Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Purgatory Reign by L. M. Preston



PURGATORY REIGN
Purgatory Reign
Book One
LM Preston

Genre: YA, Romance, Paranormal,
Adventure, Mystery

Publisher: Phenomenal One Press

Date of Publication:  02/16/2013

ISBN: 9780985025144
ASIN: B01N6ZTBNX

Number of pages: 307
Word Count:  79K

Cover Artist: Emma Michaels

Tagline: Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it Peter Saints awaits.

Book Description:

Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms. Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give, his blood.

Peter carries within him the one gift or curse that could unlock a secret to destroy the human race. On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It is the one treasure the heavens sought to hide from the world.

Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.

Purgatory Reign is Book 1 in the series including Deviant Storm, Fierce Tides and Kindle World novella Colliding Souls from Runes World.

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Excerpt Purgatory Reign:

Peter took a moment to catch his breath. “I left. I left the grounds. But something’s bad has happened. Sh-she…Hanna died!” He coughed and his eyes watered. “Because of me! My fault. It was my fault. You gotta help her! I always screw up. Always. Please…”

Pastor Finn put his hands on Peter’s shoulders and shook him. “Why’d you leave? I told you never to leave here. You’ll put us all in danger. Yourself in danger. I didn’t save your butt for you to screw this up, boy.” He yanked Peter by the shirt and down the stairs. Then dragged him, practically running, all the way to the cellar stairs where he pointed at the small door where Peter had escaped. “Sixteen years old and you think you are man enough to make it out there?” he grumbled. “This is where you got out?” He sighed. “You don’t understand.”

“It’s my fault! Did you hear me? I killed someone! You gotta help her.” Peter jerked out of his grasp and grabbed Pastor Finn’s shirt, facing off with him. For once in a long while, he stared down the man eye to eye. He straightened up to his full height. The older man’s gray crew cut and piercing blue eyes were filled with fear. Peter’s hand loosened in shock that it was the first time he remembered that Pastor Finn looked afraid.


“I can’t help the dead.” He pushed Peter’s hands away from him. “But I have to help you. Come with me.” Peter watched him, confused. His teeth clenched at Pastor Finn’s betrayal. “I thought you were different. I have to go back. Bury her, like she deserves.” Peter stumbled backwards.

DEVIANT STORM
Purgatory Reign
Book Two
LM Preston

Genre: YA, Romance, Paranormal,
Adventure, Mystery

Publisher: Phenomenal One Press

Date of Publication:  02/16/2013

ISBN: 9780996919500
ASIN: B016NU9CWC

Number of pages: 252
Word Count:  68K

Formats available: ebook

Cover Artist: Emma Michaels

Tagline: Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it Peter Saints awaits.

Book Description:

The battle is on. Peter Saints thought he'd killed It. But bad people never stay down. Now the jail of his enemy is weakening. Luck is running out for Peter and the girl he saved by wagering the Earth. Only now, with each second and secret revealed, his enemy gains the answers to destroy Peter and devour the world.

Expect FIERCE TIDES (Book 3 of 3) in Dec. 2017 and COLLIDING SOULS (Character Spin off: April 2017)


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Excerpt Deviant Storm:

He screwed up. So bad, he didn’t think he could fix it. Peter tossed the ball against the wall once more as he drowned out Kyle’s words. He never admitted everything that had happened to him in the Stronghold to Kyle. Didn’t think he could. One thing for sure, time was up. Peter was through waiting to be told what to do by the Elders of at this dump who seemed to have their own agendas. Dealing with the nightmares of what he’d done - possibly killing a man by pulling something beyond evil out of him, plagued Peter every night. Those times when he wasn’t careful, it pressed his thoughts, even when awake.

“We’ll go get her.” Peter’s dark brown eyes landed on Kyle’s questioning blue ones.

About the Author:

LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. They inspired the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.







