Book Barrage: A TOUCH OF HONOR by J.P. Grider

Title: A Touch of Honor 
Author:
J.P. Grider 
Publisher: Fated Hearts Publishing 
Series: The Honor Trilogy, #1
Release Date: March 13th 2013
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Length: 224 pages 
Heat: Sweet
Source: CBLS Promotions
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Honor hurts…all the time. The doctors say she’s fine – it’s all in her head. But Honor feels pain. What she doesn’t know is…it’s not her pain– it’s everyone else’s.

Seventeen year-old Honor Stevens is not an ordinary teenager. Sure, she looks like one on the outside…but on the inside, there’s a whole world of pain going on. Honor is an empath. That means she can feel other people’s pain – like that of the girl who is about to be raped in the woods, or the girl who is dying of cancer, or her mom…who is suffering a heart attack. What she doesn’t know is what Ethan Sutherland comes to town to tell her – she can save these people. But at what cost? For every life Honor saves, she knocks years off her own.

When Ethan comes looking for her, he isn’t counting on falling in love. Now that he has, he wishes he hadn’t told her about her abilities. Though he tries his best to talk her out of saving every soul, Ethan loses the battle – Honor’s too nice for her own good.

Then there’s the matter of Ethan’s estranged, morally corrupt half-brother, Storm – he loves Honor too. And because Honor is intrinsically empathic, she’s aware of Storm’s softer side and begins falling for him as well.

When the two brothers are forced to work together against a group of evil empaths who are after Honor, they need to put their differences aside and focus on saving the one girl they both love.

A Touch of Honor is a paranormal love story of a different kind. In a world gone mad with vampires and werewolves, A Touch of Honor tugs at the heartstrings with a girl out to heal the world…one person at a time.

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eBook Tour: "Morrigan" by Laura DeLuca

Title: Morrigan 
Author:
Laura DeLuca 
Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
Release Date: November 9, 2012
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Romance
Length: 96,900 words 
Heat: Sweet
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn’t know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.

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Cover Reveal – The Melody In My Head: Love and Music in Texas

    Today I have a cover reveal for The Melody In My Head: Love and Music in Texas, by Nikki Lynn Barrett.

       

Title: The Melody in my Head 
Author:
Nikki Lynn Barrett 
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
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Welcome back to Harmony’s Echo, Texas…..

Melody Roland is on the run from the one person she trusted completely. One who hid a dark past she could never have imagined. When a pregnant woman on the bus she’s fleeing on goes into labor, Melody rushes to her aide. Now she finds herself stranded in a tiny remote town just off the highway, with no way to her original destination.

She’s alone, on edge, and unsure who to trust. Her instincts scream to get far away and fast. But how and where?

Jameson Grant struggles through the roughest year of his life. Suffering from the loss of his father, one grief stricken night, he made a mistake. One which cost him the only woman he’s ever loved. Each lonely day he’s faced with the constant reminders of how quick things can change. Throwing himself into the one thing he has left, his music, helps dull the pain he fights to keep hidden. His last salvation begins to crumble as things spiral out of control and he has no choice but to face the ‘music’ of his past.

The last thing he needs or wants in his life is a woman with more trouble on her heels than the best of country music lyrics. But Melody sings a sirens call within him that can’t be ignored.

Jameson and Melody bond in ways stronger than either could have imagined, but one dangerous person from her past may threaten it all…

If she doesn’t flee before he can convince her to stay, and that some love songs last an eternity.

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Andrew Grey's WHIPPED CREAM

    Hello my lovelies. Today I have not only another story for your every growing TBR piles, but a cover that will make you hungry—in more ways that one! I’ve also got a great little excerpt to share, so make sure you check out all Andrew and his boys have to share.

 

Title: Whipped Cream 
Author:
Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 26th 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance
Length: 100 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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Former model Brent Phillips now works the other side of the camera. He makes his money on senior portraits but wants to create an art exhibition. His only problems are lack of a central image and a three-week deadline.

Enter Brent’s friends, who resolve to discover the perfect model for his project. They find him in Tristan Greer, a college student who left home after coming out and is trying to make ends meet.

Though initially reluctant, Tristan agrees to work with Brent to capture the image Brent wants—a gay version of Herb Alpert’s Whipped Cream album photo. It turns out the camera loves Tristan, and the photographer may as well.

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{Book Tour} Intervew w/ Kat Flannery, Author of LAKOTA HONOR

Title: Lakota Honor 
Author:
Kat Flannery 
Publisher: Imajin Books 
Release Date: May 30th 2013
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Western, Romance
Heat: Steamy
Length: 79,000 words 
Source: CBLS
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Fate has brought them together…but will a promise tear them a part?

Otakatay is hired to kill the witkowin-crazy women. A deadly bounty hunter, he has found his last victim in timid healer Nora Rushton. Marked as a witch, Nora uses her gift to heal those in need, and the bounty hunter is one of them. Will the desire to complete his promise drive him to kill her, or will the kindness he sees in her blue eyes push him to be the man he once was?

Nora and Otakatay must fight for their freedom in a time when race and discrimination are a threat and innocence holds no ground

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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Meatless Monday: TVP Meatloaf Muffins

Today is Meatless Mondays. Todays recipe is one I make for my family and that the kids LOVE.

