Friday, 29 December 2017

On Duty Release Boost with A.R. Barley and Carina Press

Title: On Duty
Author: A.R. Barley
Genre: MM Contemporary Suspense
Publisher: Carina Press
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: Number one rule for a firefighter: never take your eyes off the flame. Male/male author A.R. Barley is back with a new contemporary romance series.
Former marine and seasoned firefighter Troy Barnes has always kept his sex life on the down low, until he takes back-to-back hits: physically injured in a suspicious warehouse explosion and emotionally blindsided when he’s ditched by his boyfriend. When a flirty young paramedic offers him a place to crash, Troy’s not so willing to give in. He’s never needed help before. But if anyone can break through his tough-guy act, it’s Alex Tate.
Alex has crushed on Troy since the minute he saw him. Now here he is, stripped of his turnout gear and recuperating in Alex’s bed. The tattooed hero may be a fantasy-come-true, but Alex wants more than rebound sex—and he’s not sure Troy’s ex is gone orforgotten.
As each night brings them closer together, Troy realizes there’s more to Alex than he’d ever imagined. And with an arsonist loose in Manhattan, neither he nor Alex realizes just how combustible things are going to get.

A.R. Barley lives in the Motor City with a dog (who's currently annoying the cat), a cat (who's doing his best to avoid the dog), and an engineer. She likes hot drinks, hotter novels, and ice cream. She writes seven days a week (when she's not playing referee to the dog and the cat) and is always happy to hear from readers at aleahbarley@gmail.com. You can also reach her on Facebook and Twitter!

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Thursday, 28 December 2017

A Prickly Christmas Kiss Review

A Prickly Christmas Kiss

available from http://www.books2read.com/AKiss1


I actually got a little tearful when I read this review on Amazon.com from Liz Vrchota on December 19, 2017. When any author takes pen to paper they hope the final offering will be something that is read and enjoyed. getting a review is a good way to find out what readers think of your work. Receiving a review like this certainly spurs you on. Thank you Liz

A Prickly Christmas Kiss
5 stars
5 Holiday Kisses
This book truly reminded me of every single reason why Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. Of what it is like to feel the magic of the holiday as if you were still 5 years old sneaking glances around the corner to see if your stocking was full or lumpy, if you made the naughty or the nice list this year. That feeling of unconditional love and no strings. Kind of like whenever anyone asks me what a few of ‘my favorite things’ are this time of year and my answer has always been, fuzzy socks and the mini marshmallows on the top of the hot cocoa fluff. That is what this book made me feel. Like fuzzy socks and mini marshmallows on a cold winter day and unconditional love. Now if an author can do that in a short holiday romance imagine what she can do in her full-length novels? I say that because this is not the first time I have read Allyson Abbot’s work and every time I love each one just a bit more or for a different reason. This one however made my top favorite holiday read and my top favorite read of her work, so far.
I don’t want to give too much away because it really is such a fun adventure you get to take with this book. Its like stepping into a winter wonderland of magic for a few hours while you are reading it and all this neat stuff happens I’d hate to spoil. But the basis is we meet ELF, yes Elf, short for Emma Louise Fallon. She is fresh on the heartbreak train of ex-boyfriend/ man betrayal and just has two simple wishes for Christmas this year. 1. Although she knows they mean well she just doesn’t want to deal with her family right now. And 2. Avoid ALL men. Sounds pretty simple right? So she plans a trip for her and her friend to get away together except her friend can’t make it and she is stranded in a cold and desolate town aptly named North Poleton. Yup it just gets better peeps. Enters the fluffy kitty we all want to have and soon learn is named Santa’s Little Helper (well named if I do say so myself) and “magical” things start to happen. No sooner does she do a double blink, then she meets the owners of the town convenience shop and swears that they are Mr. and Mrs. Claus. NO SH*T the best part is this is written so beautifully it is believable and oh so desirable!! The real double triple takes she has to take is when she meets the town cop/vet/hunk/another mythical creature? Rudi. Who wouldn’t want some Rudi, oh wait, there is the catch, NO MEN. Will she be able to forget her past trespassers and learn to accept the real magic when it is handed to her? Or will she walk away out of fear of getting hurt? Either way, happy ending or not, this book is worth every second of the read. An I personally am dying to read the Christmas Kiss Series book #2, as I am sure you will be wanting to do so as well. Go one click this, and one click any of her other work, I am a huge fan and I promise if you love this one you will want another one of hers to soothe the book hangover from this 😊 Happy reading!

Friday, 22 December 2017

Dainty Damsels Holiday Coloring Book Release Blitz & Giveaway with J.N. Sheats.


