Book Review & Giveaway – Owned by B.L. Wilde & Jo Matthews @beewilde1 @jomatthews82

OWNED

(A Novella)

By
B.L.Wilde &
Jo Matthews

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Cover Design: Jo Matthews
Genre: Romance/Erotica/Crime
Expected Release Date: December 5, 2014

Summary

Ryan Lawson has almost everything he wants. A Capo to the Valenti Family Mafia, the world is at his fingertips and the ladies all drop their panties at his signature smirk. All but one, anyway, and she happens to be the only one he wants.

On the run from a horrible past, Trixie finds herself accepting a job as an exotic dancer in a club run by the mafia. Left without a choice, she begins to date the Boss’ son while lusting after someone else.
Everything changes when Ryan is offered a chance to win a weekend with the woman he desires. All he has to do is roll the dice. The rest is up to fate.

What will happen when their worlds collide? Will a mutual attraction turn into something more? Or will the dangers they face be enough to keep them apart for good?

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Excerpt

I took my place right by the pole, and even though the room was nearly pitch black, I could feel several people watching me. When the music started and the lights came on over the stage, I placed one hand on the pole and circled it, making eye contact with as many of the men in the front as I could. I made it all the way around and then bucked my hips into the cold metal, sliding up and down a few times before spinning around it again.

I had a few tricks in my arsenal, but I wanted to save those for a little later on in the song. Still gripping the pole, I walked halfway around so my back was to the crowd. There were loud catcalls and wolf whistles when I started shaking my hips to the beat of the music. They got even louder as I hooked my left leg around the pole and spun in quick circles until my ass was on the ground and the pole was between my legs. Using my hands as leverage, I planted my feet and lifted my hips, thrusting against the shiny object seductively.

Men from the tables in the back of the room rose from their seats and were closing in on the stage area. Figuring it was now or never, I got to my feet and shimmied around again. Facing away from the audience, I placed my hands high on the pole and jumped up, straddling it and squeezing my thighs together to hold me in place. Arching my back, I released my hands and used my stomach muscles to support me as I flashed some cleavage at the patrons. After a few seconds of holding the position and nearly falling out of my top, I straightened up and slid my way down the pole, shaking my ass and earning more whistles.

When I spun around, my eyes met with Ryan’s for a brief moment. I couldn’t help but smirk at him and toss my hair over my shoulder as I continued to dance. Was it possible that god-like creature wanted me? The mere thought of it turned me on more than anything ever had.

I made a full circle on the pole when I saw him waving a hundred dollar bill around, trying to get me to come over. Feeling overly confident and wanting to fuck with him a bit, I sauntered over and shimmied my hips just inches from his face. His eyes were locked on my covered pussy, and I could have sworn I saw him lick his lips. An image of him between my legs flashed through my mind, and I felt myself getting damp with arousal. Shaking my head slightly to clear it, I continued with my dance.

Every time Ryan reached up with the money, I backed away so he couldn’t touch me. He wasn’t supposed to touch me anyway. At least…I didn’t think he was. None of the customers were ever allowed to touch the dancers according to what I’d been told. Carlo had said that Ryan ran the club, though, so I wondered if that meant he was an exception and could do what he wanted. That thought both thrilled and terrified me.

Still, I shook my head with a smirk on my face and sunk down to my hands and knees. His eyes were focused on my tits, which were nearly bursting out of my bikini top as I began to make my way toward him, so without him even noticing, I pulled the money from his hand with my teeth.

“Thanks,” I winked as I rose to my feet and headed back to the pole to finish the song. I could feel his eyes boring into me until the lights went out and I collected my tips.

My Personal Review

Oh where to start with this hot little number. Bee and Jo have put one steamy, sexy, erotic novella together here. I read this in about an hour and a half, that was with my 18 year old jabbering away too lol. I am so in love with Siena aka as Trixie. This girl is strong and has been through a lot, running from abuse, changing where she lives so many times I can’t even imagine what that must be like and yet she is strong through it all. She has a plan though and Cherries is going to help her get where she is going.

Then there is Ryan, sex on a walking stick alpha male is what he is. All the goods in all the right places oh man hello he can keep an eye on me any time. But Trixie see’s something and learns something and it changes everything. At least on the outside. You can’t hide what you want from your heart or your mind though. But can there ever be with someone like him.

And of course then there is the ever lovable Tony – okay I am being VERY sarcastic there. This whiny putz needs more than a butt kicking or a shot to the leg. I wouldn’t mind kicking his butt. What man in his right mind treats a woman like crap. What man in his right mind barters his woman for something else. This man wants all the power and doesn’t want to work for it. I really hate men like him.

This story has sex, and chemistry, and sex, and bad guys, and sex, a strip club, and sex and oh sex. But don’t get me wrong, it is not all about sex, on the contrary there is a real story here, and it builds up to a great moment, a super great moment. One that will suck you in and have you feeling the moments with them.

Oh yeah but wait – there is a cliff hanger – leave it to Bee & Jo to leave me hanging to see what happens next – thanks ladies.

I am giving Owned 5 steaming hot stars!!!!!!

 

About the Authors

Bee

B.L. Wilde is a British author obsessed with many things, including heated love stories and sexy men. Fully supported by her husband, she can often be found at her desk working on her next project, or looking at eye candy online for research purposes. She is a sucker for happy endings, but will always make her characters work for it.

If you enjoy romance, suspense and erotica, let your imagination run ‘Wilde’.

 

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Jo

Jo Matthews is an Arizona native, where she lives with her son. A stay-at-home mom since 2007, she only recently discovered her love and passion for the written word. When she’s not writing, she’s usually knee deep in editing—an aspect she thoroughly enjoys. As an editor, she has propelled quite a few authors into the published world, and with her skills, has landed several stories on Amazon’s Top Sellers lists.

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Book Blitz – A Splash of Hope (Spiced Life #1) by author Charity Parkerson – @CharityParkerso

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – A Splash of Hope
SERIES – Spiced Life Book 1
AUTHOR – Charity Parkerson
GENRE – Romantic Suspense
PUBLICATION DATE – 12/13/13
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 177
PUBLISHER – Punk & Sissy Publications
COVER ARTIST – Punk & Sissy Publications

 

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

Two years ago, Faith Hope left her hometown vowing never to return. When her sister leaves the town’s hottest bachelor standing at the altar and disappears, Faith is forced to face her past in order to find her.

