Saturday, November 15, 2014

Icy Pretty Love by LA Rose

Title: ICY PRETTY LOVE
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Author: L.A. Rose
Release Date: November 15th, 2014
Summary:
Glass-doll beauty. A shy, proper smile. Georgette Montgomery is the perfect billionaire’s fiancΓ©.

Or she would be, if she existed.

A dark past. A smile that hides everything. At nineteen, Rae Grove escapes her disaster life by pretending to be other people—specifically, whoever the man paying her that night wants her to be.

Until she’s offered enough money for a one-way ticket to a better life. All she has to do is fly to Paris and pretend to be the fiancΓ© of young business tycoon Cohen Ashworth for one month. Within an hour of meeting Cohen, Rae knows three things about him:

1. He hates everyone and everything.

2. He has abundant wit and a knife-sharp tongue.

3. He uses 2 to make everyone aware of 1.

Before long, Rae’s determined to crack open his unbreakable shell. Cohen’s determined to stay unbroken.

But no one escapes unscathed when two opposite worlds collide.



“So you want me to change.” His jaw is taut.

“You need to change, or you’re not going to get what you want.” He needs to hear it. “And you’re going to be miserable your whole life—”

“I don’t know how to change!” he says loudly.

I stop, half-expecting the divider separating us from the driver to roll down, but it doesn’t. We’re still alone in the backseat. I should be afraid, I should be recoiling the way I do whenever a man raises his voice to me. But when I reach for the fear, I don’t find it.

All I find is…pity?

“I know what I am. What I’m like.” His voice cracks, just slightly, but he masters it. “If I could be different, I would. Do you understand that? I’m not like you. I can’t slip on someone else’s persona like changing my clothes.”

That stupid twinge of pity turns into a full-fledged needle. I’m very familiar with that shadow in his voice, because it’s been in my heart for years. Self-loathing. At least I can escape myself by being other people. He doesn’t even have that luxury.

Stop it, Rae. Don’t you dare feel sorry for him. He has everything you’ve ever wanted, remember?

“That’s bullshit,” I say bluntly. “You can change. Anyone can change. No matter how long they’ve been…bad. No matter what their past is like.”

I have to believe that.

“Show me.”

“What?”

He turns his full gaze directly on me, and I lose myself for a brief second in those ice eyes. “Show me how to be someone else. You do it so easily. You’re getting paid enough, I might as well get some use out of you.”

“You mean like…give you nice lessons?”

He grimaces. “I’d rather we didn’t call it that.”

“Well…” I hesitate.

“Please,” he says emotionlessly. And if I had to bet on it, I’d say it was damn near the first time that word had passed through those perfect lips.


Author Bio:
L.A. Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum, a cuteness aficionado, and a not-quite-recovered romance addict. She's a big believer in laughter as medicine and steaminess as...more medicine. You can never have enough medicine. Her next new adult book, Icy Pretty Love, will be out 11/15/2014.


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Saturday's Series Spotlight: Toronto Tales by KC Burns



Cop Out #1
Summary:
Detective Kurt O’Donnell is used to digging up other people’s secrets, but when he discovers his slain partner was married to another man, it shakes him. Determined to do the right thing, Kurt offers the mourning Davy his assistance. Helping Davy through his grief helps Kurt deal with the guilt that his partner didn’t trust him enough to tell him the truth, and somewhere along the way Davy stops being an obligation and becomes a friend, the closest friend Kurt has ever had.

His growing attraction to Davy complicates matters, leaving Kurt struggling to reevaluate his sexuality. Then a sensual encounter neither man is ready for confuses them further. To be with Davy, Kurt must face the prospect of coming out, but his job and his relationship with his Catholic family are on the line. Can he risk destroying his life for the uncertain possibility of a relationship with a newly widowed man?







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Cover Up #2
Summary:
Detective Ivan Bekker has hit rock bottom. Not only is he recovering from a bad breakup with a cheating boyfriend, he’s also involved in a drug bust gone bad. Ivan had to kill a man, and his friend was shot and is now fighting for his life. Though Ivan is under investigation for his part in the shooting, his boss sends him on an off-the-books undercover operation to close the case. The timing is critical—this could be their chance to plug a leak in the department.

