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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

Cover Reveal: Dirty Little Freaks by Jaden Wilkes

Dirty Little Freaks, a new novel from Jaden Wilkes

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SYNOPSIS

Meet Jade Daniels, she hates her name, hates her life and hates people in general. She loves sex, loves her roommate and secretly loves learning. Now she loves a guy with stunning green mohawk, lickable abs and a mind as filthy as hers.
But Jade learned long ago that nothing but misery lasts forever, and happiness is fleeting at best.
A punk rock story about lust, love, and all the naughty bits in between. ***Rated 18+ because, my god, this is one smutty, sexy read.***

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18891984-dirty-little-freaks
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJadenWilkes
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JWilkesAuthor

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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.
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“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
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BLOG STOP: Conviction by Amanda Lance (Interview & Giveaway)

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* The sequel to Amanda’s debut novel “Wanted” *

SYNOPSIS:

Falling in love with each other was unlikely.

Surviving their adventure was doubtful.
Living without each other: impossible.

For Addie Battes and Charlie Hays, a couple who defied all odds, life on land should be a breeze—except, for the fact that their newest challenge may include life, without each other…  

To everyone else it looks like she’s leaving for college, but for Addie Battes, it’s much more. She and her kidnapper Charlie Hays have found a way to be together and elude authorities. Yet fairytale romances aside; life isn’t easy with schoolwork, roommates, and meddling FBI agents. And balancing acts threaten to fall when violent competitors rise up to put Charlie and the guys out of business.

Addie soon realizes that keeping her relationship with Charlie a secret is the least of her problems, especially with Charlie’s unfounded suspicions and jealousies. When misunderstandings surface, Addie’s worst fears come to fruition.

Desperate and alone, she is faced with a choice: try to find her own happy ending, or fight to make Charlie a part of hers.

BUY ON AMAZON:  http://www.amazon.com/Conviction-Wanted-Book-Amanda-Lance-ebook/dp/B00FNC3KL6

INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA

Do you see writing as a career?

Definitely!

Who or what is your inspiration?

Mostly music and whatever I happen to be reading at the time.

Do you have any pets?

A bluetick coonhound named Chance (he is a BIG, spoiled baby)

Early bird or night owl?

A little bit of both depending on the time of year.

Any tips for new writers?

Obsession is the only way to get anything done.

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

A pink fuzzy slipper.

If you could live in any movie, which would it be?

Reservoir Dogs I love the soundtrack and anything Tarantino!

Guilty Pleasure?

Mac n’ Cheese…yummy

Are there scenes or people in your book that you took from your real life?

Conviction is inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello, but there is nothing in there that is non-fiction.

Which character in your book would you most like to hang out with?

Probably Reid. I think he’s wonderfully interesting. (I’d love to hand out with Charlie…but then nothing would get done.) hehe

Are you working on anything new? How is it going?

I’m in the middle of another new adult romance series. *swoon*

Pick your favorite:

Apple or Droid

DROID!

Chocolate or Vanilla

BOTH!

Comedy or Drama

Don’t make me choose!

Call or Text

TEXT!

Online or in person shopping?

ONLINE!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.

When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.”

Facebook: www.facebook.com/amanda.lance.378

Facebook “Like” Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Lance/324124717715784

Twitter: www.twitter.com/alance07

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/6966605.Amanda_Lance

Website: www.amandalance.com

GIVEAWAY: Win an ebook copy of ‘Conviction’ by Amanda Lance

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COVER REVEAL – Branded by Katie Hamstead

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

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.

Cover Reveal: At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey

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At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey 

Publication date: December, 2013

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

 

Synopsis:

Achievement Unlocked: Geek Virgin

When Mia Strong, proud geek-girl and popular gaming blogger, auctions off her virginity online, she knows she’ll make waves. But what she will not be making is a love connection. Her rules are set in stone: One night. No further contact.

It’s a desperate step, but it’s the only way she can go to medical school and pay her mother’s mounting hospital bills.

