New Release Excerpt and Giveaway! JUST ONE KISS by Jami Wagner

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Just One Kiss Synopsis:

A first kiss is hard to forget—and Kelsey Brian’s just walked into the bar where she works and isn’t planning to leave anytime soon. It figures. With her last semester of college finally here, Kelsey can’t wait to finish the year smoothly and start a new chapter. She doesn’t need to drive over yet another bump in the road.

Ethan Connelly has spent most of his adult life trying to be accepted by his father, and now he has the chance to make him proud. He’s also just stepped into another chance with the girl who got away. Deciding who matters most to him isn’t an easy choice. If he picks his father, he’ll lose her again—if he picks her, everything he’s worked for will be for nothing.

Can Kelsey learn to trust him, or will Ethan’s secret of why he’s really back in town tear them apart?



I jump slightly in my seat, turning to face him. Our eyes meet and neither of us moves. My mouth instantly runs dry and I have to force the lump in my throat down. Ethan’s lips move into a sly grin as he pulls the papers from my hand.

“Hello…hi, yeah, remember me?” Sara says in front of us. Holy crap. Wasn’t she just standing at the other end of the bar? I pull my gaze from Ethan’s and turn until I’m facing Sara. My cheeks are heated as I focus on her and no one else.

“Oh good, you do,” she says sarcastically then winks at me. She totally loves this. How embarrassing.

“As I was saying,” she continues, “Ethan will be taking over for me.” She gives him her best poker face. “Hopefully he can keep your interest longer than I apparently can.” She says it to everyone, but secretly I know she is directing it to me.


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Jami Wagner Bio:097

JAMI WAGNER was born in Wyoming. Still living in the Cowboy State, Jami and her boyfriend are currently writing their own love story with their yellow lab.

Jami enjoys writing New Adult and published her debut novella Date in the Dark in 2015.

Visit and connect with Jami at, on Facebook at, on Twitter at @Jami_Wagner, or on Instagram at @JAMIWAGNER_.


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New Release Excerpt and Giveaway! WRITTEN IN INK by Carrie Ann Ryan (Montgomery Ink series)


Written in Ink Synopsis:

 A Brand New Full Length Novel in the Bestselling Montgomery Ink Series where the quiet, inked Montgomery finds his match in the woman with a fiery passion and a past full of secrets.

There’s nothing worse for a writer than missing a deadline. For Griffin Montgomery, his failure to do what he loves comes at a blow. He didn’t understand how it was affecting his life until his well-meaning family intercedes. His sisters have hired him a new personal assistant and he’s outraged—that is, until he sees who it is.

Autumn Minor is light on her feet and a bare memory for most people she meets. She does her best to blend in everywhere she lives, even if it’s only for a short period of time. Making sure no one truly notices her is the only way she’s survived this long. Only when she meets Griffin and the rest of the Montgomerys, she’s afraid she won’t be able to let go when its time to run.

Though the two begin a tentative but explosive relationship, they know it can’t last forever. Neither of them are made for the long haul when it comes to love and romance. When the demons from Autumn’s past find her and put both their lives at risk, Griffin will stop at nothing to protect her. In the end, though, he’ll be the one who needs a second chance.



“Who?” he asked again, his fists clenching.

“Autumn, of course,” Meghan said with a smile. “Who else would be able to handle you and your bad tempers other than Fall?”

“And you can’t say no,” his mother reminded him. “It’s already taken care of. You’re stuck with her, and you will treat her with respect. Got me, boy?”

Griffin closed his eyes and groaned. Well, fuck. “Autumn? You’re kidding me, right? I thought she worked with Meghan?”

“She does,” Meghan answered. “And she will work with you. And you’ll be happy about it. Because if you mess with her and piss her off, she’ll kick your ass. And then I’ll kick your ass because she’s my friend.”

Griffin wanted to kick the girls out and stomp back to his room. There was no way this would work. Autumn would take one look at his place and run away. There was no way she’d want to stay and work with him. There was also no way he’d be able to deal with her so close to him while he was trying to figure out what the fuck to do with his book.

Maybe that was it. Maybe he’d let her see what she was in for and let her walk away. Because no matter what, Autumn couldn’t be his personal assistant. No one could. He lived alone, worked alone, and breathed alone. It was the way he’d worked so far, and damn it, it was the way he would continue to work.

There wasn’t another option.

Autumn wouldn’t last long, and then she’d be out of his life forever.

And why the hell did that make his stomach hurt? For that reason and more, he knew he had to find a way out of this. Only he wasn’t sure how he was going to do that with the women in his life staring at him the way they were. They wanted Autumn in his life, and the damned woman had said yes. And it looked like Griffin didn’t have a choice at all.

Well, shit.


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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan never thought she’d be a writer. Not really. No, she loved math and science and even went on to graduate school in chemistry. Yes, she read as a kid and devoured teen fiction and Harry Potter, but it wasn’t until someone handed her a romance book in her late teens that she realized that there was something out there just for her. When another author suggested she use the voices in her head for good and not evil, The Redwood Pack and all her other stories were born.

Carrie Ann is a bestselling author of over twenty novels and novellas and has so much more on her mind (and on her spreadsheets *grins*) that she isn’t planning on giving up her dream anytime soon.








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New Release and Giveaway! LAST CHANCE by Lindsey McKenna (DELOS #0.5)

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Released July 11th, 2015
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Last Chance is prequel novella to Nowhere to Hide.

