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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GHBT- "Just About Healing" by Victoria Escobar- Review


Book Info-
Title- Just About Healing
By- Victoria Escobar
Genre- NA Contemporary

Blurb-
My sister was my lifeline, my beacon, my North Star. I could rely on her, depend on her, turn to her when the world was just too hard to face. She could depend on me for the same.

I laughed with her; cried with her; rejoiced her success; and part of me died with her too. I lived for her, loved no one greater than her. Without Savannah, I had no one to turn to, no one to share my soul with. My other half, closer than twins we were, was just gone.

Grief broke my soul and crushed my heart to dust. I didn’t know how to put the pieces back together. I wasn’t sure I even want to without her. How could I live knowing she would never share anything with me again?

Time, supposedly, heals all wounds. I don't believe that. But I do know there are other ways to heal. I just had to find them.


  

Monday, October 27, 2014

GHBT- 'The Power Couple' by Tyffani Clark Kemp Tour- Review of 'Man Without Rules' & Excerpt


The Man Without Rules
Without Rules Series # 1
By- Tyffani Clark Kemp
Genre-Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publication Date-September 5th, 2013

Sebastian Boa is "The Man Without Rules." Rules just don't apply to him. When he meets Mariss Red one night at one of his night clubs, he sets his sights on her and makes a play. But Mariss is married and she has no desire to lose what she loves for a one night stand. The harder Sebastian tries the more Mariss refuses and he realizes that his feelings for her may be deeper than he ever thought possible for a man like him. And he finds himself changing to be worthy of the one woman who has ever told him no.

   

Friday, October 17, 2014

GHBT- Two Degrees Closer to Hell by David Fingerman- Review


Two Degrees Closer to Hell 
By David Fingerman

Speculative fiction writer, David Fingerman, is back with a series of short stories guaranteed to curl your toes and raise your hair. If you're looking for some quick thrills, let these stories take you on a ride that will bring you two degrees closer to Hell.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

GHBT- The Loki Variation by Sabrina James Riley- Review


The Loki Variation 
By Sabrina James Riley
Genre- Horror/Zombies

Sasha is woken up in the middle of the night by the screams of a little girl she doesn't know, and suddenly finds herself trying to protect the child against the end of the world.

Derek's vacation hadn't even started when his dog saves him from something he could have never imagined. Using what little resources he has, he struggles to stay alive in an unfamiliar town teeming with unspeakable horrors.

Sanjeev unknowingly helps to create the epidemic that threatens to annihilate the population, but his options have run out and he is forced to choose between his humanity or his scientific endeavors.

Strangers meet under apocalyptic circumstances, and have to rely on each other for survival. What begins as an unsteady, uncomfortable partnership to stay alive turns into a make-shift family who will do anything to save each other from the threat of the Loki Variation.

Monday, October 13, 2014

GHBT- 'The Heist' by Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons Cover Reveal


The Heist
Gumshoes & Grifters #1
By- Allana Kephart & Melissa Simmons
Genre- New Adult Contemporary/Suspense
Expected Publication Date- TBA

Blood is thicker than water…

Carter Emerson is a pre-law student in a family of cops. His father would not be happy about this—if he knew. With a passion for the justice side of law and order and a penchant for abiding by the rules, Carter is the perfect candidate to work his way up through the ranks of the district attorney’s office. He has a plan, he just doesn’t know how to break the news to his family yet.

Blood is thicker than water…

Elise Cavanaugh is the only daughter of wealthy real estate tycoon, Franklin Cavanaugh. At least, that's what the world believes. In actuality, the Cavanaughs are a family of infamous criminals responsible for a number of unsolved bank robberies. Elise doesn’t want to fall in line and take part in the family business, though—she wants to be free to pursue a degree in journalism and travel the world reporting on important events.

