Giveaway: Rival Love by Natalie Decker

 
Rival Love
Release Date: 08/26/14
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Summary from Goodreads:
Skylar Fletcher is a proud Harris Academy Bulldog! She has everything she’s ever wanted: a perfect boyfriend, great friends, and her dream college waiting for her in the fall. But nothing lasts forever. Skylar’s world shatters when her mom decides it is time to move and drags Skylar, kicking and screaming, into Bobcat territory.

At Delmont High School, home of the Bobcats, Skylar has no friends and is often bullied. To make matters worse, her home life sucks thanks to all-star quarterback Caleb Morgan, nephew of her mom’s live-in boyfriend.

At first Skylar and Caleb want nothing to do with one another. But they soon discover they’re not that different after all–and each is harboring a secret attraction to the other. But can a Bulldog and a Bobcat ever really be more than friends? And are Skylar and Caleb willing to risk everything to find out? Rival Love is a debut young adult contemporary romance from Natalie Decker.

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About the Author
Natalie Decker is the Author of Rival Love. She loves oceans, sunsets, sand between her toes, and carefree days. Her imagination is always going, which some find odd. But she believes in seeing the world in a different light at all times. Her first passion for writing started at age twelve when she had to write a poem for English class. However, seventh grade wasn’t her favorite time and books were her source of comfort. She took all college prep classes in High school, and attended the University of Akron. Although she studied Mathematics she never lost her passion for writing or her comfort in books. She’s a mean cook in the kitchen, loves her family and friends and her awesome dog infinity times infinity. If she’s not writing, reading, traveling, hanging out with her family and friends, then she’s off having an adventure. Because Natalie believes in a saying: Your life is your own journey, so make it amazing!
 
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Giveaway: Lost To Me by Jamie Blair

Lost To Me
Release Date: 08/19/14
 
Summary from Goodreads:
Lauren Kelling’s prom night is a memory she’ll never forget—in her nightmares. She had the dress, the hair, and romantic first time plans with her boyfriend, Kolton Seidel. But what should have been the best night of her life bleeds into terror when she’s brutally attacked.

Now, Lauren relives the events leading up to prom, unraveling the clues that should have warned her of the trauma to come. Like Kolton ’s malicious ex-girlfriend, who’ll do anything to rip them apart. Or Kolton’s mentally unstable brother.

After the tragedy, Lauren wants to hide, disfigured inside and out, while Kolton drowns in a sea of guilt. Only together can the two of them lay rest to the past and heal each other, through a love too strong to break.

About the Author
Jamie Blair lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, their two kids and a cat that broke into their house and refused to leave. She won a young author’s contest in third grade, but it probably shouldn’t count since her mom wrote most of her entry. LEAP OF FAITH is her first novel. She promises her mom didn’t write one word of it.
 
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Giveaway: The Twisted Veil by Dovey Mayali Cralk, Riley Ross, Kaydence Rayne, and Sally Slayer

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Title:  The Twisted Veil
Series:  A Twisted Sister Anthology, Book 1
Authors:   Dovey Mayali Cralk, Riley Ross, Kaydence Rayne, and Sally Slayer
Published:  August 25th, 2014
Word Count:  40,000
Genre:  Paranormal
Content Warning:  Mild Violence
Recommended Age:  16+
Synopsis:
Join the Sisters as they twist the veil of reality as we know it.
Good and evil collide in The Memory Remains, a short story by Riley Ross.  Samantha has to protect her loved ones from an evil witch, who also happens to be her mother.
Not all is what it seems in An Almost Ghost Story by Dovey Mayali Cralk. Pippa Harrington moves into her dream house only to discover she isn’t the only occupant. What will she do about this “Griffin” who haunts her new home?
BONUS: Get a sneak peek into the full-length novel The Summer of Alyssa by Kaydence Rayne! Alyssa has been trying to get Seth’s attention for what had felt like forever, but his family secret demands that he stays away from her. What will happen if she discovers the truth?
BONUS: Get a sneak peek into Deviate 2 (A Cleo Perry Novel) by Sally Slayer! Cleo’s struggles continue as she tries to determine her identity and keep her sanity intact.
If you would like to read book one, just send proof of purchase of this book to SallySlayerAuthor@gmail.com and she will send you a free e-copy.
 
Excerpts:

The Memory Remains Riley Ross “Hush baby girl, I am gonna keep you safe from her.” My grandma said softly as she touched my face. “She will never harm you. Delia and I will take care of you. My sweet baby girl, you are bonded to us.”

