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NEW RELEASE and GIVEAWAY: The Same Deep Water by Lisa Swallow

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The Same Deep Water
by Lisa Swallow
Publication Date: August 26, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

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Once, I wanted to die. That was the night I met Guy.

The strange man with flowers stepped from the shadows and saved my life.

Guy. Dimpled smile. Body of a surf god. Smart and funny.
Running out of time.

We became travelling companions through life, ticking off items on our bucket lists. I’d hidden from happiness for years and kept my life under strict control.

Guy showed me how to step into the world and experience more. He brought light into the shadows and helped me through the darkness.

I became Phe again. I lived.

There’s just one problem.

We fell in love and this wasn’t part of our plans.

I thought I could cope with our uncertain future, but Guy has a secret which changes everything..

Sometimes, believing the lies we tell ourselves is easier than dealing with the truth.

The Same Deep Water is a standalone new adult romance set in Australia.

*The book partly deals with mental health issues which may include triggers for some readers*

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Excerpt

A man sidesteps the group and heads toward me. I recognise Guy’s gait but until he reaches me, he’s indiscernible from the crowd. Guy’s white mask obscures half his face, but his strong jaw and full mouth are visible still. The well-cut black suit jacket is unbuttoned, a grey shirt with bow tie beneath.

Guy looks a hell of a lot hotter out of his boardies and the control over my attraction to him loosens further.

A low whistle accompanies Guy’s appraisal of me. “You scrub up well.”

“Nicely put. You’re not quite Prince Charming then?”

“Not if you’re Belle.” He crooks his elbow indicating I should place my arm through his.

“Belle?”

“You’re wearing gold which is closer to yellow. Beauty and the Beast.”

“I’d hardly call you a beast.” I hesitate over whether to take his arm or not.

“There are so many inappropriate responses I can give to that comment and won’t.” He pauses. “I’ve told you before, you’re beautiful.”

I blush like a teenager beneath my mask and heavy make-up. “Thanks.”

“Not just tonight,” he says softly.

I hastily change the subject. “You look very different in a suit.”

“Devastatingly sexy?”

“I was going to go with ‘good’.” Yes, and you know you are.

“‘Good’? Not even hot? Seriously?”

“I’m never sure whether you’re serious and in love with yourself, or if you’re joking.”

“Ah, a bit of both.” He gestures again for me to take his arm.

We touch.

Every day I touch new people. Shake hands with clients, am jostled by people on the way to and from work, but until now I didn’t realise I’ve avoided touching Guy. When we first met, his touch would’ve pulled me away from the edge and taken away control of my body and decisions.

As I link my arm through Guy’s, a finality strikes, too. The distance I’ve tried to maintain, the illusion our only connection is a night of my life I refuse to see as part of myself, retreats as we connect. His arm is warm against my bare skin and the curve of his bicep beneath the expensive suit doesn’t escape my attention either. Caught in the romance of the setting, the nervous fluttering in my stomach switches to desire for Guy’s touch. I resolve to limit the amount of alcohol and physical contact for the evening.

Cover Reveal ~ The Same Deep Water by Lisa Swallow

 

TITLE – The Same Deep Water
AUTHOR – Lisa Swallow
SERIES – Standalone
GENRE – New Adult
RELEASE DATE – 26th August 2015
COVER DESIGN – Najla Qamber Designs

 

Synopsis

Once, I wanted to die. That was the night I met Guy. 

The strange man with flowers stepped from the shadows and saved my life.

 Guy. Dimpled smile. Body of a surf god. Smart and funny. Running out of time. 

We became travelling companions through life, ticking off items on our bucket lists. I’d hidden from happiness for years and kept my life under strict control. Guy showed me how to step into the world and experience more. He brought light into the shadows and helped me through the darkness.

I became Phe again. I lived.

There’s just one problem.

We fell in love and this wasn’t part of our plans.

I thought we could face the future together, but Guy has a secret which changes everything.

Sometimes, believing the lies we tell ourselves is easier than dealing with the truth.

The Same Deep Water is a standalone New Adult romance set in Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Release: Heart by Nicola Hudson

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Genre: New Adult Contemporary

 

SYNOPSIS

Sometimes it doesn’t end with happy ever after.

Neve believes Jake is the one. She is miles away from home, struggling to fit in at university and missing the people she loves. The only thing getting her through is the knowledge that Jake will be visiting for the weekend.

Jake believes he isn’t the one. His family and lifestyle mean he can’t give Neve what she deserves: so much more than him. He arrives for the weekend, knowing that he has to break her heart, along with his own.

Sometimes we make decisions and have to live with the consequences.

