Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Good Mistress #Giveaway


Mila Ali's fiance Warren is killed in a corporate plane crash. Grief wraps around her heart and soul - cushioning her to the outside world and the reality that is now her life. Warren had been many things to her: friend, lover, and even a part-time savior. After spending too many years working too many hours for a large corporation, Mila was able to let go and love Warren, even at the expense of losing her traditional Somalian father's favor. Nothing could have prepared her for such a devastating loss, yet the fragile bubble she has built around her heart is shattered when Mila comes face to face with Blake Baldwin - billionaire, womanizer, Warren's boss...and the owner of that fateful airplane. Blake Baldwin is too handsome for words, with a body that could melt hearts and a piercing stare that cut through Mila's every defense. The encounter seems to ignite a fascination in the enigmatic billionaire, one that sends him to the beautiful Somalian's door again and again.... Mila is not looking for love - been there, done that, but Blake will not rest until Mila Ali is his. He thrusts her into a frenzy of confusion, deception, and passion. Blake just may be the bandage Mila's wounded heart and neglected body needs, or he could be the biggest heartbreak of all. Contains mature themes.

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Mother of two. Wife of one alpha. And alpha to his alpha. Lover of thrills and enticingly sexy chills.
Amarie attended Azusa Pacific University graduate program. She has received two Bachelors and a Masters in Counseling. Beware anytime you open an Amarie Avant novel: It is is not your ordinary love story...
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A Twenty-Year Project Culminates in a Kickstarter Campaign for a Children’s Character Education Book Series Fostering Self-Esteem and Core Values




Children will find new friends in the Communication Animals, stars of the new Character Education Heroes Series. Fara the Convincing Fox, Eddie the Supporting Elephant, and others will inspire kids to have positive self-esteem, practice effective communication, and cultivate core values.

“Children have been the focus of my life’s work, and I am passionate about giving them the tools to make good life decisions, communicate effectively, and be good problem solvers. When they are taught the curriculum, many elementary-age students can identify communication styles just as well as my former law students,” explains Dr. Tamara A. Fackrell, author of the series.

Dr. Fackrell has a PhD in marriage, family, and human development and is also an award-winning attorney-mediator who has been practicing in the family law arena for over twenty years. A popular keynote speaker for workshops and national conferences, Dr. Fackrell focuses on effective communication and conflict resolution in relationships. During her time as a professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, she broke down the concepts of complex problem solving for her law students. One day, she had an aha moment: if she could break these concepts down to their simplest forms, she could teach them to children.

Dr. Fackrell developed the six Communication Animals to teach problem-solving methods in a simple way, and she began presenting the curriculum in the classrooms of her own six children. She also received a grant to support undergraduate and law students in teaching the curriculum to thousands of youth throughout Utah. Many children are able to recall all six Communication Animals after just one lesson.



After a twenty-year journey, Dr. Fackrell’s dream is coming true: her curriculum will be available in book form for every child to have at home. She and her creative team, illustrator Rylee Witbeck and designer Celeste Tuttle, have been collaborating to create an unforgettable adventure for each child. The books are interactive, with a treasure hunt and engaging illustrations on every page. Most importantly, each book includes an individualized character-building plan, so children can develop specific strategies for their needs.

The goal of the series is for children to identify their own natural communication style and then to integrate the positive traits of the other five styles when appropriate. The book series also gives parents, children, and teachers terms to use when talking about problem solving and communication—terms such as self-soothing, ghost conflicts, and the listening pattern. Studies show that children who learn social skills when young have better well-being as adults across multiple domains such as education, employment, and mental health.

Dr. Fackrell has launched a funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds through pre-orders of the books for the printing of the first three books of the series.  Parents and teachers from around the world are being welcomed to participate in this campaign by making generous pledges and donations to make a difference for children around the world.

