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Monday, July 22, 2013

Inevitable Blog Tour

Title: Inevitable (Harmony series #1)
Author: Angela Graham
Genre: New Adult

Goodreads Link:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17914340-inevitable?ac=1

Buy Links:
Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/kmta3ry
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/kko49x3

Synopsis:
Cassandra Clarke, fresh out of college and living on her own, isolates herself from the humiliation that rocked her world a year earlier.

Everything in her life is simple and easy until Logan West, the single father full of mystery and sex appeal, moves into the empty estate next door. A guy who easily attracts the attention of available women in town with one carefree smile.

Cassandra is not looking for another heartbreak and stands her ground, but finds it impossible to stay away from the charming stranger when his four-year-old son, Oliver, takes an interest in her childhood tree house.

It is through Oliver where Cassandra’s eyes begin to open to a side of Logan very few people know. The rough edges and arrogant front shed away, leaving the compassionate, yet broken side of him exposed, and finally opening the possibilities to a genuine friendship.
A friendship that is constantly shaken by the undeniable connection building between them.

With temptation arising every time they are near, Cassandra fights to remind herself exactly why Logan isn’t capable of loving her the way she deserves, or is he?

Excerpt
With an unwavering gaze, I slowly ran my fingers across my stomach and up to the shoulder over my slip. Caressing the silky fabric of the strap, I bit my bottom lip and smoothly slid it over my sun-bronzed shoulder. My lips twitched into a ghost of a smile.

Tentatively my finger hooked under the second strap, my breath ragged as my body reacted to the sight of his tongue darting out and licking his lips. My confidence grew with every movement he made, and without hesitation, I slid down the strap. I held the gown to my chest, not willing to fully treat him to an undeserving meal as I turned around to face the pool.

Laughing softly to myself at my brazen actions, I released my hand allowing the slip to fall lasciviously down over my hips and pool at my feet.

Author Bio:
I am happily married to my husband of five years, have three wonderful children and a beautiful feline companion that keeps me company during late night writing binges.

My love of reading has been life long but it was in early 2012 when I was inspired to finally put pen to paper and write my first story. Since then I haven't been able to stop, fueled purely by my passion to write a story and create characters that readers will enjoy.

New Adult romances are my go to books to read as well as to write. They are young, fresh and full of hope. What's not to love!

Author Social Media Links:
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Giveaway!!




Cover Reveal!! Bare Assets by M.L. Stephens

Bare Assets
By: M. L. Stephens

Release date: 8-05-2013

Book Blurb
With nothing but shattered dreams and a busted heart to fuel the way, Angela Fletcher drove out of Arkansas and never looked back.

Six years later, the new and improved version of the girl she used to be, steered clear of romance, love and late night promises. The only pillow talk Angela engaged in these days, was making sure the person on the other pillow knew to lose her number as soon as he left the bed. She only had room for one love in her life and that was Bare Assets, the gentleman's club she poured her heart and soul into.

Dean Murray was the devil in disguise and had left behind enough broken hearted women to populate a small country. Angela would know. She was an expert markswoman who was skillfully self-trained at shooting down the good, the bad and the ugly of all masculine targets. After all, as the owner of the most successful strip club in Dallas, Texas, it was her business to know men.

Just as she begins to fall for Dean's silky words and passionate ways, her past and present unexpectedly collide and a meticulously planned future turns into unpredictable chaos. Is the smooth talking, denim wearing devil responsible for the chaos? Or have the secrets she left buried in Arkansas, coming back to haunt her?


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cover Reveal! Forgiven by Rebecca Brooke

SYNOPSIS
What happens when one moment changes the course of your entire life? Do you sit back and accept it, or fight to live the life you choose? Caleb Jacobs has a past that has haunted him for two years. Knowing he can never forgive himself for the events that led to his departure, Caleb chooses to live a quiet life—concentrating on school, sports, and shots. But when he is paired with Angie for a history project he realizes that no matter how much you try to hide from your past, one way or another it will find you.
Angelina Powers knows what she wants from life. Growing up with only an alcoholic father for company, Angie learned early on in life that you can only count on yourself. But that doesn’t stop her wishing for her white knight. She’s confident, happy and focused…until she meets Caleb. So how will she feel when her potential white knight turns out to be more of a black shadow?


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Author Bio
Rebecca Brooke grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man, who puts up with all of her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she isn’t writing or reading (which is very rarely) she loves to bake and watch episodes of Shameless and True Blood.


