Tuesday, February 28, 2017

ONCE UPON A VALENTINE Anthology American Society of Autism Donation & Book Sale

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Once-Upon-a-Valentine

About ONCE UPON A VALENTINE

100% of earned royalties go directly to the American Society of Autism to help fund programs that support families with children on the spectrum. Help us educate and make a difference one dollar at a time. BRAND NEW BOOKS from some of your favorite paranormal and contemporary romance authors!
Get your hands on ONCE UPON A VALENTINE:
Accidentally In Love (Bad Boys, Billionaires & Bachelors)(Somewhere, TX) - Emma Roman --A client who won't listen and a matchmaker who won't give up. Love, Honor, and Ink (A Montgomery Ink Novella)- Carrie Ann Ryan --A wedding planner and her neighbor. Falling in love with your best friend is never easy. Secrets of a Silver Moon - Jodi Vaughn --Some Valentine secrets are too hot to handle. Loving Hallie (Vegas Mates #6) - Krystal Shannan --One kiss will change her life. Highland Valentine - C.A. Szarek Wrong Valentine Date - Geri Foster --Cupid comes knocking on the wrong door. Kiss of Her Dragon - Julia Mills --Dragon kisses, bear hugs and evil wizards...Valentine's Day should come with hazard pay. Cupid Stupid - Sylvia McDaniel --When three women dance naked around Cupid's fountain, there will be consequences. His Moonstruck Wolf - Heather Long --When a matchmaker gets toasted at the after party, she finds the perfect wolf for her in the most unlikely of places. Of course, the last thing he wants is a mate, much less a matchmaking one. Death by Chocolate - Gwen Knight --Love is death...but so is being single on Valentine's Day. Valentine Kisses (A Fada Shapeshifters Novella) - Rebecca Rivard --Jenny's just looking to spice up her life when she says yes to a date with a sexy Latino shifter. But there's magic in a Valentine's kiss... Heart of A Hero - Camryn Rhys --A Valentine's Accident, an ancient spell, and Paul Banfield will never be the same.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Wages of Sin by Bo Brennan Giveaway & Excerpt

The Wages of Sin

Bo Brennan

February 14, 2017 Book Blast

Synopsis:

The Wages of Sin by Bo Brennan

What's done in the dark will be brought to the light.

For overworked firefighter Gray Davies, an emergency call-out to the scene of a horrific hit-and-run is all in a day's work . . . until the terrified Asian victim disappears, leaving her blood on his hands and unanswered questions on his lips.
For his sister, Detective India Kane, it's an added complication in a far more sinister crime - a series of brutal murders the missing hit-and-run victim could hold the key to solving. With a mutilated corpse on her patch, and the dead woman's identity shrouded in secrecy, India's set on a collision course with a deadly, unknown enemy.
Her lover, Detective Chief Inspector AJ Colt, is well acquainted with the enemy - courtesy of a divisive high-profile case, he's currently public enemy #1. As cultures clash, simmering tensions explode, bringing terror and bloodshed to the streets, and placing Colt firmly in the sights of some of the country's most dangerous and deranged individuals.
When one of them brings their work home, nothing will ever be the same again - for the wages of sin . . . is death.

Book Details:

Genre: Crime Thriller, Police Procedural
Published by: Bo Brennan
Publication Date: January 14th 2017
Number of Pages: 422
ASIN: B01N63XJ8V
Series: A Detective India Kane & AJ Colt Crime Thriller
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The Wages of Sin by Bo Brennan is ONLY $0.99 through February 19th

Read an excerpt:

