Sunday, October 25, 2015

~Release Day Blitz & Giveaway~ Bittersweet Melody by Belinda Boring


Title: Bittersweet Melody (A Damaged Souls novel)
Author: Belinda Boring
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance / Military / Rocker
Cover: Lacey Weatherford, Moonstruck Media
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours



Cooper Hensley is the perfect front man for Damaged Souls. After returning from his time as a Marine, all he wants is to bury himself into the rock and roll lifestyle with music, alcohol, and one night stands. Chasing sweet oblivion to numb his pain, nothing can rattle his carefully guarded heart . . . that is until Caylee Sawyer comes looking for the man she believes is a hero—the man who was best friends with her dead husband.

What she finds instead is someone broken—someone who needs to forgive himself and move on—someone who affects her so completely, she can’t walk away. But can she convince him to lower his guard long enough for her to claim his heart? And when he does, will she be prepared for the consequences?


**Recommended for 18+ audience for language and sexual context**



A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self-proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. It wasn't long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can't help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn't be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends, and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life. Happy reading!

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#1

“I don’t need your damn forgiveness, Caylee.” 
“I just . . .” I struggled to find the words for what I wanted to say. All my good intentions had exploded. I’d assumed this would be something manageable, but I hadn’t expected the landmine of emotions that now lay bare between us. This was much more complicated.
“What? Not what you expected? Did you think you could just come and find me merrily going about my life?” His tone still held anger, but it was also heavily laced with pain as he lowered his voice to give us more privacy. 
“I assumed with . . .” 
Again, he interrupted as years of withheld frustration unleashed. “You assumed because I can wear a smile and pretend that all is right with the world, that I’m functioning. I don’t owe you any explanations, Caylee. But not everyone can let go. Not everyone wants to.”



#2

“And the name?” That was something else I’d wondered. “Out of every possible title, how’d you come up with Damaged Souls?”
Cooper beat Aidan to the punch. “Because FUBAR didn’t seem appropriate at the time.” 
The word felt familiar, but I couldn’t quite remember where I’d heard it. 
Aidan saved me from asking or Googling it. “It means Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition.” 
“I still say it was the perfect name,” Cooper uttered, stretching slowly before getting up onto his feet. I didn’t know if he was ever aware at how often he did this, but I could always tell when his leg began hurting—he’d rub at his thigh, and pain lines would crinkle his brow. “I also suggested We Be Fucked.”
“Or simply Fucked,” Aidan added. “There was definitely a theme back then. We tossed a few more ideas around until Troy spoke up. He’d been sitting there quietly, just listening to us banter back and forth, arguing for our favorites.” He cast a quick glance at his friend, who was currently strumming softly on his guitar, his eyes closed as he focused on the different chords he was playing. “I guess we’re just a bunch of damaged souls.”
“Bam!” Cooper’s loud comment made me jump in my seat as he banged his fist in his palm. “It clicked, and we’ve been Damaged Souls ever since.” 



