Friday, September 19, 2014

Series Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Lost Colony Series by @jografford

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Lost Colony Series

Book One

Jo Grafford

Genre: historical romance

Publisher: Astraea Press

Date of Publication: October 16, 2013

ISBN: 978-1-62135-219-8

ASIN: B00FYIYM7A

Number of pages: 404

Word Count: 121,390

Cover Artist: Mande Matthews

Book Description:

Intelligent and well ahead of her times, ROSE PAYNE'S world is shattered after a secret betrothal to the duke’s son costs her job as a clerk in his father's household. Without a letter of recommendation, she becomes an easy target for recruiters to the Colonies. Desperate for work, she signs up for a risky overseas venture and sails for the New World, vowing never again fall for a wealthy gentleman.

Returning from a diplomatic tour in London, CHIEF MANTEO is bewitched by the elusive, fiery-haired ship clerk and determined to overcome her distrust. He contrives a daring plan to win her heart – a plan he prays will protect her from a chilling conspiracy involving murder, blood money, and a betrayal of their fledgling colony so terrifying it can only be revealed in BREAKING TIES.

Special Note: BREAKING TIES is the never-before-told rest of the story of the Lost Colony.

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"You want my help." 'Twas an accusation.

"Aye."

His eyes darkened. "I save your life. I give gifts. I offer marriage." He closed the remaining distance between us, his eyes burning into mine.

I stumbled back.

"You give nothing in return," he snarled. "You only ask for more."

"I would had I something to offer," I whispered. "But I have nothing. I am nothing."

"Then what use are you to me?" He wheeled away.

I sagged against the door, eyes stinging. I blinked rapidly and pressed a hand to my stomach. Nausea rolled at the thought of informing the others of my failure.

Manteo circled the cabin like a hawk stalking its prey. 'Twas a fine room with ornately carved shelves lining one wall. Bunks were built into the next wall. A generous desk jutted from the third, overflowing with maps and navigational devices. I recognized the compass and hourglass but could not identify the other instruments. I jerked in surprise when Manteo swooped down upon me.

"I know our location." His arms shot out and slapped the wall on either side of me, hemming me to the door. "I could swim ashore from here."

"Then why do ye stay if ye can leave and save yourself?"

"Governor White gave his word to deliver me home."

"We are going to starve, Manteo. 'Tis only a matter of days now."

"Nay. You alone starve. The others eat."

"I have no appetite."

"You act as one already dead."

I straightened my back. "I accept what I cannot change."

"And I change what I cannot accept." He shifted his weight to the wall, one arm propped over my head. He drew his fingertips down the side of my face in a feather-light caress.

I closed my eyes against the rush of unbearable sweetness. He made me long for things forbidden. "'Tis within your power to help us. I am begging you."

"Very well."

My eyes flew open. "Ye will do this for us."

"For you." His voice was silken, his features as hard as granite.

I smiled tremulously. "I thank thee, Manteo. Chief Manteo, that is." The new title felt strange on my lips. I beheld him with a mixture of awe and pride.

"I have yet to name my price."

I stared, confused.

He grunted in disgust. "You refuse me as both husband and lover, so you are left with the hiring of my services."

I worried my lower lip between my teeth. At least he was willing to negotiate. His eyes flashed with lust as he followed my movements.

"I will entreat the Dares for payment."

"Nay. You are the one in my debt."

I raised and dropped my hands helplessly.

"You serve this company, no? You can serve my people, too."

"Ye would hire me as clerk?" Hope leaped in my chest at the possibilities. I would not have to part from him so soon.

"My people have no clerks." His eyes narrowed. "We have slaves."

My breath hitched. "Ye wish to punish me, humiliate me?"

"Nay, I only wish to marry you."

I briefly closed my eyes against the pain. He already knew the reason for my refusal.

"Rose."

"Say no more. I will do it. 'Twill be punishment enough to see you so often and—“ I clamped my lips.

Exultation flickered briefly across his face. "You would give up your freedom to save your friends?"

"Without question."

"Swear it," he said grimly.

"I swear it."

His eyes flared with emotion. He bent slowly 'til his breath stirred my lips. My eyelids fluttered closed. Heaven help me, for I had no will left to resist him.

"Now you will eat," Manteo commanded hoarsely. He stepped back, surveying me from head to feet.

"Eat?"

"I have no slaves so thin and weak. Go. Collect your rations." He turned from me and bent to pore over a map on the table.

I reached for the door handle, disbelieving at the curt dismissal.

