Saturday, April 30, 2022

Love Reunited & Giveaway

 

Love Reunited
Tara Taffera
Publication date: April 29th 2022
Genres: Christian, Romance

Elizabeth Carlson turns heads wherever she goes but has never moved on from Tyler Williams, with whom she shared a whirlwind relationship her senior year of high school. After only a month together, Elizabeth ran away from her past and her broken family. Ten years later, Tyler comes crashing back in her life, eager for a second chance. But she can’t forgive him for the order he issued all those years ago. Slowly, a high school romance turns into so much more, but her secrets, and his anger, threaten to ruin their happily ever after. Will God’s grace and love lead them back to each other?

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EXCERPT:

The past finally caught up to me. I remember the month after Tyler and I met. We were inseparable. He offered an escape from my father’s lies and my mother’s grief. He listened, was sensitive to my feelings, and made me laugh. And when he ran his hand through his dark brown hair, messing it up just so. When he stared at me with those eyes that showed me the attention I craved, I fell a little harder each day.

My thoughts travel back to high school, and I consider how much to reveal to Gina. There was a party that night. It was the day before his birthday. After begging for days, my mom agreed to a 12:30 curfew so I could wish him a happy eighteenth birthday at midnight. We walked in together, and everyone who greeted me complimented my hair and clothes. I stood taller. They no longer called me ‘Jesus freak’ behind my back.

While I talked to two girls in my Spanish class, Tyler started the birthday celebration and quickly consumed too many pours from the keg. Then he turned into all the other guys—the ones who made me avoid these scenes all through school. He flirted with every pretty girl who passed by, then glanced my way as if he wanted to witness my hurt. Yesterday, he found every reason to graze my skin. Today, if our hands brushed, he recoiled as if I scorched him.

The friends I made over the past month kept their distance now, taking their lead from Tyler, the cool kid in class. Standing alone at the party, I felt like Cinderella—pre-Prince Charming and glass slipper. The best month of my life was over with no Fairy Godmother in sight. I watched him laugh at one of our classmate’s jokes and eye her tight V-neck top. If I walked out of the house in that thing, my mom would ground me for life. So would dad, but I no longer cared what he thought. He taught me one thing, though—how to mask my feelings. I perfected it so well, it may as well be an Olympic sport.

I sauntered out of the party like I had somewhere better to be, and somehow, I held back the dam—until I reached my house and spotted the wrapped present I’d left for Tyler on the swing. He was supposed to walk me home, open the framed photo of us, then kiss me goodnight, signaling the start of something beyond friendship.

I stood outside the door, hoping my mother was sleeping so I didn’t have to explain why I came home so early after begging all week for a late curfew. The sound of raised voices stopped me before I turned the knob.

My mom’s pained voice shocked me. “You said you would stop!”

“I couldn’t,” was all my dad uttered. It was almost a whisper through the door.

“You didn’t want to!”

“I did, but I’m not strong enough. You have to forgive me.”

“Forgive you? And that’s an excuse. You’re the strongest person I know.” The rest of the words remained muffled by her sobs.

“Sandy.” One word, but I hear the pleading in his voice.

Her voice raises several octaves this time. “Get out!”

I ran away, back toward the party, not wanting to see him leave or witness my mother’s cries if he stayed. Either way, I needed to forget.

Author Bio:

Tara Taffera is an avid reader and the author of A Divine Love Series. She writes contemporary Christian romance enveloped in God’s grace and love. Book two in her series, Love Unfailing, won the silver medal in the 2022 Illumination Book Awards in the romance category. The program shines a light on Exemplary Christian Books. Love Unfailing was also a semi-finalist in the Indies Today Awards.

She lives in Virginia with her husband of almost 25 years, a non-reader himself who provides valuable advice on her books—all those baseball scenes! He is one of her biggest cheerleaders, along with her three daughters.

You can find Tara on all the major social media platforms, and her books are available on Amazon. Learn more about her at tarataffera.com.