The website is CEHeroes.com. The Kickstarter Campaign is located on the web at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1946792775/character-education-heroes-a-childrens-book-series?ref=user_menu

THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS series #Free on Amazon


Bethany has been acting as parental guardian for her younger sister ever since the death of their parents in a car accident. She tries hard to make Christmas a special as she can for her sister. But when her sister meets a man online who wants to meet her over the holiday, Bethany puts her foot down. Her sister shows her rebellious side and disappears. Now former police detective from Boulder is looking for the couple and suspects that the Christmas Killer from Boulder might have set his sights on their small town. Free September 19 - 21 on Amazon THE 12 MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS series: • IN THE NICK OF TIME by Susette Williams • GABRIEL’S SECRET by Alexa Verde • GUARDING CANDY KANE by V.B. Tenery • MURDER: UP ON THE ROOFTOP by Tina Dee • JOY IN JEOPARDY by Lynette Sowell • HOLLY IN HIDING by P. Creeden • STARR WITNESS by Susette Williams • NOELLE ON THE RUN by Alexa Verde • GOLDEN BELLES ARE WRINGING by Gina Conroy • DEATH BY FIGGY PUDDING by Tina Dee • DANGER FOR GLORIA by Lynette Sowell • MERRY WITHOUT MALICE by P. Creeden

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Smashing the Slate: A Stains Novella (Stains Trilogy Book 3)




When Fiona survived a college friend's attack, she thought she'd finally freed herself of her tangled past. 

Unfortunately for Fiona, things aren't that simple. After coming to realize the young daughter she'd been wary of keeping is someone from her past, she's forced to deal with nightmares again... and the danger that could be lurking in her own home. 

Will Fiona be able to untangle centuries of betrayal, anger, and death or will she fall victim to her past once more?





About the Author

Do you love weird, paranormal stories?

GREAT, because I’ve got plenty of them to tell.

I can help you journey into the unknown and discover the hidden, yet awesome world out there that most people either don’t see, or don’t want to see. 

I’ve been exploring that world unofficially since the first Poltergeist movie, and I haven’t lost that love for the paranormal since— that’s why I write about it.

That’s right, I’m a paranormal fiction writer. 

But what sets me apart from other paranormal fiction writers out there is… I actively explore the fascinating hidden world around us through meditation and other practices, like Reiki and chanting. I also work with crystals. These things are part of my world, both real and fictional, and I love sharing them.

I hope that, much like I felt after reading Christopher Pike’s work, you’ll feel inspired to explore the weird side of life by getting lost in one of my novels.

Who am I? My name’s Jamie White. Aside from being obsessed with all things paranormal and writing about that in my fiction novels I’m also a journalism geek. 

Before following my ultimate obsession into fiction writing I was an editor of multiple college publications, and interned at a major newspaper. You could say words have accompanied me for a long time. 

During leisure times, I would role play Buffy the Vampire Slayer and write song spoofs based on that and other things. The fiction bug was biting, but it really got me when I went to my first writing club meeting on a whim (the lesson? Listen to that inner voice). 

I had some much fun writing that first story, I kept going. And within a year, I had the insane idea to try and write a whole novel in a month. Yes, I was questioning my sanity.

Luckily, the muse was with me and her story, “The Life and Times of No One in Particular,” was born. Since then, I have been published by Pagan Writers Press, had a short featured in an anthology, won a library essay contest, and have several more projects coming, including the re-release of the Stains books and my new Lightworker series. 

On the weird side, I go to crystal classes, chanting classes, give tarot readings, and became a level II Reiki practitioner in February 2015. I'm taking a wild journey, and I'd love for you to join me. Fiction and the unknown? Works for me.


My Thoughts

Fiona has always been haunted my her past, but not in the traditional sense. With Fiona, it's her past lives that come back to terrorize her. First, it's only dreams and visions. Later, a shocking attack almost ends her life before it begins. Yet, despite all her troubles, Fiona has finally made peace with her past. She's married with a child, and everything should be perfect. Only, its not. The same person who tried to take her life once before has returned in a different form. Fiona finds herself torn between love and fear. With the help on her husband, she hopes to find a way to move on and break the chain of violence that has haunted her for centuries. 

The Stains series is a thrilling set of novellas that delves into the possibility of reincarnation, soul-mates, and physic abilities. This third installment was amazing, and shows us how the Universe always finds a way to balance out our karma.  It's a fast paced story with characters that are well-developed. The scenes are vivid , and the emotion seeps off the page. Anyone who enjoys a quick paranormal read will definitely love this story.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Cozy Up with Romance #Giveaway

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Twelve Nights of Christmas Cover Reveal


Twelve bestselling and award-winning authors each bring you a sexy night of romance, fun and a little magic. 'Tis the season for falling for the right guy! Can a magical fruitcake be the special ingredient for falling in love?

**'Tis the season for giving, too!**

20% of the proceeds will be donated to

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Check out this sexy and seasonal cover . . .

