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Saturday, 25 October 2014

TEN THANKFUL TURKEYS Book Blast & Giveaway

The Book

Ten Thankful Turkeys by Angela Muse
Illustrated by Ewa Podleś
Genre: kid lit / picture book

About Ten Thankful Turkeys:
This colorful autumn tale follows ten turkeys as they get ready for an important celebration. This story teaches about gratitude. There are also fun turkey facts in the back of the book.
Source: Info in the About Ten Thankful Turkeys was from the press kit from the publicity team.

Buy Link(s):

Kindle version available for only 99 cents from Amazon on October 24 & 25, 2014. Grab your copy now!!

Meet The Author

About Angela Muse:
Angela Muse was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the "new kid" in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children's book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children's picture books and released books in her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls, in 2013/2014. Her husband, Ben Muse writes suspense/thriller books that can also be found on Amazon.

Meet The Illustrator

About Ewa Podleś:
Hi there! My name is Ewa Podleś (pseudonym Rozalek) and I am a children’s illustrator.

You are welcome to view a sample of my work and the published books and other media I illustrated.

I live in Kraków, Poland where I also teach interactive English to young children, ages 2-12.

Apart from drawing I enjoy creating artistic textiles and making stained glass. I am an avid traveler and have backpacked through many countries and cultures, particularly fascinated by the Far East.


* $50 Book Blast Giveaway *

Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal cash (winner’s choice)

Contest ends: November 23, 11:59 pm, 2014

Open: Internationally

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Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, Angela Muse and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send and email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

A Fallen Angel’s Forbidden Love: COVER HIM WITH DARKNESS

The Book

Cover Him With Darkness by Janine Ashbless
Genre: paranormal romance

About Cover Him With Darkness:
In a remote and mountainous part of Europe, a priest keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel—a prisoner. His lovely young daughter Milja, whose innocence and devotion to God he prizes over all else, trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the captive, an ethereal being clearly more than the human man he seems to be at first glance. Discovering the identity of the prisoner becomes an obsession for Milja, and she wonders if the eerily beautiful man beneath her father’s church could be Loki or Prometheus, or perhaps something else entirely.

Milja is forced to leave Montenegro for America, but never forgets the haunting secret she left behind. Janine Ashbless’s Cover Him with Darkness: A Romance is the tale of Milja’s secret love that defies not only the wishes of her father, but flouts the eternal law of heaven itself.
Source: Info in the About Cover Him With Darkness was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Then one day I received a phone call.

“Hello, Nana Vera.” I said, cradling the flat plastic slip awkwardly between jaw and shoulder as I tried to wrestle papers back into a folder, and hearing the shutter sound effect that told me I’d accidentally taken a photo of my ear again. “What’s up?”

I was desperately hoping she wasn’t in one of her chatty moods. My boss could see me across the open-plan office and we weren’t supposed to take personal calls during work time. I’d told Vera that, several times, but she was under the impression that the rules didn’t apply to her.

“Milja. I’m so sorry, honey. I’ve got bad news.”

“What?” I dumped the files on my desk and took a proper grip on the phone. “What’s happened?”

“It’s your father. He’s been taken ill. You have to go home straightaway.”

Home. For a moment the shiny modern office around me flooded with shadows, and I smelled damp stone and church incense. On my tongue was the greasy taste of mutton, and under my feet was the bounce of wild thyme.

“Milja? Did you hear me? Are you still there?”

“Father is ill?” I repeated, faintly. Far away, I heard the screech of the mountain eagle, high and cold and cruel.

We flew out of Logan International together. Vera was old enough to be my mother, and I had no one else to take that role. It was a comfort to have her with me, though at the same time we seemed to be driving each other crazy. My cousin worried and tutted the whole way from my apartment to the airport—about the taxi being late, about the way everyone else was driving, about the cost of the last-minute tickets, about the clothes I’d chosen to travel in and the airline luggage allowance and the rudeness of people nowadays, all pushing and grousing at the terminal entrance. We elbowed our way through the press with the best of them, and trundled our wheeled suitcases down the interminable ranks of desks to our designated check-in.

That was where I discovered that I didn’t have my passport on me anymore.