Lia Cassidy lived through a brutal attack at the hands of two fellow soldiers, but was left with scars inside and out. This is her last chance to rebuild her life. Lia discovers a new calling working at the Delos Home School Charities in Costa Rica. With the help of her new friends and the children she helps at the school, she starts to finally heal. But soon her world is shattered when she unwittingly thwarts the plans of feared drug lord “La Araña” and his thugs. And no one challenges “La Araña” without paying the price. Will she survive?


Lindsay McKenna lives her life as a risk taker, and it shines through the books she loves to write: romance, adventure and suspense. She started writing at age thirteen and continues to hone her writing skills to this day. She sold her first romance novel in 1981. The rest is history.
Because she went into the military, this experience became the backbone of her writing—she is credited with writing the first military romance novel (Captive of Fate, 1983, Silhouette Special Edition) and has created a thriving sub-genre within the romance field! As a New York Times Best Selling author, she has sold 23 million books and in 32 foreign languages in her career thus far. Her many experiences in the U.S. Navy are backdrop for her understanding of the military in general, and also her very successful Morgan’s Mercenaries, which is an ongoing series in Silhouette to this day! Forty-five books strong!
Lindsay has gone Indie in 2015 and has created a new family saga on par with Morgan’s Mercenaries It is known as the DELOS SERIES. There will be paperback and eBooks created under Blue Turtle Publishing, her company for her fans. Readers who love Morgan and his family are bound to fall in love with the Culver family. Delos is romantic suspense, which Lindsay is well known for. It took her five years to create and bring DELOS to her readers. It was worth the wait, but we’ll let you decide that.
Lindsay loves to hear from her readers and loves to know what they’d like to see her write next. Stay up with the latest on the Delos Series here. Please visit her Web site at And be sure to sign up for her free quarterly newsletter. It contains exclusive content found nowhere else on the Net. Plus, giveaways and other surprises, to her loyal and faithful subscribers!
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A Conversation with Jen Crane, Author of RARE FORM (Descended of Dragons, #1–with a giveaway!)


Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today, Jen!

Thanks, Becky! I’m so happy to be here. I know that readers who love magic, adventure, romance…and dragons will love these books. Interviews like this one help me find new readers; thanks so much for your time and this fabulous audience!


What are 5 things should readers know about you?

  • I love to read, and wrote a series that I wanted to see myself.
  • I think a single book can be funny AND suspenseful AND romantic AND sad. Laughter, nail biting, and tears? My work here is done.
  • I love hearing from readers. Please always feel free to contact me or say hello online. Love it.
  • I grew up on a working cattle ranch—horses, cows, team roping—the whole shootin’ match. I worked in Washington, DC for a time and have had a fabulous career with some great stories—future book material.
  • I love a good plot twist. Think you know Stella’s secret by the name of this series? Think again.

LOL, love them all! Great list :)


Tell us all about your main characters—who are they? What makes them tick? Most importantly, what one thing would they need to have with them if stranded on a desert isle? 😉

The series’ main character is Stella Stonewall, a fiery redhead who’s always felt there was more to life, that something—maybe even the stars—called to her. Her single mother was an odd bird, and Stella had to fend for herself a lot throughout life. She finishes college with no real plans for the future. And maybe that’s serendipitous because Stella soon learns she belongs in another world, where people evolved from a variety of animals; not just apes. This alternate realm is filled with shifters and magic.  Stella’s understandably overwhelmed with the prospect of living in this new world, but she’s strong. She takes it on.
Desert isle must-have: Frizz control serum. Her auburn mane is beautiful but wild…like Stella herself.

Frizz control serum IS a must!


Rowan Gresham takes Stella from her world to his. He’s domineering, brooding, and as sexy as chocolate-dipped sin. He signs on to be Stella’s mentor as she learns to manipulate the animal form she was born with. Gresham seems rigid and controlled, but Stella’s warmth and wit soon open him up. Physically, Gresham is older than Stella—he’s handsome, refined, dangerous. Appears to be in his early 30’s compared to her 22 years.

Stella knows there’s more to Gresham than meets the eye, but she has no idea the breadth of his secrets.

Desert isle must-have: Nothin’, baby. He’s been there and done that. Give Gresham tree branches and five hours; he’ll build a shelter for both of you.



Timbra Redfern is Stella’s new suite mate in the enchanted graduate school Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning. Timbra is quiet, lovely, faithful. She’s witty, but only shows that side to Stella. Timbra is descended of deer, and has adorable little permanent protruding ears.

Desert isle must-have: A knife or spear, in the case she must defend herself. Deer aren’t equipped with many physical defenses.

What kind of requirements does an enchanted graduate school have?


Ewan Bristol is clever, fierce, noble. His chocolate curls and bottomless brown eyes lend his rugged face a softness that belies his sharp intellect. He may seem quiet, but his mind is always churning, and he knows what he wants.

Desert isle must-have: Stella.




Where did the inspiration for this book come from?

I have a dozen book ideas driving around in my head. This Descended of Dragons series is the one I let off the exit ramp. I love fantasy, whether it’s epic, paranormal, or urban. I wanted to write something I’d like to read, and this story, with its strong heroine, magical world, witty banter, and mythical creatures just came to me in a frenzy.

Sounds great!


How long have you been writing, and what (or who) inspired you to start?

I’ve always enjoyed writing, and even chose careers in which writing was my primary focus. But those tasks required I take complicated subject matter and reformat it for public consumption—federal laws, complicated grants, things of that nature. My past writing lent itself to brevity.  So I’ve had to re-learn creative writing.

I began writing a novel over two years ago. I decided it was “now or never,” and luckily my husband was super supportive. It’s been a long road, but I’m so glad these books have arrived at their destination. I love them. I hope others do, too.

Sounds great—very inspirational :)


What do you like best about being a writer? What is the most challenging part?

