Giveaway: A Curse of Ash and Iron by Christine Norris

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Giveaway: Ward Against Destruction by Melanie Card

Ward Against Destruction (Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer, #4)
Release Date: 10/05/15
Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads:
Ward de’Ath used to the think that nothing could be more terrible than death. Now he realizes
there are worse things. Like his never-ending hunger for blood. Even if he conquers the
unbearable cravings that drive him headlong toward destruction,he’s a wanted man with a bleak
Assassin Celia Carlyle learns she is the only one who can protect Ward from disaster. She loves him–she wants to help him, but no one can tell her how to save him from himself. And the confusing voices in her head scream to let him go.
But Ward’s dark trials keep mounting. A malevolent evil is rising in the land, threatening to
unleash horror upon the world. The only way Ward can defeat it, and have the chance to marry
Celia, is by accepting his fate and becoming the one thing he swore he would never become..
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Release Date: 08/02/11
Entangled Teen
306 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Twenty-year-old Ward de’Ath expected this to be a simple job—bring a nobleman’s daughter back from the dead for fifteen minutes, let her family say good-bye, and launch his fledgling career as a necromancer. Goddess knows he can’t be a surgeon—the Quayestri already branded him a criminal for trying—so bringing people back from the dead it is.

But when Ward wakes the beautiful Celia Carlyle, he gets more than he bargained for. Insistent that she’s been murdered, Celia begs Ward to keep her alive and help her find justice. By the time she drags him out her bedroom window and into the sewers, Ward can’t bring himself to break his damned physician’s Oath and desert her.

However, nothing is as it seems—including Celia. One second, she’s treating Ward like sewage, the next she’s kissing him. And for a nobleman’s daughter, she sure has a lot of enemies. If he could just convince his heart to give up on the infuriating beauty, he might get out of this alive…

Release Date: 08/27/13
Entangled Teen
352 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
The last thing Ward de’Ath wants is more trouble. On the run from both the law and the criminal underworld, Ward and Celia flee Brawenal City only to stumble into the mansion of a powerful evil necromancer. And when Ward discovers the man possesses a dangerous grimoire, his duty leaves him no choice. He can’t allow the necromancer to keep the grimoire.
But the mansion is filled with monsters–human and undead–and Ward has no way of telling who’s friend or foe. The only person he can trust is Celia who dominates more of his thoughts and feelings everyday. But there are still laws in the way of anything but friendship. She’s still dead and he’s still alive . . . for now.

Release Date: 01/19/14
Entangled Teen
276 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Ward de’Ath should be dead by now. Instead, he’s chasing after a soul-eating creature—that he unleashed— and is bent on stopping her before she slaughters more innocents. Fortunately, Celia Carlyle remains by his side, a nobleman’s gorgeous and deadly daughter, who is…well, dead.

Celia claims she’ll champion Ward wherever he goes, even when she thinks his quest is hopeless. He can only hope her pledge comes from her heart, and not because she’s bound to him through his magic.

When they enter Dulthyne, they stumble upon a dark power that threatens the entire town. Ward, with his unreliable necromancy, is determined to help but finds himself ensnared in the lure of white-hot magic…blood magic he struggles to resist. But if Celia’s love is a lie, it might just doom his soul to the dark arts forever.

About the Author
I have always been drawn to story telling. In fact, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t telling a story in my head or on paper. In grade school, we had journal writing time which I turned into story telling time, weaving tales of magic and adventure that mimicked the fairy tales and myths that I loved to read. It was there, with the help of two very special teachers, that I nurtured this love and started my journey as a writer.
I write fantasy, paranormal romance, and everything in between, seasoned with a good dash of adventure and mystery. Join me on my tales of magic, adventure, and romance.

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Giveaway: Summer Crush by Sasha Hibbs, S.D. Wasley, Melissa Frost, Diana Stager, Deanna Dee, Bridie Hall

Summer Crush
Release Date:
Evernight Teen
272 pages
Summary from Goodreads:
Summer Crush: A wonderfully romantic boxed set of Upper YA short stories by today’s hottest authors.

