Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday 56 (9)

FRIDAY 56 
 is a fun meme hosted by Freda's Voice


If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

Rules:
*Grab a book, anbook.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.


It's that simple.



My choice today is from

Booker-Blood Ring
by
John Mefford


BLURB


Her dimpled smile and alluring gaze wouldn’t work this time. Neither would her charm, curves, and effervescent youth--qualities that had always kept her moving in all the right circles. The high life.

  Not this time. This time was terrifyingly different.

  Shackled by her own regrets and the hell delivered by her captors, she struggles to find a sliver of hope where there is none. Time ticks . . .  

  Having made a name for himself in just a few short months as a Dallas PI, Booker T. Adams yanks the brake on everything once the sister of his business partner and friend, Alisa Lopes, goes missing.

  Meanwhile, a family grieves for the loss of their child, another teen who thought she could have it all. Hired to find her killer, Booker treads through a layer of slime, trying to uncover who could be preying on a generation blinded by the hyper-active pursuit of fame and fortune—someone who enjoys it far too much.

  With time running out before another shining star turns up in a body bag, Booker chases an invisible executor, grasping at any shred of evidence to find the young beauty.

For Alisa. For the grieving family. For every girl plucked off the street never to be heard from again. It has to stop. Today. In Dallas.

  Booker will either succeed or die trying. And so will countless others.

Fans of Alex Cross and Jack Reacher will enjoy this private investigator thriller novel full of suspense,

action, and crime.



FRIDAY 56

Rubbing the back of my neck, I knew many of the clues of this case would involve forensic data. Was there any DNA of the perp on Jade? The fact that someone removed her fingernails was either a sign of torture or a killer who knew his or her DNA could be buried beneath Jade’s nails.

Taken from approximately page 56 of the ebook based on my calculations.


  

VIRTUAL TOUR: PERFECT TOUCH by ELIZABETH LOWELL






Perfect Touch: A Novel
By: Elizabeth Lowell
Released July 28, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow

Blurb

Sara Medina is a designer and art dealer from San Francisco. She matches her clients desires with fine and folk art from the world over--living up to her thriving business named Perfect Touch. She still remembers her rural childhood of hard work and poverty on the family dairy farm, but she keeps it firmly in the past as she searches out new artwork and artists that are on the breaking edge of acclaim. After she experienced the cultural riches San Francisco had to offer, she decided her life would be that of an urban career woman rather than a working mom commuting from the suburbs. With the intensive hours and travel required to grow her business to the next level, she has no time or energy left for romantic or family entanglements.

Jay Vermillion recently inherited Vermillion Sky, a ranch that nestles up to Wyoming’s Grand Teton Mountains--and the estates of the rich and restless. As a returned veteran of numerous deployments over the course of two wars, he finds himself wrestling with the demands of a ranch that has been run down during his father’s long illness. Between the urgent need to modernize and revitalize the Vermillion Sky, as well as an unexpected and vicious fight with his former stepmother over the custody of now-valuable paintings that were part of his father’s estate, Jay has no time for finding a wife and creating a sixth generation of Vermillions to ensure the family legacy continues.

When Jay hires Sara to appraise and market his father’s cache of paintings by Harris “Custer” Armstrong, neither one expects the explosive results of their eventual meeting in Jackson, Wyoming. In addition to a mutually inconvenient attraction, they a discover double murder at the edge of the ranch lands and a potential betrayal even closer to home. All trails lead to Custer’s artworks as valuable enough to kill for, especially an unknown painted rumored to be called The Muse.

As Sara and Jay unravel the motive for the killings, they both discover that love, like murder, doesn’t wait for a convenient time. On the heels of that soul-shattering realization, Sara is targeted for murder. Suddenly, the war-weary soldier finds something he is once again willing to die for…









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BOOKER: Blood Ring by John Mefford (Booker #4)



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Her dimpled smile and alluring gaze wouldn’t work this time. Neither would her charm, curves, and effervescent youth--qualities that had always kept her moving in all the right circles. The high life.



Not this time. This time was terrifyingly different.



Shackled by her own regrets and the hell delivered by her captors, she struggles to find a sliver of hope where there is none. Time ticks . . .



Having made a name for himself in just a few short months as a Dallas PI, Booker T. Adams yanks the brake on everything once the sister of his business partner and friend, Alisa Lopes, goes missing.



Meanwhile, a family grieves for the loss of their child, another teen who thought she could have it all. Hired to find her killer, Booker treads through a layer of slime, trying to uncover who could be preying on a generation blinded by the hyper-active pursuit of fame and fortune—someone who enjoys it far too much.