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The Hidden Duchess by Isabella Thorne

 

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The Duke is an odious man.

To keep her father from hanging, Caroline must marry this repulsive man. Unless fate steps in and lends a hand, she will be miserable for the rest of her life.

Fate does step in, but only to muck up the works.

Caroline is thrust into a seedy world where she must struggle to survive.

Love is the furthest thing from her mind, as she scrubs chamber pots. But love sometimes grows in the most inhospitable environs and friendships are forged in fire and pain. Sometimes it takes a long while to get to that happily ever after, but that makes it all the sweeter.

About the Author:

Isabella Thorne is an author of Regency and Georgian Romance. The first grown-up books she read were historical, authored by Georgette Heyer, Victoria Holt and Anna Seton.

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Unworthy & Giveaway

 

Unworthy
M. Jameson
(St. Jude Rules, #2)
Publication date: April 29th 2022
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Romance

My blood runs crimson,
a contrast to my obsidian soul.
Darkness swims through my veins.
Carnage wreaks havoc within me.
I was raised by monsters, so I became one.
My pleasure comes from inflicting pain.
My only aphrodisiac is tears.
Until the woman with honey eyes, and fire in her soul,
Becomes my obsession.
I kept my distance as long as I could.
She’s the daughter of my enemies after all.
But she’s the gambit I never saw coming.
Fueled by lust, hatred, and dishonor,
the plan was to manipulate her until she broke,
in all the ways good things should.
But plans seldom go as they should.
How the hell did I get tricked,
in my own wicked game?

A FATAL AFFAIR LEADS TO THE UNRAVELING OF DARK AND DANGEROUS SECRETS. SECRETS THAT COULD SHAKE A FAMILY TO THE CORE. THE DARKNESS IS ALL LARKEN KNEW, UNTIL HER. THE ONE WOMAN HE WANTED MORE THAN ANYTHING, BUT COULD NEVER HAVE. SHE’S ALL HE DESIRES, AND ALL HE’LL NEVER BE WORTHY OF.

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EXCERPT:

“This isn’t your world Roxanne, and you have one chance to leave. When we’re in there, you’re mine to use.”

“Then use me,” I say bravely. The room is lit in black light, and the further I walk into the space, the smaller it seems.

“No-one can hear you scream. No-one can help you. It’s just you, me and my demons.

“I want to play with your demons,” I say breathlessly, the closer he gets to me.

He pushes me against the glass holding my hands painfully behind my back. “Just outside the window are men and women craving to watch what I’m about to do to you.”

“Then let them.”


Author Bio:

M Jameson enjoys writing steamy, taboo, and forbidden stories. Sometimes dark, sometimes angsty, but sexiness and HEA (albeit not conventional) guaranteed. Jameson loves to delve into the hard topics and pushing the limits, so if you're looking for escapism and like your boundaries crushed, she's your go-to.

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Friday, April 29, 2022

The Brink

 

 


The Brink

Ramsey Series #4

by James B. McPike

Genre: Action, Adventure 


THE WORLD IS ON ... THE BRINK

When a young archaeologist discovers the earliest known cave painting hidden deep within the heart of Africa, she suddenly becomes the target of a sinister organization. They will stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden, knowing it could shatter the fabric of religious order worldwide and rewrite history as we know it. In comes Vince Ramsey, Israel’s top investigator and biblical scholar for matters like these. He must not only protect the archaeologist as they embark on a dangerous journey through Europe’s most iconic ruins—but he must help her find a mystical relic with ties to an ancient royal dynasty—one so powerful that it ruled the continent after the fall of the Roman Empire. Can they be the ones to solve a mystery for the ages—or will history repeat itself—once again?

For fans of James Rollins, Clive Cussler, and Preston & Child.


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McPike's 7th and latest thriller THE BRINK (#4 Ramsey Series) is now available!

