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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cover Reveal: His Lily by Angela Fattig

His Lily
Angela Fattig
His Lily will take you on a journey through the life of Mark, a twenty-six years old virgin, and Lily, a beautiful overweight shy woman.
Mark is scarred by his childhood vowing to never allow a woman to get close.
Lily is a shy, sweet, and loving woman who has been hurt in the past.
The very second they come together sparks fly. Their attraction is undeniable yet they hold back. Mark is afraid he will end up like his father, depressed and alone. Lily is afraid this is just another in a long line of jokes and a guy like Mark couldn’t possibly want someone like her.
Mark’s friends see how lonely he is and devise a plan to get Mark to settle down even if it does cramp their playboy style.
Can Mark and Lily overcome their past or is it too late?
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Passport To Happiness by Debbie White

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Welcome to my stop on The Passport to Happiness by Debbie White Blog Tour!

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.

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Birdie and I packed large floppy hats to keep the sun off our heads – the African sun gets hot – a scarf to help keep dust out of our mouths, and canteens full of water. I wanted to take pictures but didn’t have a camera, and neither did Birdie. “Let’s stop over at the store here on the compound. I saw cameras one day when I was looking around,” she said confidently. I purchased a small Kodak camera, and a roll of film. I promised Birdie I’d get copies made of the pictures so she could have some. Birdie had her eyes set on a pair of binoculars. She wasn’t sure about spending the money. She was saving for something big.

She hadn’t told me yet what that something was. “Buy the binoculars, Birdie,” I appealed. “Those binoculars will help us to see some of the animals up close,” I added.

Andrew and Bitalo had made plans to meet at the compound’s motor pool to secure a jeep for us. Birdie and I waited outside for them. I was very excited about what we were going to see. We chatted nonstop and before we knew it, Bitalo was pulling up to park at the reserve. “Don’t forget your camera!” Birdie reminded. “Don’t forget your binoculars!” I bantered.

We were met at the gate by one of the reserve staff.

They directed us where to park our jeep, and told us where to meet for the guided tour. As we waited for the tour guide, we got acquainted with the people who would be sharing our vehicle as we drove through the savannah. We only waited about twenty minutes, but it seemed like hours. The tour guide was very warm and presented a detailed overview of what we would see. He told us some of the animals we might encounter: zebras, warthogs, buffalo, impala, and eland, the largest of African antelope! He cautioned us to stay in the vehicle at all times, and to obey all of his commands. Although he didn’t anticipate any disturbances, he said wild animals can be unpredictable, and our awareness of this fact would keep us safe.

“Get your camera ready!” Birdie exclaimed. I laughed at her.

“I’ve got it all loaded and ready to click away,” I assured her.

The driver helped us one by one to take a seat in the olive drab safari-type vehicle. Roll bars with a canopy over the top to keep some of the sun off us, and worn leather bench seats, the jeep was an exact replica of those I’d seen in magazines and books. The tour guide answered our countless questions. He told us the history of the game reserve, and going over again what we might see, when all of a sudden out of the tall grass came a warthog with a lion running fast behind it. The driver stopped the jeep suddenly so we could watch nature in action. The power and grace with which the lion ran was very impressive – the warthog, not so much. However, it ran like there was no tomorrow. They disappeared into the thick brush. I hoped for the best for the little warthog, but something deep inside told me otherwise.

“Did you see that, Jessica?” Birdie squealed. “Yes. I couldn’t capture much on film. They were moving too fast for me. I’m afraid after we get the film developed, it could be just a blur,” I said, disgusted.

We’d traveled a little further when we came upon two lion cubs. As we watched the playful antics of the cubs, we forgot the golden rule: where there are baby animals, mothers are nearby. Just at that moment when everyone was oohing and aahing, a large female lion gingerly stepped across our path. She looked at us for a moment, and then directed her attention toward her cubs.

The four of us sat frozen, not speaking a word. Only the sounds of faint breathing could be heard and the beating of my own heart. The lioness growled, letting her little cubs know it was time to go, and off into the tall brush they ran.

“I can’t believe what we just witnessed!” I said, shaken by the experience.

“I never get tired of seeing animals in the wild, and Mother Nature at her finest.” Andrew said as he stroked my hand, trying to calm me down.

The driver continued along the dry and dusty road while the tour guide continued with his presentation. As we anticipated what we’d see next, our adrenaline began working overtime – keeping us on edge. As the jeep rounded a bend, we came to a clearing and just beyond - a large lake. Playing in the water were several elephants, spraying each other with water from their trunks. I was able to snap several pictures. “

Aren’t they cute?” I said.

“Cute?” Andrew chuckled. I’d say majestic is a better description,” he said, teasingly. I agreed. The elephants were indeed magnificent.

