Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Oblivion by Joshua Ryan Ogg

Title: Oblivion
Author: Joshua Ryan Ogg
Series: Medicine Man #1
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Release Date: February 7, 2015
Summary:
A maniac is murdering gang leaders in the desert outside San Diego, black magic is whispered in back alleys, and zombie tweekers roam the streets. The world stands on the brink of something sinister and occult but the only guy Donnie DeGrassi knows that can solve this supernatural puzzle is a recluse that hides out in his beach shack, talking to spirits and brewing hallucinogenic compounds. Some say he’s crazy, others claim he’s genius, but those that dose Kal Renley's chemicals just know him as the Medicine Man. Can Donnie get his old friend out of retirement before reality gets as ugly as the underworld?


Mek, I can’t get it out…

He felt it nesting already in the slimy folds of his subconscious and somehow he’d failed at his own game. A snake expert taken out by venom.

Eden was horrified. She burst into tears and kept repeating “Oh god, I’m sorry, I’m so sorry…” as she backed away to the door.

Kal tried to raise a hand to stop her but he was shaky and weak.

“You have to shut it out,” Meklyn hissed. He was protective of Kal’s mind—that’s where he lived, after all—but this one had gotten the jump on them both.

“I’m sorry,” Eden stammered in horror and guilt before disappearing into the rain-soaked night.

“No wait,” Kal pleaded but the curse was sending him into shock. The effects of that sigil still writhed inside his head and, for a moment, he wasn’t sure if he was really this cosmic millennial medicine man that had spoken to gods, wrestled angels, and banished demons or if he was just a delusional addict with severe psychological issues.

Probably both.

Images of horror and shame raced through him and he thrashed violently. Something was on him, chasing him down the long halls of his mind. Something that got inside him with just a glance at that symbol.

Heather’s death, the clan violence, the shadow hunters on the astral plane, all the things that drove him into seclusion and out of the game, it all swarmed his mind at once. The cabinet he had been holding shut for months came bursting open to spill the slimy contents of his repressed subconscious into plain view.

He stumbled toward the kitchen and crashed through drawers and shelves in search of something to ward off the effects. He was looking for something specific. His own special tonic. His Joos.

But he knew better. He didn’t keep any in the house. Had a slight problem staying away from it when a supply was on hand. His own little vice. But now he needed it. Whatever curse had been embedded in that girl’s ink was currently kicking the shit out of him from the inside.

Kal managed to get to his feet, the world spinning and screaming around him, and stumbled out into the rain. Only one place in this neighborhood kept the Joos.

Kal stumbled, sick and puking, through the night, wavering on the edge of a mad abyss, looking and groping for help, for a fix of his own. For his own medicine.

Author Bio:
Joshua Ryan Ogg has worked in entertainment media and digital marketing for close to a decade. Oblivion is his first published novel. He can usually be found in Ohio or California with his wife and two children.

Josh likes to connect with readers on social media and maintains a blog full of half-drunken ramblings and utter nonsense .


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Cover Reveal: Crossing the Line by Michele Shriver

Title: Crossing the Line
Author: Michele Shriver
Series: Men of the Ice #2
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Expected Release Date: August 18, 2015
Summary:
The bestselling Men of the Ice series, featuring the players of the San Antonio Generals hockey team, continues with Crossing the Line.

Nikolai Brantov left his homeland of Russia at the age of nineteen to pursue his dream of playing in the NHL. As the first-ever draft pick of the San Antonio Generals, Nik wants to justify the team’s faith in him Adapting to a new country and culture and learning a new language take up most of his off-ice time, and he doesn’t needed any added complications, especially from the team owner’s beautiful daughter.

Hailing from one of the wealthiest families in Texas, Meryl Johnson should have everything she wants. But money doesn’t buy happiness or her father’s affection. Even though she’s been warned that the player’s on the team are off limits, a new community project puts Meryl in regular contact with the budding Russian superstar, and that’s exactly the way she likes it.

When sparks fly between Nik and Meryl, her father sets out to remind them who is in charge—of both the hockey team and his family. Can the young couple triumph over his manipulations, or will falling in love spell the end of Nik’s time in San Antonio?


Author Bio:
Michele Shriver writes women’s fiction and contemporary romance. Her books feature flawed-but-likeable characters in real-life settings. She’s not afraid to break the rules, but never stops believing in happily ever after. Michele counts among her favorite things a good glass of wine, a hockey game, and a sweet and sexy book boyfriend, not necessarily in that order.


