5★ Review: A COURAGEOUS RIDE by Andrew Grey

Title: A Courageous Ride 
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary, Western, Romance
Series: Bullriders, #3
Release Date: March 31st 2014
Length: 204 pages / Novel
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Aspiring orchestra conductor Marshall is exhausted after months of auditions without a single job offer. Marshall’s friend, Terry, recommends a change of scenery and points Marshall in the direction of a dude ranch run by former bull rider Indigo Santana. Marshall is understandably skeptical, but his friend is convincing, and Marshall needs a break, so he agrees to go.

Indigo captures Marshall’s attention but leaves him confused. Indigo’s confidence is shot after an injury ended his rodeo career, and he walks with a slight limp. He hasn’t been anywhere near a bull since he was hurt, and he’s not the most accommodating host. After all, the only reason he keeps guests is because his family ranch is all but bankrupt.

Marshall’s attraction doesn’t go unanswered, which leaves him with a huge dilemma. He’s torn between the possibility of love, something he’s searched for all his life, and the career he’s worked toward for as long as he can remember, which is miles away. From his side of the fence, Indigo doesn’t see how the ranch could ever be enough.

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GRAND ADVENTURES (Anthology) ~ Release Day

100% of the income from this volume goes directly to
TJ and Eric.

Title: Grand Adventures (Anthology) 
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Western, Romance, Mystery/Suspense, Urban Fantasy, Angels/Demons…
Release Date: March 31st 2014
Length: 320 pages / Novel
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On September 1, 2011, TJ Klune wrote, "…it’s not about the ending, it’s about the journey…" in a review of Eric Arvin‘s Woke Up in a Strange Place. With those words, two men began a journey of love and invited us to ride along. TJ and Eric have shared so much with us: their wonderful books, their smiles, their humor, their lives, and their inspiring devotion to each other. In December of 2013, their journey took a detour when Eric was taken to the emergency room. He survived the surgery to remove a cavernous hemangioma from his brain stem, but the challenges TJ and Eric face are far from over.

The authors in this anthology donated their talent as a way to support Eric’s continued recovery, to help bring strength to TJ, and to show both of them just how much love surrounds them. Grand Adventures is a diverse range of stories about the journey of love. We’re going on some grand adventures for a great cause. Thank you for joining us.

Grand Adventures Blog Tour

Today is the first day of the Grand Adventures Blog Tour!

Stop by Kimi-Chan’s for an interview with Moria McCain and Tempeste O’Riley, find out more about the anthology, and enter to win some wonderful prizes! 

 

Waybrooke by Julia Barkley

Welcome to my stop on the Waybrooke book tour.
Feel free to follow the tour this week and see what other reviews,
playlists, dream casts, or guest posts are available to check out.
Also, don’t forget to enter the giveaways on the individual stops!
 

How about a little QnA with the characters from Waybrooke? I’ve got Nicole, Scott, and Matt here with me to answer a few questions…

NICOLE

What’s your favorite thing to do on a rainy Sunday?

Nichole: Wish for it to stop raining! Rain is so depressing!

Do you infiltrate your writer’s dreams?

Nichole: You mean like show up while she’s sleeping? I can do that?

If you could rewrite anything in your book, what would it be?

Nichole: I’d write Scott right out of the story line. That guy gets under my skin.

SCOTT

What do you find most unappealing in women?

Scott: That’s the question you start me on? Okay, well… their indecisiveness. Did you notice that girls can never make up their minds? Choosing between Coke and Mountain Dew isn’t a life and death thing.

What do you think your greatest weakness is?

Scott: I know the answer and I really don’t think it’s any of your business.

It’s Carrie, isn’t it?

Scott: Who’s coming up with these questions? Is Blondie around?

Okay, okay, moving on. Do you like the way the book ended?

Scott: Did you read the book? I’m assuming not…. Personally, I wasn’t too fond of it.

MATT

What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?

Matt: I liked any scene where Nichole was more relaxed. Like when we were at that hotel room that was nice… When Nichole’s stressed out, everyone is.