After a few moments, the driver continued. This time we came upon a heard of zebra’s grazing in a large field. They were swatting the flies off their rear ends just like the cows back home. They didn’t seem the least bit afraid or interested in us.

I’d have to say that all the animals amazed me in one way or another, but when we came upon a group of giraffes, I couldn’t believe how tall they were. We watched in amazement as several of them stripped the leaves off the tall branches, as we took pictures.

About Debbie White:

Debbie is an Amazon bestselling author for her book Passport to Happiness in the category of fiction/sagas. She currently resides in beautiful Sonoma County, California, where the jagged Pacific coastline meets the rolling hills cascading with vineyards. She writes romance novellas that feature strong, independent women, who when faced with adversity, or tragedy, find strength to overcome the perils that stand in their way. She’s an avid supporter of animal rescue, and happily donates a portion of sales from her books to rescue organizations. She has two adult children, and two granddaughters. In her spare time, she loves to garden, travel, enjoy family, and her beloved rescue dogs, Dash and Briar. Her real passion of course is writing, and she uses her 20+ years as a military wife as inspiration for her stories.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Life Series by Samantha Jacoby

The New Life Series chronicles the life of a young woman whois raised by a group of men who work as freelance mercenaries in the dark worldof drug trafficking and murder for hire. They acquired the young woman at avery young age, as she has no memory of life before them.

WARNING: This series is intended forreaders 18+ and contains scenes that may cause distress to some readers:Domestic Abuse, Kidnapping, Rape and Substance Abuse are described in detail.


To what lengths would you go to break away from a life filled with pain andsuffering?

Tori Farrell has lived a dangerous life. When you grow up with a MotorcycleGang of Mercenaries and Drug Lords like the Dragons, a normal life is more likea fairytale. For years, she accepted her dark reality, a world consisting ofdrugs, sex, violence and murder. In the end, she learned the most valuable lesson: survival.

After years of being ruled by the Dragons, Tori uses her skills of seductionand assassination to free herself from the grasp of the people who vowed theywould never let her go. Taken in by the FBI, she fears not everything is whatit seems, and soon finds herself lost in a web of lies and deceit. She thoughtgetting away from the Dragons would put her on a path to a new and better life,but now she must face the cold hard truth” there is always a price to be paid.

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Raised by bikers and held by the FBI, Tori Farrell has literally walked overdead men to get to where she is today.

When she broke the ties to her dark and twisted life with the Dragons, shethought it would give her a fresh start and a chance to live a normal life.However, she soon discovered the demons from her past have no desire to let hergo.

Bound to a halfway house under orders of the FBI, Tori takes things day by day,working to move forward and to face her own addictions. With her true identitya mystery and no family to turn to, she must learn to accept the love andsupport of those around her. When a mysterious and charismatic man walks intoTori’s life, she believes she’s finally found someone who wants her for who sheis. But sometimes danger doesn’t hide cloaked in darkness” It comes out intothe light of day in the form of a smooth talking bad boy who appears to be everythingyou’ve been looking for, but is really the one thing you should be runningfrom.”

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There is nothing crueler than getting a taste of something you’ve fought hardto reach, only to have it ripped away, sending your world into a tailspin

Tori wants to put the past behind her, but it’s a daunting task when you havethe FBI trying to force you back into the life you’ve escaped. When a ghostfrom her past visits, it could be the leverage they need to do exactly that – puther back into the game of murder and deceit. Tori has decided to run, in anattempt to protect her new friends, by fleeing from LA.

Wanting a place to call home and feel safe from the madness, she sets out witha plan to disappear and hide in anonymity. Her idea only holds one flaw – a manshe can’t shake, who won’t take ‘No’ for an answer.

She soon discovers that getting a new life means she must first lay to rest thedemons of her past.

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When seduction and danger are all you've ever known can you ever truly leave itbehind?

When Tori walked away from a life of crime, she set forth on a path ofredemption and discovery. She found a man to call her own, and a life she wouldgive anything to keep. But love and life aren't always beautiful orkind...sometimes they are painful and traitorous.

For years, Tori's drug of choice was alcohol, but through hard work andself-determination she has learned to exist without it. Suddenly faced with hertrue identity, and the danger of having friends and family destroyed by theworld she left behind, she finds herself once again lost in a dark world filledwith sex, drugs and murder.

She thought that a life of normalcy is what she wanted most, but when she getsa small taste of the dangerous life she once lived, she is forced to face thefacts...not all of the demons are found on the outside.

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What do you do if you discover the life you’re living isn’t the one you weremeant to have?

Tori Farrell’s path has been a long one. She was raised by a Motorcycle Gangcalled the Dragons, trained as an assassin, and lived by the sword in a worldconsisting of drugs, sex, violence and murder. She made her escape, and evensuccessfully thwarted a second attempt to draw her back in.