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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

New Release: One More Night by Sarah O'Rourke

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Crenshaw Jacobson met the woman of his dreams…and he was determined to spend every night possible with her. But Waverlee Armstrong was leery of commitment, having been abandoned by her family at an early age. She knew that she loved Shaw…but can she learn to trust him and spend just one more night?
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blog Tour/New Release: Resurrection by Maggie Jane Schuler

Title: Resurrection
Author: Maggie Jane Schuler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: March 10, 2017


 

Jenna:


My life was perfect. I’d had it all: a doting husband, a career on the rise, and great kids. When all that comes down around me—when I lose the one person I need— it feels like my world has been swirling around the edges of a black hole. A never-ending despair that is consuming me. The vows I had made to him still haunt me, still feel as fresh as the day I’d spoken those words. But he’s gone and I don’t know how to move on. I’m not even sure I could.

Until… I meet him.

Chase:


I was happy. So happy. There was nothing more that a man could ask for. I had the kind of fairy tale that few get. I worked hard and played hard, but my family always came first. But when it all crumbled around me, I didn’t know how to carry on without the love of my life at my side. They say, ‘till death do us part’. I just never thought she’d go before me. Now, all I do is exist because I must, and my children need me. But some days, I can’t push past the pain and misery. Sometimes, I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to do.

Then she comes crashing into my life. And in that instant, I know… My life will never be the same again.
 

Maggie Jane Schuler is a wife, mother of three almost-grown children, and teacher by day. While she has always loved to read, the thought of writing her own prose did not strike until she was in the middle of writing her Master’s Thesis. From that point on she was hooked. She Resides in Southern California. Besides the family and books, she loves baseball. Since the Dodgers, Angels, and Padres are all within a short distance, and the Giants and Athletics a nice weekend jaunt away, she’s got plenty of games to take in during the season. Additionally, she enjoys cooking, movies, the beach, and the local mountains. She’s most content being with her family engaged in whatever activity they have planned.
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New Release/Interview: Fool Me Twice by Phillipa Jane Keyworth

First, my interview with Phillipa Jane Keyworth:

What made you start writing?

If I’m honest, I’m not sure. The best way to describe it is like having a compulsion. I get a scene in my head, a character in a specific circumstance, and it won’t go away until I’ve written it down. Then as I’m writing it, the next scene appears in my mind’s eye, and then on and on it goes until the story unfolds before me. Except, it’s not a compulsion in a bad way, it’s pleasurable, creating your own world and characters and disappearing over the threshold for a while to another place and time…

So, I guess that’s what made me start writing.

Why historical romance?

I have loved historical romance since being introduced to the BBC’s version of Pride and Prejudice when I was a kid. I tried reading Austen when I was younger, but as much as I loved the stories I found the prose a little hard at that age. When I found Georgette Heyer, that changed. Her writing helped me to connect with the period. Her witty repartee and strong heroines made me fall further in love with the genre.

It was reading Georgette Heyer, especially my favourite, Devil’s Cub, which encouraged me to write my own. She made me feel as though it was possible, and so my first historical romance, The Widow’s Redeemer, was born…

What are some of the challenges you find in writing historical romance?

The etiquette and culture of the age can make things difficult. As much as it’s what makes the 18th century and Regency period romantic in our eyes, the etiquette and culture of the period also have to inform the plot, and you can’t have just anything happen to move your characters’ lives along. You see, if it’s a fantasy novel, to some extent you can do whatever you like to fix a plot problem or get your characters from A to B, but historical romance requires study and a respect for the period to make it a story which is believable as well as enjoyable. It’s actually what makes it so satisfying!

Tell us about your writing process.

Hahaha! This question makes me laugh. You see, half of my brain is creative and the other half is super into lists and organization, but the thing is, creativity doesn’t work well when being bossed around. So when it comes to writing, no matter how hard I try, I just can’t seem to stick to the same process. There is no formula to writing! Every book I’ve written has been different to write.

That being said, there are some general things that tend to be the same. For instance, I always write a first draft fairly ‘quickly’, with a few plot holes, character discrepancies and a whole lot of typos because I get excited and type really fast! Then, I leave it alone in the recesses of my computer for a few months and think on other things. When the time is right, I pull it back out, re-read the whole thing, and only then do I get down to editing. Finally, after a few edits I proof and voila! A novel has been born. That of course makes it sound quite straight forward. The truth is, when it comes to creativity, there really is no taming it, so often I’m held up by a muse who won’t show, and of course then there’s life in general getting in the way.

If you could write any other genre, which one and why?