With time running out before another shining star turns up in a body bag, Booker chases an invisible executor, grasping at any shred of evidence to find the young beauty.



For Alisa. For the grieving family. For every girl plucked off the street never to be heard from again. It has to stop. Today. In Dallas.

Booker will either succeed or die trying. And so will countless others.



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Red Hot Candy Release Day Party w/ Giveaway


Ready to sweeten up your summer with something RED HOT
RED HOT CANDY, a collection of 22 all-new sweet to spicy romances,
is available for pre-order now. Welcome to the release day party! 
Enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card.


ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME! 
Over 2000 pages! 22 Books!



Stock up for your summer reading with one great box set! Twenty-two NYT, USA Today, and best-selling authors have banded together to bring you 22 all-new, delicious romance books about love, passion, and the best things in life!

These books are all brand new and are only available in this box set!
 



These bite-sized pieces of fun are just the thing for quick reads for sunning at the beach, lazing beside the pool, or lounging around on vacation. Some are sweet, some are succulent, and some are Red Hot! 



Twenty-two new book boyfriends are here to woo you in this big box of books. Sit back, send the kids outside to play, and indulge in this sinfully delicious sampler of the best authors writing today. Dive into these decadent stories about naughty billionaires, broken stuntmen, cowboys, bear shifters, magic men, MMA fighters, bearded lumber-sexuals, bad boys, and shy guys who just need to be coaxed out their shells. 




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The Things I Never Said by Jo Raven ~ It’s Micah and Evangeline’s first Summer together– so why is Micah acting strange? Evangeline would do anything to see him smile. 



Perfectly Equipped by Lacey Silks ~ First impressions at a nudist resort are everything, but April never expected to meet the perfectly equipped man. 



Kidnapped (A Billionaires in Disguise: Rae Epilogue) by Blair Babylon ~ Not even a billionaire's private security can protect you from your family. 



A FAN-TAB-ULOUS NIGHT by Olivia Rigal ~ Ryan doesn't want to commit and Tab wants to play. They're a perfect match.



Before Flesh by Sky Corgan ~ Every bad boy has an origin story. 



Take It Easy by Daisy Prescott ~ When Diane and Hailey join John and Tom in the San Juans, it is not a typical camping trip for the former wingmen. 



Pandora's Box by Sarah M. Cradit ~ A peculiar heart meets its mate. Fate, though, has other plans. 



Hot Hotel: Scorched Into Submission by Daizie Draper ~ When she's stood up by her online sexter, Divine meets a hot Dom instead. 



Braving Love by S.j Mayer ~ A scarred and broken stuntman looking for redemption . . . can he find it in the arms of a soft-spoken southern girl? 



Always Enough by Molly McLain ~ They went straight from falling in love to raising a kid and working opposite shifts. Time for a lovers' getaway! 



Mine in Dreams (A Bend-Bite-Shift Prequel) by Olivia Hardin ~ Daeglan belongs to the faery realm and Meggie to the human one, a forbidden romance. 



Like Home by Mira Bailee ~ A reunion isn’t complete without scandal. Betrayal, old love, new revelations… and the paparazzi. 



Unshakable by J.C. Valentine ~ While Jami and Ally are preparing to bring a new life into the world, Don is forced to fight for his life. 



Yearning to Yield by Pavarti K. Tyler ~ High school reunions are lame, unless your teenage crush has the same fetish as you. A Sugar House Story. 



Mated in Bearfield by Jacqueline Sweet ~ Wedding day in Bearfield means naked in-laws, cubs eating your dessert, and a mating frenzy. 



Le Moulin by JC Andrijeski ~ Spy. Assassin. Seer. Terian is all of those, but when he finds his first love a slave in war-torn Paris, he vows to save her. 



Jesse's Girl by Alison Foster ~ Jesse and Emma were the best of friends until the day she asked him to take her innocence, and he said no. 



Dude by Gillian Cherry ~ What happens when a curvy city girl heads to a Texas dude ranch for her long-lost mother’s wedding? 



The Billionaire Biker's Bitch by Layla Wilcox ~ Graduate [X] Break up with boyfriend [X] Perfect summer job [X] One crazy night [ ] 



Swaying Fate by Irma Geddon ~ Atropos, the Fate who ends lives, never expected to walk one night into Old Cupid’s bar and fall in love. 



First Class Scoundrel by Liv Morris ~ A recently jilted bride meets a devilishly handsome scoundrel in this tropical Pride and Prejudice. 



Gender Studies 101 by Dani Dundee ~ In a class of 100-odd women, there’s one guy, Thomas. I’m going to have a little fun.