An Almost Ghost Story Dovey Mayali Cralk “Ha!” she laughed, “I’m not gonna be bossed about by some ghost! Sod off; I’m trying to unpack here.” With that, she bent down and retrieved the cloth, then turned her back on him to spread it out on the table, picking up her tune again.

The Summer of Alyssa Kaydence Rayne “I suppose I should just come out and say it, because I can’t stop thinking it. I would like to clear the air between us. Because, well, I haven’t really seen you in years. And don’t try to say some crap like, ‘I see you every day’, because it really isn’t the same…” “I know,” he cut her off, “and I have an explanation for it.” She froze. This wasn’t going as planned at all. She expected him to protest or something. She had a whole speech planned!

Deviate book 2 Sally Slayer “Hey, Cleo! What’s got your panties in a twist?” Jack grinned playfully. I yelped and jumped, and cursed the blush that crept up my neck at his use of the word “panties”. “Not a thing, all right? Not a damn thing.” I grumbled uncomfortably.

 
 
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About the Authors:
The Twisted Sisters are a group of friends who happen to be writers. They had a cockamamie idea to write short stories together in a series of anthologies, and now they have! The Sisters included in The Twisted Veil include Kaydence Rayne, Dovey Mayali Cralk, Sally Slayer, and Riley Ross.
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Sally’s Links: Goodreads | Amazon Author Page
Kaydence’s Links: Goodreads | Amazon Author Page
Dovey’s Links: GoodReads | Amazon Author Page
 
 
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Giveaway: The Secret Bliss of Calliope Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure

secret blissThe Secret Bliss of Calliope Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure

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“Oh! Do link arms with me, Calliope,” Blanche whispered, her brown eyes widening with apprehension. She took Calliope’s arm, tightly linking it with her own. “The old Mulholland house still gives me the willies every time I walk past it. I hate to think on what might have gone on inside. It’s truly terrifyin’!” “Oh, don’t be silly, Blanche,” Calliope said, feigning calm. “Poor Prudence’s lunacy…it’s sad. And besides, her fiendish acts were not committed inside the house. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just…it’s just a sad, empty building.” Calliope Ipswich felt the hypocrite, however, as an uncomfortable shiver of residual dread and unease shuttered down her spine, More than six months had passed since the All Hollow’s Eve when the dangerous state of Prudence Mulholland’s fracturing mind had been revealed to the townsfolk of Meadowlark Lake. And now, each time Calliope thought of poor Prudence and her family, not only did her heart ache for their family’s unhappy lot but a chill of lingering horror rippled through her being. In truth, at times Calliope wondered if it had all been simply a bad dream—a nightmare. But it hadn’t. It really had happened—all of it.

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Marcia Lynn McClure’s intoxicating succession of novels, novellas, and e-books, has established her as one of the most favored and engaging authors of true romance. Her unprecedented forte in weaving captivating stories of western, medieval, regency, and contemporary amour void of brusque intimacy has earned her the title “The Queen of Kissing.” Marcia, who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has spent her life intrigued with people, history, love, and romance. A wife, mother, grandmother, family historian, poet, and author, Marcia Lynn McClure spins her tales of splendor for the sake of offering respite through the beauty, mirth, and delight of a worthwhile and wonderful story.  

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Review: Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan

Suddenly Last Summer (O'Neil Brothers, #2)

Suddenly Last Summer (O’Neil Brothers #2) by Sarah Morgan

Published: June 24th 2014

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Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the opening day plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O’Neil is back in town, and looking more delectable than ever. Last summer, they shared an electrifying night together…and the memories have Élise really struggling to stick to her one-night-only rule! Her head knows that eventually Sean will be leaving, so all she can do is try to ignore her heart before she spontaneously combusts with lust.

Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O’Neil’s worst nightmare. For Sean, returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means being forced to confront the reasons and the guilt he feels about rejecting his family’s rural lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise has settled in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Thinking he can persuade her into a replay of last summer is tempting, but remembering how good they are together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine…

Review:

Élise Philippe is a French chef who has found a new life at the Snow Crystal Resort in Vermont. She has made a home for herself here thanks to the O’Neil family. Then last summer she and Sean shared a passionate night before he left again. Now he’s back but she knows he won’t be staying long.

Sean is one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the US. His scheduled is booked solid so it is rare when he is able to makes it back home. Now he has even more of a reason to come home – Élise. He wants to relive their night from last summer, over and over again.