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December 25: "Scrooge You" by MK Schiller

Christmas is nothing but a reminder of Eva’s tragic past. To make matters worse, her boyfriend invites his entire family over…so she goes into Scrooge mode. When three ghosts visit her, will she be able to remember the joy in her heart and the true meaning of Christmas?

December 26: "Unexpected Daddy" by Gemma Brocato

She let him go to pursue his dreams without telling him she was pregnant. Five years later, he’s back in town and her secret’s out. Can they get over past hurts to seize a future for their small family?

December 27: "The Meant to Be Girl" by Tawdra Kandle

When Ashley Webbar meets Zane Fletcher, it's insta-lust, but she soon suspects he's already smitten with someone else. Ashley is so busy matchmaking that she might miss out on her own happily-ever-after...if something doesn't intervene first. This just might call for a Christmas miracle.

December 28: "For One Night Only" by Carrie Elks

When two strangers are stranded at a rest stop in the middle of Nowheresville—thank you, Mr. Bus Driver—they’re forced to spend the night together. But when morning comes, they both find themselves asking one question. Will they see each other again, or was their connection for one night only?

December 29: "Best Friends for the Night" by Alice Gaines

Every year, Steve has been cheering up his army buddy’s widow with popcorn and zany movies on the anniversary of her husband’s death. Will a little holiday magic make Steve and Hannah more than friends?

December 30: "Entwined" by Kristi Rose

Donovan survived combat, but can he survive being stranded over Christmas with the girl of his dreams? He swore he’d stay away from his best friend’s kid sister years ago, but after a helicopter crash, this sailor knows second chances don't come around often. Loving Bailey would mean risking not only his friendship but his heart.

December 31: "Rekindled" by Stacy Finz

Branna and Drex are over…or at least they thought they were. But a little time trapped in an enclosed space with a magical fruitcake might just change that.Branna and Drex are over…or at least they thought they were. But a little time trapped in an enclosed space with a magical fruitcake might just change that.

January 1: "New Year's Negotiation" by Kate Allenton

When Detective Elizabeth Cross’s high school crush and star of her what-ifs shows up at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve ready to take her on a trip down memory lane, she’ll have to decide if this is a second chance at her happily ever after or the start of another broken heart.

January 2: "Playing House" by Kim Golden

Cassie Delk isn’t having the best holiday season. With her ex-husband about to get remarried, she’s not thrilled about still being single. The last thing she expects is for a second chance at love to turn up on her doorstep.

January 3: "Book of Love" by Cd Brennan

Nothing infuriates Melanie more than the one-armed, ex-army hunk who chucks her mail at her book shop door. When Nick delivers a special package at the end of the day, a blizzard strands them together, and the fruitcake delivery sparks magic between them instead. Melanie isn't sure what she wants to give him—a piece of her mind or all of her heart

January 4: "A Winter Wonderland" by Rebecca Hunter

Coming face to face with Jace after ten years is a reminder of everything Selena left behind when she moved from Delilah’s Cove. It’s even more dangerous when mixed with a little magic.

January 5: "Wild Honey" by Sarah Hegger

Two people who couldn’t be more different. One elevator, a dark and stormy night, and a magical, bourbon-laced fruitcake. What could go right?


Saturday, September 15, 2018

Illusion, Dark Musicals, The Second Act Coming Soon! - Get Phantom #FREE



Illusion, Dark Musicals, The Second Act is complete and in the hands of my editor. We are hoping for an October release. Here is a little about the new title:


Rebecca Hope-Patko and her husband, Lord Justyn, are living their dream. After a successful stint on Broadway, the super couple are heading down under for a special showing of Phantom Returns, where their son Erik will join them for his professional debut.

As soon as their plane touches down, they discover that a serial killer is stalking Melbourne. At the theater, a strange series of accidents leaves Rebecca fearing for the safety of her family. Could the two be connected? Rebecca struggles to unravel the mystery while coping with insecurities about her career which cause tension between her and Justyn.


It’s clear a very real Phantom is lurking among them, but Rebecca is no kid anymore. She’s tired of the villain getting the upper hand. This time, Rebecca is setting the trap. This opera diva will put her life and her marriage on the line to shatter the illusions surrounding Queen’s Theater, and stop the serial killer before they can strike again.


To celebrate the upcoming release of Illusion, I'm giving away Phantom, Dark Musicals Trilogy Book 1, for FREE on Amazon for a limited time. See how Rebecca and Justyn's story began, and catch up on the whole series before the new book hits virtual shelves.