Blood is thicker than water…

A chance meeting on their college campus throws Carter and Elise into each other’s path and much to the displeasure of both their families, it isn’t long before romance blooms between them. When personal tragedy strikes and everything they believe is called into question, will they persevere? Or will they find that blood is thicker than water?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GHBT- Review- Linked by Judy Serrano


Linked
By- Judy Serrano
Genre- Adult Paranormal Romance

Blurb-

Daphne Foster is a substitute teacher stuck in an English class, waiting for that dreaded parent-teacher conference. With much preparation and anxiety, she encounters the unforgettable Charlie Cross. His charm and good looks, win her over but rumors of his involvement with organized crime make his continued disappearances disturbing.

In walks Heathcliff Vanderpool, creating a love triangle of unusual sorts. Unknown to Daphne, Heathcliff and Charlie are old friends: Older than she could have imagined. With Charlie away on business, Daphne and Heathcliff discover a passion between them lying beneath the surface. As their souls link, pulling away from Charlie becomes next to impossible. Will his involvement in organized crime consume them both before she’s able to get free? When you become “linked,” the choice may not be your own.

'Unless You Can Be a Unicorn' by Delphina Henley Cover Reveal

Unless You Can Be A Unicorn Cover Reveal

Thank you so much for letting me share my cover on your blog.
I am so beyond excited. Cartwheels may have been involved. Ok, I am over forty, imaginary cartwheels were involved, but they felt legit ;) .

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Regina, of Mae I Design, out did herself again with this cover. She managed to capture exactly what I had envisioned and Kimberly Tallman is a perfect Scout. I am about to get gushy and boring so without further ado, here is the wrap with the official blurb.
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Unless You can Be A Unicorn, is set to release on Oct. 12, 2014. I will be posting teasers and more on my FB page throughout the week. I hope you stop by!

'Roomies' by Lindy Zart Cover Reveal

TITLE: Roomies

AUTHOR: Lindy Zart

COVER DESIGN: Sprinkles On Top Studios

GENRE: NA Rom-Com

RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2014

BLURB:

Graham Malone is my roommate, my personal eye candy, the reason I get up in the morning smiling (that could be from the illicit dreams I have about him too, I suppose. Let's move on.). He's also beautiful to look at, but his heart is where his true beauty lies. Take away the exterior and the interior still shines.

I love him. I mean, I'm pretty sure I do, having never been in love before. Anyway, it seems legit.

And now his brother Blake is here, and, well, he's the complete opposite of Graham. Sarcastic, brooding, and totally available. But he's leaving soon, and Graham's the one I want. I shouldn't have to remind myself of this, right? I wouldn't have to if Blake would quit looking at me like I'm something yummy and he's starving.

Here's a toast to roomies; the ones you should never fall in love with. Or something.




Monday, October 6, 2014

GHBT- Leaving Tracks by Victoria Escobar


Leaving Tracks
By Victoria Escobar
Genre New Adult Contemporary
Expected Publication: September 16th, 2014

North was on track to go nowhere. According to his brothers, ice skating was a hobby not a career. That didn’t stop him from dreaming of an Olympic Medal. Even if it was an impossible dream without a coach.

Hadley had been on track to the Olympics when a skating accident left her crippled and unable to skate. With no future plan other than skating Hadley returns home tired and broken. She would never be again, an Olympic ranked skater.

When their tracks collide North finds hope and a future in Hadley. She could be everything he needs her to be. She could help him reach that elusive dream.

Hadley’s trying to find her future. That path doesn’t necessarily include North. North is a skater with his eyes set on a medal, and Hadley can never be again. She just wanted peace.

Leaving tracks is for North to do. Hadley has already cut hers into the ice.


About the Author

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but with the ability to claim eight states as home; Victoria Escobar writes fiction from her current home in New York. She writes whatever comes to mind and because of such has a variety of genres written including Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, and Contemporary Fiction.

In spare time if not with family, and friends Victoria enjoys curling up with a book from a favorite author with music playing. If not reading or writing she spends time drawing, sketching, crocheting, or some other random art project. She enjoys staying busy, but most of all enjoys staying creative.

