Sunday, February 12, 2017

DISCOVER NEW READS


Introducing a collection of first chapters from multiple authors in various genres. Decide if you're interested before purchasing the book. This collection is FREE to DOWNLOAD HERE!

(Many thanks to June Stevens Westerfield for including me in this collection.)

Here are the books in this first installment:
1.       VOODOO MOON              
2.       ALL THAT GLITTERS           
3.       DAYS MADE OF GLASS    
4.       HOW TO DATE DEAD GUYS             
5.       CAULDRON BUBBLE           
6.       VANISHING ACT  
7.       LUXURY MODEL WIFE        
8.       TOO TEMPTING  
9.       THE PRECIOUS RUBY         
10.   MOUNTAIN OF LIES            
11.   BRIGHTEST SHADOW        
12.   SHADOW MAKER              
13.   MERCY & MAYHEM          
14.   TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS              
15.   FIRST KILL               
16.   RECLAIMED HOPE              
17.   LOVE ME                
18.   THIS TIME AROUND          
19.   FERAL      
20.   FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY                 
21.   UP TO ME              
22.   ON THE BUCKLE   
23.   SHIFTED UNDERCOVER    
24.   THE THIEF’S COUNTESS   
25.   VELICIOUS PART ONE       
26.   DISCOVERY           
27.   WHIPS, CHAINS, AND BRIMSTONE              
28.   NECKLACE OF SOULS        
29.   SAVED BY A DRAGON       
30.   BESOTTED             
31.   FAT GIRL                
32.   YOU PROMISED ME FOREVER        
33.   TASTE      
34.   RUSH       
35.   BETWEEN LOVE AND LOYALTY      

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

SOULMATED TOUR - FAVORITE AUTHOR AS A KID




Guest Post Topic - My Favorite Author as a Kid - By Shalia Patel



My favorite author as a kid was Carolyn Keene of the Nancy Drew Mysteries. Sure, I read and enjoyed other authors, but no one did for me what Ms. Keene did: she made me obsessed with books—and bookshelves, and libraries, and the smell of books, and illustrations…

I devoured the series and would stand in awe in front of the library shelf where all her books sat. She gave me an escape from the real world, and to this day when I see a series of any type of book lined up on a bookstore or library shelf, I get that giddy little feeling inside that whispers, "Ohhh, the possibilities!"


I may not be writing a children's series that would fill a shelf with all the same color binding, but I do hope that one day I have enough books written that it could fill a shelf somewhere!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

SOULMATED by Shaila Patel RELEASE DAY




SOULMATED by Shaila Patel releases today! If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Shaila Patel, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only courtesy of Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.


About The Book:


Title: SOULMATED (Joining of Souls #1)
Author: Shaila Patel
Pub. Date: January 24, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD

Two souls. One Fate.


Eighteen-year-old Liam Whelan, an Irish royal empath, has been searching for his elusive soulmate. The rare union will cement his family's standing in empath politics and afford the couple legendary powers, while also making them targets of those seeking to oust them.


Laxshmi Kapadia, an Indian-American high school student from a traditional family, faces her mother's ultimatum: Graduate early and go to medical school, or commit to an arranged marriage.


When Liam moves next door to Laxshmi, he’s immediately and inexplicably drawn to her. In Liam, Laxshmi envisions a future with the freedom to follow her heart.


Liam's father isn't convinced Laxshmi is "The One" and Laxshmi's mother won't even let her talk to their handsome new neighbor. Will Liam and Laxshmi defy expectations and embrace a shared destiny? Or is the risk of choosing one's own fate too great a price for the soulmated?


Excerpt:
My mind wandered to a vision of what Laxshmi’s eyes would look like if I kissed her. It caught me by surprise, making me cough. Grand. Now I was the one with the concentration problem. If I kept this up, I’d have a hard time blocking out my classmates’ feelings. I stretched my legs a bit and tugged at my jeans. Jaysus.

Was I thirteen again?

Keeping other people’s emotions out of my head was like blocking calls on my mobile. Normally, most empaths had about a ten- to twenty-foot reading range, so it wasn’t too taxing on me, having been an empath since childhood. Unless my concentration was shot to hell, blocking was as simple as breathing. Soon, staying open to Lucky meant she’d have her own ringtone in my head, and I’d be able to lock on to her feelings without having to do anything at all.