Monday, 5th March
Winchester
Her vision blurred as her gloved hands fumbled with the combination lock securing her bike. She swiped at her eyes, kidding herself it was the brightness of the morning making them run.
It wasn’t, it was self-pity.
She didn’t want to go back there, not today. The constant drunken comings and goings were becoming increasingly unnerving as more workers arrived. Naz had sympathised, but she couldn’t help. Couldn’t make it better, easier, or safer. With property prices high and funds low, she knew she should be grateful for a job and a home, but today she was struggling. Today she wanted more.
She wanted a life.
She wasn’t sure she could stand this one. Her breath caught in her throat as the emptiness and isolation she faced overwhelmed her.
The first one is the worst one,” Naz had said, hugging her as she tied the knitted scarf around her neck. “Be brave.”
She wanted to be brave, as brave as Naz, but she felt weak and lonely and lost. Discreetly dabbing her eyes with her new scarf, she took a furtive glance back at the building. Naz stood at the window, watching her. With a half-hearted smile, she dropped her backpack at her feet to fasten her bicycle helmet. Naz smiled back and pressed a hand to the glass. In the time it took to pick up her backpack and hook it over her shoulders, Naz had gone.
With a heavy, resigned sigh, she pushed her bike down the long shingle drive to the entrance gates. Once outside she propped the bike against the kerb and cautiously glanced up and down the quiet tree-lined avenue – almost jumped out of her skin when a car door slammed somewhere up ahead. Seeing a blue light poking up from the row of parked cars, she pressed herself into the shadow of a tall oak tree, heart stuttering in her chest.
Her eyes followed the police officer as he strolled across the road and let himself into a house.
he didn’t know a police officer lived there. She didn’t know she’d been holding her breath either, until it juddered from her body when the door shut behind him.
Hands trembling, she drew a deep, steadying breath, mounted her bike and set out for the short journey home.
Home. Memories stabbed at her heart and stung at her eyes.
She shook them away as she cycled onto the main road and into the safety of the crowded morning traffic, feeling her shoulders finally relax. Relaxation was dangerous. Naz said it would get her killed. The words echoed in her head, causing her body to tighten once more. Gritting her teeth, she pedalled harder. Kept her head down as she passed the last of the picturesque shop fronts adorned with nice things she’d never own, and concealing aisles she’d never browse. She hated this life. Wished so much that she could go back, back to before she knew. But now that she did know, back wasn’t an option. Her only option was forward. Her only option was to run.
At first, the angry chorus of blaring horns seemed normal background noise, the same as every Monday morning approaching the Winchester bottleneck. It was the sound of a high revving engine that had her glancing over her shoulder to glimpse a white van pushing aggressively through the traffic. Her mouth went dry.
A white van. There were probably millions of them, billions even.
It was probably nothing, just the bog standard enemy of regular road users trying to get ahead, but she never knew when or where they would come for her. And she knew what they’d done. Knew what they were capable of.
As a precaution, she bumped her bike out of the bus lane and onto the pavement, meandering slowly and carefully, wary of the pedestrians heading her way. Behind her she heard the prolonged guttural torque of an engine racing at breaking point. A split second later, a single heartbeat, her world span upside down in a silent slow motion strobe of black and white as she rotated endlessly past trees filtering sunlight.
This is it, she thought, spinning through the air. This is The End.
It wasn’t how she’d imagined it to be. And she’d imagined it a million times. Thought it would be painful. They’d promised it would be painful. They’d given her every graphic gory detail of how her end would be.
But it was nothing like they’d promised.
A serene sense of calm engulfed her as she closed her eyes and accepted her fate, her everlasting freedom.
Excerpt from The Wages of Sin by Bo Brennan. Copyright © 2017 by Bo Brennan. Reproduced with permission from Bo Brennan. All rights reserved.

Author Bio:

Bo Brennan is a 'Crime Thriller' writer who has lived and worked in various locations. None were exotic.
Bo's favourite past times are reading, writing, and eating. Unfortunately, the three combined do nothing for the waistline so moving about occasionally is a must.
Bo's debut novel, STEALING POWER, is the first in a series of chilling crime thrillers featuring British Detectives India Kane and AJ Colt.
BABY SNATCHERS is the second.
THE WAGES OF SIN is the third.
Bo’s books can be read in sequence or independently . . . but are probably best read with the lights on.

Catch Up With Bo on Goodreads, Twitter , & Facebook !

 

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Giveaway:

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

NOVA by Rebecca Yarros Giveaway


The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...


NOVA
The Renegades #2
Rebecca Yarros
Releasing February 20th, 2017
Entangled Embrace


The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...

He's Landon Rhodes.
The Renegade they call Nova.
Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.
Four-time X Games medalist—
Full-time heartbreaker.

They say a girl broke him once—
That's why he's so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.

But I'm that girl.
They can call me his curse all they want.
He and I both know the truth—
He's the one who destroyed me,
And I'm not the sucker who will let that happen again.

***NOVA can be read as a standalone***




Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, which includes Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What Is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for fifteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching Brat Pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.



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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Undead Must Die by Penny BroJacquie Interview & Giveaway





Floriana is a seemingly ordinary art student, until an exciting opportunity to study ancient Greek relics introduces her to long-held secrets and shockingly dangerous truths. 

Her life becomes altogether extraordinary when a seemingly benign morning excursion transforms into an agonizing race across Europe to save humanity. Soon, she must work against the clock to recreate an antidote to save mankind before nostalgic Nazi militias make good on their plan to create a legion of superhuman zombie-soldiers that will wreak havoc on mankind.

As the heir apparent to a family of masterminds, Floriana is the only one capable of thwarting their efforts, but first she’ll come face-to-face with black roses, presumptive killers, and mysterious sects.

