Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reconnected & Disconnected by Bethany Daniel


Book 1
Four years ago, Kate Parker was Katy Warren. Wife to Hollywood's newest star, Liam Warren, she thought her marriage would stay the same when she and her new husband moved to L.A., but she was wrong. 

One night after a particularly crazy party, she threatened to leave if Liam could no longer be the man she married. Unfortunately, he didn't believe her until she was gone. Katy left Liam and Hollywood behind, disappearing without a trace, but couldn't bring herself to ever officially end their marriage. 

Now, Katy is just Kate. She's living in college dorms with her best friend Krista, working towards a psychology degree. As far as she's concerned, Liam is out of sight and out of mind. 

That is, until he shows up on campus while he's in town filming his latest movie. 

Sparks fly, both good and bad, and Katy has to decide if she can handle Liam and his world again... and more importantly, if she can trust him with her heart again. 


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                                                          Book 2
Four years ago, Liam Warren was on top of the world. He was a newlywed, he was discovered by Excite Entertainment, and he finally got to leave the small Nevada town where he grew up with his wife, Katy. But when they moved to L.A., Liam got too caught up in the Hollywood life. Parties, drinking, and girls clouded his mind. His marriage was no longer his priority, and he pushed Katy away. 

One night, Katy came home to find their mansion filled with half-clothed women and Hollywood's partying elite. She told Liam she would leave if things didn't get better, but he was so wrapped up in his new life that he didn't believe her... at least, not until she was gone, and all he had left of her was a note that tore him apart.

But, although she disappeared, Katy never officially divorced him. And when a movie brings him to Georgia, a tour of a local college campus unexpectedly brings him face to face with his wife again. 

Four years apart has changed a lot of things for the both of them, but when it comes down to it, their connection is still there. Liam sets out to show Katy that their love is worth fighting for, hoping he can regain her trust and prove to her that he has no intention of ever letting her go again. 

Disconnected can be read as a stand-alone, but reading both Connected novels offers fans a deeper understanding of the characters in the series. 

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Bethany Daniel lives in Texas with her husband and 2 boys. She enjoys reading, photography and of course, writing. When she's not doing that she spends a lot of time chasing her 3 and 4 year old!






Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Falling Stars by Charles Sheehan-Miles

Title - Falling Stars
Author - Charles Sheehan-Miles


Synopsis:

Crank Wilson and Julia Thompson love each other madly. But after Crank’s huge mistake during the summer, on the road with Crank’s rock band Morbid Obesity, they aren't getting along. 

Sean Wilson and Carrie Thompson are the seventeen year old younger siblings of Julia and Crank. Carrie is on her way to New York to start college at Columbia University and Sean is on his way home to Boston. For the next five days, they’re stuck in a car. Along the way, they’ll contend with screaming matches, giant spiders and a 240-pound pissed off Marine. 

And the whole way, Crank will be faced with one question. After he screwed up so badly, is there any way he can win Julia back?




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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Break My Fall by J.T. Cameron

Title – Break My Fall (book 1 in the No Limits Series)
Author – J.T. Cameron
Genre – New Adult, Contemporary Romance 



Synopsis:

Running...

When Leah’s ex-boyfriend Kevin betrays her in a horrifically public way, she leaves town to spend her last summer of college in a place where no one knows who she is or what happened to her.
 

All she wants is a little peace of mind and some good surfing so she can regroup before returning for her senior year.
 

Avoiding...

After his own tragedy a few years ago, Drew developed an entirely new and unique outlook on life and became a risk-taker, daring and dangerous, everything Leah wanted to avoid.
 

But a bizarre encounter forces her to let Drew into her life, little by little, secret by secret. He’s smart, funny, persistent, and makes money in a rather unconventional way.
 

Falling...

They share a mutual fascination and attraction, until her past with Kevin complicates her present with Drew, making Leah question her future.
 

Just as her life seems to be spinning out of control, Leah learns that sometimes you save someone by letting them save you.

(BREAK MY FALL, the first book in the No Limits series, is a complete, full-length novel that can also be read as a stand-alone.)