 #3

“As much as I enjoy guessing, you need to clue me in.” Currently lying back on her pillows, a goofy grin plastered across her face, all she could get out was dramatic sighs. “And breathe! Whatever it is, it isn’t a reason to hyperventilate.”
“Oh, I beg to differ,” she countered quickly, one eye popping open. “My world has forever been altered. He knows.”
Still completely and utterly clueless, my brow scrunched. “He?”
Suddenly, Rebecca jumped up, grabbing her laptop and pointing furiously at the screen as she gulped in air. “He. Knows. Who. I. Am.” She was so excited; each word was punctuated heavily with an invisible exclamation mark. “He knows!” 
When I didn’t reply with the appropriate enthusiasm, my giddy roommate exhaled impatiently, finally revealing what she’d been viewing. The moment I saw the screen, everything clicked. The fact she was still coherent was a miracle—previous encounters had reduced her to breathless squeaks and incomplete sentences.
I didn’t spend a lot of time on Facebook, but my roommate did, and one of the pages she liked to stalk religiously was an actor she admired. I often teased her that it was a little more than admiration and she was scarily close to being one click away from certifiable. 
She’d simply snorted and replied that once she’d properly introduced me to the sexy yumminess that was Stephen Amell, I would totally understand her addiction.
“What’s Mr. Amell up to today?” Biting my lip, I tried not to crack a smile while I watched Rebecca swell with another blast of animated elation, on the verge of exploding again as her hands flapped in front of her. “Is there a new video or something?”
“He liked my photo!” she erupted, her words tumbling out rapidly. 
Damn. This was huge. Even I could see that. While I didn’t have her same exuberance for certain things, her energy was infectious. Plopping down beside her, I pulled the computer onto my lap for a closer look. “He did! Wow!” As I clicked on the photo her post was connected to, it was hard to ignore Rebecca’s second wind as she danced around her room. If she ever decided a career in film and stardom didn’t appeal, she could wow the crowds as a Vegas showgirl. She had the strut down pat as she pranced about, stopping in spurts to flail like a Muppet.
My friend was nuts—in a good way.
“I posted a selfie from the other day when I wore his shirt. He sent out a call for everyone to share their photos, and who am I to refuse Captain Amell?”  She actually rolled her eyes at me, like she couldn’t believe it was even an option. “I have no idea how he saw it, though. My phone doesn’t let me tag his page, and I was in a rush.”
“Maybe he’s stalking you.” Just as I predicted, her eyes widened like saucers, and a fresh burst of feverish dancing threatened to detonate.
Her victory pirouette came to an abrupt halt. “No. No way.” I could almost see her mind ticking over, trying to find a reasonable answer. “I’m nobody.”
Cocking my eyebrow, I shrugged. “I beg to differ. I think you’re pretty epic. I’d stalk you.”
“You live with me, stupid,” Rebecca grunted, the first time during our whole conversation she appeared somewhat serious. 


















Friday, October 23, 2015

~Blog Tour~ Keeper's Challenge by Sabina Bundgaard


Title: Keeper’s Challenge
Author: Sabina Bundgaard
Genre: Dark Fantasy/Urban fantasy/paranormal Suitable for YA/NA
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours


Blurb:
I am the Keeper of the covens book, but have no magical powers.
I have always walked my own way and am proud of what I’ve done. My beloved bookstore is my safe haven.
Now trouble is brewing in the magical world. Three Keepers have been brutally murdered, their books missing.
Now it is after me and my book.
Teaming up with agents Vladimir Stanislav and Jake Levis is my only chance at surviving.
My name is Anna Carringthon, and I am the Keeper of the Invicto. I will protect it to my death.

Sabina Bundgaard lives in Denmark with her husband and their two children. By day she races around the countryside, delivering mail and packages to people. By night… Well, that’s a different story.
While drinking one of her many flavors of tea, she delves into the mysterious realms of her imagination. Writing about everything from Elves and Dragons to Romance and Erotica, she tries her wings to see where they will take her.
Her favorite pastime when not writing is reading, making jewelry and speaking to her friends all over the world, celebrating their victories and happy times.

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Teaser #1
“You will do as told this minute, young lady. You are not to have any further contact with those two detectives.”
Her mouth twisted like she just tasted something sour.
“Furthermore, you are to come back to the coven and stay there. The book is not safe in your store, and I am not willing to risk something happening to it. Not now.”
Holding out her hand, she looked me directly in my eyes.
“Better yet, hand it over this instant.”
“What?” I felt sucker punched. I’m the Keeper of the Invicto.
“Clearly you are not capable of protecting it, so I need it. Now.”
My great-grandmother had warned me about this. She told me the day would come were my mother would make some ridiculous excuse to get her hands on the book. There was a reason why she chose me to be the next Keeper and not my mother. Lifting my chin, I stood my ground.
“No.”

