Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Release day Blitz No Ordinary Billionaire

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Dante Sinclair never cared about his
family’s money. All the young billionaire ever wanted was to be a cop;
and now that he’s a homicide detective in Los Angeles, he’s a damn good
one. But when he is injured and loses his partner in the line of duty,
he returns to his vacation home in Amesport, Maine, to recover.

Baxter, a brilliant young doctor still struggling with her stifled
upbringing, has recently moved from Chicago to sleepy Amesport to escape
her past, hoping to find peace. When Sarah is assigned to Dante’s case,
there’s an instant heat between them. They couldn’t possibly be more
different, yet their igniting passion is impossible to ignore. As new
feelings awaken within Sarah, her haunted past returns, threatening her
once again. But can Dante overcome his grief and discover the secrets
Sarah is hiding in time to protect and rescue her?


The Forbidden Billionaire (The Sinclairs Book 2)

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About Author J.S.Scott 

Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy
romance. She's an avid reader of all types of books and literature.
Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary
erotic romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost
always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she
just can't seem to write them any other way!

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A few interesting facts about Author J.S. Scott
Author J.S.Scott trained and worked for years as a Registered Respiratory Therapist before becoming an Author.
self published in April 2012 with no experience at all. “I put together
my own bad covers and edited the stories myself. (Big
mistake!) I used KDP Select when I first started and offered up the
stories for free, alternating the freebies. To my surprise… I actually
started selling some books.”  Then she really hit it when she started
working on a serial romance trilogy that readers started to follow
enthusiasticallyThe Billionaire’s Obsession, which
she eventually packaged into a “complete set” last February, selling
the lot for one very low price. “I was lucky enough to have the book
sell very well… well enough to hit the USA Today and NYT Bestsellers.
Since then, I’ve written complete novels that have also done well.”
the books that she writes almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a
happily ever after because she just can't seem to write them any other

Monday, March 30, 2015

BOOK TOUR Seaside Secrets

The newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They’re funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. You met them in READ, WRITE, LOVE, (The Remingtons, Book 5), follow these friends on their search for forever love in the Seaside Summers series.

Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He’s got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed—at least for her.

Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She’s spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she’s spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she’s ever loved. She’s back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she’s decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past—and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.

SEASIDE SUMMERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

I enjoyed all the books I have read in the Seaside Summer series, but without a doubt this is my favourite by far. I have been eagerly awaiting Tony and Amy’s story for some time now and from the moment I began reading I knew I would not be disappointed. This is a beautiful tale of love, healing, forgiveness and second chances.

It tells the story of two people who have loved and lost. They have maintained their friendship throughout the years; however the pain of the past has proven to be a hindrance to their moving on.  After much agonizing they finally decided to take the steps needed to overcome this obstacle. Slowly and patiently they are able to heal and come to terms with their past, thus enabling them to cease their future.

It was easy empathizing with Tony and Amy.  Experiencing a tragic loss is difficult, especially for ones so young. They were unable to deal with the pain and as a result, it led to years of unhappiness.  There are a lot of things taking place in this story, but in the midst of it Tony and Amy’s story rang true.  This was not a fairy tale read; it was true to life in every sense of the word.  You will find yourself crying and laughing along with them through their journey of re-discovery.  It was great to see them move past their pain and begin the healing process.

The story took me on an emotional ride that I may not soon recover from. It is an engrossing read which held my attention from beginning to end. I was made to feel as if I was a part of the story and I found myself rooting for Tony and Amy

If you are looking for a story that will engage your emotions in a satisfying way, then look no further. Seaside Secrets will do this and more.

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About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, 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 CafĂ© 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. 

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Thursday, March 26, 2015


About the Book

Diamond never asked to be a vampire. Unfortunately for her, her transition requires her to have her first blood given to her by a full-blooded, male vampire. Her father takes her to Dante, the kingpin of the vampire mafia, who is a close and old friend of the family, to do the job. After much resistance, Dante accepts and their worlds are turned upside down. Dante unexpectedly links to Diamond, causing a connection that appears to be unbreakable. The only known cure for vampirism is when a vampire links to the soul of a human: the soul that once belonged to them.

Diamond is discovered to have a special and unique bloodline, which makes her extremely valuable to the vampire species. As more and more vampires become aware of her gift, the race is on to see who can gain control of her first. With her first blood gone, her new love hovering, and a rival gang hanging in the midst, it is all Diamond can do to stay safe. Will her link to Dante save her, or put her in more danger than she can handle. Sometimes true love is worth the risk.

