Wednesday, December 7, 2016

~ Pay Close Attention To SEASIDE WHISPERS! ~








Please welcome back New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster with her latest release, SEASIDE WHISPERS. Now let's find out what the hunk above's story is...


Blurb ~

Seaside Summers is a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

Having a mad crush on her boss's son, Matt Lacroux--an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy--is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt's life is hours away from Mira's home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.

With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt's publishing contract couldn't have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, seductive Mira.

A surprise encounter leads to white-hot passions and midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt's sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira's not saving his father's company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever? 




"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

"Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning

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WANT MORE SEASIDE SUMMERS? All Seaside books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:

SEASIDE SUMMERS

Seaside Dreams (Bella)

Seaside Hearts (Jenna)

Seaside Sunsets (Jamie)

Seaside Secrets (Amy)

Seaside Nights (Sky)

Seaside Embrace (Hunter)

Seaside Lovers (Grayson)

Seaside Whispers (Matt)







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Read the complete LOVE IN BLOOM series:


SNOW SISTERS

THE BRADENS (at Weston, CO)

THE REMINGTONS

THE BRADENS (at Trusty, CO)

THE BRADENS (at Peaceful Harbor)

SEASIDE SUMMERS

WILD BOYS AFTER DARK


For a complete reading guide, family tree, checklists, and more, visit Melissa's website.

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23655979-seaside-whispers

Links ~

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2eSz9Vb

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/seaside-whispers-love-in-bloom-seaside-summers

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seaside-whispers-contemporary/id1109521363?mt=11

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Melissa_Foster_Seaside_Whispers_Love_in_Bloom_Seas?id=nv4VDAAAQBAJ

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/634121

Amazon Paperback (US): http://www.amazon.com/Seaside-Whispers-Love-Bloom-Summers/dp/194148056X


Author Bio~

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.melissafoster.com/

Newsletter: http://www.melissafoster.com/newsletter

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3023973.Melissa_Foster

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Melissa-Foster/e/B002LTT7U2/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1461949188&sr=8-1

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/melissa_Foster

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thinkhappygirl/



Monday, November 28, 2016

~ Curl Up With A CORNER OF HER HEART! ~





Hey, all! We're kicking off a blog tour for Claire Yezbak Fadden and her new release, A CORNER OF HER HEART. Let's see what it's all about...



Blurb~

Monica Morgan finally lands the job she covets—stay-at-home mom to her four sons. Her joy is short-lived, however, when a casual comment leads to the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. The news sends her reeling, grasping for understanding and skeptical of everything she once thought she knew. While she struggles with the deceit and questions her faith, her youngest child receives a devastating diagnosis, plunging her into deeper despair.


Unsure of how to move forward, Monica must reevaluate her options and determine what truly matters most. But will her decision ultimately destroy her family or will it make them whole again?

Reviews:

I had a hard time putting this book down. I found myself wanting to know what was to happen next with Monica and Brad. Cheering for them but being angry at Brad's poor choices. Claire definitely has a flair for writing. She describes things in such great detail that you're able to feel the pain, heartache and hope that this family experiences. Thank you, Claire! I'm looking forward to reading more from you!


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Such a good book! Couldn't wait to see how it ended!!! I think Brad truly loved his wife and kids. He definitely wanted to put the past to rest and rebuild his marriage. He was torn between telling his wife about his daughter, or not, only because he was finally gaining back her trust. He wanted so desperately for his marriage to work! Love truly did win out in the end!


Begin Again Series
By Claire Yezbak Fadden

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Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release Date: October 11, 2016

Length: 266 Pages


Excerpt ~


Monica lifted her head from the pillow. That was a mistake. Why did I order that third pitcher? Her head, heavier than a bowling ball, pounded as though she had used it to throw a strike. Voices seeped through her bedroom door. Joyful sounds of Brad and the boys playing. She licked her lips, hoping to get the saliva moving. No luck. Cotton balls would fall from her mouth at any moment.