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Daughter of Valor by Emily Mims

Title: Daughter of Valor
Author: Emily Mims
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 2015
Publihsher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Summary:
Wounded war hero Holly Riley has come home to the lakeshore community of Heaven’s Point to recover from her injuries and build a new life for herself with her band of fellow wounded warriors.  Temporarily employed as a nanny by charismatic Congressional candidate and neighbor Jimmy Adamcik, Holly and Jimmy quickly begin to care for one another in spite of Holly’s distrust of politics.  But Jimmy finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into the seamy side of the political process, and an old enemy from Jimmy’s past targets Holly’s soldiers one by one.  Will Jimmy and Holly’s love survive the double onslaught-or will they be the final target of their unknown enemy’s rage?


Jimmy took one look at Holly’s face and ushered her in grimly.  “They decided to support Navarro, didn’t they?” he demanded tersely.
“I tried to get them to change their minds,” she said quietly.  “I’m sorry.”
“You’re sorry?” he demanded incredulously.  “You and your buddies are going to embarrass the hell out of my campaign and you’re sorry?  May I be so bold as to ask what made them throw their support to Navarro?”
“Jimmy, get real,” she shot back.  “You have platitudes.  He has a plan.”
He flinched.  “So they realize the position I’m in with your mother and her buddies?”
“That’s part of the problem,” she admitted.  “They feel like you won’t have the freedom to represent their best interests and Navarro will.”
“Why didn’t you fight them?” he asked.  “Why are you just going along with what they’re doing to me?”
Holly was silent for a moment.  “Because if I weren’t involved with you, I would be doing exactly what they are.  And as much as I hate to admit it, I think Alex Navarro would be light years better for me and my soldiers than you would.”
“Oh, really?  Then your buddies can take a hike and you can go with them,” he said angrily.
It was Holly’s turn to flinch.  “If that’s how you feel I will most certainly be taking that hike.  But first I’m going to tell you to your face that you are a hypocrite of the highest order.  Yes, you are,” she said when he started to object.  “You expect me to separate my feelings for you from my work with the soldiers.  You expect them to understand when you would rather brown-nose my mother and her supporters for their money than support them.  And then you act like a spoiled brat when my soldiers throw their support to the candidate who might actually do something for them.  That, my friend, is hypocritical.”
She jerked open the front door and turned back around.  “You know, Jimmy, an election isn’t just about money,” she said softly, “it’s about votes.  And if you run off all your votes chasing the money, you’re going to lose the election, no matter how much money mom’s cronies put into your coffers.”

1.  What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I love to read romances, and because I love to read them I wanted to write them also.  I started as a reader back in the 1980s and then started writing them when I felt I could write a better book than I had been reading.

2.  When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process (outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
The hardest part is coming up with a plot.  I am a ‘plotter’ and don’t even try to write until I have a detailed synopsis to work with.  My favorite part is writing snappy dialogue or a good argument, but I also love the editing process, especially when working hand-in-hand with a really talented editor.

3.  When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
I love a number of genres, but my favorite, even though I couldn’t write a decent one to save my life, is paranormal romance-think Deborah Harkness or some of Nora Roberts’ paranormals.  I also love slightly sci-fi medical save-the-world-from-plague thrillers.

4.  If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Hmmmm.  I’d choose someone out of my genre-Michael Crichton, maybe?  We could bring different strengths to the book.

5.  Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you ╩║later in life╩║?
I’ve had two writing careers.  I wrote my first book on a dare in 1982 and wrote eighteen for Candlelight.  They ended the series in 1986 and I couldn’t get on with another publisher, so I taught school and raised kids.  A few years ago I decided I wanted to write again, wrote ‘Solomon’s Choice’ and Boroughs Publishing put me back in the business.

Author Bio:
The author of twenty romance novels, Emily Mims combined her writing career with a career in public education until leaving the classroom to write full time.  The mother of two sons, she and her husband split their time between central Texas and eastern Tennessee.  For relaxation she plays the piano, organ, dulcimer and ukulele.  She says, “I love to write romances because I believe in them.  Romance happened to me and it can happen to any woman-if she’ll just let it.”


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The Amber Voyeur by Ravyn Rayne

Title: The Amber Voyeur
Author: Ravyn Rayne
Series: Gem Apocalypse #2
Genre: Erotic Romance, Dystopia
Release Date: July 20, 2015
Publisher: Blushing Books
Summary:
No longer safe in Brayleigh, Aria and James travel by ship to find refuge and discover what’s left of the world.

Dangerous seas and pirates lurking are only the start of their troubles. Forced off the boat with nothing but the clothes on their back, the crew and passengers make it to a nearby island, only to be abducted by the Knight Tribe, a clan of romantic warriors with a voyeuristic culture and a taste for nightly entertainment.

Get swept away in this dystopian erotic adventure, brimming with romance, spankings, and betrayal.


