Giveaway: The Soul Stone by Jamie Marchant

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Title:  The Soul Stone
Series:  The Kronicles of Korthlundia #2 (Standalone)
Author: Jamie Marchant
Published:  June 25th, 2015
Publisher:   Black Rose Writing
Genre:  Epic Fantasy
Content Warning:
Recommended Age:  18+
In this sequel to The Goddess’s Choice (Reliquary Press, 2012), the Crown Princess Samantha and Sir Robrek struggle to solidify their rule in the aftermath of the king’s murder and Duke Argblutal’s attempt to usurp the throne. They are thwarted at every turn by those who seek power for themselves and desire to prevent their marriage. Just when they think their problems are solved, a deadly curse begins to spread throughout Korthlundia and Samantha becomes pregnant.
In my sword and sorcery novel, The Soul Stone, Samantha must fight off priests, enemies, and her closest advisors while Robrek discovers the reason the goddess chose him as king, to defeat the Soul Stone, a stone capable of sucking the soul out of its victims, which threatens to obliterate all life in the joined kingdoms. Their archenemy, the Bard Alvabane, awakens the Soul Stone and plans to use its power to reclaim Korthlundia for her people (a people driven out over a thousand years ago by the hero Armunn). Armunn had to sacrifice his life and soul to contain the Soul Stone. Will Robrek have to do the same? Will the young couple have only a few short months to love each other?
Although having read The Goddess’s Choice adds depth to The Soul Stone, it is not necessary. The Soul Stone is a complete story of its own.

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About the Author:
Jamie Marchant lives in Auburn, Alabama, with her husband, son, and four cats, which (or so she’s been told) officially makes her a cat lady. She teaches writing and literature at Auburn University. Her first novel The Goddess’s Choice was released in April 2012 from Reliquary Press. She released Demons in the Big Easy in January 2013. The sequel to The Goddess’s Choice, titled The Soul Stone, will be released in June 2015 from Black Rose Writing. Her short fiction has been published in the anthologies–Urban Fantasy and Of Dragons & Magic: Tales of the Lost Worlds—and in Bards & Sages, The World of Myth, A Writer’s Haven, and
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Giveaway: Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas by Celia Bonaduce

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Title: Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas
Author: Celia Bonaduce
Published: July 21st, 2015
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Women’s Fiction
For champion professional knitter Dymphna Pearl, inheriting part of a sun-blasted ghost town in the Texas hill country isn’t just unexpected, it’s a little daunting. To earn a cash bequest that could change her life, she’ll have to leave California to live in tiny, run-down Fat Chance for six months—with seven strangers. Impossible! Or is it?
Trading her sandals for cowboy boots, Dymphna dives into her new life with equal parts anxiety and excitement. After all, she’s never felt quite at home in Santa Monica anyway. Maybe Fat Chance will be her second chance. But making it habitable is going take more than a lasso and Wild West spirit. With an opinionated buzzard overlooking the proceedings and mismatched strangers learning to become friends, Dymphna wonders if unlocking the secrets of her own heart is the way to strike real gold.
Excerpt from Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas
The man stopped about three feet in front of them. He didn’t smile. He thrust out his chin at Thud.
“That your dog?” he asked.
“Yes,” Professor Johnson said.
The man now thrust his chin at the WELCOME TO FAT CHANCE, TEXAS sign in Professor Johnson’s hands.
“That’s my sign,” he said. 
Dymphna noticed the man had his right shoulder angled back at an unnatural angle. She wondered if there was something wrong with his arm, but as the fog started to clear, she saw that he was resting his fingertips on the butt of a gun. The gun was in a holster buckled across the man’s hips. At a distance, the hostler had blended in with the loud board shorts, but as he got closer, there was no mistaking it.
The man suddenly whirled on the RV. He yelled out:
“Throw your weapons down and come out with your hands up.”
“Sir, this RV is coming in from Los Angeles,” Professor Johnson said. “We don’t have weapons.”
One of the windows opened slowly and a man’s hand appeared, palm up. In the palm was resting a pistol. The hand dropped the gun to the ground as the door hissed open. Powderkeg came down the steps into the open with his hands locked over his head.
“Good Morning, Viet Nam,” the old man said. “I know that gun.”
As Powderkeg moved towards the side of the RV with his hands clasped over this head, another gun hit the dirt – this one a semi-automatic handgun in a dark gray and alarming pink – also hit the dirt. Old Bertha heaved herself down the stairs, glaring at the old man.
“A lady can’t be too careful” she said, putting her hands in the air and moving towards Powderkeg.
A switchblade was next out the door, followed by a glowering Wally Wasabi.
“Dude,” Wally said. “You suck.”
“Move along, Sonny,” the old man said. “And get those hands in the air.”
“Whatever,” Wally Wasabi said, but he moved down the RV with his hands up.
“How did they get all those weapons on their planes?” Dymphna whispered to Professor Johnson.
“You can put a switchblade in checked luggage,” Professor Johnson whispered back. “And if you let TSA know you’re bringing a firearm – ahead of time in writing and you have a permit – you can bring it in checked baggage, as well.”
“Wow,” Dymphna’s voice was so soft she could barely hear it herself. “Who knew?”
“I did,” the professor said. “And every TSA agent in America.”

