Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cover reveal - THE LIST, by Kate Mary








Title: The List
Author: Kate L. Mary
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: College of Charleston series, Book #1
Publisher: Lyrical Press



Synopsis

The List.
Twenty things every girl must do before she turns twenty. . .
Body piercing
Get drunk
First kiss
But thanks to her crazy, over-protective  father,  Annie Roth is way behind schedule. Good thing it’s her first semester of college, because Annie is more than ready to start checking off items. . .
Fake ID
Skinny dipping
Road trip!!!
Where it gets complicated?  Ryan and Chris. Best friends. Both sweet, funny, totally hot, and totally into Annie.
But there are some things on The List that Annie only wants to do with Ryan. . .
Lose it
Get Heart Broken
Fall in love



Available for preorder now!
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~Coming May 25, 2015~



Excerpt


      I closed my eyes when my head started to spin. “Have a first date, a first kiss, smoke a cigarette, get a fake ID, go skinny dipping. Have sex.”
      When I opened my eyes, Ryan was staring at me. My heart pounded. He was so close I could feel the heat radiating off his body. It made the blood sizzle in my veins.
      “All that before you turn twenty?” he whispered. I nodded and his eyes went over my face, lingering on my lips. “How long do you have?”
      My heart pounded in my ears, drowning out the ocean and the wind. Even the music from the party. “A year. I turn nineteen September fifth.”
      “Seems doable,” he said, scooting closer. “How many things have you marked off?”
      “Four before tonight.” My heart pounded even faster, and I inhaled sharply. His eyes were still on my lips and it made my brain even fuzzier than the alcohol. “Now I can cross off getting drunk, and Cami says we’re going to stay out all night.”
      He pulled back a fraction of an inch. “How drunk are you?”
      I shook my head and blinked a few times when my temples pounded. “I don’t have anything to compare it to.”
      He frowned, then his eyes went to my lips. “We can cross something else off, if you want.”




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About the Author
me2 Kate L. Mary is a stay-at-home mother of four and an Air Force wife. She grew up in a small town just north of Dayton, Ohio where she and her husband met at the age of twelve. Since their marriage in 2002, they have lived in Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and California.

Kate enjoys any post-apocalyptic story - especially if zombies are involved - as long as there is a romantic twist to give the story hope. Kate prefers nerdy, non-traditional heroes who can make you laugh to hunky pieces of man-meat, and her love of wine and chocolate is legendary among her friends and family. She currently resides in Oklahoma with her husband and children.

Be sure to check out her bestselling BROKEN WORLD series, which is a top 100 book in dystopian and post-apocalyptic fiction on Amazon.






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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Meet author Frederick H. Crook


Bio


            Frederick was born in Chicago in 1970 and now lives in Villa Park with his wife, Rae and their three miniature dachshunds. He began by writing fictional works all through high school, earned an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Electronics in 1994 and the Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from DeVry University in 2005.
            In 2009, Frederick began writing his first novel, The Dregs of Exodus, which was self-published in late 2010. This was followed up with another novel, The Pirates of Exodus in 2012.
            Throughout that year and early 2013, he continued writing and published four short stories in eBook form for Kindle and Nook. All of these stories share the same premise, but all are independent from one another, though the short eBook, Campanelli: The Ping Tom Affair and his third novel, issued by Solstice Publishing, Campanelli: Sentinel, share the same main characters.
            He loves writing and enjoys meeting and talking to readers at book signing events.

Blurb


It is 2110 and migration to the colony planet, Alethea, has depleted Earth of billions of people. As a result, migration has been declared illegal by all world governments. Human trafficking becomes highly profitable for organized crime and their influence reaches beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Many starships returning from Alethea are diverted from the scrapping process and secretly refurbished, allowing the population to shrink further.

Frank Campanelli is a blind Chicago Police detective who depends on his fully functional bio-electronic implants to see and do his job. After assisting on a botched infiltration of a top human trafficking network, he and his partner Marcus Williams are transferred into the CPD’s Organized Crime Division to head the newly formed Sentinel group and bring down the Ignatola family business.


