Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cover Reveal: Far From Home by V Stolte

Title:  Far From Home
Author:  V. Stolte
Release Date: TBA
Cover Design:  No Sweat Graphics by Rachel A. Olson

Meet Jade:
Marrying her High School sweetheart Jade thinks things can’t get any better she has finally found someone stable in her life and cannot wait to live the rest of her life as Mrs. Hunter Hayes. Little does she know that happy ever after is about to change and it just seems to keep getting worse. Fearing for her life and with the help of a good friend she manages to escape the hell that has been her life for too long.. But to what?

Meet Chance:
Chance has issues of his own but after a brief meeting in a parking lot, then finding himself standing in front of this beautiful girl that takes his breath away for a second time, he finds himself making excuses to be where she is. Soon he is starting to think about giving up his bachelor lifestyle if she would only give him a Chance.. Can he win her over and prove to her that she needs him as much as he needs her?

Together they find themselves connecting and after some extreme circumstances we find ourselves wondering will they be able to find their ways together or will they end in disaster?

Author Bio:
V. Stolte has lived in the Midwest her whole life. She is a stay at home mother of four and has always enjoyed reading and writing. When she is not chasing the kids or the furbabies she also enjoys photography, outdoor stuff, and maybe a bit of reality T.V. but don't hold that against her. Far From Home is her debut Novella, and she hopes to be able to bring more to you in the future. You can find her here on Facebook and stay up to date.

Cover Design by No Sweat Graphics by Rachel A. Olson

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Kalil by S. Reynolds

Title: Kalil
Author: S. Reynolds
Genre: Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2014

What do you do when you escape a killer and he’s still hunting you?

You hide until he catches you…

Several women have turned up raped, tortured and murdered, leaving a trail of bodies that is keeping even the FBI one step behind.

Since Marissa Taylor’s narrow escape from her would be killer, she has been on the run, with her two best friends, for the past seven years living in extreme fear and distrust of others.

When she meets Kalil, she finally gives in to her urges to keep him as her own. But will she trust him to keep her safe?

Kalil Masters, an agent in a CIA Special Operatives Unit, and his team are sent in with a ‘capture or kill’ orders, even if that means using the first victim as bait.

That might be harder than Kalil realized.

Author Bio:
I am a new author and hope to publish many of my books. I have been working on my first book for some time now, but I am finally making that leap. I have many stories that I want to put to paper and hopefully you all will follow me on my journey.
I currently live in Charleston, WV with my two beautiful children. I do work a full time job and I have a passion for writing. My only hobby is reading.
I like to write whatever is on my mind but I like to explore with my writing. I like to have my books feel like your inside them as the actual characters. I like my characters to be strong. Sex is important between loving people therefore all my books contain graphic scenes but are not classified as erotica. The character’s themselves have more basis.
If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact me, I would love to hear from you

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Saturday's Series Spotlight: Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong

Kat (#.3)
Short story about another Edison Group subject. Originally published in The Eternal Kiss. Kat’s story continued in Hunting Kat, originally published in Kisses from Hell.

Hunting Kat (#.4)
Kat is a sixteen-year-old vampire, and she's not too happy about it. After an experiment-gone-wrong and a bullet to the heart, she now hungers for human blood, and the worst part about that is the guilt. But guilt isn't the only thing stressing her. Kat is being hunted by the Edison Group, a dangerous Cabal that is responsible for her undead state. Kat is running out of places to hide, and she has no one to turn to—until she meets Chad and Neil. They're on the run like she is, and they offer to help Kat against their common enemy. But the boys aren't all that they seem, and for Kat, deciding whether to trust them may be a matter of life or death.

Set in the world of Kelley Armstrong's New York Times bestselling Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising series, "Hunting Kat" will leave you on the edge of your seat and thirsting for more.

Dangerous (#.5)
This novella is no longer published online but can be found in Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 1
How Derek and Simon’s dad disappeared and they ended up at Lyle House.

The Summoning (#1)
My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.
All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don't even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost - and the ghost saw me.
Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won't leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a "special home" for troubled teens. Yet the home isn't what it seems. Don't tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? it's up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House...before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

Divided (#1.5)
This novella is no longer published online but can be found in Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 1
"..the story filled in exactly the portion from where Derek left Chloe to when he found her again."

The Awakening (#2)
Chloe Saunders is on the run and raising hell. Literally. 

Chloe Saunders is not your average supernatural teenager. Genetically altered at birth by a sinister team of scientists, she can barely control her terrifying powers. Now the team that created her has decided it's time to end the experiment. Permanently.

Now Chloe is running for her life along with a charming sorcerer, a troubled werewolf and a temperamental young witch. Together they have a chance for freedom - but can Chloe trust her new friends?'

Disenchanted (#2.5)
This novella is no longer published online but can be found in Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 1
This is the story of Tory & Simon after Chloe & Derek got off the bus.

