Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Greatest Sin by, Lee French & Erik Kort Blog Tour


The Greatest Sin Lee French & Erik Kort

Blog Tour

Book Feature


The Fallen 

For hundreds of years, the Blaukenev clan has wandered across Tilzam, from one end to the other and back. Each wagon carries history, love, laughter, pain, sorrow, and secrets. Their greatest secret of all may be Chavali, the clan Seer. 


Spirits claim/use/save/damn her. 

With her gift/curse, nothing surprises her anymore, no one keeps secrets from her. She, on the other hand, has more than enough secrets to keep. Secrets of her own, secrets of her clan, secrets of the world, secrets she even keeps from herself. 

There are always people who want secrets. 
Some will do anything to get what they want. 

The Fallen is the foundation of the story of The Greatest Sin, of a world adrift from its God that desperately wants Her back. Chavali's comfortable, predictable life will be ripped apart and burnt to ashes as she's forced into the middle of that struggle. Change, she hates it passionately. It hates her right back.


Harbinger


Adjusting to her new life as a soul-bound agent of the Fallen has Chavali pushing herself harder than ever before. Between learning to fight, dealing with idiots, and climbing stairs - lots of stairs - she has little time to waste on thoughts of the future. Or the past. 


When another agent fails to report in, Chavali is sent on the mission to discover her fate. Ready or not, she saddles up for a new adventure with new dangers. 

The search takes her to Ket, a coastal city slathered in mystery. There, she faces ghosts from her past and demons of her future as she seeks answers. All she seems to find are more questions. 

Plague, murder, lies, espionage...this city harbors much more than meets the eye, and maybe too much to handle.


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 Lee French lives in Olympia, WA with two kids, two bicycles, and too much stuff. She is an avid gamer and active member of the Myth-Weavers online RPG community, where she is known for her fondness for Angry Ninja Squirrels of Doom. In addition to spending much time there, she also trains year-round for the one-week of glorious madness that is RAGBRAI, has a nice flower garden with absolutely no lawn gnomes, and tries in vain every year to grow vegetables that don't get devoured by neighborhood wildlife.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Release Available for Pre-Order **The Second Captive by, Maggie James**

New Release Available for Pre-Order 

**The Second Captive by, Maggie James** 



Stockholm syndrome: the psychological tendency of a hostage to bond with his or her captor.
What happens when you love the man you should hate?
Beth Sutton is eighteen years old when Dominic Perdue abducts her. Held prisoner in a basement, she’s dependent upon him for food, clothes, her very existence. As the months pass, her hatred changes to compassion. Beth never allows herself to forget, however, that her captor has killed another woman. She has evidence to prove it, not to mention Dominic’s own admission of murder.
Then Beth escapes…
And discovers Dominic Perdue is not a man who lets go easily. Meanwhile, despite being reunited with her family, she spirals into self-destructive behaviour. Release from her prison isn’t enough. Can Beth also break free from the clutches of Stockholm syndrome?
A study of emotional dependency, The Second Captive examines how love can assume strange guises.



About the Author
Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol. She writes psychological suspense novels.

The first draft of her first novel, entitled His Kidnapper’s Shoes, was written whilst travelling in Bolivia. Maggie was inspired by an impending milestone birthday along with a healthy dose of annoyance at having procrastinated for so long in writing a novel. His Kidnapper’s Shoes was published in both paperback and e-book format in 2013, followed by her second novel, entitled Sister, Psychopath. Her third novel, Guilty Innocence, like her first two, features her home city of Bristol. She has recently published her fourth novel, The Second Captive.

Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. Diet and health remain high on her list of interests, along with travel. Accountancy does not, but then it never did. The urge to pack a bag and go off travelling is always lurking in the background! When not writing, going to the gym, practising yoga or travelling, Maggie can be found seeking new four-legged friends to pet; animals are a lifelong love!





Thursday, November 13, 2014

RELENTLESSLY SUSPENSEFUL DEEP-SEA ADVENTURE! "Death by Blue Water," Blog Tour

Death by Blue Water

By, Kait Carson

Blog Tour

Kait Carson's Top Ten Favorite Things to Do!