EXCERPT ONE

I had talked to Drew on three previous occasions over the summer, each time wanting nothing more than to be left alone. Our fourth conversation took place the day I got arrested, and it changed everything.
It was the middle of July and Tropical Storm Andrea was bearing down on the South Carolina coast. Most people were secure in their homes for the day, avoiding the winds and flash flooding, heeding the warnings of local officials.
But to me, those warnings were made to be ignored, especially when the advisories called for waves that would be six to eight feet high.
Surfing is how I find peace. It’s the purest form of escape I’ve ever known. I had always felt like that, but after what happened to me a couple of months ago, having an escape from everyday life was more critical to my survival than ever.
I had fled from my life a few months ago, leaving Florida and ending up in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. I had escaped in a literal, physical sense, but I still craved the mental escape, and for me there was no better way to do that than riding waves.
The tide was going out—a good thing in any tropical storm or hurricane—and as I walked across the sand toward the water, the incoming waves hurled themselves toward the beach, crashing violently and disintegrating, followed shortly by another, another, another… The waves here on Isle of Palms are sometimes pretty decent and surfing-worthy, but nothing like the ones provided by Tropical Storm Andrea.
I walked into the ocean, feeling the undertow pulling at my ankles, almost urging me to go farther out, an urging I didn’t need because I was about to get in some of the best surfing I’d had since arriving here.
Past the first few breakers, I placed my board down on the water, flopped my belly down on it, and began paddling. First straight out, then parallel to the beach, waiting for the wave that would take me back to shore.
I chose my wave, paddling myself into position. My brain switched into what I call Surfing Escape Mode:
I’m on the wave. It’s powerful. Rough. Almost violent. It pushes me. Lifts me.
I’m free.
I have to work to remain free—flexing my leg muscles; using my arms to balance my body; shifting my center mass to stay steady; all of this is work, hard work, but the payoff is being free.
It’s usually over in a matter of seconds like that. But those real-time seconds are long dream-like minutes, and that’s exactly what I desire.
The freedom didn’t last long that day, though, because as I trudged through the knee-deep water where the ride ended, I looked up and saw a cop. He stood facing me, a few dozen yards away up on the beach.
I don’t know how long he had been there. Probably just a few minutes. But if he’d been yelling, I hadn’t heard it, thanks to the noise of the roiling Atlantic, and the wind. It was mid-afternoon, but the storm made it seem like dusk. Using his flashlight, the cop motioned for me to get out of the water and come toward him.
I had a choice to make: either pick up my board and obey the officer, or ignore him and go back out for one more wave.



EXCERPT TWO (This takes place during Leah and Drew's first serious conversation.)

He picked up his hat and held it over the empty plate, wringing it out. There wasn’t very much water in it, just enough to make a little puddle on the plate. He put the hat on, pulled it down just enough to where I could still see his eyes. He finally answered, and it wasn’t what I expected at all.
“You’re the first girl I’ve ever seen surfing around here. I mean really surfing, not just messing around. That interested me. That’s why I talked to you those times. Because you were different. Like me. You’re a risk-taker, but something’s holding you back. Something happened to you. That’s why you’re here. That’s why you mostly keep to yourself. That’s why you have those walls up.”
I felt my eyes narrowing in anger. I didn’t like this at all. Everything he was saying was true. And it pissed me off. I slid off the seat and stood. “I have to go.”
I started walking toward the door and I had just picked up my surfboard when he said, “Leah, wait. I’m sorry.”
I turned around.
He got up and moved toward me. “It’s raining like crazy, it’s still windy. At least let me drive you home.”
I looked out the window and saw that it was still quite blustery. Walking home with this surfboard wouldn’t have been much fun. And it was only a short distance, which meant I wouldn’t have to put up with him for long. I pushed the door open and started to walk out. “Okay. But stop psychoanalyzing me.”
He held the door open for me. “Done.”


Playlist
Keane - Everybody's Changing
Avila - All Shook Up
Martin Solveig - The Night Out
Charlene Soraia - Wherever You Will Go
Brandi Carlile - The Story
Ryan Adams – Wonderwall
The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
Madilyn Bailey – Titanium
Lissie - Go Your Own Way
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know


Author Bio
J.T. Cameron is an author and major peanut butter addict. BREAK MY FALL, a New Adult contemporary romance, is available now. J.T. lives in Charleston, South Carolina, and when not writing, spends a lot of time reading, watching movies, cooking, and enjoying a night out on the town that hopefully doesn't involve interacting with the police.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Resolutions Book Blitz


Synopsis:

DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality…

As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing…

On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.



Note: Resolutions is a private black ops agency specializing in the near-impossible extractions of kidnap victims, hostages, and all forms of intelligence other agencies have failed to retrieve.