Teaser #2:
“What happened?” Maris stood right in front of me, her entire aura lit up by her worry for Lucie.
“Mother is currently lecturing the staff and the two PSP detectives in there about Goddess knows what. I’m hiding out here until she’s done.” Letting my head fall into my hands, I gave into my fear and worry for a few seconds. “They knew what attacked us last night, Maris, The second I described that, that… That horrid thing, they grabbed me and ran toward their car to get here as fast as possible. You don’t want to know how many traffic rules we broke to get here.” My words were garbled, and I was too exhausted to care.
“Will she be alright?”
Nodding, I took another sip from my cup. “I’m just waiting for Mother to be done and then come and yell at me.”
Maris sat down in front of me, grabbing both my hands.
“She does love you, you know?”
I couldn’t help but to snort. “She has a funny way of showing it, Maris.”

Teaser #3:
The room was empty. Frowning, I looked around. Had I missed him somehow? I knew I heard someone. Just to be sure, I grabbed the door handle. Locked. A sound behind me made me jump. I wasn’t imagining things, I heard someone this time.
Grabbing the gun I was carrying, I took the safety off. My hands were still shaking a little, but after a few deep breaths, I was all good.
“Whoever the hell you are, get out now.” I was beginning to feel anger burning in my veins. No one was going to get into my store to wreck it twice. No one.
“There’s no reason for the gun, Miss. I can’t come out into the light at the moment, but if you could move a little closer?”
A snort escaped me. Riiight. “I’m not that dumb. Get out where I can see you. Now.”
A sigh came from my right side.
“Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
What used to be a man stepped out from the little shadow there were behind one of my bookshelves. A dark fedora was perched on the top of his head, hiding some of his face. He was wearing a suit. Since when did crooks wear suits? A sliver of light came through one of the windows and I almost gasped when I truly saw him.

 DREAM CAST

Hi everyone!!
I am here today to talk a little about my dream cast of Keeper’s Challenge ever should be made a movie.
Well, a girl can dream, right? ;-)
So…. Here goes.

Anna Carringthon is fierce, determined, loyal and stubborn. I think the actress Rachel Weisz would fit her perfectly. The movies I’ve seen her in always made me smile and I admire her enormously.

Chris Pratt would be a very good candidate for Anna’s wild cousin Lucas. And he has that cute glint in his eye that I always imagined Lucas would have.

Now for Vladimir Stanislav….. Hmmm… Well, it was a bit trickier to be honest. And yet once I found Rob Lowe, it all made sense to me. *grins* So…. My favorite actor playing Vladimir would definitely be Rob Lowe. Not to forget, he’s quite fine to look at too. ;-)

Now Jake Levis is a different matter. He’s gruff, rude, have a bad temper and curses. A lot. Since I am from Denmark, it made perfect sense to pick a Danish actor that would fit him. And Nikolaj Coster Waldau is in my mind a perfect match. (You might know him from Game of Thrones)

So… The last one on the list is Anna’s mother. Now she is quite the work. I never really did like her, although certain events in my next book Keeper’s Fate does redeem her just a tiny bit, I still don’t like her. She’s a cold hearted woman. To put it mildly. Have you ever seen Charlie’s Angels? Remember the one were Demi Moore was the bad guy? Okay, woman. She has that look around her that screams… well, a certain curse word. So, in my mind, Demi Moore is absolutely perfect to play Anna’s mother.

Well, this was my take on the dream cast if Keeper’s Challenge ever should me made into a movie.
What do you think? Do you have someone else in mind?






Saturday, October 17, 2015

~Book Blitz~ Chrysocolla by B. Kristin McMichael


Title: Chrysocolla (Book 4 of The Chalcedony Chronicles)

Author: B. Kristen McMichaels

Genre: Fantasy/Romance/Time Travel/YA/Clean NA

Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours


Blurb: Mari’s travels have finally brought her home. First she found her father, and then just like every child’s dream that lost a parent when they were young, she even got to reunite her mother and father. Everything is perfect and just as it always should have been, except for one little detail: Kye. Kye had made it clear that for the future to be correct, things should be different. They aren’t. Now Mari is left to try to find out how to beat Logan without really knowing how to play the game. Making it home wasn’t the end, but just the beginning of her struggles.      