Write  - OK, that’s a given
Scuba dive – what a surprise
Fly
Travel – not necessarily the same thing as flying
Lie (lay?) in a hammock with a good book
Ski
Hike
Cook – anything from gourmet meals to one pot surprises
Pottery
Catch up with friends

About Death by Blue Water:

RELENTLESSLY SUSPENSEFUL DEEP-SEA ADVENTURE…

“KAIT CARSON’S FLORIDA IS DEAD ON IN THIS ACTION-PACKED MYSTERY! THE ENVIABLE SETTING, COMPELLING CHARACTERS, AND THE AUTHOR’S EXPERTISE ON DIVING MAKE FOR A FRESH PLOT AND AN INTRIGUING STORY MASTERFULLY WOVEN INTO A SATISFYING CONCLUSION.” – KRISTA DAVIS, NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DOMESTIC DIVA MYSTERIES


Sub-Genre Keywords: Suspense, Women Sleuths, Murder Mystery Books, Whodunnit
Paralegal Hayden Kent knows first-hand that life in the Florida Keys can change from perfect to perilous in a heartbeat. When she discovers a man’s body at 120’ beneath the sea, she thinks she is witness to a tragic accident. She becomes the prime suspect when the victim is revealed to be the brother of the man who recently jilted her, and she has no alibi. A migraine stole Hayden’s memory of the night of the death.
As the evidence mounts, she joins forces with Officer Janice Kirby. Together the two women follow the clues that uncover criminal activities at the highest levels and put Hayden’s life in jeopardy while she fights to stay free.

PRAISE FOR DEATH BY BLUE WATER:

“Dive in! This compelling, timely, and relentlessly suspenseful deep-sea adventure—with its undercurrent of chilling secrets—won't let you go! Readers won't come up for air until the very last page.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author of Truth Be Told

“The highlights of this debut novel are the beautiful descriptions of the underwater dives as well the complicated details involved that protect the divers’ safety. The author achieves in making the appeal and beauty of recreational diving worth risking the many dangers surrounding it, strengthening the heroine’s character and making her a protagonist the reader will want to succeed.” – Kings River Life Magazine

“You get drawn into the action almost as if you are watching it in real time. I found it difficult to stay with the current story and not turn to the end to find out the conclusion. But all the twists and turns are worth it, and don’t give in, because you’ll enjoy the ending more if you wait. A great book, highly recommended.” – Any Good Book

BOOKS IN THE HAYDEN KENT MYSTERY SERIES:

  • DEATH BY BLUE WATER (#1)
  • DEATH BY DOUBLOONS (#2) Fall 2015
Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all…

Kait Carson has been writing mysteries since the fourth grade when she penned the words, “pop, pop, pop, here comes the cop” for a story poetry assignment. She opted for a career as a paralegal practicing in the area of probate, tax, and probate litigation. When she’s not writing, you can find her scuba diving or in the air with her pilot husband. Kait lives with her husband, eight (count ‘em) rescue cats, a conure, cockatoo, and a harlequin macaw at an airpark in Fort Denaud, Florida.

Connect with Kait Carson Today:
Twitter:  @kaitcarson 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Celia Kennedy's Charlotte's Restrained Blog Tour!

Celia Kennedy's Charlotte's Restrained 

Blog Tour!


About Celia Kennedy!

Celia Kennedy was born in Wurzburg, Germany on an American Army base. Her parents' penchant for traveling the world, via a Volkswagen Minibus with a Porsche engine, sparked her imagination. Staring out the window, sometimes through fog and rain, at other times at sunny blue skies, she began to make up stories for the places and spaces they passed by. The in-between time, the most fascinating to her.

The imagined world has always fascinated Celia. She has studied Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Interior Design, and pretty much every other subject matter. Like her childhood, it was the ride that was the most entertaining, arrival at a degree, not anywhere as important.
Mark Twain said, "Write what you know." When combining this concept with her unusual life experiences (working at a nuclear submarine base when Chernobyl blew, testing software Bill Gates kept close tabs on, travelling extensively while quite broke, or falling in love with her boyfriend's close friend) thinking of what to write about isn't challenging; there just needs to be more hours in the day.

Celia published Charlotte's Restrained, The Accidental Stalker in December of 2012 andVenus Rising in August of 2013. Look for Kathleen's Undressed, The Accidental Enigma, a companion novel to Charlotte's Restrained, to be published in November 2014.
Currently she lives in Washington State with the loves of her life.

Charlotte's Restrained


Charlotte's Restrained, a comical fictional tale of what happens when the paths of a celebrity god and a mere mortal collide. 