The "Phantom" was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses "Phantom" as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card. Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars-Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist. Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn't know who to trust, but she knows she's running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty-first century phantom finally be revealed.



Monday, September 10, 2018

First and Ten: A Contemporary Reverse Harem

First and Ten: A Contemporary Reverse Harem
A Team of Her Own Book 1: Preseason

by Erin Hayes and Margo Bond Collins






 When Madison Harte inherits a football team with three hot players who all want her, there’s one problem: when it comes to America’s favorite sport, she’s clueless. 

I have the worst luck. Failed tech startup? Check. Cheating ex-boyfriend? Check. No idea what to do next? Check.

Then my Uncle Dusty passes away and leaves a whole football team to me. Never mind that I’ve never even seen a game. Who has time for that, right?

But I can sell the team and turn my life around, so I fly from San Francisco to Birmingham, Alabama, where I find a whole new level of football obsession—and start to develop a fascination of my own. Mostly with the three players who are very, very interested in me. 

I never expected to find a team of my own. Or that there would be so many obstacles in our way.

Luckily, Madison won’t have to choose just one man in this contemporary reverse harem where Friday Night Lights and Bridget Jones collide and where—hallelujah—it’s still raining men.


Excerpt:

The last time I had anything to do with football, Timothy Bartley threw the ball at me during PE, and it hit me in the face. I was left with a shiner for three weeks after that, barely able to see out of my poor eye. Everyone made fun of me, and I still sported a small scar on my eyebrow where my skin had split from the swelling.

That was in sixth grade. Seventeen years ago.

Since then, I hadn’t watched a game, hadn’t paid attention to who’s who, or even glanced at ESPN. That was fine by me. I was happy not having to spend my Saturdays watching the big game. My money was spent on video games, comics, and shoes instead of tickets and merchandise.

Football was in an entirely different universe that didn’t touch mine in the slightest.

Until now.

“Excuse me?” I asked in disbelief, sitting forward in my chair. My black business suit stretched as much as it possibly could, but it still felt tighter than the last time I wore it. Yet another sign that my size-14 waist was now a size 16. I’d put on some weight since my ex Jacob and I broke up six months ago. My boobs looked great though, so I really didn’t mind. He was the one missing out.

“Did you just say what I thought you did?” I asked.

My lawyer, an old family friend named Daniel Reiss, a balding man with a permanent scowl, stopped his reading of my late uncle’s will and looked up. “Which part?”

He must have continued reading while my mind slowly processed what had been bequeathed to me.

“The part about the football.”

He frowned, the wrinkles in his face deepening, and he flipped back a few pages in my uncle’s very long will.

Uncle Dusty had been eccentric when he was alive, amassing a huge fortune that had once covered a vacation home in Tahiti, several of the most expensive cars ever produced, a private jet, and millions of dollars in capital. But, being eccentric, he had spent or sold most of it before he died. Fair enough, I would have done the same. Most of the will consisted of what to do with his coin collection or each of his rare, exotic stamps.

But the part about football was, well, let’s just say unexpected.

Finding his place on the page, Daniel cleared his throat. “‘I leave my football team, the Birmingham Yellowhammers, to my brother’s daughter, Madison Harte.”

Madison Harte. Me.

I blinked. “Is that like a little kid’s team or something? Or his collection of footballs? Or a set of those shirts they wear?”

“Jerseys?” Daniel supplied.

“Yeah, those.”

“No.” He watched at me, perplexed. “They’re a team for the major league.”

I looked at him blankly.

“As in professional football, Ms. Harte.” Ugh. Daniel only used my last name when he thought I was being stupid. I should’ve been used to it by nowhe’d used it for the last several months as I refused offer after offer from Jacob to buy out my half of our tech startup, even as my savings dwindled. I finally took him up on it when I had no choice.

I hesitated for another beat, still trying to come to terms with Daniel’s words. “You’re not talking about soccer, are you?” At least I knew something about soccer. I played on a rec team when I was in college. Still terrible at it, but at least I knew some of the rules. Like, you couldn’t use your hands to touch the ball.

Daniel couldn’t hide the derision from his face. No matter how grumpy someone looks, they can always make you feel like the stupidest person in the room.

“No, Miss Harte. American football.”

I worried my bottom lip, a million thoughts running through my head. “Uhm, how can you leave someone a whole football team?”

None of this made any sense.