Logan has not given up hope of winning over Mari. She might not want to be with him, but it isn’t beyond him to do anything to keep her to himself. Logan cares for no one but her, and he is prepared to do anything to keep her. Mari doesn’t agree with his feelings and can’t wait to be rid of him, once she figures out how. Every time she feels they are getting ahead, Logan finds another way to ruin it. It’s a race to see who can come out on top. Can Mari outlast Logan? Can Mari find a way to make sure her future is the one she wants?






B. Kristin McMichael is the author of YA and clean NA paranormal fiction. Her vampiric "Night Human World" includes the YA coming of age series "The Blue Eyes Trilogy" and the spin-off adventure series "The Day Human Trilogy". She's also the author of the NA time travel romance series "The Chalcedony Chronicles".

The Blue Eyes Trilogy: http://bkmc.me/LegendoftheBlueEyes
The Day Human Trilogy: http://bkmc.me/DayHumanPrince
The Chalcedony Chronicles: http://bkmc.me/Book1Carnelian

For more information on all of her books, visit http://www.bkristinmcmichael.com

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B. Kristin graduated with her PhD in biology at Ohio State where she worked as a scientist before taking her passion of writing full-time. Besides writing, she enjoys chasing her kids, playing outside, and baking cookies.

B. Kristin McMichael lives in Ohio with her husband and three children.

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Person after person approached me to touch my hand and mumble some sort of greeting. I wasn’t exactly sure what was going on, but just played along since my father and Seth both seemed to understand. The crowd around me pressed tightly as more people tried to touch my hand. I got the feeling they understood I wasn’t going to stand around all night doing it, and would walk away as soon as I could.
“Don’t think this changes anything,” a way-too-familiar voice said into my ear. My heart beat faster, and I didn’t want to turn and confirm what I already knew. Logan was in my father’s palace. “You will still be mine. I can see our son is still here, and that’s all I need to know. This changes nothing. Once I find the last stone, I’ll be coming for you and there will be nothing your father can do to stop me.”
I turned to fire a retort at him even though I had no clue what I was going to say. He backed up and flashed me one of his model Logan smiles before fading among the guests who were still trying to touch me. I stared dumbfounded and watched him go.
Coming to my senses, I looked around the room to see if I could see the rest of my family and friends. The mob was too tight, and I just wasn’t tall enough. I dropped my hand and began to push through the mass of people to where my father and mother were. Everyone parted and allowed me through. Seth came out of the crowd also just as easily as I had. When I reached my parents, my father bent down and touched his forehead to mine.
“I’m so happy you returned to us,” he told me.
My mother beamed from beside him. They were beyond happy. This was probably the day they both had been waiting their whole lives for. I couldn’t ruin it by telling them about Logan. I’d have to wait and talk to Kye. This was their wedding day, and they deserved to have it without worry. Even with everything, I was happy to be there with them.
I looked around the hall of people. Once I reached my father, everyone took that as their cue to go back to their little groups and enjoy the night. Seth waited just below us on the stairs as he watched me. I wanted to decipher his smile, but I was too worried now about Logan. I scanned the crowd and my father’s words rung way too true in my head. I was happy to have returned to him, but unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one who returned.





~Cover ReVamp~ Dragon Heart Series by L.L. Hunter


Series: The Dragon Heart Series
Author: L.L. Hunter
Genre: YA paranormal fantasy/ myths and legends
Cover design: Cover Lust Designs
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours


Blurb

Framed for a crime he didn't commit, 18 year old Ash Brandon finds himself being whisked away to what he thought was jail. Until he wakes up the next morning feeling really strange. But what's more strange are the people he meets.
When Ash discovers he is going through a frightening new metamorphosis, he has no choice but to trust these people.
Until he meets their beautiful young daughter, Eva, his whole outlook on life changes and she helps him accept who he was destined to become.
For they are the Keepers, and he is a Dragon Heart.


Available now.
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Blurb

I remember excruciating pain.
I remember unimaginable heat.
I remember an undeniably beautiful young woman.
But I’m not sure whether these things are real.