This TVP Meatloaf Muffins recipe is based on a vegetable infused meatloaf I had at a friends years ago, but as I cannot eat meat any longer, I had to replace a few items. Making it in the muffin pan makes this delicious meal portion controlled and perfect for packing in lunches or for picnics.

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*Note: Worcestershire Sauce has anchovies in it unless you purchase the vegan specific kind. We are actually pescatarian so regular Worcestershire Sauce is what I used.

*Warning, we like our food a little on the spicy side, you may want to use less cayenne or use mild diced tomatoes.

*Place 1 small cube of cheese (or flavored cheese curd works well too) into center of each meatloaf muffin before baking for a yummy, cheesy treat.

Meatless Monday is a non-profit public health initiative in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Launched in 2003, the goal of Meatless Monday is to cut saturated fat intake, which in turn reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Going meatless one day a week can also decrease our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.

If you would like to submit your recipe for posting, please email me @ anya.millar@gmail.com.

GRAND SLAM by J.T. Cheyanne, Review / Excerpt / Giveaway

Title: Grand Slam 
Author:
J.T. Cheyanne
Publisher: Laz & Lachi Publications, LLC 
Release Date: April 20th 2013
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
Length: 165 pages
Source: Author in exchange for honest review
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All of his life, Spencer Hightower dreamed of playing baseball in the Major Leagues. He survived growing up gay in rural Alabama due to his impressive skill on the baseball diamond. Now living in Rhode Island and playing for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox, he’s only a few steps away from his goal.

Brock Kinkaid, CPA, faced each day with a smile that hid his deepest desire. He wanted to be a father. Unfortunately, the gay men he knew were not into the daddy scene. Resigned to being childless, he lavished his attention on his niece and nephew. When Corey won tickets to see the local baseball team in action, they suckered him into taking them despite the fact he loathed the game. Who would have guessed one home run ball would change everything?

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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TEXT ME, TWEET ME, NEED ME by Susie Medwell

Title: Text me, Tweet me, Need me 
Author:
Susie Medwell 
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc. 
Release Date: May 6th 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 24k words / 272 pages
Source: CBLS Promotions 
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Texting and tweeting can lead to trouble when the truth gets out…

Dating your boss is bad. Finding out he’s married with a baby on the way is a whole lot worse, but losing your job when you show him the door really sucks. And when he knows all your family secrets, there’s bound to be trouble. But the job Samantha’s got lined up can put her life back on track. One last date for research purposes before she can finish her article on online dating–then she’s a man-free zone, and it’s serious journalism all the way.

Ben has only one thing on his mind: to keep the promise he made to look after Sam. All he has to do is work out how he can support a girl who distrusts men, hates charity, and definitely doesn’t want rescuing. He thinks he’s come up with the perfect solution, until he realizes it’s his heart, not his money he needs to invest.

But can Sam see past the lies and learn to trust a man again? And more importantly…will Ben still want her when he learns about her past?

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Interview w/ 2013 GOLDEN HEART® Finalist Dawn Marie Hamilton, Author of “Just Beyond the Garden Gate”

Today I have a 2013 GOLDEN HEART® Finalist visiting! Author Dawn Marie Hamilton gave up a corporate training career to write what she’s passionate about—romance. And today she’s sharing some of her new book Just Beyond the Garden Gate with us. It’s a Scottish time travel with fantasy elements… She’s also giving away a copy of her book so take a peek below (no not the kilt, lol.)

Title: Just Beyond the Garden Gate
Author:
Dawn Marie Hamilton 
Series: Highland Gardens
Publisher: Self / Indy 
Release Date: May 18th 2013
Genre: Time travel, fantasy/contemporary, Romance
Length: 544 kb / 339 pages 
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The Scottish Highlands—a place where faeries and brownies and other fae creatures dance through time. On occasion, so do mere mortals.

Determined to regain her royal status, a banished faerie princess accepts a challenge from the High-Queen of the Fae to unite an unlikely couple while the clan brownie attempts to thwart her.

Passion ignites when a faerie-shove propels burned-out business consultant Laurie Bernard through the garden gate, back through time, and into the embrace of Patrick MacLachlan. The arrogant clan chief doesn’t know what to make of the lass in his arms, especially when he recognizes the brooch she wears as the one his stepmother wore when she and his father disappeared.

With the fae interfering at every opportunity, the couple must learn to trust one another while they battle an enemy clan, expose a traitor within their midst and discover the true fate of the missing parents. Can they learn the most important truth—love transcends time?

Journey from the lush gardens of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the Scottish Highlands of 1509 with Just Beyond the Garden Gate.

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Meatless Monday: Mushroom Rice Casserole

Today is the first of my Meatless Mondays. I will be sharing a vegetarian recipe every Monday, some will come from submissions and some are either mine or family inspired.

This Mushroom Rice Casserole is based on the one my Mimi made when I was little. I had to guess a little as she passed away when I was still very little, but helping her make this dish is a memory I will always treasure.

As some of you know, I’m actually a pescatarian (means I don’t eat beef, pork, foul, lamb, etc. The only “meat” I eat is seafood) for medical reasons but love the idea behind Meatless Monday.

If you would like to submit your recipe for posting, please email me @ anya.millar@gmail.com.

What are you having for dinner?

 

 

Meatless Monday is a non-profit public health initiative in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Launched in 2003, the goal of Meatless Monday is to cut saturated fat intake, which in turn reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Going meatless one day a week can also decrease our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.