Summer is the time for lazy days at the beach, sun-kissed hair, flip-flops, and sizzling nights with a new crush. Those stolen glances and first kisses can quickly spark a flame. However, the road to love isn’t always a smooth ride.

Every Summer has a story, whether it’s a second chance on love, seeing a friend in a different light, or taking a step in a new direction with someone special. Love and long days create endless possibilities, but can a summer crush really last?

Sutton Summer by Sasha Hibbs:
After breaking Dylan’s heart last year, McKenzie returns to Sutton Lake for another summer. McKenzie realizes love was in front of her the entire time, but is it too late for Dylan to forgive her?

Exquisite Torture by S.D. Wasley
16 year old Ryan thinks he’s in for the summer from hell, stuck at his Gran’s farm in a remote town … until he meets the adorable Connie. But why is she so cagey about her past?

Forbidden by Melissa Frost:
The new guy in town has a bad reputation and a bad boy demeanor to go with it. Even so, Olivia can’t help feeling drawn to Gavin. Can she convince her mother he’s not the delinquent everyone believes, or will his past tear them apart?

Taking the Plunge by Diana Stager:
Overwhelmed and alone, Jessica is a teenage mother struggling to give her son the best possible life. Erik, a lifeguard at the local pool, never expected the girl of his dreams to have baby in tow. They have issues, but will it keep them from pursing the relationship, or are they willing to take the plunge?

Boarderline Love by Deanna Dee:
Nearly drowning wasn’t part of Dalya’s vacation plans. Neither was being rescued by a guy with a perfect six pack and a haunted look in his eyes. Mason reminds Dalya too much of her over-protective older brother, but when he offers to teach her to surf, she can’t say no. Can Dalya get past her frustration with her brother to realize how much Mason means to her?

An Ocean of Their Own by Bridie Hall:
Lola spends her days trawling the sand dunes in search of the perfect subject for her art. She finds it in a solitary, beautiful girl. Sarah doesn’t just fill the pages in her sketchbook, she enchants Lola’s heart too. But how can Lola tell her family about Sarah?


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About the Author
By age 5, Sasha Hibbs’ favorite movie was Gone With the Wind. By age 12, she completed her 7th grade book report on the sequel, Scarlett. By 18, she met and married her very own Mr. Rhett Butler and as it turns out, she never had to worry about going back to Tara to win the love of her life back. Fortunately, he stuck with her. 
With a love of all things paranormal, the ambiance of the South with its gigantic antebellum mansions and canopies of Spanish moss, and a love for her husband’s rich storytelling of blacksmiths and the mythology surrounding their origins, it wasn’t long until the world of her debut novel, Black Amaranth, was born.
When not working her day job as a nurse, you can find Sasha dreaming of her next beach trip, reading the latest YA novel, and drinking more white chocolate mocha than she should. 
Sasha lives in mountainous West Virginia with her husband, Tim, and their two daughters, Aeliza and Ava. She is currently hard at work on her next novel in The Vulcan Legacies series.

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Sasha Hibbs @SashaHibbs
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Bridie Hall: @BridieHall13
Melissa Frost: @MelissaHosack
Diana Stager: @DianaStager
Deanna Dee @desantismt


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Guest Post:To Get Me To You by Kait Nolan


Just a city girl, living in a lonely world

Displaced Steel Magnolia Norah Burke doesn’t know the meaning of failure.  But when she threatens to blow the whistle on some shady business practices at her Chicago marketing firm, she gets fired fast as all get out.  Licking her wounds, she heads back below the Mason-Dixon for a little home-grown Southern comfort.

Just a small town boy

With his iron-clad Mississippi roots, Councilman Cam Crawford is a man who values tradition, preservation, and the love of a good dog.  When a big box warehouse store tries to capitalize on his hometown’s economic downturn, it seriously burns his biscuit.  He’s not about to let anyone’s ambition destroy what he holds dear.