The gush of panic made me feel sick. I knew I’d had it with me in the taxi, because I’d checked for the fourth or fifth time, at Vera’s insistence. I’d slipped it into my jacket pocket, I’d thought—but the pockets weren’t very deep. Now they were inarguably empty.

“What were you thinking of, you silly girl?” Vera asked, her voice rising. “One thing I ask you to do, and look what happens! We’ll miss the flight now!”

I could see the people in the queue behind us starting to stare. “Ring the cab company and ask them to get the driver to check, Nana,” I suggested desperately. “And I’ll go back and look. It might have fallen on the floor.” I wanted to get away from Vera for a moment, just so my ears could stop ringing. My cousin was five-foot-nothing when she took her spike heels off, but she had the voice projection of an opera singer.

I left my suitcase with her, waiting resentfully to one side of the desk while the next customer checked in, and I headed back down the long, long hall of the terminal, scanning the scuffed floor for my passport. The thought that we might miss our plane, that we might not be able to fly, that we might not reach my father for another day or perhaps at all—it made my throat swell and my eyes burn. Hundreds of feet passed back and forth under my frantic gaze. Knots of people clustered everywhere, waiting for their desk announcements—could they have parked their overstuffed baggage on my fallen passport without realizing? I wanted to shout at them all to get out of the way. I wanted to beg them for help.

I was nearly back at the entrance door when a man stepped in front of me, blocking my path. I sidestepped; he stepped too. I went left, but he moved to bar my way with his leather shoes and his chinos and his casual suit jacket. I lifted my gaze to glare at him, feeling unwise words burn upon my tongue.

“Milja Petak?” He looked down at the open passport in his hand, and then into my face again, and smiled. “It’s really not such a good likeness. You look like a kid in this.”

Hope slammed me in the breastbone. “Where did you get that?” I blurted, snatching it out of his hand.

“Sure, you’re welcome. It was on the floor just over there.” He gestured toward the doors. He had a square face and square shoulders: sandy-blondish hair, sandy-blondish eyebrows, pale eyes.

Cute, said my hindbrain.

“You should have handed it in!” I snapped, which wasn’t fair at all because I hadn’t gone to the information counter myself. But I was too wound up and my mouth was running well ahead of my brain. I double-checked that it really, truly was my passport photo there on the back page, relief making my temples pound.

“Sorry,” he said mildly. He had a slightly non-American accent.

“Right,” I huffed.

“You okay, then?”

I glowered at him, too addled to think straight. His mouth twisted at one side, suggesting concern. “Okay,” I said, since nothing else came to mind except a feeling I should thank him, and I didn’t want to thank him or anyone because I was mad as hell. “Okay, then.”

Then I turned on my heel and stalked back to Vera, my head held high.

The Buzz
“Calling Cover Him with Darkness a romance is like calling a Lamborghini a cute little car. Janine Ashbless has broken every unwritten rule of writing romance and makes it work most spectacularly—it’s dark and gritty and so beautifully written that the words are pure poetry.”
—Kate Douglas, author of the Wolf Tales series

“Janine Ashbless showed me that erotica can be literature.”
—Violet Blue, editor of Sweet Love and Lips Like Sugar

Meet The Author

About Janine Ashbless:
Janine Ashbless is a British author of erotica and hot romantic adventure. Janine likes best to write paranormal- and dark-fantasy-themed fiction and has a lifelong interest in mythology, folklore and history.

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Thursday, 23 October 2014

THE RIGHT GUY Book Tour & Giveaway

The Book

The Right Guy by M K Hunt
Genre: Romance, Suspense

About The Right Guy:
2 romance suspense stories about what 2 girls went through to get the right guy.

In story 1 a young girl runs out of gas, at midnight, in the worst part of town with no phone!

In story 2, survival not love becomes the goal after a lethal office invasion where she becomes a hostage.
Source: Info in the About The Right Guy was from the press kit from the publicity team.

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Brad, the level headed young business leader, had to keep his boundaries too. He reminded himself she was here to discuss his father’s death, not as entertainment. He wanted to crush his lips against hers, and then fall back, his body half over her, fingers exploring her.