The best thing about being a writer is the self-fulfillment. Writing novels was my dream and, really, how many people get to live their dream? I love putting words on “paper,” and I love creating something magical that might take a reader from the stress of their everyday life for just a little while.

The most challenging part of being an author, in my opinion, isn’t the isolation because there are wonderful groups out there—both online and in-person. But I think the challenging part is realizing after you’ve written the book, that’s when the real work begins. It’s hard to get published; hard to get noticed; hard to wade through the business requirements of self-publishing. Authors are essentially running small businesses. It’s demanding and time-consuming. Also: totally worth it.

That’s all that matters!


What are you working on right now? What can readers look for from you in the next year?

I am (literally, later today) beginning Book 3 in the Descended of Dragons series. I’ve done some rough plotting, but haven’t yet begun the rest of Stella’s story. It’s tentatively titled Salted Wound, and I hope to release it in the spring of 2016.

Wow—great! Happy writing!


What authors and/or books have inspired you?

I’ve said that I love the fantasy and paranormal genres. I also love historical fiction and the classics.

Books/authors that have inspired me are Princess Bride/William Goldman, Mark Twain, Outlander series/Diana Gabaldon, Pride and Prejudice/Austen, Game of Thrones/George R.R. Martin, HP/JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Maya Angelou. So many influences by gifted authors.

Fantastic list!


What are you currently reading? What are your thoughts about it so far?

I have this system, see, in which I read two fun and/or trashy novels followed by one classic, non-fiction, or educational book. I do this so my brain doesn’t rot…and so far so good.

I recently decided it was shameful I had never read Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’urbervilles. But I have to tell you, I wish I’d left it on my to-read list. I finished the book, but it was with much gnashing of the teeth. My eReader barely survived the many throws across the room.

Ugh. I do not have happy memories of that one in college!


If you had to “sell” this book in a single Tweet, what would you say?

Tough! But here goes:


Game of Thrones meets Legally Blond in this fun and sexy fantasy with a feisty heroine, magical shifters, dragons, & two love triangles.

Or how about this!?

Fiery but naive Stella must navigate a new world, new men, & a scaly new body before a mass-murdering sorcerer uses her as a weapon for doom.

Hard choice! They’re both excellent.

Keep reading to find out more about Jen and her brand new book…



Though she grew up on a working cattle ranch, Jen Crane has been in love with fantasy and science fiction since seeing a bootleg tape of Quantum Leap in the 90’s.

She has a master’s degree, and solid work histories in government and non-profit administration. She’s been published in reputable newspapers and magazines.

One day, though, she said, “Life’s too real for nonfiction. I’m gonna write about love and magic.”

Jen is happily living out her dream in The South with her husband and three children, striking that delicate balance between inspiration and frustration.

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Rare Form
by Jen Crane
(Descended of Dragons, #1)
Publication date: October 6th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance


A Secret Past
Fiery redhead Stella Stonewall can’t decide between a margarita and a manhattan. The rest of her life? Please. Stella has never really fit in, and her pretty world comes crashing down when she learns it was never her world at all.

Rowan Gresham is domineering, brooding, and as sexy as chocolate-dipped sin. When he transports Stella to the magical realm of her parents she recognizes her rightful place immediately. Gresham’s motivations are less clear.

A Scorching Chemistry
The enigmatic Gresham aids in Stella’s metamorphosis and their chemistry ignites, though a long-time girlfriend and a significant age difference stand in the way.

A Battle for the Rest of Her Life
Stella’s life fast-tracks to extraordinary when she enrolls at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning, an enchanted college whose students turn furry on the regular. As Stella learns to navigate the magical new world of Thayer she must also find her animal form, a task as elusive as her ancestry. Stella soon faces an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn to manipulate an animal form she never knew she possessed.




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New Release Review and Giveaway! COURTED by Jennifer Chance (Gowns & Crowns #1)


Title: Courted
Author: Jennifer Chance
Publisher: Elewyn Publishing
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Series: Gowns & Crowns #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Length: 222 Pages
ISBN: 9781943768042


Aspiring concert violist Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews is torn between her love of family and her love of music. A year ago, she deferred entering a prestigious graduate program to help her parents recover from a devastating accident. Now the deferment is expiring, but her parents still need her. Worse, every time she plays her audition piece, she mangles it. Is it too late to be the musician she’d always dreamed of? Should she even try?

Determined to get clarity, Emmaline accepts a friend’s offer for a whirlwind European vacation. First Stop: a real live fantasy kingdom—the perfect place to sort wishes from reality.

Prince Kristos Andris was a respected captain in his nation’s military… Was. In the wake of the tragic death of his elder brother, he’s managed to avoid his duties as the new Crown Prince of Garronia for months. But now he must accept his responsibilities and leave his troops behind. Outraged at the restrictions of his new royal position, he’ll do anything for one last adventure. So when opportunity suddenly lands in his arms in the form of a dreamy-eyed American girl, he embraces it (and her) for all he’s worth. What’s the harm in a quick fling, after all? It won’t change what he knows he must do…

Only this is Garronia in the summertime, where passion has a way of ruining even the most sensible of plans.



Courted by Jennifer Chance is a sweet and sexy modern fairy tale of a story.  First in the Crowns & Gowns series (Lauren and Dmitri’s story next–woot!), it pulls out the big guns right away, with our heroine, Emmaline Aurora Grace Andrews literally running into an actual crown prince, Kristos Andris while on vacation in the tiny kingdom of Garronia. As if the meet cute on the beach wasn’t enough, just a few minutes later he jumps into the sea to rescue her from a nasty undertow…all captured on film, naturally, and ready to be sent to the tabloids at the very first opportunity.