Resolutions

Honor Guard Series


About The Author

Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer. As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own. Who needed Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head? When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories. On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairytales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending. Her girls loved it.
After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in. It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.





Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world. And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.



 
Resolutions was a finalist in the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier contest
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What Readers are saying:

"I love the sexual tension between Eve and Mac. The hot, steamy Colombian jungle makes a great backdrop for a love story that begins with two ex-lovers on the run."

-K. Kishpaugh, Amazon


"The action and suspense were nonstop. Eve was believable as a tough and persistent female protagonist. And I liked how she and Mac's characters developed throughout the story.”

-Marie, Amazon

“Nonstop action and plenty of sexual tension between the lead characters. A quick, suspenseful read. I would recommend this to my friends.”

-Lady A, Amazon
 

“A good read with plenty of action. I liked the gun battle scenes. They were well paced and for fairly accurate. Mendoza was played well and I enjoyed Mac and Eve's determination to stop him.”

-Cooper, Amazon

Enjoy the following excerpt for RESOLUTIONS:

Beefy hands wrenched Eve awake from a fevered sleep, pulled her from the cell, and shoved her into a musty-smelling hallway. I’m being moved? A guard pushed her with one hand, keeping a tight grip on an AK-47 rifle with his other.


Her shoulder throbbed in perfect cadence with the pains shooting through her broken wrist, and she had one badass headache from being punched in the face a few too many times. Using her good hand, she walked fingers across one cheek, then the other. The right side was totally numb. Her eye had swollen shut, and she couldn’t see a damn thing out of it. She ran her tongue across her teeth and tasted the tart, copper flavor of blood. Three teeth loose. Well, at least they’re still in place.


In spite of the relentless pain, she stayed determined to survive whatever Mendoza dished out. She wasn’t a quitter. No, sir. Duncan Falls, Iowa didn’t grow quitters. Eve ignored the constant ache in her ribs, courtesy of a guard’s overzealous kick, and took in a deep breath. She willed herself to stay alert, to keep pushing. Escape. Third times the charm


Eve slapped the guard’s dirty hand. “Hey, Pedro, stop being so damned pushy. Where we going anyway? We got a hot date I’ve forgotten about?”


He looked puzzled then shoved her again.
 

“Don’t understand English, do you, Diego? Bet you understand this.” Eve drove her elbow into the guard’s face. Thick rubbery cartilage gave, and she whooped triumphantly.

Blood squirted from his nose and he screamed.


Eve stepped back. “Yep, I’m pretty sure you understand that.”


Unable to grab the guard’s assault rifle, she clutched her injured shoulder, and took off in a slow jog, no longer able to push any harder.


Her escape was short lived.


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No Trespassing by Brei Betzold

Title: No Trespassing
Author: Brei Betzold
Cover Design: Robin at Wicked by Design
-Synopsis-
Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Murphy has plans.  After spending four years in the Army he’s headed home.  He was ready to settle down, marry his girl and run his ranch in the panhandle of Texas.  Only plans change, people change, and what he thought once was is irrevocably changed.
McKenna ‘Mac’ Wyatt should be out making mistakes, living her life as every other 21 year old college student.  Instead she’s stuck in a small town where everyone knows her family’s dirty little secrets.  Instead of going to college like she once dreamed, she finds herself once again minimizing her mama’s path of destruction.
Can a lost soldier and a small town pariah find a way to make it through their rocky past and see what’s been right in front of them all along?  Or will the town’s opinion, mistakes made, and history reliving itself prove they never should have been?

:About Brei:
Stay at home mom to one very interesting little boy. I have been writing since 7th grade when my English teacher turned me onto poetry and never stopped. Thank you Mrs. Williams. In high school I had yet another English teacher inspire me to start writing short stories where I found my first true love, turning words into something so simple yet complex that it can move other people to love it or hate it, but in the end to feel emotions about something I created.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Searching For Tomorrow Blitz


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Some people are blessed to find that one certain person who completes them.

Wrynn’s yesterdays were what others only dream of having. She and Tripp were the best of friends before they even thought about love. They had the fairy tale life where ‘like’ turns into ‘love’, and ‘love’ becomes ‘happily ever after’.

What happens when life conspires against you, and snatches your soul mate from your arms?

…only her forever love ended much too soon.

