Sunday, April 26, 2015

#99centSALE BLITZ: Black & White by Traci Hayden


Beth Huntley, photographer and devoted bachelorette, doesn’t believe in true love. Too much hurt and disappointment has left her hiding behind the camera. All she can see is a black and white world around her. 

William Lorde, widower and father, was once an open and carefree man. The loss of his wife has left him wrapped up in the needs of his little girl. He can no longer see the colors of the world as he struggles each and every day. 

What happens when these two similarly different people meet and help each other to step out of the world they’ve created for themselves? Will they find a love that helps them heal from the past, enjoy their present and create a beautiful future?






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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WITH MY UTMOST APPRECIATION, THANK YOU TO:

April 15th through 21st I ran a review and promo tour for all my titles through Magic of Books Promotions. Tami, who runs MoB, is AMAZING to work with. Seriously, if you're an author, you should reach out to her. There are some raffle winners still to be drawn, both from the participants in the tour and from the readers . . . y'all will be contacted soon! 
The 99 cent Divine Trilogy sale was a huge success (at least in my book) so thank you to everyone who shared or purchased a copy!




AND EVERY OTHER READER, AUTHOR, BLOGGER, AND REVIEWER WHO JOINED IN.

*If I missed you, I am SO sorry. Over 80 blogs participated so I did my best to try and find all the posts and reviews. <3 <3 <3 











Wednesday, April 15, 2015

REVIEW TOUR & GIVEAWAY with MegaSale: Author R.E. Hargrave


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Author to AUTHOR Teaser Tuesday: Unscheduled Departure by T.M. Franklin #FREEBIE

Teaser Tuesday
Today for #TeaserTuesday we get a teaser AND a BONUS!
In the U.S., tomorrow is Tax Day, so how about a little freebie to help ease the pain a bit?

UNSCHEDULED DEPARTURE by T.M. Franklin is FREE today and tomorrow!

Unscheduled Departure

Summary

Rowan Elliott is devastated when her boyfriend, Finn, tells her he’s moving across the country to take over the family business, and thrilled when he changes his mind at the last minute and gets off the plane.
But then things get . . . weird. Finn’s acting strange, and Ro’s getting mysterious phone calls that have her questioning if her boyfriend’s really who she thinks he is. As Ro races to figure out what’s going on, she discovers it’s more complicated than she could have ever imagined.
And if she’s not careful, she could lose her Finn forever.


Here's a little taste...


"Ro, I have no idea what you're talking about," he said, pulling to an abrupt stop in the parking lot of my apartment building. "I never left a voicemail. Not today."
I fumbled in my bag for my phone. I was not imagining this. "You did. You called—" I thumbed through my calls and held it up victoriously so he could see. "—at 12:06 p.m. today. See?"
His eyes narrowed at the screen. "That says Private Number."
"Yeah. Yeah, I know. I was going to ask you about that."
"Why do you think that was me?"
I rolled my eyes. "Because you left a voicemail!" My voice grew louder, a little screechy, but I couldn't help it.
"Babe, I never left you a voicemail today!" Finn said, aggravation growing in his own tone. He pulled out his own phone and stabbed at it a few times. Finn's familiar ringtone sounded on my phone, his picture popping up on the screen, along with his name.
"See?" he said. "At 12:06 I was driving. I didn't call you. Whoever that Private Number was, it wasn't me." He tapped his phone and the ringtone stopped.
I stared at my phone and rubbed my forehead. My stomach roiled and an ache throbbed behind my eyes. "I don't understand. I heard—"
"Let me listen to the voicemail."
"It...got deleted." I met Finn's unreadable gaze and knew how it sounded. Weird. Crazy. But I had heard him. It was Finn.
Wasn't it?

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T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader's Choice Awards. She's since written three additional novels and several best-selling short stories...and there's always more on the way.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015

COVER REVEAL Author to AUTHOR Sneak Peek Sunday: The Truth be Told by Jeanne McDonald

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Cover Reveal
The Truth Be Told (Book 3)
Series: The Truth in Lies Saga
Author: Jeanne McDonald
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Jada D'Lee Designs
Expected Release Date: May 18, 2015

 
Jeanne McDonald is an author, a mother, a wife, a student of knowledge and of life, a coffee addict, a philosophy novice, a pop culture connoisseur, inspired by music, encouraged by words, and a believer in true love. When she's not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, enjoying a great film, chatting with friends or diligently working toward her bachelor's degree in literature. A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.
 


