Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Resist by Tracey Martin

Title: Resist
Author: Tracey Martin 
Series: Redzone #2
Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Published by: Samhain Publishing

Truth is a powerful weapon…but explosives never hurt.

Sophia can run but she can’t hide. RedZone is on her tail and those of the six tech-augmented soldiers who escaped its clutches with her. If she could only focus on fighting her way to safety, she might live long enough to disappear. But it’s not just her own backside she needs to watch out for.

At her side is her boyfriend, Kyle. He’s the reason she found the courage to escape, and she’ll do anything to keep him and his secrets out of RedZone’s hands. Only problem is, since she was once sent to capture him, he has good reason not to trust her.

In fact, there’s not much trust to go around. RedZone keeps finding them, suggesting someone is a traitor. And if that’s not enough to recapture the group, the organization has a backup plan. One that will force Sophia and Kyle to choose between safety and risking everything one more time.

Warning: Contains killer robots, mutant college students, and dangerous super soldiers. And those are the good guys. It’s enough to make a rogue assassin wish she were taking her philosophy final instead.

1.  What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
I’ve always loved a good science fiction thriller and I’m fascinated by real science. Working on Revive and Resist let me explore both those areas. On the totally crazy sci fi thriller end, I could channel my love for things like the Terminator franchise into creating killer robots. But on the appreciation for real science side, I also read about and try building on some of the most interesting developments currently being made in fields like biomedical engineering.

2.  When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)?
Editing totally! There’s nothing more satisfying than taking your ugly, clunky words and misshapen plot and polishing it into something (hopefully!) readable.

3.  When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing?
My favorites are always books with a speculative element or romance. I know that’s really multiple genres, so it’s probably easiest to say I like books that are escapist, for whatever the reason. I want to be swept away.

4.  If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose?
Given my professed love for killer robots and explosions, it might sound kind of strange, but I would love to work with, or even talk to, Jane Austen. Her books have had such a profound influence on me. I love her subtle humor and social commentary. I feel like there would be so much I could learn from her.

5.  Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"?
I’ve always loved reading, but it never occurred to me I could actually try writing a novel myself until I was in my mid-twenties. I’m not sure if that counts as later in life or not! It was really the weirdest experience the day I had that epiphany, when I went, “Huh, I have this idea. And, you know, someone has to actually write books. I could try doing that.”

Author Bio:
Tracey Martin grew up outside of Philadelphia, the lucky recipient of a drama-free childhood, which is why she spent so much time reading about other people's lives. It was while she was working on her doctorate in psychology that she had an epiphany--imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she began writing. Never able to choose just one of anything, she currently writes both urban fantasy for adults and contemporary stories for teens.

She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn't understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.


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Betting on Forever by Felice Stevens

Title: Betting on Forever
Author: Felice Stevens
Series: The Breakfast Club #2
Genre: M/M Romance
Release Date: November 17, 2015
Cover Design: Reese Dante
A weekend fling in Atlantic City couldn’t be more out of socially shy Zach Cohen’s comfort zone, but a bet with his best friends forces him to put aside the humiliation he’s hidden for years, stepping away from behind his computer screens and on line world. When he meets Sam Stein, despite their spark, Zach expects nothing more than a night of passion and a kiss goodbye. Yet weeks later, he can’t keep the man out of his head.

After a split second decision with tragic results ends his twenty year police career at the same time his relationship falls apart, Sam Stein is drifting through life. At his best friend’s urging he agrees to a trip to Atlantic City to clear his head. What Sam doesn’t plan on is meeting Zach Cohen, whose sweet nature and honesty has him thinking maybe he could move forward, until Zach leaves him without explanation, reinforcing Sam’s belief that people can’t be trusted.

Well-meaning friends refuse to let Zach and Sam hide from each other, forcing them to realize their weekend is much more than a one night stand. Before that can happen, Zach must come to terms with his past and stand up for his own independence, while Sam has to learn to take a chance and believe in himself and people again. All bets are off when dreams become reality and forever doesn’t seem to be long enough.

Miss Stevens has done it again.  In her second book of The Breakfast Club we get to know Zach and Sam.  Separately they have their past full of pains but together they have a weekend that is off the charts.  Once the weekend is over their story takes us on a roller coaster of emotions that will leave the reader feeling, well just "WOW!", there is no other way to say it better.  Thank God for meddling friends because they may be tiresome at times they also can make us see what is right there in front of us.  Sometimes I have trouble with a series when it bases each story on a different couple, mostly because I am just not ready to let go of the previous pair so when an author can make me love each series entry as much as the others than that is a real win in my book and that is exactly what Felice Stevens has done with The Breakfast Club.


I could be a totally new Zach. Someone who wasn’t afraid to take risks; someone willing to have fun and be daring.” He looked down at his lap. “Someone people would notice.”

None of this made sense to Sam. “But why? You’re a young, incredibly rich, good-looking guy. Why do you think you need to pretend? Any guy would be lucky to be with you.”

The compliment didn’t bring a smile of thanks or even a blush of self-awareness. Zach’s expression grew gloomier, and he stood, then walked to the windows.

“Perceptions rarely mirror truths. What you see isn’t how I see it, and it isn’t how most people have seen me all my life. I’ve never been confident about anything, except my abilities in school. And when you’re ten and never picked for sports or thirteen and never invited to any parties, a pattern is set for the adult you’ll be. The one on the sidelines; always there but never seen. When you’re an invisible kid, you tend to grow up to be an invisible adult.”

