. And dating one of the most eligible males on campus. Life couldn’t be better. Really. Tristan has devoted himself to Cassidy since they were children together. But no matter what he did, she’s never treated him like more than her best friend. He knows they can have something deeper. If only he can find the key to unlocking her fearful heart.


Unforgettable Heroes II Boxed Set by Various Authors
$0.99 - Coming August 25, 2015

NATIONAL BESTSELLING AND AWARD-WINNING AUTHORS deliver romance fiction featuring incredible, unforgettable romance heroes. This set runs the gamut from contemporary to historical romance, sweet romance to erotic, suspense to paranormal, and includes romantic heroes such as a baseball player, cowboy, Celtic warrior, ninja, journalist, the man next door, and more....

Treat yourself to UNFORGETTABLE HEROES written by:

Elizabeth Bevarly, Maddie James, Margaret Ethridge, Janet Eaves, Amy Jarecki, Jennifer Johnson, Amie Denman, Bobbye Terry, JC Wardon, Arlene Hittle, May Williams, Lisa Tapp, and introducing an excerpt by Bella Masters.



Alice in Deadland Trilogy by Mainak Dhar
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Alice in Deadland was released in November 2011 and quickly became an Amazon.com bestseller, selling more than 50,000 copies in its first three months. It was followed by its sequel, ‘Through The Looking Glass’ and ‘Off With Their Heads’, the prequel to Alice in Deadland. Now, get all three novels in the Alice in Deadland Trilogy in one single omnibus edition and immerse yourself in this bestselling adventure.


The Conqueror (Hot Knights Book 1) by Mary Gillgannon
$2.99

When Norman knight Jobert de Brevrienne claims Oxbury in the name of William the Conqueror, he discovers that one of the Saxon defenders is the daughter of the eorle who ruled the settlement. Realizing he needs her skills as a chatelaine and her rapport with the villagers so Oxbury will continue to prosper, Jobert makes peace with Edeva. But as they work together to restore order and prepare for winter, he worries the blond “hellcat” will betray him to the rebels as soon as his back is turned. Even more troubling is the realization he’s falling in love with her.

Edeva vows to kill the Norman monster who has overrun her family’s lands and stolen her heritage. But when he shows himself to be reasonable and just, her animosity begins to ease. She finds herself torn between aiding her brothers, who seek vengeance against the usurper, and her longing for the handsome knight, who has conquered her heart even as he takes control of her homeland.


Make You Burn by Megan Crane
$2.99

Meet the Deacons of Bourbon Street, bad boy bikers who are hell on wheels—and heaven between the sheets. Megan Crane revs up an irresistible new series co-written with Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
 
Sean “Ajax” Harding’s oaths are inked into his skin. Once second-in-command of the Deacons of Bourbon Street motorcycle club, he left New Orleans to protect the brotherhood, and only the death of his beloved mentor, Priest Lombard, could lure him back. Walking into the old hangout gives him a familiar thrill—especially when he gets an eyeful of the bar’s delectable new owner. A wild ride with her is just the welcome Ajax needs. Then he realizes that she’s Priest’s daughter, all grown up and totally off limits.

Sophie Lombard loved her father, not his lifestyle. She’s done with bikers . . . until Ajax roars into town—arrogant, tough, and sexy as ever. And although he treats her like the Catholic schoolgirl he once knew, Sophie’s daydreams tend to revolve around sin. With the very real possibility of heartbreak looming, Sophie knows better than to get too close to an outlaw. But every touch from Ajax is steamier than the Louisiana bayou—and heat like this may just be worth getting burned.


Dare to Rock by Carly Phillips
$3.99

Avery Dare lives a quiet life in Miami as an online fashion/makeup video blogger. She has good friends, a close, large family and if her love life is lacking, she likes it that way. But when she receives an invitation to one of her ex's concerts along with an invitation to meet him back stage, she decides to take the risk… and comes face to face with the reality of his rock star lifestyle - the press, the crowds, and the half naked groupies.

At eighteen, Grey Kingston left everything he knew and loved behind to seek fame and fortune as a rock star, and he found it as the lead guitarist and singer for the band, Tangled Royal. Fans adore him, women throw themselves at him, and he can afford everything he couldn’t growing up. Yet at the height of his career, he’s ready to walk away and return home to a simpler life… and the woman he left behind, if he can convince her to give him another chance.

Except moving on isn’t as easy as Grey would like. When Avery is threatened by a stalker, it becomes evident Grey’s fans not only don’t want him to retire, they don’t want Avery in his life either. And Avery isn’t sure she wants the pressures that are part of Grey’s life… but she doesn’t want to lose him again, either. Can their recently renewed love survive the fallout? 

Free eBooks for August 19th

Chasing Charlie by Kathy Carmichael

Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys.

Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas's most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend. Charlie, his local librarian, seems the prefect choice.

Charlie's first reaction is to run, but she's promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine. When Charlie accepts, Davis's plan is set. But now Charlie's sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart.