   

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Title: The Duel for Consuelo
Author: Claudia H Long
Series: Josefina's Sin, The Next Generation
Genre: Historical Fiction/Historical Romance
Publisher: Booktrope
Release Date: June 15 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Travel back in time to 1711 in colonial Mexico, where the terrors of the Inquisition are slowly receding before the tide of the Enlightenment. Not receding fast enough, though, for Consuelo. She's caught between two men, two religions, and two ruthless inquisitors who are hanging on to their lasts shreds of power.
THE DUEL FOR CONSUELO brings us to 1711 in colonial Mexico. Consuelo, an accomplished herbalist and daughter of a mayor, is privy to the darkest family secret possible while the Inquisition still holds fast to its waning dominance. Her ailing mother is a practicing "Secret Jew", descendent of Conversos, or Jews who converted in Spain at the point of a sword. Her father is desperate to prevent the discovery of this secret as it will mean certain torture and possible death of his family.
Juan Carlos Castillo, the white-blond son of wealthy landowners, has a few secrets of his own. His love for Consuelo has moved into forbidden territory, and he watches as his friend and rival, Leandro Almidon of Spain, woos Consuelo with his sharp wit and promises of social and financial security.
The times are turbulent. The Enlightenment is slowly penetrating the darkness of Spain and its colony, and new thinkers are questioning everything, from religion to science, to the mingling of the castes and races. With new thinking secrets are bared and the Inquisition makes a final grasp at power.  Consuelo finds herself fighting for her mother's life, her own future, and her right to love.


Claudia H. Long grew up in Mexico City and moved to the United States when she was eleven. She wrote her senior thesis at Harvard University on the feminism of Sor Juana INS De La Cruz, and revived her passion for her when she wrote Josefina's Sin. She lives and practices law in Northern California with her husband. They have two grown children. She is currently at work on her next novel, set in eighteenth century Mexico.

Places to find Claudia H Long 
Blog 

Places to find The Duel for Consuelo 



GHBT- Cover Reveal- 'Peerless' by Victoria Escobar


Peerless
By- Victoria Escobar 
Genre- NA Urban Fantasy

Without the touch of time affecting her, Tiranna has spent the last two thousand years protecting dangerous artifacts that have the potential to destroy the world. Her distinctive magic makes her one of the most powerful, and at times, one of the most feared. 

When she finds a demonic artifact that shouldn't exist, she fears the return of a long-forgotten demon that has a single goal: create his version of Hell on earth. The world she spent her life protecting, could be lost. 

Time never concerned her before, but now it's her worst enemy. Only she has the power to destroy the demon masquerading as a black witch. All she has to do is figure out how.

GHBT- 'What I Really Learned in College' by Addison Winters Tour : Review, Excerpt/Spotlight, Author Interview & Giveaway


What I Really Learned in College
With Honors #1
By- Addison Winters
Release Date- July 14th, 2014
Publisher- Booktrope Entice

Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for.

Mason Brooks is every girl’s dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when it’s wet, sea-blue eyes, and dimples. Hot, sexy…and deliciously na├»ve and innocent.

Enter a tantalizing world where an average soccer mom utilizes her newfound knowledge of psychology to make life just a little more interesting. Follow along as Alex educates Mason on the art of seducing and pleasing a woman. Take notes as she introduces him to a whole new level of intensity and sexual pleasure. Study the sensual art of tantric sex as Alex creates her own style of silk and lace female dominance.

This little tryst will never survive past college–but Alex is determined to enjoy it the fullest while it lasts.
  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GHBT- 'Write to Rescue' Anthology Cover Reveal


Write to Rescue Anthology
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing
Publication Date- November 2014

Rescue animals need love too. That’s why these nine authors got together to write stories that will warm your heart and entertain. All proceeds will go to animal shelters to help take care of and save the lives of the animals that may become your next family member. There’s a little something for everyone.