Each of them struggles to cope with the aftermath of the weekend. Each of them is unhappy. Each of them refuses to do something about it.

Sometimes it isn’t about a boy meeting a girl and falling in love; sometimes it is about what happens next.

 

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Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Heart-Nicola-Hudson-e…/…/ref=sr_1_1…
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id944791804
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Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/heart-32
Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/247937744/Heart

Facts about HEART

  • When I started to plan Heart, I knew I didn’t want to write about Neve and Jake falling in love. That’s the easy part – dealing with the end of a relationship is much more traumatic! This is where the tagline sometimes it doesn’t end with happy ever after
  • When I wrote Curve, I didn’t think that I would be writing a second novel, let alone using some of the same characters. However, by the time Curve was finished, I already had the title Heart and knew it would be Neve’s story.
  • I didn’t really like Neve when I started to write her in Curve! But that changed as she supported Cass and I saw what a wonderful friend she was.
  • Like Neve, I went to university in Brighton and loved sitting by the sea, especially on a wintry, windswept day.
  • I took the photo on the back cover – on yet another wintry, windswept day at the beach.
  • Without being too spoiler-y, the ending was very different in my plot outline. But then I reached a point where it felt like the planned ending was going to feel too contrived to be realistic – and a late night conversation with a blogger gave me the courage to change it.
  • One of my wonderful friends, who is also a beta reader, let me go with her when she had a new tattoo. The scene where Neve gets her tattoo is a pretty faithful account of that afternoon; I even wrote it in a coffee shop close to the tattoo studio!
  • The hospital scene was the hardest scene I’ve ever written. I’ve been in a similar situation to Neve and writing about it brought all of the emotions back to the surface. I was drained and couldn’t revisit it for a few weeks.
  • I found writing Heart much more difficult than Curve. I hit a metaphorical brick wall and was really struggling when I went to an author event in Edinburgh. I asked every author I met for advice. So I have Abbi Glines, Kirsty Moseley, Karina Halle and Natasha Boyd to thank as they gave me some really useful tips which got me back on track.
  • Myrtle is a beautiful evergreen plant with white flowers that symbolizes love and immortality: which is why Jake uses it as a nickname for Neve.

 

EXTRACT
Neve:

“Sit down, Neve.” He never called me Neve. Ever.

“Why? Can’t I put some clothes on first?”

“Please, just sit down.” The quietness in his voice had me worried and so I obeyed.

Big mistake.

That was the moment I let it happen.

“I can’t carry on doing this.”

“Carry on doing what? What are you talking about? Why are you acting so weird?”

“This. Us. I can’t do it any more. I want out.” The bastard couldn’t even make eye contact with me as he broke, no, shattered, my heart.

 

Jake:

Of course I knew it would hurt but I hadn’t expected it to feel like I was ripping my own heart out. I mean, I knew it was coming, didn’t I? What I hadn’t thought about was what it would do to me, seeing her hurt like that. I know her too well to fall for the angry mask she tried to conceal her hurt with. That was the moment I felt like the biggest bastard in the world. That was the moment I almost relented and took back the lies I had spoken. I just wanted to take away the pain I had caused.

But it’s better if she feels angry; it will distract her from the hurt. And, as tempted as I am to pick up my phone and make it all better again, I can’t. I have to stay strong. For her.

This is all for her.

It always was.

It always will be.

 

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Summer Sky on SALE at 99c ~ LIMITED TIME

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Summer-Sky

Book title: Summer Sky by Lisa Swallow
Series: Blue Phoenix #1
Genre: Contemporary romance

SYNOPSIS

Sky changed her life for a man once, and she has no intention of doing it again – even if he is a six foot, tattooed rock god who makes a mean bacon sandwich.

Sky Davis is fed up of boyfriend Grant taking her for granted and when she comes home to find him wearing a girl, Sky suspects the relationship is over. She takes an unscheduled holiday and leaves the life (and guy) she hates behind.

Rock star Dylan Morgan is struggling with fame and infamy, sick of his life being controlled by other people. Dylan cuts his hair and walks away from his role as lead singer of Blue Phoenix, leaving chaos and speculation behind.

Outside the English seaside town of Broadbeach their cars and worlds collide.

Sky decides Dylan is an arrogant guy with too many tattoos, and Dylan is amused by the smart-mouthed girl with no idea who he is. Dylan and Sky soon discover they’ve travelled to Broadbeach for the same reason – to escape from reality back to a place with happy childhood memories.

Losing themselves in a world where they know nothing about each other, Sky and Dylan begin a summer romance that soon heats up their rainy English summer.