When the class bell rang, Lucky bent to pick up a small pile of textbooks from the floor. I hoped she wasn’t one of those geeks who carried her books around with her all day. Then again, maybe she was avoiding her locker because of me. The thought left me frowning.

As she got ready to leave, I waited for her. “Going to your locker?” I pointed at her books.
Her surprise came over to me in a gentler ripple than had her other emotions. The gentleness reminded me of a calm day on Galway Bay—the sand, small waves nipping at my toes, and the sun, glorious on my back. The surprise felt like a warm ocean spray I hadn’t been expecting.

“Yeah,” she said with a sheepish grin.

“Brilliant. I’m heading there too.”

She bit back a smile, her excitement feeling like a frothy surf tickling my toes.

When we approached the door, she rushed to catch it before it shut, almost dropping her books. Most girls would’ve stood back and waited for me to make a dash to open it, making sure I was being attentive. Lucky didn’t seem to want any such nonsense, and I felt a bit off, like I’d put my trainers on the wrong feet. I couldn’t shake the feeling of being in unchartered waters.

She stepped to the side and held the door open for me—for me—and I had to dive forward to help her steady the load of books threatening to fall.

“Here,” I said. “I’ll help you carry these—”

“No. I mean, that’s okay. You’ve got your own to carry.”

I sensed a genuine concern from her, as if she were afraid to be imposing on me, not something I’d been expecting. I stepped closer, meaning to convince her to let me help, but then her eyes snapped up and met mine. The softness and sincerity in them froze me to the spot. Lighter and more vibrant than the other brown eyes I’d forced myself to stare into—all in the name of being romantic— her eyes drew me in like a kaleidoscope, with amber and black flecks peppering her irises. A soft gasp escaped her lips, and I understood how she felt. With each blink of her long eyelashes, it felt like an eternity before I’d see her eyes again. I had a strange urge to brush my finger over the tips of her lashes.

I swallowed against the dryness in my throat. “I–I just have one book. In my bag.” Jaysus Christ. What is she doing to me? I couldn’t get sucked in. I wouldn’t. If I expected anything, it’d only turn into another disappointment.


About Shaila:
As an unabashed lover of all things happily-ever- after, Shaila’s younger self would finish reading Cinderella and fling her copy across the room because it didn’t mention what happened next. Now she writes from her home in the Carolinas and dreams up all sorts of stories with epilogues. A member of the Romance Writers of America, she’s a pharmacist by training, a medical office manager by day, and a writer by night. She enjoys traveling, craft beer, and teas, and loves reading books—especially in cozy window seats. You might find her sneaking in a few paragraphs at a red light or connecting with other readers online at: www.shailapatelauthor.com
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Giveaway Details:
(1) winner will receive a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only.
(10) winners will receive a SOULMATED Swag Pack, US Only.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SWORDS & STILETTOS by Kristin D. Van Risseghem Book Blitz

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This is my stop during the book blitz for Swords & Stilettos by Kristin D. Van Risseghem. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 4 till 10 January. You can see the tour schedule here.



Swords & StilettosSwords & Stilettos (Enlighten #1)

by Kristin D. Van Risseghem

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: December 7, 2016



Blurb:

Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally.



She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead.



Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.




You can find Swords & Stilettos on Goodreads



You can buy Swords & Stilettos here:

- Amazon

- Barnes & Noble

- Kobo

- iBooks



You can get a free book if you join Kristin her newsletter. Get your free copy of The Prince, a Betrayal, & a Kiss here on instafreebie.



Kristin D. Van RisseghemAbout the Author:

USA Today bestselling and Award-Winning, Kristin D. Van Risseghem grew up in a small town along the Mississippi River with her parents and older sister. Currently, Kristin lives in Minnesota with her husband and two Calico cats. She also loves attending book clubs, going shopping, and hanging out with friends. She has come to realize that she absolutely has an addiction to purses and shoes. They are her weakness and probably has way too many of both.



In the summer months, Kristin can usually be found lounging on her boat, drinking an ice cold something. Being an avid reader of YA and Women's Literature stories, she still finds time to read a ton of books in-between writing. And in the winter months, her main goal is to stay warm from the Minnesota cold!



Kristin’s books are published by Kasian Publishing LLC.



You can find and contact Kristin here:

- Website

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Goodreads

- Amazon

- Instagram

- Bookbub



Giveaway

There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Swords & Stilettos. One winner will win a signed paperback copy of Swords & Stilettos and custom swag. Open to both USA and International.



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