First Blood By Judy Serrano

Book Excerpt

I am not a vampire, but the voices in my head tell me otherwise. My cold skin, my hunger for red meat, it was all a sign. My sister, Sapphire, seemed to miss the whole experience. No symptoms at all. No waking up at night in cold sweats, no sores in her mouth, or pain in her teeth. Why did she always get so lucky? It wasn’t fair.

The rain drizzled before us as a thick fog enveloped the taxi. I looked out the window, trying to steady my hands before we arrived. The guards let us through a tall, iron gate, and my sister reached over and grabbed my hand. “It’ll be okay, Diamond. This is what she wanted.” I nodded. It was always about what she wanted. No one else had any say.

“She’s right, you know,” my father added. “You’ll like him. Everyone does.”

I nodded again, still unable to speak. My father’s best friends accompanied us. Ashley, Kyle, and Rex. He wasn’t sure how Dante would take the news and he needed some backup. Kyle was ridiculously sexy. Broad shoulders and muscles other men envied. He had dark hair pulled back in a ponytail, with the bluest eyes I had ever seen. Rex was tall and slender with short spiked, blond hair. Also handsome but he may as well have had “womanizer” stamped on his forehead. He knew nothing of commitment and wore it well. Ashley was blond and gorgeous. I couldn’t understand how none of them ever claimed her. She was about 5 foot 6, thin, and tough as nails. Personally, I had always thought she was in love with my father, but my mother didn’t like to talk about her, so it was just speculation on my part.

The car pulled up to what looked like an old mansion. It was something you might see in an old movie. Terror ripped through me as the car stopped. My dad got out and held the door open for us. We approached the entrance, and my father rapped on the door using an old doorknocker. There was no bell.

A man opened the door and looked at my father. “Cliff,” he started. “You look well.” Then his face dropped. “Oh no

I’m sorry, Cliff. We hadn’t heard.

“Thank you,” he answered. “Is Dante home? I need to see him.

“The guards told him you were coming. We weren’t expecting you. This may be quite a shock.

“I couldn’t tell him over the phone,” he continued. “Please tell him we’re here.

He opened the door and we stumbled inside. The place was like a museum. There was artwork and sculptures all over the living room. There were three men and a woman sitting at what looked like a bar. One of the men had a neatly pulled back ponytail, much like Kyle’s. That was all we could see from the back. That had to be him. That had to be Dante.

He turned around and looked at us. “Heathcliff,” he started. He was smiling.

At first.

He started to walk in our direction when his face fell. It was quite sudden. “You’re 26.” My dad nodded. “You were in your 40s when

” He stopped and looked at me. “Is this Diamond?

“Yes, she’s 18 today, Dante.

He looked over my father’s head as though he was looking for someone. “No!

“I’m sorry, Dante

“She’s gone? She can’t be gone. She wouldn’t leave me.

“She didn’t leave, Dante, she was taken.

He reached for a vase on a table near to where he was standing and hurled it across the room. It slammed into a wall and shattered. My dad reached around and grabbed both my sister and me, pushing us behind him as though he thought we suddenly needed protection. Dante was howling out in pain with agony of which I was not familiar. It was like something inside him was dying. The woman grabbed him, but he fought her. “No!” he kept shouting. “No, this can’t be happening!

She finally managed to get a hold of him and he wrapped his arms around her and started to cry. He was weeping sorrowfully like his whole world had just been blown apart. The woman looked over at the men who were sitting with Dante when we first arrived and said, “They were linked. Cliff and Daphne were linked. If the human dies first in a link, the humanized vampire turns back into a vampire in his original form. Dante and the human were close.” They said nothing, but continued to look at him with distress in their eyes. “Too close if you asked me,” she added, looking back over at my father. “Give us a minute, will you, Cliff?

“Of course, Julia. We’ll be in the kitchen.

We walked away, although I was unsure of what to do next. I had never met Dante before, so I had no idea what kind of connection he had with my mother. When we discovered she was gone, there was a Bible on the floor with Dante’s picture in it. She had told me about him, of course, and prepared me for this day.

“You knew he’d take it hard,” Kyle reminded him. “Shoot, I’d do it if I could, you know that.

“You would have been my choice,” he answered, “but we need him.

A little time had passed, and Julia called us back into the living room. My anxiety level had reached its peak. I almost couldn’t breathe. Dante got up from the bar and approached us, his eyes focusing on mine. “I’m sorry,” Dante started. “I apologize. Your mother

she was everything to me.

“Please don’t apologize, Dante,” my father said. “We knew it would be quite a shock.

“Why not call and tell me, Cliff. A little heads up would’ve been great.” He looked at all of us as though he was evaluating us somehow. First Ashley, then Sapphire, and lastly me. He looked me up and down and finally rested his eyes on mine. “How did she die?

