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Blog Tour: Snake Typhoon by Billie Jones

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Title: Snake Typhoon
Author: Billie Jones
Genre: Parody/Action-Adventure/Short Story

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Synopsis:

Move over Lara Croft, there’s a new action hero in town!

When unseasonable weather hits the sunshine city of Brisbane, a freak typhoon terrorizes the citizens. It’s not just any typhoon though, it’s a snake typhoon! And the deadliest snakes in Australia, with venomous fangs are flying straight for Kez.

Kez is the new girl in the office and she’s desperately fighting to prove herself, but what’s a girl to do when faced with a typhoon of snakes coming straight for her helicopter?

These flying diabolical snakes will stop at nothing to kill their victims and Kez only has one option: Figure out how to stop a snake typhoon and save the world… or die trying!

Buy Links:

Amazon.com:  http://www.amazon.com/Snake-Typhoon-Billie-Jones-ebook/dp/B00HQJXTBK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389695687&sr=8-1&keywords=Snake+typhoon

Amazon UK  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Snake-Typhoon-Billie-Jones-ebook/dp/B00HQJXTBK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389696301&sr=8-1&keywords=snake+typhoon

Amazon Australia http://www.amazon.com.au/Snake-Typhoon-Billie-Jones-ebook/dp/B00HQJXTBK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389696347&sr=8-1&keywords=snake+typhoon

Kobo http://store.kobobooks.com/en-gb/books/Snake-Typhoon/qCJGRq0wL0aDTbq7SxXuWQ?MixID=qCJGRq0wL0aDTbq7SxXuWQ&PageNumber=1&s=sr1LL7togEOI8ToT-Oe4TQ&r=1

iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/snake-typhoon!/id794098973?mt=11

REVIEW:

I expected an action adventure story along the lines of Shark – Nado but this is so much more! The author quickly pulls us into a hilarious situation and had me laughing from page one. The author has such a unique, witty way with words. It’s a parody while the characters take the unfolding snake typhoon seriously. It’s hard not to get swept away with the drama while laughing at the unique situation. The ending was hilarious and I hope there is another instalment!

About the Author:

Billie Jones is a writer from Australia who enjoys imaging herself wrestling killer crocodiles and swimming with great white sharks. She thinks she may have to attempt base jumping so she can write about it and Bungee is on the list too. You can find her either in front of her computer writing about her fictional adventures or at the beach searching for the next perfect wave.

Author Links:

Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/billiejoneswrites

Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bjoneswrites

Guest Post : J’aimee Brooker – Rescued: A Festive Novella

Oh, how I’ve been longing for a northern hemisphere ‘white Christmas’… kids playing in the snow making snowmen, the sound of a crackling fire in the background, a freshly cut Christmas tree, and the aromas of cinnamon and a roasting turkey in the oven… the romance of a white Christmas for me is palpable.

For those of us in the southern hemisphere, Christmas is quite a different affair. For me, Christmas goes a little something like this… Kids are busy outside splashing and playing in the pool begging to be allowed to make the short walk to the beach, the air-conditioning is pumping, and the aroma of sunblock, Aeroguard (insect repellent) and a barbeque fill the air.

I love Christmas. I love the beach. And, I love that our Christmas celebrations are so vividly different to our northern hemisphere counterparts. But, it got me thinking… do those in the northern hemisphere long for a laid-back Aussie Christmas as well? Do they dream of sunbathing on the beach with mid-30-degree temperatures, throwing back a cold beer rather than a warm eggnog, stripping down to their swimmers rather than wrapping on a scarf…?

So what better way to celebrate the Australian Christmas spirit than to write about it!

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Rescued: A Festive Novella
J’aimee Brooker

Two gorgeous girls
A knight in shining speedos
One red-hot Australian Christmas!

Set against the glorious backdrop of Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach comes the story of childhood friends Anya Thompson and Sophie Anders and their brush with one of Bondi’s finest—lifeguard Jack Covey.