Returning to her safe new life, Tori faces unforeseen challenges, as thediscovery of her Rock Star relation, Brian Madson, gives way to the desire tohave the life she was born to live. Haunted by fear, and caught in a fiercebattle between her husband and brother, she must learn to accept her dark pastand face her future boldly. The FBI and The Organization still linger in theshadows, and time is creeping forward, pushing her to choose. Which path willshe take, and where will it lead, when she is forced to decide between destinyand fate…

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When past and present collide, how do you escape your fate?

Tori Farrell is finally on the path that leads to a bright future. Raised to bean assassin, she lived in a world consisting of drugs, sex, violence andmurder. Gaining her freedom, and discovering her true identity, she hasreconciled the life was born to have with the one she fought so hard to flee.Managing to hold on to her soul mate, she is pushing forward, refusing to allowthe fear to hold her back any longer.

Taking her place in her brother’s band, Tori faces new challenges. Learning tolive the life of a rock star seems easy enough, and she quickly gets a handleon what she holds most dear. Soon enough, the tables are turned, with therealization that the FBI has merely taken to the shadows, waiting for the othershoe to drop. Only when her former lover forces his way back into her life doesit become clear; some things are simply meant to be...

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To what lengths would you go to protect the people you care about most?

Tori Farrell has lived an incredible life. Raised by a Motorcycle Gang, trainedto be an assassin, and a target of the FBI, having a normal life became anobsession. Taking her place in her brother’s band, she refused to let her darkand dangerous past force her to remain in hiding. The only problem with thatwas, some knew who she was in her former life.

The halfway house burned to the ground and her friends in imminent danger, itis time for Tori to take a stand. Surrounding herself with the strongest anddarkest men that she can trust, she sets out on the greatest adventure of herlife: to bring The Organization to their knees. Will they make it through themaze of lies and deceit? Will the FBI turn out to be friend or foe? And mostimportantly, will they all survive, as Tori makes her push to be avenged…

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Samantha Jacobey is a middle aged woman who earned a BS in Business Managementand has worked in half a dozen fields. With a relentless zest for life, sheenjoys action and adventure, as well as all the love and romance it has tooffer. Creating stories in her mind for many years, she has put some of theminto print for the world to share, and hopes you will enjoy reading them asmuch as she did creating them. What drives her most is the love of a good storyand is confident you will enjoy her latest creation.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Book Spotlight: Flintlock by Ashley Nixon

We are thrilled to be bringing back this amazing author! Her first book in the Cutlass Trilogy was absolutely loved by our followers and we know that this book will be to! So first lets get to know a bit more about this Author: 

Ashley was born and raised in Oklahoma, where the wind really does sweep down the plains, and horses and carriages aren't used as much as she'd like. She has a Bachelor's in English Writing and a Master's in Library Science and Information Technology. When she's not writing she's either working out or pretending she's Sherlock Holmes. Her obsession with writing began after reading the Lord of the Rings in the eighth grade. Since then, she's loved everything Fantasy--resulting in an unhealthy obsession with the 'geek' tab on Pinterest, where all things awesome go.

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Flintlock is the second book in the Cutlass Trilogy. It continues Barren and his crew's story.

Barren Reed hopes to protect the Orient from his tyrant uncle, but his plans to make the King’s life a living hell aren’t supported by the Elders of the pirate community. As it stands, Barren has earned the Elders’ disdain for his carelessness, and they threaten him into exile if he makes one more mistake.

Barren’s not the only one feeling the Elders’ wrath—they don’t trust Larkin either. Worse, Barren can’t comprehend Larkin’s wish to have a relationship with her father, and the secrets she’s forced to keep create a tension that may pull them apart forever.

When the Pirates of Silver Crest begin to die, bullets laced with dark magic are to blame. With more and more of these weapons infiltrating the Underground, discovering who’s behind the dissemination is no easy feat. As fear and tension mount among the people of the Orient, Barren and his crew find themselves in a race against time to stop the spread of dark magic before the world of Mariana spirals into collapse.