The Reckoning (#3)
Chloe Saunders is fifteen and would love to be normal. Unfortunately, Chloe happens to be a genetically engineered necromancer who can raise the dead without even trying. She and her equally gifted (or should that be 'cursed'?) friends are now running for their lives from the evil corporation that created them.
As if that's not enough, Chloe is struggling with her feelings for Simon, a sweet-tempered sorcerer, and his brother Derek, a not so sweet-tempered werewolf. And she has a horrible feeling she's leaning towards the werewolf...
Definitely not normal.

Belonging (#3.5)
This novella is no longer published online but can be found in Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 2
A novella that takes place after the events in The Reckoning. Written in Derek's POV.

Facing Facts (#3.6)
Published in Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
A journey may take hundreds of miles, or it may cover the distance between duty and desire.
Sixteen of today’s hottest writers of paranormal tales weave stories on a common theme of journeying. Authors such as Kelley Armstrong, Rachel Caine, and Melissa Marr return to the beloved worlds of their bestselling series, while others, like Claudia Gray, Kami Garcia, and Margaret Stohl, create new land-scapes and characters. But whether they’re writing about vampires, faeries, angels, or other magical beings, each author explores the strength and resilience of the human heart.
Suspenseful, funny, or romantic, the stories in Enthralled will leave you moved.
"Enthralled" is a collection of 14 original teen paranormal short stories from some of today's bestselling YA talent, united with the common theme of road trips.
Introduction by Melissa Marr & Kelley Armstrong
Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray
Scenic Route [The Forest of Hands and Teeth] by Carrie Ryan
Red Run by Kami Garcia
Things About Love [As You Wish] by Jackson Pearce
Niederwald [Soul Screamers] by Rachel Vincent
Merely Mortal [Wicked Lovely] by Melissa Marr
Facing Facts [Darkest Powers] by Kelley Armstrong
Let’s Get this Undead Show on the Road by Sarah Rees Brennan
Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready
Skin Contact by Kimberly Derting
Leaving by Ally Condie
At The Late Night, Double Feature, Picture Show by Jessica Verday
IV League by Margaret Stohl
Gargouille by Mary E. Pearson
The Third Kind by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Automatic by Rachel Caine

Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 1 (#.5, #1.5, #2.5)
Contains three companion stories to the #1 NYT bestselling Darkest Powers trilogy.

Dangerous (prequel to The Summoning) The story of how Derek and Simon came to Lyle House, told from Derek’s point-of-view

Divided (set between The Summoning and The Awakening) Derek and Simon’s adventures while separated from Chloe and Rae in the factory. Also told from Derek’s point of view.

Disenchanted (overlaps part of The Awakening) Simon and Tori continue their journey after Chloe and Derek are left at the truck stop. Told from Tori’s point of view.

Please note: these are stories, not novels. Combined, they equal half the length of a Darkest Powers novel.

Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 2 (#3.5, #3.6)
Contains two companion stories to the Darkest Powers trilogy.

Belonging (the novella set after The Reckoning), Derek's werewolf family comes to claim him. Narrated by Derek.

Facing Facts (short story set after The Reckoning), Tori discovers who her father is, and Chloe deals with a vengeful ghost. Narrated by Chloe. Appearing in Enthralled.

Author Bio:
Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

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Kat #.3

Hunting Kat  #.4

Dangerous #.5

The Summoning #1
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Divided #1.5

The Awakening #2
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Disenchanted #2.5

The Reckoning #3
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Belonging #3.5

Facing Facts #3.6

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions
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Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 1 (#.5, #1.5, #2.5)

Darkest Powers Bonus Pack 2 (Darkest Powers Trilogy #3.5, #3.6) 

Darkest Powers Trilogy (Darkest Powers #1-3) 
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Ophelia by Jude Ouvrard

For teenage musical prodigy Ophelia Stewart, life couldn't be better. She has a loving family, a friend who is closer than a sister, and big professional dreams to pursue. But Ophelia’s perfect world is shattered when a disaster claims her parents and forces her into a center for emotionally damaged children where she is required to finish her senior year far from her best friend.  Lost and alone, Ophelia tries to cut herself off from connecting with the other young people there, however one of them, Teodore de Luca, refuses to be put off. Breaking through her restraint, the young man insinuates himself into her life, where he becomes her new support system.
What can the future hold for them? Ophelia still has big dreams to pursue. Is there really a place for Teo in them? How can she chose between the man she loves and her passion for music? Can she ever truly commit herself to him? Or is their love destined to be crushed under the weight of her career?

This story really puts the reader through the emotional wringer but it is so worth it.  I won't lie and there were definitely times I wanted to reach into the book and give Ophelia a sturdy shake and scream "open your eyes!"  But of course what kind of a story would it be if everything went smoothly?  When it comes right down to it, this is a tale of not always getting where you wanted to go or how you planned to get there but ending up where you belong anyway.  Another great read by Jude Ouvrard and if she isn't already on your "authors to watch for list" this will certainly earn her place there.  I know she's been on mine since I read Under the Sun.