As a lifeguard, Jack’s instincts are finely tuned. He’s spent his career watching for danger and avoiding distractions but when the gorgeous Anya Thompson catches his eye, he can’t help but be intrigued by Anya and her modest and reserved manner.

Anya’s lost more than her Christmas cheer, but will one steamy night with her best friend and the deliciously handsome Jack be just the thing to restart her shattered heart?

Whether you’re craving a good ol’ red-hot Aussie Christmas story or you want a story that’ll melt the snow and get you hot and bothered, Rescued is for you.
Excerpt

“He’s gorgeous” Sophie purred from behind her glasses, “don’t you think Anya?”

“Ah, yep, I guess so…”

“You guess so? Anya Thompson, you have to be kidding me—look at him, he is the ultimate specimen of man! Ooh, and look at the guy next to him… my gosh I’m glad we made this move! What I wouldn’t do to have them both at my beck and call…” she trailed off.

“Oh Soph, seriously, too much information” Anya sighed, rolling over to rest on her stomach giving her back a much needed slathering of the intensely warm sun rays but throwing a quick glance over her shoulder at the two lifeguards all the same. They were hot, but then again that was hardly a surprise, she hadn’t seen any that where less than Adonis-like since moving to Sydney.

“Right. Like you’ve never had a lifeguard fantasy Miss Goody-Two-Shoes?” she replied mockingly.  “Oh, gosh, Anya they’re looking over here” she whispered before stilling completely.

“Big deal, some hot lifeguards are checking out girls on the beach. Now tell me something that should surprise me, Soph?”

“Oh, that’s nice don’t ya think Jack—this one thinks we’re hot” came a strong male voice from above her sending her into a frenzied scramble to kneel and cover herself.

FIVE STAR reviews for Rescued: A Festive Novella

Very nice story by bookworm_722

This was a really nice story about how the character overcame a really sad incident in her life thanks to the care and compassion of her best friend and a new boyfriend. Often romance novels seem to skirt around how and why falling in love can happen so quickly but I didn’t feel that this was the case with this book — the author gave a lot of information and details that really helped to make the storyline believable. I’m looking forward to reading more from this author.

Like the cover says: a red-hot Aussie Christmas story! by _love_to_read_

I could hardly pass by this book with a hot man’s backside on the cover, so I downloaded my copy hoping it would live up to it’s description and, oh boy, it did! Bit easy on the Christmas side of things, so you could probably read this anytime of the year. Love the lifeguards, love the beach, love the book!

Whoa.. loved this fresh take on Christmas romance by BookMumOZ

Ok, so what’s not to love… Bondi beach, hot lifeguards, and the added bonus of a very hot threesome… Loved the characters especially the hero Jack!

Find J’aimee online:

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Website: www.jaimeebrooker.com.au 

Blog: http://jaimeebrooker.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaimeebrookerauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaimee_brooker

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7032335.J_aimee_Brooker

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/jaimee_brooker/boards/

Buy ‘Rescued’:

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Jaimee-Brooker/e/B00ADSCABG
iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/jaimee-brooker/id572732617?mt=11
Kobo
http://store.kobobooks.com/en-au/Search/Query?query=%22J’aimee%20Brooker%22&fcmedia=Book&fcsearchfield=Author&pageNumber=1&sort=none
Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/J-aimee-brooker?store=allproducts&keyword=J%27aimee+brooker

Welcome to my new blog

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As if I don’t have enough to do, I have decided to start blogging too!

In between running a home-based business and looking after three children I somehow find time to write.

I took the plunge this year and completed NaNoWriMo (for the uninitiated that is writing a 50,ooo+ word novel in one month). It was the kickstart I needed and I am now editing my novel, determined to finish what I started.

So Eternal Vigilance, a YA paranormal romance is looking for a home. More on that to follow…

I’ve been spending a lot of time hopping around blogs and have found some fantastic resources, some of which I will share on here once I work out how.

Meanwhile, back to editing editing editing. When I have time.