Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blog Tour for We Were Ghosts by Tabitha Barret



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When Alicia meets the new guy in school, there is something about the mischievous look in his eyes that implies he's breaking the rules by talking to her. It's the rule abused kids live by - don't let anyone into your life. Don't let them see the real you.

She and Zack both have secret lives that only the other can understand. They suffer in silence, afraid that no one will believe them. Can their love for one another help free them from their turbulent lives, if only for a few minutes at a time? Together, can they find the courage and strength to escape from their hidden world of lies and deception in order to live normal lives?

Content warnings: This is story is meant to inspire hope in abused teens and young adults, though there are a number of traumatic scenes of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Some scenes may be disturbing for readers.



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Excerpt:

Turning my head at a noise next to me, I ignored the fallen pencil and locked onto the blue eyes that were smiling apologetically at me less than six inches from my arm.  Zack’s smile was something poets took years to describe in poems as they tried to capture the innocence mixed with a hint of mischief.  I completely forgot about my wall of silence as I turned my body toward him, unable to resist his playful grin.
I think my mouth must have fallen open because I suddenly started coughing as I choked on nothing but air.
The rest of the class turned to see if they needed to administer CPR or call for the paramedics.  Even Scott raised his eyebrow at me.  “Do you need water, Alicia?  You can run to the water fountain if you need to,” he said, motioning to the hallway.  His voice sounded somewhere between amused and annoyed.  I was convinced that Scott was gay, though he did everything within his power to hide it from the Catholic School Administration.  It would have been frowned upon by the church, though Scott seemed to be liked by the other teachers.
I nodded my head, trying to remember what it was like to breathe normally.  I made it the hallway as fast as my Rockports could carry me.  My sensible walking shoes got me to the water fountain and I drained half of the water supply before I came up for air.  In an unladylike move, I wiped my mouth from my elbow to my wrist on my navy pullover sweater.  When I was able to move air through my windpipe without keeling over, I threw my hip into the nearest locker and leaned my head against it.  I suddenly realized why I had put up the frost wall to keep Zack out and why I had nearly swallowed my lungs.  I could never have Zack, even if I wished for it on every birthday candle.
I slunk back into the room and ignored the snickers from the two senior girls in the front row.  I pulled my skirt against the backs of my legs and I tried to sit quietly as the wood rubbed against the metal contraption they dubbed a desk.  Scott had forgotten about my interruption had moved on to helping someone who had a finger cut off by a jigsaw.  The vast majority of the room was grumbling about the graphic photos in the textbook and asking questions about how much ice was needed to keep the finger cold.  The morbid kids were busy doodling little squirts of blood around the hand.
Zack, however, was staring at a blank section of desk.  His book was open and he was on the correct page, but he seemed like he was three states away.  I knew how he felt.  It was like that for me most days.
Curiosity tugged at me and I was forced to look at him again.  He was hunched over on his forearms and his feet were tucked away on either side of the desk.  He looked like a normal, bored student, but there was something about his expression that made him stand out from everyone else.  His smile had vanished and he almost looked worried about something as he glanced up at the clock.  I was sad when the bell rang, signaling that I had run out of time to look at Zack for the day.
Grabbing my purse from behind my chair, I absently watched Zack pick up his books.  I opened my mouth to speak though I hadn’t completely formed the words in my brain.  “If you want to avoid Heather, I would use the stairs in the middle of the school.  It will take you a little longer to get to the lockers, but I mostly see her, or rather, ignore her, coming up the stairs on this side of the building.”  I regretted the sound that came from my throat instantly.
He frowned at me like I was a lunatic and then suddenly a blindly gorgeous smile crept across his lips.  Before I knew what I was doing, I was smiling too, though I probably looked high.  He nodded and gave a small chuckle.  “Thanks for the advice.  I like your escape plan better than the one I came up with,” he said, looking at my face instead of the floor, the wall, or the speck of dust on the heater behind me.  “I was planning on either jumping out the window and making a break for the parking lot or climbing onto the desk and crawling through the ceiling until I made my way to the roof.”
The sparkle in his eyes showed that hint of mischief I had seen earlier.  I stupidly shrugged and nodded, unable to reply.  By the time he made it to the door, I had my witty reply all ready, but of course, it was too late.  He looked over his shoulder at me and pointed in the direction of the main staircase.  I nodded with a stupid grin on my face.


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Tabitha Barret is an Award Winning Multi-Genre Romance author who graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in English.  She married the guy from her Creative Writing class and together had two amazing children.  They live together in a quiet town in New Jersey with their four insane dogs. 