Excerpt



            Frank took manual control of the car and set its alert status to ‘Condition Two’. The car’s computer sent out its signal to traffic lights and other computerized vehicles, clearing the way for them. The blue lights flashed and the siren whooped and warbled to warn pedestrians and non-computerized vehicles of their presence.
            Campanelli adjusted his lenses to zoom in just enough that he saw the leading edge of his vehicle’s hood and beyond. This gave him advanced warning of upcoming pavement hazards. He kept his thought commands on visual adjustments, putting them back to default when the car was in traffic and zooming forward again once the road was clear ahead. Frank’s full-service lenses had an advantage over the standard bio-electronic breed. His fully encompassed the surface of the eyes to give him the benefit of peripheral vision. When he magnified his view, it was not merely like looking through binoculars, it was akin to being physically thrust forward a few feet, albeit with some distortion at the edges of his field of view. With this advantage, Frank Campanelli had the reputation of being a rather insane driver, but from his point of view, he simply saw more detail than others and drove to match.
            As it was Saturday morning, the traffic was light. As a result, Frank could get the car up to eighty miles an hour at times, broken up by sudden slowing and lane changing to avoid a vehicle or road hazard. This unsettled Marcus Williams to no end, forcing the veteran to increase his serotonin levels as he held on to the door handle and center console while plastering his feet into the floorboards.
            The engine whined and whistled with acceleration, alternating with the crying of rubber whenever the brakes were hit hard or the steering yoke was twitched to go around something.
            Marcus was just glad they were not in pursuit, otherwise Frank would be in a real hurry.
            Campanelli slowed at the corner of State and Madison and hung a tight left. The powerful car accelerated like a shot, but the siren went quiet. Marcus dared to open his eyes and saw that the road ahead was deserted of pedestrians, cars and potholes.
            The siren sounded again as they approached the intersection at Dearborn. Dodging around a CTA bus, Frank made the turn and accelerated again, though only briefly as they were close to their destination.
            Suddenly, the siren quieted and the motor wound down to its near-silent normalcy. Marcus opened his eyes in time to see the blue lights cycle one last time before going out. The light at West Washington Street still turned green for them, indicating that Frank had set the car to ‘Condition Four’: ‘No lights, no sirens, just an officer in kind of a hurry’, as it had been explained to him once by someone he could not remember.
            Marcus took in a deep breath of relief when the cruiser approached the security gate at the entrance to the underground structure of the Daley Center. Campanelli slowed the car even further and both policemen could see that there was already a gathering of citizenry in the plaza, spotted with uniformed and police officers armored with riot gear.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nowhere to Run Book Blast





Please join me and a few fellow bloggers on Friday, November 14, 2014 for a one day Book Blast celebrating the release of Nowhere to Run (romantic suspense) published by Etopia Press.

The stops are all on one day and are listed below:
 
1: Bunny's Review
2: Unabridged Andra's
3: Writery
4: Undercover Book Reviews
5: Jane Reads
6: Coffee Books and Art
7: Our Wolves Den
8: DRB1stChp Blog
9: Jen's Reading Obsession
10: Queen of the Night Reviews
11: Book 'Em North Carolina
12: Sexy Adventures Passionate Tales
13: Erotic Author Nancy Adams
14: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
15: Word Menagerie - review
16: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
17: Lola Carson Books
18: Indie Authors
19: The Book Review
20: Angel's Guilty Pleasures
21: Romance Novel Giveaways
22: Aly's Miscellany
23: Harlie's Books
24: Long and Short Reviews




Here's the blurb :)

What’s a girl to do when she falls in love with the man whose mission it is to bring her down?

With the murder of her only sister, Sara, just a few months past, Lily Valier—a woman of beauty and substance—tops the sheriff’s list of suspects in small town Maine, and for a very good reason. Dear old Dad had willed his fortune to Sara and only Sara, leaving Lily to fend for herself. However, with no murder weapon or witnesses, the evidence against Lily is only circumstantial.

Enter P.I. Aiden O’Rourke, black-haired and blue-eyed, charged with gaining Lily’s trust and learning her secrets, all to finally get the goods on her. Things move fast and feelings run deep, yet when Lily discovers the truth about Aiden, everything begins to come apart.

Aiden’s torn. Despite his feelings for her, Lily is the most logical suspect, with a great big fat motive. Except something’s not quite right. Aiden trusts his instincts and they’re screaming at him to have a look at a former suspect with far more to hide than first appeared. With little left to lose, Lily decides to stand her ground, and staying put has its consequences when the murder weapon finally turns up—and it’s Lily’s gun.

What happens to love, when trust is betrayed?

Available at Amazon
 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Let's hear the Thunder


I'm curious about Thunderclap. On their homepage they write "Thunderclap amplifies your message with the power of the crowd." As an author, promotion is key to sales and the CEO of Solstice Publishing, Melissa Miller, has come up with the idea of giving Thunderclap a try. The goal is to find 100 supporters in just two weeks. And once that goal is reached, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr post from all your supporters, creating a wave of attention. 

Please help me to reach my goal. It only takes a second of your time and it's easy. The link to my campaign is https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/18877-invisible?locale=en

To start your own campaign, go to - https://www.thunderclap.it/?locale=en to learn more.

Thank you in advance to everyone who helps me to reach my goal and accomplish my dreams.