Ah, modern media. Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty definitely lucked out that they didn’t have that kind of evil to contend with. Give me vindictive stepmothers and a fire-breathing dragon any day, thank you. 😉

Em and Kristos had immediate chemistry galore, but of course there’s the age-old problem between them that has plagued non-royal princesses-to-be since the dawn of time–princes are supposed to marry for their countries.

Darn it.

But Courted *is* a true modern-day fairy tale, so in fairy-tale fashion, they’re able to get around that pesky little detail in the end. Thank goodness–because you really, really want them to. They’re both such great characters, you just know that they deserve to be together.

So…100% realistic? Nah. Shades of insta-love? Yeah, probably. But all the best fairy tales have it, so really, it’s to be expected.

And pretty gosh darn hard to find fault with, in the end. :)

Did I mention Lauren and Dmitri are next? Bring ’em on, baby!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


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Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series as well as the modern royals Gowns & Crowns series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio. In addition to her work in romance, she is also Jenn Stark, urban fantasy author of the Immortal Vegas series, and Jennifer McGowan, YA author of the Elizabethan spy series The Maids of Honor. She is truly NOT trying to become 27 Jennifers, but it’s getting a little dicey.

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Release Day! CROSSWINDS by Elisabeth Naughton (Rising Storm #3)

We are so excited to bring you the Release Day Launch for Elisabeth Naughton’s CROSSWINDS! CROSSWINDS is Episode 3 in the Rising Storm Series brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. This episode is out today so make sure you grab your copy and pre-order the following episodes in this amazing new series!

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Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep,
and secrets have the power to destroy…

Nestled among rolling hills and painted with vibrant wildflowers, the bucolic town of Storm, Texas, seems like nothing short of perfection.

But there are secrets beneath the facade. Dark secrets. Powerful secrets. The kind that can destroy lives and tear families apart. The kind that can cut through a town like a tempest, leaving jealousy and destruction in its wake, along with shattered hopes and broken dreams. All it takes is one little thing to shatter that polish.

Reading like an on-going drama in the tradition of classic day and night-time soap operas like Dallas, Dynasty, and All My Children, Rising Storm is full of scandal, deceit, romance, passion, and secrets.

With 1001 Dark Nights as the “producer,” Elisabeth Naughton and Dee Davis use a television model with each week building on the last to create a storyline that fulfills the promise of a drama-filled soap opera. Joining Kenner and Davis in the “writer’s room” is an incredible group of New York Times bestselling authors such as Lexi Blake, Elisabeth Naughton, Jennifer Probst, Larissa Ione, Rebecca Zanetti and Lisa Mondello who have brought their vision of Storm to life.

A serial soap opera containing eight episodes in season one, the season premiere of Rising Storm, CROSSWINDS, debuts September 24th with each subsequent episode releasing consecutively this fall.

So get ready. The storm is coming.


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Secrets, Sex and Scandals …

Welcome to Storm, Texas, where passion runs hot, desire runs deep, and secrets have the power to destroy… Get ready. The storm is coming.

Lacey Salt’s world shattered with the death of her brother, and now the usually sweet-tempered girl is determined to take back some control—even if that means sabotaging her best friend, Mallory, and Mallory’s new boyfriend, Luis.

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Before topping multiple bestseller lists–including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal–Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home. Visit Elisabeth Naughton’s website.


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Meet the OMEGA Characters with Author Lizzy Ford (with a giveaway!)


Meet the OMEGA characters!


“Omega” is set in a very detailed world with a whole slew of characters whose loyalties are likely to change depending on the circumstances. I decided to take this opportunity to introduce you to the eight characters!

  1. Alessandra, the Oracle of Delphi. An eighteen-year-old with a big heart and the powers of a god. She has no idea how important she is, until she’s forced to leave her home and confront the world awaiting her.


  1. Herakles, the People’s Champion. The three-time Olympian is Alessandra’s protector. He treats her like a daughter and has taught her everything he knows about survival and martial arts.


  1. Adonis, the Grotesque Prince. Human by day, grotesque (like a gargoyle!) by night, he’s the chief of SISA – the religious police – and harbors a special tie to Alessandra he doesn’t remember until they meet.


  1. Lantos, the Shadow Titan. The demigod son of the Titan of the Unseen, he’s a charming politician, capable of great compassion, and determined to seek revenge for the Olympic gods expelling the Titans from Earth.


  1. Phoibe, the Silent Queen. A mute eighteen-year-old, she’s the beautiful yet lethal queen of Greece whose bloodline has been chosen by the gods. She suffers from a curse afflicting everyone in the Bloodline.


  1. Theodocia, the High Priestess. A devout servant of the goddess Artemis, she is the Silent Queen’s protector and the leader of the secret armies living beneath Washington DC.


  1. Cleon, the Supreme Magistrate. The elected representative of humanity, he’s a power hungry politician willing to do whatever he must to conquer both gods and humanity.


  1. Niko, the Mercenary. Gifted athletically with a penchant for violence, he’s the leader of the Supreme Magistrate’s armies whose conscience can be bought by his boss’s enemies, for the right price.


Excited to meet them?!


About Lizzy:

Lizzy Ford is the author of over forty titles written for young adult, new adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling “Rhyn Trilogy,” “Witchling Series,” “Zoey Rogue” and the “War of Gods” series. Lizzy’s books span multiple subgenres of romance, to include contemporary, paranormal and dystopian, among others. She began her self-publishing career in January 2011 and clocks between 80,000-120,000 words a month on projects destined to be published as well as pet projects she writes and squirrels away in secret folders!