She is currently working on her RH Paranormal Romance series, The Third Throne, as well as a number of other books that are warring in her head.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

New Release: Without Truth (Babylon MC Series Book 3) by Victoria L James and LJ Stock


Book: Without Truth - Babylon MC Series Book 3
Authors: Victoria L. James and L.J. Stock
Genre: MC Romance #WithoutTruthRelease
Synopsis
Determined to be a better man, Drew Tucker is trying to turn over a new leaf as President of The Hounds of Babylon. With the love of his life, Ayda Hanagan, by his side, and the enemy he once feared at every turn now gone, he can finally see a glimmer of hope on the horizon of their future together. 
With Ayda as adamant as ever to never witness her man suffering again, she has a different outlook on their lives. She wants protection. She wants assurances. She never wants to have to feel scared of losing the man she loves ever again. And she’s willing to do anything to make sure she’s the one who can save him. 
But secrets don’t stay secrets forever in Babylon, and when things done in the shadows begin to step out into the light, Drew and Ayda are faced with a hundred different challenges neither one of them see coming. When everything around you begins to turn your hopes into nightmares, who the hell can you turn to or trust?
Lies are no longer an option.
Not for Drew.
Not for Ayda.
Not for any of The Hounds of Babylon MC.
No matter what happens when the truth is finally set free...
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Meet The Authors
L.J. Stock on Victoria L. James ~ What can I say about Victoria L. James? Loads actually, she’s an amazingly talented author and I had the absolute distinct pleasure of writing with her. I also call her a friend. When we first met, we bonded instantly over our love of music, Victoria tends to be as eclectic as I am with her tastes. She finds stories in lyrics and feels the moods in the melodies. 
When we first started writing together, I’ll admit I was intimidated. Here is this woman with a huge passion for putting words onto paper and painting pictures so clearly that you are completely immersed in them. How was I going to keep up with that? I’m not sure I ever did, but over time we’ve built up a repertoire. We bounce off one another and bring our characters to the forefront and hope that the interactions are as real as they appear for us. 
On a more personal note, Victoria is bright, smart, kind, intelligent, funny, caring and witty. She can see so much in the world around her and always has time for anyone. Victoria lives in sunny ole Yorkshire with her family and her cats - had to mention them - and can normally be found in the playground of her imagination, listening to the Foo Fighters.
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Victoria L. James on L.J. Stock ~ There aren’t many people you bump into in life that you want to both work and spend your free time with. From meeting L.J. through the wonder that is the internet, we soon came to realise that we had a hell of a lot in common. Music was where our friendship truly began, but our writing partnership flourished not too far behind. I always felt like my writing was missing something, and it was only when I read L.J.’s work that I realised what exactly that was. It was missing her influence! 
After spending over a year working together, day in, day out, not a moment goes by where I don’t thank the Twitter Gods for bringing this amazingly strong and talented woman into my life. She’s an inspiration, a positive force in every situation and one hell of a talented writer. To say I’m honoured that she wanted to create a new world with me is a gross understatement. I’m blown away. One day, I hope I get lucky enough to visit her in Texas, where she lives with her family and her zoo of animals, so we can write by her pool and take part in our other dream… The great Taylor Kitsch Road (stalking) Trip. Who needs a yacht in the Caribbean when we have that to look forward to, right?
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New Release and Review for Frost Bitten by Lori King



FROST-BITTEN by Lori King

Blurb:

Dr. Quinn Jameson has secured his future by immersing himself in his career, but no amount of money in the world can ease his loneliness. Polar bear shifters aren’t pack creatures, but his soul craves more out of life. When a feisty, female tiger shifter begs him for help, he’s unable to resist and finds himself embroiled in a dangerous situation.
Aubrey Celine is in a bad spot. Pregnant and on the run, she’s out of options until she wakes up in the hospital under the care of a delicious-looking Doctor. Can she trust another man after what her ex has put her through? Or has her heart frozen solid?
In the midst of an epic blizzard, these two strangers must rely on each other to stay alive, but every time they’re alone, the heat between them could melt the ice caps. How far will they go to avoid getting frost bite?

Review:
What a beautiful shifter story! It's short and sweet. Quinn and Aubrey had some real chemistry and while there wasn't any hanky panky in the book, there were some rather heated thoughts that turned up the heat a notch or two on this read. It was just enough to get a feel for the passion bubbling under the surface. Both main characters are shifters, one is a pregnant white tiger and the other a polar bear. And apparently the men in Quinn's family are massive just like polar bears really are. The family atmosphere once they went to Quinn's family was wonderful and there were even some funny moments although the two were sort of on the run from the father of Aubrey's baby. The end was a bit of a surprise. Who knew?
5 out of 5 stars!



New Release: Perfect Melody by Ava Danielle




Title: Perfect Melody
Author: Ava Danielle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hosted by: Country Reads Promotions






She grew up with only her father’s love. Dating all through high school she searched for that one true love. Attending school in New York City her life was going great until that one phone call silenced it all.