While vacationing, Charlotte has a chance encounter with a celebrity famous for his lead roles in romantic comedies. Unfortunately for Charlotte, lighthearted banter develops into tabloid fodder. With her career, friendships, and new found romance all impacted, Charlotte sets about dealing with the fallout of her fifteen minutes of fame.

Reviews!

5.0 out of 5 stars Charlottes Restrained....an enjoyable read! January 14, 2013
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Interesting, memorable characters. An intriguing, captivating storyline with an international flair. Covers romance, betrayal, friendship, love, fame, excitement, travel, work and how they all intertwine.

I would recommend this book to friends and family.

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Loved this book! I wish these women were my friends. They are funny and smart. Celia Kennedy has created a group of strong smart women that are also vulnerable and at times fragile. They are real women that we can cheer for, cry for and at times feel embarrassed for. I look forward to see if there are more books in the series.

Visit Celia Kennedy & Purchase Charlotte's Restrained Today!


Twitter: @KennedyCelia
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Monday, November 10, 2014

The Choice by, A.J. Adwen


The Choice by, A.J. Adwen


How do you heal from your past when you're still trapped within it? 

I lost myself the night of the party. Just like that, my innocence and my sanity were torn away. 

I would like to say that time heals all wounds, but it doesn't. And I would like to say that falling in love is what rescued me, but it wasn't. Nobody told me what to expect in the coming days and weeks and months after conceiving a rapist's child. Years later, my wounds are still just as fresh as the night they were made. It would be so easy to disappear and allow the memories to consume me. 

But that's the choice, isn't it? To live instead. 

**This book contains rape triggers. Discretion is advised.

Author Bio:

AJ Adwen
Allison was born and raised in the mountains of Oregon, birthed of the crisp, clean air and rainy forests. She now resides in Oklahoma City, though she is still thoroughly attached to her home and finds much inspiration for her stories whenever she has a chance to return. As the spouse of a police officer and a full-time photographer, she is on her toes 24/7. In 2013, she was a recipient of the Oklahoma Next Generation award: an award given to thirty individuals under the age of thirty in the state who have proven to be innovative and inspiring leaders in the arts, entertainment, business, media, and other areas of impact.
Often told that she has her head in the clouds, she couldn’t deny it even if she wanted to. Allison began dreaming up stories long before she was old enough to write them. She enjoys a variety of genres, including YA, romance, historical romance, fantasy, dystopian, and anything else that hooks her interest. She prefers to write books that tell gripping love stories in heart-wrenching, real, inspiring ways. Her stories are deep and raw, taking the reader into a world that is richly intricate. Readers often say that they are swept away and left reeling when they have finished the last page.
Allison loves to interact with her readers, and she does her best to respond to every email she receives. To learn more about her, visit her Facebook page and follow along on her writing journey!






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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Venus Rising by, Celia Kennedy **Book Feature**


Venus RisingBy, Celia Kennedy


Akshaya Bertrand is a Professor of Art History at an elite college in New England. The patina of the ivy league campus is the perfect canvas for the exotic beauty from India. It is also an environment that Akshaya can safely navigate. A small world that she has minimized and made manageable. 


Dr. Jared Harrison, a journalist who has been based in the Middle East, has accepted a position as a guest lecturer at the college where Akshaya teaches. Arriving just in time to attend a faculty mixer, he catches a glimpse of Akshaya Bertrand. Immediately, he learns from those who have tried and failed, that the beautiful professor, compared to Lakshmi, Venus and Aphrodite, is an enigma, a seductive sculpture behind a wall of glass. 


While searching for a way to slip past her armor and into her life, Jared confronts the images and tragedies imprinted on his psyche by those left behind in the war torn world of the Middle East. Akshaya and Jared find themselves drawn to each other, hoping to find compassion, someone they can expose their inner demons to. 


Funding from the college provides an opportunity to combine Akshaya's love of art with Jared's resources as a war correspondent. Together, they travel to Afghanistan and India, where both finally face the past that has shaped them and the present that defines them. 

Amongst beauty and poverty as well as war and friendship they find the answers to their individual truths.

Twitter: @KennedyCelia
Google+: Celia Kennedy



Reviews: Venus Rising 

Carol Osborne: Venus Rising by Celia Kennedy, 5 Star Review

An extremely enjoyable read, you will instantly be intrigued by the 2 main characters in this novel and the storyline is an enthralling journey. Be prepared for an interestingly captivating and very emotional time.