A David vs. Goliath story with a side of grits.

This unlikely pair just might be the perfect allies—in war and out.  But as the battle to stop GrandGoods heats up and sparks of attraction turn to something more, will Norah’s bigger-picture perspective go with Cam’s “keep it as it is” attitude?  Are they meant to be like biscuits and gravy?  Or are they just as wrong as un-sweet tea?

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Confessions of a Small Town Romance Junkie

Welcome to this meeting of Romance Addicts Anonymous.  We have a new member today.  Would you like to share your story?

:stands up and waves to the group:

Hi, I’m Kait and I am a romance addict.

Hi Kait.


I’m not sure exactly why I’m here.  As addictions go, I feel like there are worse ones.  I mean, it’s not like this is illegal or bad for my health.  It’s not the brownies that add inches to my hips (although I’m in permanent recovery for those).  In fact, I’d say the worst outcome I can expect from feeding this particular addiction is a staunch belief in my own happy ending.  And frankly, I don’t wanna be cured of that.  Ever.  Even if it does fuel the delusion that there is a Universe in which my husband starts putting dirty laundry in the hamper instead of on the bedroom floor.

Anyway, as I said, I’m a romance addict.  And my particular drug of choice isn’t the billionaires, rock stars, or new adult smexy fests covering up the best seller lists these days.  For me, it’s all about small town romance–the guys, the gals, the gossip.  I can’t get enough.  I’ve lost track of the number of ebook deal newsletters I’m on.  I probably spend a good fifteen or twenty minutes a day trolling the lists for new small town romance series to fall in love with—especially while waiting for favorite authors to get out something new.  Candis Terry, Donna Kauffman, Jill Shalvis—I’m lookin’ at you!

I find myself seeking out romances that feel like they could actually happen just around the corner of my small town.  Instead of the improbable billionaire, I’m looking for the Everyman, the firefighter or cop or ex-military hero starting a new life as a civilian.  I’m looking for cowboys (DEAR GOD, HOW I LOVE A GOOD COWBOY) and contractors and men who work with their hands.  I’m looking for heroes who know the meaning and value of hard work.  These heroes are recognizable as the best versions of the kind of guys who are actually out there—the kind of men I looked for back when I was dating.  The kind of man I married.  I guess I go more for the cowboy type than Prince Charming.

But it’s not all about the guys.  I’m looking for awesome sheroes, too.  Women who are as independent as I am.  Women I’d be friends with, who I’d totally have over for a barbeque or call up for fashion advice.  Women who are real and relatable.  Women who struggle with the same things I struggle with and find a way to prevail and overcome problems that are familiar.  Extra bonus points if she comes along with awesome friends and a story that honors the joy of close female friendships.

Both everyman heroes and independent sheroes can be found in other types of contemporary romance, so why the small towns in particular?  Done properly, these little towns take on life and become characters in their own right.  I feel like I could waltz right on in for a Diablo Burger at Bud’s Nothin’ Finer Diner in Sweet, Texas (Candis Terry) or swing by the Rusty Puffin for a pint and gossip and a good yarn from Fergus in Blueberry Cove, Maine (Donna Kauffman).  Or maybe even avoid Lucille’s well-intentioned interference in my love life on a trip to Lucky Harbor, Washington (Jill Shalvis).  These delightful places, full of quirky, larger-than-life characters keep me coming back again and again, the way I like to visit with my oldest friends and just soak up the warmth and affection.  Small towns showcase tight community in a way that big city stories usually don’t.  And God, I love that so, so much.

That’s what I set out to create in my Wishful series.  A community full of characters I want to hang out with every day, who embody my Mississippi roots and honor all that’s wonderful about living in the Deep South.  I’ve peopled it with an assortment of independent sheroes and strong, honest heroes whose mamas raised them right—who might need just a hint of magic and a wish to find their way to love.  So why don’t you pull up a chair, grab a copy of To Get Me To You (it’s FREE!), and I’ll just go pour you a nice refreshing glass of sweet tea.