"And send for Anthony. I have need of him."

I glared at his back. Faith, should I press my face to the floor as well? "Aye, master." I bit the words out and fled.

 

 

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Lost Colony Series

Book Two

Jo Grafford

Genre: historical romance

Publisher: Astraea Press

Word Count: 112,300

Cover Artist: Mande Matthews

Book Description:

Jane Mannering can shoot a rifle and handle a knife as well as any Englishman. However, she is no match for the red-painted warriors who ambush her section of a Colonial caravan the moment she and her comrades reach the shores of Virginia.

Jane plots their escape during a forced march inland, leaving a trail of maltese crosses carved on the trees – their pre-agreed upon signal of distress. All the while, she fumes over what interest their captors could possibly have in a twenty-three-year-old spinster and a rugged band of brick masons, sawyers, and farmers.

When the ruthless Chief Wanchese intercepts them at the crossroads of the Great Trading Path, Jane is shaken to discover their greatest enemy plans to keep her for himself. It’s a pity he’s the only man on two continents who’s ever stirred her heart. Alas, she has an entire colony to save, and capturing his attentions is not part of their escape plan.

Special Note: The Lost Colony Seires is the never-before-told rest of the story of the Lost Colony on Roanoke Island.

 

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PREFACE

July 26, 1587 - Roanoke Island

If it had not been for the barking of the dogs and chattering of the lads who scampered at my side, I might have heard the shot - the low vibration of the string as the thin, wooden shaft released, the faint whistle of the arrow as it sliced an invisible yet deadly path through the air, the scattering of wildlife as the forest itself braced before the world's most fearsome predator. Instead, I merely felt the gentle lifting of my late father's top hat as the arrowhead sank into the aged leather and pinned it to the heart of the oak behind me.

The men assigned to guard me fired their muskets wildly into the perimeter of trees. My ears rang with their gunfire and frenzied oaths. Then the slow burn of anger took over.

I pivoted to yank the arrow, top hat and all, from the trunk. Separating the two, I jammed the damaged hat back on my head and tapped the lone arrow against my gloved hand. The miss was deliberate, meant as a taunt. Had the shadowy creature intended to kill me, I would already be dead.

I glared over my shoulder as the gunfire ceased. He remained out there, I was certain. Watching. This was a reminder that he is the hunter. I am the hunted.

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When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

I’ve always considered myself to be a writer. Most of my life, writing has been my hobby. Now it’s a full time career, and I’ve never enjoyed anything more.

Who is your publisher?

Astraea Press – They are a small, digital-first publisher which specializes in sweet reads.

How long did it take to get your first book published?

 It took three to five months to secure a publishing contract for BREAKING TIES – book one in the Lost Colony Series, five more months to see it released in eBook form, plus an additional year until it went to print (trade paperback).

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

TRAIL OF CROSSES is book two in the Lost Colony Series.

BLURB: Attempting to rescue her enslaved colony, a sharp-tongued spinster arouses the attentions of Virginia’s most feared tribal chief.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

 It takes me about three months to work up a rough draft for a 100,000 word novel and a full month to edit and prepare it for submission to a publisher.

What genre would you place your books into?

 My Lost Colony Series is pure historical romance, set in Colonial/Native America. I’m currently working on a second historical romance series, but it steps back a few years further into history – all the way to the Viking era!

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

 I LOVE reading historical romance. It was as natural as breathing to eventually write one on of my own.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

I’m going to focus on historical romance for the next several years, but I do have a few other projects waiting behind the curtain, to include a YA paranormal and a middle grade fantasy novel (thanks to my own children who begged me to write something at their reading level).

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?

 I’ve been writing all of my life. It started with crayons on the nursery wall. Then I experimented with short stories and poetry during middle school and high school. I finally graduated to writing full-length historical romance.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

 I don’t have the luxury of setting a writing routine at this point in my life. I’m a very busy mother of three and spend a lot of time balancing my laptop on my knees during soccer and cheerleading practice. I also write standing up at the kitchen bar while cooking family meals. Other times, I’m reclining on the couch, burning the midnight oil because that’s when the inspiration happened to strike after all my kiddos’ many activities are finished for the day.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

Yes J I want to know what my readers are thinking, what they like or don’t like, what they want more of or less of. Their feedback helps make me a better writer.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

 So far, all of my titles have come before the writing starts.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

Hours and hours of research, scanning baby names websites, poring over ancient maps and journals, scouring through old church registries, etc.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

 eBooks are so darn convenient for travel, but I’ll never get over my love affair with turning pages in a traditional book – accompanied, of course, by a glass of wine.

