Saturday, May 2, 2015

Spotlight Author of the Week: T.A. Roth

T.A. Roth is a wife and mother of two funny and crazy kids.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.  When she’s not beautifying clients as a stylist/make-up artist at her day job you can find her reading, fangirling her favorite authors, or singing along to the radio.  After getting the opportunity to read the debut novel of a then client now friend something clicked.  Her “what the hell” attitude kicked in and a year later, here we are.  

Say Something… is a new adult romance and her debut novel.

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Twenty–two-year-old Ari Munoz prefers to keep men at an arm’s length.  So when her best friend Vonne guilts her into going to a frat party, she couldn't think of a worse way to spend her night.  That's until she sparks the interest of love’em and leave’em Ben Rodriguez. She knows she shouldn’t trust him, but the electricity she feels when they lock eyes is something she's never felt before.

Twenty-two-year-old Ben Rodriguez has it all, and his senior year marks the beginning of even bigger things to come.  He's a football star, fraternity president, and his endless pick of beauties makes him the envy of all of his frat brothers.  So why is a pair of long legs and hazel eyes making him want to throw out his rules?
Ari has her secrets.
Ben has his rules.

What happens when both your pasts threaten your future?
Say Something...
*This novel contains adult themes and language.  18+ please.  This is book one in a series and contains a cliffhanger.

Every word is a whisper across my lips. I want him to kiss me so bad. I even start to chant it like a mantra. Repeating the words over and over in my head. kiss me . . . kiss me . . . kiss me. . . All it would take is a small tilt of my head. The closer he gets to the end of the song the more desperate I become. Fuck it!I tilt my head up unable to resist any longer and bring his juicy bottom lip into my mouth. I gently suck and he releases a moan that I feel vibrate throughout every inch of my body. His right hand slides up the back of my neck and he fists a handful of my hair. He gently pulls away and holds my stare, his golden brown eyes to my hazel green. His breath is coming out in quick pants. He looks like he’s fighting himself to make a decision. I’m blinking quickly, saying a silent prayer that he doesn’t make the wrong one.

What most girls search a lifetime for…
I felt it the minute he set those whiskey colored eyes on me.
We had it in spades…
My body was drawn to hers the moment she set foot into the room.
What happens when you both have pasts that threaten the future?
Do you do nothing?
Say Something…

Stand Off by Jamie Begley is live!

Congrats & Happy Release Day to Jamie Begley!

One mistake can change your life forever. Casey had spent most of her life watching the Predators control Queen City, never believing they could be brought to justice. She was the one who always passed unnoticed as Max’s stepsister. They underestimated what she was capable of until it was almost too late. When the Predators discovered they were her prey, there was hell to pay, and Casey was going to have to pay her dues with her soul.

One mistake can fuck up your life forever. Max trusted his stepsister, not believing for a second she would betray the Predators. She used her body to get what she wanted, and now Max would use the same wiles on her to trap Casey in her own web of deceit. The Predators demanded revenge, and Max was going to see they got what they wanted, even if the price was his soul.

This was one standoff neither was going to win.

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A world of Romance, Magic, Gods and Fallen Angels... have you entered it yet?

A world of Romance, Magic, Gods and Fallen Angels... have you entered it yet?

If you've read Dianna Hardy's Witching Pen series, you will have been treated to a mesh of paranormal (often erotic) romance, urban fantasy, and the more fringe 'Godpunk'. Following the journey of three women with hidden powers, it takes unexpected twists and turns, right up until its explosive ending.

But there was one loose thread: Lucifer.

What happened to Lucifer?

Now, you finally get to find out.

We are excited to announce that Saving Eve is available to purchase in both eBook and paperback!

Saving Eve

Amid long, wild grass, a snake slithers, hidden.

Hidden until a man opens his eyes...

Awaking with amnesia in St Mary's Hospital, after a near-fatal freak accident, he is known only as Luc. With the help of Evie Gold, the kind, young woman who found him, he starts a new life - a second chance, a clean slate.

A bond burgeons between them.

But disturbing dreams of dark deeds become waking recountings. A blackness is uncoiling - seductive, familiar and dangerously provocative.

An ancient craving stirs; an old addiction rises.

Nothing is as it seems, and as reality crumbles, Luc finds himself asking, not just who he is, but...

Who is Evie?

From the author of the international bestselling Witching Pen series, Dianna Hardy takes a seed from The Last Dragon, and brings you an existential story of two beings in search of completion.



And if you haven't picked up The Witching Pen series yet, you are seriously missing out. The first book – which gives you just a small taste of the larger-than-life storyline – is FREE at most eBook stores, and the entire series can be bought in one boxed set.

THE COMPLETE BOXED SET of the UK paranormal / urban fantasy romance series that has taken readers by surprise.