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Celia Bonaduce is an award-winning producer whose credits cover a lot of ground – everything from field-producing ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to writing for many of Nickelodeon’s animated series, including Hey, Arnold and Chalkzone. If Celia Bonaduce’s last name is any indication, she is proof that TV talent runs in the family.
An avid reader, entering the world of books has always been a lifelong ambition. She is the author of the Venice Beach Romances, including The Merchant of Venice Beach, A Comedy of Erinn, and Much Ado About Mother. The first book in her new series, Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas, releases in July 2015.
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Spotlight: The Wiregrass by Pam Webber

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The Wiregrass by Pam Webber

Genre: Fiction

Really, what could possibly go wrong? Cousins Nettie, J.D., Eric, and Sam have spent every summer of their lives in the South Alabama Wiregrass, and they wouldn’t have it any other way. While they filled their days with swimming, fishing, and junking, their nights were spent spying on unsuspecting people and wrecking havoc around town. But this summer is different. The unrelenting changes of puberty are throwing a monkey wrench into their plans, especially for Nettie whose chance encounter with the seductively handsome Mitchell turns her world upside down. But Mitchell is harboring a secret so dark and dangerous that when revealed it shakes the sleepy little town to its core and has Nettie and those she loves running for their lives. Truly, the Wiregrass is a place where angels and demons dance.

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Debut novelist, Pam Webber, is an accomplished nursing educator and nurse practitioner who has co-authored four editions of a nursing textbook and published numerous articles. She has been honored by the Virginia Nurses Association and the Virginia Nurses Foundation for her work to advance nursing and was featured as an outstanding nursing faculty in the journal Nursing and Health Care Perspectives. Pam’s family has deep roots in the South, and she spent many summers exploring the hidden places in the Wiregrass. She resides in the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband.

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Giveaway: Hot & Bothered By Lynn Raye Harris

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Hostile Operations Team Series – Book 8

By Lynn Raye Harris



He can never have her. Having her means the end of his career in the Hostile Operations Team. But when he learns she’s carrying his child, he’ll have to make a choice… Ryan “Flash” Gordon has been drawn to Emily Royal bin Yusuf since the first moment he met her. But she’s a terrorist’s widow, which means she’s completely off-limits. A HOT special operator can never be with a woman whose name is on government watch lists the world over. But when Emily begs him for just one night, he can’t refuse. The next morning, she’s gone. Not just from his bed, but from his life. Emily can never clear her name—or can she? When a rogue CIA operative offers her a chance to put her past behind her and do something for her country, she leaps at the opportunity—even though it means leaving behind the man she’s fallen in love with. But not before she lets herself have one night with him. One night with stunning consequences…