How wrong he’d been about Zach from the beginning. And knowing how sweet and kind a soul he was, Sam hurt for the young boy Zach had been and the sad and lonely man who stood before him.

“Is that how you see yourself—invisible?” Sam followed him to the window and placed a hand on his shoulder but made no other move.

“It’s how I’ve always been. Marcus always tried to include me, but—”

“You know what?” Sam slid his arm around Zach, turning him so that they faced each other. “You think too much about Marcus.” Sam took Zach’s glasses off and placed them carefully on the table. “You talk too much about him too. Want to know what I see?”

Zach blinked and nodded.

“I see a guy who’s kind, smart, and tenacious. A man who isn’t afraid to search out what he wants and go after it.” Sam leaned down and brushed Zach’s lips with his own, smiling at the sigh of pleasure from Zach. He pulled off his tee shirt and unbuttoned Zach’s shirt so their bare chests pressed against each other. Sam pushed Zach’s shirt off his shoulders so it fell to the floor, then slid his hand up Zach’s back, as warm and soft as he remembered. His fingers splayed out against skin, muscles, and bones, and he held Zach close. It was as if his hands were made to touch Zach. The feel of his skin was everything right and perfect.

“Don’t ever pretend with me; there’s no reason to. I’m not interested in someone who hangs out at the clubs and parties all night.” He buried his lips in Zach’s hair, his hands smoothing down the curvature of Zach’s spine until he dipped his fingers to gently touch below the waistband of Zach’s jeans.

Author Bio:
Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. While life is tough, she believes there is a happy ending for everyone. She started reading traditional historical romances as a teenager, then life and law school got in the way. It wasn't until she picked up a copy of Bertrice Small and became swept away to Queen Elizabeth's court that her interest in romance novels was renewed.

But somewhere along the way, her reading shifted to stories of men falling in love. Once she picked up her first gay romance, she became so enamored of the character-driven stories and the overwhelming emotion there was no turning back.

Felice lives in New York City with her husband and two children. Her day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass or two of red wine. Although she practices law, she daydreams of a time when she can sit by a beach and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there is bound to be some angst along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Release Day Blitz: Scorned by Marie Long

Title: Scorned
Author: Marie Long
Series: Anderson Brothers #3
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Since the age of fifteen, Michael “Knox” Anderson has been avoiding the demons that chase him. Estranged from his brothers and scorned by society, twenty-five-year-old Michael replaces his feelings of abandonment with the dangerous world of illegal underground cage fighting.

Michael meets the mysterious Alexis Richards, a tattoo artist by day and computer hacker by night, whose small, selfless gesture has caught his interest. But he’s unsure if she’s worth pursuing when she has access to his darkest secrets at her fingertips.

Michael musters the courage to give Lexi a chance and to give love a second round. But the information he uncovers about her connection with a secret organization forces him to rethink his dangerous life choices.

Michael doesn’t know if Lexi will be in his corner when it all goes down. But he’s willing to gamble on his feelings for her till the last round. With her help, he must find a way to make amends with his past and bring the final knockout to those demons once and for all.

Author Bio:
Marie Long is a novelist who enjoys the snowy weather, the mountains, and a cup of hot white chocolate. She’s an avid supporter of literacy movements like We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

Marie has shared a fondness and interest in the New Adult genre since its popularity boom in 2009. And now, as both a reader, and debut RWA author of New Adult fiction, Marie dreams to keep this fascinating genre going strong.


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Release Day Blitz: Defy by Allie Juliette Mousseau

Title: Defy
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Series: Brothers of Ink and Steel #3
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Rachel Farrington

I should never have taken the dangerous shortcut to the frat party. It was in that unlit alley where I saw a fellow student brutally murdered and when I was put on the cartel leader’s hit list. As a federal witness, I thought I was safe in the protective custody of the FBI… that is until I woke up chained in the monster’s basement. When a powerful and lethal soldier, Ryder Axton—claiming to be a bounty hunter—tells me that he’s there to rescue me, I know it’s a lie. The only thought I have is how I can possibly kill him and get free. But after a series of unexplainable experiences that defy death, the overwhelmingly rugged, sexy, dirty-minded, Navy Seal trained, hot blooded bounty hunter—who obviously plays by his own rules—just might win my trust. He’s not an ordinary man. He’s strong, dark and deadly, his past is mysterious and his motives unreadable. He is made of the stuff of myth and legend, and of ink and steel. Is Ryder for real? Or is he employed by my captor for a more sinister purpose?

Ryder Axton

I always fight hard, fuck harder, and never let myself get personally involved. But my assignment, to apprehend the suspect Eduardo Miguel comes to a grinding halt when I find the missing federal witness held captive in his basement. It becomes fucking personal, fast! Making sure Farrington is safe even if it—or more likely she—kills me, is now my only mission. But she’s terrified and fights me at every turn. Earning her trust becomes more than a way to save both our lives, it’s like an addictive drug, I need it—I need her to trust me—like I need the air to breathe. When she begins investigating into the hidden parts of my soul, I almost can’t deny her. I know I can protect her, I know I could pleasure her in one explosive night she’ll always remember and I’ll never forget. What I don’t know is how it feels to fall hard… until now. But getting too close to me, seems to come with an ominous curse.

Just when I thought I had nothing to lose, I was wrong.
Can we both defy death… again?

Author Bio:
Allie Juliette Mousseau is a USA Today Bestselling Author.

She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. She is excited to add all of Canada and Alaska in the near future!


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