I absolutely love murder mysteries. Always have. Ever since my dad used to whack on a good ol’ fashioned Poirot, Midsomer Murders or Miss Marple. I really enjoy trying to figure out who a villain is, and I always think it’s so clever when a writer manages to hold a secret from the reader and just leave little breadcrumb clues along the way.

I’m not quite sure how they manage it, those crime authors, I think they must be so clever. So, if I was to be able to write in another genre, I guess I’d love to do that.

Where do you look for inspiration for your stories?

Lots of different places really. I love people watching in coffee shops and picking up little things from everyday life. I love being in the countryside and the beauty of nature, specifically Cornwall which is my favourite place in all the world. I’m also a big fan of other historical romance writers, fantasy authors and some of the classics. Plus, I’m an absolute cinephile. I also like reading the Bible, and there’s some great stories in there which often give me ideas.

Who are some of your favorite authors to read?

Like I said earlier, Georgette Heyer is one of my all-time favourites. I do now love reading Jane Austen too—I grew into her! And I like Charlotte Bronte and Lucinda Brant who writes wonderful 18th century romance and crimance. I like fantasy authors like Joe Abercrombie, Alison Croggon, and for quirky murder mysteries I’m a fan of Alan Bradley’s Flavia De Luce series.

If you could give other aspiring historical writers one piece of advice, what would you say to them?

Just to carry on cracking on. Writing is something which is crafted over years and the beauty of it is that your writing will keep evolving and growing as you do, so don’t give up.

Where do you see your writing career in 10 years?

Oh, good question. I’d love to have branched out into the fantasy genre as well, which I have already written a few novels in that are, as yet, unpublished. I would love to have a series of historical romance novels on the go and generally have a nice wee back catalogue to entertain the fans.

02_fool-me-twiceFool Me Twice by Philippa Jane Keyworth

Publication Date: December 1, 2016
Madison Street Publishing
eBook & Paperback
ASIN: B01M6TZ9UY
ISBN13: 9780996264846
Genre: Historical Romance
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In the gaming hells of eighteenth century London, orphan Caro Worth is leading a double life. By day she plays a proper gentlewoman on the lookout for a wealthy husband. By night she plays the infamous Angelica, her fictional half-sister with a talent for cards and an ability to finance the life her respectable self has built. An introduction to a rich Marquis brings marriage and security within Caro’s grasp…until the arrival of the unpredictable and totally ineligible Mr. Tobias Felton. Dismayed by Felton’s persistent appearances, shocking frankness, and enigmatic green eyes, Caro watches helplessly as he comes closer than anyone to guessing her secret, but when complete and utter ruin threatens, she finds that Felton’s suspicions just might become her salvation. As the walls she has built to protect herself crumble down around her, Caro learns that no matter how careful your plans, life and love have a habit of falling quite spectacularly out of control!

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03_philippa-jane-keyworthAbout the Author

Philippa Jane Keyworth, known to her friends as Pip, has been writing since she was twelve in every notebook she could find. Originally trained as a horse-riding instructor, Philippa went on to become a copywriter before beginning a degree in History. A born again Christian, Philippa lives in the south of England with her handsome husband. Philippa has always written stories and believes that, since it is one of her loves and passions, she always will. In her early writing career, she dabbled in a variety of genres, but it was the encouragement of a friend to watch a film adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice that began her love affair with the British Regency. Since then, she has watched every Regency film and TV series she could get her hands on and become well acquainted with Georgette Heyer’s novels which gave her the inspiration to write her own. Both as a reader and a writer, Philippa believes it is important to escape into a world you yourself would want to live in. This is why she writes stories that will draw you into the characters’ joys and heartaches in a world apart from our own. Her debut novel, The Widow's Redeemer (Madison Street Publishing, 2012), is a traditional Regency romance bringing to life the romance between a young widow with an indomitable spirit and a wealthy viscount with an unsavory reputation. The novel has been received well by readers and reviewers who have praised the heartfelt story and admirable characters. Her second novel, The Unexpected Earl (Madison Street Publishing, 2014), explores another romance in the Regency era when an impetuous young woman has her life turned upside down by the reappearance of the earl who jilted her six years ago. Her third novel a Georgian romance will come out at the end of 2016. For more information, please visit Philippa Jane Keyworth's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, March 13 Review at The Sassy Book Lover Review & Interview at The Book Junkie Reads Tuesday, March 14 Spotlight at Passages to the Past Thursday, March 16 Review at Rainy Day Reviews Interview at Book Boyfriends & Booze Saturday, March 18 Interview at Books, Dreams, Life Monday, March 20 Review at Book Nerd Tuesday, March 21 Interview at Aurora B's Book Blog Thursday, March 23 Interview at Ms. Stuart Requests the Pleasure of Your Company Saturday, March 25 Review at Laura's Interests Monday, March 27 Review at Queen of All She Reads Tuesday, March 28 Review at Mel's Shelves Wednesday, March 29 Review at Blushing Babes Are Up All Night Sunday, April 2 Review at A Chick Who Reads Wednesday, April 5 Review at Jorie Loves a Story