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Emily’s voice was soft and shaky, but her eyes were open. She gazed up at him with glassy brown eyes, and he sank down on the mattress beside her, pushing her hair back off her forehead with a tender gesture. Too late, he realized what he was doing and dropped his hand away.
“I’m sorry,” she said softly.
Her apology kicked him in the gut. “He lied to you, Emily. He can’t do what he said. You need to go home and go back to school.”
She moved her head from side to side on the pillow. Telling him no. Rejecting him.
He stiffened.
“You and Victoria want to cocoon me in Bubble Wrap and keep me from living my own life. This is something I need to do. I’m not leaving until it’s finished.”
“It’s not safe here for you. You know that.”
“It’s not safe for you either. For any of us.”
Ryan got to his feet. She was a stranger to him in so many ways. The woman he thought he’d known—the soft, sweet, sometimes confused woman—was nowhere in evidence. This woman was determined and stubborn.
But so was he. He turned to Ian Black and Matt, who’d come into the room with them.
“We need to call Mendez and get her on the next transport out of here. She can’t stay.”
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About Lynn Raye Harris 2973925USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling.” To date, Lynn’s books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide. WebsiteFacebook ~ Twitter ~ Goodreads

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Giveaway: And Then Forever by Shirley Jump

And Then Forever by Shirley Jump
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 28th, 2015

Welcome to Fortune’s Island, where the only rule is to follow your heart.

Love is an extravagance Darcy Williams can’t afford. She prefers the simple life, which includes waitressing at The Love Shack and avoiding temptation. But when a forbidden part of her past steps off the ferry, her safe, guarded existence is turned upside down.

Kincaid Foster has never gotten over his first love. When he sees the wild, beautiful blonde again, dancing her way around The Love Shack, the memories of Darcy’s soft skin, gentle touch, and heated kisses come rushing back. As the privileged son of a wealthy family, Kincaid was too young to stand up to his overbearing father when he and Darcy were together. Now, he’s back on the island—free of the family shackles—and the chiseled, big-time lawyer wants a second chance.

But, Darcy made a promise to keep a secret from Kincaid—a secret that is now a six-year-old girl who looks just like her daddy. If Kincaid finds out about their daughter, Darcy could lose everything. But, she can’t resist the man who stole her heart all those years ago. And it doesn’t take long before both of them realize that anything can happen on a hot summer night.