About the Authors

Erin Hayes

Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.

She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she's an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.
You can reach her at erinhayesbooks@gmail.com and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.

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Margo Bond Collins

USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author Margo Bond Collins is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the difference between "hanged" and "hung," turned to writing romance novels instead. (Sometimes her heroines kill monsters, too.)


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Paperback Prize Pack Giveaway – American West Series Preorder Santa Fe Woman: An American West Story

Preorder Santa Fe Woman: An American West Story (American West Series Book 3)

After the tragic years of the Civil War, Rachel Stewart and her brother Isaac decide to leave Missouri for new opportunities. Their family farm is gone and both agree a new life in the trading town of Santa Fe is what they need. Only, when a Union officer comes into her work for a quick alteration of his Sunday clothes, she wants to learn more about him. Captain Patrick Sinclair is leaving with his soldiers for Fort Dodge, Kansas. But when he meets Rachel, he is smitten. He tries to imagine ways to come back to Missouri and see her as he leads the men on to their new assignment. Releases 

September 25 on Amazon. Preorder now!

  

Last Train Home: An American West Story

(American West Series Book 1)

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(American West Series Book 2)

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Book Blast - Forces by Lili Von

Available exclusively at Amazon, read it FREE in KindleUnlimited.



Did you hear? The cat is out of the bag... The Sir & Madam Chronicles have been gotten a fantastic revamp AND also a big reveal... LILI VON and OLIVIA HARDIN are one and the same! If you already love Olivia Hardin's romances, then you'll SWOON for Lili's extra HOT erotic romance. Plus, to celebrate all of this, Lili has decided to put the re-release into #KindleUnlimited for a short time. So if you haven't had a taste of Lili yet, now is the perfect time!

Some forces are too strong to be denied... Cassidy Barron's divorce is final and now she's poised to start a new life a continent away. But before she can pack up her home and her life, she's promised her brother they'll reunite with old friends for a Civil War reenactment. Cassidy shouldn't be surprised to see Ty Markson in the truck when her brother picks her up. She's always had a slight crush on the dark, broody commander of their group of living historians. Repressed sexual desires surge to the forefront and it's all Cassidy can do to play the part of a demure Southern Lady. What she doesn't know is that Ty has plans for her, and those plans are anything but gentlemanly. One-click this gorgeously HOT steamy romance

Available exclusively at Amazon, read it FREE in KindleUnlimited.

Book 2 is Available NOW too:


Sometimes a voyeur wants more than just watching... Caleb Barron’s life as he knows it is changed forever. Always ready with a smile, a joke and a laugh, now he’s struggling with the injuries sustained in a living history accident. They’re slowly robbing him of any joy... and more than that, they make him question his own manhood. Sloan Perry knows he's watching her. While dog-sitting for her mom, she feels Caleb's eyes on her any time the shades are open on the front window. Since the moment he moved in across the street from her mother, she pegged him as a sexy player... emphasis on the sexy part. But he's different these days, and now that the ladies’ man exterior is broken, she sees the chance to get to know him on a deeper level. When Sloan invites herself to his house for dinner, Caleb is annoyed and uncomfortable, especially when she confesses that she knows he's been watching her. The woman makes him feel things he thought he might have lost forever. But now that she's pulled the cork on his bottled-up desires, will she be willing to accept all the things her voyeur wants to do with her in the flesh?

About the Author:

LILI VON is the pseudonym of bestselling contemporary and paranormal romance novelist Olivia Hardin. But Lili has a naughty little secret. She loves sex... sex with a connection. She believes adoration and exploration of the body can become a conduit to the deepest recesses of the heart and mind. A forty-something married woman, Lili likes erotic stories with substance. The super hot stories she writes are about unique couples in unconventional situations.
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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Taunted Souls: A Friends to Lovers Romance


For the past five years, Lucas Akins has been in love with his best friend Shayna Davies. Anyone with eyes could see, even Shayna. Yet she’s been fighting off her own feelings too! As they attempt to continue a life together as just friends, the universe steps in and forces them to own up to their feelings. But life is never that easy. Bad choices and dark secrets filter into their lives to shatter the only real happiness either has ever known. And they are forced into circumstances neither is prepared to take on, though they must; otherwise, love might be lost. Forever...