Fantasies can’t last forever and when reality crashes the party, Sky isn’t sure she wants to be more than his ‘summer Sky’ but Dylan doesn’t want to let her go.

Returning to the real world and public scrutiny isn’t their only problem. Blue Phoenix bass player, Jem Jones, has a reason for wanting Sky out of Dylan’s life, and is determined to come between them. Some things won’t stay hidden, even when they’re paid to ‘go away’.

Summer Sky is a quirky romance where occasionally more than the bacon sizzles. This is the first in the new ‘Blue Phoenix’ series of contemporary rock star romances.

Feature: Hushed by Britni Hill

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Genre: New Adult

When Tess meets step-brothers Blake and Jason, their differences and her past push her toward Jason even though she’s instantly drawn to Blake.  Tess quickly learns people aren’t always who they seem to be when her relationship with Jason ends.

A spring break trip pushes Blake and Tess together leaving them unable to deny the way they feel for each other.  While they fall for one another Tess’ history with Jason leads them to try to keep their growing relationship a secret from their friends.  Sneaking around and hiding behind doors adds a certain spark, but they both feel the countdown ticking, leaving them wondering when it will all come out and what will happen.

An angry Jason spills a secret from his and Blake’s past that makes Tess question how real her relationship with Blake was.  Secrets can ruin everything.

Can the truth bring them back together?

About the Author

Britni’s Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritniHillAuthor

                     Twitter: @thatbritnihill

                     Website: https://www.britnihillbooks.com

LINKS

 Hushed on Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20623199-hushed

Purchase links: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Hushed-Britni-Hill-ebook/dp/B00J2DZESE/ref=sr_1_2_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1397053303&sr=8-2&keywords=Hushed

 BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hushed-britni-hill/1118923875?ean=2940149307296

 Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/hushed-2

Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Hushed-Western-Palm-Britni-Hill/dp/0615998178/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1397053303&sr=8-2&keywords=Hushed

New Release: Branded by Katie Teller

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Author: Katie Hamstead

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense

SYNOPSIS

Terrorists have invaded Sydney, and Allison King barely escapes her brother’s wedding reception alive. She and her siblings flee, but their parents are killed by firing squad.

Now Ali’s on the run and terrified. While searching for other survivors, she is captured by the General who leads the invasion. He’s smitten by Ali, and when she refuses to submit to his whims, he brands her for death. In a wild act of defiance, she snatches the branding rod and sears the mark onto his face. Marking not only him but also sealing her fate. Ali manages to escape and flees into the bush once more where she finds a group in hiding. Even with the scars left by the General, Ali learns to love and falls in love with the young man who found her—Damien Rogers.

But the General is hunting her. When he discovers their location, and finds her with another man—Damien—his wrath is kindled and his obsession is inflamed. Ali must put herself on the line or the General could kill her family, those who help her, and most significantly, the man she loves.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17973222-branded

Purchase Link:  http://www.amazon.com/Branded-Katie-Hamstead-ebook/dp/B00I901VTW/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1391573853&sr=8-3&keywords=Katie+Hamstead

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katie-teller-author-photo-2-3About the Author:

Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. She is currently at school studying English and Creative Writing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as a Clerk with a lien company in Arizona to help support her family and her schooling. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.

Blog: http://kjhstories.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Hamsteads-Stories/247238178656484

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatieTeller1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6585259.Katie_Hamstead

COVER REVAMP REVEAL: In Chains by Michelle Abbott

In Chains (In Chains #1) has a new cover, designed by Deranged Doctor Design http://www.derangeddoctordesign.com/

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Genre: New adult romance

SYNOPSIS

A romance set in a world where slavery is government run and slaves are fitted with microchips.

Savannah, fleeing a turbulent relationship, seeks solace at her brother’s country farmhouse. It’s there that she meets Kayden; her brother’s slave who’s considered less than human. These two damaged souls form an unbreakable bond, one that’s about to be tested, because Kayden is her brother’s property and he will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

Please note this book contains some sexual scenes, violence and strong language.

Link to book on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18220926-in-chains

Purchase links:

http://www.amazon.com/In-Chains-Michelle-Abbott-ebook/dp/B00C7DJER8/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/In-Chains-Michelle-Abbott-ebook/dp/B00C7DJER8/

Author Bio:

Michelle Abbott lives in the UK.

She loves to write about heroes who begin as the underdog and are protective of their girl and she likes to read all genres of romance.

When she’s not reading or writing she enjoys travelling and seeing new places and occasionally she picks up her knitting needles and attempts to finish the sweater she started two years ago.