With a little bit of luck, some devious planning, and a splash of hope Faith may get her happily-ever-after… whether she wants it or not.

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EXCERPT

Her feet hurt, and she’d moved beyond stickiness from the heat over two hours earlier. Faith was also sick beyond tears at knocking on doors no one bothered answering. At the thought of being forced to stand even one second longer in the blazing sun, Faith beat her fist harder against the solid oak door. It was standing in between her and Adam. That was unacceptable. She waited a moment longer. When she thought she’d throw her arms up in defeat, the door swung open. A disgruntled-looking Adam stared out at her. Faith let her eyes travel the length of him. His hair stood on end and his shirtless state threatened to make her swallow her tongue. His chest and stomach appeared as if they’d been carved from stone. The baggy gray shorts he wore, might have at one time been sweatpants. That is, before someone took a pair of scissors to them. They were more appealing than the most expensive of suits. Holy shit. She had to tear her eyes away. Not hers.

Faith was almost certain she’d pulled Adam away from his workout by her incessant knocking. Unfortunately, he was so goddamn yummy she forgot why she was there. She was staring at the line of hair that disappeared beneath his waistband until he cleared his throat. Damn it. She thought she’d already forced her eyes away. Nope. She was still gazing at the deep lines etched into his stomach. Lifting her gaze back to his, Adam’s eyebrows rose in question, but his smoke-colored eyes distracted her once more.

“I’m assuming this has something to do with Serenity,” he said, when she remained silent.
Oh yes, Serenity, Faith reminded herself. She was here about the sister who’d snagged him.

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AUTHOR BIO

Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2014 Golden Ankh nominee
*Winner of 2, 2014 Readers’ Favorite Awards
*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath

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Amazon Author Page – Website/Blog – Facebook – Twitter – Google+ – Pinterest – Tumblr – Networked Blogs – Goodreads – Shelfari – Others – Ellora’s Cave – Passionate Ink

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Book Tour & Giveaway – For All In The Hope (Going Off Dreams) by author K.E. Nowinsky @KENowinsky

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TITLE – For All in the Hope

SERIES – Going off Dreams

AUTHOR – K.E. Nowinsky

GENRE – Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction

PUBLICATION DATE – December 9th, 2014

PUBLISHER – Kindle Direct Publishing

COVER ARTIST – Going off Dreams Saga Productions

BOOK SYNOPSIS

For All in the Hope picks up right where Going off Dreams (book 1) leaves off. Nyx wakes up in the dark realm of Tartarus without her man next to her in bed. They had Xylo, the wicked Woodland Dryad prisoner until they discover that not only is she missing, Nyx’s man Tobar is missing too. Plus, another ally and friend, the Feung Phoenix Shifter and best friend of Tobar’s, Zhou is critically injured! There is a race against time to find out what happened and to rescue Tobar before those that want to destroy Nyx and her powers permanently turn Tobar.

In the Earthly realm, Eryn is still coping with the fact that she has to leave her family and everything she knows and loves. She struggles to keep the stress of the realms from shattering her realities. As mortal Eryn, she’s a daughter to loving parents, the bigger sister to her outgoing younger sister Lena, who is living with her, and she’s also trying to balance Ryan in her life. After Christmas, Lena’s ex fiancé makes another tragic appearance that will change their fates forever.

Back in Tartarus, Nyx comes head to head with the Darkness that wants to consume her powers. Just when you would think the battle is over, another sinister entity comes forward trying to claim her powers. Meanwhile she’s continuing to build her relationships with her friends and allies she’s made in Tartarus while also learning the capabilities of her powers that the Darkness wants to consume and wield for their dark purposes. Nyx discovers her qualities within the quests and becomes the deity that will bring light to the darkness.

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EXCERPT

GIFT OF ESCAPE

Opening my eyes the images surrounding me were blurry and unfocused. Not knowing where I was, made me feel sick within the pit of my stomach and threatening to escape. My heart was in competition, feeling as if it were going to burst through my chest along with my breathing; it was catching in my lungs like knives.

Surveying the scene, items started making some sense. When my eyes focused, I could make out the dark room with the help of the soft glow from the lights above me. I knew I had returned. I was back in Arden’s Hut, something didn’t feel right though, I was alone. Immediately I moved my hand to feel the sheets on the bed next to me, only feeling empty fabric and coldness where I expected warmth.

My feet met the cool wooden floor as I searched the small quarters along with the connecting bathroom. He wasn’t anywhere, no note, no sign of him ever being there. My heart plummeted in a swan dive directly to the pit of my stomach, this felt all too real and familiar. The emptiness and dread, as if the darkness would swallow me whole was threatening to entrap my consciousness. Commotion from the hallway broke the threatening fear.

Not being able to hear what was going on; I crept toward the huge thick door. Carefully, I maneuvered my toes on the floor, not to wake the creaky boards beneath me. When I heard a familiar voice say “Get Nyx, we’ll have to tell her.” The knock at the door was a little shocking, making my already erratic breathing nearly stop all together.

Drawing a deep breath in I cracked the door peaking out, my eyes focused on the dark silhouette, light that was being filtered from behind her somewhere. As my eyes adjusted more I could associate the name with the being; Arden. She was one of the first entities I met here in this realm.

While it was dark and perilous there was a sense that there could be more, quite a weird sensation of both hesitation and promise. I knew there were threats possibly lurking in the shadows and yet I also had formed friendships and allies with some unique and wonderful beings here. While the threat was prominent I also felt secure and a sense of being home.

When I first met Arden I had seen her materialize on the edge of a mystical forest, which seemed like a lifetime ago. Her hair, black as the night that plagued Tartarus, and her eyes a mystic violet. She reminded me of a Native American goddess. She had the fighting skills of Qamait; goddess of war with the Nuxalk Nation. Her body looks sculpted like a well-trained assassin, fit with curves to draw any male prey. With her enchanted bow and her whip KiKi to aid in her quests, she was magnificent and wicked to witness in battle.

Arden was more of an older sister figure. Within minutes of meeting her I felt a sense of shared spiritual security within our devotion and dedication to those we hold near to us. Plainly put, I liked Arden. She was usually in better spirits though. Now her face was serious and worried which in turn worried me further and only added to my desperation.

Looking at her through the entrance to my bedroom chamber, the light flickered from the candles in the hallway flirting with her skin enhancing her natural beauty. She said, “Nyx, you’ll need to come with me.”