Unique, refreshing and sexy as hell!

Book One: The Witching Pen

Book Two: The Sands Of Time

Book Three: The Demon Bride

Book Four: The Last Dragon

Plus bonus short story prequel, Wilted

(Also available as individual volumes.)

Elena, a thirteenth generation witch, is the most powerful witch on the planet; Amy is hidden from her true self, and Mary feels the pain of mankind.

On the appearance of a magic pen, three women uncover family secrets and deep betrayal, to discover they are more than they've been led to believe - for better or worse.

Alongside the men, demons and angels who love them, they are thrown into a supernatural world where time becomes muddied, where new and ancient merge, where forged bonds cannot be broken, and matters of the heart are never black and white.

And then, there's the impending apocalypse.

Unique, fun, fast-paced, sexy and passionate, this is paranormal romance that combines the dark with the light, and the sweet with the gritty.



And don't forget to bookmark this page, because after you've read it, you will be chewing at the bit to read Saving Eve!

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Dianna Hardy is a UK-based, international bestselling author of The Witching Pen series, and the Eye Of The Storm series. She combines a titillating mix of contemporary and paranormal romance, as well as urban and dark fantasy, into her writing, to bring you stories that are action-packed, fast-paced and not short of heat, with the focus on both character development and the plot. She writes full-length novels and short fiction. You can read all about her and her books one her website: http://www.diannahardy.com or feel free to catch up with her via Facebook.

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Relent is Live! #LickedByKick #SydneyStormMC #WarIsComing

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Evie Bishop grew up loving Kick Hanson. He loved her, too. They were inseparable. Best friends who looked out for each other. Until the day scandal hit their families and ripped everything apart, changing the course of all their lives.

Kick follows a dangerous path that leads him to the Storm MC where he spends his days buried deep in a violent and lawless world that is slowly consuming his soul. Evie works hard to escape the hopelessness that threatens to swallow her after her family is ripped apart. She builds a stable life for herself, however it's devoid of the one thing she has always longed for - Kick.

The love these two have for each other never wavers but sometimes in life, love isn't enough. Even in the times they find each other again, they can never make it work. Kick fights against bringing Evie into his world and Evie refuses a life with Kick if he won't fully commit to her. However, when circumstance throws them together again, Kick knows he must finally make her his. The trouble is, Evie's done. She loves him but she believes their chance to be together has long passed.

When Kick finally stakes his claim, will Evie relent and give their love another go, or has Kick left it too long to go after the woman who has owned his heart forever?

Relent is the first book in the Sydney Storm MC series. This is a spin off series to the Storm MC series. Readers do not have to read the Storm MC series to read this one.

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Review of Smokejumpers 2 Werebear: Bear Shifters by Kim Fox

Part two of the Smokejumpers: Werebear series. This bear shifter romance can be read as a standalone (HEA and no cliffhanger!) 

Flirty and sexy BBW, Amanda Pike, has taken a new job as a pilot in Montana for the Hudson Crew. She is shocked to find that not only are these big, burly, sexy smokejumpers a crew of werebears but that the hot alpha of the crew has seemed to have bonded strongly to her. 

Alpha of the Hudson Crew, Beckett Jacoby, is torn. Every shifter knows that an alpha can’t take on a mate. It makes a bear soft, weak and careless and can tear even the most cohesive crew apart. But when his bear bonds with the new pilot living in his camp he can’t seem to follow even his own rules. 

Tensions rise around camp as the alpha begins neglecting his duties, choosing passion over responsibility. But when Beckett goes too far he not only risks losing his alpha position but his whole crew all together. 

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★
Here we go again, visiting those sexy werebear shifters in Smokejumpers Book Two by Kim Fox.  This is Amanda and Beckett's search for a happy median where their relationship can be acknowledged by the clan.  Alphas are not allowed to take a mate, due to the fact it makes them weak. However, Beckett knew after seeing her picture, Amanda belonged to him.

Beckett is the alpha of his clan and he runs a tight but fun crew.  He was born to lead and leads by example.  But it gradually becomes harder for Beckett to concentrate on his role when he is continually flooded with Amanda’s smell and her sexual need. His bear wants its mate!

Amanda is the new pilot for the Hudson Crew.  She can fly anything, is funny, enjoys being with the crew and knows about shifters. Her talents include, fixing their current plane and seducing the alpha.  From their first meeting, Amanda knew there was something happening between them.

Beckett and Amanda's journey is exciting and enjoyable.  The bears in the clan are hilarious with their jokes and diverse personalities that add dimension to the short novella.  I enjoyed returning to the familiarity of the bears and learning more about Ellis and Alexi's story which was in the first book of the series. 