One year ago, Ash Brandon was framed and sent to an unknown realm where he learnt his fate. A fate where he held the blood of an ancient line of Dragon shifters called Dragon Hearts. The thing is, he can no longer remember. All he knows is that he is a nineteen-year-old guy who wants to study architecture and one day, take over the family business.

Then two beautiful girls show up in his life — one who is sexy as hell and could be the woman of his dreams, while the other claims to have known him from a past he cannot remember. Only there is one thing he can’t wrap his mind around — Why does he crave each of the girls?

A now eighteen-year-old Eva, a powerful Dragon Heart Keeper from the Dragon Realm, is punished by her parents and sent to the earthly realm by her witch maiden. Her memories have all been wiped clean, but why can she still remember Ash, and the undeniable bond they once shared?

Emily is a Siren princess, and she always gets what she wants. When she sets her sights on Ash, all bets are off. She will make him hers — if only his Keeper weren’t in the way.

Will Ash discover who he truly is before its too late? Or will his deadly addiction to both girls get him killed?

Crave Love - Crave Life - Crave Truth

Inspired by the short story,
The Dragon Heart Keeper, also by L.L. Hunter

Available now





Blurb

Eva and Ash thought they were safe.
What they don’t know is someone is watching their every move.
As the bounty on their head looms, Eva will do anything to protect Ash, even if it means trusting the enemy.
Ash must learn to work with Henry if he is to survive, and Eva must put up with both boys—and her feelings for them.
But their plan to escape the clutches of Eva's father is ruined when the trio is separated.
To find their way back together, they must all confront their own demons—in order for them to confront the Man with the Fire in his Eyes.

When you’re the last of the Dragon Hearts, everyone hungers for your blood.

Crave Love. Crave Blood. Crave Death.

Available now




Coming late 2016!!!

Pre-order now!


Blurb

Ash and Eva have been reunited.
Henry has found his brother.
Happily ever after.
The end. Right?
Wrong.
They may be together, but all is not what it seems.
They soon discover everyone has their own goals.
Some want freedom. Some want blood. And most want answers.

Who will lose their life in the thirst for power?

Alliances will be forged, battles will be fought, and lines will be drawn.

In the thrilling conclusion to the Dragon Heart series, will Eva and Ash finally have their happily ever after?

Crave Power. Crave Blood. Crave Freedom.


L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Eden Chronicles. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on her next paranormal romance, she can be found at home in Australia, reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of her “fur babies.”


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Friday, October 9, 2015

~Release Day Blitz~ Lyla's Song by Jennifer Christiansen


Title: Lyla’s Song
Author: Jennifer Christiansen      
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Publisher: Guardian Publishing
Hosted by: Lady Amber's Tours



Blurb:
After a traumatic loss, Lyla travels to Ireland to meet her grandmother for the first time in her life, and her discovery of some family secrets leads to a hidden world she thought only existed in fairy tales.



Jennifer Christiansen is an instructor of psychology and English, holding an MS in Psychology and an Ed.S. in Higher Education and Adult Learning. Her academic research focused on senior citizens and pet therapy. In addition to writing for children and adults, Jennifer serves as proofreader, editor, and ghostwriter, helping those with stories bring their adventures into print. An active volunteer at facilities of Lee Memorial Health System, she and Heidi, one of her two miniature schnauzers, serve with Therapy Dogs, Inc. In addition to writing, teaching, and volunteering, she owns a Cruise Planners travel agency. In her free time, Jennifer reads, travels through America and Europe, enjoys film, theatre, photography, fine dining, running, agility training with her dog, and paranormal investigation. And yet, living by the beaches of Fort Myers, Florida, she finds time for breathing the sea air and taking sandy walks with her husband and pets at sunset.

Twitter: @JChristiansen13  link: https://twitter.com/JChristiansen13

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He followed the haunting music through the dense fog. It grew louder and louder, calling him forward. Enticing. Mesmerizing. The tune was vaguely familiar. Melancholy, tragic, and yet somehow majestic and romantic. He reached the water’s edge and peered ahead, straining his eyes in order to find the music’s origin. He saw movement. He heard small splashes as ripples of current surged.