Mystical New Love is Out!

Today is the big day for New Love! Want to know what stories await you in this lovely set? Well let me share!

A Wolff’s Love, Wolff’s Mystical Realm By P.T. Macias
A young, successful scientist meets up with her past. She’s changed. She lost weight and is now a confident young woman. But deep inside, she’s the same sweet girl. And she’s deeply in love.
The brilliant, famous, and sexy scientist returns to claim her in more ways than one.

ZOEY: A ‘Not-So’ Zombie Love Story By Julia Mills
Imagine having everything you want.
The job you always dreamt of, a guy that loves you completely and unconditionally just the way you are, and parents you’re not embarrassed to call your own.
Imagine losing it all in the blink of an eye.

TWICE FATED SHIFTER by C.A. Tibbitts
Zane Adams stepped up to take responsibility for his son, Clark. A note was the only warning Zane had to Dixie’s disappearing act. Two years later, when she returns, Zane brings Dixie into his and Clark’s home. There is more to Dixie than meets the eye.

The Vaqud Mate By Shyla Colt
This is a world unlike any we’ve ever known. In exchange for the technology to fix out failing planet, humans have offered up suitable woman to the Vaqud. The humanoid group of aliens were on the verge of dying out due to lack of females for repopulation when they discovered their compatibility to the human race. A deal is struck, and women with the right genetic marker are separated from the rest of the population. This women are raised to be the perfect mate until they are twenty-five, and the claiming process begins.
Kenna is one of the few females who possess the genetic make-up that allows them to breed with the Vaqud. When she turns twenty-five she’s brought to the Claiming she discovers things are not what they appeared to be when she’s paired with Vaqud warriors, Doce and Devass. Their mating might bring more than happiness. It could bring about change.

Sister Witches By K. K Weakley
Lisa Johnson is a witch with a secret. Powerful, beautiful and in love with Veronica Young. Both of the Sisterhood of North America, where unlike Lisa, Veronica longs for a life someplace free of death, furthermore a life free of the Supernatural World. That is until the younger generation of witches begin to go missing. Joining forces alongside werewolf Jimmy Knowles and necromancer Sean Mac Donald, they discover the Sisterhood is malicious from the inside out. Time heals all wounds…Or does it?

Stone Hearts By Diana Marie Dubois
Daphne Lavain lives in the illustrious city of New Orleans and owns a quaint antique shop on Magazine Street. After her husband’s death, she never thought she would find love again. But when her friend Ava convinces her to seek out the Loa Goddess of Love everything changes.
Jasper Lafavre, a 100 year old gargoyle in hiding, stumbles upon Daphne’s antique shop. Inspired by an object in the window, he realizes, he may be able to find love again since the murder of his beloved.

Beautiful Noise By: Tasha Gwartney
Mena has a secret that she must protect with her life. She has finally found someone, Reese, that accepts everything about her. Or so she hopes… But can she trust her instincts when everything around her seems to be falling apart. Mena must make a decision. Trust. Or throw it all away because of the chaos of Beautiful Noise that her life has become.

Better off Sleeping By E. L. R. Jones
Kiya awakens from a coma and remembers nothing about herself or her life. Strange occurrences continue to happen. She finds herself becoming more and more confused by the moment. The man/beast that keeps appearing does nothing, but confuse her more. He says that he is her husband, Phillip Belle, and she is supposedly Aurora Belle.
There is magic in the air. Every time they are near one another, sparks fly. There is a call on the wind and she doesn’t understand any of it. Her heart is torn between what it is that her mind is telling her and what her heart wants. Finding out the state of his life is dependent upon her remembering, isn’t helping speed matters along.

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Angela Ford’s Holiday Hop

Welcome to my little home on the web! I hope you are all having fun playing along in Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop! Keep in mind that this runs through December 15th!