Off-balance and without backup, Ivan finds himself playing a recent divorcΓ© and becoming Parker Wakefield’s roommate. He finds it hard to believe that sweet Parker could possibly be a criminal, much less have ties to a Russian mafia drug-trafficking operation, and Ivan lets down his guard. His affection is unprofessional, but Parker is irresistible.

When Ivan comes across clear evidence of Parker’s criminal involvement, he has to choose: protect their relationship, regardless of the consequences, or save his career and arrest the man he loves.


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Cast Off #3
Summary:
Thirty-five-year-old Rick Haviland is a well-respected speech pathologist, but while his friends are all settling into relationships, he refuses to give up his no-strings-attached club boy sex life. For him, relationships are dangerous; he’s got a secret to hide. When he meets Ian O’Donnell, an account manager with a local tabloid, Rick figures his personal rules for relationships should be enough to keep him safe from more than a one-night stand.

When Ian comes out of the closet, tired of anonymous hook-ups and keeping secrets from his large Catholic family, Rick is right there, and he’s just the sort of man Ian might like to get to know better.Their attraction is immediate, electric and mutual. Ian convinces Rick to break more and more of his rules, and his defenses crumble. But someone watches, someone who’d like to see this new relationship fail. When Ian’s job becomes a means to expose Rick’s secret, it could destroy both their careers and their hearts.





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One of the things I loved about the Toronto Tales is the integration of the supporting characters, they all seem to have a purpose.  None of them are just "window dressing" or fillers, they add not only to the story but to each other as well.  Some bad, some good but they're all there for a reason.  I also love the build up between the main characters.  I wouldn't really call it a slow burn but it's not just fall into each other's arms either.  Don't get me wrong, I love instant connection couples but sometimes, building up to a relationship is needed and that's the case with the Toronto Tales series.  I definitely look forward to reading more by KC Burns in the future.


Author Bio:
KC Burn has been writing for as long as she can remember and is a sucker for happy endings (of all kinds). After moving from Toronto to Florida for her husband to take a dream job, she discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled a dream of her own--getting published. After a few years of editing web content by day, and neglecting her supportive, understanding hubby and needy cat at night to write stories about men loving men, she was uprooted yet again and now resides in California. Writing is always fun and rewarding, but writing about her guys is the most fun she's had in a long time, and she hopes you'll enjoy them as much as she does.


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Women of Murder, Mystery, & Mayhem Author Spotlight: Jerri Hines

Author Bio:
Colleen Connally is a pen name of Jerri Hines. Under Colleen Connally, she has written a historical romance series, Secret Lives, which is riddled with romantic suspense. The Secret Lives consists of Seductive Secrets, Broken Legacy and Seductive Lies. Fragmented, Book One of Boston’s Crime of Passion, marks Ms Connally’s first contemporary suspense thriller.   One can find other historical series under Jerri Hines, including Winds of Betrayal and Tides of Charleston. Coming soon, she will release a Civil War saga, Southern Legacy, beginning with Belle of Charleston. She is also a supporter of The One Fund, a charity supporting the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, and Alzheimer’s Association.


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Author's Guest Post:
Into the Mind of a Woman of Murder and Mayhem

My inspiration for writing murder and mayhem is real life. I’m an avid reader and love a good mystery. But my writing comes from real life scenarios. I’m a huge fan of the books of Ann Rule, the Queen of True Crime. Growing up, I was fascinated with my grandmother’s Reader Digest.  I expanded my interest to present day true crimes, especially of writers such as Ann Rule, the Queen of True Crime.

I hold a fascination with the psychology of a murderer. To write a convincing murder/mystery, you need to understand the motivation of the killer. Ann Rule has tackled some of the most horrific crime stories including Ted Bundy and Diana Downs. But what she has done is given insight into their lives which helps when someone like myself dives into creating a fictional story.

I write romantic suspense. I have tried to write a sweet romance, but the story always turns with the heroine finding herself in mortal danger. Real life has inspired many of my stories. Irene Sandler inspired Broken Legacy. Although Broken Legacy is set during the French Revolution and Irene Sandler lived during WWII, she was a shining example of bravery in the face of untold odds. Irene Sandler saved hundreds of children by working with the Polish underground against the Nazi. Her life showed me the courage of a woman and the extremes they will go to when saving innocents.