“What’s going on?” I asked her.

She didn’t answer as she walked up toward the main hall.

The main room in Arden’s Hut consisted of wooden walls that reminded me of the consistency and texture like beavers had whittled the wood. Complete opposite, the floors were smooth and reminded me of a clean chopped tree displaying its many rings of life. When you looked above you could see smoke escaping through a fashioned hide-stretched ceiling. In the middle of the room a roaring fire encompassed by rocks that protect the many pillows thrown about – to which Arden would resort to throwing at guests when the opportunity presented itself. Her hut was comforting and inviting; when you took a deep breath in you could detect all the wonders and smells of the forest, which to me were delightful. You could also tell that her home had been around for a long time. Arden is a direct descendent of the Arduinnian Clan, who are known as the Guardians of the Forest, direct descendent of Diana, goddess of the hunt.

Upon entering Arden’s main room, my stomach immediately wrenched into a horrid knot. Zhou was laying lifelessly on the floor. This made my insides crawl knowing how powerful a fighter he is. Immediately I started contemplating what could have caused this serious condition.

Arden must have been hurting even more so. She had developed a relationship with Zhou and this only increased my concern. Arden, the true warrior that she is, was being strong for everyone. A painful lump was pressing against my throat and my eyes were pleading to cry. If Arden was holding it together, so could I.

I always liked Zhou, and I was sad to see him like this. He was still wearing his electric dark blue pants, with an equally dark purple shirt, and with the red streak in his black hair made him look intriguing. I never understood his fashion statements. I respected him though, as a fighter, a friend, and ally. With Zhou’s New Age fashion sense, it made him seem like he wasn’t from this dimension. Tartarus was more of a realm set with foliage. His choices in wardrobe against Arden’s more naturalistic approach made them both look mismatched. Seeing them together usually made me smile but, not now—Zhou was a Fenghuang, a shape shifting fire bird, more precisely a fiery phoenix. While he was very skilled in both his forms he is more powerful when he is in his phoenix form. He’s always eager for a fight. Zhou is like that big brother pulling you in to give you a noogie to remind you of the status quo. I’m afraid this time though, the fight won.

A healer Hikmat had his hands on Zhou’s forehead and chest, his eyes closed in concentration, meditating over Zhou’s lifeless body. I didn’t know Hikmat as well as some of the others in the room, I had met him only recently, and I knew he was a healer of sorts. He was a wizard when it pertained to plants, potions, and concoctions. He was a Tobar Segais like Tobar, meaning he possessed wisdom. His eyes stayed closed while his hands remained on Zhou.

Thinking of Tobar made my stomach dive even deeper. As if my stomach detached from the warm blood circulation within my body and plummeted toward the depths of despair— my mind reconnected with another concern that had me riddled right before seeing Zhou on the floor. Tobar, he was missing from our room and if Zhou was lying on the floor defeated… Tobar was an equal opponent.

Tobar was the one that introduced me into the realm. He was the one that my heart connected with and I felt drawn toward, like no other before him. A truly deep soul connection, without him next to me I felt as though a part of my being was missing. He had given me refuge from myself, I felt safe when I was with him. Without him, the danger lurking within the darkness here seemed more prominent and threatening.

With the thought of him not in sight intensified the sinking feeling that had pressed so deeply south. It began to rise more rapidly back up. I had to place my hand over my mouth to reel in my senses.

Arden kneeled down next to Zhou as closely as she could. She gently brushed her cheek against his in an intimate gesture. The room felt as if all the oxygen leaving vacuumed sealed the room, extinguishing the fire, and even the warm inside my body as I felt a sudden chill. Suffocating, I watched as she then placed her lips upon his with a soft wanting kiss. Arden’s eyes began to fill with emotion. I felt for her, as the tears sparkling against her skin escaped their confines and splashed against Zhou’s skin below. She placed her hands on his as she prayed silently.

Seeing her in such distress only made the situation feel more dire. I too bowed my head and closing my eyes.

Desperately I began to pray for Tobar’s safety and Zhou’s recovery. Please Lord, deliver Tobar back to us safely and lay your healing hands upon Zhou; as we so desperately need You now. I pray for those that have made their move against us. They’ll wish they had never been in existence once I finish with them…

My concentration broke off when Avlov and Enki joined us then. They both had bowls in their hands that contained some healing elements. Enki took Avlov’s and kneeled next to Hikmat on Zhou’s other side. Enki and I had only met recently as well. He was known as Lord of the Earth, meaning he had control over the elements and its constituents.

A Wieven, Avlov is also known as a Wise Woman. She has a vast knowledge of healing salves, rituals and how to use the elements for their benefit. She has fierce white eyes that match her white hair and almost a hipster outfit. I always liked Avlov because she wore converses.

The group that was working on Zhou, the healers, are much like those that wield magic. They can manipulate matter and they have a vast knowledge that helps them in their aiding processes. To watch them in action definitely feels like you were experiencing magic in a true form.

Touching my shoulder, Avolv broadcasted a message using her telepathy, “Nyx, I need to talk to you, please come with me over to the table.” Leading me over, she verbally asked “Have you seen Tobar?”

I was on the verge of tears, there was still so much that remained unanswered, and if Zhou was hurt—I could barely articulate “No, I woke up to an empty room, a cold bed and I couldn’t find him anywhere.” My chest flet like it was going to combust.

Arden had joined us and she put her hand around my shoulders to give me a half-hug “We’ll get these—”

But Avlov interrupted her and said, “I think we should get Nyx up to speed with what’s going on.”

Zhou began to stir making some noises and we all ran to his side. I felt so bad that he had to suffer so much. He opened his eyes and found Arden’s first, she took his hands in hers. Then he found mine and started to speak, weakly saying “I don’t… know… what… happened.”

Enki spoke up and said that Zhou had taken Xylo, the captured dryad we were interrogating, some refreshments for when she would wake up.

Zhou continued, “I opened her door… the next thing I knew I was… laying here.”

Hikmat told Zhou that he needed to rest. We gathered pillows as they propped him up, attempting to give him some comfort. Hikmat gave Zhou another potion, this time it was clear. What was it? How easily we were to trust. After he drank it, he smiled before his eyes closed and he was back asleep.

“So where’s Tobar?” I asked plainly.