Your favorite Author is?

Nora Roberts – queen of romance!

 

 

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Jo is a mega reader of all genres and loves to indulge in marathon showings of Big Bang Theory, NCIS, and Castle. Her favorite books are rich in Colonial and Elizabethan history, romance, strong women, alpha males, Native Americans, and creatures from the paranormal - an occasional dragon, vampire, or time traveler.

From St. Louis, Missouri, Jo moves a lot with her soldier husband. She has lived in the Midwest, the deep South, and now resides in Bavaria. Jo holds an M.B.A. and has served as a banker, college finance instructor, and high school business teacher. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, From the Heart Romance Writers RWA Chapter, and the Writers Group of Ansbach/Katterbach/Illesheim.

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Book Blast, Giveaway & Top Ten: Bespoken by @M_M_Coleman

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A Nightangel and Daydreamer Novel

Book One

Marie Michelle Coleman

Genre: paranormal romance//urban fantasy

Publisher: Suburban Island Publishing

ISBN: 978-0991146628

ASIN: B00IXA9UKK

395 pages on Kindle

368 pages in paperback

Word Count: 92,000

Cover Artist: Doug Pecht

Book Description:

Nobody ever told Casey how dangerous a little daydreaming could be.

Casey Sloane appreciates the power of a good daydream. It’s the perfect antidote to the pressures of her hectic life as an associate attorney at a high-powered Washington, D.C. law firm. When the nightangel Gabriel takes up residence in those dreams, Casey is more delighted than surprised. Gabriel is the perfect mixture of danger, otherworldly beauty, and out-and-out temptation required to throw her daydreams into a state of perpetual overdrive.

But when the nightangel sheds his wings and arrives in the real world for a real-time relationship with Casey, she gets a quick education on the unforeseen consequences of secret daydreams.

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The Gabriel of a thousand shaded daydreams drew her back toward him in one firm, proprietary movement. Hard against soft. Dream against dreamer. He fit himself against her so her breath was his and the pounding of her heart must have echoed in both of their ears. His eyes drank her in as she stood wide-eyed in her wet, black dress, trying to relegate his appearance to nothing more than the hallucinatory aftereffects of too much rolling around on petal-strewn beds with make-believe nightangels when you had sworn off them. She felt like she’d gone on a bender after being in a sort of daydream rehab outpatient program that required total abstinence in order to stay free of nightangel-induced complications.

Where was Dr. Drew when you needed him?

The angel tore his gaze away from her image in the mirror and sought out the smooth cream of her shoulders and neck. He marked the place where they curved together with a single shattering kiss. The power of that kiss rendered her motionless within his hands. He’s not real anyway, she told herself. She was not going to squander what was a pretty fantastic not-real moment by over-examining it.

She dropped her head back against the nightangel’s shoulder instead; her face lifted up and away from him, her neck turned and bared. His cool breath fanned the anticipation that heated her skin. She closed her eyes. She waited. Casey knew the spot where his mouth would touch next. She knew it without looking. He pressed his lips against the sweet spot where her pulse beat so Casey almost cried out and then he rained a brutal storm of soft kisses down upon her. They poured along the places where the damp wisps of hair clung to the nape of her neck, across the heat of her flushed cheeks, against the corners of her open breathless lips—rushing, pausing, traveling forward again. He smoothed her brow with these kisses before releasing another hungry deluge of them along the other side of her neck.

She was soothed and panicked by the frosted, urgent pressure of those lips. She could either scream “stop” and see what happened next, or stay still and silent while he kept making her weak in the knees with this onslaught of kisses. She went with not moving or speaking. She had released herself to the moment. She had given herself over to something that could not be happening anyway.

Soft-eyed vampires, sharp-mouthed angels—these were the things of dreams, not reality.

“It’s only a dream.” She murmured the sentence out loud, some of her fear melting under the icy sweetness of his kisses on her skin and her own reassuring words.

Her imagining lifted his head. He smiled at her in the mirror with a certain new understanding. Casey produced a small, nervous smile in answer without meaning to smile at all. The exquisite illusion—even more dazzling than in any of her daydreams—buried his face in her sable hair. His mouth was parted and sighing as it brushed against the silk of it. She thought he might speak. She did not want him to speak. Because if he spoke, he would be real. And if he was real, she was so screwed.

“Casey,” the vision breathed her name.

