Giveaway: Become by Skye Malone

 

Title: Become
Author: Skye Malone
Series: Awakened Fate (Book Five)
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wildflower Isle
Publication Date: June 18, 2015
Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter

After barely surviving another attack on her life, Chloe has only one option left. Magic given to her by the wizard Joseph offers her the chance to save the world from the ancient enemy she faces, but only if she sacrifices her ability to become a mermaid or else leaves the land behind forever. With no control over which side of her heritage she’ll become, Chloe may lose everything, including the two guys who both have claimed her heart.

But when a desperate message arrives, the stakes rise even higher. Zeke has been captured. The Sylphaen surround him. And if Chloe tries to save him, Zeke’s brother promises to make certain she dies.

She’s running out of options and she’s running out of time. Zeke’s life hangs on one side of the balance and the fate of the world is on the other. Chloe has to make a choice.

One that will change her life forever.

The epic conclusion to the Awakened Fate series 

 
 
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I heard rustling on the other end of the phone line.
 
“Chloe? Are you–” More rustling. “Dammit, these phone things are awkward.”
 
My heart began to pound. “Ina? What are you doing–”
 
“Zeke told me where you were staying a couple weeks back. Seemed a good place to start. Look, I–” The sound became muffled and I heard her say, “I’ll just be a sec, alright?”
 
A heartbeat passed. I wanted to yell at her to just start talking.
 
“Okay,” she continued while a door closed somewhere in the background. “Zeke’s why I’m here. Things are… they’re bad right now. You need to stay away from the ocean. Ren’s got soldiers everywhere and…” She trailed off and then muttered something angry. It didn’t sound like English.
 
“Point is, if they catch you, they’re planning to take you to the capital so Ren can put you on trial and then most likely execute you for Dad’s death.”
 
Ice shot through me. “What?” I shook my head, the words too ridiculous and insane to process. “Ina, where’s Zeke?”
 
She hesitated. “He’s been arrested. Granddad too. Ren’s people found us. Niall was with them. I got away but—” She growled another incomprehensible curse. “Doesn’t matter. Just stay away from the ocean. Get back inland. I’ll figure this out, but Zeke… he’d want to know you’re not anywhere they can find you. So just go. I can—”
 
“No!” I protested.
 
“Chloe, you have to.”
 
 
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Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the magical things she imagines couldn’t actually exist. A Midwestern girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, she dreams someday of travelling 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 series.

 
 
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Excerpt: Gifted by J.A. George

Title: Gifted


 


Author: J.A. George


 


Release date: May 10th, 2015


 


Genre: Young Adult


 



 


 


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“Why do birds fly? Why do lions hunt deer? Why does the sun shine and the moon glow? Because it must. I wish I could tell you why, I truly do. It mustn’t be easy, such pressure weighted on such young shoulders, but we do not always choose the lives we must lead.”


Avery Gray had no choice but to be different. She was not born that way; she was chosen.
After having met a special, silver-haired woman, and the handsome and enigmatic Theodore-James Connors, Ava finds herself in Hayven, a city separated from the rest of the world, where only gifters – ordinary people with extra-ordinary gifts – can go. With Theo, his friends, Hayven, her gift, and the ability to ‘travel’ in different colours, Ava must now accept that she can no longer classify herself as normal. As friendships develop, and Theo and Ava become closer than she anticipated, it turns out her new gifted life comes with a catch. With no choice or say on the matter, Ava must save a city she is starting to fall in love with; a city that has almost begun to feel like home.


 



 


Book Excerpt


 


I was ordinary. I went to school, spent time with friends, visited family, and ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But then again, almost everyone thinks they’re ordinary. People who think they are extraordinary seem to look rather arrogant to others. I’m extraordinary, but I’m not arrogant; I’m a future seer. Or more simply put – I’m psychic.


 


 


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J.A. George is the author of the four-part series, GIFTED: THE HAYVEN SERIES. Jessica spent years of her life reading book after book before sitting on her bed one morning, opening her laptop and typing Chapter One into her word document. Now, not only does she read book after book, she now writes book after book too. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to break her record of finishing a tub of Oreo ice cream in less than forty-five minutes.
 
 
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Giveaway: And Then Forever by Shirley Jump

 
And Then Forever by Shirley Jump
Coming July 28th!
 

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.

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Giveaway: Dark Angel, A Summer Spirit Novella by Samantha Jacobey

 

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Dark Angel, A Summer Spirit Novella

by Samantha Jacobey,

Book 2 in the Summer Spirit Series

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: June 23rd

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Dark Angel – A Summer Spirit Novella… Can your Guardian Angel simply walk away?

Charlie and his girlfriend met last summer, after his awakening from a near death experience. Their love grew while his body healed, and after a few short months, he had come to believe she was the girl of his dreams. But Donna has a secret; one she had never intended to share with the love of her life.