Title: Dainty Damsels: Holiday Coloring Book
Author: J.N. Sheats
Genre: Adult Holiday Coloring Book
Illustrator: J.N. Sheats
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR


Blurb: The Holidays are a stressful time, so take a break! Sit down with a fresh cup of coffee and spend some time bringing life to these 20 custom holiday inspired illustrations by J.N. Sheats. Introducing the first in the Dainty Damsels coloring book series. An adult coloring book made for stressful relief and fun times. Don't wait, show off your mad coloring skills!
A creative mind trapped in a world of reality Jackie Sheats expresses herself in anyway that she can. From illustrating and writing to dancing like a mental patient while preparing dinner. Living in Maryland with her logic driven husband, their six cats, the dog, and a tank full of fish, Jackie spends her free time avoiding housework. A movie junkie, video game addict, and rocker chick for life, she lives under the idea that "if you don't know how to do something, go learn it!"
Author Links: Website: www.jnsheats.com
Buy Links: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2D0z8Yq
  

OUT NOW***The Phone Call by Anna Belle Rose




The Phone Call by Anna Belle Rose


Blurb
Kat meets Alex during Christmas break, her senior year of college. After a romantic night at the opera, the attraction between them is palpable, but both know that the timing is not right. They exchange numbers and promise to stay in touch, but events out of their control leave them both waiting on a call that will never come. When fate seems to deal them a second chance, they must trust in each other to make their relationship work. A secret from Kat’s past threatens to destroy their newfound love. Is she strong enough to tell Alex the truth? Will he understand and accept it if she does?
Also by Anna Belle Rose
That One Small Omission
4.6 rating from 3 reviews


 Blurb
Maggie Erickson-O’Brien always played it safe, always. That is, right up to the moment when she met the man of her dreams while on a work trip. A one-night stand led to dreams of forever, right up to the moment when she realized they could never have a future together. Months later, fate thrusts them together again, and he has to decide if her one small omission will doom their relationship. Can forever still happen? 


Author Bio
The Long Road to Publication – by Anna Belle Rose

Years and years ago, actually decades ago, I was a stay-at-home mom for a bit, with my then youngest child who would not fall asleep at nap time. Over time, I realized that while he wouldn’t sleep, he would sit in his crib for a bit each afternoon, listening to Yanni at the Acropolis, looking at story books, and I could sit and write. And write I did. I wrote and wrote and wrote over many months. By then, my youngest was talking, and he somehow understood that Mommy was writing a book, and he kept nagging me to keep going. And I did.

 Fast forward many years, and I’d keep opening the word file of that first novel, print it out, edit and revise, and eventually send it out to a few agents. Rejections would come in, and I’d put it away for a while, then that same son would poke at me again, and the process would start all over again. During this same time, I also started several other novels, and kept working on them in the same way. All of them were contemporary romances, heavily linked to life in Vermont, and all have gloriously happy endings – I mean, who doesn’t love a happily ever after?

 inally, late in 2016, I decided I needed to either get serious about writing, or give it up for good. So I pulled those two complete novels out again, and hired incredible professional editors to go at them. Then I started submitting them to a few agents, and a couple publishing houses that didn’t require representation by agents. And on June 13th, a publishing contract arrived on the novel I wrote first, The Phone Call. And on July 13th, a contract arrived for my second, That One Small Omission. And joy of joys, on December 4th, a contract was offered on my third, More Than I Can Say.

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On October 11, 2017, That One Small Omission was published in e-book and print versions, and on December 12th, The Phone Call was published. The joy and excitement I feel each time I look at my mantle and see my first published novel is an emotion that I think only other authors can understand!



Amazon link to That One Small Omission: http://amzn.to/2DvLE3n
Amazon Link to The Phone Call: http://amzn.to/2BpmSkd
Amazon link to my author’s page: https://tinyurl.com/y8uzgxeh

Biography


Anna Belle is a graduate of Middlebury College, Castleton University and Union Institute. She lives on their small family farm in Central Vermont with her husband and youngest son. When not writing, she enjoys time with her husband, children and grandchildren, traveling, gardening, cheering for the Red Sox, and taking care of her alpacas, bees and chickens. Anna Belle is also an avid knitter and spinner, and often her best ideas for novels come when at the spinning wheel or in the garden.

SCI-FI Earth to Centauri - Alien Hunt (book 2) by Kumar L **OUT SOON***


Earth to Centauri - Alien Hunt





The year is 2118. The First Journey from Earth into interstellar space has been successful, but the explosive secret carried aboard Voyager 1 will have grave consequences.



