Friday, May 27, 2016

Welcome, Reluctant Stranger (Between Two Worlds Book 3)


Leilani's mother has never set foot in her school until the day she whisks her children out of their Pacific Island country, without their father and without explanation. Eighteen years later, Leilani just wants to leave the past behind, move forward. She has settled peacefully in California and like her long-lost father, she heals people. But her tranquil existence is disturbed one evening. A computer nerd and culinary whiz with a biting sense of humor, Justin is brokenhearted from the loss of his girlfriend who has left him after seven years. All he wants is to drown his sorrows. But he finds more trouble than he's looking for when thugs assault him. On her way home from work, Leilani sees the assault. An ace with a gun, she rescues him. Weeks later, they meet again and find themselves attracted to each other. Fearing Justin is on the rebound, or has a rescuer complex, Leilani doesn't want to get involved. But Leilani cannot deny her feelings. As they begin to fall in love, her past comes back to haunt her. A friend of her father arrives with news which forces her mother to reveal a shocking, shameful secret--the truth about the role Leilani's father played in a deadly political web. Can Leilani deal with the truth? But hero or villain, he is her father and only she and Justin can rescue him from the island she'd left long ago. At the core of this women's fiction is an Asian woman-white man interracial romance spun with international political intrigue and a young woman's acceptance of her past. Welcome Reluctant Stranger is Book 3 in a family saga. In three tales of loss, love, second chances, and finding one's way, three strong women cope with issues contemporary women face.

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61KYqdGx5XL._UX250_SPR Independent Woman Authors 2015 bronze awardee Evy Journey has always been fascinated with words and seduced by beautiful prose. She loves Jane Austen and invokes her spirit every time she spins tales of love, loss, and finding one's way--stories she interweaves with mystery or intrigue and sets in various locales. She's lived and traveled in many places, from Asia to Europe. Often she's ended up in Paris, though--her favorite place in the world. She's become something of an observer-wanderer. A flâneuse, as the French would say. The mind is what fascinates her most. So, armed with a Ph.D., she chose to work in mental health, researching and developing programs. And writing like an academic. Not a good thing if you want to sound like a normal person. So, she's written fiction (happy fiction) as an antidote.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What Casts a Shadow Book Blast


Brandon Chane is an artistic visionary, a profoundly gifted young musician and poet. He is also deeply troubled, and seemingly at the mercy of dark forces that threaten to tear his life apart. He has risked all of his fragile hopes upon the fate of his band, Edge of the Known, and the dream of following his Muse. Here he narrates the incredible journey that begins when he meets Saul Mason, an enigmatic soul-guide who insists that Brandon’s life and destiny are of his own making. Saul’s wisdom and guidance sets Brandon upon a path of spiritual awakening; and this inner transformation reverberates not only within his own life but also within the lives of all the hungry, searching souls who are touched by his music… Purchase on Amazon only $.99 for ebook or $12 paperback SPR-Lead

 Seth Mullins first conceived of his dream to write novels in his early teens, and this one desire has stayed with him throughout all the other myriad twists and turns of life. His inspirations include methods of inner exploration such as dream-work and shamanism and his experiences as a songwriter and performing musician. He studied creative writing at Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico and Lane Community College in Oregon. Website / Facebook

Monday, May 23, 2016

Lords of the Underworld #Giveaway

The Queen of Paranormal Romance, New York Times & USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter, returns with THE DARKEST TORMENT, the eagerly anticipated 12th novel in her Lords of the Underworld series. This fiendishly captivating saga features the ongoing exploits of a group of powerful yet seductive beings, doomed to an eternity of pain and torment.
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As one of the legendary immortal warriors known as the Lords of the Underworld, the noble Baden might well be the deadliest and most tragic of them all. After being driven to his death by the demon of Distrust, Baden has spent the last four thousand years trapped in a spiritual netherworld, ceaselessly watching his former compatriots continue their eternal battle without him. So when Hades, the King of the Underworld, offers him a chance to return to the land of the living and fight by his fellow Lords’ sides once more, Baden jumps at the opportunity. But, unknown to Baden, there’s more than one string attached to this unholy deal. Baden soon discovers that the devious Hades has infused his new tangible form with the bloodthirsty creature known as Destruction, whose sole desire seems to be murdering anyone he can—friend or foe. Even worse, Baden is completely beholden to Hades’s every command, the first of which is the retrieval of a magical coin. When renowned canine trainer Katarina Joelle’s wedding day is unexpectedly interrupted by the ruthless Baden, her world is turned upside down—even more than it already had been. After all, Katarina only married sadistic mobster Aleksander Ciernik to prevent him from killing her three beloved dogs. So, when Baden abducts the bride and demands a mysterious and apparently mystical coin from the ruthless gangster in exchange for her safe return, Katrina sees her opportunity to escape Aleksdander and save the lives of her pets. And that means treating the savage Baden like one of her canine rescues—another wounded beast in need of being healed and retrained. Baden soon learns that there is far more to the alluring Katarina than he initially realized. She alone possesses the ability to calm his inner beast and bring him peace. However, Baden knows his dark passenger is not to be trusted, especially around the beautiful woman. To save each other, Baden and Katarina will go to the ends of the Underworld and fight the deadliest beings imaginable. Yet even that may not be enough to protect themselves from Destruction…