He used his remaining fragments of willpower to pull his mind and body away from her emotionally. Brad suddenly got to his feet. “Our interview is over, I’ll let you know!”

Meet The Author

About M K Hunt:
MK has a Masters in behavioral science, is an instructor and faculty member in a college. She is also a graduate of Otis Parson’s school of fashion design.

She lives with her husband in southern California.

Her favorite hobby is exploring, anything and everywhere. It might be exploring the back streets of south central Los Angeles where the hoods rule, or the back alley’s of Manhattan where you are likely to find a button shop that’s been selling buttons for 100 years and looks like it did when it first opened. It might be Ankor aWat in Cambodia or Palmyra in Syria.


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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

INSTINCTUAL Book Tour & Giveaway

The Book

Instinctual by Amanda Mackey
Book 1 in the Instinctual series
Genre: (Adult) Romance, Drama, Suspense

About Instinctual:
Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched?
How much do you trust your gut instincts?

Kate Fitzpatrick’s intuitive gift warns her that her ex-lover Jake Alexander has arrived in her idyllic hometown of Vernazza, Italy, but she tries to shrug it off as being overworked and tired.

When Jake appears in front of her in a lonely, dark alley looking sexier than ever, Kate’s worst fears are confirmed.

She fights the magnetic pull between them, feeling guilty that her new boyfriend is out of town on business.

But after a serious fall that leaves Kate between life and death, she soon discovers that Jake’s arrival, and their intense connection, may be the only thing that can save her…
Source: Info in the About Instinctual was from the press kit from the publicity team.

Buy Link(s):
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Her wall was crumbling fast as choked sobs escaped. Her teeth clenched as she willed her body to be strong and behave.

An apology just didn’t cut it. What a nerve thinking he could just waltz back into Vernazza and expect her to be anything other than angry with him? What did he hope her reaction to be?

“You’ve been stalking me!” She turned her head slightly to project her voice.

“No! I haven’t! I had to find you. There is so much I need to tell you, only I didn’t expect…”

“What? What didn’t you expect? Spit it out Jake and hurry up!”

“Something has happened to you! I tried to tell you earlier. You’re in danger!”

“Danger? The only danger I’m in is from you. I don’t want you here. Why can’t you understand that?” Did he not understand English? She’d practically spelt it out for him in every way possible.

And he thinks I’m the stubborn one! Okay, you’re doing good Kate. Stay strong.

“I’m here to help you. You need to hear me out. I promise, if you listen to what I have to say and you still want me to go, I will. I’ll go and I’ll never bother you again.”

Silence. Jesus! Why was she even considering this? It was absurd.

“How do I know you’re not lying to try to get me to forgive you?”

“I wouldn’t lie about something like this. About you. This is a life or death situation. I’ve never been more serious about anything. Except for my feelings for you. They will never change. You have to hear me out and then I’ll leave. You have my word.”

Other Book In The Instinctual Series:
Instinctual 2
Instinctual 2

Meet The Author

About Amanda Mackey:
Amanda Mackey was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia when she was 12 years old with her family, where she has lived ever since. She has loved books since an early age and is an avid reader. This has helped lay the foundation for her writing. She’s published 2 non-fiction books and has her fiction novels titled, Instinctual and Instinctual 2 out now. Amanda hopes to make writing her full time career.

Win a $20 Amazon gift card on the Instinctual by Amanda Mackey Book Tour and Giveaway! Open world wide, 10/21/14 – 11/18/14.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

LOOP Release Day Book Blast & Giveaway

The Book

Loop by Karen Akins
Book 1 in the Loop series
Genre: YA urban fantasy

About Loop:
At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.
Source: Info in the About Loop was from the press kit from the publicity team.

Buy Link(s):
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Books in the Loop Series:
Book 1: LOOP Book 2: TWIST
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Meet The Author

About Karen Akins:
Karen Akins lives in the MidSouth where she writes humorous, light YA sci-fi. When not writing or reading, she loves taking care of her son and hanging out with her husband. And watching Downton Abbey. Karen has been many things in her life: an archery instructor, drummer for the shortest-lived garage band in history, and a shockingly bad tic-tac-toe player. LOOP is her first novel.

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One Winner will get a signed final copy of LOOP + a swag pack

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