Chasing Charlie is the first sweet romance in the Texas Two-Step contemporary romance series from USA Today bestselling author Kathy Carmichael.


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! 


Bob The Zombie by Jaime Johnesee 

A novella.
Life is rough, unlife can be even more difficult, especially when you're a zombie with bad luck. Follow Bob as he deals with all sorts of trouble. This is not your average zombie novella.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

One Kiss, Two Kiss, Red Kiss, Now You Kiss by Linda Wisdom

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It Only Took One Kiss…

Writing children’s books as a team required imagination and concentration. For five years Jill Blake and Greg Richmond had worked together in a perfectly platonic partnership. But from the night Greg rushed Jill to the emergency room with appendicitis and then sat by her side displaying his most tender bedside manner, the team seemed to lose its sharp focus.

They knew mixing business and pleasure couldn’t possibly work. Greg had always had more women than he knew what to do with. And Jill never lacked for male attention. Except now neither had a significant other in the wings. Of course, logic was no help when their hearts kept insisting that love and work had found the perfect mix…

Music Theory in One Lesson by Ross Trottier

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Music Theory in One Lesson was developed to make music theory more approachable than ever before. This book is packed and carefully formatted with rich, easy to understand diagrams. The use of space and visual learning really sets this book apart from the rest. The ability to read music is not required at any point in this book, so anyone can learn! The book is short and sweet, giving you the tools necessary to explore music in any direction you please. Audio Examples are provided on the Music Theory in One Lesson website.

“As a music major, I’ve had to complete four semesters of college music theory. I can honestly say that in those four semesters I did not learn, much less understand, a fraction of what I did reading Music Theory in One Lesson. Each topic is expertly condensed and explained in a refreshing and enlightening way. This text takes all the pain so typically associated with learning music theory and replaces it with one exciting ‘Eureka!’ after another. I highly recommend it.”
 


Pre-order the hardcover edition of Music Theory in One Lesson and get a one-hour lesson with the author for FREE! Only $20! Limited to 25 orders.






Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cuban Grit: A Modern Tale of Revolution by John Phillips

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Cuban Grit uses a combination of suspense, action, and romance to tell a captivating story of a future revolution in Cuba, all the while diving into topics such as personal freedoms, the relationship between Cuba and the United States, and the power of the news media.

When the oppressive ruler of Cuba stepped down in 2018, the Cuban people led by Javier Hernandez started a revolution to prevent another oppressive ruler from taking power. Javier’s beloved wife Vanessa Hernandez was publicly assassinated by an unidentified sniper while peacefully protesting in December 2018. Her death led to worldwide outrage and ultimately the United States backing the revolution. With the help of the United States military, the rebels were able to overthrow the oppressive government on June 26, 2019. The Cuban people were led to believe that the United States military would only occupy Cuba for a one year reconstruction period in order to maintain peace while a new democratic government was created. Several years have now passed, and the United States military presence has increased to the point of militant rule. It now appears that Cuba traded one oppressive ruler for another, and the Cuban people are growing restless for the freedom they believe they deserve.

Meanwhile in the United States, first generation, Cuban-American, Chevita Diaz, is an American news reporter that begins to question the purpose of the United States military in Cuba, and what it may mean for the upcoming 2026 election. Chevita observes that the United States government is becoming more and more powerful, and she is concerned about the future of her country. If Chevita and Javier can keep from letting their feelings for each other stand in the way of their goals, they just may form the perfect partnership to change the world.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Phillips was born in Portsmouth, VA on February 20, 1984, and was raised by his single Dad, Terry, in Chesapeake, VA.  After graduating from Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, VA he attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in May 2006.  Upon Graduation John began his career as a Mechanical Engineer.  In December 2010 I graduated with a Master’s in Engineering Management also from ODU.  John decided from an early age that he would not let his career define him as a person.  He vowed to himself to continue learning and evolving as a person beyond his college experience and professional career.

He now lives a couple hundred yards from the ocean in Virginia Beach with his fiancée Morgan Sandberg, and two dogs Mickey (French Bulldog) and Lexie (St Bernard).  John's hobbies include golf, surfing, and fishing.  He played baseball throughout high school at Western Branch High School in Chesapeake, VA, and growing up a baseball fan he has always been fascinated with Cuba and the baseball players that came from Cuba.  Although he has lived in the Hampton Roads Virginia area his entire life, he enjoys traveling all over the world to gain a perspective of different cultures.

Inspiration as stated from the Author:  The inspiration for Cuban Grit came when I watched the 30-for-30 special on ESPN titled, Brothers in Exile, about Livan and Orlando Hernandez.  Livan and Orlando are Cuban half-brothers that both defected to pitch in the major leagues.  After watching the 30-for-30 special, I had a dream that I was in a coffee shop in Havana when a group of American Soldiers walked in.  After waking up I thought up the whole storyline and wrote Cuban Grit in six weeks.
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