Holidays get a little hectic for everyone. Around here, I don’t even know if I’m coming or going. I have kids birthdays, a holiday party to help get ready for, and of course, all the normal day to day happenings. If only I could find a moment to sink down into a nice cozy chair and escape into a book or two…or several. I know that makes it seem as though I don’t love the holiday. I do! It is one of my favorite times of year. So much tradition and family surround this time of year. For the most part, everyone seems in such good spirits. Every year, my family does a huge open house on Christmas Eve that is a ton of fun. Oh and this year, my boys and I have started watching one Christmas movie every evening (it gives us that chance to put things on hold, step away from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday and relax as a family). In fact, I love this time of year so much, I wrote a short little Christmas novella for fun that released last year. Here’s a little teaser:

Isn’t that fun? Yes I’m biased. But guess what? You have a chance to win a copy of Frost! I’m going to give away two copies today. All you have to do for your chance to win is tell me what is your favorite thing about the holidays in the comments and I will draw two winners.

Now check out these amazing authors and enter for a chance to win more fabulous prizes!

2014 Holiday Hop Authors – Our readers are most important to us! We are celebrating by giving away a Kindle and a $25 Gift Card. Please stop by and visit the authors listed below for more giveaways. Happy Hopping!

Jamie Brumfield  Amanda Bennett  Michele Mathews  Julia Mills    Elizabeth Inglee Richards  Carol Ann Kauffman   Jennifer Chambers  Diane Rinella  Angela Ford Terri Carle  Sharon Kleve     Melanie James  Mariah Dietz   Serena Zane   Jennifer Conner  Amanda Bennett  R.E. Hargrave  Ella Medler  Aubree Lane  Rebecca Sherwin  Teri Riggs  Ava O’Shay  Andie Lea  Dzintra Sullivan  Andrea Perno  Jennifer Theriot Chris Karlsen  Al Parks L.A. Remenicky Emma Lee Skye     A.L. Wood Jayne Hyatt Amber Daulton  Joanne Jaytanie  Kelly Cozzone   J.D. Hollyfield  Patricia Kiyono Elle Klass  T.I. Lowe  Tammy Tate  Jackie Marilla  Casey Harvell  Denise Kawaii  Natalie-Nicole Bates  Kelly Ann Jacobson  Moira Keith Michele Gwynn  Tracey Alvarez  Mary Bernsen

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Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop Giveaway Link – Click Here

Here is the direct link for the giveaway raffle http://is.gd/jL5sYV

The raffle directs the entrants to a Pinterest Board called Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop of Favorite Christmas Stories – each entrant can PIN to WIN! By pinning a picture of their favorite Christmas movie or book to the board and enter their name in the description. Here is the link for the pinterest board.

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Happy Hopping & Happy Holidays!

The TouchStone Family Breast Cancer Awareness Event

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You Are Invited …

Author Sydney Jamesson and Fans of The Story of Us Trilogy, are banding together as a family circle to promote awareness and raise money to fight breast cancer during the month of October, 2014 – BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.This is a cause dear to all of our hearts, since we have all either personally experienced or known someone who has suffered with this dreaded disease. We wish to honor all of those who are fighting it today, those who have fought in in the past and help those who may face it in the future. Some members are participating in various other activities to raise awareness and money to continue the fight against breast cancer. As a fan community – and a family, we are proud to do what we can to support the work of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The TouchStone Family Fund Benefiting The Susan G. Komen Foundation

Author Sydney Jamesson’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event

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Chrystal Bones by Billie Jo Hanlin

I am so excited to see this book released! Billie is a dear friend and seeing her vision come to life and reach publication seriously puts a smile on my face. I love when authors can realize their dreams. So check it out!

She was the only Chrystal Woman born in two thousand years. Born of legend with the ability feel the emotions of those around her and to hear their every thought with a touch. She was destined to save her dying planet. When she was nine the unthinkable happened and she was presumed dead in a fiery explosion on her first trip into space.
Thrown across the universe, her escape pod landed on a hostile planet where she was captured and held prisoner for two years before she escaped. Hiding among the street kids of Seattle she grew into a strong woman who didn’t trust anyone but her friend and partner Riley and the tiger who had become her constant companion. Together with their unique abilities she and Riley find and return lost and kidnapped children to their loving parents.
All hope was gone for Shillidon until a bizarre series of events led the space ship Trilleion to Earth. Among the crew was her brother Idris, and the man destined to be hers.
Jayden led a small but elite group of men that were called in as a last resort to solve the problems that others created, by any means necessary.
Join Blue and Jayden on their journey to learn to love and trust each other. With danger behind every star will they make it to Shillidon in time to save the dying planet from the Ragillians or will the Ragillians succeed in making sure that this time she stay dead?