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Schism Book Blast


"Schism" is the first book in a new dystopian trilogy that tells a tale of survival, of good versus evil, and of constructing a future with only memories of childhood. A government-created virus is accidentally released before testing is complete and within weeks it kills six billion people, children are the only survivors. Andy Christensen and her two friends travel across the country searching for a safe place to live, but nowhere, it seems, is capable of resurrection. “SCHISM is an engrossing page turner that skillfully deals with dark subject matter in a compelling, through-provoking manner…The writing is crisp and clear, and the novel’s details are well-researched, down to the names of local roads and landmarks and the types of technology used by the survivors.” “This apocalyptic teen drama’s character interactions may draw readers in, but its vigorous story will keep them hooked.” - Kirkus Reviews

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MRock-BHolewinski-2014-8-828x1024"Born in Boston, Britt Holewinski lived in six different houses across the United States during her childhood, sparking her interest to write about characters who must continually adapt to new situations and locations. Early on, she dreamed of becoming an astronaut; however, shortly after completing her graduate degree, she was offered a job with the CIA. Her years working for the Agency opened her eyes to the world we live in and gave her rare glimpses of what living in a crumbling, post-apocalyptic world might be like. In her spare time, Britt loves to go hiking anywhere with a view, learn French, and visit historical Revolutionary and Civil War sites along the East Coast." Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Tumblr / Google + / Wattpad / Website

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Clue: Game of Thrones Edition Board Game #Giveaway

Clue: Game of Thrones Edition Board Game Giveaway

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Sponsored by USAopoly

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Game of Thrones has a huge fan base, and now you can play two different games based on this successful show from HBO. Featuring a double-sided game board, players choose to solve the murder mystery in The Red Keep or in Meereen. WHO was responsible for plotting the murder? WHAT weapon was used and WHERE did the crime take place?

Clue: Game of Thrones Edition Board Game Giveaway
USAopoly has always made some great games and you can check out a review Tom has done from Tom's Take On Things right here. So are you excited for an opportunity to win this? Let's get to it. Open to residents of the U.S. Only, 18 years of age or older. Void where prohibited. Giveaway begins 5/19 and ends 6/2 at 11:59PM EST. Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest are not associated with this giveaway in any way. Participating Bloggers were not compensated for this post. USAopoly is responsible for prize delivery. Good Luck.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Five Things You Should Know About Strokes #StrokeHero

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 There are many super heroes out there. Moms, Dads, Grandparents, people who are simply lending a hand to others. We consider those people super heroes. Many of those super heroes are behind the scenes; they never get recognition for what they do, and that is okay with them. But what if you could be a super hero that saves lives? You might be thinking – wow, that would be a big deal – right? It is much easier than you might think!


 May is American Stroke Month, so we’re working with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and the Ad Council to raise awareness about Stroke knowledge, prevention, and what to do in an emergency. Stroke is the No. 1 preventable cause of disability – and 80 percent of strokes are preventable! You don’t need superpowers to be a Stroke Hero.

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 You can be a Stroke Hero by controlling your blood pressure and other risk factors and by knowing F.A.S.T, the warning signs of stroke, so you’re ready to take action and help others know when and how to take action! Only 9% of us can identify all the letters in the F.A.S.T. acronym for stroke. When you recognize a stroke and immediately call 9-1-1, the person has a greater chance of getting to an appropriate hospital quickly and being assessed for treatment options like a clot-busting drug or clot-removing device. How to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (the warning signs):
  • F - Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
  • A - Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • S - Speech Difficulty - Is speech slurred? Are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like: “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly?
  • T- Time to call 9-1-1 - If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
If you know someone who could be at risk for a stroke, or even yourself – take the #StrokeHero quiz. It is fast, easy, and could save your life or the lives of people that you love.

