Spotlight and Giveaway: Ultimate Courage by Piper J Drake

ULTIMATE COURAGE Banner

 

LOVE IS AN ACT OF BRAVERY

Retired Navy SEAL Alex Rojas is putting his life back together, one piece at a time. Being a single dad to his young daughter and working at Hope’s Crossing Kennels to help rehab a former guard dog, he struggles every day to control his PTSD. But when Elisa Hall shows up, on the run and way too cautious, she unleashes his every protective instinct.

Elisa’s past never stays in her rearview mirror for long, and she refuses to put anyone else in danger. But with Alex guarding her so fiercely yet looking at her so tenderly, she’s never felt safer . . . or more terrified that the secrets she keeps could put countless people in grave peril. The only way for both to fully escape their demons will take the ultimate act of courage: letting go and learning to trust each other.

 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: Ultimate Courage

Author: Piper J. Drake

Read more

Guest Post and Giveaway: Reckless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell

 

This morning I have a guest post from Kari Lynn Dell, as well as a chance for you to win her new release Reckless in Texas!

What am I going to do on book release day? by Kari Lynn Dell

People ask me all the time. They have visions of champagne corks popping and confetti flying when the curtains swing back to reveal stacks of the shiny new book in all its grandeur as the smartly-dressed crowd cheers.

And it’s exactly like that, if you replace the champagne with a mug of tea, and the smartly dressed crowd with me, my cat and Max the Cowdog slouched around my laptop.

The boring truth is, for most of us release day is a virtual event and all the excitement happens online, chatting with readers via blog tours and Facebook parties and getting high fives from writer friends who know exactly how exciting/terrifying this moment is, and understand completely why you can’t decide whether to run outside and dance barefoot on the lawn or huddle in a blanket fort behind the couch. Either way I can show up in my pajamas and I don’t have to put on makeup, but it’s sort of a bummer that I don’t get to wear my truly awesome new shoes.

Read more

Spotlight and Giveaway: Secret Dream by Lindsay McKenna @TastyBookTours @lindsaymckenna

 
Lia just wants him to meet her parents.
Why does this feel like the fight of his life?

 
SECRET DREAM
DELOS Series 1B
Lindsay McKenna
Releasing July 25th, 2016
Blue Turtle Publishing

 
Ex-Navy SEAL Cav Jordan faces danger daily in his job as a security expert. He even faced down a gang of South American drug dealers to protect his fiancée, Lia Cassidy. So why is he terrified of meeting her parents? Having lived through his own horrible childhood Cav can’t understand the situation is he is walking into. Lia just wants him to meet her parents. Why does this feel like the fight of his life?
 
Novella: The continued story of Cav and Lia from Nowhere to Hide, book 1 of the Delos Series. 

BUY NOW
Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Excerpt

“Steve Cassidy. Welcome, Mr. Jordan., We owe you a lot.” He gripped Cav’s hand, and choked out, “You saved Lia’s life. Thank you…”

Read more

Spotlight and Giveaway: As Rich as a Rogue by Jade Lee

This morning I have an excerpt from Jade Lee’s As Rich as a Rogue, as well as chance for you to win a copy!  Isn’t the cover cute?

Excerpt As Rich as a Rogue by Jade Lee

Peter Norwood, Lord Whitly, has returned from India to woo the only woman to fire his blood, Miss Mari Powel. Unfortunately, he doesn’t realize a casual comment from him before he left cursed her with the label of Wayward Welsh and her sister as the Wild One. The nicknames have destroyed their chances for a good marriage. In this scene, he comes to ask her why she despises him so.

***

“You are an odious man,” she snapped.

And right there was what he’d come to discover. She obviously still held him in contempt, but for the life of him, he couldn’t see why.

He shifted his weight so he was sitting more fully on the table. It wasn’t a proper way to be in front of a lady, but he was trying to encourage her to feel less proper around him. They were alone. It was a lucky stroke that Lady Illston’s butler was amenable to bribery.

But far from being more casual in his presence, she tightened even more. Her hands twitched, and her brows narrowed. Clearly, she didn’t like his air of insouciance, so he relaxed even more. It was the imp in him, he was sure, but he did like vexing her.

“I have a wager with one of my oldest friends,” he began.

Read more

Guest Post: Fire Danger by Claire Davon

This morning I have a guest post from Clare Davon, author of Fire Danger.   Grab a cup of coffee and check it out!

The evolution of Fire Danger by Clare Davon

My recently released paranormal romance Fire Danger, the first in a projected five book series, started life about ten years ago. I’d had this idea for immortal-but-not-unkillable Elementals loosely tied to the four elements whose job it was to protect the human world from their Demonos counterparts. I wrote the first hundred pages in a fever, ideas flying out of my head and onto the paper.

Well. The project stalled when I hit a point that required a far deeper knowledge of world politics than I had. I had ideas about diamond mines and political maneuverings and…it just bogged down. I tried to slog through it, I even wrote around the sticky point and crafted the end (which has remained largely intact) but I couldn’t break through that wall. There were other reasons too, my vagueness around Challenge and what it actually meant chief among them and I wound up putting this book to the side. It was something I wanted to get back to but time went by as time is wont to do. It was always there in the back of my mind like a mantra “finish the Elementals. Finish the Elementals.”

Read more

Spotlight: Born of Magic by Missy Jane

Born of Magic (Gargoyle Masters, Book 2) by Missy Jane

Date of Publication: July 12, 2016

Blurb

Guarding the kingdom is child’s play compared to guarding their hearts.

Gargoyle Masters, Book 2

As his month-long guard duty comes to an end, Master Wynnston should be looking forward to well-deserved time away from the king’s castle. Instead, he feels strangely reluctant to leave. When Zephara of the Pastelle race arrives, he realizes why.

The stunning, silver-eyed ambassador is the woman his heart, body, and soul have been waiting for. She’s also a powerful wizard who will endure the test of the Twenty. Wynn has never been afraid to woo a strong woman, but winning and keeping Zephara’s love will test him to the limit.

Meanwhile, pure chance has finally led Master Kephas to find the runaway Princess Theodora. But before he can return the frightened, skittish beauty to her father, he must win her trust—and her heart.

Physical strength will do Wynn and Kephas no good as they face their challenges. And two women will search deep within themselves for the strength, courage—and tenderness—to bring two powerful men to their knees.

Read more

Spotlight and Giveaway: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

A Promise of Fire Blog Tour Graphic 1

This morning I have an excerpt from A Promise of Fire, along with a link so you can read the first five chapters!  I also have a chance for you to win a copy!  I am really looking forward to this one.  What about you?

Title: A Promise of Fire

Series: Kingmaker Chronicles, #1

Author: Amanda Bouchet

Pubdate: August 2nd, 2016

ISBN: 9781492621898

KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER…

BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT

Catalia “Cat” Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods—and her homicidal mother—have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.

Read more

Spotlight and Giveaway: CATCHING CASSIDY and DISCOVERING DELILAH by @Melissa_Foster @TastyBookTours @TastyBookPR

 
a sexy, hot, and evocatively real New Adult Romance series

 
CATCHING CASSIDY
Harborside Nights #1
Melissa Foster
Released April 2015
World Literary Press
 
 
Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents. Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents’ death and to try to figure out his next step.
 
Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands—but that’s what best friends are for, isn’t it? Having each other’s backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family’s summer home—but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along?
Read more