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From the moment Andrew Wise and McKenzie Evans first met, they tried to fight the magnetism that pulled them together. No matter how hard they struggled with their feelings, their love was a force so strong that neither of them could deny it.
The news of Olivia Hamilton’s pregnancy, and the understanding that Drew is the father, led McKenzie to flee with the hope of rectifying her secret betrayal of falling in love with her best friend’s boyfriend. However, when Drew showed up and declared his undying love for her, McKenzie could no longer deny the truth. She and Drew were destined for each other.
McKenzie now has no choice but to face Olivia in order for her and Drew to move on with their lives together. Secrets and lies may have kept them apart, but now, in the light of the truth, their legacy shines as pure as their love.
For as long as Drew can remember, there has always been tension between him and his father, Jonathan. This time is proving no different. Since sharing the truth of his past with McKenzie, Drew is emboldened by her unwavering love and acceptance of the man he is. He’ll do anything necessary to protect the woman he loves and the life he’s come to understand she deserves. With Jonathan and Olivia teamed together to rip them apart, Drew and McKenzie, along with the aid of some unexpected allies, must join forces to overcome the obstacles that will inevitably come their way.
In this much anticipated final installment of The Truth in Lies Saga, Drew and McKenzie will unite together to conquer the past, face the future, and uncover the truth in lies that threaten to destroy them. Love brought them together and love will set them free.







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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

NEW RELEASE & INTERVIEW: Eire's Devil King by Sandi Layne (Bk 3 of Eire's Viking Trilogy)

 
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PRESENTS. . .
RELEASE DAY BLAST

Éire's Devil King
Book 3 of Éire's Viking Trilogy
by Sandi Layne

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Release Date: April 2 , 2015
Genre: FICTION / Historical Fiction Time Periods/ Medieval / Viking
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-376-8
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


~~SUMMARY~~
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A man of ability and ambition, Tuirgeis Erlingrson has nurtured the desire to carve a place of leadership for himself on the Green Island, Éire, that he has raided multiple times. After the death of his wife in Nordweg, he takes his surviving son to Éire. Having connections with his adopted brother, Cowan, and Agnarr, his former countryman, Tuirgeis feels he has the support he needs to make his claims strong.
Agnarr is torn. His promise to Aislinn to remain with her on Éire is still in force, and he resists Tuirgeis’s requests to join the conquering forces from Nordweg. He desires above all things to maintain a safe home for his wife and children in Dal Fíatach. Charis encourages Cowan to do the same, though this makes for tense moments between them.
After initial disastrous attempts to achieve his ambition, Tuirgeis comes to learn that there is more to claiming a kingship than merely overpowering the locals. Tuirgeis finds himself at odds with the very people he had hoped would reinforce him. In addition, he wants to establish his father-line. He has one son; he wants another to be born of Éire. Will the woman of his choice accept and support him?
At length, Agnarr and Aislinn—though she is heavy with child—sail with Cowan and Charis to join Tuirgeis as he battles over one final summer to attain the High Kingship of the island.
Tuirgeis knows he doesn’t have long to make his claims; the Danes are coming in greater numbers than before. As he wins men of Éire to his cause, he has to maintain the relationships he has already fostered with Agnarr and Cowan. Charis finds that her Otherworldly gifts are needed by a man she considers her enemy.
 