Hero: Beckett Jacoby 4 stars
Heroine: Amanda Pike 4 stars
Steam: 4 stars 
Plot: 4 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! This is a welcome addition to any library and I know you will enjoy reading it as much as I did. It is filled with humor, shifter sex and  a ‘beary’ HEA!

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Kim Fox's bear shifters have it all; happiness, intrigue, love and romance all bundled into a great escape into her paranormal world.

Buy Links: Amazon US

Release Blitz: Willfully Compelled by Senayda Pierre


Senayda Pierre
Willfully Compelled
Willfully Compelled Cover

A centuries-old legend foretells of twins who will one day save the earth. Lysandra and Leondra have been raised by their parents with the notion that they could possibly be those destined twins.

A once kaleidoscope-colored land is now brown. Water sources have become nonexistent leaving behind only lethal bodies of water. Animals and people disappear beneath the tempting waters never to resurface.

As the world falls apart the twins become separated. Alone and injured, Lysandra ventures forward trying to locate and reunite with her family. Instead she slips beneath the river's surface discovering a new world where no human has ever survived before.

A prophecy. A dying world. Twins, Leondra and Lysandra are compelled to make the ultimate sacrifice for an entirely new world.




Lysandra turned toward Phoebe. Her friend’s lips were blue. Her complexion deathly pale. She shook Phoebe hard. She wanted to scream at her best friend to wake up but she couldn’t afford to attract attention. She bent down to ensure that Phoebe was still breathing. Her best friend’s haggard breaths let her know how bad things were. She choked back a sob as she hoisted Phoebe up.

She sighed in relief and continued toward the river. Just being close to the river gave her a sense of renewed energy and hope. Her skin tingled with anticipation at the clear sparkling water in front of her. Her mouth watered as she stared longingly at the river.

She gently placed Phoebe down, a few feet away from the bank. A loud splash froze the blood in her veins. Her head snapped in the direction of the noise. Most of the herd had followed the leader but a straggler had attempted to get one last drink. Lysandra just saw its rear end as it disappeared under the water’s surface. The water buffalo’s legs kicked in desperation as it met its watery death. The other animals scattered as if a lion had approached the river.

She remained frozen with horror. For years she’d heard of the dangers of the water but had never seen it for herself. She looked around desperately. There was no doubt about it, they were in danger and Phoebe was dying. The harsh wind blew sand in her eyes. She put her chin to her chest and blinked hard. They’d learned the hard way to not rub the sand or debris from their eyes. She reached out touching Phoebe’s face. Her hand stilled. A sob escaped her lips as her palm touched cold skin. Even the viscous sun and heat couldn’t hide death’s frigidness.

Desolation blanketed her. She was too late. She couldn’t help her best friend. Lysandra leaned over Phoebe listening hopefully for small, haggard breaths. She frantically checked her pulse. Something to hint at Phoebe still living, but she found nothing. There was nothing there but a cold, lifeless body.

Lysandra tilted her head back. Her parched throat couldn’t let out the scream that resonated within her. Her body shook with tearless sobs. There was nothing left for her in this life. Her family was gone. Her best friend lay dead by her side. The world was literally a living hell. She jolted as Phoebe’s body jerked. A flare of hope quickly died as her addled mind registered what she saw. Phoebe’s body disappeared beneath the surface just like the water buffalo’s. She was too slow to catch her best friend’s body as something dark dragged her underwater.

She jumped in not caring if her loud splash attracted unwanted attention. Phoebe’s silhouette disappeared into the depths of the river. She frantically kicked to keep up with her friend’s body but it was too late. Lysandra lost all hope. Her lungs screamed to get to the surface but her heart sank with sorrow. In her previous life she would’ve cherished the peacefulness of the silent water world. She might’ve reveled in its beauty. But now it only represented death.

Sharp talons imbedded in her thigh yanking her down. She gasped in shock and terror before savagely kicking at whatever had hold of her. The talons gripped harder making her scream in pain. Lysandra inhaled deeply hoping to fill her lungs with water. She desperately wanted to drown before being eaten alive. She couldn’t see what held onto her as the surface got farther and farther away. Her body tensed. Her mind screamed that she was drowning. Her lungs expanded with liquid but didn’t burn. She wheezed as terror flowed through her body. She fought the black dots that raced in front of her eyes refusing to lose consciousness to panic.

The talons loosened around her thigh as she regained some semblance of control over her body. Her mind warred with itself as she fought for reasoning. Was she going mad? Had she blacked out and was only dreaming? How could her lungs take in water and treat it like air?

“Just get it over with” She whispered as she closed her eyes quietly sobbing. A quick and painless death was not meant to be though; whoever or whatever had planned for her to be cognizant throughout. Her eye flashed open as her body jerked to the left. She gasped as the talons dragged her into a cavernous room. She stared in horrified rapture as sunlight filtered through the oversized underwater cave.