But not you though, right? You’re never stressed.

Matt: *Smiles* That’s right… except me.

What is your most prized possession?

Matt: I’m so glad you asked! I have a-get this-glove signed by Corey Hart.

Is it his glove?

Matt: No, it was just some random glove but he SIGNED it!

That’s a… neat! Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?

Matt: You mean one that actually got into the book? I begged for a scene where I could wear a super hero suit but that never happened… The author was unsure if I’d lead the police away from Carrie and Nichole in that scene by the party store. I convinced her that I had enough guts though.

Waybrooke
 
 
Carrie Kent leaves her home in California to help at her Aunt Crystal’s institute. There, she meets an interesting group of people with very interesting abilities. What starts off as a side job soon turns Carrie’s life into chaos as she, and her new friends, face a secret criminal organization called E.Y.E who are willing to sacrifice everything in order to keep the group quiet. 

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Giveaway

Julia is giving away one ebook copy of the novel to one lucky commenter [ends March 31st].

 

About the Author

 
My name is Julia Barkey and I am sixteen years old. I write because I really can’t imagine myself not doing so. Stories, characters, settings and plots are flowing through my mind almost constantly. I currently live with my parents, my brother, and my two younger sisters in the lovely state of Michigan. I published my first book ‘Waybrooke’ in August and am currently working on my next novel. I enjoy family time, playing games, crafting,and talking over coffee.


 

The Net Promo Blitz by Missy Leigh

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Title: The Net

Author: Missy Leigh

Genre: Erotic Romance

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Polite conversation and gracious manners wouldn’t benefit her in a world of raunchy innuendoes and vulgar requests. Country club attitudes didn’t belong in private chat rooms and back room parlors.

Rated M for Mature

Due to strong language and sexual content, this material is not suitable for readers under 18+

M/F, F/F, M/F/F, Bondage

Divorced, unemployed and on the verge of bankruptcy, Megan Matthews is desperate for quick cash.

When a friend suggests the world of video sex chat, Megan is forced to decide. Can she trade gracious, country club conversations for raunchy innuendos and vulgar requests?

When you’ve spent your entire life playing by the rules, breaking them can be sinfully delicious.

Teaser

“I didn’t want to be responsible for stealing your innocence.”

“You can’t steal something I willingly give.”

“I know that now, but more than anything, I wanted to shield you from me, from the industry, from worldly corruption. You’re everything I’ll never be, Megan.”

“But you’re everything I want to be,” she whispered. Scooting closer, she wrapped her fingers in his hair. “You’re generous, kind hearted, loving, and honest. You’re gentle yet aggressive, bold yet secretive. I didn’t tell you how I felt about you because I didn’t think I was your type.”

“You’re too good for me.”

“And you for me.”

His heart cartwheeled. If this wasn’t love, then it didn’t exist.

Author Info

It’s just crazy weird to talk about myself in third person so I’ll keep it real with fun facts.

Things you may or may not want to know:

1.) I live in small town Texas but wish the town was smaller.

2.) If you can make me laugh I‘m a friend for life.

3.) I also write under another pen name.

4.) I’m in love with the idea of love but think sex is easier.

5.) I’m a Scorpio.

That’s me in a nutshell. No fanfare, no upsell, just me.

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Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens by Mark Speed

Title: Doctor How and the Illegal Aliens
Author: Mark Speed
Series: Doctor How, #1
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
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Doctor How’s famous megalomaniac brother Doctor Who sold his fictional life story to the BBC half a century ago, painting himself as a lone hero. Disillusioned, their four cousins dropped out. For fifty years, Doctor How has held the line against the forces of darkness and stupidity. And he’s not that happy, since you ask.

Illegal aliens try to hack How’s Spectrel (TARDIS is a very rude word where he comes from), just as he suspects his estranged cousin Where has been compromised. When reports come in of mysterious attacks by alien creatures, Doctor How has to rely on his new companion Kevin, a petty criminal from south London, and Trinity, a morphing super-predator, as he counters this threat to humanity’s existence. Bungling agents from MI16, long desperate to capture the Time Keeper’s technology, hamper How’s efforts to combat the alien menace. Can Doctor How keep ahead of MI16, save Where and combat the alien threat?