He swore he would never hurt a woman the way men had hurt his mother. While studying in upstate New York he thought he finally found what he had been searching for that is until he found her in bed with another man and his world is thrown out of tune.

Life is anything but ordinary after they meet for the first time never knowing how close they actually were.


Together they create a perfect melody.


“Now boarding Gate Five to Berlin, Germany,” the intercom shouts and I bang on the table to get the flight attendants attention. “That’s where I have to be,” I shout at him to give me back the ticket. “No, you’re on the next plane, that one is overbooked,” he continues to push the keys on board and stare at a screen. “Listen, I’m not actually here to board any plane. I needed a ticket to get back here to stop the guy I love from getting on a plane without knowing how I felt about him. So, I need to go back,” I start to ease away to make my escape when I feel another attendant put a grip on me. “Let go,” I scream. “Listen, do you know how many people tell us this sad love story shit? Plenty. We know the drill and we’re fed up with it. The airport is not a place to confess your everlasting love for someone. Either you board the plane with the ticket you purchased or you leave the airport immediately.” “Let go!” My screams getting louder, “Elliot Harper. Can you hear me? Elliot?” I scream. “Ma’am, I’m going to have to ask you to simmer down,” he pulls away nearly hurting my arm with his grip. “Elliot!” I scream, but I don’t see him, I don’t hear him. Silence. And I realize, it might be too late. I lost my chance.




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Ava Danielle is a spunky wife of 17 years, a loving and crazy mother of four rambunctious teenagers, and when she's not trying to wrangle them and go from one activity to the next, she's writing hot, steamy, love stories to escape the daily life. Ava currently moved to Nashville Tennessee German/American native Army Brat loves photography, music, and binge-watching old 90's television shows. But awaiting her next big adventure, until then she'll continue to write.

Ava has 10 published novels (look her up on Amazon) and recently became part of an Anthology.
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Blog Tour for Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black


Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black
An Overnight Billionaire. When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late fathers rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the mans daughter. Concocts a Fake Bride. Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims hes in love with someone else. The investor says hell still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isnt even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice? And Whips Up a Little Love. Ella Hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isnt what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and hes in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isnt so fake. Ella cant help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?

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Meet the Author
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
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Monday, October 16, 2017


Book: 2:05 a.m. (An Ice Era Chronicle, Book 2)
Author: C.M. Moore
Genre: Dystopian Military Romance #2.05Tour
Synopsis
After spending all her life trying to be normal, Nova has given up. She knows she isn’t like everyone else and after her break-up, she decides to dive into her work. Even though she’s settled in her private world and has no wish to change, she finds herself sucked into a trip that takes her away from her safe and secluded world.
Arrow has been trapped in a cage for, well, he can’t recall, but he is ready to be free. As fear that the crumbling water base around him is going to crush him before he can escape, an angel appears. She is what he’s been searching for and his soul knows her. The only problem is, she doesn’t know who he is and is begrudging when it comes to helping him.
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As these two broken people meet and start a friendship, a train ride will change them forever. Before long they will uncover the dark past that hunts Arrow and the even darker future that awaits them both. Life for Arrow is about to become real, but for someone as crazy as Nova, this one man turns out to be the balance she’s always needed.

Review
With this entire series, you are guaranteed a book that strays from the norm. There is nothing normal about the characters in this book either. Not even remotely. In fact, it's one of the reasons I like the series so much. You get a unique type of post-apocalyptic read where most of the population lives underground and railways still exist. Nova is Gears and Luna's adopted daughter. She has blood red eyes and crazy mood swings to match it. She goes on a little trip to help get her brother back, but encounters a locked up stranger named Arrow. Their attraction is quite intense and rather unsatisfying for quite some time. There's always something or someone in the way. Arrow's talent is quite unique. It's not every day you meet someone who can see heart strings. Another interesting character is Joe, Mac and Karma's son. Of course they all get in plenty of trouble. I would like to see more of Joe. He seems like an interesting character. I would strongly suggest reading the entire series so you know who is who. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and the whole series so far.
5 out of 5 stars!!

Author Bio
C.M. Moore is a retired solider, and a romantic at heart. After being blown up in Afghanistan and receiving a purple heart; he began writing. Connor’s first book 1:05 am is a mixture of love, sex, and action. Today if you are looking for Connor, you can find him volunteering with veteran organizations, and harassing his military buddies. You can also find him attempting to “hunt” in the woods and ponds of Minnesota. In the event you find him in the woods, don’t be scared, he can’t hit anything. 
If you want to contact him message him at c.m.moore.author@gmail.com ...OR...
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