Everyone looked alarmed. The sick feeling returned and now there was an alarming amount of pressure on my chest. I could sense something bad was coming. It was just around the corner, lingering there like a poisonous snake waiting to strike, taking me down with its dread and despair.

Avlov came to my side, she could be frightening to look at in the eye. Tobar mentioned before she was also known as the White Witch, I guess when you’ve been in existence as long as someone like Avlov has been, you can acquire a few nick names here and there.

She offered me some tea but I refused it, especially since I know how loopy her tea could make me feel. No doubt she added a little something extra to the liquid concoctions to help ease the soul in times of stress or high anxiety. Which would actually be great right about now but, I need my wit about me.

Arden came over to me and put her hands upon my shoulders again. Looking me directly in the eyes she said “We can’t find him.” My chest felt like it burst into flames. My body went limp, and I felt like I was falling. Everything went black.

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BOOK SOUNDTRACK

Paramore “Daydreaming”

Evanescence “Together Again”

Within Temptation “The Heart of Everything”

Evanescence “Sweet Sacrifice”

Lacuna Coil “Our Truth”

In This Moment “Forever”

Jennifer Thomas “Illuminations”

Jennifer Thomas “Secrets”

Jennifer Thomas “Etude for the Dreamer”

Within Temptation “The Silent Force”

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AUTHORS PLAYLIST

Lacuna Coil “Soul Inmate”

Evanescence “My Heart Is Broken”

Within Temptation “The Howling”

Evanescence “Tourniquet”

Fireflight “Stand Up”

Lacuna Coil “Trip the Darkness”

In This Moment “Lost At Sea”

Within Temptation “Stairway to the Skies”

Evanescence “All That I’m Living For”

Evanescence “Snow White Queen”

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 CHARACTER BIOS

For All In The Hope - Character Katheryn (Eryn)

In the mortal realm of Earth, she’s known as Katheryn, Eryn for short. She works within the local school system which means she doesn’t get paid as much as she should. Living on a tight budget, she recruited her younger sister Lean to move in with her. Eryn also has a dog named Bryan and an old fat cat named Smokie. She’s never been too lucky in love but, recently she found a man that isn’t put off by her distance; not to mention Lena really pushes for her older sister to loosen up more.

Within her alternative realm of Tartarus she’s known as Nyx, an evolving powerful deity. She’s been quested with fighting the darkness within a realm seething to consume her. She has a group of guardians with powers of their own to help her as well in particular the man whom from the start, an electrical spark that ignited their passion. Nyx is a survivor she’ll fight for what she believes in and for those that she cares for. She’s definitely someone you want in your corner.


For All In The Hope - Tobar

Before he disappeared, Tobar was a Segais, he had powers of a particular kind; he knew everything. His friends in Tartarus teased him that he was a “Mr. Know-it-all”. This always was useful with the woman that he loves, Nyx. He has a gentle soul and someone you would definitely want to cuddle with. However, after he’s taken his world changes when Lilith and Xylo nearly mutilate him turning him for their own dark purposes. With his new vampirism needs, things get complicated quickly. One good thing, now both Tobar and Nyx are immortal but, with immortality comes other obstacles of their own.

 

 

 

 

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AUTHOR BIO

K.E. lives in Maryland, which she refers to as “The Land of Mary”, with her faithful guard dog Bryan, her supportive parents, and their little brat-dog Sampson. She has deep-rooted morals and is very faithful in her beliefs. As a person born and raised in Maryland, she is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Baltimore Orioles. When she isn’t writing, blogging, or spending time with those special characters in her head, she loves to watch her shows, to cuddle up with a good movie, or to spend time with her family and friends.

“After years and years of my mother telling me that I should us my talents and write, I finally listened!”

K.E. Nowinsky continues writing and plans to further the Going off Dreams realms as she dives deeper into the characters and will produce more content and books. The next scheduled work will be about one of her characters Arden and titled Arduinna: Guardians of the Forest, slotted for April 2015. She is also continuing Nyx’s quests in the next installment: How Otlen Prepares Eternity, expected to release late summer 2015.

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Personal Review of Sawyer Beckett’s Baby Mama Drama Guide for Dummies by S.E. Hall @EmergeAuthor

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Title – Sawyer Beckett’s Baby mama Drama Guide for Dummies
Author – S.E. Hall

SYNOPSIS

After going through a pregnancy at her side, listening to all the mumbo-jumbo jargon strangers in white coats spewed at me, just to have my woman do the exact opposite the minute we left their office- I decided to help my fellow man.

In language we actually speak.

If you’ve got a Baby Mama, pick up this short, simple guide and thank me later.

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MY PERSONAL REVIEW

OMG this book is absolutely hilarious and a super fast read. I read this in 20 minutes. I couldn’t stop laughing. I loved Sawyer in the Evolve series. But this book, this book seals what a truly awesome character he is. Sawyer puts it all out there, exactly what he thinks about being on the other end of a pregnancy – the male end and he is going to have you laughing out loud the entire time. From his butt hurt comments to his “nope you’re mistaken” to his “may the force be with you and your chafed right hand”. I can’t tell you how much I laughed and truly loved this book.

S.E. Hall did an amazing job with Sawyer and this book. And I bet any guy that reads this will appreciate it greatly. Sawyers mouth is what makes him such an endearing character – truly, as crass as he can be, you know the guy means well inside. And he is back full force in this book. ♥ LOL ♥

He hits the nail on the head many times in this book, from the guy’s point of view on what happens while going through pregnancy and the best ways to handle it and survive it and come out alive on the other side. If you know any young couples out there going through a first time pregnancy this would be the PERFECT gift fort the guy. He can read it in one sitting on his throne and be fore warned and fully prepared.

Now run along and get your copy, sit down, oh don’t drink anything while you read this, and enjoy. 30 minutes and you are done and you will absolutely LOVE this book.

5 Laugh Out Loud Stars

Thank You
Tonya

Pre-Release Blast – Highland Storm (Guardians of Scottland #2) by Victoria Zak @VictoriaZak2

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TITLE – Highland Storm
SERIES – Guardians of Scotland series #2
AUTHOR – Victoria Zak
GENRE – Scottish historical fantasy romance
PUBLICATION DATE – Jan 13 2015
COVER ARTIST – JAB Designs

 

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BOOK SYNOPSIS

A long forgotten Ancient kingdom has been awakened and threatens to change the Dragonkine world forever.