With the fate of the world in her hands, can an inexperienced and clumsy art student create an antidote before it’s too late?

Find out in this adrenaline rushing, young adult thrill ride, chock full of espionage, conspiracy theories, spies, and zombies!


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Penny BroJacquie is a passionate writer, travel blogger, and life lover


After a long career working as a sports reporter for some of the largest media outlets in Greece, she decided that life is more beautiful when you work freelance.

In 2014 Penny published her first book, a travel guide called City Break In Athens. Her first published novella The Undead Must Die is Book 1 in The Order Of The Black Rose book series.

When she doesn't write, Penny pets her dogs, cooks new recipes, and takes photos. You'll find her somewhere in Europe enjoying a cup of coffee or watching a movie.




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Interview:





1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

“I have known I wanted to be a writer since I was a child. I don’t think it was really my choice—it’s in my genes. My maternal grandfather was an amateur playwright, and he used to write skits for a local theatre group.”

2. How long does it take you to write a book?

“Writing a book doesn’t actually take me more than about three months, but researching historical events, location scouting, and building a storyline may take me up to a year. There are so many historical references in my books, and action often takes place in multiple countries that I need to be familiar with before I can use them in my stories. For example, in The Order of the Black Rose, my heroes travel across the globe to save mankind from unscrupulous evildoers, so I had to read a bunch of travel guides and spend hours navigating Google Earth to render the setting their adventures take place with the greatest possible accuracy.

“The Undead Must Die, Episode One” took me one year to complete, while “The Undead Must Die, Episode Two” took me less than six months.”



3. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

“Unfortunately, I’m not that much of a schedule person, so I don’t follow a particular routine. I don’t write on a daily basis, but I do work on every new project every day until it’s published. I take longs walks tocontemplate, consider storyline construction, and fill plot holes.Even while I commute, I focus on building a storyline. However, the best ideas come either when I’m preparing myself to go in bed or when I wake up. I usually writefrom the afternoon to late at night,because that’s when I’m most productive.”



4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

“The telly is always on when I write. I feel that watching a TV show, a movie, or even the news triggers my creativity.”

5. How do books get published?

“Producing and selling an ebook is relatively easy. First you need a story that you'll love writing; you have to love the procedure of writing it. Than you need to hire the best editors and proofreaders you can afford. Having an awesome book cover is essential, and there are many professionals out there ready to offer their services. Formatting is the last action you have to take before hitting the "Publish" button on Amazon, Smashwords, Book Baby, Lulu, etc.”

6. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

“I love history. I draw inspiration from historical facts, which I love to blend with fictitious events and characters. Wikipedia is my best writing buddy.”

7. When did you write your first book and how old were you?

“You never ask a lady her age. LOL! Anyway, when I finished writing my first book,The Undead Must Die, Episode One, I was 42 years old. That was one year after I quit my daily job as a journalist in a media group so I could become a freelancer. Being a freelance journalist help me to make my own hours and focus on my creative projects.”

8. What do you like to do when you're not writing?

“Reading books, watching TV series or movies, petting my dogs, drinking coffee, creating handmade jewelry—that’s what I like to do on a daily basis. I also love travelling, taking photographs, and painting.”

9. What does your family think of your writing?

“My family has always been very supportive of whatever gets into my head. I have never been weird to them, maybe because they are all weirder than I am. So they believe in me as an author. I hope I won’t disappoint them.”

10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

“That I could self-publish. And that there would be people that would want to read my books.”



11. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

“I’ve published two books, which are both part of the same volume. The Undead Must Die, Episode One and The Undead Must Die, Episode Twoare about the same story, so it isn’t easy for me to decide which is my favourite. The book bundle The Undead Must Die, Episodes One & Two was published a few months ago and as book One in The Order of the Black Rose series.”



12. Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

“Read the booksat the top of the bestseller’s list in the genre that you’re more interested in. Take notes on how the authors of successful books build their storylines and what writing tricks they use. That will help you improve your writing style.”

13. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

“Actually I do and they say to me that my books are fast paced and they have an interesting plot. And that means the world to me.”



14. Do you like to create books for adults?

“Why not?”

15. What do you think makes a good story?

“To me, a good story is a story with an interesting storyline.”

16. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

“As a child I wanted to be a journalist, author and archaeologist. I didn’t become an archaeologist, but I’m planning to begin a new book series where the main heroes will be amateur archaeologists.”

17. What Would you like my readers to know?

“That I spend every moment of my life striving to come up with interesting stories that will help them take a break from the ugly reality we all live in.”


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