In 2014, Lizzy launched an erotica line under the name SE Reign and hopes to branch into the mystery genre in a year or two. Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring. Her books have been featured in Publishers Weekly, Romantic Times, USA Today, Huffington Post, Kirkus Reviews, and many other places. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, sister, three dogs and a cat.

Lizzy’s books can be found on every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords.


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by Lizzy Ford
(Omega #1)
Publication date: October 25th 2015
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult


In a modern world ruled by territorial Greek gods, the human race has been oppressed, exploited and now, nearly destroyed by the constant infighting of gods.

However, a human girl with the power of a goddess is coming of age. Alessandra is the Oracle of Delphi – the last prophesized – and bears the mark of the double omega. Soon after she turns eighteen, Alessandra is told her destiny: to step between the warring gods and the human race and save her world from certain ruin.

For the gods, her appearance marks the beginning of the end – their end. They and the Triumvirate – leaders of the human elite – who serve them will stop at nothing to preserve their power.

Alessandra emerges from the forest where she spent her life hidden from gods and men and immediately plummets into a race against time, gods, and herself to discover who and what she is in a world where everyone she meets has a hidden agenda, and those pulling the strings remain in the shadows.

Before she can determine exactly what kind of savior her world needs, she must first master her power by completing three trials devised by the Triumvirate to enslave her.

One lone girl stands between warring gods and the people she’s destined to protect, but it’s the battle to understand who she is that she must win first.










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New Release Review and Giveaway! THE NAME OF THE GAME by Jennifer Dawson (Something New #3)

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Something New #3
Jennifer Dawson
Releasing Sept 29th, 2015
Zebra: Kensington
An author to watch out for.” —RT Book Reviews
Some people follow the rules. . . 
A professor of forensic anthropology, James Donovan is the reasonable sibling among the passionate, impulsive Donovans. But there’s nothing reasonable about his reaction to baker Gracie Roberts. She’s all wild curls and mouth-watering curves, as deliciously tempting as the sugary treats she’s famous for–and twice as irritating. But before long, James decides that getting a taste of her is one indulgence he can’t pass up. . . 
Some people play to win. . .
Independent, smart, and sexy, Gracie’s year-long dry spell has her itching for a man. Responsible, health-obsessed James? Not in a million years! She needs a guy who knows how to let loose! But when James sets out to show her just how satisfying a disciplined man can be when pleasure is at stake, she learns just how sweet–and spicy–he really is. 
Have James and Gracie found the recipe for love?

Gracie pulled up to the Donovan family’s brick bungalow and turned off the ignition. The modest house was located in a tight-knit neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago and looked nearly identical to all the other bungalows lining the street, except for the brightly colored balloons next to the door.

She got out of the car and walked up the steps. Today’s event was at Shannon Donovan’s house. The mother of the groom had wanted a close-family-and friends celebration before the official engagement party tonight. Gracie blew out a deep breath. Another day with the Donovan clan, and a new opportunity to change her ways with the professor.

As she’d been here before, she knocked on the door and then walked in.

An explosion was followed by a sound of rapid machine-gun fire, so loud it had to shake the plaster off the walls of the small foyer. Gracie peered into the small living room to find James playing a video game with a chubby, angel-faced boy around twelve or thirteen.

Neither of them glanced in her direction.

Controller in hand, James’s attention was riveted on the flat-screen television. The line of his jaw was hard, his cheekbones defined, as he concentrated on the game.

“Flank him. Go. Go. Go,” James yelled, gesturing wildly with his controller.

Gracie had never seen him so animated before. The sight was riveting.

The boy’s arms flailed as his thumbs frantically worked across the controller. “To your left.”

One of the guys in military garb on the screen moved and James said, “You’ve got it, take the shot.”

The other animated soldier dropped to one knee and shot, filling the screen with the splatter of blood and brains flying through the air before the screen cut to another scene.

“Yes!” The boy whooped, his face alight with the thrill of virtual victory.

“Did you see his head explode?” James grinned, leaning back on the floral brocade couch. The feminine fabric highlighted the masculinity of his face, the broadness of his shoulders in a black waffle-knit shirt.

Gracie couldn’t help but be charmed at the excited expression the professor wore. She’d never seen him look so carefree or unreserved.

The boy looked at James with complete adoration, a sweet smile on his round face. “That was awesome.”

Gracie stepped into the room and leaned against the doorframe, finally making her presence known so she wouldn’t be caught gawking. “That was some impressive splatter.”

They looked at her.

James’s gaze flickered over her body. “Gracie.”

She fought the urge to stiffen at his cool tone. It was a casual brunch, so she wore jeans and a black scoop-neck knit top that highlighted her blond hair and curves. She’d made damn sure she looked good, covering the shadows under her eyes with concealer.

“Professor,” she returned before beaming at the boy. His mouth hung open as he gaped at her. “Aren’t you going to introduce me to your friend?”

James’s mouth quirked as he noticed the boy’s stunned expression. Gracie thought she detected an eye roll but she couldn’t be sure.

James jostled the kid out of his daze and said, “Gracie Roberts, this is my cousin, Declan.”

Gracie walked over and stuck out her hand. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Declan.”

The boy turned scarlet as his sweaty palm slid into hers. “Thank you, ma’am.”

Gracie waved. “Ha, ma’am makes me feel like I’m a hundred years old. Call me Gracie.” She jutted her chin toward the television. “Nice shooting. Maybe later you can show me how it’s done.”

Declan flushed an even deeper shade of red, jerking his gaze toward the professor. “James did all the hard stuff.”

