Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand Blog Tour!

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand

New Adult Paranormal Fantasy

The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.


Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.


Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…

 

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About the Author:

Author of Across the Galaxy, Whisper, and the Dirty Blood series. I write, read, and fuss at my kids. Oh, and I do laundry, lots of laundry. I’m pretty good at it, too. Sometimes I even read WHILE doing laundry – and fussing at my kids. I’m a multi-tasker.

For more information on my books, release dates, or just general stalker material, um, I mean FAN material, visit my website. www.heatherhildenbrand.blogspot.com. I love hearing from readers!

Likes and dislikes? I love vintage tees, hate socks with sandals, and if my house was on fire the one thing I’d grab is my Amazon Fire TV! (oh yeah, I’m a fan of puns.)

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My Review

My stalkee did really well with this one! I read this book in it’s original version, and now with the re-release I reread it. It’s, as Whisper says in this very book, “Indescribable” because awesome is not enough :) There’s such a wonderful story here. A girl, who is grieving beyond belief at the loss of her parents is struggling to get on with her life, until she actually saves a boy herself. I love her probably because of her love of animals. But She takes it a step above and rescues him then takes him home. LOL

Whisper and Dylan’s relationship and story will take you by surprise and completely captivate you. I think they healed each other. Dylan with his curse, needed to fix his past mistakes, and Whisper with her loss, needed to find a way to put herself back together. This story may be a little darker than some of her others, and though it’s a stand alone, and not a series, it’s still amazing. I can’t say how quite wonderful it really is! And though some people won’t understand, when you read this book, you may not get Whisper if you haven’t ever had that kind of loss in your own life. I have, twice, so I completely get her.

Dylan is quite amazing, as is Whisper, but in a different way. He has a calmness about his that mirrors Whispers anxiety and stress. And even with Treagan, I don’t know how Heather did it, but I ended up actually feeling for the bad guy. Seriously, you did so well with the characters and how well you developed them.

I will say that this is a fantastic book for anyone. Adult and young adult alike. There’s mystery, and romance, and action, and supernatural things. I must say, this is one fantastic book! 5 PAWS!!! PS Heather, you totally made me cry at the dedication and I think of Tyler often just as I think of you :) You are so brave!

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I wanna say thanks as always to my favorite lady, Ms Heather Hildenbrand! And to Mark My Words who’s done so many great things for Heather and Whisper! Happy reading and later gators! 

Fated Release Day Blitz w GIVEAWAY!!

The Fated
5 have come together to bring you a collection of five steamy new adult urban
fantasies about sacrifice, second chances, destiny and love against all odds.
With fan favorites from new adult and urban fantasy bestsellers Rachael Wade, Nikki Jefford, Stacey Marie Brown, Alyssa Rose Ivy and Heather Hildenbrand.

 

***Available for a LIMITED TIME only!***

Five full-length novels only 99 cents.

 

Amaranth by Rachael Wade – Camille moves to
Southern Louisiana to escape her abusive past, not expecting to fall in love
and plummet into the world of Amaranth, a place of exile for reformed vampires.

 My Review is HERE

Aurora Sky: Vampire
Hunter
by Nikki Jefford– Thanks to her rare blood type, Aurora’s forced to hunt vampires
in Alaska. Now Aurora’s only friends are groupies of the undead and the only
boy she can think about may very well be a vampire.
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My Review is HERE! 

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown – Ember has never
fit in. After she lands herself in a facility for troubled teens, she meets the
darkly mysterious and hot as hell, Eli Dragen who is keeping secrets that can’t
stay hidden much longer.
Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy – A summer in New Orleans
leads to a chance encounter with the infuriating yet alluring Levi. Allie finds herself at the center of a supernatural society
and forced to decide between following the path she has always trusted or
saving a city that might just save her.
Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand – Five months
after Whisper is released from the Skye View Wellness Center she stumbles upon an
unconscious boy at a bonfire party who holds the key to breaking her curse.
My Review of this package of books :)
An amazing set of 5 books, by 5 amazing authors that are all going to make you want so much more!! Amaranth by Rachael Wade is a very unique take on vampires who don’t want to be monsters. They want to live a normal life, with maybe just a little extra effort. This one is a well written tale that will keep you on your feet and have you yelling at the same time :)

Aurora Sky: Vampire – Hunter by Nikki Jefford
This is a story of a girl who has special blood, so when she almost died, the government decided to surgically repair her to make her a vampire hunter, without her knowledge. This is a very fun one, with a lot of action, and some really interesting characters. I definitely enjoyed this one!

Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown – I am completely obsessed with this series. This is one of the most unique stories, with excellent characters, wonderful surprises, lots of plot twists, and some amazing thoughtfulness when it comes to blowing your mind. I definitely say get this one!!!

Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy – Well now, I love Louisiana stories and this one is well done! This one also has a very surprising unique supernatural character with some really good plot twists, and a great set of characters. I also highly recommend this one if you’re looking for an adventure ride, and yes my pun is intended LOL

Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand – What can I say about my stalkee… This one is amazing. It’s a heartfelt, gripping, heart wrenching story, but it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read… EVER. I mean that. So, with that said, I recommend you pick this one up as well.