~~EXCERPT~~
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It was dark in the langhús, save for the glowing of the coals banked in the fire ring. Agnarr enjoyed his wife’s responsiveness to him, and when they made love, he never forgot to thank his new God for letting her live through the births of the children their bodies made together. Before the sun crept under the door and through the shutters over the new windows, they were smiling and silent and relishing the moments—he knew there would only be moments—before the children stirred in the bench-bed they shared. Later, as their son and daughter began shifting restlessly prior to awakening, Agnarr sat up and blew out a breath. “Wife.” “Yes, husband?” She joined him, finding his hand with hers in the shadowy enclosure of their private area. “We need to be ready. You need to be ready. You and the children.” She sighed and shifted on the blankets so that she was looking directly at him. As was her habit, she continued to touch him with her fingers as she spoke. “I can fight. And you gave Dow a real knife at the Christ Mass.” Discomfort tightened his stomach as he shook his head. “You need to be able to escape, just in case.” He knew far too well what would happen if someone found his attractive wife. Someone whom he didn’t know. Someone who would find her dark hair appealing and the tatú on her cheek mysterious and alluring. Someone who would want to take her as their leman, as he had once taken Charis. Someone who might take his son as a slave. Jaw tightening in anger, he shook his head again. Hard. “You know what can happen to you.” Her eyes were on his face, and he met their steady gaze. “And the children. You need to be able to get away. We should find a way to make you safe.”
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~~INTERVIEW with SANDI LAYNE~~

Hello! Thanks so much for hosting me on the Éire’s Devil King blog tour. :) I had fun picking interview questions, so I hope you get at least a smile. :) 

If you were a tree, what would you be? 
I’m thinking a palm tree, complete with coconuts. Sturdy enough to stand tall, but flexible enough to bend in the storm, for the most part. 

What was the best thing before sliced bread? 
Betty White. 


Do you know how to drop an egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it? 
I do, and I have done so, in fact. I’ve also dropped one from the top of a three-story building to concrete paving and the egg stayed whole. It was fun. Or, there is the soaking it until it bounces approach…

Which is the one television character that you simply adore? 
From a current series (as of this interview)? The only show I’m watching at present is VIKINGS on History Channel. On this show, the character I’d have to say I adore is probably Athelstan. I don’t always agree with him, but I enjoy him.

What makes you angry? Are you short-tempered? How do you overcome your anger? 
Being ignored is never a good thing. I am not short-tempered, but I do work to control my temper, because I am easily frustrated. Does that make sense? When I’m mad, I talk it out with myself, if I have the luxury to do so. If I don’t, I remove myself from the situation and clean or something while silently having it out in my head, so I know what to say to make the best effect when I’m ready to rejoin the fray.

Which is your most cherished childhood memory? 
I have so many awesome memories. One of the very best of them involved camping. We used to go to a place called O’Neil Park in California—it wasn’t too far from where we lived, but it was all woodsy and everything. One night, we fell asleep at home and woke up in our camper in O’Neil Park because our parents had surprised us. For months, we’d go to sleep in anticipation on possible camping weekends, just hoping we’d wake up away from home.

Which is your favorite time of the day? 
Oh, the hours before dawn. Probably between four and six in the morning. I enjoy being up, having coffee, and getting to read or write without worrying about the clock. It’s delightful.

What is the craziest thing you've ever done? 
The statute of limitations has expired on this one, so I suppose I can share it… This was in response to a high school boyfriend’s having liberated one of the flashing lights and leaving it on my porch. I one-upped him and took an entire roadblock complete with flashing light to his house and asked his mom if I could put it in his room, because he was out that evening. She let me. Months later, I used the roadblock as a prop in a dance production at school and then left it out in the middle of the road, thereby returning it. So I borrowed it. Really. More than thirty years ago, so… Yeah. 


Which is your most favorite place in this earth? My imagination. And I can take it anywhere.

 
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
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Award winning author of short Celtic fiction, Sandi Layne is the creator of the Éire's Viking Trilogy, as well as works of contemporary Christian romance.
She began by self-publishing her novels in 2000, garnering a loyal group of readers whom she continues to appreciate to this day.
Married for more than twenty years to a fantastic man, she has two sons, no pets, and a plethora of imaginary friends. Her interests range from ancient civilizations to science fiction. With degrees in English and Ministry, she also claims Theology’s crimson Masters collar which she has been known to don on rare occasions.
If you drive by her window before dawn, it is likely she’ll have a light on for you. Or at the very least, she’ll be alert on twitter. She invites you to visit her online space at http://sandyquill.com.


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~~PRAISE FOR EIRE'S DEVIL KING~~


"If you are looking for a read that makes history read real, this is the series for you." - Kathie on Goodreads

"This is how historical fiction should be done. ...  love was a deep and abiding theme, as was loyalty to family and leaders. Bonds will be tested and hearts will be broken." - Lissa Bryan
 
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