While Charlie’s physical being had lain in a hospital, his spirit had traveled to another dimension – her world – where the forces of light and dark collide. When he had returned to the living side of consciousness, Clarisse stole Donna’s body, claiming it and giving herself a second chance at life and love. Of course, people who die are meant to stay dead, and there will be rough times ahead as Keeper, head of the angels, decides how to put things back in order…

Charlie stared down at their plates, guilt washing over him; “Damn.” He could tell she had put a great deal of effort into the meal, and he had blown it. “So much for overtime,” he muttered, turning to follow her to their bedroom. “Honey, I’m sorry,” he called more loudly.

Stepping into the room, he noted her hunched frame on the foot of the bed. Her face in her hands, her shoulders shook, signaling her silent sobs. Taking a knee before her, he sat back on his haunches while his fingers gently wound around her warm flesh, pulling on her arms to uncover her delicate beauty, “Hey.”

Allowing him to expose her tears, her face looked distorted, causing him to inhale sharply. “Don’t look at me Charlie,” she implored.

“Why?” he breathed the question. “Seriously, baby. What’s happening to you?”

Flicking her moist tongue over her lips, she whined, “You’ll call me crazy if I tell you. Just like you did Grandma Parker.”

“No, I won’t,” he pushed himself up onto his knees, his arms sliding around her waist, “Baby, I love you so much. We’re survivors, remember?” he alluded to their private joke. “There’s nothing you can’t tell me, an’ I promise; I would never call you crazy.”

She stared into his deep brown eyes, feeling as if they would swallow her whole at any moment. “My name isn’t Donna,” she stated flatly, “My name is Clarisse.”

Charlie’s lungs clamped down tight within his chest, as if she had knocked the wind out of him with a single punch. “Clarisse,” he coughed, squinting as he tried to make the connection. Finally, unable to do so, he stroked her long straight locks, “Honey, I’m not following.”

“That’s why she doesn’t know me,” she pulled herself up straight, “Because… I’m not me. And Grandma Parker can see it somehow.”

“I see,” he sank back down, heels to rear, “And how long has this feeling that you’re someone else been going on?”

“I told you!” she screamed, leaping to her feet, “Now you think I’m bat shit psycho!” she whirled around, moving to the window to peer outside, searching the darkness for some unseen enemy.

Watching her, he pushed himself up, standing slowly, “I never said that. I don’t understand. That’s all.”

“Of course not, you’re still you,” she quipped.

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I grew up and still live in the great state of Texas where everything is bigger, where we have warm weather and a central location. I love my state, my town, and my family, which includes my four sons, my significant other, and many friends as well.

I have thoroughly enjoyed writing the books that are currently available and hope you will enjoy reading them just as much. And of course, there will be many more stories to come.

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Excerpt: Changed by Alicia Renee Kline

 
Title: Changed
 
Author: Alicia Renee Kline
 
Release date: April 7th, 2015
 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
 
 
Book Description:
It was only supposed to be a one night thing…
Will Delaney and Gracie Alexander are little more than acquaintances when fate lands them in same place at the same time. One drunken hookup later, they decide that the best course of action for all involved is to pretend it never happened.
Will’s recently divorced. Gracie’s perennially single.
Upon first glance, they have absolutely nothing in common.
They both agree on one thing: they’re not looking for a relationship.
The only problem is that they can’t seem to stay away from each other.
Can two people who have sworn off love forever find it in the most unexpected setting?
 
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Book Excerpt
 
He seemed like such a nice guy that I couldn’t imagine anyone ever drifting apart from him.  I began to create my own synopsis of what had disintegrated their marriage.  Number one, she was obviously a bitch.  Number two, she probably never sat with him at the kitchen table, drinking and shooting the shit like two people who were actually friends.  Number three – 
“Gracie,” he said, snapping me back to reality.
“Hmmm?”
It was probably a bad sign that even my sound effects were beginning to slur, but I was still in a better state than my companion.  He grinned crookedly at me, his face turning red as he stared.
“Will?”  I pushed again for a response, but he simply lowered his eyes to the table top.  His head bobbed slightly, as if his neck were no longer strong enough to support it.  I giggled despite my best efforts to play it straight.  He joined me in laughter until we had both laughed for so long we’d forgotten what was funny.
Then, just as quickly, the mood turned serious.  He turned to me, his green eyes deceptively sober looking and asked:  “Why couldn’t I have ended up with someone like you?”
I was taking a swig of beer as he questioned this; his words caught me off guard and the bottle fell from my grip.  It landed on the kitchen table nearly right side up, but when I moved to stabilize it, I ended up knocking it down.  It rolled off the edge and clattered to the linoleum floor.  Fortunately, it didn’t break, but it did leave a trail of cheap beer in its wake.
“Fuck,” I said, rising from my chair to take care of the mess.
Will had the same idea, only he was more practical about things and actually grabbed a towel before joining me at the scene of the spill.  He handed it over to me, perhaps because I was already on my hands and knees.  I accepted it and began to soak up the liquid, apologizing the whole time for my clumsiness.  By the time order had been restored, inertia had taken over and I found myself having difficulty rising to my feet.  The fact that I was smashed and wearing stilettos probably didn’t help either.
Will reached down and grabbed my wrist, pulling me upward in what could have been a graceful motion had he not staggered backwards into the wall.  In doing so, he brought me with him.  I ended up pressed against him.  We stood frozen in place, eye to eye, chest to chest.  If I wasn’t drunk enough already, I could have gotten intoxicated off of his breath.
“You’re really pretty,” he whispered.
 