As Captain Anara and her crew returns to Earth aboard their faster than light spaceship Antariskh, civil war breaks out on the world they have just left behind. A cryptic message warns her of the dispatch of mercenaries to Earth. Their mission - unknown but deadly. She may have just days to prevent unimaginable carnage on Earth and stop the outbreak of interstellar war.



Her crew and the National Investigation Agency or NIA, engage in the greatest undercover search for the mercenaries in the streets of the megacity. As they race against time to uncover the plot, a traitor is unmasked and Anara herself comes under suspicion. She must use every ounce of her resourcefulness to protect 30 million people and one unique innocent life.



Immerse yourself in an edge of the seat thriller on a realistic future Earth and geek out on the technology just a few decades away from today.



Releasing in December 2017





BOOK 1 Read the prequel Earth to Centauri - The First Journey http://amzn.to/2DxpxK0

First Life Cover Reveal & Giveaway with Rose Garcia.

Title: First Life
Author: Rose Garcia
Genre: YA Sci-Fi/Paranormal
Publication Date: Feb. 21st, 2018
Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb:
Dominique has survived the final attempt on her life only to discover that someone connected to her future will suffer her same fate. Determined to spare this innocent loved one from being hunted for lifetimes, Dominique and her remaining allies travel to first life with a mission to alter destiny. When Dominique and her companions arrive in the past, they are confronted with a reality they didn’t expect, and are shocked by a turn of events that threaten to change everything they know.
A prequel that starts where Final Death leaves off, First Life delivers heart-stopping action and gut-wrenching emotional turmoil. Be sure to read Final Life, Final Stand, and Final Death before delving into the unpredictable world of First Life.
Rose Garcia is a lawyer turned writer who’s always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy. From a very young age, she often had her nose buried in books about other-worlds, fantastical creatures, and life and death situations. More recently she’s been intrigued by a blend of science fiction and reality, and the idea that some supernatural events are, indeed, very real. Fueled by her imagination, she created The Final Life Series—a Young Adult science fiction/fantasy series about people who have the ability to control the energy in and around them. Rose is known for bringing richly diverse characters to life as she draws from her own cultural experiences. Rose lives in Houston, Texas with her awesome husband and two amazing kids. You can visit Rose at www.rosegarciabooks.com.
Author Links: Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRoseGarcia
Author Amazon Page: http://amzn.to/2BVum1D
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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Missing by a Heartbeat Release Blitz & Giveaway with Lizbeth Selvig


Title: Missing By A Heartbeat
Author: Lizbeth Selvig
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense




Hosted by: Lady Amber's PR
Blurb: Dr. Victoria “Tori” Sterling is one of Kentucky’s youngest equine veterinarians, but she knows her way around race horse injuries better than vets with twice her experience. Scrupulously honest in a world where rule-bending is normal, Tori has fought to earn her reputation. She’s also learned the hard way that her animal-focused lifestyle is too hard for any man to understand much less share—so she wastes no energy looking for love relationships.
Trainer Winton Crosby has finally made it to his dream destination: the venerable Churchill Downs. With a gift for getting the best from his horses, his goal is to reach a big stakes race. It’s no easy task, however, when every member of his young staff has a record. But Winn was once a troubled teen, and along with his love of horses, he loves “his kids” and will do anything to help them succeed as he has.
Winn knows immediately he wants Tori Sterling on his side. She’s straight-talking, funny, smart, and passionate, and she makes his ever-restless spirit feel like it’s found home. But when a Derby-bound colt is targeted by a saboteur, and illegal acts mount up on Churchill Downs’ backside, Winn and his stable of misfits are prime suspects. He must convince Tori he’s not behind a tangled web of sabotage and a strange horse doping scandal.
Tori finds herself in a partnership with Winn that’s half detective team and all unexpected passion. But they’re soon racing against time. Someone is desperate to eliminate Tori and Winn’s investigating any way possible, and the two have to find out who before both of them lose their careers, their lives or, worse, their chance at love.
Award-winning author Lizbeth Selvig writes heartwarming contemporary romance. Whether set in a small town, on a huge western ranch, or at a Kentucky racetrack, her strong, fun and funny characters don’t mind poking at societal norms even while they’re finding their ways home to family and love. Lizbeth turned to fiction writing after working as a newspaper journalist and magazine editor, and raising an equine veterinarian daughter (handy, since there are usually too many horses in her stories) and a talented musician son (also handy because she’s been known to write about rock stars).  She shares life in Minnesota, where her first book series is set, with her best friend (aka her husband, Jan), an under-ridden gray Arabian gelding named Jedi, two human grandchildren, and her four-legged grandbabies of which there are over twenty, including a wallaby, three alpacas, a mammoth-eared donkey, a miniature horse, a pig, five dogs, six cats, and seven regular-sized horses (pics of all appear on her website www.lizbethselvig.com). In her spare time she loves to hike, quilt, read, and horseback ride. She also loves connecting with readers—so feel free to contact her any time!
Author Links: Website: www.lizbethselvig.com
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Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2j1GPFQ
Buy Links: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ytx6O4 Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/missing-by-a-heartbeat-lizbeth-selvig/1127136323?ean=2940154872796 iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1288577288 Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/missing-by-a-heartbeat-a-chandler-county-novel
She started to turn toward the track once more when her breath caught with unprofessional abruptness at another figure emerging unexpectedly from the clubhouse. Winn Crosby? She frowned as her heart both sank and skipped a beat at the same unpleasant moment. What was he doing here? He sauntered toward the rail wearing no expression other than one brow quirked in a question, as if he’d come across the gathering by chance. Except that no trainer simply happened upon 6:00 a.m. work outs. Even a trainer as new as Crosby had too much to do every morning to wander trackside without horses of his or her own to watch. Tori and Armand had scheduled the inside rail with the timers for Sunspot and Blue Moon, the companion horse chosen to pace him. Winn Crosby had no horses working out, and zero reason to be here. Unless it was simply to decorate the place. Which, she had to admit, he did to perfection in his scruffed beard, rich cocoa-eyed, six-foot-four, insouciant kind of way. She blew her breath out in frustration. Since Winton Crosby’s arrival in Louisville about six weeks ago, every college-aged woman working as a groom had turned moony-eyed with the longing to work for him. And every female horse owner, no matter how liberated, now joked about switching trainers. Tori considered herself unflappable, but this guy raised the heartrate of every All-American girl with a pulse, and there wasn’t any use denying it.  Fortunately, even though he’d been seen on race days rocking a newsboy cap to masculine perfection, he had a reputation of being aloof and silent—a man of few words and fewer smiles whose world consisted of horses and not much more.
Tori respected, the horse part. She’d been born, however, into a people-loving state of extroversion she couldn’t alter, and it grated on her very soul to meet humans who couldn’t be bothered to act friendly. Winn Crosby might bring out the worst in her pulse rate, but he didn’t interest her beyond his role as window dressing.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Handler Release Blitz & Giveaway with Tish Thawer.

Title: Handler
Author: Tish Thawer
Genre: Sci-Fi Dystopian
Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing
Cover Designer: Emma Michaels
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR

Blurb: Our world was perfect––until we broke the law: Don't go out at night.
Utopian by day, dystopian by night; this is the world I recently discovered. I now struggle with the fact that our whole society has been based on a lie. There's only one way to change it––conquer the darkness we've all been raised to fear.
Live the lie; fight to the death; become a Handler. It's the only way.
A sci-fi/dystopian novel
Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.
Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for multiple RONE Awards (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.
Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.
 
Author Links:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TishThawer/ | @TishThawer
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2rp0q8A
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May 2069 ... Blood coated bodies littered the ground as the mushroom cloud dissipated in the distance. Horror struck faces stared up at me, frozen forever with tears streaking down soot-covered cheeks. I swallowed hard as I stared into their dead eyes.
“Colizan, would you care to join us for a walk?” Father asked, pulling me from the image in my history book.
I slammed the cover shut and smiled. “Of course, it would be my pleasure.”
The warm sun glinted off the quartz sidewalk as my father, mother, and I strolled from our assigned dwinn in the Northern territory of Atal. Winding our way through the gardens which led to Common Park had always been their preferred route. Picture perfect displays of green grass, sparkling quartz, lush flowers, and elaborate water features dotted the landscape. Mother and Father chatted enthusiastically just ahead of me while I took in the scenery––the same scenery I’d enjoyed every day for eighteen years. I tilted my head back and appreciated the glass and quartz buildings that lined the sky. Some were tall and towering, others round and inviting; I loved them all. I sighed and quickened my pace as we approached my favorite part of the city––the museum. It reminded me of a picture I’d once seen of the Sydney Opera House in Australia, but instead of white and cream concrete, it was all glass. Ever since I was young, I always made it a point to stop and read the plaque outside, and today was no exception.
“ATAL. Est. 2027. Redesigned from the ashes of Atlanta.”
An image of a Genesis machine hovered over the war-struck city in the foreground, and in the background stood the utopian paradise left in its wake. The large spaceship-like device, with its metallic domed body and long tendrils of machinery hanging down, had always fascinated me.