“We don’t know,” I answered. “We heard her scream, and we ran to the bedroom to see what was wrong. She was looking at a picture of you that she kept hidden in a Bible.

“In a Bible. You’re kidding, right?

“No, no humor here, although the irony is not lost on us,” my dad added. “Imagine my surprise.

Dante smiled as if he had won some kind of contest. “Go on

“That was all. Her Bible and your picture were on the floor. There was a broken picture of our family beside it. She was gone.

“How do you know for sure that she’s dead, then?” he asked my dad.

“A few hours after she went missing, I turned 26 years old again. So whoever had her, killed her later that afternoon.

“Oh.” He sighed. “So she’s really gone.

“It appears so. I’m sorry. No one misses her more than I do.

“I am sorry for your loss,” he continued. Then he looked at my father’s face as though he was trying to read his thoughts. “So, you’re here. Obviously it’s for more than a quick message. What’s going on? Do you need money?

“No, not money.

“There must be something.

“I need to ask you a favor. It’s important.

“Sure, Cliff. Anything, you know that.

My dad let out a breath and looked at the wedding ring that he still wore on his left ring finger. It was as though he was gathering courage. He looked back up at Dante with an expression that would scare anyone. “Diamond is at the age of her transition.

Dante’s eyes narrowed. “And

“I need your help, Dante.

“You want me to be her first blood? Is that what you’re asking?

“Yes, Dante. It was what Daphne wanted.

“Cliff, do you know what that entails?

“Yes, I know.

“Sex, Cliff, she will ultimately be having sex with me.” I shuddered.

“Don’t make this harder on me than it already is, Dante.” My father put his face in his hands for a second, and then looked back up. “It has to be you.

“I’m sorry, Cliff. It just wouldn’t be right.

“It’s what she wanted. You. You are the one.

“Why can’t Kyle do it?

“He’s half human. It has to be someone who’s got true vampire blood.

“Rex, then.

“He won’t. Diamond is too much like a daughter to him.

His face scrunched up for a second. “I’m sorry, Cliff, you’ll have to get someone else.” He walked away from us and sat back down at the bar. One of the men standing there poured a shot into a shot glass, and Dante downed it. “It’s been quite a day.

My dad approached him and threw a sealed letter down in front of him. “I haven’t read it. But it’s got your name on it.

He picked it up and smelled it. He closed his eyes for a moment as though he were breathing her in somehow. I saw what looked like fangs descend. I’m sure I gasped.


” My dad rubbed his fingers up and down his own mouth, hinting, I suppose, that his fangs were showing.

“She’s even doing it to me now.

“Please, read it,” he urged him. “Please

” Dante shook his head and his fangs disappeared. I know I let out a breath. We had no idea what was in that letter.

As he opened it, he looked over at me. “You look just like her. Has anyone ever told you that?

“Yes,” I answered. “Thank you.

“It is quite the compliment. My brother, Charlie

did she ever mention him?

“Yes,” I answered. “He’s Sapphire’s biological father.

“That’s right. He and Cliff fought over her like nobody’s business.

“And you?” I asked. “Did you fight for her?

He smiled facetiously and looked at my father, who was already scowling. “Obviously not,” he answered. “If I did, I would have won.

“I guess I didn’t expect you to be so

immodest,” I admitted. He smiled. “If she meant so much to you, why not fight for her?

“They were linked,” he answered. “When Cliff was human, he possessed the same soul that eventually found Daphne. When the soul found Cliff again


it linked them. I couldn’t compete with that. It was hard enough accepting that I would never have her. I couldn’t watch her long for me and then give her back to him.

“You wish,” my dad added. “She loved me. The way she felt about you was not the same.

“Is this the right time to piss me off, Cliff?

My dad snickered. “Just read the damn letter.

“Out loud?” he asked. “What if there’s something in there about her feelings for me that you don’t want to know?

“I have no worries. If you want to read it out loud

that’s up to you.

He opened up the envelope and unfolded the letter. He handled it with such care. It was as though he thought he might damage it if he wasn’t careful. Then he looked up at me. “Your mom and I

we never

“I know,” I answered. “She spoke of you often.

He smiled. His friend poured him another shot and he downed it again. Then he cleared his throat and began to read.

My dearest Dante,

You are and have always been my very best friend. I know you are feeling disheartened right now, and I understand completely. But I need you to be strong for me. Once again, I am coming to you for a favor.