Can passion weather the dragon’s storm?

The only true pleasures in life Conall Hamilton yearned for were to marry a good woman, raise a family, and hide away into seclusion to live a normal life away from battle and war, not an easy task for the Dragonkine warrior and Clan Douglas’s second in command. Assigned to investigate an allied clan, he vows upon his return to marry his love, Effie. That’s until the Dragonkine warrior finds himself accused of a crime he did not commit, murder. Imprisoned, he must find a way to escape not only to save his own life but to save the life of the woman he loves.

In time the past will catch up with you…

Effie Douglas is a survivor. Though not born a Douglas, Effie leaves her old life behind to seek safety within Clan Douglas. For five years Conall Hamilton has been her secret lover and savior, helping her pick up the pieces of her damaged past. Hiding the true nature of their relationship from their clan had become a burden for the red-headed lass and now she desires more. She wants Conall’s name. When Effie is summoned home, she is plagued with unwanted memories, treachery, and new found information that will change her life forever. Will Effie have the courage and strength to weather the storm that rages around her?

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AUTHOR BIO

Growing up in the sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Sottish flare was abundant throughout Dunedin. From her High School band to the annual Highland Games that took place right across the street from her childhood home, the bagpipes beckoned her toward her calling. It seemed only natural for Victoria Zak to want to write in the Scottish historical romance genre. Add to the fact, she was also a paranormal romance junkie, there was no doubt that her influences would be the driving force behind her stories.

Although, she never sought out a writing career, her desire for the written word grew the more she read. Her love for Scotland, curiosity of history, and passion for romance has inspired her to write her first book, Highland Burn. The Guardians of Scotland series continues this winter with Highland Storm.

Now, Victoria Zak lives in the sunshine state with her husband, two beautiful children, and three furry friends. Living in paradise, being a stay at home, and to be able to share her stories has been a blessing.

Victoria loves to hear from her readers. You can connect with her through FB, Twitter, G+, and her website, www.victoriazalromance.com.

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Tour – Fracture (The Chronicles of Discord) by author D.D. Chant @DD_Chant

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Fracture
SERIES – The Chronicles of Discord
AUTHOR – D.D. Chant GENRE – Dystopian Adventure
PUBLICATION DATE – 03/03/2013
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 97.620
PUBLISHER – Self Published
COVER ARTIST – D.D. Chant

 

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BOOK BLURB / SYNOPSIS

In a world torn apart by war, three nations stand divided.

The Free Nation
Senator Burton and his son Ben arrive in the Tula strongholds for peace talks, but find that a treaty between the two nations has a price. Confronted by a world of sedate tranquility the two men are appalled to learn that the Tula Council rules with an iron rod of fear and repression. The Council removes anyone who dares to stand in the way of their reforms and Ben uncovers a secret that puts his life in danger.

The Tula
Astra has been pressured into working for the very Council that threatens to kill her loved ones. No stranger to loss, the precariously balanced world she has constructed begins to fracture when Ben starts asking difficult questions about her past. As her deepest secrets are uncovered, Astra finds there are secrets in her childhood that even she is unaware of.

The Una
Kai is Apprentice Headman to the Una people. Unaccountably called upon to sacrifice his honour in the name of peace, Kai’s hatred toward this injustice proves all consuming. If the time comes, will he be able to forgive the woman that betrayed him?

When these three worlds collide ugly truths come to light on every side. Is there any way to make peace, or will the world end in discord.