Gracie shrugged. “From what I saw you delivered the kill shot.”

James smiled at her, a real smile, one that flashed the mysterious dimple, and Gracie’s heart gave a hard lurch. In a split second, like the sudden strike of lightning, she saw it. The sun streamed through the window, highlighting the gold in his hair, and she saw the man she’d been refusing to acknowledge since she’d met him. The one everyone else saw. The man Lindsey Lord looked at like a god and Cecilia thought sexy.

The man who called to some deep, secret place inside her. The attraction that pulled at her while she focused instead on all the things about him that irritated her. The world swung and she blinked, taking a step back.

Oh no.

The smile transformed into concern and he stood, walking toward her. “Are you okay?”

She nodded even as a swell of heat washed through her.

No. No. No. Not him. Anyone but him. He was all wrong for her. He was her best friend’s brother. He was secure and stable.

He was coming closer. Too close. Awareness flared, impossible to ignore.

He was going to touch her. A second later he gripped her arm and she gasped. “You’re as white as a sheet.”

A jolt of electricity shot up her arm. He was one of those solid-relationship guys who mowed the lawn and had five-year plans. She straightened and squared her shoulders. “I’m fine.”

He didn’t eat carbs! Or sugar! Flour was a part of her life. She was a baker.

His forehead creased. “Are you sure?”

“Yes,” she said, her voice too breathless. He needed to stop touching her. She needed space to get a handle on this. She blurted the first thing that popped into her head. “I have the cake in my truck.”

His hand dropped away and she could finally breathe. “I can go get it.”

James’s black shirt stretched over his broad chest. Her fingers twitched as a startling visual of tracing her hands over the lines of all those muscles filled her mind.

Oh no. Where was his geek-wear? She needed a pair of chinos, stat. She cleared her throat. “It’s a two-man job; you’ll need help.”

He nodded. “Are you sure you’re okay? You look a little shaky.”

“I’m great. Just tired.” Her gaze snagged on his mouth, his full mouth, but instead of focusing on what a horrible kisser he’d be, she could see it. Feel his mouth moving over hers. She sucked in a breath. “I’m used to sleeping in my own bed.”

Expression filled with disbelief, he was clearly perplexed by her behavior. He started to say something, but Evan came in and his mouth snapped shut.

He stepped away.

Out of the corner of her vision, she saw James’s face smooth over into the cool remoteness he always seemed to wear whenever she was around.

“There she is.” Evan bounded over to her and swept her up in his powerful arms, giving her a big smacking kiss on the lips. “How’s my favorite girl?”

Thankful for the distraction from her troubling thoughts, she laughed and swatted the pro football player and resident wild-child away, relaxing into the easy flirtation. “Ah, if only I could believe you, but after last week’s game you told that pretty reporter with the red hair the same thing.”

“But with you I mean it.” Evan grinned down at her. At six-five he was built like a Greek god crossed with, well, a pro football player. With the Donovan family’s green eyes and dark brown hair, he was about as gorgeous as a man could be. Considered one of the best wide receivers in the game, he was a media favorite, with all his crazy antics and a new supermodel every week.

He loved to flirt, and she flirted right back. “You’re a liar, but I still love you.”

Since they’d met he’d made it plenty clear he’d take her to bed without even the slightest encouragement. He’d whispered outrageous things in her ear. Hugged her. Teased her. They’d gotten drunk together on more than one occasion, and yet she’d never given him the opportunity to make a move. Why?

He was a hot-as-hell, wild, testosterone-soaked, NFL Pro Bowl-er. Women lined up for a chance to be in his bed. So what the hell was wrong with her? Sure, it would be a fling, because there’s no way Evan was a settlingdown kind of guy, but he’d be the best kind of fling. They’d have fantastic, sweaty sex and still be friends the next morning. So why hadn’t she jumped at the chance to get between the sheets with the notorious Evan Donovan?

She turned and her gaze collided with James’s. His arms were crossed, his expression had turned stormy, and his jaw was firmed into a hard line.

Heat spiked across her skin and her belly jumped. Cecilia was right.

It was because of him.

So. Much. Fun!

I love a good enemies-to-lovers story, and this one was oh, so good!

Plus, there’s cupcakes.

A win-win, really.

Gracie and James have been sniping at each other for the past year, and neither one realizes it’s because they’re actually drawn to each other despite the fact that on the surface they couldn’t be more different. (Hello, that’s why they say opposites attract…) Now that four of the people who are closest to them are married/getting married (the heroes and heroines of books one and two in the series, Take a Chance on Me and The Winner Takes It All ), they’ve resigned themselves to being thrown together. A lot.

Which suddenly seems more confusing than infuriating, somehow…

The chemistry between these two is palatable–it practically jumps off the page at the reader, and (most of) the other characters in the book are aware of it before Gracie and James even have a clue. Once they give in to it? Whoa–watch out–have a cool drink and/or fan handy! Ms. Dawson has a real knack for writing sexy banter too–you can bet that pretty much whenever Gracie and James are on the page together, it’s going to be a lot of fun to read.

And when they make up after the relationship black moment? So. Good. Excellent grovel scene. 😉

The Name of the Game is the third book in the series, but it worked fine as a standalone. As mentioned, all the characters from the first two books play a pretty significant role, and I just loved watching them interact with each other. It’s so much fun to read about characters with close family/friendship ties. I’d already added all three of their books (Evan’s is coming next–can’t wait!) to my TBR before I was even halfway through with this one.

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


Jennifer Dawson grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from DePaul University with a degree in psychology. She met her husband at the public library while they were studying. To this day she still maintains she was NOT checking him out. Now, over twenty years later, they’re married and living in a suburb right outside of Chicago with two awesome kids and a crazy dog.