Difficulty Level: Millionaire CEO

Adam Drake, the enigmatic auction winner, is a software prodigy who made his first million at seventeen. Now, in his mid-twenties, he’s sexy, driven and–as CEO of his own gaming company–he’s used to making the rules. Before Mia knows what’s happening, he’s found the loophole in the rules of her auction. Every stipulation she’s made to protect her heart gets tossed by the wayside.

She can’t tell if he’s playing her…or if he’s playing for keeps.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18716577-at-any-price

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brenna Aubrey is an author of New Adult contemporary romance stories that center on geek culture. Her debut novel, AT ANY PRICE, releases in December, 2013.

She has always sought comfort in good books and the long, involved stories she weaves in her head. Brenna’s favorite author is Jane Austen and favorite novel is PERSUASION.

Brenna is a city girl with a nature-lover’s heart. She therefore finds herself out in green open spaces any chance she can get. A mommy to two little kids and teacher to many more older kids, she juggles schedules to find time to pursue her love of storycrafting.

She currently resides on the west coast with her husband, two children, two adorable golden retriever pups, two birds and some fish.

Brenna’s short story “The Love Letter” was the Grand Prize winner of the JANE AUSTEN MADE ME DO IT Short Story Contest. As such, it was included in the anthology of the same name (Ballantine, 2011)

Author Links:

Website: http://www.BrennaAubrey.net

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/BrennaAubreyAuthor

Twitter: @BrennaAubrey (http://www.twitter.com/BrennaAubrey)

Newsletter: http://brennaaubrey.net/newsletter-signup/

BLOG TOUR – Kiya: Mother of a King

Today I’m pleased to share the second book in Katie Hamstead’s “KIYA” trilogy.

Title: Kiya: Mother of a King

Author: Katie Hamstead

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: October 25th 2013

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SYNOPSIS

When Naomi’s sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won’t survive the palace, so she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for…

The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya. Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her. When Akhenaten declares Kiya will be the mother of his heir, Nefertiti, furious with jealousy, schemes to destroy Kiya.

Kiya must play the deadly game carefully. She is in a silent battle of wills, and a struggle for who will one day inherit the crown. If she does bear an heir, she knows she will need to fight to protect him, as well as herself, from Nefertiti who is out for blood.

Book 1, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh is available now- http://www.amazon.com/KIYA-Hope-Pharaoh-ebook/dp/B00CL19O4E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

EXTRACT:

Several of the soldiers seemed to have their interest piqued by the knowledge of the gathering being a wedding celebration, and I saw lust glimmer in their eyes as they advanced on Malachi.

All his brothers rushed forward, and so did Samuel and my brothers-in-law, to protect the sanctity of the marriage chambers. A tussle started, and I felt frightened for my family as the soldiers drew their swords.

“Enough!” a loud voice bellowed from the doorway.

All eyes turned to see Horemheb standing there, looking more terrifying than I had ever seen him. I couldn’t help gasping at the sight of him, which drew Malachi’s eyes to me, but he didn’t dare move.

Horemheb looked so much stronger, more powerful, and just as strikingly handsome, with his strong set jaw and dark, stern eyes that stared directly at Malachi.

“Get out, you swine!” he hollered at the soldiers. They all rushed for the door. Once every last one was out, he gave Malachi another stern look before he slammed the door shut.

“He’s back,” I said softly to myself, in shock.

 

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Author and Book Links:

Twitter – https://twitter.com/KatieTeller1

FB page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katie-Hamsteads-Stories/247238178656484

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

Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18169048-kiya

Cover Reveal: Released (The Nogiku Series #2)

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Title: Released

Author: S.J Pajonas

Genre: New Adult

Publication Date: December 2013

Blurb:

**Contains spoilers for those who have not read REMOVED!

Left in the desert to recuperate from her injuries, Sanaa Itami paces the floors and contemplates her mistakes. She trusted too easily, and now people she loved are dead, killed at the hands of men coming to assassinate her. Sanaa feels beaten, but life awaits her at home. While Nishikyō recovers from the earthquake, negotiations for Sanaa’s eventual rule on Yūsei continue. New allies must be made, new friendships brokered, new skills acquired — at all costs.