 

Closure by Angela Ford – 99 cents! At Amazon! June 4th-6th

Closure – Gripping FBI search grounded by an unrealized love story… Agent Jessica Resario’s compulsion to protect only puts her life into the hands of a serial killer. Escaping to her family beach home, she discovers postcards marked “I Crave You”. Old ghosts, secrets and an inevitable attraction to her boss send her on an emotional roller-coaster.

http://www.amazon.com/Closure-Angela-Ford-ebook/dp/B00E905NLS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401836274&sr=1-1&keywords=closure+angela

 

Book Spotlight ~ Redemption by Heather Gray

Hello lovelies! I’m so excited to give Heather Gray’s newest release the spotlight today! Isn’t the cover lovely? I know I say that about a lot of covers but seriously, Astraea Press does have some fabulous cover artists! Anyway, take a peak at this fabulous book and be sure to grab a copy if you haven’t already.

Redemption

(Ladies of Larkspur #3)

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Blurb:

Murder, mayhem, marriage, and a horse named Mutiny…

Minnie’s impulsiveness has been getting her into trouble her whole life.  She never expected it to land her on a suspect list for murder, though.  With nothing left but a few trunks of possessions and her own defeat, Minnie leaves San Francisco behind and returns home.  In an effort to protect her family and friends, she keeps them in the dark about the ongoing investigation and the possibility that danger may have followed her to Larkspur.  When events force her to trust someone with her secrets, she turns to the sheriff and finds both a friend and an ally.

It may have been four years since he last saw Minnie, but how could he ever forget her?  When Art finds her sneaking through a back alley in town, he knows something’s wrong.  The once vivacious Minnie is a mere shadow of her former self, all sparkle gone from her eyes. Art knows that time spent with her will be dangerous to his heart, but he can’t turn Minnie away.  Even if it means protecting her from her own impetuous decisions, he vows to keep her safe.

In her attempt to take responsibility for her own choices, Minnie shut out her friends, family, and God.  An unsolved murder isn’t all that’s chasing Minnie, though.  Will she find her way back to the heart of her faith before it’s too late?

 

Excerpt:

August 1882

Minnie needed to get home quickly. It was imperative. William would be displeased if she was away too long. He was not kind when angry.

She rushed around the corner only to be stopped by the familiar sight of police gathered outside the tenement building where she and William rented a room. Given the area they lived in, seeing police was a matter of course. The sheer number of officers present, though, was anything but routine.

At the time she’d married him, Minnie had expected to have a grand life with her husband. She was but the daughter of a small-town mayor, but William, why he was a gifted and recognized journalist. Her dreams of that happy life of travel, investigation, and collaboration had evaporated within their first month of marriage. The wonderful man who had courted her, caressed her with silver-tongued words, and danced into her heart had disappeared.

He’d left in his place a man who was bitter and angry because she, while the daughter of a politician, had no wealth to her name, no grand dowry to finance the illicit habits he had kept from her during their brief courtship. She’d had to adjust to a life far removed from her dreams, a life where the only thing more common than police at their building was the stench of squalor in the air.

Minnie hurried through the gathering of policemen and rushed up the stairs, hoping that William would still be asleep and wouldn’t realize she’d been out. As she approached their room, she saw an officer standing in the hallway by the already-open door to the small space she shared with her husband. “Pardon me, ma’am,” the officer said, “are you Mrs. Drake?”