Cover Designer - Mae I Design

Cover Reveal! Broken by Jamie Loeak

Cover Reveal!!

Broken
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance 
Expected Release Date: August 3rd

Photography & Design By: K Keeton Designs


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fly Away Release Blitz

Title: Fly Away
Series: Wildflower #2
Author: Amy Maurer Jones

Genre: YA Historical Romance

Blurb:
Joshua Bangs and Jordan Stone are vying for the love of Laney Stillwater. They can’t walk away because their souls have been bound by the spirits for all of eternity.

In the second installment of The Wildflower Series, the stakes are higher than the guy getting the girl. Laney struggles with her feelings as the two boys fight for her affection, but a broken heart pales in comparison to the soul-devouring perils awaiting them in the spirit world.

Over the course of hundreds of years the past lives of the three reincarnates have proven time and time again that their love is beyond tragic. It's fatal.




Make sure you come join the release party tonight on Facebook!

Buy Links
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About The Author:
Amy Maurer Jones has been happily married to her own version of Edward Cullen for sixteen years. She and her soul mate, Kelly, live in Tabor City, North Carolina with their two beautiful children, Olivia and Keaton.

When Amy isn't reading and writing, she teaches high school theater arts and dance. To say that Amy has a flare for all things creative would be an understatement, just don't ask her to assemble anything that requires instructions or sadly, you will be out of luck!

If you would like to learn more about Amy and her projects, check out her links:
http://amyjonesyaff.blogspot.com
http://www.amyjonesbooks.com
https://www.facebook.com/AmyJonesBooks?fref=ts

Cover Reveal!! Sacrifice of Love by Quinn Loftis

Sacrifice of Love (Grey Wolves Series Book 7)

by Quinn Loftis

Synopsis

As one evil falls, another rises in its place. The powerful witch, Desdemona, has finally been killed by an alliance of wolf, elf, and fae. But Reyaz, brother to Cypher the warlock king, has vowed retribution for a life that was taken from him. Now Cypher must decide not only how to protect his newfound mate and his people, but also how to destroy the only family he has left.
Meanwhile, Jen’s pregnancy progresses and the fateful due date draws ever nearer. The thought of losing Decebel’s child constantly threatens to overwhelm her. With each passing day, Decebel grows more distant, causing Jen to wonder what toll the impending loss of their child is taking on him. Unbeknownst to Jen, in an act of desperation to protect his unborn child and mate, Decebel strikes a deadly bargain with the Great Luna—his life in place of his child’s. There is only one way for that to happen; the bond between he and Jen must be broken.
As Jen as Decebel struggle through their darkness, another kind of darkness is infiltrating Fane’s heart. Doubts and questions linger as he tries to cope with the emotions brought on in the aftermath of Desdemona’s curse. He knows what happened wasn’t real, but still he can’t rid himself of the terrible images seared into his memory. Jacque is his light, the one who keeps the darkness at bay, yet he won’t let her inside to do just that.
Sally continues to learn what it means to be a gypsy healer and Costin struggles to protect her as she runs full speed ahead to help her wolves, heedless of her own safety. She sees her best friends struggling, each enduring their own trials. She’s desperate to help them, but can she keep them safe?
With all of these things hanging heavy over the heads of the Serbia and Romania packs, their attention is divided. The wolves do not even realize a threat has slowly infiltrated their midst. Will they recognize the threat in time to save the lives that precariously hang in the balance?
Against this backdrop of darkness, choices will be made, fears will confronted, and the ultimate sacrifice will be made. Will the wolves stand together to defeat the threats arrayed against them, both from within and without? Will love conquer all? Or will the beleaguered wolves finally succumb to their demons?

Available September 13, 2013
 

About Quinn Loftis

Quinn lives in beautiful NW Arkansas with her husband, son, Doberman and cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.

Links

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Say What You Wanna Say & Let The Word Fall Out...

I have a lot of things I want to say- a lot of things I've wanted to say, but every time I tried, my fingers cramped up and my voice choked. Today I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed, and an author had posted a music video of Brave by Sara Bareilles. I'd never heard of the song, so I listened to it...


... and decided it was time to let my words fall out. So, this is going to be long and quite possibly messy, but here is a giant blog post of ll the things I wanted to say, but couldn't. 

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Ugly. Slut. Stupid.

Beautiful. Inspiring. Passionate.