       Just as Darcy turned toward table seven, the door to the restaurant opened, and the last bit of afternoon sun hit the floor, flooding along the wood like an instant gold river.
       And Kincaid Foster walked into Darcy’s life, as easily as he’d walked out of it. Just like that.
       She’d have recognized him anywhere, even though it had been seven years since she’d seen him last. Her heart stopped, and the perpetual motion that made up Darcy’s life came to a halt.
       “Waitress? Hey, is that my burger? I’d like to eat today, you know.”
       The voice drew Darcy back to the present. To her job. To the tray balanced on one hand. To the food getting cold while she stood here, letting Kincaid Foster have some kind of effect on her. Which he no longer did. Not at all.
       She spun to the right, deposited said burger in front of a burly guy with a beard, then headed over to table seven to take their drink orders. Still, her peripheral vision kept straying to Kincaid, watching as he waited for his eyes to adjust to the dim interior, then headed across the room to the bar. He never even looked her way once.
       That stung a bit, she had to admit. They’d been something once—or at least she had thought they were, until Kincaid let her go as easily as letting the wind snatch away a tissue. She’d thought he would fight for her, that she meant more than that, but…
       It had taken her a year to get over him, maybe more, but she was now.
       Over him. For sure.
       “Uh, what did you say you wanted to order again?” she asked the middle-aged couple seated at the four-top before her. She readied a pen and her order pad, but her gaze strayed again to Kincaid. Damn, he looked good.
       Still tall, muscular, with the kind of broad shoulders that seemed to welcome a heavy load. His dark hair was a little long, and one wave hooked over his right brow. She knew his hazel eyes, knew them as well as her own, knew the definition of his hands, the way his smile could make an entire room disappear.
       “Miss? Miss?”
       Darcy turned back. Again. “Um, sorry. What can I get you?”
       The woman’s face filled with annoyance. “A menu? You seated us and said you’d be right back with menus. That was ten minutes ago. Can’t tell you what we want to eat until we know what you have to eat.”
       “Oh, oh, right, sorry.” Darcy snagged two menus from the hostess station and brought them back to the table. Then she beelined for the kitchen, her brain as frazzled as a summer storm.
       Before Darcy got more than a foot inside the door, Jillian was grabbing her arm and hauling her to the side. “Did you see who just walked in?”
       Darcy scowled. Did the man wear a neon sign around his neck or something? “A whole bunch of customers waiting on food.”
       “And Kincaid Foster.”
       “I saw him.”
       “And he’s here.” She gave a casual shrug. “What’s the big deal?”
       Jillian arched a brow. “You don’t care?”
       “Of course not. He and I are in the past. The way past. Hell, I was barely out of high school. I hardly remember him.”
       “Uh-huh. Then why are you hiding out in the kitchen?”
       “I’m not hiding out. I’m waiting for an order.” She leaned against the counter and feigned impatience with the kitchen staff. “For, uh, table seven.”
       Jillian grinned. “You just seated table seven. They haven’t ordered yet.”
       Darcy sighed. “Okay, yes, maybe I am taking a breather in here. I just didn’t expect to see him. Ever again.”
       “His family does have a house on the island.”
       “That they haven’t visited in more than a decade.” Not that Darcy had been paying attention. Not one bit.
       “True.” Jillian crossed her arms. “Wonder why he’s back.”
       “Well, I don’t.”
       Lenny put a heaping plate of buffalo wings on the warming shelf. “Order up, Darce. Table four.”
Thank God. The last thing Darcy wanted to do was stand here discussing a man who was ancient history. They were over, done. Had been for a long damned time. He was probably married to some pretty little socialite who wore twinsets and dressed their four kids in matching outfits from some designer baby offshoot.
       She pushed the swinging door and headed out to the dining room. The party was ramping up as the room filled with college kids on summer break. They lingered around the jukebox in a pack, sipping at beers that dangled from their fingertips. The girls had on bikinis and sheer dresses, even though temperatures hadn’t quite hit the eighties yet. The boys hung a little behind the girls, watching their hips sway to the music.
       An old Simple Plan song came on the jukebox, pounding out the lyrics to “Addicted,” with a heavy bass. For a second, Darcy was back in that summer after she graduated, that magical summer when it seemed like everything was going to be perfect.
       That same summer when she’d scrawled a promise on a dollar bill, oblivious to how her life was going to change days later.


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance so she can avoid the towering stack of dirty dishes, eat copious amounts of chocolate and reward herself with trips to the mall. Look for her all-new novella in the anthology ASK ME WHY (with Marie Force, Virginia Kantra and Jodi Thomas), as well as the Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, on Amazon, and her Sweetheart Sisters series, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN.

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Spotlight: Miranda’s Choice by Mya O’Malley

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Have you ever felt the grass is greener everywhere else? Well, so does Miranda James. With divorced parents, a mother who is always on her case, and a new stepmother on the horizon, Miranda wishes that everyone would just grow up.

In a moment of magic, Miranda is mysteriously pulled into the life of Abigail, a charming mermaid, and Abigail’s adventurous daughter, Elise. Miranda wonders why her life can’t be so carefree and exciting.

Miranda soon learns to be careful what she wishes for, though; held captive in an underwater paradise turned prison, Miranda desperately wants nothing more than to recapture the life she used to have.

After many twists and turns, Miranda is faced with making a decision that will affect not only her life, but the lives of those around her.

What will she choose? What would you choose?
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Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Length: 163 pages
Publisher: Solstice Shadows

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Mya O’Malley was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, where she currently lives with her husband, daughter, and three stepdaughters. The family also consists of their boxer, Destiny, and their ragdoll cat, Colby.

Mya earned an undergraduate degree in special education and a graduate degree in reading and literacy. She works as a special education teacher and enjoys making a difference in the lives of her students.

Mya’s passion is writing; she has been creating stories and poetry since she was a child. Mya spends her free time reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She is a romantic at heart and loves to craft stories with unforgettable characters. Mya also likes to travel; she has visited several Caribbean Islands, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Mya is currently working on two new novels, Wasted Time and A Tale as Old as Time.

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Excerpt: Evitable Destiny by Izabela Monick

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Izabela’s debut novel, Evitable Destiny, is a complex mix of love and hate, trust, betrayal, and steamy sexual encounters.