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spotlight: Justice, No Princess Here and Backstage by Mandy Bee



Justice by Mandy Bee

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 19, 2016

ISBN: 1536960721
ASIN: B01LX866VO

Number of Pages:  180
Word Count: Appr.  62000

Cover artist: Mandy Bee

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Fay Wright and Justice Reed had tried their hand at love and failed. Their breakup almost destroyed both of them. But will the loss of a close friend bring them back together or will it shatter whatever love they still had for each other once and for all?



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No Princess Here by Mandy Bee

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2015

ISBN: 1534724575
ASIN: B0178WF0SY

Number of Pages:  176
Word Count: Appr.  48000

Cover artist: Pink Ink Designs

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Sydney Madison is not one of daddy’s little princesses. She wants nothing to do with the glamorous life that comes with being the Governors daughter. She even goes as far as creating a double life just to find some peace. 
That is until Kyle Grant walks back into her life, well her second life that is, and tries to ruin everything. 
Sydney has hated Kyle her whole life, and rightfully so. Who wouldn’t hate someone that bullied them all the time? 
But when Sydney finds out that her life is in danger and that her family has known about it but hid it from her, will she let Kyle help her or will she run as fast as she can from the life she never wanted in the first place?





Backstage by Mandy Bee

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: April 6, 2015

ISBN: 1534724575
ASIN: B00VR2L39M

Number of Pages:  169
Word Count: Appr.  66000

Cover artist: Pink Ink Designs

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Flower Marshall is taking a chance on love with a rock star when all she is used to is hiding in the background. Having to deal with her health issues and scared to let anyone in due to loss and deceit she will have to decide if love is worth the fight.
Justin Crow is a young rock star who has the world at his feet. But the world never sees the real Justin. They want him to be a bad boy rock star, but in real life he is more like your boy next door.
When he meets Flower everything changes. She opens his eyes without even realizing it. But she doesn't like living in the spotlight and that is all he does anymore.
Can they over come everything that is thrown at them? Only time will tell.







About the Author:

Mandy Bee is a lover of many things, and most importantly romance novels. When she isn't spending her days writing, or reading she enjoys cross stitching and spending time with her family. She's made many good friends online and would love to include you as one! 

Cover Reveal: Collision by Allie Redman






Title: Collision

Author: Allie Redman | @allie.redman.au

Release Date: March 25th 2017

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Designer: Rebel Edit andDesign

Cover Models:  Amanda Joan & Jonny James 







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Shane and Macy have found each other and now have a chance at happiness and love at last......



But when the killer that took Shane's wife shows himself again on their doorstep it is a race against time.



Shane already lost his wife, will he be able to keep from losing everything again?


Macy is home at last but the ghosts of her past are never far behind. She has spent a lifetime hiding but she could never hide from Shane.

Now with a race against a killer who is stalking them all and Macy's past catching up its a race against time.

When ghosts of the past chase you how far can you run from the Collision? 






Allie is 33 year old mother of 3. She was born and raised in the Central interior of British Columbia, Canada. She enjoys life in the outdoors and when she isn’t writing she is out working on her farm.

 She has been a book nerd at heart and always loved the escape of a good book. From Jane Austin to Stephen King she loves them all. She welcomes all her fans to come join her on her Facebook, Twitter and Amazon account where there will be lots of fun and giveaways and you can interact with her.



Twitter: @allie.redman.au




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