His last action/adventure spy/thriller TREASURE FEVER: The Hunt for El Dorado received 5-stars from Red City Review. His other novel, THE LOST PROPHET, was the winner of multiple literary awards, including the Pacific Book Award for Christian Mystery/Thrillers and the Beverly Hills Book Award for Religion fiction. His 700-page debut sci-fi epic, FINAL OUTCOME, was nominated with 5% (50 of 1,000) books for the 17th EVVY Awards and won the silver medal from Readers' Favorite in the Christian/Fantasy genre.

He is a member of the International Thriller Writers. He lives near Yosemite, California. Readers can follow him on Twitter @JMcPikeAuthor or reach him at mcpike@gmx.com


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Taken by Maddie Taylor and Morganna Williams

 

HOT NEW CYBORG ROMANCE
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BLURB:
Stranded at the edge of the galaxy, and forgotten by Earth in the wake of tragedy, the small group of survivors on Walker Colony turn to their founder's granddaughter to lead them. With dwindling supplies and an abundance of failing equipment, Shayla keeps the life support systems running with little more than her wits and duct tape as they wait for a ship that may never come.

Built to be faster, larger, and more powerful than human men, cyborgs are the perfect killing machines. The only mistake their creators made was giving them the ability to think and learn. Although fearsome and formidable, they are also enlightened and conscious of their human emotions. They rebel against their programming, escape their enslavement on Earth, and begin their search for a safe place to live in peace.

When the cyborgs discover the abandoned humans on Walker Colony, hope is renewed. The twelve surviving women are in desperate need of supplies and support, while the cyborgs require just a small sample of human female DNA to begin the process of ensuring the survival of their race. To protect the humans, the imposing cyborg captain decrees all women are hands off. Yet, once Freeman sees the fiery-haired Shayla, the powerful leader is on the verge of breaking his own rules.

As she learns more about the cyborgs' heart-wrenching story, Shayla agrees to help. Convincing the other survivors to join her won’t be easy. With the colony crumbling around them, a deal is struck, but a malevolent force is bearing down on them as secrets and betrayals jeopardize their mission. Will the threat result in tragedy for the colonists, or will Free and his cyborgs come to their defense, risking their hard-fought freedom in the process?

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About The Authors: 

USA Today and #1 international bestselling author, Maddie is a lifelong reader who became a romance junkie as a teen with her first romance novel, The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss. From then on, she was hooked, and gobbled up everything she could get her hands on, whether contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi. If there was romance to be found between a strong alpha male, and a sassy, adventurous and ofttimes defiant yet loving woman, Maddie was all over it. As an author, she stays true to those themes writing steamy erotic romance, with a side of kink, and adding elements of intrigue, danger and suspense to her plots.

Maddie started writing as a hobby. Her stories stayed private while she raised a family and worked full time as a registered nurse. It wasn't until 2012 that she decided to take the plunge and submit her first book for publication: Captain My Captain. She went on to publish eleven novels the first year.

Morganna Williams is a USA Today Best Selling Author and Internationally Best Selling Author on Amazon in BDSM, Sci-fi Erotica, Humorous Erotica, Medical Romance, Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance.

Morganna lives in Dallas with her family. She works as a social worker and does most of her writing on her lunch break. She loves interacting with her readers and is active on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and of course her blog morgannawilliams.com.

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Neighbors With Benefits by Isabel Jordan

 

THE 'BURBS HAVE NEVER BEEN SO HOT
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BLURB:
The enemy of the HOA is her friend…and maybe much, much more…

Ridley Lennox is not having a good day.

Her high school nemesis becoming president of the Homeowner’s Association and trying to ruin her life is bad enough. But when Satan himself moves in next door, everything really starts circling the drain.

Finn Doyle is a menace. The fact that he’s the most gratuitously sexy, extroverted jerk she’s ever laid eyes on is irrelevant. His unneighborly actions make him her sworn enemy.

Which makes it super weird when he joins her war against the HOA.

That’s when everything gets…wacky.