My daughter will die during the transition if she doesn’t have someone to give her first blood. Although Sapphire appears to have missed her time of transition, Diamond is not yet there. I want it to be you, my dearest Dante. You and I will never have that bond. But it’s not too late for Diamond.

His eyes filled with tears and he looked away from us for a moment. We could tell he was trying to regain composure. Then he went back to reading.

I will always love you, Dante. You will always have a special place in my heart, in life, and now in death. Please don’t turn her away. Don’t turn your back on me.



Without another word, he put the letter down on the bar and got up from his bar stool. His eyes locked with mine in a way that paralyzed me. I couldn’t turn and run, although that was my first instinct. “I don’t believe we’ve been formally introduced. I’m Dante Franco.” My heart began to pound. I was sure he could hear it from where he was standing. “Diamond, it is a pleasure.” He kissed the back of my hand.

“Does this mean you’ll do it?” my father asked.

“I can’t say no to Daphne. You know that.” The relief in my

father’s face nearly lit up the room. Then Dante put both his hands on my face and looked deeply into my soul. I thought he might kiss me for a minute, but he didn’t. He was drawing from me somehow, and I couldn’t make it stop. “Would you give me a moment to speak with her? Alone?

About the Author

Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is a substitute teacher at her children’s school district and teaches developmental writing at a local college. She is also a freelance writer for certain on-line periodicals and does editing for indie authors. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series, The Linked Series, and The Ivy Vines, Visions Series.

Although she is originally from New York, she currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children, (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TOUR - The Only Exception: Broken by A.L. Davis

Title: The Only Exception: Broken
Author: A.L. Davis
Genre: Romance
Release Date: Dec 13, 2014

 “Everyone I’ve ever loved has been taken from me and I can’t take the heartache anymore. It’s time to build that wall around my heart and let no one in, no exceptions.”

Ellie never did know her mother; before she turned twenty she lost her father in the line of duty; a freak accident stole her fiancĂ© from her before they had a chance to start their life together. She wants answers, but now that she’s living in a new town and trying to start over, she’s finding that it’s not that easy. Maybe new surroundings are what she needs to make it easier to move on and forget all about her old life. It could have beenuntil he showed up.

“Having the sort of job that is as dangerous as what I do doesn’t allow for a personal life, no exceptions.”

Jack and his team of military misfits have seen their fair share of war zones and violent criminals. Skilled in precision rescue operations, they’ve traveled into some of the most terrifying countries and stood up to intimidating adversaries, but when a mentor of Jack’s calls them in for a favor that he is unable to turn down, he finds himself up against his most challenging fear of allhis heart. There is a fine line between getting close enough to do your job and getting so close that you get attached. That line used to be obvious, but now that he’s met her, things have blurred and priorities have shifted. Can he keep his feelings in check and still protect Ellie from an adversary more dangerous and twisted than she could ever imagine?

“And this…” I tossed the manila envelope back to the desk, “is not a job. It’s a death sentence. My death sentence. I’m walking in blind. I mean, how do I know she’s not running from the law?”

Lou shook his head, his mouth contorting into a tight frown, and answered matter-of-factly, “She’s not. And why would that stop you?”

“How do I know for sure? How do you know for sure?” I challenged, making him smile.

Somehow, that irritated me even more. He was hiding something.

“Because I know,” he answered, lips pursed, eyes narrowing at me. He didn’t look away and neither did I. I wanted to know what he was thinking. What was he hiding? Unfortunately, he was going to make it difficult to find out.

I sighed, knowing that was the only answer I was going to get. “Is she hiding from her husband or boyfriend or something?”

“Most definitely not,” he answered with a heavy sigh, sadness flicking across his face.

This piqued my interest. And why was a small part of me so damn happy with that answer?

“Did she kill someone?” I figured I already knew the answer to this one, but I had to ask.

He chuckled. “Absolutely not.”

“What if she’s got the mob after her? Did she piss off a terrorist group?”

“So what if they are? So what if she did? You’ve been wrapped up in worse and handled it,” he answered quickly. “Stop with the stalling already, Jack. I need to know. Are. You. In.”

“Lou, I don’t help people against their will because if they won’t listen and do what I tell them to do, bad things happen. She doesn’t want me anywhere near her. She won’t even look at me, let alone talk to me. Ellie dodges me all day long. I tried to just talk to her like you asked me, but she avoids me like the plague and scurries off in the other direction. She looks at me likelike…”

“Like the frightened child she is,” Lou interrupted sighing.

A.L. Davis lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and one fur baby. A.L. has had a passion for writing since high school where any free time was spent thinking up new stories. Shortly after graduating high school writing took a back seat to start a family. Now that the kids are older, writing has become her hobby once again.

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