Despite going through a light FM, poem writing phase in high school, Jennifer never grew up wanting to be a writer (she had more practical aspirations of being an international super spy). Then one day, suffering from boredom and disgruntled with a book she’d been reading, she decided to put pen to paper.

The rest, as they say, is history.

These days Jennifer can be found sitting behind her computer, writing her next novel, chasing after her kids, keeping an ever watchful eye on her ever growing
to-do list, and NOT checking out her husband.


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New Release Review and Giveaway! THE REBEL by Adrienne Giordano (Harlequin Intrigue)

The Rebel


About the Book:

Title: The Rebel

Series: Harlequin Intrigue

Author: Adrienne Giordano

Release Date: October 1, 2015

Blog Tour Dates: October 1, 2015 – October 9, 2015

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Book Summary:

Bad to the bone…in all the right ways 

A brilliant civil lawyer, David Hennings has always been the outsider—at odds with his wealthy family, shunning relationships, defying convention as a sexy leather-jacketed biker. Which is why sculptor Amanda LeBlanc agrees to his request to reconstruct a skull from a cold case murder. The instant heat between them is scorching.

But once Amanda takes the job and gets too close to the rebellious attorney, her carefully balanced life is upended by a series of methodical attacks. Someone doesn’t want her to finish the job. Now David will risk everything not to lose the woman he unknowingly put in jeopardy.


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Inside the stairwell of the hundred-year-old building on the city’s West Side, David climbed the last few steps leading to the landing of Amanda’s second-floor studio. He loved these old structures with the Portland stone and brick. The iconic columns on the facade urged the history major in him to research the place. Check the city records, see what information he could find on who’d built it, who’d lived here or which companies had run their wares through its doors.

Structures like this had a charm all their own that couldn’t be duplicated with modern wizardry. Old buildings, this building, had a life, a past to be researched and appreciated.

Or maybe he just wanted to believe that.

He rapped on the door. No hollow wood there. By the scarred look and feel of its heavy weight under his knuckles, it might be the original door. How amazing would that be?

The door swung open and a woman with lush curves a guy his size could wrap himself around greeted him. She wore jeans and a graphic T-shirt announcing he should make love, not war—gladly, sweetheart—and her honey-blond hair fell around her shoulders, curling at the ends. The whole look brought thoughts of lazy Sunday mornings, hot coffee and a few extracurricular activities, in a bed and out, David could think of.

To say the least, she affected him.

And she hadn’t even opened her mouth. Please don’t be an airhead.


Yep. That was the voice from earlier. Soft and sweet and stirring up all kinds of images right along with Sunday mornings and coffee. With any luck, more than the coffee would be hot.

Hokay. Mission Pam Hennings getting derailed by wicked thoughts. Time to get serious.

“Hi. Amanda?”

“Yes.” She held her hand out. “Amanda LeBlanc.”

David grasped her hand and glanced down at her long, elegant fingers folding over his. Her silky skin absorbed his much larger hand, and he might like to stay this way awhile. Nice hands. Soft hands. He’d imagined a sculptor’s hands to be work-hardened and rough. Not that she swung an ax all day, but he’d expected…different.

“Um.” She pointed at their still joined hands. “I kinda need that hand back.”

Epic fail, Dave. He grinned and regrettably slid his hand away. “Don’t take this the wrong way, but where have you been all my life?”

As recoveries went, it wouldn’t be listed among the top hundred in brilliance, but a man had to work with what he had. Still, her lips, those extraordinary, shapely lips, twisted until she finally gave up and awarded him with a smile.

“Good one,” she said. “Come inside and we’ll talk about your project.”


The Rebel, Adrienne Giordano’s latest romantic suspense (in the same world as The Prosecutor , The Marshal , and The Defender) is a fast-paced, sexy read. The hero “rebel” of the story, David Hennings, is the elder sibling of “prosecutor” Zac and “defender” Penny. He’s be working as a civil lawyer in Boston, but has just returned to town to try and mend fences with his family and start his own practice. He’s barely moved back when his mother, the Chicago queen bee socialite who he claims “everyone is afraid of”, has gotten him involved in her latest cold case project–finding the identity of the owner of a skull discovered in an empty lot by a homicide detective’s dog while out on a walk.

David’s job? To convince artist Amanda LeBlanc, a gifted sculptor, to do a facial reconstruction on the skull. Amanda, whose forensic artist mother never fully recovered from helping to send an innocent man to prison with one of her drawings, is reluctant to help but eventually gives in. And then all heck breaks lose–the building where her apartment and studio is located is condemned by the city, her bank accounts are frozen–and that’s just the beginning. Coincidence? Unlikely–especially when the cast of the skull she’s started work on is stolen in a break-in. Soon she and David are racing against time and an unknown adversary to solve the years-old crime…

David and Amanda share an instant attraction and have solid chemistry. Neither’s been too great with relationships in the past, but David succumbs to the inevitable rather quickly (especially when his mother, who he’s admitted being afraid of multiple times–with love, of course–tells him she’s determined to make Amanda the newest member of the family) and it’s really sweet to watch him be all protective of her. Amanda’s slower to come around–especially once she gets a hearty dose of the sometimes volatile Hennings clan (David and Penny have been at odds for years, but spend the novel trying to mend fences with varying degrees of success), which sets off her warning triggers. She can’t deny the attraction, though, or the fact that David makes her feel safe in a world that’s rapidly spinning out of control…

The Rebel is a solid addition to the series–I loved spending time in this world again, and it was great to revisit so many past characters. I can honestly say I didn’t figure out “whodunnit” until Ms. Giordano revealed it, though there were subtle clues along the way and once it was all revealed it made sense. David and Amanda’s relationship did progress quickly, but it was fairly believable and impossible not to root for them.