Six Words. Six small words that are used to describe things every single day. When directed at a person, though, they carry a powerful force that can break a heart... and mend it back together.

Everyone knows that I'm young- 17 to be exact. I'm young and still have a lot to learn and even more to still experience. What many people don't know is I already have my fair share of experience in life.

Ugly. Slut. Stupid. Words that were used to describe me on a daily basis less than 3 years ago. I was in a public high school for 9th and part of 10th grade. While there, I was bullied, both physically and verbally, every day. It was terrible. It was horrible. And eventually I had to become home-schooled because my life was threatened with a knife to my stomach. Homeschooling worked great for me because I got to spend the day with the people I love most (my family), got to work at my own, faster pace, and... because I discovered the Indie Community.

Beautiful. Inspiring. Passionate. Words that sealed my heart, and my self-confidence, back together. Words that I am told on a daily basis from authors, bloggers, and service providers who genuinely believe in me... Words that can take a person from dirt bottom to soaring above the clouds. And I am- soaring, and it's because of you. Yes, YOU- the people who read my blog, the one who like my Facebook page, the clients who took a chance on me, and every, single person who supports me. To you, I owe so much more than I could ever express, so I'm going to hope you know how valuable you age and simply leave you with.. Thank You.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You
So, as some of you may have noticed, Tamara's One Stop Indie Shop has been doing really well these past few weeks, and I am so happy and grateful for that! Though it is my business, I couldn't have made it to this point without some very important people. I'm not going to list anybody, because there are so many and I don't want to leave anyone out, because I know I'm bound to forget someone. Everyone in the Indie Community has helped me in some way, shape,or form, even if they don't know it. So thank you to everyone. I love you all and am so blessed to be on this incredible journey with you. Please remember: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”... You all have changed my world totally and completely, because now? You ARE my world <3

My Age
Very Short & Sweet, because it makes me angry and I don't want to be angry right now. I opened my business when I was 16, I am now 17. I graduated from High School an entire year early, and am now off to college in August. I may be young, but I'm not stupid and I know what I'm doing. I may be young, but I can market a book & come up with great marketing ideas. . I may be young, but I am mature and professional. I may be young, but I am passionate about what I do and if you have a major issue with that, then please feel free to leave the way you came.


Thank you all for reading and please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments. Love you all and until next time: Indies Rock!



Monday, June 24, 2013

Indie Soul Summer Giveaway


Indie Authors need to design and market their book. Most times, they can’t do it all on their own. Bloggers and reviewers are key, but not only that, designers who love books, know book design, and are eager to help indie authors dream out loud, are pretty important for an Author.
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Victoria Faye, owner of Whit&Ware Design is just one of those designers! In fact, her tagline is “DREAM OUT LOUD AT ALL TIMES” ( and btw, She’ll be at the UPTOPYACON 2013 event speaking on the panel for Cover Design on June 28th!)

Why did you start Whit&Ware Design?
I love books and I love design, and it was kind of an accident that I was able to put the two together.  Now that I have though, its been an amazing ride. Indie Authors are  so full of this creative energy. I love that when I start talking to them about their books, I get all this “juice” and can’t wait to design for them . Its great for me because I get to feed off it.

Why the giveaway?
I’ve gotten to connect with so many cool indie souls just the last few months that I’ve been doing book design (readers , bloggers, authors). Essentially they are the ones who’ve made it possible for me do to what I love ALL THE TIME! So, basically, I wanted to celebrate that.

Besides, it’s summer, why not do something just for fun?
I got together with Indie-Visible to put this giveaway together  because I think we all understand the and get the indie soul – we want to create and produce what we love freely, that’s worth celebrating!
So lets talk details:
There will be three winners, a reader, a blogger and an author
Victoria Faye will discuss with the winners which they are. The initial winner will
be chosen by Rafflecopter, the other two by another randomizer.

Lets talk prizes:
Each winner will get:
1 $5 STARBUCKS // GIFT CARD
1 $5 AMAZON // GIFT CARD
1 BOOKLOVER // JOURNAL (Designed by Whit&Ware)
1 LEATHER HANDMADE // BOOKMARK
1 INDIELUV TEE by Whit&Ware (Choose from three designs!)