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EXCERPT

“I thought you looked thirsty, Mr. Burton.”
Ben turned to find Councillor Sendel holding out a champagne flute toward him and accepted it with a light hearted smile.
“How has Astra been treating you?” asked Councillor Sendel conversationally.
“With the length of her arm between us,” grimaced Ben.
Councillor Sendel chuckled softly.
“I’m not surprised. I hear she took you to the library?”
Ben turned to find Sendel smiling softly at him over his glass. Ben felt a prickle of unease work its way over his skin.
How did Councillor Sendel know what he and Astra had done during the day?
Ben tried to shake off his discomfort. After all it had been no secret that he and Astra were to explore the city together.
“I guess she doesn’t like me much.” He watched Sendel take another sip of champagne. “By the way, congratulations: three terms is very impressive.”
Councillor Sendel appeared to have trouble swallowing and Ben suddenly felt his sharp gaze upon him.
“Thank you,” he bowed, “but compared to Corbani’s five terms it is nothing to boast of.”
Ben nodded.
“I hear he had no opposition for the last three terms.”
Councillor Sender’s smile had a chilling undertone.
“Yes, he was only opposed during his two opening terms.” He paused significantly. “He won the first election of course.”
Ben knew what was expected of him and turned to Councillor Sendel with the obvious question.
“What about the second?”
Councillor Sendel smiled again, pleased to see that Ben knew how the game was played.
“It was a great tragedy; Meron Va Dic Padis was the opposition that year but before the polls could take place he and his whole family died in a tragic accident.” Sendel’s eyes met Ben’s. “Of course, Corbani hasn’t been opposed since.”
Ben understood completely and had to suppress a shiver. He had guessed that Councillor Ladron was ruthless but having it confirmed made him feel sick.
“I dare say that Councillor Ladron fills his role so well that no one sees the need for change,” replied Ben evenly.
“Oh, Corbani is very good at keeping… things… in their proper place,” agreed Councillor Sendel. “A man would have to have friends in high places if he wished to oppose him.”
Ben met Sendel’s gaze unflinchingly.
“Like Senators and their sons for instance?”
He smiled.
“You think in such small terms, Mr. Burton: any highly placed friends would do.” He placed his hand on his heart and inclined his head but before he left he smiled again.
“I hope you enjoyed Jayn’s coffee, Mr. Burton.”
Ben clutched his champagne flute so tightly that the stem broke in his hand and several shards pierced his palm.
It seemed that Councillor Ladron was not the only one of the councillors with an agenda. Councillor Sendel appeared to covet Corbani Va Dic Ladron’s position and was hoping that the Free Nation would help him attain his ends.
Ben was fully aware that he had just been threatened. If there was one thing a Burton didn’t react well to it was threats and he’d been in the receiving end of too many tonight.
“You’re bleeding.”
“What?”
The newcomer held out a napkin toward Ben.
“Your hand, it’s bleeding.”
Ben made no move to take the napkin from her, so after a small pause she took his hand between her own and, removing the flute from his grasp, studied his palm carefully.
“I don’t think there is any glass in the wound,” she remarked, inspecting his hand closely before wrapping the napkin around his palm and tying the ends in a knot. “You should have it seen to, though.”
Ben watched her hands as they folded the bandage neatly.
“Thank you, Leda.”
For a moment she stilled and when Ben looked up it was to find her regarding him pensively.
“You have a good memory,” she remarked.
“Or maybe you’re just hard to forget,” replied Ben.
Leda raised an eyebrow, her expression unimpressed.
“Did you enjoy lunch with my sister?”
The question threw him, shaking him out of his calm and making his next words surprised.
“Astra is your sister?”
Ben frowned annoyed by the gauche betrayal of his feelings.
Leda nodded pushing the dark curls flirting with her jaw line behind her ear.
“Actually she’s my stepsister,” she responded in the same laconic voice.
Ben studied her face trying to decide how she felt about Astra. Leda had large eyes, amber but with light green flecks, fringed with long lashes and a sprinkling of freckles over her nose that gave her an almost childlike sweetness. Her dress was black and Ben thought that she was probably four or five inches taller than Astra.
But something about her was reminiscent of Astra. Ben couldn’t put his finger on what it was. Almost everything about her was the opposite of her sister: her bold manner, her physical appearance and athletic build.
“Why wouldn’t Astra introduce us at the restaurant?”
Leda shrugged.
“She was probably terrified that I would say something highly inappropriate… so she told me to get lost.”
“And would you have? Said something inappropriate I mean?”
“Judging by our conversation so far, I would say her worry was entirely justified,” she returned.
Ben was silent for a moment.
“She didn’t want me to know you were her sister?”
Leda raised her glass to him in a silent toast.
“Seems like you’re not as stupid as you look.”
Ben was taken aback by the remark, but there had been no malice in her voice, just the plain stating of fact. He decided to let it pass.
“Why wouldn’t she want me to know you were her sister?”
“Stepsister,” corrected Leda. “Guess.”
Ben looked at the young woman standing next to him in astonishment: what was she up to?
“Because you don’t get along?”
“My opinion of your intelligence just dropped twenty points.”
Ben chuckled.
“It’s not exactly a fair question.”
“That’s because you haven’t been listening, Mr. Burton.”
Ben frowned, and quickly reviewed their conversation.
“Because she’s your stepsister?” he asked slowly.
Leda nodded.
“Do you like mysteries, Mr. Burton?”
“Depends what I get for solving them,” returned Ben lightly.
“In this case it will be what you don’t get,” Leda’s tone was repressive.
The slight pause between them was interrupted by a new voice.
“Leda, your presence is required elsewhere.” Astra’s words were flat but dismissal was obvious in the shift of her eyes.
“Busted!” remarked Leda with a smile. “It was nice talking to you Mr. Burton, should you tire of my sister’s company feel free to call me.” She held out a slim black stick. “This is a contact strip: Astra will tell you how to use it.”
“Leda it is highly inappropriate for you to give Mr. Burton your number.”
Astra made to retrieve it from Ben’s slack grasp but he jerked his hand back out of her way.
“I’ve never given a pretty woman her number back before and I don’t intend to start now.” he laughed.
“Such behaviour is inappropriate Mr. Burton, I must ask you to return the contact strip now.”
“I don’t think I will!”
For a moment he thought Astra was going to fight him for possession of the contact strip right here in the middle of the ball room with the elite of the Tula nation looking on but in the end she just turned to her sister.
“Go back to your father, Leda.”
Leda nodded.
“Call me, Mr. Burton.”
She placed her hand over her heart and inclined her head before withdrawing.
“She seems like quite a handful,” Ben remarked.
“She shares your delight in rousing the hornet’s nest.”
“Really?” Ben smiled, turning to watch Leda thread her way slowly through the crowd of people. “I wonder how she feels about skeletons…”
Astra gifted him with a frosty glare and suggested that they both return to their table. Ben acquiesced with a chuckle, reflecting that the day might not have gone as he had planned, but the developments had nevertheless been interesting.
Just interesting enough to make him want more.

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AUTHOR BIO

Hi everyone! My name is Dee Dee, I’m twenty seven and I live in a beautiful part of Devon, England with my family. I have a younger sister, Jingle, who is a brilliant guitar player, some chickens, duck, geese, pheasants, a cat (that adopted us when we moved in!!!) and some Koi. Fracture is the first book in the Chronicles of Discord series and is a dystopian adventure. I also write post-apocalyptic/dystopian fiction (the Broken City series) and historical romance/adventure (the Lady Quill Chronicles series). I also have a series of short contemporary humour stories (Claire series). I really hope you enjoy reading my books as much as I enjoy writing them. I love reading and have a kindle: I read almost anything with adventure and romance in it! I also like to cook and wear impractical high heels!!! And as you might have noticed I have a horrible addiction to exclamation marks!!!

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BOOK #2 IN THE CHRONICLES OF DISCORD

SEVERANCE

The Head Families are at war, those who oppose Elder Headman Amajit view Astra’s acceptance into the house of Singh as an abomination, a pollution of the pure Una bloodlines.

Duty and honour ought to be clear, still Kai and Astra must learn to overcome their past and rely on each other, or face death.

Senator Burton remains trapped in the Tula strongholds with no word of his son. Should he compromise, or seize the chance to stop Ladron?

Ben seems safe under Amajit’s protection, but time is running out and a man once accustomed to influence, finds himself a pawn in a play for power.

The separation has begun…

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself to start?

My name’s DeeDee, I live in Devon (England) and I love brownies.

Q: How are you feeling now that your latest book is out & on tour?

Soooo excited! Reader’s often ask me which of the series I write is my ‘favourite’ but the truth is I haven’t got a favourite. However I think that The Chronicles of Discord is my most complex series. I really enjoy the fact that there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ side, just good and bad people on both sides.

Q: How does your family feel about you being a published author?

They’re very supportive and don’t mind it when I disappear for hours to write, or when I suddenly blank out in the middle of a conversation because I’ve just had a plot idea. Writing can make me a little antisocial at times, but they’re very understanding about the fact that sometimes my mind is somewhere else.

Q: What inspires you to write?

I love stories. I love reading them, hearing them, watching them, and I really love writing them. I think that stories are a wonderful escape; sometimes you just need a few hours of relaxation, a little while where you can forget reality and all its stresses and escape into a different world.