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  Janice Ross was born in Guyana, South America and migrated to the USA in 1980. Although her citizenship certificate now reads the United States of America, she considers herself a citizen of the world. Sure she has not physically been around the world and back, but she’s travelled in her mind and dreams. Janice enjoys Zumba, Kickboxing, and most exercise classes. When she's not pushing her physical limits, Janice spends time working on her craft, as well as lending a hand to other aspiring writers.




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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Get Thunderstruck #Free on Amazon


Taranis, the Celtic god of Thunder, has spent an eternity longing for the touch of a single mortal woman. He has followed her through incarnations, but always his powers were too much for her to bear.

Tara is a deaf woman, struggling to fit in the hearing world. She hides a gentle heart behind a tough exterior. Will she let down her defenses when a handsome mute tries to win her heart?

And even if she does, can Taranis’ love come without a death sentence?



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Diana Hunter Mystery Prize pack Giveaway

Diana Hunter and Peter Hopkinson have been temporarily assigned to Task Force Indigo, a counter-terrorism group.

Following the failed assassination attempt on a Canadian Senator, their mission is to interrogate a known associate of a new terrorist organization, ILIF. What they uncover isn’t just a simple case of an angry young man, but a plot to claim the lives of thousands of people and change the political direction of two countries. Can Diana and Peter intercept the terrorists to prevent the planned attack or will their pasts destroy their ability to trust each other and undermine their attempts? Find out in the latest installment of this edge-of-your-seat series!  

Available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited!

Alison Golden was born and raised in Bedfordshire, England. She writes cozy mysteries and suspense novels, along with the occasional witty blog post, all of which are designed to entertain, amuse, and calm. Her approach is to combine creative ideas with excellent writing and edit, edit, edit.


Alison is the creator of the Reverend Annabelle Dixon cozy mysteries, a charming, fun series featuring a female vicar ministering in the beautiful county of Cornwall, England. She also produces a Jersey-based detective series featuring Inspector David Graham and the Diana Hunter series, set in Vancouver. Her books' themes range from the humorous and sweet to harder hitting suspense. They are recommended for readers who like to relax and unwind with their books, who enjoy getting to know the characters, and who prefer the tougher side of life implied. Alison is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twin sons. She splits her time traveling between London and San Francisco. To receive three free books, updates about new releases, exclusive promotions, and other insider information, sign up for the Cozy Mysteries Insider mailing list at: http://www.cozymysteries.com.   Enter to win a A Diana Hunter Mystery Prize pack. Hunted, Snatched, and Stolen Paperbacks along with a $10 Amazon GC. Ends 8/26/18 @ 11:59PM EST

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Healthier Outlook for Mental Health with Talkspace


Everyone thinks once they are successful, wealthy, or famous they will finally be happy. They think, ‘If I can just reach this goal, I’ll finally relax. I would have made it. I will be happy.’ The vast majority of people seem to think this. The next bonus at work comes around, their mood lifts for a little while then back down. Their business takes off and they are doing well. They are happy for a little while then back to the humdrum. Some even become local, state or nationally famous and they are still not as happy as they thought they would be. Their mood begins to slip, but not once do they seem to think. “I need help.” That’s a pattern Michael Phelps is looking to change with the talkspace app. It’s a platform designed to help those, maybe especially those, who need help but can’t get to mental health centers.

Michael Phelps goes on to describe what his experience was like. He had it all, what most people determine to be the level of success, fame or wealth they need to be happy. He had gold medals. People across the globe recognized him. No one would describe him as poor by any means. Still, he says he laid on his floor depressed as ever unable to leave his room. It shouldn’t take this level of depression for people to get the help they need. He wants to break the stigma of mental health. With the talkspace app, he hopes more people will get the help they need. He hopes they won’t end up where he had. It shouldn’t be a place people have to go to for them to finally get the mental help they need.

Talkspace is a new online therapy space where people from all walks of life can find the help they need without judgment, fear or stigma. No one has to even know they are getting mental health help until they are ready to talk about it. The team working with the app hopes this will remove the fear people tend to have with mental health. If people are afraid of going to physical location, they will have a space to let down and relax with someone who understands. They will have access to therapists that can help make sure they don’t fall into the dark hole of depression. Michael Phelps certainly wants this to be a platform everyone knows about.