Suddenly Last Summer is the second book in the O’Neil Brothers trilogy. This is such a wonderful contemporary romance; I enjoyed it from start to finish. While this book works well as a standalone I do recommend you read them in order. That way you get the most enjoyment out of each book. I am looking forward to the next book, Maybe This Christmas, when it is released this October.

(This book was received as an ARC from the author/publisher in exchanged for an honest review.)

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Review: Hero of a Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

Hero of a Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf, #14)

Hero of a Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf #14) by Terry Spear

Published: August 5th 2014

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Synopsis:

She’s ready for change…
Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she’s ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements-if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he’s the one in charge.

But he’s digging in his claws…
Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He’s more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well…all the better.
Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can’t escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together…or face losing it all.

Review:

This is another 5 star book by one of my favorite authors. I started reading and couldn’t put it down. In no time at all I was finished and left want more!

Colleen Playfairis a wolf shifter and has recently inherited her family castle in Scotland. She must now stay at the castle for a year and a day and oversee how it is run. The good news is she doesn’t have to keep her secret of being a shifter because her castle is run by a clan of wolf shifters led by Grant MacQuarrie.

Grant doesn’t want her there. He has already had the displeasure of having to deal with her father. Since Colleen never came to visit her grandmother he assumes she is just like father. He soon realizes she is nothing like him and now he wants to make sure she doesn’t leave…

Hero of a Highland Wolf is the fourteenth book in the Heart of the Wolf series. Please don’t let that scare you! If you love yummy PR books that involve shape shifters in kilts then hands down this is the series you should be reading. You can read this book as a standalone but why would you? Start at the very beginning and just work your way through with these enjoyable stories. You will not regret it!

(This book was received as an ARC from the author/publisher in exchanged for an honest review.)

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Descend by Skye Malone

Title: Descend
Series: Awakened Fate (Book Two)
Author: SkyeMalone
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wildflower Isle
Publication Date: July 27, 2014
Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter

Chloe always dreamed of visiting the ocean, and now the ocean is the only place she has left to go. Trapped in the form of a mermaid and on the run from the Sylphaen, her best chance for safety lies in traveling with Zeke to his underwater home and staying under his protection there.

Leaving isn’t easy, however. Her best friend doesn’t know where she’s gone, and her family doesn’t either. She’s been forced to abandon Noah, the boy she’s liked for years and who she’s just discovered likes her too. She only hopes Zeke’s people will help her so she can return soon.

But when conspiracies follow her and people start to die, safety becomes harder to find than ever. The Sylphaen are coming. They’re more powerful than she could have imagined.

And they’re not through with Chloe yet.

 
 
 
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What I learned while writing Descend

Every book I’ve written has taught me something, and Descend is no exception.

Descend’s lesson?

Listen to your characters.

The funny thing? I thought I knew this. I’d done it before – within limits, anyway. I’d change a bit here, tweak a bit there, all because the characters went ‘errr, no.’

But Descend was different.

Halfway through this book, my main characters rebelled. Hard core, take-the-wheel-and-shove-you-out-of-the-car kind of rebelled. They wanted a certain scene midway through the book, but I really wasn’t sure about it. I had my idea of how the story would go, and it was different from theirs. I tried my way – repeatedly – but rather than obey me, the characters proceeded to sabotage every subsequent scene. Nothing worked. Everything tanked. They wanted something and until I gave it to them, they were going to take chainsaws to the plot rather than let the book continue.

Days of fighting ensued, until I lay on my bed one Sunday morning, staring at the ceiling and trying to figure out how to salvage this book, and I rather angrily concluded: ‘Fine, then! Screw it. We’ll try it your way’.

So I did. And suddenly, the rest of the book came together – quickly, easily, amazingly.

That’s what I learned from writing Descend: listen to your characters. Just try writing the story their way. They usually have a pretty good idea of what needs to happen.

 
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About Skye

Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the things she imagines couldn’t actually exist.

Born and raised in central Illinois, she hopes someday to travel the world – though in the meantime she’ll take any story that whisks her off to a place where the fantastic lives inside the everyday. She loves strong and passionate characters, complex villains, and satisfying endings that stay with you long after the book is done. An inveterate writer, she can’t go a day without getting her hands on a keyboard, and can usually be found typing away while she listens to all the adventures unfolding in her head.

Skye also writes YA urban fantasy as Megan Joel Peterson and is the author of The Children and the Blood trilogy.

 
 
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