To me, a mystery is a puzzle needing for the puzzle pieces to fit together to show the whole picture. When I write, I want the reader to feel as if they are there. I want to make it feel real…


Fragmented by Colleen Connally
Summary:
The first in the Boston’s Crimes of Passion Series! A pulse-pounding thriller! Ms Connally’s first murder mystery delivers! Suspenseful…shocking…a psychological thriller— leaving readers on the edge of their seat. Cameron Quinn is caught in a web of deceit. Protecting her brother from being framed for a murder places Cameron in untold danger. When the real killer diverts his attention to her, she has nowhere to turn, especially not to the man she shared one unforgettable night… who now is trying to put her brother in prison. A “must read” for any suspense lover!

She would do anything to protect her family...
Cameron Quinn watched her father fall into a world of despair after being falsely accused of causing her mother's death. Now, her brother is a suspect in a crime she knows he's not capable of committing. She'll risk everything to save her brother from the same fate as her father, even destroying evidence that implicates him in a series of murders.

He would do anything to win a case...
ADA Darren Kennedy is known as ‘the bulldog.’ He doesn’t lose. When a killer emerges on the streets of Boston, he’s dead-set on putting that killer behind bars...along with anyone that stands in his way.

A killer would do anything to get his heart's desire...Cameron soon discovers that the police aren't the only ones who suspect her of covering for her brother. The murderer is still out there and he isn't happy his plans have been disrupted. Now, the twisted psychopath has turned his attention towards Cameron and will stop at nothing until he has her in his control.


The Heavens Shall Fall by Jerri Hines
Summary:
Be swept up within the Winds of Betrayal saga! Captivating!
Spies and Traitors; Love and Betrayal!

The world of spies and traitors-love and betrayal converge on the path to the ultimate betrayal--the treachery of the American's most infamous turncoat, General Benedict Arnold!

The cry for Freedom is at its darkest hour! 

After the devastating loss at Saratoga, the British respond with a vengeance, aiming at taking a strategic hold on the South. In New York, the American spy network is in turmoil, leaving Rupert Arnett to pick up the pieces. Never has it been more dangerous, but never has the stakes been higher.

Under siege by the RedCoats, Charles Town collapses, giving the Americans their most humiliating and worse defeat of the war. When Dr. Jonathan Corbett is taken prisoner, Rebekah faces her greatest personal challenge...for the only way to save her husband's life is to betray his trust. She turns to the one man Jonathan despises the most, General Marcus Durham.

On the return of Major John Andre to New York, Rupert recognizes something is amiss. The British intelligence seems to know Washington's every move. Pressure mounts on him to discover what the British have planned. Amid untold dangers, Rupert turns to his one operative that can uncover the truth.

Now, time is of the essence. The crucial hour of the revolution is upon the Americans. There is a traitor in their midst. Can the network determine who the traitor is before all is lost? At what cost? Who one will pay the ultimate price for the cry of freedom?



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Cover Reveal & Release Day: Don't Let Go of Me by Angela Fattig

Title: Don’t Let Go Of Me-Casey & Sammie’s Story
Author: Angela Fattig
Series: Broken #4 (standalone)
Release Date: Nov 15, 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance

***Don’t Let Go Of Me is a spinoff from The Broken Series. You do not have to read the series to follow this standalone.***


Summary:
Casey Marks has secrets. Secrets so deep and dark he has closed himself off emotionally.
Years later, he betrayed a friendship. Then an unexpected call allowed him the opportunity to right that wrong.
Casey swore to protect Sammie even if it killed him. He just wasn’t prepared for the effect she would have on his cold heart. He wanted her but his secrets kept him from acting on his feelings.
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Sammie Smith had lived a life of pure hell forced to use men for their money by her mother. She was abused when she refused. In the process, her sister’s life was almost destroyed.
Sammie finally has a chance for what she has always dreamed of… True Love
There’s just one problem. The man she wants has sworn off women and doesn’t believe he deserves to be happy. To be loved.
However, there was one good thing about being Dory’s daughter. She didn’t know the meaning of the word “No”.