The Author winner will also get - A FREE COVER DESIGN/PROMO PACKAGE by Whit&Ware Design
The  Reader winner will also get-  An Awesome Book Haul! 
-Arrows of the Mist by Christina Mercer (postcard,bookmarks)
-Tongues of Angels,  and The Doris Diaries Vol.1 by Julia Park Tracey
-Forged in Grace – Jordan Rosenfeld
-eBooks: Raksha by Frankie Rose,  and more (TBA)


The Blogger winner will also get - A FREE BLOG REFRESH! New header, buttons, and custom graphics by Whit&Ware Design
So what are you waiting for? Enter NOW!
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Shattered Into Beautiful Blog Tour



Title: Shattered Into Beautiful
A Surviving Soul Novel
Author: Mel Ballew
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Synopsis:
Her Magick is destined but true love forbidden.

After beautiful Sylver Kyllienne Brady meets death at the hands of her boyfriend, Roland Parks, she transcends into Summerland. There, she reunites with her mother and finds her soulmate, Zander. Pulled back to the earthly plane, she must embark on a journey of discovery. She uncovers a truth. She is the descendent of a long lineage of powerful Witches. She must learn to control her power, protect the family’s Amulet and Book of Shadows. Sylver has no idea what awaits her. And, this is only part of her discovery.

Lives unravel as secrets are discovered and mysteries unfold. 

Everything changes when she meets Zander Emmett –a vampire. Zander is gorgeous, exotic, sexy and unbelievably wealthy. He is also the one person a witch, such as Sylver, must avoid. Their love is forbidden but their souls draw them together like a magnet. Their bodies ignite, passion soars and their souls are left discovering, not only each other, but their destiny. His life holds secrets and enticing mysteries of his own that propel the parallels of their worlds to climaxing heights. 

Will their colliding worlds separate them? Will Sylver embrace her destiny? Will realizing what is expected of her and falling soul-fully in love with Zander - the vampire she is forbidden to love, just leave her breathless? 

Or, will she forever be Shattered Into Beautiful?






Mel Ballew resides in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter, along with their two adorable cats. 

An avid reader, she has always had an equal passion for writing and has written her entire life, to date. Her mother initially birthed, inspired, and encouraged these loves. The two often discussed writing together but unfortunately, that dream never came to fruition.

Years later, this happened, that happened—life happened. 

She stepped away from writing to place more focus on being wife and a full-time mom. Today, she would not have changed a thing. The day her daughter was born became the first day she realized a significant rhythm to her heart was also born. Her daughter, now preparing to go off to college, has grown into a beautiful and responsible young adult.

A twisted turn of events in September 2009 left Mel unable to work outside of the home. Forced to consider other options, and while embracing a therapeutic approach of transcribing all of the challenges facing her, post-accident, she returned to journaling. Once again, the writer within her has been re-birthed—awakened from slumber.

Mel is a hopeless romantic. Blessed, she has her very own soul mate, which she calls husband, best friend, and lover. 

She is a simple country gal, with a profound love of true simplicity. She is just as hopeless in her love of nature and regards many of her writing aspirations to appreciating its beauty, although every single story is birthed from her dreams. Sometimes, in life, simply enjoying a chilled glass of sangria on a warm summer’s eve or indulging in her love of chocolate and peanut butter is an expression of enjoying such simplicity. For her, these moments are truly d’vine.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

Blossom Cover Reveal

Title: Blossom
Author: Jennifer Martinez
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: July 5, 2013

Synopsis:
My name is Maia. I'm a princess, a fae princess to be exact. But I don't want to be. See, my whole life, I've always been the center of attention, and I've never understood why. Give me boring, ordinary, and simple any day. It's hard enough trying to work my way
through high school. Add running a kingdom to that? Yea, not so much. Magic, mystery, fairies. I just want to pass driver’s ed.

Book Links:
Website Link & Goodreads









Author Bio:
One day while slaving away at her monotonous day job, Jennifer Martinez found her true calling. Like a firefly in the night, the pages called to her. Once she caught the bug there was no stopping it. Her fingers flew furiously across the keyboard winding tales of love,
mystery and anger. She snapped out of her reverie to find herself still behind the desk but at least she knew who she was… Author Jennifer Martinez.

I like to think of myself as a beautiful conundrum. When I am not writing, I can be found surrounded by my amazing family and 4 dogs or volunteering at a local animal rescue. I
love who I am and don’t mind at all when I get strange looks from people. I am a tattoo covered, child and animal lover who looks forward to destroying peoples preconceived notions of what “someone like me” would be interested in. You only live life once… you may as well make it interesting.

I love to get lost in a good book and hope that everyone will get lost in mine.

Links:
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