A pity there aren’t any more Hennings siblings for future books, though… 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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About the Author:


USA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery.  She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.


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New Release Spotlight! BLOOD RED by Wendy Corsi Staub (Mundy’s Landing #1)

Blood Red by Wendy Corsi Staub

Title: Blood Red
Author: Wendy Corsi Staub
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Thriller/Suspense
Format: Ebook/Paperback/Audible


From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub comes the first in a terrifying new series set in a small town with a sinister secret…


The razor’s gleaming blade slices effortlessly through skin and tendon, and he relishes the final anguished moments of his prey. There’s only one thing he prizes more: their long, silken strands of red hair. But these women are merely stand-ins . . . a prelude to his ultimate victim.


Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley, Mundy’s Landing is famous for its picturesque setting—and for a century-old string of gruesome unsolved murders. Rowan returned to her hometown years ago, fleeing a momentary mistake that could have destroyed her family. Life is good here. Peaceful. Until an anonymous gift brings Rowan’s fears to life again.


The town’s violent history was just the beginning. Soon everyone in Mundy’s Landing will know that the past cannot be forgotten or forgiven—not until every sin has been paid for, in blood.


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About the author:Wendy Corsi Staub

New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than eighty novels in a career that has spanned more than two decades. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with her single title psychological suspense novels. Those novels and the women’s fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also frequently appeared on the USA Today, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Bookscan bestseller lists.

In Autumn 2015, Wendy will launch two new series. The first is the “Mundy’s Landing” adult suspense trilogy for HarperCollins, with the launch title, Blood Red, on sale September 29, to be followed in 2016 by Blue Moon and Bone White. The other is “Lily Dale,” a hardcover cozy mystery series set in the upstate New York spiritual community. Book One, Nine Lives, goes on sale October 26, with a second title to come in Summer 2016.

Another 2015 suspense novel, The Black Widow (HarperCollins, March), concludes her Social Media predator series that began withThe Good Sister (October 2013) and continued with the USA Todaybestseller The Perfect Stranger (July 2014), and its prequel ebook novella, Cold Hearted (May 2014).

She has published two other suspense trilogies with HarperCollins in recent years. Nightwatcher (September 2012), won the Westchester Library Association Washington Irving Prize for Fiction. It was followed by the New York Times bestseller Sleepwalker (October 2012), which went on to become a finalist for the prestigious Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award presented at the Mystery Writers of America Edgars Symposium, and Shadowkiller (February 2013). New York Times bestseller Live to Tell (March 2010) received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was also a finalist at the 2011 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Its sequel, Scared to Death, (January 2011) was honored with the WLA Washington Irving Prize for Fiction, followed by the bestseller Hell to Pay (October 2011).

She previously published more than a dozen award-winning, bestselling adult suspense novels with Kensington Books and co-authored a Mystery series with the late former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch and a romance series with Fabio. She has ghostwritten novels for a number of other celebrities and bestselling authors.

As “Wendy Markham,” her most recent title, The Best Gift, is a sequel to the acclaimed 2006 Christmas Time Travel romance, If Only in My Dreams (both from Signet). Prior, she published nearly two dozen women’s fiction novels with Hachette, Warner, Avon, Grand Central Publishing, Red Dress Ink, and Berkley. She also has an extensive Young Adult/Middle Grade backlist that includes the acclaimed series “Lily Dale” (Bloomsbury/Walker). Early in her writing career, she published in various genres including suspense, horror, historical and category romance, television and movie tie-in, and biography.

In addition to the Mary Higgins Clark Award nominations, Wendy has won the 2008 RT Award for Career Achievement in Suspense and the 2007 RWA-NYC Golden Apple Award for Lifetime Achievement. A proud recipient of the RWA Rita award, she has also been honored five times with the Westchester Library Association’s Washington Irving Prize for Fiction and was recognized as one of WLA’s Millennial Authors in 2000. Her Wendy Markham novel Slightly Single was named one of Waldenbooks’ 100 Best Fiction titles of 2002. Her novels Slightly SuburbanThe Last to Know, and Ask Me Again were nominated for RT Reviewers Choice awards, and five of her novels, Don’t ScreamThe Last to Know; Mike, Mike and Me;Hello, It’s Me; and Bride Needs Groom, were awarded a month’s top pick review by the RT BOOK club magazine.

Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide and her titles are regularly selected as features for Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Large Print Book Club, and Rhapsody Book Club.

Wendy grew up in a large, close-knit family in rural southwestern New York State and decided she wanted to become an author while in third grade. She worked in two independent bookstores during college, then moved alone to New York City at twenty-one to pursue her dream of becoming a working writer. After stints as a book editor for a Manhattan publishing house and an account coordinator for a major advertising agency, she sold her first novel, the supernatural young adult thriller Summer Lightning in 1991.

Wendy now lives in the New York City suburbs with her husband of twenty-four years and their two children. A 1986 graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, she proudly delivered the keynote commencement address at her alma mater in May 2008, was a featured speaker at the 2011 Academic Convocation.

Having lost her mother and mother-in-law to breast cancer, she has been a vocal and active supporter of charitable causes such as Relay for Life, Support Connection, and the American Cancer Society. In September 2012, she was an Ovarian Cancer Awareness month national spokesperson for Avon’s Kiss and Teal campaign with the Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation. As an animal rights advocate, she currently fosters cats and kittens for various rescue organizations in the metro New York City area.


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