Author Links:

Website: http://www.michelleabbott.com/

Blog: http://addictedtoromance.weebly.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichelleAbbott4

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/michelleabbott

Cover Reveal: Hushed by Britni Hill

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SYNOPSIS

When Tess meets step-brothers Blake and Jason, their differences and her past push her toward Jason even though she’s instantly drawn to Blake.  Tess quickly learns people aren’t always who they seem to be when her relationship with Jason ends.

A spring break trip pushes Blake and Tess together leaving them unable to deny the way they feel for each other.  While they fall for one another Tess’ history with Jason leads them to try to keep their growing relationship a secret from their friends.  Sneaking around and hiding behind doors adds a certain spark, but they both feel the countdown ticking, leaving them wondering when it will all come out and what will happen.

An angry Jason spills a secret from his and Blake’s past that makes Tess question how real her relationship with Blake was.  Secrets can ruin everything.

Can the truth bring them back together?

About The Author

Britni is the author of Tears in the Rubble and From the Rubble which were originally released by Rebel Ink Press in 2012.  They have recently been combined and re-released as a second edition.

Britni is a licensed cosmetologist and an admitted book addict.  She’s been writing and reading since she learned how.

She’s always had an active imagination and now she gets to put it to use by sharing the stories in her head with the world.  She is hard at work on her next release and counting down the days until she can share it with you.

Britni’s inspirations come from the lively and interesting world around her.  Friends and family add to the stories in her head constantly.  Her love of music, movies, art, and people watching spark her ideas and help give them shape. Britni’s goal is to use real life to shape realistic, engaging characters and stories.

Visit Britni’s website, find her on facebook, or follow her on Twitter.

COVER REVEAL: You Found Me by Kanettra Holmes

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You Found Me

by Kanettra Holmes

Publication: April 7th, 2014

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

When eighteen-year-old Mia Graham runs away, she thinks she’s left the memory of the most horrible night of her life behind her. But the past isn’t done with her yet, no matter how far she runs. Now she’s faced with a tough and confusing decision and has no idea what to do.Then along comes Aiden Kincaid, quiet and withdrawn. From the moment he crosses paths with Mia, he is instantly intrigued by her.

Mia promised herself she would never trust another man again, though, and Aiden still harbors guilt from a tragic accident and never wanted anyone else in his life. Neither of them is looking for love. But fate has different plans.

Will Mia and Aiden give into their fears and continue to let their pasts control them, or will they realize that sometimes fate steps in and sends you the person you never knew you were looking for?

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I was born and raised in none other than the great state of New York. I moved to Florida when I was seventeen and fell in love with the warm weather and sunshine. Now nine years later I curse the heat and cherish the cool days.When I’m not closed off from the world in my home reading or writing, I like to go to the zoo or the aquarium or anyplace I can be around animals. Or walking the trails and enjoying nature. I also always enjoy a nice meal out, and Karaoke night at Applebees is always fun.

Random Facts:

1) I ALWAYS laugh at my own jokes, while others laugh at me 😉

2) I LOVE THE RAIN!!!


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RELEASE DAY: Natural Harmony by Kate Roth

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SYNOPSIS

Suddenly named the acting president of her uncle’s record label, former pop princess Sabrina Walker is finally ready to grow up. While her professional life moves forward, she still clings to the last fragment of her past life in the form of an uncertain relationship with her manager, Beau.

When Sabrina hires handsome, young assistant, Wade Lawson, he awakens in her the hidden confidence she’s always desired. What starts as a casual affair quickly intensifies to something much more.

Sabrina must decide—return to the familiar life of an insecure one-hit-wonder, or embrace Wade and the woman his passion has helped reveal.

Natural Harmony is a stand-alone contemporary romance novel for readers 18+ and is the first in the Confession Records collection.

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Harmony-Confession-Records-Kate-ebook/dp/B00HJVTWN4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1388165574&sr=1-1

Paperback: https://www.createspace.com/4505006

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/natural-harmony-kate-roth/1117895194?ean=2940148964704

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Inspired by music, film, art and the wealth of stories she has heard through her career as a professional hair stylist, Kate Roth has been dreaming up love stories since junior high.
Kate’s first two novels, new adult romance The Low Notes and new adult paranormal romance Reckless Radiance were released by Rebel Ink Press in May of 2012 and September of 2013. Natural Harmony is her third novel and her first venture into independent publishing. She is hard at work on the next two novels in the Confession Records collection, as well as her first erotic romance, Last Resort. She is a small business owner and lives in Indiana with her husband, Adam and their dog, Sampson.

You can find more about Kate and her work on her website www.katerothwrites.com and stay up to date with all her news by following her on Facebook www.facebook.com/authorkateroth