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BLOOD'S VOICE Release Day!

a House Millar novel
Áine P Massie

March 15, 2014
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
New Adult Paranormal Romance

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Summary of Blood’s Voice


Anya Millar had no memory of her life or an instruction manual on how to navigate the insane world of humans, biting, and reality. Instead, Anya has had to learn to navigate the world of love, life, and sanity while avoiding those that would see her dead or enslaved.

Anya must come to terms with who she is and her missing past, Nicholas must win back the object of his eternal love while dealing with new cravings in his silent heart, and Declán must learn to destroy the very creatures that he has unequivocally given his heart and blood.

This is the ongoing journey of Anya and Nicholas, human loving vampires and the human they love, Declán. What makes it all more complicated is that they are abominations in their own world and Declán is a natural born vampire hunter called a Guardian.

 

“Blood’s Voice is a dark paranormal story. The author does an excellent job of creating real and fascinating characters you can’t help but want to know more about. It was unique and an original spin on vampires. You won’t be disappointed. Clues to Anya’s lost past will keep you turning page after page to find out her secrets. Romance. Suspense. Action. Don’t miss it.” – Krystal Shannan




5✯ Review: LOVE COMES HOME by Andrew Grey

Title: Love Comes Home 
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Series: Senses series, #3
Release Date: March 7th 2014
Length: 200 pages / Novel
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When architect Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey, starts having trouble in Little League, Greg takes him to an eye doctor. The diagnosis hits them hard. Davey’s sight is degenerating rapidly, and eventually he’ll go blind.

Tom Spangler is used to getting what he wants. When Greg captures his attention, he asks Greg for a date. They have a good time until Greg gets a call from the friends watching his son, telling him Davey has fallen. Greg and Tom return to find the worst has happened—Davey can no longer see.

With so much going on in his life, Greg doubts he’ll see Tom again. But Tom has researched beep baseball, where balls and bases make sounds to enable the visually impaired to participate in Little League. Tom spearheads an effort to form a team so Davey can continue to play the game he loves. But when Greg’s ex-wife shows up with her doctor boyfriend, offering a possible cure through a radical procedure, Greg must decide how far he’ll go to give Davey a chance at getting his sight back.

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Knockout! by Emma Calin

Title: Knockout!
Author: Emma Calin
Genre: Suspense, Police, Erotic Romance
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KNOCKOUT!

A Mafia conspiracy. A female undercover cop. Her target: international sportsman and playboy Freddie La Salle.

Can she fake it? Can she nail the gangsters before her cover is blown? What happens when his charm kicks in, passion takes control and she falls for this charismatic suspect?

KNOCKOUT! The No 1 Kindle Bestseller from Emma Calin

Interpol cop, Anna Leyton, spirals down into a hopeless vortex of sexual and emotional turmoil as she fights to keep her professional cool. But who is deceiving who in this fast moving ride across continents? What motivates the art loving prize-bull of a lover Freddie La Salle?

An action-filled pulse-pounding adventure novel. A tense and erotic romantic affair. Can a relationship survive when it is founded on deceit? Can she prove her man is innocent? Can she escape with her life and her love?

The power of love and trust stands against greed and crime as conflicting forces grapple for that KNOCKOUT punch.

Authors note: This book is quite ‘strongly flavoured’ and features uninhibited, but straightforward steamy sexual scenes between consenting adults and true-to-life street language that would occur in high-stress situations.

from Chapter 1 Anna is captivated by the stranger in her cab.

He smiled again, showing even white teeth behind the full wide lips that pouted forward as he spoke in such a way that just possibly he really was French.

Sitting opposite him, she could take in the full presence of this stranger. It was as if he transmitted a force – an aura of danger and a sardonic humorous innocence. She attempted to re-assert her normal senses – her ability to appraise a man, threat or situation in the blink of an eye – a skill she had honed on the streets of South London – in a world of gangs, drugs and murder. And yet – here she was, tripping over the bags that some stupid girl had left in the entrance to her brain.