     The sun was beginning to rise when I heard noises coming from the front door. Small knocks echoed in the cabin. Who could it be? I didn’t have friends here. It scared me but the curiosity stopped from going back to bed. I hope it wasn’t some jackass playing games on me. Quietly, I tiptoed to the door and opened it just a little to see who was hiding behind it.
      “Baby?” My voice broke with emotion. “You travelled all the way here?” I jumped into his arms and kissed every inch of his face. I never expected to see him. My heart filled with joy, I couldn’t believe he was standing there at my door.
     “For you, Ophelia, only for you, my baby. I love you so much.” He returned my kiss and his arms took me in a warm embrace. I missed those strong arms around me so much. I wanted to stay there forever.
     “Come on in. It’s small but big enough for us.” I let him enter, never letting go of his hand, never leaving his sight. So many emotions were expressed only by the look in our eyes.
      He let his backpack fall on the floor and he lift me into his arms. “You are gorgeous, baby, you are so fucking perfect. I want to give you the world and make you happy.” He laughed out of breath.       “I’ve been thinking about what I would say to you for over sixteen hours, but seeing you here, now. There is only one thing you need to know. I’m in love with you and I want to share my life with you.”
     “That makes two things,” I teased. “I am, too.” The words rolled off my tongue. “I’ve always love you and always will.”
     We stood facing each other. Our past had been quite confusing at times. He’d waited for me, but whenever I was home, we were one. We acted like a couple, we were very involved physically. That was always our thing, our connection.
     “Hearing you, seeing you telling me that you love me is everything I’ve ever wished for. I want to spoil you, make you see how happy you make me.”
     “Show me.” I pulled him to me, holding his t-shirt. His touch had always meant everything to me.      When we met, I’d been craving any kind of human affection. I wanted to be loved, I needed someone to hug me and make me feel safe and he was exactly that for me. Teo gave me the strength I needed to go on with my life.
     “There is nothing else I rather do.” His lips crushed mine, taking possession of me. Our lips parted and our tongues met, hungry with desire. My hands hunted the skin of his waist, lifting off his t-shirt and feeling the warmth emanating for his body.
     Teo didn’t waste more time, he removed the only clothing I was wearing, which was one of his old t-shirt that I had stolen before leaving.
     “Baby, look at you, you’re incredibly sexy.” He whispered, nibbling on my earlobe.
     My desire for him had me all mixed up. I wanted to push him on the couch, I wanted to undress him. I needed him to show me how much he loved me. “Let me get you out of that top.” I said, lifting it over his head and dropping it on the floor. I let my hands dance on his chest, enjoying the feel of his skin under my fingers. His muscles hardened under my touch.
     “You’re driving me crazy.”
     I chuckled shyly. My fingers grabbed hold of the belt of his jeans, pulling him toward my bedroom. The bed had to be the best place for what we had in mind. I undid his belt and unbuttoned his pants as we walked toward the room. His lips trailed a line of kisses from my lips to my jaw and then to the hollow of my neck. It sent shivers all over my body making my nipples pucker. I pushed his pants and underwear down and pulled him into the bed with me.
     “You have no idea how many nights I’ve wished to have you here with me. You are the one I love Teo.”
     “I love you. I’m never getting rid of you. Look at you,” he said admiring my body, feeling my breast with his hands. “You’re everything. My everything.”
     With my both hands, I held his face and looked at him. Love reflected into his eyes and I hope he could see how much love I had in mine. I needed him to see it, to feel it. I had never loved someone that hard. It scared me but I knew he would always have my back. I trusted that he would find the perfect words to make me feel secure.
     “I could get used to that look on your face. The one that says, oh Teo, you’re the man of my fantasies, the one I’ve been dreaming of all my life.” He mimicked my voice.
     We both laughed.
     “You’re an ass.”
     “It was the first promise I made you, and I keep my promises.” He kissed my lips languorously. “I don’t know why it feels so different. We’ve been doing this for a very long time but it feels like it’s the first time in all those times that I own you, that you really are mine.”
     “It’s because you do, I’m yours, baby, I’m yours.” I sighed. “I’m sorry that I kept you waiting all this time. It was very selfish of me. I can’t believe that you’re still here wanting me.”
     He smiled and nodded. Maybe he was happy hearing me acknowledge all the effort he had made over the years.
     “Enough talking now. I need to show my girl how much I missed her.”

Author Bio:
Jude was born and raised in a small village named Lacolle. She now lives in Montreal, Canada. She is the proud mother of a beautiful five year old son, and has spent the last thirteen years with her partner, Cedric.

French is her native language, but she prefers to write in her second language, English.
Besides working full time and being a mother, Jude has a passion for books, both reading and writing them.

Her first novella, Under the Sun was published at the end of July 2013.It is part of an anthology called Heat Wave. Her second novella, Wonderland, was published in March 2014 and has hit the bestselling rank. Lost Dreams, a military romance, was published in May 2014 and Body, Ink, and Soul in late June 2014.

She is currently working on her novel, Music, Ink, and Love and is hoping to publish during the winter of 2015.

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