She didn’t remember much after Kate brought her home, except Brad holding her hair while she hugged the toilet. Tequila is not my friend.

Monica forced herself up and reached for a water bottle Brad had left on her nightstand. She slowly sipped, listening to what sounded like bodies bouncing off the walls. Definitely a sock war was underway. Monica would find her sons’ socks, now rolled up into balls as ammunition, for days. Guys could make a game out of anything.

She gingerly placed her feet on the carpet and ambled toward the family room. A cobalt-colored orb Monica recognized as part of Burke’s soccer uniform flew past her nose.

“Mom,” nine-year-old Burke shouted, “get back, you’re in the battle zone.”

“Cease fire.” Brad appeared from behind a chair and waved his arms. “Hi honey. Feeling better?”

“A little. What time is it?”

“About three,” Brady answered, stepping in from the hallway, “Dad kept us quiet all morning.”

“I asked to play sock war,” Bodie said, his voice barely higher than a peep. “Dad and me are a team.”

Monica moved to where Bodie sat and joined him on the couch. “Are you winning?”

“I think so,” Bodie replied, pointing to an arsenal of socks.

These moments made Monica’s life. Her sons enjoying each other, laughter rising throughout her home. Getting drunk last night was an escape, but she couldn’t escape her obligations. She didn’t want to. God blessed her with four sons to love and guide into manhood.

She soaked in their faces, sweaty and innocent. How could she steal this life from them? Monica would never forget what Brad had done. Still, she had to find a way to forgive him and make their family whole again. Her sons’ childhood depended on that.






Author Bio~




When she’s not playing with her granddaughter, Pennsylvania native Claire Yezbak Fadden is writing contemporary women’s fiction. Her books feature strong women who overcome life’s challenges, always putting their families first.

There’s a special spot in Claire’s heart for carousel horses – quite possibly the result of watching “Mary Poppins” 13 times as a young girl. She loves butterflies, ladybugs and confetti! Just ask anyone who’s received a birthday card from her.

Claire cheers on the San Diego State Aztecs, her alma mater, and she is a Black & Gold fan — Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. The mother of three, she lives in Orange County, California with her husband, Nick and two spoiled dogs, Bandit and Jersey Girl.Claire’s work as an award-winning journalist, humor columnist and editor has appeared in more than 100 publications across the United States, Canada and Australia. A Corner of Her Heart is her debut novel.


Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page | Mailing List



Giveaway ~
$10 Amazon Gift Card

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

~ After She Meets This DELTA FORCE Hunk, Someone May Need To Be RESCUING HARLEY! ~








Blurb ~ 

Video game coder, Harley Kelso, thought a tandem skydive would help her make her latest game more realistic. Instead, it literally put her in the arms of the sexiest man she's ever seen. Geeky to the core, Harley is the polar opposite of big and burly Beckett, but that doesn't stop her from wanting to play more carnal games with the sexy soldier.

When Beckett Coach Ralston offers to fill-in at a friend's skydiving club, he doesn't suspect he'll meet a woman who will change his life and he definitely doesn't expect her to save it. But that's exactly what happens when an accident mid-air forces Harley to land them both safely. She's earned Coach's complete gratitude, and even more, sexual interest. 

Until she disappears without a trace.

With Harley missing, a happy ending might not be in the cards for the man who loves her especially when he becomes the main suspect.




Links ~ 

Amazon (Kindle) : http://amzn.to/2asKl8r 

B&N (Nook) : http://bit.ly/2afMYHK

iBooks : http://apple.co/2a1N8aD

Kobo : http://bit.ly/2fr7mJE

Google Play : http://bit.ly/2fr875F


Author Bio ~ 

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Susan Stoker has a heart as big as the state of Texas where she lives, but this all American girl has also spent the last fourteen years living in Missouri, California, Colorado, and Indiana. She's married to a retired Army man who now gets to follow her around the country. She debuted her first series in 2014 and quickly followed that up with the SEAL of Protection Series, which solidified her love of writing and creating stories readers can get lost in.