“Luckily Park Lane is on the way to Kilburn,” she said with deliberate plainness.

He looked back at her, holding her eyes, then making a slow upward sweep of her whole body, like a lick of cool flame that swept through the centre line of her thighs, her belly, her breasts. He shrugged.

“It would not matter Madame – I would be your knight in sighing armor.”

Anna shook her head in disbelief at his clumsy deliberate mistake and glanced quickly at his smiling brown eyes. This guy was larger than two lives. This was a pure pantomime act.

“You laugh at a poor little French boy?”

“Not laugh – you just kinda trowel it on don’t you?”

“OK – you got me,” he drawled in relaxed Californian,“you’re a cop right. Outside Scotland Yard – you must think I’m pretty dumb.”

She scrambled for grip. This was a moment – a turning point. Why could she not, at least for a few delicious minutes, be Anna Leyton, service number – zero, rank – woman of this Earth, no police record, no medals, no blood?

“A cop – for God’s sake – do I look like a cop?” she spat at him – hoping he would accept the question as a denial. Any detective knew that a suspect answering a question with a question is beginning to struggle. He nodded seriously.

“Please forgive – I mustn’t tease! So, anyhow, what do you do?”

“I sell boats,” she stated plainly. Tie a truth to a lie – you can even believe it yourself.

“Ah yes – the London rain is very famous – did you sell a boat today?”

Emma will be awarding an autographed copy of Shannon’s Law to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

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Novelist, philosopher, blogger, poet, would be master chef. A woman pedaling between Peckham & Pigalle, in search of passion & enduring romance.

Emma Calin writes romance novels and gritty short stories about love and survival in the 21st century. She has published a number digital and paperback books which are available from Amazon worldwide.

She blogs about her dual life in St-Savinien sur Charente in South West France and Romsey, a market town in England. She feels extremely lucky to be able to experience the world and life through these two, very different, lenses. She spends any time she can, when not writng, on her tandem exploring the countryside.

Emma also records and produces audio books and plays the trombone (although not at the same time).

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Novels, Short Stories and Novelettes by Emma Calin

Shannon’s Law ((Passion Patrol Series – hot cops, hot crime, hot romance)

Steamy police action romance- another in the Passion Patrol Series – available 28th February 2014

Knockout! (Passion Patrol Series)

A Mafia conspiracy. A female undercover cop. Her target: international sportsman and playboy Freddie La Salle. Can she fake it? Can she nail the gangsters before her cover is blown? What happens when his charm kicks in, passion takes control and she falls for this charismatic suspect?An action-filled pulse-pounding adventure novel. A tense and erotic romantic affair. Can a relationship survive when it is founded on deceit? Can she prove her man is innocent? Can she escape with her life and her love? Available in print and e-book formats.

The Love in a Hopeless Place Collection

An anthology of stories from the engine room of the human condition. Five stand-alone titles published over the last two years, from No. 1 bestselling short story writer, Emma Calin, combined in this great value ‘boxed-set’. Available in print and e-book formats.

Sub-Prime

Two powerless beings are swept together in a transient struggle for survival. Could the human spirit transcend the brutality and indifference of their brief experience before they are once again swept helplessly apart? E-book only.

Escape to Love

A woman on the run from domestic violence with no one but her vulnerable autistic teenage child as a companion, lives in isolation and fear. While her hand to mouth scenarios are played out in the shadow of a threatening suspense, a story of crime and love unfolds around her. E-book only.

The Chosen

A woman, a man, a van and a plan. What do painting and decorating, Thai brides, self-help manuals and pay-day loans have in common? J.A. knows the answer. Follow his his quest for love and happiness in The Chosen. E-book only.

Angela

A mystery tale of a late night taxi ride where the final passenger may not be all that she seems. E-book only.

Love in a Hopeless Place

A mature woman stumbles into a discovery of herself that she had never suspected. E-book only.