There are many success stories surrounding the app. It is a great choice for those that struggle to get out of their homes to the mental health centers. Talkspace takes the therapists from the centers and brings them into the homes of those that need it most. With Michael Phelps spreading the word with his fame and the success of others, people will have greater access to the mental help they need without the stigma, fear or struggle. We can grow healthier with the online therapy app, Talkspace.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Killing Mary Jane by Amarie Avant Cover Reveal and #Giveaway

Release day 8/6/2018

Trapped in a seedy world, stripped of her dignity and her past, Mary Jane has nothing. Not even a future to dream about. Every bone in her body screams to trust no one. Not even herself. When her abductor’s most loyal hitman unexpectedly offers her the chance to escape a harem of hopeless women, she acts on sheer instinct and seizes the opportunity to run—only to crash into a rugged, steely-eyed cop who seems to be able to shrug off anything but the weight of his dark, gut-wrenching past. For Dylan Wulf, dealing with the dysfunctional Mary Jane is just another day at the cop shop. He can even ignore the temptation to give a damn about the lawless beauty—a mistake he can’t afford to make again. Until she forces him at gunpoint to drive. Flying bullets warn that someone wants her badly enough to kill. Pursued by ruthless henchmen and dirty cops, Wulf and Mary Jane are plunged into a world of twisted schemes, dangerous obsession, and forbidden desire. Following a bloody trail of fragmented memories, Mary Jane’s past could lead them to safety—or certain death. Killing Mary Jane is a riveting thriller, with dark action. Fans of Quentin Tarantino’s films and the smash HBO hit West World will find this action-packed ride keeps you pulling the pieces of the puzzle until the end.
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ABOUT AMARIE AVANT

With a B.A. in psychology and a M.A. in counseling, Amarie Avant has spent a career in the mental health field. She has dominated Amazon’s Top 100 with a romantic thriller, Black Queen, Dark Knight and headed the charts with the contemporary romance, Make Me Stay. Killing Mary Jane is a summer-action packed thriller, so why fight against the August heatwave, when you can be in your home, cool, an curled up with this witty read?   Contact me: Amazon Facebook Facebook Group Twitter Join my newsletter for a #free book Enter to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card by filling out the form below.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book Spotlight - Dociles

The Dociles by Valerie Puri

Walls are meant to keep the monsters out… Deep in the forest there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of human kind. Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed. Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed. Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.

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Valerie Puri has always had a lifelong interest in all forms of artistic expression. She has tried her hand at many things, yet she always found her way back to reading and writing. With inspiration everywhere, she finally put pen to paper (or rather, fingers to keyboard) with the intent of publishing her stories. Writing has always come naturally to Valerie, and for a time she even worked as a technical writer. She continues to hone her skills by having at least one writing project in the works at any given time. Her true passion lies in the freedom that comes with writing the stories that pour from her imagination and real life inspiration. Valerie believes that the experiences we have in life are just stories waiting to be written.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Book Blast - Shades of Fae: A Limited Edition Collection of Urban Fantasy and Fantasy Novels

Not every fairytale has a happily ever after. We only know three things about the Fae: They don't lie, they cheat. What they aren't given, they take. And if they can't rule...they conquer. Now the fate of humanity lies in a battle between good and evil where lines are not easily drawn. Time travel to 19th century France, brave the gritty streets of New York City, or enter the realm of the Fae itself in this darkly enchanting collection from today's hottest USA Today, award-winning, and international bestselling paranormal and fantasy authors. Shades of Fae is your ticket to a mystical realm where Sinister Sidhe and Dark Elves manipulate mortals, vengeful fae warriors battle nefarious vampire lords, and an apocalypse rife with werewolves, dragons, nymphs, banshees, shifters, and supernatural hunters brings unparalleled danger. In 2018... The Fae are Coming... Find out who survives and who dies when you order Shades of Fae TODAY! Including stories from: USA Today bestselling author CK Dawn USA Today bestselling author Shawnee Small USA Today bestselling authors Cheri Schmidt & Tristan Hunt Elle Boon USA Today bestselling author Pauline Creeden Award-winning author Tameri Etherton Award-winning author Cyndi Faria USA Today bestselling author Isadora Brown USA Today bestselling author Amy L. Gale USA Today bestselling author Charlene A. Wilson USA Today bestselling author Katalina Leon USA Today bestselling author J.A. Armitage USA Today bestselling authors Megan J. Parker & Nathan Squiers Lynda Kaye Frazier Kim Carmichael Colleen Halverson Danielle Rose Lynda Haviland Dyan Chick Award-winning author Cate Rowan Award-winning author JB Michaels R.S. Broadhead Jen L. Grey writing with Heather Renee.