Q: Describe your book in 3 words?

Exciting. Mysterious. Intriguing. (Hopefully!)

Q: Out of all of your books do you have a favorite character or couple?

Ahhhggg! This is like asking a mother which is her favourite child!!! I can’t pick!!!

Q: Are you currently working on a new book at this time?

I’ve just released the next book in this series (Severance, Chronicles of Discord, #2) and I’m working on the, as yet unnamed, third book in the Broken City series.

Q: Do you have a routine you follow when you write? (i.e. listen to music, sit in a certain chair or at a certain desk)

Not really; the only thing I try and stick to is writing at least 1000 words a day. Mostly I can write anywhere: in a coffee shop, up at the dinner table, or even in the lounge while everyone’s watching telly.

Q: How do your stories & characters develop?

I like my stories to be driven by the characters that inhabit them, so how the plot develops in heavily influenced by how the characters react to the situations that I put them in…
That sounded a little weird, didn’t it? As though they were real people…

Q: What was the first thing that came to your mind when your first book was published?

Fear.
The first feeling is always fear.
My first worry when I hit publish is that loyal readers who have been waiting for my next book will read it and be disappointed. I have a group of book bloggers who I contact with pre-release copies for review and waiting to hear back from them is AGONY!!!

Q: Do you have favorite author whose books you love to read?

I have sooooo many, but I think that the two that stand out have to be Enid Blyton (because she was the first author *I* chose to read as a child and she set me on the path to being a bookworm) and Georgette Heyer (who was my first *grown up* read.)

Q: What is your favorite genre to read & write?

I like to read anything with romance, adventure and mystery. I find it hard to get through *just* romance books, but if there is no romance I’m disappointed.
I’m the same when it comes to writing.

Q: How do you go about creating the most “Swoonworthy” character?

This is hard, because everyone has a different idea of what makes a ‘Swoonworthy’ hero. I’ve has some readers say that they were disappointed that I didn’t mention how good looking and attractive my heroes are more often.
To me ‘good looking’ and ‘attractive’ are two very different things.

A man doesn’t have to be good looking to be attractive, and a good looking man isn’t always attractive. The old saying ‘actions speak louder than words’ is my mantra. I think that if the reader likes how the hero behaves, understands his motives and admires and respects him, *that* is what makes him swoonworthy.

Q: Can you share something with everyone that inspires you?

There is a description of love in the bible that really inspires me:
‘Love is long suffering and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.’
That description is really inspiring for me: who doesn’t want to love and be loved like that?

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone in the world who would it be & why?

My Granddad. He died seven years ago and I miss him more and more with each passing day.

Q: As a child what did you want to do when you grew up?

Funnily enough I wanted to be a racing driver… I was an odd child.

Q: Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

Writing just happened; when I wrote Broken City it wasn’t really with any expectation of having it published. I just loved weaving a story out of the ideas in my head.
Me and my sister started a band (Gentian) when we were younger and composed our own songs. It’s taken some time but we’ve had some success on the indie music scene with our songs being played on radio stations all over England.

Q: When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

This I’m still have trouble with; it feels presumptuous to call myself an author or writer. I feel like I have a long way to go to prove myself.

Q: If you could go on a date with one of the male/female characters from a book who would it be (Character name, Book Title & Author’s Name) and what would you do on that date?

This is sooooo hard!!!
I think maybe it would have to be Daegmund of Gradock from my Lady Quill Chronicles series. I think he’d make me laugh a lot, he’s cheeky and I’d be wondering what terrible thing he’d do next!
I think I’d spend the date giggling helplessly at his antics!

Q: Do you have a favorite playlist that you listen to when you write?

Anything of Adele’s, Maroon 5, Nickleback, Christina Perri, Eminem, Linkin Park… the list goes on!

Q: Do you read all the reviews for your book(s)?

I do… does that make me sad???
I think it’s important to know what worked for readers and what didn’t, what they would like to see more of and which characters were their favourites so that I can tweak the series as it goes on.

Q: Which do you prefer paperback, hardback or ebooks & why?

I love ebooks; I can’t remember the last time I read a dead tree book!
I love that a second after deciding I want to read a book it’s there in my hands, I love that I can have a thousand books with me where ever I go. And I love the room it frees up in my bag for extra make-up! ;-P

Q: What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What format is it in (ebook, hardback or paperback) and who is the author?

At the moment I reading ‘Three Reluctant Promises’ by Kierstin Marquet. It came very highly recommended to me and I’m pretty intrigued! It’s an ebook.

Q: Of all of the books you have written do you have a favorite & why?

I love each series for different reasons.
I love the Broken City series because Deeta has so much faith in the core goodness of others.
I love The Chronicles of Discord because it’s very much about how the choices we make can either heal or destroy.
I love The Lady Quill Chronicles because it’s about friendship and loyalty, the relationship between the foster brothers is special.

Q: When you aren’t writing what do you do to relax and have fun?

I love movies: I’m particularly keen on the Marvel films, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Ironman and X-men.

Okay now some fun ones:

Q: What are your favorite types of heroines? Do you like the damsel in distress who needs saving or the kick-ass variety? Why?

I like someone in between: I hate a heroine who is forever getting in trouble and needing rescuing, but at the same time I like a heroine that can accept help. She should be able to look after herself and help out but she should also be able to hand the lead over to someone else.

Q: Can you tell us about your worst date ever?

I once had a guy come up to talk to me and after a while realised he was actually angling for an introduction to my sister… does that count?

Q: What is your one “guilty pleasure”?

Brownies.
Butter.
Cream.
Cheese.
Once Upon A Time.
Thor.

Q: What is or was your most embarrassing moment or the craziest thing you have ever done? Come on you can’t hold out on everyone. LOL

I once asked to use this guy’s restroom and couldn’t find the light switch. In the end I decide to go with it and ignore the pitch black. As I came out of the restroom I collided with him in the hall. He looked over my should into darkness behind me and then looked back at me before asking: ‘Really? In the dark?’

How about a little of This or That:

Coffee or Tea?

Coffee!!! Coffee should be available in drip form so that you can just hook up!

Chocolate or Vanilla?

Chocolate. Have I told you how much I love brownies? Because I LOVE them, they are the medium around which my world is built!

Kinky or Sweet?

Sweet.

Tall, dark & handsome or blonde, surfer type?