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       Larkin lay against Barren, her head on his chest. She couldn’t sleep, though her eyes were heavy. It was so quiet in his cabin. She was used to sleeping in the hatch in a hammock in the back, where the groan of the ship was loudest. Then there was the heat of Barren’s skin. She’d come to know his warmth, yet she’d also come to know the absence of that warmth. Right now, there was energy between them that had gone unacknowledged since they’d closed the door. Strangely, it made her restless.
       She also had questions about this trial. What did it mean that one of Barren’s brethren had come to escort him to Sanctuary? What did it even mean to have a trial among pirates? By the way Edward looked at her, she suspected she might have something to do with this.
       “Will they take you from me?” she asked quietly, sleepily.
       Barren was very still. She watched his chest rise and fall with the breaths he took. After a moment, she felt his fingers tangle in her hair. “Is that what you fear?” he asked.
       “It is one thing I fear,” she said. She feared being taken from him. She feared being sent back to Maris.
       “In truth, I do not know what the Elders have planned for me,” he said.
       “Do they want to hurt you?”
       “They will not kill me,” said Barren. “I am not a traitor.”
       “But what you’ve done, it is punishable by the Elders?”
       She knew by the silence that Barren did not know how to answer that question.
       “By the code, I’ve done nothing wrong.”
       The code was a set of rules created by the Elders of Silver Crest. Larkin had once mocked the idea of pirates abiding by any type of law, but she’d come to learn that all Pirates of Silver Crest, even those touted as the most ruthless, were loyal to the code. It ensured that the pirates protect Saoirse, freedom.
       “Why call you to trial then?”
       “Because I’ve done something they do not approve of.”
       Larkin pushed herself up and stared at Barren in the darkness. His features were passive. It seemed so uncharacteristic. This should make him angry, because to her, it sounded unfair.
       “So in truth this is against the code,” said Larkin.
       Barren chuckled and sat up. “The Elders advise and protect the code, Larkin. To say they do anything against it is blasphemy.”
       She regarded him for a moment. Barren’s loyalty to the code of Silver Crest was strong, which meant his loyalty to the Elders would be matched.
       “I was under the impression the pirates of Silver Crest lived a life dedicated to Saoirse,” she said. It was one of the first things she’d learned about Barren, how important Saoirse—freedom—was to him. “If that is so, why do these men seem to have power over you?”
       “The Elders are men and women,” Barren said. “They are the eldest among us, those with the most experience, and they have no power over us, only wisdom.”
       “So they call you to trial to impart wisdom?” This wasn’t making sense. A trial meant that Barren had been charged. It meant there were consequences for actions. He knew this just as well as she did.
       “Larkin,” he said and he ran his fingers over her cheek, tangling them into her hair, and secured his hand at the base of her neck. “I don’t want to talk about this right now. It’s in the future, but we’re in the present.”
       He pulled her to him, and their lips crashed together, sending heat through her body, diffusing the tension that had built between them in the silence. His mouth moved from hers and trailed her jaw and throat. When he wrapped his hands around her thighs and pulled her to him, she forgot her frustrations—all she wanted to know was how she could be closer to him. The heat from his skin was addictive. It filled her senses, made her desperate.
       He twisted, and she yelped as she found herself on her back with her legs still around his waist. He loomed over her and paused to stare, seeming completely focused, yet lost at the same time. She liked him like this. She often had power, but here she was in control. He would do anything she asked, bend to her will. So she reached for him, willing this distance between them to close, and he obliged, meeting her lips with a carnal growl.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Cover Reveal: Criminal Kind by Mary Anne Edwards

Criminal Kind
by Mary Anne Edwards
Series: A Charlie McClung Mystery, #3
Genre: Traditional Mystery
Publisher: Sellem Books
Cover Artist: Michael James Canales
Release Date: June 30, 2015

It’s the perfect setting for a romantic getaway at sea: Caribbean breezes, clear blue skies, passionate nights, and murder? Not exactly what Detective Charlie McClung and Marian had in mind for their honeymoon. When one of their fellow passengers is murdered on her 35th wedding anniversary, Charlie and Marian get pulled into the investigation. Who would want to kill poor Tammy Ferguson in such a brutal way? As Charlie uncovers more sordid details about Tammy and her husband, Peter, it becomes clear that someone else has found the same skeletons in the Ferguson’s closet and Tammy has paid the price. Is Peter next?

Trapped on the ship with a killer, shadows seem more ominous and even the most innocent faces seem sinister. Has Charlie inadvertently put Marian in harm’s way? How long does Charlie have before the hunter becomes the hunted?

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Mary Anne was born in Mercedes, Texas, but has lived in Georgia most of her life.  She has had a variety of experiences in her life. Some were great and some, well let's just say Mary Anne has learned many lessons the hard way.

Mary Anne has been married for nearly 35 years to the most practically perfect man. They have a newly adopted Tuxedo cat named Gertrude. They enjoy traveling and watching mysteries on TV. Mary Anne is active in Sisters in Crime Atlanta Chapter, Mystery Writers of America and sits on the advisory board of Rockdale Cares, Inc., a non-profit advocacy group for the developmentally challenged.

Although Mary Anne began writing in high school, she didn’t get serious about it until 1999. She writes traditional mysteries that are influenced by some of her favorite authors:  Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters.

Her first book in the Detective Charlie McClung mysteries, “Brilliant Disguise” was released on January 21, 2014. The next book in the series, “A Good Girl”, was released on September 23, 2014. Mary Anne is currently working on the third book in the series, “Criminal Kind”; there are seven more to follow .