“Interesting” a deep voice rumbled. Lysandra stiffened as the talons released its grip from her thigh and shackled her wrist to the rock wall. She refused to look in the direction of her captor. Her eyes flitted around absorbing her surroundings. The cave was beautiful. Colorful fish swam by unbothered by its occupants.

“Who grabbed her?” The same voice interrupted the peaceful silence. She sensed more than one presence in the cavernous room. So her captor was not this bastard with the deep voice.

“Sire” another voice responded. His voice was much closer to her. She scowled knowing it was this SOB who’d captured her. “She jumped in immediately after one of the sentinels grabbed the cadaver.”

Lysandra shuddered at the word cadaver and bit her lip knowing they were referring to Phoebe. She swallowed the boulder-size lump in her throat. What had they done with her best friend?

Senayda PierreAbout Senayda Pierre:

Senayda Pierre is a native Floridian who’s always had a passion for music, sports, reading and writing. She currently lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband and three beautiful daughters.

Senayda is an identical twin. That’s right, sometimes people give her a second glance wondering if she’s the person they know! She’s never seen snow… Swears she’ll live in Hawaii someday… And she intends to travel the world…

Senayda’s had a long love affair with reading and writing. She loved to write short stories and poetry throughout her childhood. Now Senayda’s moved onto novels.
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Cover Reveal: Red Nights by Shari J. Ryan

I’m Felicity Stone, a twenty-five-year-old with my whole life ahead of me. Well, until recently.

I didn’t do it. Why would they think I did? Why would I want my twin brother dead? Why is everyone looking at me like I’m a criminal?

Well, everyone except him… Hayes Peyton, the charmingly beautiful stranger I met in the park at midnight—a totally legitimate place to meet the man of my dreams. Plus, he knows I’m innocent.

Believing him is easy. So very easy. Maybe too easy?

But when you hear things like: ‘All good is laced with some bad, and everything you think is the truth—is nothing more than a blatant lie,’ it makes you question reality.

In Shari J. Ryan’s latest Romantic Suspense, Red Nights, you wonder how dark your world can get before all you see is red.

Shari J. Ryan is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Bestselling author, and an iBookstore #1 Bestselling author. She hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates. When Shari isn’t writing, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.

To learn more, visit her at, www.sharijryan.com.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Blog Tour: Catching Cassidy by Melissa Foster

Catching Cassidy
Harborside Nights # 1
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing April 28th, 2015
World Literary Press

Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents.  Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents’ death and to try to figure out his next step.

Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands—but that’s what best friends are for, isn’t it? Having each other’s backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family’s summer home—but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along?

It’s impossible to ignore the sizzling heat between them as Wyatt and Cassidy get even closer, but Cassidy knows Wyatt’s past, and she has a real job to begin in the fall. Wyatt may be a sure thing for the summer, but Cassidy needs more. For the first time in his life, Wyatt is forced to look toward the future if he doesn’t want to lose the one woman who’s shared his past and owns his heart.

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Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

When you are in love with your best friend, what do you do?  You don’t want to take the chance of losing that friendship, but at the same time you want more.  This is the first book in a new series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Melissa Foster.  The main characters, Cassidy and Wyatt must answer these questions as well as face many other dilemmas.

Being an only child is lonely, but being an only child that feels like you are in your parents way puts a whole different spin on loneliness.  If were not for her best friend, Wyatt Armstrong and his family she would have no one that cared about her.  The Armstrong’s had always been there for her, including her in their lives like one of their own.  Wyatt had always been there as her friend and protector.  They were finally graduating from college and preparing to move forward into their chosen fields. 

When Wyatt’s mom and dad are killed in a tragic accident, Cassidy agrees to help anyway she can. Since she has the summer off before moving to New York she decides to spend the summer with them at Harborside in Massachusetts. She has been fighting her feelings for Wyatt, and wants more than just being his best friend. Tension begins to sizzle between the two of them and for the first time dissention is brewing in paradise.

She has always been his best friend, his confidant and the person he could always go to with his problems.  But lately his feelings have started to change.  He is becoming more possessive and protective of her.  What is happening?  The sexual awareness that he feels whenever he is around her is increasing exponentially.  He knows that he has been a man-whore and has paraded his conquest in front of her, so why does he want that to change? Can best friends become forever lovers?

Hero: Wyatt Armstrong 4.5 stars
Heroine: Cassidy Lowell 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Young love, true love that grows between best friends is the theme of this beautiful story.  It does have a HEA and some really smoking hot scenes that will leave the reader panting for more.

Would I recommend this author: Yes!  Everything that I have read by Melissa Foster just makes me want more.  Her books hit all the spots for those of us that love to read a really good romance.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/07-gFwyd4D4

Author Info
Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs onFostering Success. Melissa is also a community builder for the Alliance for Independent Authors. She has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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