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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TEASER TUESDAY (20)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of MizB of A Daily Rhythm.. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers  today are from

Perfect Touch 

by

Elizabeth Lowell


BLURB
The New York Times bestselling queen of romantic suspense returns with a heart-racing tale in which a former soldier turned rancher and a beautiful designer race to stop a vicious killer—a battle for survival that threatens to explode in an intense and irresistible passion.
An art dealer and owner of her own design studio, Perfect Touch, Sara Medina travels the world to find the ideal artwork for her clients. Her sophisticated, comfortable life in San Francisco is light years away from the poverty of her family’s dairy farm, and Sara will do whatever it takes to keep her business strong. A dedicated urban career woman focused on her work, she doesn’t have time or energy for a family or distracting romantic entanglements.
Jay Vermillion recently inherited Vermillion Sky, a working ranch near Wyoming’s breathtaking Grand Teton Mountains—and the estates of the rich and restless. While he was fighting in two wars, his father tried to keep the homestead running, until illness stole his fight and then his life. Jay’s determined to restore Vermillion Sky, but first he’s got to settle a vicious battle with his former stepmother over some of his late father’s paintings. The last thing on his mind is a finding a wife and creating a seventh generation of Vermillions.
When Jay hires Sara to handle his father’s artwork, it’s love at first sight—a mutually inconvenient attraction that is soon complicated by a double murder at the edge of the ranch and a potential betrayal even closer to home. Working together to unmask a murderer, Sara and Jay try to fight the intense heat between them. Then the killer targets Sara. And suddenly, Jay, the war-weary soldier, finds something he’s once again willing to die for . . 


TEASER 1

As soon the three men were out of hearing, Barton stepped toward Sara. “If you think you’re going to milk ranch funds for some phony family history, think again. I won’t allow—” “Three quarters beats one quarter every single time.” Her voice was cool. “Listen, you—” “I don’t like you,” Sara cut in. “You don’t like me. Live with it.” She turned and headed back to the house. “Bitch,” he said. “You better believe it.” Barton’s face flushed red


TEASER 2
“Shut up! I don’t need your whore’s wisdom.” “If whores were wise, you wouldn’t be here,” Jay said to Liza. “But you aren’t and here we are. You can spend the rest of your life trying to piss in my coffee or you can cut your losses and enjoy the good life you have.”



What do you think? Do you want ot read more?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Release Day Outbreak The Living by Deausha Kristal



    **** New Release****

Outbreak The Living  (Book 2)
By: Deausha Kristal
Buy Links:  AMAZON



Blurb: 


   Egypt and her family continue to struggle through the Zombie Apocalypse not knowing how it all started. With new alliances to be made, they are trying to figure out who can they trust and how to survive when resources begin to dwindle.
    It doesn't take long for Egypt and her family to realize that zombies aren't the worst of the evils lurking.  A new, more disturbing force takes them by surprise. When one of them gets taken, the others must band together and fight to save the bonds of family and friendship. 
    As the world continues crumbling down at her feet, Egypt goes through what no woman should ever have to. Will their tactics help them make it out alive, or will evil win in the end?
Weaponry and faith can only get them so far. What will it take for them to rise up and prevail through this new chaos?





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Make Me Whole Cover Reveal


Love has the power to mend one body, two minds, and make them whole again.

Title:  Make Me Whole
Author: Kaithlin Shepherd
Release Date:  TBA
Genre: Contemporary Romance with a hint of Cowboy
Cover Designer: Claire Smith 
PublisherHot Tree Publishing




Take the journey with the oldest Callaway brother as he finds and fights for true love.

Surviving the unimaginable, Jamie Caldwell finds herself at a crossroads. Her only chance at a full recovery sends her to Montana. Anxious but determined, Jamie is resolute on her mission to break free from her past, leading her into the care of Cole Callaway. Instantly, everything changes. Jamie knows the cowboy has the ability to help fight her demons, but opening up to him also gives him the power she’s just not ready to relinquish.

Returning from Afghanistan a different man, Cole Callaway is damaged. His new mission leads him to supporting wounded veterans and helping them get back some of what they’ve lost. With his own demons to battle, every day is a trial, but the moment Jamie Caldwell walks into his life, his focus and aim changes. Cole faces the biggest challenge of his life: Make Jamie stay in Montana and if he has his way, into his bed.