Website

http://www.stokeraces.com

Mailing List

http://www.stokeraces.com/contact.html

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8247140.Susan_Stoker

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Stoker/e/B00KEZX468/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1454714340&sr=8-1

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanstoker/?fref=ts

Twitter

https://twitter.com/Susan_Stoker



Monday, November 14, 2016

~ ASCENDERS: Learn The Lessons of an After-liftime! ~





Please welcome C.L. Gaber to the blog with her release, ASCENDERS! Love the subtitle on this one: HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE RECENTLY DEPARTED! There is so much to love about this book. It has a great premise to start with, but I also like where C.L. goes from there. The blurb alone will sell you!



Blurb ~


Walker Callaghan doesn't know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago...and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand-new school with absolutely no homework, no rules, and no consequences.

Walker Callaghan, 17, is dead.

She doesn't go to heaven or hell. She lands at The Academy, a middle realm where teenagers have one thing in common: They were the morning announcement at their high schools because they died young.

These high school kids are now caught in a strange "in-between" zone where life hasn't changed very much. In fact, this special teen limbo looks a lot like life in a quaint Michigan town complete with jocks, popular girls and cliques. "There are even cheerleaders in death," Walker observes. It's not a coincidence that the music teacher is a guy named Kurt who "used to have this band." The drama teacher, Heath, is crush worthy because back in his life, he starred in some superhero movie.

Principal King explains the rules -- there are none. Why? You can't die twice.

There is no homework.

No tests.

No SATS.

You're just there to learn because the human brain isn't fully formed until you're 24.

By the way, you can't get hurt physically, so race your Harley off that hillside. But falling in love is the most dangerous thing you can do ...because no one knows how long you'll stay in this realm or what's next.

"Losing someone you love would be like dying twice," Walker says.

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Walker Callaghan has just arrived at the Academy after a tragic car accident. "Is this heaven or is this high school?" she asks.

She finds out her new life is a bit of both as she falls in love with tat-covered, bad boy Daniel Reid who is about to break the only sacred rule of this place. He's looking for a portal to return back to the living realm.

He needs just one hour to retrieve his younger brother who strangely never arrived at The Academy. Bobby is an Earth Bound Spirit, stuck at a plane crash site that took both of their lives as their rich father piloted his private jet nose-first into a cornfield on Christmas Eve.

Walker loves Daniel and risks it all to go with him.

Have they learned enough to outsmart dangerous forces while transporting a young child with them? Can their love survive the fragmented evil parts of themselves that are now hunting them down as they try to find a way back to the middle?

At the Academy, you learn the lessons of an after-lifetime.

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25392606-ascenders


Links ~


Amazon Kindle Unlimited: http://amzn.to/2eo7zgH



Author Bio ~




C.L. Gaber writes YA fiction from her home in Nevada where she lives with her husband Ron, bonus daughter Sabrina and two unruly dogs.

Author Links:

Website: http://ascenderssaga.com/

Newsletter: http://ascenderssaga.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7854535.C_L_Gaber

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/C.L.-Gaber/e/B00HXVMFOI

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorclgaber/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CLGaber


Graphics:

http://bit.ly/2eZGwI6




Tuesday, November 8, 2016

~ She's Ba-ack! And Melissa Foster is TRU BLUE! ~







Please welcome back New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa Foster with her newest ~ TRU BLUE!

Blurb ~



TRU BLUE is a sexy, dark stand-alone novel written in the same loving, raw, and emotional voice romance readers have come to love, and the deeply emotional literary prose women's fiction readers have come to expect, from New York Times & USA Today bestselling, award-winning author Melissa Foster.