 
About the Author:
Alicia Renee Kline has been a writer since she was old enough to hold a pencil. This hobby has evolved from writing out everything in spiral notebooks and scribbling out her mistakes to being armed with technology so that she can hide the fact that she doesn’t get everything right the first time.

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Giveaway: Awaken by Skye Malone

 

Title: Awaken
Author: Skye Malone
Series: Awakened Fate (Book One)
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Wildflower Isle
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
Cover Designer: Karri Klawiter

Running away from home was never Chloe Kowalski’s plan. Neither was ending up the target of killers, or having her body change in unusual ways. She only wanted a vacation, someplace far from her crazy parents and their irrational fear of water. She only wanted to do something normal for once, and maybe get to know her best friend’s hot stepbrother a bit better at the same time.

But the first day she goes out on the ocean, strange things start to happen. Dangerous things that should be impossible. Things to which ‘normal’ doesn’t even begin to apply.

Now madmen are hunting her. A mysterious guy with glowing blue eyes is following her. And her best friend’s stepbrother seems to be hiding secrets all his own.

It was supposed to be a vacation. It’s turning out to be a whole lot more.

 
 
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Maddox slowed the boat, killed the engine, and then lowered the anchor. At least a mile off, the shore was a mosaic of green mountains and white buildings below. Puffs of clouds drifted over Santa Lucina, but out here, only the barest wisps hovered in the brilliant blue sky. Baylie leaned back on her seat, a smile on her face, while her dog just eyed the water as though trying to figure out how the demented humans could possibly think this was a good idea.
 
“So…” Noah started. “Anyone want to go for a swim?”
 
I smiled. My parents being so psychotic and all, we didn’t even have a bathtub in the house, just a stand-up shower the size of a broom closet. I’d never been able to teach myself how to hold my breath underwater, let alone swim.
 
But that was going to change, starting now.
 
“Well, um,” I began, feeling a bit reckless with excitement. “If you wouldn’t mind teaching me?”
 
His eyebrows climbed. “Uh, no. I mean, sure. I–” The boat jumped.
 
“What the hell?” Maddox cried as the rest of us grabbed at the guardrails.
 
“Did we hit something?” Noah asked, scanning the water.
 
Maddox shook his head. “I don’t–”
 
The ocean around the boat began to bubble and roil.
 
Noah swore. “Get us out of here!” he called to Maddox.
 
His brother didn’t need the encouragement. Quickly, he scrambled back toward the driver’s seat and turned the key in the ignition.
 
The engine wouldn’t respond.
 
Shudders shook the boat, while all around, the ocean’s surface began to foam like the calm sea had suddenly become a boiling pot on a stove. Waves surged from every direction at once, growing more violent by the second, and on all sides the water darkened, as though a shadow was spreading below us.
 
“What’s happening?” Baylie cried.
 
No one could answer. As if shoved from beneath, the deck tipped up at a sharp angle and then just as quickly rocked back, wrenching us hard as we fought to hang onto the guardrails. The lurching came again, throwing us forward and back.
 
My grip broke. The metal rail hit me, knocking the air from my lungs.
 
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Skye Malone is a fantasy and paranormal romance author, which means she spends most of her time not-quite-convinced that the magical things she imagines couldn’t actually exist. A Midwestern girl who migrated to the Pacific Northwest, she dreams someday of travelling 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 series.

 
 
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Excerpt: The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel by: Jane Lark

The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel
 
Jealous_Love (3)Title: The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel
Author: Jane Lark
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Publisher: IndieWrites, Inc.
 
 
How do you fight a calling that comes from your soul?
Lillian is in love with her charming protector. He brings her gifts and gives himself to her at night, but she knows nothing of his days; all she knows is that with Peter visiting her she is happier than she has ever been. The way he touches her and treats her is so different from other men.
Emily is excited, hopeful and expectant, waiting on the moment that everything seems to be leading towards. Lord Peter Brooke has courted her for a year; she is awaiting his proposal, certain it will come very soon, and everything he does indicates that it will.
Peter is torn; his soul is seeking one thing, but his mind wants another, and what about his heart? Where does his heart lie?
 