Kaithlin Shepherd was born and raised in Canada where she learned to figure skate and crafted a love affair with coffee. Growing up in a household filled by strong-headed women, she learned early on that life is what you make it. You’ve probably never met a bigger country music fan and in the words of Brooks and Dunn, she’s a die-hard ‘George Strait junkie.’ Constructing a world away from her real life, Kaithlin loves the feeling of creating a universe where her fans can forget about everything in their life. She loves writing about hot alphas and doesn’t shy away from turning up the heat with scorching hot sex scenes.






Friday, July 24, 2015

AJ Compton Release Blitz



The stunningly poignant and life-affirming debut novel by A.J. Compton

Title: The Counting Downers
Author:  A.J. Compton
Genre:  New Adult Romance
Release Date:  July 24, 2015
Cover Designer: CT Cover Creations

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Imagine if we could see how long everyone around us had left to live. But we weren’t allowed to know our own numbers…
Trying to make sense of life after the death of her beloved father, free spirit Matilda Evans meets Tristan Isaacs and discovers a marrow-deep connection with him.
No stranger to grief himself, lonely artist Tristan is in awe of Matilda’s fun and philosophical approach to life. With every second spent in her presence, he finds his views on life and loss changing, and begins to embrace the beauty of being alive.
As their friendship turns into something deeper, lessons are learned, memories are made, and legacies are created.
But with both of them knowing how long their soulmate has left in this lifetime, important questions have to be asked and tough decisions have to be made before time runs out.
The Counting-Downers is an inspiring story about life, loss, love, and making the most of every moment. 



Get yours now for the special launch price of $1.99




And suddenly, I realize that all those books and movies had gotten it wrong. 

When you find your souls reflection in another, you shouldn’t be aware of anything other than their body, yours, and the space between. 

You shouldn’t be looking for someone whose kiss causes you to escape reality by transporting you to another time and place. Look for the person whose kiss grounds you firmly in the moment, whose arms hold you safely in the now. 

When your lips lock with your destiny, you should be aware of every prickle on your skin that rises to greet them, every strand of their hair that caresses your fingers, every gasp of air that reaches your ears. 

Most of us kiss with our eyes closed. But that’s not always a good thing. It depends why they’re shut. 

If you asked most people to imagine themselves in a situation, the first thing they would do is close their eyes. 

You should kiss with your eyes closed to heighten your other senses and block out everything but the now, not to escape to somewhere else. 

Reality should be better than your imagination. 

Because when it’s right, like this is right, you won’t have to use your imagination at all. 




A.J. Compton is a 23 year-old Londoner, professional dreamer, and full time over-thinker. A big believer in going after your dreams, she decided to practice what she preaches and finally finish one of the many incomplete manuscripts she’s started over the years. 

A University of Cambridge graduate, A.J. is currently in a polygamous relationship with an embarrassing number of book boyfriends.

Those two facts are not related. Honestly.

She loves people-watching and exploring her observations in her writing. 

She really hates writing about herself in the third person.




Friday 56 (8)

FRIDAY 56 
 is a fun meme hosted by Freda's Voice


If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56.

Rules:
*Grab a book, anbook.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it here.


It's that simple.



My choice today is from

Two Hearts
by
James Eric Richey



BLURB
Jaxon Tagget is a cattle-rancher’s son, born and raised on the Double T, just outside of Dillon, Montana. In love with his high-school sweetheart, Annie, Jaxon proposes on graduation night, presenting her with a wedding ring made from gold he mined himself. Annie accepts immediately, to the horror of her bitter, man-hating mother.
Jaxon’s a wonderful husband, but the warnings of Annie’s mother linger in the young bride’s ears. And it doesn’t help that women continue to fall all over the markedly handsome Jaxon.
Unaware of his wife’s persistent doubts, Jaxon is struggling with his own troubles when he finds out his dad is sorely in need of money to save the ranch. But hope glimmers gold when he rediscovers the old mine on the Double T.


While Jaxon travels to verify the mine’s productivity, Annie grows increasingly suspicious. Is Jaxon’s absence what it seems, or does he have another, less faithful reason for his travels? When Annie sees a picture of the beautiful laboratory owner whom Jaxon is visiting, she’s sure the only gold he’s interested in is long, blond hair. Is Annie right, or will it be her doubts that forever sever their Two Hearts?


FRIDAY 56

“This represents all the money I have in the world, two dollars and sixty-three cents. I gladly and willingly give you all the money I have. I know it isn’t much.” He closed his fist around the money and raised his hand to his chest, just over his heart. “But, what I do offer you is every beat of my heart, today and every day, from now until forever. I’m yours, and I promise I will always be yours. I love you, Annie Bradley. Will you marry me?”

Taken from approximately page 56 of the ebook based on my calculations.