I’m a tall dark and handsome, kinda girl. Extra points added for wavy hair and blue eyes!!!
My sister is more the blonde surfer type, with brown eyes if at all possible!

Dine in or Dine out?

Both. I love cooking, but I love dressing up and going out too.

Sunset or Sunrise?

Sunset. I’ve never seen a sunrise unless it was by mistake: no one should be awake at that time of morning, it’s not natural!!!

Steak or Chicken?

Chicken!!! I love chicken, I would eat chicken every day.

Cats or Dogs?

I have both! Kitty’s great to snuggle with, but the dogs are more company on walks!

Dom or Sub?

*Innocent Expression*

I have no idea what you’re talking about!!!

Summer or Winter?

Summer; summer should be all year through.

Shower or Bath?

Bath: you can’t read in the shower. (Believe me, I’ve tried.)
Candles are also a problem, your wine gets watered down and the chocolates get too slippery to hold!

Beer or Wine?

Wine: the closest I get to beer is Cider (Thatchers Gold!!!)

Scary or Comedy?

Comedy. Galaxy Quest is one of my favourite films of all time!!!

Biker or Billionaire?

Oh, come on! No contest!

Rock or Country?

Rock!!

Pink or Black?

Black! Never was a pink kinda girl, but black with red lippy? Can’t go wrong!

Can You Share With Readers Your Top Ten Fantasies?

You mean like being a famous writer with legions of adoring fans?
Or being a dress size smaller?
Or being able to eat chocolate, brownies and cupcakes without getting fat?
Or having my books turned into movies?
Or appearing the the Marvel films?
Or having a number one hit with ‘Finished’?
Or being able to write ten books a year and free up some space in my brain that is currently occupied with story ideas?
Or finding the kind but firm, gentle but strong, funny but serious, boyish but manly, perfect guy out there who fancies me more than anyone else?
Or debunking to the Caribbean every winter for the rest of my life?
Or finding the perfect ‘speech to text’ software?

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Book Tour – Alert the Media (Hollywood Hotties) by author Mia Fox @MiaFoxBooks

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – Alert the Media
SERIES – Hollywood Hotties
AUTHOR – Mia Fox
GENRE – chick lit/social satire
PUBLICATION DATE – already published
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 225
PUBLISHER – Evatopia Press
COVER ARTIST – Eden Crane

 

BOOK SYNOPSIS

When you’re an entertainment publicist, there’s no better cure for a broken heart than to Alert the Media…

April and Ryan Monahan are the perfect Hollywood couple. He’s a handsome actor on the rise; she’s a high-powered entertainment publicist. Her job becomes more demanding, however, when Ryan announces he is gay and wants a divorce.

Believing that her persuasive power over the press will give Ryan the publicity he craves, April launches a swift media campaign to make him realize that he can’t live without her. But Ryan has decided that he likes the dating scene and April’s boss insists that she keep him happy as his account is important to the firm.

To her dismay, April is forced to protect her firm’s bottom line by maintaining Ryan’s status as a Hollywood heartthrob while enduring her own heartbreak. As she picks up the pieces of her destroyed marriage, April is determined to compete with Ryan for power, publicity, and true love — even when her imagination takes her from the board room to the bedroom.

To save her sanity, her corner office, and her two dogs from becoming caught up in an ugly custody battle, April constructs a plan to use her media savvy skills to her advantage.

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EXCERPT 

            I didn’t flinch when I read my husband’s Facebook profile and learned Orlando Bloom is his all time fav actor. After all, Ryan is an actor and Orlando Bloom has a good body of work. I even remained calm when Ryan wrote about that body, citing Orlando’s hotness in pirate wear. Okay, maybe this was a warning sign, but one could argue that Ryan appreciates how costume design impacts a film.

            Sure, there were other signs…all ignored. In fact, it wasn’t until I found his porn stash, with not so much as one breast in the mix, that I realized my rationalizations ceased to be rational. If only I had discovered Ryan in bed with a leggy blonde, even two, I could have managed. His revelation, on the other hand, gave me reason to doubt the existence of a higher being.

            “April, we need to talk,” he said gravely.

            Talk. When people mention four-letter words that one rarely comes to mind, but in my experience it’s just as toxic as the others. Case in point was this particular morning when Ryan sat me down in front of a steamy cappuccino and an obscenely large sticky bun. I regarded the bun with suspicion. I was a week shy of PMS and therefore not in need of carbs, and yet, here I was faced with a definite sign that some serious buttering up, apologizing, or pleading would occur. He obviously assumed (correctly) that artificial support would be needed.

            “April, my life, actually…our lives, are about to change,” he continued once I had taken a healthy bite.

            “You’re auditioning for a movie? Oh my gosh, I knew this day would come,” I said hopefully, if not a bit naively. What can you expect from a girl voted “Most Gullible” of her high school graduating class?

            Ryan treaded lightly, “Honey, it’s something different. Call it a change of heart, but I’ve decided that I’m gay.”

            “Gay? As in happy?”

            “No, not exactly, at least not yet. Here, have some more,” he said pinching off a piece of the bun and popping it into my mouth that now hung open.

            I swallowed hard. “How is this possible? We just had sex last night?”

            “Yeah, I wanted to be sure. You gotta admit, we sure gave it the ol’ college try.”

            “I’d say. We did it twice!”

            “Just wanted to be 100%. April, sweetie, don’t blame yourself. Listen, we’ll talk later. I’m going to be late.”

            After delivering this verbal right hook, Ryan apologized for the “bad news” and left to start his day.

 

 

 

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AUTHOR BIO

Mia Fox is a Los Angeles-based novelist who writes across varied genres including Young Adult/New Adult Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, and Chick Lit. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from U.S.C.

Before writing full time, she worked as an entertainment publicist, a career she chronicles in her novel, “Alert the Media.” However, she is happy to leave that world behind her, preferring that any drama in her life is only that which she creates for her characters.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, three children, Casey, the Wonder Westie, and Bean, his brother.

AUTHOR FOLLOW LINKS

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE – WEBSITE / BLOG – FACEBOOK – TWITTER – 
GOOGLE+ – PINTEREST – TUMBLR – GOODREADS – 
BOOKTROPOLOUS SOCIAL

 

GIVEAWAY

Swag Pack / Book Themed Necklace & Bracelet

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Tour Organized & Hosted by

1-MINIBUTTON