Nodding, she craned her neck to see around the officer. He tried to block her view, but she caught a peek inside. A strangled gasp escaped her lips. With strength out of place in her small frame, she shoved past the policeman and dashed into their quarters. Her husband of not quite three years, William Drake, lay in a pool of blood, almost unrecognizable. His corpse lay there beaten – nay, bludgeoned – to death. His lifeless eyes stared off into the distance. “W-what happened?” she asked, her voice hoarse.

“Mrs. Drake.” The man speaking wore his somber expression as comfortably as he wore his suit – both were threadbare from too much use. “I need to ask where you’ve been these past two hours.”

Trying desperately to pull her eyes away from her husband’s corpse, she fought to speak. “An errand.” The words felt as if they were being pulled from her throat. “I had an errand to run.”

“Where, Mrs. Drake?”

About a year into their marriage, William had stopped pursuing his journalism career. He was always either deep in his cups or giving up their every possession at the gaming tables. Going to work had become necessary, but she wasn’t sure how she felt about exposing that part of her life to the man in the suit, a virtual stranger. It had been easy enough to step into Will’s shoes and take over his position at the newspaper. She did her writing in secret, and everything was published under the name Will Drake, the byline her husband had used.

Minnie didn’t know how to explain her job to these men without feeling the shame and embarrassment of having to admit both facts – that her husband was a sluggard who’d forced his wife to support him and that most of San Francisco believed her to be a man. Little encouragement was to be found in the stern faces of the officers, and she began to question whether either claim would be believable.

Looking into the eyes of the suited man, she saw something dreadful. Minnie lifted her hand to her throat in foreboding. “You suspect me, then, in my husband’s death.” It wasn’t a question. She could see the truth of it on the detective’s face.

“Answer the question, Mrs. Drake. Where have you been?”

“Everywhere but where I should have been, it would seem,” she said softly.

 

About the Author:

Heather Gray is the author of the Ladies of Larkspur inspirational western romance series, including Mail Order Man, Just Dessert, and Redemption.  Other titles include Ten Million Reasons, His Saving Grace, and Nowhere for Christmas – everything from Regency England to modern-day America.  Aside from a long-standing love affair with coffee, Heather’s greatest joys are her relationships with her Savior and family.  She decided years ago that she’d rather laugh than yell.  This theme is prevalent in her writing where, through the highs and lows of life, her characters find a way to love God, embrace each day, and laugh out loud right along with her.

You can purchase Redemption at these fine retailers (just click on the link):

Amazon  /  Barnes & Noble  /  Smashwords  /  Kobo  /  iTunes

 

Where to Find Heather:

Her Website – http://www.heathergraywriting.com

Her Blog – http://www.heathergraywriting.com/blog

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/heathergraywriting

Google+ – https://plus.google.com/+Heathergraywritingnow

Twitter – http://twitter.com/LaughDreamWrite

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/LaughDreamWrite

 

Life, Love, and Music ~ A Playlist

Happy Friday everyone! Like quite a few authors out there, I love to listen to music while I’m working. It can sometimes help drive my scenes forward, or keep me motivated to push forward. I’ve been working on a YA/NA novella project along with several other things. I will reveal the cover (yes I already have it) as I get closer to being able to release the book. In the meantime, here is the playlist of music I listen to while working on this story…

Enter Kiya’s Mind

Today I’m turning the floor over to Nicole Zoltack. Adore this fun-loving woman. She is giving us a little peek into the mind of Kiya, from her newest release, White Hellebore

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Imagine a world where you love someone so much you abandon your town, your family, your whole world to follow them to their town. Imagine your happiness when they propose. Imagine your dream of a happy future.

Now imagine learning that you have been betrayed, your dream shattered, your happiness destroyed, your world now a living hell, a constant reminder of all you have given up.

Do you wait and hope that things get better? Do you cling to the love you remember?

Or does your heart turn bitter and black?

This is Kiya’s past. Her mind is made up. There is no going back now. She has a new hope now, one that can easily be obtained. Because Kiya isn’t just a scorned woman. She’s a scorned witch. And scorned witches suffer no fools.

BLURB: After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover.

Kiya the witch isn’t the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge.

Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna’s body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas’s high school sweetheart and Julianna’s twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can’t stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he’d never be
able to find lasting, true love.

Add it on Goodreads! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21912639-white-hellebore

Displaying author pic_b&w.jpgBIO: Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She
enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her
writing, visit http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com.

Cover Reveal ~ White Hellebore

Hello, today I’m so excited to help reveal the cover for White Hellebore, the newest release in Nicole Zoltack’s Heroes of Falledge series which is coming soon. Check it out! Then be sure to stop back over on Tuesday for a guest post and a little insight into the mind of one of her characters.

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BLURB: After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover.

Kiya the witch isn’t the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge.

Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna’s body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas’s high school sweetheart and Julianna’s twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can’t stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he’d never be
able to find lasting, true love.

Add it on Goodreads! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21912639-white-hellebore

Displaying author pic_b&w.jpgBIO: Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com.

A Friday Fling with Deborah Kreiser!

Today we welcome Deborah Kreiser to host my blog. She is going to put a fun ‘Three Wishes’ spin on Friday Fling (btw isn’t that cover gorgeous?). Hope you all enjoy! Turning the floor over to Deborah now.

Although my book is a total work of fiction, I do admit there are a few details that mirror true life.

 

Here are five similarities between real life and book life:

 

1. My main character, Genie, is a swimmer. I was a swimmer, swim instructor, and swim coach in high school and college.

 

2. Genie’s next door neighbor and BFF is named Leia, who’s inspired by one of my high school BFFs, Laila.

 

3. Genie’s grandmother has a huge collection of shoes, all of them black, much like my own mother.

 

4. A hot guy on Genie’s swim team is named Joel. Coincidentally, MY huge crush in high school was a hot guy on my swim team named Joel! And seriously. He was hot.

 

5. Genie’s dad’s name is Matt. If my husband and I had had a boy, we were going to name him Matthew.

 

Five surprising things about me:

 

1. I’m nearly six feet tall, but I am a terrible basketball player–not a terrible athlete, mind you, I just have no hand-eye coordination.

 

2. I have what’s called “relative pitch.” I can usually remember the starting note of a song, without help from a piano or pitch pipe. (It comes in handy sometimes in my a cappella group!)

 

3. I have gigantic feet. At age six I wore size six shoes, and they kept growing by a size each year, thankfully stopping at age 12 and size 12. Yes, it’s tough finding cute shoes. :-(

 

4. I am really good at tongue twisters! The only challenge is remembering the words, but as soon as I have it, I hardly ever mess up.

 

5.  I have a special talent for making chocolate disappear. Give me some and I’ll show you!

 

My five favorite Middle Grade/Young Adult main characters:

 

1. Percy Jackson

 

2. Katniss Everdeen

 

3. Lucy Pevensie

 

4. Day (Daniel Altan Wing)

 

5. Anne Shirley

Take a look at what Three Wishes is about. It is available now from Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

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 Blurb:

Tall and lanky, Genie Lowry is only noticed at academic awards assemblies—until the day she turns 17 1/2, when her body changes from Kate-Hudson-flat to Katy-Perry-curvy—and she finds out she’s a real, live genie. Suddenly, every guy at school is paying attention to her, including Pete Dillon, her never-in-a-million-years crush.

But to gain her full powers and keep her new body, Genie has to find a master, and she’s not sure if Pete’s Master (or Mr.) Right. With help from her dead mother’s interactive diary and an imposing mentor with questionable motives, Genie uncovers the family history and genie rules she never knew. She grapples with her new powers and searches for the perfect master as she tries to make her own wishes come true.

Amazon /Barnes and Noble

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If Deborah Kreiser had three wishes, they would include: a lifetime supply of calorie-free chocolate, a self-cleaning house, and the ability to expand time as needed. When not dreaming of her next plot, she works as a school librarian in Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.

You can find Deborah around the web at these places:

Website: www.deborahkreiser.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeborahKreiser

Twitter: @DeborahKreiser

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8075171.Deborah_Kreiser