She was so totally screwed.

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Top Ten List of Intriguing Angels (and Other Winged Beings) in Movies and Television

I’m always on the lookout for angels (and other winged beings) in movies and on TV. They don’t have to be all sweetness and light to make my list but they do need to be entertaining. There are some great angels (and other beings with wings) that have made their way onto the big and small screen over the years but this list concentrates on movies and TV shows from 2000 forward. So grab the popcorn and get comfy on the couch. Here’s the list:

10) Satan, in the film Bedazzled (2000), played by Elizabeth Hurley, is beautifully wicked. This devil can twist a wish into a nightmare one minute and rock an angel costume complete with fluffy white wings and a fake halo the next. She’s bad – in a very good way.

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9) Marcus Corvinus in the film Underworld: Evolution (2006). Marcus, played by Tony Curran, is the first vampire, now a vampire/lycan hybrid. When you get bitten by a bat, I guess you get seriously ugly wings. Kate Beckinsale however, knows how to look kick-ass gorgeous as Death Dealer, Selene.

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8) Fred, Luke, and Paul in the series Drop Dead Diva (2009 -). Jane/Deb has had three guardian angels so far in the Drop Dead Diva series. Who knows how many she’ll have accrued in the end. I’m kind of jealous.

7) The bad, bad vampire brides of Dracula in Van Helsing (2004). Sure, they’re no angels but do they have wings – icky, bat-like wings. These bad girls cause trouble all over town (aka The Village). Luckily for the villagers, Van Helsing just breezed into town to sort things out.

6) Gabriel Van Helsing in the movie Van Helsing (2004). Played by Hugh Jackman, Gabriel Van Helsing takes the leap from vampire hunter to monster hunter. Dracula – of course Dracula is in the film - points out some interesting angelic history regarding Gabriel – I don’t want to spoil it for you or I’d tell you more. Hint – Left Hand of God.

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5) Gabriel in the movie Constantine (2005). I always think of the archangel Gabriel as one of the angel good guys but in Constantine, Tilda Swilton plays an androgynous Gabriel with a serious nasty streak.

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4) The Gargoyles in I, Frankenstein (2014). They’re not angels but the winged Gargoyles in the movie I, Frankenstein are just a step removed. The Gargoyles were created by the archangel Michael to battle demons and give mankind some badly needed protection. The movie might have been about Frankenstein but for me, it was all about those Gargoyles.

3) Aaron Corbett, in the TV miniseries Fallen (2006). Before he was entertaining us on Vampire Diaries, Paul Wesley was playing Aaron Corbett in Fallen. A Nephilim, he’s half-angel, half-human. I love a good hybrid paranormal character.

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2) The angel Castiel in the series Supernatural (2005 - ). Supernatural doesn’t just have the gorgeous Winchester brothers, it has the angel Castiel, played by Misha Collins. You have to love an angel who wears a suit and tie as though he’s heading off to a particularly rough day at the office.

1) The archangel Michael in the new Syfy series Dominion (2014 -). This Michael, as played by Tom Wisdom, has a cool formality that I wasn’t wild about at first but he’s growing on me fast. Like any archangel, there’s way more to him than he’s letting on. I like that about angels.

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What would you put on your 21st century Top Ten List of Intriguing Angels (and Other Winged Beings) in Movies and Television?

 

 

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Marie Michelle Coleman is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author whose book, Bespoken, is the first in the Nightangel and Daydreamer series. She's been in love with the written word since she was old enough to turn the pages of her first book. She's always had a fascination with vampires and angels. Sitting down at the keyboard and turning on the paranormal blender was a natural next step.

Marie lives in the Washington D.C. area. She believes in the power of a compelling dream, the therapeutic merits of loud music, and the benefits of always being in the middle of reading a great book. Marie has a soft spot for a good romance and likes to laugh. Jane Austen is her favorite author. She'll probably always be a little in love with Mr. Darcy.

She grows roses in her garden but no matter how hard she tries, they don't look anything like the ones in Casey Sloane's daydreams.

Website: http://www.mariemichellecoleman.com/

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Book Blast, Giveaway & Top Ten: Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My! by @Janis_Hill

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Other World Series

Book One

Janis Hill

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Hague Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-9872652-7-2

Word Count: 90,000

Cover Artist: Jade Zivanovic

Book Description:

Too late to save her sister’s life, Stephanie Anders must now try to save her soul from the vampire who has possessed her, Branwyre, eighteenth vampire Lord of the Aegean.