Akshaya is a gorgeous, intelligent, successful, educated goddess like lady who captivates the attention of every man she comes in contact with. Jared is an intelligent, successful, educated, handsome, athletic, witty, charming, and well-traveled man. Individually these characters seem invincible and perfect, the envy of all those around them. However, under the perfect facade the world sees, they each have their own personal demons to deal with. Both physical and emotional scars that they manage to hide from the outside world, but struggle to come to terms with themselves.

Developing uncontrollable emotions for each other makes things even more complicated. Can they trust each other enough to share and conquer their demons and still continue with their success, including a "business" trip through tumultuous parts of India? You will have to read it to find out! Enjoy...


Edel Rogers: The best book I've read in a long time! 5 Star Review

Venus Rising is a beautiful story, beautifully written and clearly very well researched. It's a love story, but it's much more than that. From the first page on, I was hooked and I didn't want to stop reading till I got to the end.


The more I read, the more I came to know and care about all the characters, not just Akshaya and Jared, and I really wanted them to find happiness. I felt their emotions, and both laughed and cried at times.
Venus Rising is one of those books that makes you want to get to the end quickly so you can find out what happens, but when you get to the end you wish there was more to read.



I'm already looking forward to Celia's next book!


About the Author:
Celia Kennedy was born in Wurzburg, Germany on an American Army base. Her parents' penchant for traveling the world, via a Volkswagen Minibus with a Porsche engine, sparked her imagination. Staring out the window, sometimes through fog and rain, at other times at sunny blue skies, she began to make up stories for the places and spaces they passed by. The in-between time, the most fascinating to her.

The imagined world has always fascinated Celia. She has studied Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Interior Design, and pretty much every other subject matter. Like her childhood, it was the ride that was the most entertaining, arrival at a degree, not anywhere as important.

Mark Twain said, "Write what you know." When combining this concept with her unusual life experiences (working at a nuclear submarine base when Chernobyl blew, testing software Bill Gates kept close tabs on, travelling extensively while quite broke, or falling in love with her boyfriend's close friend) thinking of what to write about isn't challenging; there just needs to be more hours in the day.


Celia published Charlotte's Restrained, The Accidental Stalkerin December of 2012 and Venus Rising in August of 2013. Look for Kathleen's Undressed, The Accidental Enigma, a companion novel to Charlotte's Restrained, to be published in November 2014.

Currently she lives in Washington State with the loves of her life.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Passport To Happiness by, Debbie White **Book Feature**

Passport To Happiness Debbie White


To escape the often lonely and boring reality of living in a small rural town, Jessica finds comfort in reading about the many places that exist beyond her small corner of the earth. When she joins the State Department and travels abroad looking for adventure, she gets more than she imagined was ever possible. Passport to happiness is a story of strength and determination, while exploring new places, but it’s also about finding love and happiness – no matter where you hang your hat.

Reviews
 5.0 out of 5 stars
 Passport to Happiness September 11, 2014
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This novel by Debbie White is a charming read that will reaffirm your love for honest fiction. It tells the story of Jessica, a girl from a dusty little West Texas town with dreams of traveling the world. When the time comes for Jessica to leave her little existence behind and see what the world has to offer, it is through the unrelenting love and dedication of her single mother that helps her along on her road to happiness and self-discovery.
Passport to Happiness was a sweet story full of romance and character, and spoke deeply to the power of love between mother and child and the powers of true friendship. I heartily recommend this one to anyone who knows the strength of single parents everywhere and the ties of friendship that last a lifetime. A darling and life-affirming book

5.0 out of 5 stars Tender and captivating story! September 9, 2014
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Passport to Happiness by Debbie White is a wonderful romantic story.
The main character, Jessica, is very lovely and sympathetic. She lived with her mom in a hot and dusty little town. The relationship between single mother and her daughter is one of the strongest themes of this novel. For me it was a captivating reading, as I was raised in very similar situation. It is interesting that often kids of single parents do much better than kids of married parents. It was a study of hundreds of teenagers that showed single parents were friendlier to their kids than were married parents. Any way in spite of financial difficulties I was a happy child, the same as this lovely character Jessica.
Thank you Debbie White for this sweet and captivating story!


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