Just . . . Breathe (#1)
Summary:
The nightmares never stop. Love and happiness is just an illusion, a Fairy Tale. Men, all men, want one thing, sex and then they leave.
At least that’s how it is for Jaden Smith. She lost her father at the age of 9, the only man who truly loved her.  Her mother used and manipulated her while teaching her younger sister how to trap a man.
At the age of 20, she finally escaped. She started to believe in love and happiness again. Until her mother and sister took it all away, again. Jaden now believes she is broken and beyond repair. Yet, she prays that maybe, just maybe, one day… Just Breathe
Nightmares for Chase Daniels occurred during the day. Money hungry woman coming at him, all day every day. Love and happiness is just an illusion, a Fairy Tale.
Samantha broke him. She crushed his heart and world. He swore that he would never let any woman close enough to hurt him again. Yet, he prays that maybe, just maybe, one day… Just Breathe


The Heart Won't Lie (#2)
Summary:
The storm is coming and it will not be stopped. Chase will see red and Jaden will be cast back into the darkness.
The past and secrets have been revealed. Jaden and Chase believe they are finally free to love. However, the past has different plans.  
When Jaden and Chase have a chance encounter with Jaden’s mom and sister their world is spun out of control. 
Dory Smith has a plan and it involves destroying her oldest daughter, again. However, this time her plans involve murder.
Are Jaden and Chase strong enough to fight back and hold on to the one thing they so desperately want, need?
Will Dory win and finally have what she believes is hers?

Out of the Darkness (#3)
Summary:
As they step out of the shadows of the storm Jaden and Chase finally see the light, or do they? 

With Dory behind bars and Sandy dead, Jaden and Chase begin to rebuild their lives and find each other again. 
With the discovery of the secrets Dory held on to for years, Jaden and Chase believe the nightmare is behind them and the family that once eluded them is now within reach.
However, Chase’s past is not finished with him.
The Bitch is back and her name is Samantha. She has heard of Chase’s engagement to the gutter trash of the Earth and vows that it will never take place. 

With the help of Steven, Jaden’s ex. Samantha will plow through their lives and like Dory, murder is the plan. 
Jaden and Chase soon see that they can’t trust anyone and everyone who knows them is not safe. 
The beautiful wedding they had been planning may never happen and the family they longed for may end before it has begun.
Jaden will be sent back into the darkness, but this time it is not her own. Will Chase be too late to save Jaden? Can Jaden save Chase?

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Don't Let Go of Me

Author Bio:
Angela Fattig spent most of her childhood reading any book she could find. That's when her passion of writing was born. When she was 10, she started writing short stories and poems and kept quite a collection.
In 1998, she met Paul and they have shared a life together for 15 years. In 1999, she introduced the world to her first born, Brandi, and again in 2000, Sarah.
Today, when she is not doing what she loves, writing, she spends time with her beautiful family and the addition of two dogs named Izzy and Herly.
Angela's inspirations have always been Stephen King, E L James, and Poe.


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Re-release: Unexpected Chances by AM Willard

Title: Unexpected Chances
Author: A.M. Willard
Release: November 15, 2014
Genre: Erotic Romance


Summary:
Tabitha Michaelson took an oath year’s ago to lock her heart and throw away the key. She’s spent years keeping up the faΓ§ade of being happy. Tabitha works, dates and parties with her brother Seth. Burying herself into a world of her own, she never expected to take a chance on a stranger.

Carter Northwood’s life turned upside down the day he turned eighteen. Forced by family he made a decision that changed his life. Years of lies and unhappiness has left him bitter on humanity. Carter doesn't see a way out of what could hold him back on taking a chance.

An unexpected meeting leads two broken hearts together, but will their lives be destroyed by deceit?

Can two broken hearts take a chance at true love?

Does Carter deserve a chance to find true love?

Or is it too late for a fresh start?


Author Bio:
A.M. Willard Bio A.M. Willard is an Indie author who released her first novella on April 12, 2014. It was the first in a series with One More Night, which released May 21, 2014 and Forever Night, which released August 2, 2014. The One Night series is adult romance with steamy scenes! A.M. is an avid reader of all genres including but not limited to mystery, romance, and erotica. Her love of all thing's literature has helped her carry out her dreams of becoming a published author. A.M. is one of the luckiest ladies in love, marrying her high school sweetheart 17 years ago! Twelve years ago they were blessed with a baby boy, who about a year ago was diagnosed with Autism and Asperger's syndrome. A.M. and her husband have learned so much about life after looking at the world through their sons eyes. He has strengthened A.M. and is her inspiration and hero. A.M. got her love of books and reading from two of her favorite authors Stephen King and Edgar Allen Poe. When she's not connecting and chatting with her fans and followers she can be found sailing with her friends and family. Her family fans and followers push her to write even more and keep her going! Look forward to future novellas from this up and coming author!


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