I give this whole package 5 PAWS, because every story has it’s own wonderful take on the supernatural and everyone has a destiny, which you can’t change fate! :)

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Tortured Soul Blog Tour w Giveaway!!

 

 Tortured Souls

The Orion Circle #1



Kimber Leigh Wheaton

YA Paranormal Romance

June 29. 2014

Sea Dragon Press



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Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option.

Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.

When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.

But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.

Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.


 
 
 

About the Author

 
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling
YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul
mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and
lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber
Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not
necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate
covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been
somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities
and states.



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My review
I have a new book I love and I can’t wait to read more!! This one is about a girl, maybe normal maybe not. Yeah, not lol! She can not only see ghosts, she can feel them and hear them. She has a rough start, but good friends that help her along the way. This definitely will grab you from the start. I think by the third sentence I was creeped out lol. It really is an interesting story with secrets, and mystery, and some horror but not bad, and romance, and friendship! Oh and lots of ghosts :) this one has a amazing feel to it and I say just jump on in :)

So Kacie can see ghosts, but her own family made her feel like it was her fault they were falling apart so she’s hid from it her whole life. And it’s tearing her apart. Until that night. She not only gets almost attacked by a bad ghost as a party but she’s saved by her crush. And her crush not only opens up a whole new world for her, he understands, and helps her. I love her innocence. She got so giddy because he was nice and chivalrous. And when he made her nervous she said funny things like,” forget butterflies, it’s a stampede of wildebeests running in there!” I liked that she was courageous. She learning about her abilities and how to use them. And when she gets hurt or terrified, she still doesn’t give up! And finally get the love and understanding from some of her family she deserved in the first place, all thanks to the very swoon worthy Logan!

Logan, sweet Logan! He’s a HAWT piece if I say so, but he’s the total package. Sweet, understanding, and he makes her feel equal! And I’m so glad he was there for Kacie when she needed.

Let’s also talk about side kicks :) Celia is her best friend, who is hilarious to me but still a good friend. And then she meets Rebecca and Michelle and raven and more from the circle. Along with Carl who’s also hilarious and Daniel whom I not quite sure on my take with him yet, though he seems to have taken the brotherly role for Kacie. Her own brother Gavin is quite interesting and made her family life better, until her dad finally gets his head out of his … Yeah that!

I loved the plot. It was so well written that I kept my nose glued to the pages for the whole book. Yep it’ll grab you from the start so maybe don’t start reading late at night as you’ll be awake until you finish :) and such a way to help the tortured souls. As the mysteries unfold you’ll think of every cold spot you’ve ever felt, and every time your hair stand, you’ll have a whole new look into things. I’m so glad I just built my house from scratch, of Daniel comes over, he’ll only see me and my doggies and kitties! :) and with that note, gimme book two really fast pretty please!!! 5 PAWS, as the ghosts can’t share their parts with me :)

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I really hope you guys check this one out!! I loved it and I can’t wait for more :) I also want to wish you all good luck on the giveaway! Also a HUGE THANK YOU to ms Kimber for being completely awesome about everything!! Seriously, I owe you for it and now I’ll stalk you till you gimme book two! :) Also, you ALMOST have as many animals as me, but I do actually live on a farm hahahaha :) and I freaking love your precious little papillon!! happy reading and later gators!! :)

The Day Human King Cover Reveal w Giveaway!

The Day Human King Cover Reveal! 

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(The Day Human Trilogy #2)

Tour giveaway: Signed paperback of The Day Human Prince

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Book Length: 200 pages (approximate)
Publisher: Lexia Press, LLC

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After he assumed the power of the late sidhe king, Devin thought the battle to protect Nessa and proceed with her coronation was over. Everyone feared him and he had the power to do anything in the sidhe world. He was wrong. As problem after problem arises, Nessa finds the path to the throne is not as simple as they thought. Formalities must be adhered to, preparations must be made, and between all of that, Devin and Nessa must decide what to do with an obviously pregnant Fiona, who will not name the father of her child. To make matters worse, the elite sidhe are still assassinating each other. No one in the palace is safe. Who is behind the latest deaths, and can the coronation actual occur with all the drama going on? Devin and Nessa’s road to power might be cut short if they can’t find the answers.

EXERPT

This is an exerpt from book one (The Day Human Prince):
“We need to dance our way out of here,” Devin replied quietly, still spinning them in circles. “Just follow my lead.”

Nessa wanted to ask more, but Devin dipped her down suddenly with one hand. Pulling her back up, his fist was pressed against her back and was now holding an arrow he grabbed from an assassination attempt. No one saw the invisible arrow, but Devin still held onto it. After a few more quick spins that didn’t allow Nessa to ask more questions, yet brought them five feet closer to the exit, Devin caught a second arrow from a different assassin. The first one was still waiting. Even the assassins didn’t see their own arrows. As they were within ten feet of leaving, Nessa finally protested.

“Devin, what is going on?” she asked, a bit winded from dancing.