 While stroke threatens millions of lives, it is largely preventable, treatable and beatable. Together, we can end stroke. Share this with your family, friends, co-workers and community by sharing on social media. You can share this post or tweet: You don’t need superpowers to be a #StrokeHero. Live healthier and know the F.A.S.T. warning signs -


 Want to get more involved? Join the #StrokeChat hosted by @American_Stroke on 5/18 at 12pm CDT. Stroke experts will join from local AHA/ASA handles coast to coast and we’ll have an engaging conversation about superpowers, the face of stroke, what’s in the news, and give away some swag from NBA All Star Paul George and ALEX AND ANI who just debuted a new bangle honoring stroke survivors.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Summer Heat - Love On Fire Box Set - $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway

Summer Heat - Love On Fire Box Set

  Love this boxed set with 16 brand new short and sexy Contemporary Romance Novels from New York Times, USA Today, and international best selling authors! This exciting romance bundle is guaranteed to make your blood run hot. Passion, steamy nights, adventure, and suspense. Cops, bad boys, special ops, fire fighters, military men. All your favorite alpha heroes and book boyfriends! Sexy romance, hot romance. The perfect beach read deal for your Kindle! Grab a cool drink (you'll need it!), find a hammock, and curl up for an unforgettable boxed set of romance best sellers and award-winning authors.

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Here are the 16 awesome romance novellas you receive in this sensual romance collection:
Caridad Pineiro - Amazon Under the Boardwalk - A passionate night under the boardwalk brought them together, but can Chase and Natalie rekindle that lost love in just one night? Nina Bruhns - Amazon Fast and Flirty - The top-secret package STORM Corps transporter Kade Maddox is hired to deliver turns out to be way more trouble—and a whole lot sexier—than he ever anticipated. Rebecca York - Amazon Outlaw Justice - Will a surprise reunion with her old lover save her life when she flees from a homicidal husband? Jennifer Lowery - Amazon The Fall (Book #2 ATCOM series) - The last thing ATCOM agent Brendan Devayne wants is to settle down, but Mia Lawrence makes him think twice… Taylor Lee - Amazon Jared: Book 1; The Justice Brothers Series - The rookie cop learned the hard way that when tangling with the Justice Brothers, Justice—like Love-- isn’t always fair or easy. Traci Hall - Amazon Festival by the Sea - Al Cooper’s too bad to be a cop and too good to be a crook forcing old friend Darcy Smith to see him in a new light. Stephanie Queen - Amazon Beachcomber Heat - This summer’s heat wave on Martha’s Vineyard is breaking records, but so is the crime wave. The combination is causing a wave of red-hot dangerous desire between Dane and Shana. Kathy Ivan - Amazon Sex, Lies and Apple Pies - A televised baking competition brings them together. But deceit, intrigue and revenge are on this menu. Can their love survive? Jackie Ivie - Amazon the Hunted - LeeAnn’s got business in Miami. Bring on the sun. Sand. Sexy men to look at. The last thing she expects is to be someone’s target. Michele Hauf - Amazon The Geek Gets The Girl - Mistaken for the IT geek? This sexy CEO is about to learn the intimate operations of his company—up close, and personal. Rachelle Ayala - Amazon Bad Boys for Hire: Ken (Bad Boys for Hire Series, #2) - After Jolie Becker is left at the altar, her friends secretly hire a handsome beach bum to cheer her up. Katy Walters - Amazon Sands of Seduction. - Clary escaped to a place of sea and sand, a place of passion and seduction. Melissa Keir - Amazon Protecting Her Pigg - Arson and fire bring them together, but what will cause the most damage…the arsonist bent on revenge or their own stubborn ways? Dani Haviland - Amazon Pool Boy Wanted - No Experience Preferred. - He’d never known a woman before, and that’s just how she wanted him. Jacquie Biggar - Amazon Summer Lovin’ by Jacquie Biggar - Can two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes, or will they keep their lonely hearts forever guarded? Angelique Armae - Amazon Dark Wolf - When Highland wolf Callen MacHendrie catches intern Miranda Kendrick stealing his prized sword, the term wild romp takes on a whole new meaning.  

The box set will be available May 17th on Amazon

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