Jane Lark’s The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel
 
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If you love ghosts, witches, time travel–anything paranormal–military romance, historical romance, or romantic comedy, don’t miss this engaging boxed set!
 

Jane’s Inspiration

Like all of my historical books, the inspiration for The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel came from a true story. It was Emma Hart’s rise from an actress who formed classical poses, and sat for artists, to become Lady Hamilton, which inspired Lillian’s and Peter’s story.
To discover all the true stories behind my historical books and find out more about the Marlow Intrigues Series visit my blog https://janelark.wordpress.com . And to see all the inspirations for Peter’s story go to my Pinterest page
 

Excerpts from The Jealous Love of a Scoundrel

 
Peter and Lillian
Her room was full of flowers. The three largest bouquets had come from him. She was sitting before her table and mirror, brushing out her hair. She put the brush down and stood when she saw him, smiling broadly, then she looked at Harry and Mark.
“I have brought my friends to meet you. This is Mark Harper.”
She curtsied, but Mark swept about Peter and caught up her hand, lifting her out of the curtsy as he pressed a lingering kiss on the back of her hand. The force of a punch, similar to the one Drew had once thrown at him, hit Peter in the face. Now he knew how Drew had felt. Seeing Mark hold her hand twisted nausea in his stomach.
Peter stripped off his gloves and put them on the side, by her make-up, and took off his hat too.
He was staying then…
Of course he was; nothing would pull him away now that he was in the room with her.
“And Mr Harry Webster,” Peter completed.
Harry stepped about Peter’s other side and as Lillian curtsied again, Mark passed over her hand. Harry barely held it, merely stared at her in a way that measured her up.
They had shared women for years, like whores were no different than sharing wine. But now Peter’s gaze hovered on her hand in Harry’s and jealousy bit into his chest.
Why the hell is this cutting me?
Harry let her hand go.
Lillian looked at Peter, at last, and she moved forward, but instead of taking the hand he held out, she gripped his shoulders and lifted to her toes, then kissed his cheek in a gentle blessing. “Hello, Peter. I did not know you were coming tonight.”
 
He gripped her chin and pressed a quick kiss on her red lips. “I could not stay away. I am not supposed to be here.” It was true. He had to face up to the truth tomorrow; he could not keep delaying what he should do.
 
 
 
Peter and Emily
 
Peter swallowed as the butler walked away. The staff were used to him calling; they were not used to him asking for Emily’s father, they would know, as Smithfield would, what he wanted to say.
Of course Drew had never done this; he’d stolen his bloody bride away and set the world spinning behind him. Peter had been forced to do his courting with the strictest supervision to avoid any risk of him playing the same game. But then why would he? He was eminently suited to Emily, she was untitled, and she may come with a reasonable dowry but Peter had a pile of his own money; he did not need hers. Drew had been fortune hunting.
“Lord Brooke…” Smithfield appeared from the dining room where Emily was probably eating. He smiled profusely.
Of course he did; he was gaining a title for his daughter and a wealthy son-in-law. For a man who had worked his way up in society it was a coup.
“Mr Smithfield.” Peter lifted off his hat and swallowed again.
The man raised a hand to lead the way to the small room which served as a gentleman’s retiring room at night and his office in the day.
Peter swallowed. His palms were sticky with sweat. The butler had not returned to take his hat and so he gripped it before him, awkwardly.
He cleared his throat as Smithfield looked at him expectantly.
He must say the words. He wished for this. “I have come to ask for Emily’s hand in marriage, if you will agree to the match, sir?”
Smithfield’s lips parted in an even wider approving smile. “You need hardly ask. You have been calling here for so long I do not doubt your constancy at all.”
Constancy. The word pierced through Peter’s chest, and he coughed again as his throat dried further. Images of Lillian lying in the bed back at the Bristol Hotel, played through his mind.
“….I do not think we need to discuss financial things. Emily has her dowry, but obviously you are well set up.”
One hand let go of his hat, closed then opened as Peter took a breath. This is what I want. “I have your permission to speak with Emily then?”
“You do indeed, Lord Brooke.”
Smithfield stepped forward and gripped Peter’s hand with both of his. “Congratulations.”
“Emily has not said yes yet.”
“She will, Lord Brooke.”
 
 
Other books by Jane Lark
 
The Marlow Intrigues Series ~ Historical Romance
 
Special pricing in June for The Lost Love of a Soldier .99 Cents to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo
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The Starting Out Series ~ New Adult Romance
I’m Keeping You (out in 2015)
 

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Jane is a Kindle bestselling author and a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romances, and she’s a sucker for a love story. Her first successful novel was The Illicit Love of a Courtesan. “I love the feeling of falling in love and it’s wonderful to be able to do it time and time again in fiction.” She loves writing intense relationships and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations.
 
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