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Pieces of Autumn Book Blast + Giveaway

Title:   Pieces of Autumn Author:   Mara Black Genre:  Dark Romance 18 + Publish Date:    July 31, 2014 Publisher:  Indie Published Event organized by : Literati Author Services, Inc. ~ Book Synopsis ~ I wish I could tell you that I was stolen. Kidnapped off the street in some third-world country, sold against my will, while a desperate family back home waited and prayed and talked about me on the news. I wish I could tell you that, because then you might understand. What really happened? I walked to my fate with my eyes wide open. But before you say I deserved whatever happened to me, you should know. I was desperate. I was alone. I was afraid for my life. You would have done the same thing. I thought things couldn’t possibly get any worse. But then, I woke up in darkness, unable to move. There was only one thing I was sure of: I wasn’t alone anymore. And then I heard HIS voice... Add to Goodread

Book Giveaway

Image " rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway   Quiz: Which Type of Historical Romance Heroine Are You? #1 What word best describes you? a) effervescent b) nonconfrontational (mostly)  c) stealthy #2 My favorite hobby is ... a) comparative study of the male form b) looking after my darling baron    c) target practice #3 What is the perfect late night snack? a) bread, cheese, meats, lemon tarts … whatever can be liberated from the kitchen b) the baron's kisses c) ratafia, shaken not stirred #4 My ideal man must have ... a) a sublime derriere b) an aptitude for growing hardy, contrary flowers  c) brains #5 What accessory do you never leave home without? a) my corset (large bosoms are such a trial) b) my composure  c) my pistol ***     If you choose mostly As ...  then you are as sparkling and resourceful as Her Serene Royal Highness D

Alloy Entertainment Launches New Digital-First Imprint with Amazon Publishing

First three books release today   SEATTLE—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—July 29, 2014—Today, Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Television Group, announced a digital-first imprint that will focus on young adult, new adult and commercial fiction. The new imprint, named Alloy Entertainment, will be part of Amazon Publishing’s Powered by Amazon program. Powered by Amazon enables publishers and authors to leverage Amazon’s global distribution and personalized, targeted marketing reach. Today also marks the publication date for the imprint’s first three titles: Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand, which follows Ven, the clone of a wealthy, 18-year-old named Raven. Imitations like Ven only leave the lab when their Authentics need them—to replace the dead, be an organ donor, or in Ven’s case, serve as bait when Raven’s life is threatened. It is Ven’s job to draw out Raven’s assailants, but she must decide if she is prepared to sacrifice herself for a

Mad as Helen Blog Tour + Giveaway

Title: Mad as Helen (Road River Mystery) Author: Susan McBride Genre:  Mystery, Crime, Thriller Publish Date: July 29, 2014 Publisher: Witness Impulse an imprint of HarperCollins Synopsis In the second River Road Mystery from USA Today bestselling author Susan McBride, Helen Evans must find a killer before her granddaughter is arrested for murder! When tiny River Bend, Illinois, is hit by a string of burglaries even Sheriff Frank Biddle can't solve, the clients of LaVyrle's Cut 'n' Curl can hardly talk of anything but. There are no signs of forced entry and no fingerprints, and valuables are missing from secret hiding places, as if the thief knew what he wanted and just where to look. Helen Evans wonders what the world has come to if even their once-quiet town isn't safe anymore. Then Grace Simpson, a big-city psychotherapist who had opened up shop in River Bend, is found dead on her bedroom floor, and Helen's

Khaki=Killer tour

An author who has been unfailingly encouraging, to me, and, therefore, stands as a literary beacon for me, is William F. ("Bill") Nolan. I was assigned to interview Bill for "Reflection's Edge," (an online e-zine) back in 2003. Bill was then 78 years young. I was a new-comer to fiction writing, having spent all my writing life as a journalist. Yes, I took some courses in writing fiction, but even those I took under the Journalism number "19" at the University of Iowa's famed Writers' Workshop. Honestly, I didn't feel I had "lived" enough to be writing stories when I was only 18 years old. What did I know of life, love, loss? When I met William F. Nolan (a living legend in Dark Fantasy and, perhaps most famously, the co-author of the acclaimed science fiction film "Logan's Run") he was kind enough to take a look at s

Slaves, Queens, and Deception!

1,001 EROTIC NIGHTS PART 1: SLAVE GIRL by Lisa Cach   SUMMARY:   A sex slave who’s never been touched… National bestselling author Lisa Cach spins an erotic, passionate novel about a young Roman Empire slave who’s intended to become her king’s concubine—until a rugged barbarian prince takes her heart…and more. Lovely Nimia is a slave to King Sygarius, who’s grooming her to be his consort as soon as she reaches full womanhood. And that time is very close. Nimia is forced to attend shocking lessons in the erotic arts; lessons that leave her body aroused and her mind conflicted. Because while she’s attracted to Sygarius’s power and eroticism, her spirit rebels at being his slave. Then one of Sygarius’s allies comes to visit. Smart and ambitious, Clovis burns to take over Sygarius’s kingdom—and the beautiful Nimia. And though her virginity is meant for Sygarius, Clovis takes it with her enthusiastic consent. When Sygarius learns that she is no longer a virgin, Nimia flees


I saw an ad for this book and it sounded good. So when I got the chance to get an early review copy I jumped at the chance. I liked the concept of the duel storylines. The author did a good job of keeping them separate but intertwining them as well into one huge book. Although I found Lizzie's story way more exciting than Darcy's.  The storyline with Lizzie had more depth and the concept of her being a soul guide (yeah I did not like the word "psychopomp either) was cool. The alternate world or "afterworld" was another cool thing that I liked. It made the idea of the underworld not as scary. Darcy was fine but she was a tad boring. She was a wallflower. Luckily I still had a good time reading this book despite the slow moments with Darcy. Before I knew it I was already half way down with this book and then I was finished. Now that I have been introduced to Scott Westerfeld, I will be keeping an eye on what he comes out with next.

Walk With Me Book Tour + Giveaway

      My Review   Kenna Sloane is a college student. However she recently escaped her abusive parents and so a relationship is the last thing on Kenna's mind. The last person that Kenna Sloane wants to get involved with is Donovan Alexander. Who just happens to be a cop. OMG, Donovan is such a hottie and sweet heart. It is always nice to find that there are still guys like this even if they exist in the book world. He won me over from the beginning. However as the story progressed and he kept doing the nicest things for Kenna, I could not help but love him more. For example when Kenna faked that she was sick. Donovan did not know this and sent Kenna a get well care package of soup and other items. I don't know how many other guys would do this after only the first date. Coming from an abusive household, Kenna was a strong woman. I mean she did have her moments but she did not let her situation get the best of her. I liked how their relationship blossomed from th

Prophet of Bones

Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries. Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Back in America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the dig from his mind. Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul'

Thorn Jack

  They call us things with teeth. These words from Lily Rose Sullivan the night of her death haunts her seventeen-year-old sister, Finn, who has moved with her widowed father to his hometown of Fair Hollow, New York. After befriending a boy named Christie Hart and his best friend, Sylvie Whitethorn, Finn is invited to a lakeside party where she encounters the alluring Jack Fata, a member of the town's mysterious Fata family. Despite Jack's air of danger and his clever words, Finn learns they have things in common. One day, while unpacking, Finn finds her sister's journal, scrawled with descriptions of creatures that bear a sinister resemblance to Jack's family. Finn dismisses these stories as fiction, but Jack's family has a secret—the Fatas are the children of nothing and night, nomadic beings who have been preying on humanity for centuries—and Jack fears that his friendship with Finn has drawn the attention of the most dangerous members of his family—Reiko F