With only the aid of the ghost of a pissed-off Buddhist monk with a potty mouth and the modern day Priestess of Isis, Stephanie must take on demons and other denizens of a world she knows nothing about if she is to succeed in banishing Branwyre.

But even more difficult than that, she must learn how to forgive her sister Estella for what she did to her if she is to have even half a chance of saving her soul. Welcome to a world within our own – the Other World.

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl_GYTFkU1c

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Chapter 5

Estella had the grace and timing to wake up just after I’d hauled her dead weight, literally, into the chair and balanced it there long enough the grab the rope.

“By the Light of Isis, what do you think you’re doing?” Her tone was nearly petulant enough to be the old Estella asking me, not the new peace-and-love one.

“Following your High Priestess’ instructions.” I grunted while tying her hands behind her back as best I could, before continuing to wrap the rope around her and the chair.

“But why are you tying me to a chair now?” she asked, aghast to realise just how tight I had done it. “Branwyre can’t take over until night time. We’ve got at least another hour.”

Ignoring her question for a moment, I snatched her right foot and tied it to the corresponding chair leg. Then, ignoring the attempted kick, did the same to her left one.

“Roxanna clearly states in her instructions here to gather the required items, purify them and set it all up, you included.” I waved the note at her before continuing to wrap her legs, backside and chair in the rope. Yeah, I’d gotten a decent amount. Who says two for one sales are a waste of time? “Nowhere in her instructions does it say we should stop for coffee and a chat. When I’ve got as much of it ready as I can before moonrise, I can actually have a rest. You know, something even we non-undead need to do from time to time.”

She went to protest, I even paused to watch the show I felt she was about to perform, but other than gaping a few times like a stunned fish, she stayed quiet. Wow, this Light of Isis was amazing if it could prevent the Queen of Whinge from speaking.

“Fine then,” she finally managed, a slight sulky tone to her voice. “But how am I meant to eat dinner?”

I sighed; I hadn’t honestly thought of that, going along the lines that she was dead. Yes she was an animated corpse right now, but dead was dead. You shouldn’t have to provide meals for them.

“Nowhere in my instructions does it say I have to feed you.” I muttered. Then feeling I should relent a little as she’d found it within herself to be nicer. “But how about I order pizza, and you eat it cold later. Surely even the Light of Isis can’t have cured you of your cold pizza habits.”

She sighed, but said no more for a moment. Didn’t even pout, which surprised me even more than the silence.

“I do wish you’d be more respectful of Isis and her purifying Light,” is all she eventually said as I was adding a few more knots to the back of the chair.

“Uh-huh.” I was more interested in making sure I’d done a good job, than listen to a lecture on appropriate religious respect. Especially from someone who in the past hadn’t held any respect for anyone or anything.

“And no dinner is fine; I don’t seem to have the need to eat that often anymore.” She continued, trying to watch me over her shoulder. “I won’t have you dissing cold pizza though.”

“Sure!” I said, standing back and wiping sweat from my brow and then my hands on my dress. I remembered I was still in one of my best ‘sombre but not kinky’ little black dresses, not having had a chance to change. So Roxanna’s wodge of cash was buying me a few clothes tomorrow, too. Why not! If I wasn’t allowed to go home until this was all over, she owed me at least a pair of jeans and clean underwear. I checked the instructions again. Okay, so all items purified, sister roped tightly into chair. Salt time! Boy I hoped the motel’s maid service wouldn’t be too pissed at me, or at least wouldn’t notice until after we’d left.

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My top ten supernatural stories from my Childhood.

I’ll start by thanking Darkest Cravings for inviting me to their fabulous blog to show off my new book Isis, Vampires and Ghosts – Oh My!

The following is a top ten list of my favourite supernatural stories I learnt while growing up. They’re in no particular order, as depending on my mood does depend on which I favour more.

1. Tailypo – especially when told by Australian Author Mem Fox… I still get goosebumps!

2. The Quinkins – An Aboriginal story I grew up reading and now love reading to my kids.

3. Old Man Fire – Another Australian story, about a bushfire spirit that destroys the bush and chases animals.

4. Riddle of the Trumpalar – The spirit of a very old tree helps children travel through time to right wrongs.

5. The Green Children of Woolpit – I don’t care what people say, they were faeries! :-)

6. The Children of Green Knowe – one day I hope to read all the series and not just this one.

7. The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral – actually most of Robert Westall’s supernatural stories are good!