The hum of the engine died, and Aria heard the scream of unfamiliar words in a language she didn’t recognize. Shots were fired in every direction forcing her to duck, throwing herself onto the floor of the ship.

James lay right beside her, covering Aria with his body, shielding her from danger. She didn’t have the courage to ask what happened.

The warmth and security Aria felt from James vanished. A man covered in tattoos, his arms a canvas of ink, grabbed James by the arm and dragged him across the room. The second man accompanying him lifted Aria from the floor and escorted her up the stairwell. James walked just a few feet in front. The man dropped his hold on her as the passageway narrowed. A gun pressed into her back, a constant reminder of danger. Aria couldn’t fight without risking her life. She hoped these men would steal what goods they came for and then leave.

Forced outside, the lifeboats were just a few feet away.

The sun began to set, and the sky twinkled like a sapphire without a cloud in the heavens.

Even at dusk, beads of sweat trickled against Aria’s forehead. Her black shirt stuck to her back, the cargo pants she wore were too hot for this climate. She didn’t dare ask where they were; she didn’t believe anyone would answer.

They were forced against the wall. Would the lifeboats even float anymore? The old luxury cruise liner’s paint faded from years of sun exposure. What would it have been like fifty years ago, before the devastation and destruction that their parents created, taking a luxury cruise? She would never know. The Gem Apocalypse had resulted in a war with only survivors, no heroes.

“Move!” the man behind Aria said. His gun dug further into her back, and she pushed forward on James’s heels. “Down!”

They got down onto the ground with the other crew and passengers. Six men towered over them with guns. Aria was unfamiliar with the weapons, as they were larger than the ones the guards carried at the palace.

“We’ll be okay,” James said as he sat beside Aria, reaching for her hand.

Aria wanted to ask him how he could know that without a doubt. Hope shrank like a beacon of light fading in the distance. These men were thieves. She could smell the treachery and greed from where she sat. How did they end up here?



Author Bio:
Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.

Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.

Although BURNING DESIRE is her debut romantic erotica novel, it is not her first published book. She has been published professionally since 2013.


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Release Day Blitz: A Lighter Shade of Blue by Shyla Colt

Title: A Lighter Shade of Blue
Author: Shyla Colt
Series: Kings of Chaos #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Summary:
Assigned the role of keeper of her older sister, Calla, Bluebell Strong has spent her life cleaning up messes. Frustrated, unappreciated, and repressed, Blue drifts away from her family. Suddenly, a jail sentence lands Calla in prison. She then becomes her nephew, Bolton’s guardian. Pulled headfirst back into the life of the Kings of Chaos M.C. she struggles to find a balance between who she must be and who she’s always wanted to be. Bolton’s father, Shadow, the man she crushed on since she was a teen, returns from prison. These back to back events forces her to choose between duty and happiness.

After serving three years in jail for a brother, Kings of Chaos enforcer, Shadow is done denying himself. The silent man, known for making problems disappear spent years holding onto a secret that kept him from the one thing he wants most, Blue. Beneath the hardened exterior of this Warrior, rests a heart that beats for one woman. Laying all his cards on the table, he risks upsetting the balance among the Strongs and the club to complete the family he always wanted.








Author Bio:
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.

After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.

She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.


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Release Day Blitz: You Loved Me at My Ugliest by Evie Harper

Title: You Loved Me at My Ugliest
Author: Evie Harper
Series: You Loved Me #3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Summary:
She’s no stranger to love and loss…

By age eighteen, Alexa Kingsley had lost everyone. Only Joey, the lonely boy next door, remained. He’d clung to Alexa like a lifeline through years of abuse at the hands of his father, and she vowed to protect him as best she could. Alexa thought Joey was the one person who’d always be there—until the day he left her as well. Finally forced to go it alone, Alexa finds this latest loss may hurt worst of all.

He’s no stranger to lack of love…

Joseph O’Connor was every bit the villain his father trained him to be, his young heart twisted into something ugly, corrupted. But his father underestimated the girl next door, miscalculated the impact Lexi would have on Joey’s life, the spark she ignited that eventually, despite all odds, grew to an inferno of hope. To reclaim her, Joey must first become a man Lexi can be proud of…the kind of man she deserves.

Amidst a shadowy world of guns and drugs, will Joey’s ultimate sacrifice—a declaration of love from a man who was never shown any at all—be enough to finally set him free?



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Author Bio:
Evie is an Australian author whose passion for reading lead her into writing. Evie spends her days writing heartbreaking, suspense filled love stories with happily ever afters. Evie's characters are strong alphas with even stronger heroines who bring sexy sass to the relationship.


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