TRUMAN "TRU" GRITT is one hard-ass, loyal bastard. There's nothing he won't do to protect his family--Including spending a decade in jail for a crime he didn't commit. When he's finally released, the life he knew is turned upside down by his mother's overdose, and Tru steps in to raise the children she's left behind. Tru's hard, he's damaged, and he's trying to save a brother who's even more broken than he is. He's never needed help in his life, and when beautiful Gemma Wright tries to step in, he's less than accepting. But Gemma has a way of slithering into people's lives and eventually she pierces through his ironclad heart. When Tru's dark past collides with his future, his loyalties will be tested, and he'll be faced with his toughest decision yet.




Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30073199-tru-blue



Links ~



KINDLE US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EZ4017I

NOOK: http://bit.ly/2f1Ph7f

KOBO: http://bit.ly/2fp2vbk

GPLAY: http://bit.ly/2fjU7xw

iBOOKS http://apple.co/2fp0Hij

SMASHWORDS: http://bit.ly/2fjHOys



Author Bio ~

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.





Website: http://www.melissafoster.com/

Newsletter: http://www.melissafoster.com/newsletter

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/melissa_Foster

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thinkhappygirl/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3023973.Melissa_Foster

Amazon: http://amzn.to/29rpfIE



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

~ Just Call It A Raven Thing ~ A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS by Lila Bowen ~









It seems I have a bird thing going on this week! First, A RAVEN'S HEART. Now, A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS. Actually, it's more than just a bird thing, it's a raven thing. Next I'll be becoming a Baltimore Ravens fan! Well, enough babble. Let's find out a bit more about Lila Bowen's A CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS...

Blurb ~



The sequel to Wake of Vultures, where a rich, secret world is hiding beneath the surface.

Nettie Lonesome made a leap -- not knowing what she'd become. But now her destiny as the Shadow is calling.

A powerful alchemist is leaving a trail of dead across the prairie. And Nettie must face the ultimate challenge: side with her friends and the badge on her chest or take off alone on a dangerous mission that is pulling her inexorably toward the fight of her life.

When it comes to monsters and men, the world isn't black and white. What good are two wings and a gun when your enemy can command a conspiracy of ravens?

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26038869-conspiracy-of-ravens

AUTHOR BIO ~

Lila Bowen is a pseudonym for Delilah S. Dawson, who writes fantasy, horror, young adult, comics, and romance. She recently won the Steampunk Book of the Year and May Seal of Excellence from RT Book Reviews. Delilah loves fancy boots, trail rides, adventures, and cupcakes and lives in the North Georgia mountains with her husband, children, a Tennessee Walking Horse named Polly, and a floppy mutt named Merle.

You can find Lila here: 

Website: http://www.whimsydark.com/
Newsletter: http://www.whimsydark.com/
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2desnG1
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dsrnkQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DelilahSDawson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DelilahSDawson
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/delilahsdawson
Instagram: http://instagram.com/delilahsdawson/


You can buy CONSPIRACY OF RAVENS here:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2dx1uic
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/2drvXlt
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2d30rYc
iBooks: http://apple.co/2desdhY
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2dx1ZIM



Previous/Other books in the Shadow series

Wake of Vultures 
The Shadow Book I

Blurb ~
A rich, dark fantasy of destiny, death, and the supernatural world hiding beneath the surface.

Nettie Lonesome lives in a land of hard people and hard ground dusted with sand. She's a half-breed who dresses like a boy, raised by folks who don't call her a slave but use her like one. She knows of nothing else. That is, until the day a stranger attacks her. When nothing, not even a sickle to the eye can stop him, Nettie stabs him through the heart with a chunk of wood, and he turns into black sand.

And just like that, Nettie can see.

But her newfound sight is a blessing and a curse. Even if she doesn't understand what's under her own skin, she can sense what everyone else is hiding -- at least physically. The world is full of evil, and now she knows the source of all the sand in the desert. Haunted by the spirits, Nettie has no choice but to set out on a quest that might lead to her true kin... if the monsters along the way don't kill her first.

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24819482-wake-of-vultures