Broken beyond her own ability to repair, Wrynn boxes up her grief and attempts to raise her three girls the best she can on her own. As time slowly passes, Wrynn relives her life with Tripp while struggling most days to get out of bed. She is reminded of him at every turn.

How do you set your grief and anguish aside? How do you pick up the shattered pieces, put those pieces back together again, and try to move on?

Wrynn tries to find the joy in life every single day through her daughters, family, and friends. Her twin brother Liam has dedicated himself to helping Wrynn put her life back together after losing his own love. On the other hand, her mother-in-law lives to torment her at every turn. Wrynn can't even find a chance to breathe, much less a desire to somehow search for her tomorrow.







If you are reading this, I think you should know that "About me" sounds so very pretentious to me. I guess that is what I am supposed to write about, so here it goes!

Kathryn is a simple country girl who likes to spend time with her hubba, hunka hubby, her three kids and her friends. She loves to cook and really loves to eat! During the spring and summer, you will more than likely find her outside puttering around in her garden. When the veggies start coming in, she will probably be sweating over a hot canner in the kitchen, canning all the goodies she is blessed with. Kathryn likes to hike and go camping, and as a Girl Scout leader, she gets to do this pretty often! On cold winter nights, you will probably find her wrapped in a warm blanket, lost in a good book, while sitting in her rocking chair on the front porch!

Kathryn was born and raised in North Carolina, and while she loves to travel, she can't imagine ever leaving the mountains that she has come to call home. Not a day goes by that Kathryn doesn't thank God for abundantly blessing her. He has been so good to her, and she is very grateful. She holds Jeremiah 29:11 very close to her heart and believes it with every fiber of her being. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Kathryn loves flip flops, chocolate, sweet tea and dirt between her toes. As far back as she can remember, she's had a book in her hand. Reading has carried her to places she will never go. It has introduced her to people that she will never meet. When life is great and when it is rough, she's always been able to find a book to carry her through. She finally decided to write down some of the stories in her head (yes, be scared) and heart after dawdling around and wasting years dreaming. She hopes you enjoy reading those stories as much as she loves writing them!






The Temptation of Lila and Ethan


The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen (10/22/13)

On the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect fa├žade. She'll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden-which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there's only one person who's there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.


Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn't do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila's pretty princess image, Ethan can't deny they have a deeper connection than he's used to. If he's not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he's learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.


When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her



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The Temptation of Lila and Ethan excerpt:


“Why do you think it’s so hard to be alone?” Lila asks, struggling to keep her eyes open as she gazes out


at the night sky through the cab window.


I’m turned sideways in the seat, with my knee up, so I’m facing her, even though she won’t look


at me. I lost count of how many shots we had hours ago and I can barely comprehend


how we got to a cab—stumbling, laughing, as she rubbed her hand up the front of my jeans. No, that


can’t be right, can it?


“I think being alone is fan-fucking-tastic. . . well, maybe . . .sometimes . . .” I mumble, draping


my arm on the back of the seat. I stare at her for a moment, taking in her bare skin in the


moonlight. I want to touch it. Lick it. Even bite it.


I’m bursting with sexual energy and I channel it to my foot on the floor, bouncing my knee.


There’s something different about tonight, something out of the ordinary, this strange need


to keep getting closer to Lila. It could be the alcohol. Or it could be something else, but there’s no way


my tequila-soaked mind is going to reach any sort of answer.


Lila turns her head toward me, her pupils wide and shiny. “Why are you staring at me like that?”


I keep tapping my foot on the floor, trying to think of a better answer than the first one that pops into


my head, but I can’t find one. “Because I’m thinking about you.”


She glances at the cab driver, a thirtyish guy wearing a baseball cap, and then her gaze lands


back on me. She sucks her lip into her teeth and I have to bounce my knee faster or I swear I’m going to


fucking lose it. “Thinking what about me?” she asks, looking wary, interested, and exhausted.


Don’t say it . . . “I was thinking about what it would be like to lick you . . . or bite you . . . either


one really.” It seems like I should regret it as soon as I say it, but regret is nowhere in my


reach at the moment.


Her breathing quickens and her voice comes out shockingly unsteady for someone who has sex


so much. “Then do it.”


I blink, wondering if I heard her right through the massive amount of alcohol consuming my


thoughts. “What?”


She holds my gaze steadily, even though she seems really nervous, her voice trembling. “Then


bite me. Or lick me…whatever you want.”




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