Because somewhere along the line, Ridley, born introvert and known advocate of commitment avoidance, becomes friends with Finn.

And, to her complete disbelief, he seems to want out of the friendzone and into an infinitely more…hands-on relationship.

The wild part? She’s starting to think about it, too. Neighbors with benefits is a thing, right?

Maybe. But only if neither of them does anything stupid…like falling in love.

Neighbors With Benefits (a contemporary romantic comedy) is book 1 in the Love in the Burbs series. It's a light, hilarious, comfort read featuring small town/suburbs hijinks, meddling septuagenarians, copious pop culture references and casual cussing, and tons of witty, snarky banter. Like, TONS. Told in the 3rd person with dual points of view, it has a guaranteed happily ever after. Download today and happy reading!

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About The Author:
Isabel Jordan writes because it’s the only profession that allows her to express her natural sarcasm and not be fired. She is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. Isabel lives in Indiana with her husband, eleven year-old son, a neurotic Shepherd mix, and a ginormous Great Dane mix who answers to the name Jerkface. (Don't feel bad for him. He's really a jerk.)

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The Last Chorus by Nikki Ashton

 

 

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A ROCK STAR ROMANCE

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BLURB

When the last chorus ends it's time to sing a new song Grief: To feel deep, acute sorrow or distress Time is a great healer they say, whoever the hell they are. Time hasn’t done me any favours though. Despite my fame, wealth, Rockstar status I lost it all; my everything. My wife and son are gone leaving me lost in a dark grief that has swallowed me whole. My family and friends think it’s time I moved on, started to get out of bed and live my life again. I think they need to keep their opinions to themselves. I’m Beau Bradley, lead singer of Warrior Creek and I’ll decide when I’m ready for life again.

Fear: an unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger Take deep breaths and appreciate my courage is how to face my fear, they say. Whoever wrote that has no idea how scary facing my fear is. As a single mum of a gorgeous, five-year-old boy who doesn’t speak means life can be suffocatingly quiet. Silence follows me everywhere I go. Sometimes it would be nice to have someone to share it all with, to laugh and talk with but I can’t let anyone in. I’m Simone Addison though and I don’t let anyone close.

Can two strangers sing the final chorus of their past and help each other find a new song to sing? Or will the misery of their mistakes snatch away their chance of happiness before it’s even begun?

The Last Chorus, a story of love in its many guises.

 

 

Meet the Author

Nikki lives in Cheshire with her husband, two dogs, and lovely mother-in-law who supplies her with endless cups of tea. She writes contemporary and romantic comedy romances and hopes that she puts a smile on her reader's faces and a sigh in their heart. Nikki is grateful for the wide variety of strange and wonderful people in her life, otherwise, she'd never know what to write about! She always takes a keen interest in family and friends, finding out their innermost secrets in readiness for her next book.

Website: https://www.nikkiashtonbooks.co.uk/

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Trivial Pursuits by Elizabeth Hayley

 

Trivial Pursuits (The Love Game 7) by Elizabeth Hayley. Release Date: 26 April Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb

Asking questions is risky business.

Owen Parrish has a lot of growing up to do. As a new homeowner, he has responsibilities that no longer allow him to be scatterbrained and immature. Maybe a roommate who has her life together will be just what he needs to keep him focused.

Veronica Diaz is back in town for law school, and when she helps Owen in exchange for a place to live, she feels like her life is on the right track. She’s driven and passionate and ready for anything life throws at her. Right?

When Owen and Veronica uncover a secret about their house’s former owner, they set off on a path that will teach them that the past never stays buried and that choices can never be undone.

In the end, Owen and Veronica will have to decide if they want to choose each other or risk heading down a path that leaves them with no chance of a future together.