Life at the top of the chain is complicated and lonely, though. With relations in Sakai clan rocky and uncertain, Sanaa must learn to trust others again more than she’s willing. Who amongst the clans is left holding a grudge? And will the new family Sanaa has found with Jiro support or betray her?

From Nishikyō to Yūsei, RELEASED, Book TWO of the Nogiku Series, is the second book in a captivating New Adult post-apocalyptic romance series that harnesses the cultures and traditions of Japan and sweeps them in the future.

Queue it on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18674866-released

Visit http://www.spajonas.com for more information.

Read the first book in The Nogiku Series, REMOVED:

Amazon (Paperback): http://amzn.com/1940599032

Amazon (Kindle): http://amzn.com/B00F4IE978

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/2940148646532

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

 

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New Adult Author Fall Promotion & Giveaway: Becca Lee Nyx

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Welcome to Becca Lee Nyx – this week’s New Adult Author for the Fall promotion.beccaebook

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SYNOPSIS

College is supposed to be a magical experience, a time of self-exploration and discovery. For Crystal and her friends, Ryan and Kelly, this couldn’t be closer to the truth. Crystal, the geeky girl on a scholarship, Ryan, the rich entitled kid who feels he is misunderstood, and Kelly who is looking for love in all the wrong places…

These three friends will take you on an exciting trip as they encounter situations they never dreamed possible. Mystery men, betrayal, relationships, and steamy sex. All this and more await you in this first book of a trilogy by Becca Lee Nyx.

Author Bio

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A Native American from Oklahoma, Becca Lee Nyx has been obsessed with writing since she was a child. Becca is married to her long lost childhood friend from England after meeting back up with him when they were both in high school. Now with two children, a boy of 5 and a girl of 2, Becca has decided to retire from running a home day care to do the thing she loves; writing. Her first two books “Swept” and “Secrets” are two of a Saga; with the next two books coming soon. When she is not writing, Becca is studying her college subjects, crocheting, working out at the gym, cruising the internet, or reading a good book.

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COVER REVEAL: Conviction by Amanda Lance

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“Conviction” coming October 2013…

* The sequel to Amanda’s debut novel “Wanted” *

SYNOPSIS:

Falling in love with each other was unlikely.

Surviving their adventure was doubtful.
Living without each other: impossible.

For Addie Battes and Charlie Hays, a couple who defied all odds, life on land should be a breeze—except, for the fact that their newest challenge may include life, without each other…  

To everyone else it looks like she’s leaving for college, but for Addie Battes, it’s much more. She and her kidnapper Charlie Hays have found a way to be together and elude authorities. Yet fairytale romances aside; life isn’t easy with schoolwork, roommates, and meddling FBI agents. And balancing acts threaten to fall when violent competitors rise up to put Charlie and the guys out of business.

Addie soon realizes that keeping her relationship with Charlie a secret is the least of her problems, especially with Charlie’s unfounded suspicions and jealousies. When misunderstandings surface, Addie’s worst fears come to fruition.

Desperate and alone, she is faced with a choice: try to find her own happy ending, or fight to make Charlie a part of hers.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18584119-conviction

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

alance

 

A native of New Jersey and lifelong nerd, Amanda Lance recently completed her Master in Liberal Arts at Thomas Edison State College after her BA in English Literature and AFA in creative writing. As an avid reader of all genres, some of her favorite authors include Hemingway, Marquis de Sade, Stevenson, Bukowski and Radcliffe.

When she isn’t writing or reading, Amanda can found indulging in film noir or hiking with her other half and their extremely spoiled dog. She is obsessively working on her next book and trying to tame her caffeine addiction.”

Facebook: www.facebook.com/amanda.lance.378

Facebook “Like” Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amanda-Lance/324124717715784

Twitter: www.twitter.com/alance07

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/6966605.Amanda_Lance

Website: www.amandalance.com

GIVEAWAY: Win an ebook copy of ‘Conviction’ by Amanda Lance

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