8. The Encyclopaedia of things that Never Were – loved this book growing up, highly recommend.

9. Tom’s midnight garden – another time travelling, but slightly ghostly tale.

10. The Haunting of Cassie Palmer – ghosts and psychics oh my!

 

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Janis grew up in and around Darwin, Australia, and its rural surrounds. As a child, she spent a lot of time around 'science geeks' at the Darwin University, where her father was a lecturer for many years. It took her a long time to realise that not everyone got to grow up like that or could relate to all the Science Labs scenes in the old Dr Who.

Janis now lives in the Adelaide Hills with her husband and 3 children, lovingly referred to as the ‘Demonic Hordes’. She is a semi-retired ICT Support Officer who, when not writing, takes pride in her work as a Haus Frau while dabbling in the art of translating century old cookery books into modern recipes to experiment on her family with.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway: Harkham’s Choice by @ChanseLowell

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Adam Latham knows one thing, and one thing only—he simply has to have Marissa Cole as his own. Not as his school mate, or his girlfriend who lives in his family’s house with him. Her. He needs her to be his wife, and he’ll find a way to make that happen, whether or not his medical condition as Harkham’s unresolved case has improved. His overwhelming need for Mari’s touch continues unabated. Even as her life grows more complicated—dealing with her father’s issues in another state—Adam becomes more determined that they’ll have a life together after they graduate high school in a few short months. What will he do when he finds out exactly what past abuse Mari’s suffered? How will he handle it when she falls apart in front of his very eyes? He can only hope to contain the numbers that try to consume him and the violet anxiety attacks that follow, on his own. How will he deal with his unsupportive family members that rally against his relationship with this damaged girl? Is Dr. Harkham the answer to his questions? Only Adam knows what it means to live with an undefined disability. Until he finds the key that unlocks the secrets to his past mysteries, will he be able to move on and live a full and happy life with his Mari.

Genre Erotic Romance

Series Harkham's Series

Expected Publication Date September 15th 2015

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Chanse ME AVIChanse Lowell grew up in the desert southwest and still lives there with her children. She’s addicted to five things—her Daddy Dom, learning more about the BDSM lifestyle, reading erotica, writing erotica and sandwiches with a side of erotica to aid with digestion before she’s tied up in black silk ropes and teased endlessly by her Sir. She grew up watching programs with science fiction and historical fiction themes, and enjoys combining her three favorite genres, creating a new breed of novel with scifi, historical and smut sandwiched in the middle. The last thing she ever thought she’d do was pursue her dream to be a writer since her family tends to keep her busy. But having recently entered the BDSM lifestyle and discovering she’s a submissive babygirl herself has opened her eyes to how few stories there are exploring the softer side of the lifestyle and how most inaccurately portray the Dom/sub dynamics in a monogamous relationship. She felt it her duty to share what she’s learned and adores about the BDSM lifestyle. Along with her new mission to write about the joys in this beautiful world of dominance and submission, she also loves chatting online with others with similar kinky interests and has advisers in the lifestyle that help make sure her stories remain true and don’t veer off into outer space. Although aliens probably enjoy kink, too, since they like to dress in rubber fetish-wear while traveling. At least that’s her argument for why her new genre she’s created is valid.

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Cover Reveal: Before Time - The Time Series # 1 by @xunaira

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covergifTitle: Before Time
Series: The Time Series # 1
Author: Xunaira J.
Audience: NA
Genre: Tragic Romance
Formats: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Xunaira J.
Editor: Michelle Browne
Expected Date of Publishing: 20th November 2014
 
 







 

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His eyes told her what his tongue could not.
Nineteen-year-old Onaiza Shahid is a loner and a dreamer, bookish and socially isolated. A chance ramble into chatting software changes everything. The words of a stranger compel her. Addicted and falling fast, their secret love changes her life. But will the idealistic teenager get her happily ever after?

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clip_image006Born on October 17, 1990 in Islamabad, Pakistan, to a government officer and a homemaker, Xunaira J, as a child dreamed of being a writer.She always loved writing short stories and has been active on Helium (www.helium.com) as a creative writer. She has been a blogger and been writing articles on relationship and family for a long time.When she was young, she used to write for US Magazine. Currently, Xunaira is doing her Bachelors in Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing and writing at the same time. The name of her first book on Amazon Kindle is "The Cursed City" while her second book is a book of collective short stories which will be published in October, 2013. Meanwhile, She is working on another Mystery/Romance novel which is almost reaching completion. She is anticipating to publish it sometime next year.



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