Since Chris’s mother died when he was sixteen years old, he has lived for only one goal: seeking revenge on his mother’s ex-lover, Kevin. Determined not to repeat his mother’s mistake, Chris vows never to fall into love’s seductive, deceptive clutches.

With Kevin’s business teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, Chris senses his chance. He kidnaps Kevin’s stepdaughter, Julia, and sets a ransom—if Kevin cancels a company-saving business deal, then Julia will be returned. The scheme seems perfect—until Chris’s long-suppressed feelings for Julia bubble to the surface. Julia, meanwhile, proves a resilient captive with a knack for pushing Chris’s buttons, even as her own feelings for her kidnapper become increasingly conflicted.

As the passion between Chris and Julia heats up, other forces come into play. Chris isn’t the only one who wants Julia, nor is he the only one willing to abduct her to satisfy his needs. Julia’s life—and perhaps Chris’s only chance at love—are in danger.


“You can’t have her.” Pat’s voice vibrated in the air. “She’s out of your reach.”

Chris slowly took his eyes off the captivating creature he was watching and looked at his cousin, surprised. He’d never met a woman that he’d wanted but couldn’t have. Why should this one be any different?

“Is she married?” Chris asked as he glanced again at the girl who had drawn his attention like a magnet. He imagined her glossy lips on his and swallowed, almost feeling their sweet taste. She was too young to be married—definitely too young. The innocence was oozing out of her every pore.

“Worse,” Pat replied. “She’s Kevin’s stepdaughter.”

Chris’s jaw clenched painfully. Nothing would be more satisfying than having his enemy’s stepdaughter lying at his feet begging for mercy. Oh, he would make her beg. Chris’s heart pounded as he thought of the things he would do to her.

“What’s her name?” he asked.

“Julia Adams.”

Chris scanned Julia’s body. It was covered—or rather uncovered—by a simple, classy dress that showed half of her back and her mile-long legs. She wasn’t short to start with, and the black high heels she was wearing made her even taller. Her neck was shining with diamonds, drawing attention to her gorgeous face as if the dress and the shoes were not enough to drive every man crazy. A small strand of blond hair fell on the side of her face. Chris wished he could move it back to keep Julia’s blue eyes fully uncovered. His fingers tingled. The inability to touch her was a hard test of his self-control. To add to Chris’s torture, Julia was in conversation with Dexter, the CEO of SPS.

“Does she ever come to parties without Kevin?” Chris figured he could get what he wanted if Kevin wasn’t around. He was ready to start attending all those parties he used to avoid if it meant he could see Julia.

“Never,” Pat replied with a serious face, “and she doesn’t leave the house without a bodyguard either.”

“How do you know all this and I don’t?” Chris asked.

“It’s because you do whatever you want while I do what is good for us. Social presence is important for our business. At least one of us should show up at these kinds of events.” Pat smiled.

“You seem to enjoy it, and I don’t. Why should I suffer by joining you when you can have fun on your own?” Chris asked, thinking that his suffering had drastically changed form since the last time he’d joined Pat at one of these boring parties. It wasn’t about the politics and phony smiles anymore. Now he had a piece of delicious cake on his plate that he couldn’t eat because it was locked under a glass dome, to which Kevin had the key. Chris looked at Julia and let out a big sigh.

“She’s not worth the trouble, Chris,” Pat said, looking at him warily.

Chris swallowed. “Oh, I think she is. She’s more than worth it. She might be great leverage in our war with Kevin. There must be some moments when she’s alone.”

“I’ll keep an eye on her.” Pat didn’t sound excited, but Chris knew he could count on him.

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Izabela Monick is the author of the suspenseful romance novel Evitable Destiny, a complex mix of love, hate, trust, betrayal, and steamy sexual encounters. Izabela lives in New York with her husband and two children. She works as an accountant during the day and writes at night. Since she was young, Izabela has loved both math and writing, but when she picked an accounting career to pay her bills, she still dreamed of becoming an author. Finally, she found the courage to sit down and write her own novel. Now, Izabela delights in shocking her readers with unexpected twists and turns while keeping her plots brimming with heated passion until the final page.



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