Welcome to Wishful.

Meanwhile, does anybody have any small town romances I can add to my TBR pile?  Help a junkie out!

To Get Me To You: Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Barnes and NobleSmashwords, Scribd, Free

About the Author:


Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to action-packed paranormal—all featuring heroes you’d want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery.  When not working or writing, Kait’s hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

Catch up with her at her blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads.

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Spotlight: Sing For Me by Trisha Grace


Chloe Brooks has been living in Italy for years. She has everything she wanted: a successful career, the ability to make sure she is as far away from her parents as possible, and an almost equally successful boyfriend.
One phone call from a dear friend brings her back to the States, to her old neighborhood where she comes face to face with her childhood crush, Christopher Hunter. And one look into his eyes brings back all the memories and feelings she thought she has long-forgotten. Feelings she shouldn’t have.

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Giveaway: Once Upon a Marriage By Tara Taylor Quinn

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Once Upon a Marriage
By Tara Taylor Quinn
Intro to Once Upon a Marriage
This is what happens when three college friends decide to buy an old apartment building…

Welcome to the Historic Arapahoe! (If you’ve been here before, welcome back!) Though most of the residents here are elderly, they’re still getting up at five-thirty in the morning to work, they’re still going on romantic dates, changing the insides of their toilets, and protecting those around them. Including the three thirty-one-year-old friends who recently purchased the building so that the elderly, fixed income residents wouldn’t be forced into nursing homes or be put out on the street.

Who’s really taking care of whom remains to be seen. Or maybe, this is life, everyone doing what they can to take care of each other. Marie, one of the three owners, has been taking care of others most of her life. She owns the coffee shop on the first floor of the building and spends her days trying to make life a little easier, a little more pleasant for everyone around her.

There’s a stalker hanging around. And her father, a womanizer who broke up their family but also managed to be a good dad, is struggling. Marie tends to it all. And she’s still lonely. Because, ultimately, she can’t trust.

I think, in today’s world, many of us struggle with trust issues. I also believe that happiness depends on our ability to trust, and that trust is still rewarded. I’m just not sure I can convince Marie of that fact…

Once Upon A Marriage is her story.

Tara Taylor Quinn

Once Upon a MarriageOnce Upon a Marriage
(The Historic Arapahoe #2)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages

October 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Anyone could be hiding a secret…

Marie Bustamante does not trust or love easily. Growing up with a philandering father and an overprotective mother, she comes by her reservations honestly. So after only three months, how can she be falling for her best friend’s bodyguard? This isn’t like her at all. But Elliott Tanner is strong, gorgeous and…trustworthy. Honest. At least he seems to be. Of course, some things about him remain a mystery. Protecting the privacy of his clients is Elliott’s job. That doesn’t mean he’s hiding anything from her. Does it?

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Once Upon a Friendship

(The Historic Arapahoe #1)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming
They’re a team…not a couple!
Falling for Liam was unthinkable. He and Gabi had been best friends since college, nothing more. And crucially, now Liam was her client and needed her to be focused on his case. Gabi could never risk their friendship — or Liam’s freedom — over these feelings. They could never be a couple, anyway. He was Liam Connelly, the handsome and privileged son of a billionaire. She was Gabrielle Miller, the girl who’d fought her way out of poverty and put herself through law school. They were unlikely friends to begin with. Anything more was impossible. Unless…he felt it, too.
The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. She is known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels of suspense and romance. Tara is a recipient of the Reader’s Choice Award, a five time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Bookseller’s Best Award and appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists. Tara is the past-president of Romance Writers of America and served eight years on that board of directors. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning and is a frequent guest speaker. In her spare time Tara likes to travel, climb Arizona mountains, and inline skate.
Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.
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