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Hayley is actually “Elizabeth” and “Hayley,” two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. They learned a ton about each other through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly. They live with their husbands and kids in a Philadelphia suburb. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

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Fantasy In Black & Giveaway

 

 


Spread Your Wings and Fly

Black Women Fairies Coloring Book

Fantasy in Black Book 1

by N.D. Jones

Genre: Fantasy, Self-Care, Coloring Book


Spread your wings, cast your eyes to the sky and take flight.
Soar.
See.
Feel.
The ecstasy of freedom, the joy of self-love.

The Fantasy in Black adult coloring book series 
celebrates representation. Fairies, angels, mermaids, visual diversity matters.

Relax and enjoy 12 gorgeous coloring book pages of 
black women as fashionable fairies. Dressed in African-inspired clothing, these fairies are proud, confident, and powerful.

Just Like You.

There is a unique black woman fairy design for each month of the year, as well as 12 coloring pages with inspirational quotes by black women. Beautify your world, share your magic, and 
rejoice in your self-care.


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Be UnBound

Black Men Angels Coloring Book

Fantasy in Black Book 2 



The adult coloring book series celebrates representation.

Fairies, angels, magicians, visual diversity matters.

Awaken. Stretch. Soar.

Away from stereotypes and shadows and toward self-actualization.


From an ancient African warrior to a 1960s freedom fighter to a contemporary Tai Chi practitioner, there are unique angel designs of Black men from different periods of time and walks of life.

Angel of Confidence, Angel of Dignity, Angel of Family, each stress-relieving angel coloring page reflects a defining value of Black manhood.


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The Beauty of Black Mermaids

Fantasy in Black Book 3

The Fantasy in Black adult coloring book series celebrates representation. Fairies, angels, mermaids, visual diversity matters.

Explore the ocean depths of the Enchanted Kingdom of Reef, where mermen race hippocampi and mermaids commune with water dragons. Enjoy a leisurely swim with graceful marine turtles after visiting Queen Seirus's majestic palace. When the sun's rays stream through the crystalline ocean, you will discover soft clam beds perfect for napping and treasure coves ideal for reading.

So, relax and enjoy 17 detailed underwater scenes of merfolk and 8 nautical-themed frames with inspirational quotes. These beautiful Black mermaids and mermen don't follow the tide. Instead, they define themselves, swimming against the stream and creating waves. Reef is their kingdom, but the world is their oyster.

Dive in.

Stress-relief fun awaits.


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N.D. Jones, Ed.D. is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Maryland with her husband and two children. In her desire to see more novels with positive, sexy, and three-dimensional Black/African American characters as soul mates, friends, and lovers, she took on that challenge herself. N.D. has authored several paranormal romance and fantasy series, as well as a coloring book and self-care journal series.

N.D. is also the founder of Kuumba Publishing, an art, audiobook, eBook, and paperback company that is a forum for creativity, with a special commitment to promoting and encouraging creative works from authors and artists of African descent. Her teenage daughter created the image design for Kuumba Publishing, while her son has written a role-playing game using original characters from a new paranormal romance series and her husband manages the company—making Kuumba Publishing a true family affair.


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Myracles In the Void & Giveaway

 

 


Myracles In the Void

Myraverse Book 1

by Wes Dyson

Genre: YA Fantasy 


There once were two children,
a girl and a boy.
One could create,
the other, destroy.

Within every heart lies the power to bond or break.

On an isolated port of floating garbage called Hop, Gaiel Izz and his sister, Lynd, never imagined they’d be able to change anything…

Not their nasty neighbors, not their hungry bellies, and especially not their missing father.

That will change when they discover the power of myracles — magic that either creates or destroys.

As the brother and sister set across Esa to bring their family back together, this power will either unite them or shatter their entire world to pieces.

It will all come down to what truly lies within their hearts…

Create or destroy?


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Wes Dyson is a creative marketer and dog-daddy of four Pomskies living in Western MA. He loves classical music and earthy, grass-tasting tea.

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Green House Haunting Blitz & Giveaway

  Green House Haunting: An Andy Watts Ghost Column Olivia York Publication date: September 29th 2022 Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Sup...