‘Not now. I’m trying to save your life,’ Devin answered silently. Nessa’s eyes went big. She obviously hadn’t considered that she was in danger. ‘Now duck,’ he ordered.

Nessa instantly bent down and pretended to adjust the hem of her dress. Devin held out his empty hand to help her stand back up. She smiled and stood, though there was still hesitation in her eyes. She couldn’t see the arrows in his hand. Devin smiled back, and she relaxed a little. Nessa slipped her hands back to his shoulders, and Devin took the lead again, pulling her toward the exit on the opposite side of the room from their table.

‘Dinner, dance, and then done?’ Devin asked, reiterating that they were done. He didn’t expect any kind of protest, but he had to be sure that they fulfilled the role they were supposed to play.

“I have to tell them I’m leaving,” she replied quietly. Devin spun her again before answering.

Devin reached to grab the fourth arrow, but it turned around midflight and hit the assassin that had shot it. Devin didn’t even wait to see what would happen. The last one he had killed turned visible the moment he died. Devin was sure this one was slightly hidden, but would be found quickly enough. They didn’t have time to wait around for the real chaos to begin. Devin stopped dancing and grabbed Nessa’s hand in his free one to pull her the last few feet to the doorway. Nessa seemed about to protest again as Devin briefly stopped. A man standing by the doorway didn’t even notice them, but Devin knew he was the herald that announced their entrance earlier.

“The queen is tired and retiring to her room. She had a lovely time, please be sure to thank all who attended,” Devin told the man. He didn’t wait for a response, turning back to Nessa.

The herald’s eyes grew wide at being addressed by Devin, and even wider as he noticed Nessa by Devin’s side. He quickly bowed to Nessa before hurrying over to the stairs that lead out of the hall and to the vantage point overlooking the crowd. Devin and Nessa followed behind him. The herald turned to face the court attending the ball, and Devin continued to pull Nessa out of the dancing hall. They didn’t stop to listen to the man. When the assassins finally looked up from their weapons, Devin had Nessa out the door before the herald was finished talking, and before anyone could follow them.

“Devin we’re alone,” Nessa replied, out of breath. Devin pulled her down the hallway. Her dainty sidhe shoes clicked on the stone floor, but Devin didn’t stop.

“For now, but I don’t doubt they will follow. At least the three that were still standing when we left,” Devin commented, pulling her in the direction of her room, the only safe place in the palace since they had let sidhe assassins in.

“Assassins?” Nessa asked, horror lining her face.

“Yes, and unless we get back to your room now they will get another chance. I don’t mind my odds at three to one, but I don’t know if they will even fight me or just go for you. And since you can’t see them, I’d prefer you were somewhere safe,” Devin replied, turning and going down another hallway. “Shit,” Devin said quietly. He was scanning the hallways. Just then, he grabbed Nessa and pulled her with him into one of the lover’s alcoves.

“What?” Nessa asked as her eyes grew big, understanding where they were standing.

‘We need to hide and this was the best I could do,’ Devin replied mentally to Nessa.

He pulled her body up against his as he backed into the small space, and her big billowing skirt hid his day human jeans. Devin stood a good six inches taller than Nessa, and he knew his face had to be hidden also. The fuzzy outline of an assassin appeared down the hallway. Devin didn’t say a word to Nessa before he leaned down and kissed her.

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The Day Human Prince

(The Day Human Trilogy #1)

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Devin Alexander grew up as the only day human in a world surrounded by night humans who drank blood, sometimes his blood. He spent his life training toward one goal: the protection of one of those blood drinkers, Arianna Grace. But what is he supposed to do when the blue-eyed girl of the legends doesn’t need him anymore? What does his life mean then? How is a guy supposed to move on when the girl he has yearned over for a decade has chosen someone else?Before he can even start to figure out his new life without Arianna, Devin has to deal with another problem. He needs to take care of some unfinished business with a night human he has known for less than a month, but with whom he is magically bound.

Vanessa McKinny has promised that she knows a way to undo the spell she placed on Devin to save his life. Devin would do anything to break the bond to be free of her, even if it means traveling to the sidhe village, a place inhabited by a race of night humans that has not had a day human visitor in more than a hundred years. If he doesn’t want to get stuck, he must work with Nessa to find a way to break the bond. Only then can Devin have time to get back to finding his new goal in life, unless he discovers that his path lies with the sidhe.

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Originally from Wisconsin, B. Kristin currently resides in Ohio with her husband, two small children, and three cats. When not doing the mom thing of chasing kids, baking cookies, and playing outside, she is using her PhD in biology as a scientist. In her free time she is currently hard at work on multiple novels. Every day is a new writing adventure. She is a fan of all YA/NA fantasy and science fiction. 
 

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Don’t forget to enter to win book one in the giveaway! And though I hadn’t heard of this author before, I am now aware and I will be checking into all of her books. I think you should too :) Happy reading and later gators! 

Coral and Bone Review with Giveaway Surprise!

 

Hello everyone! Yes, I totally put the giveaway part first because I want to tell you about that right away. Right now, the author is offering to let you read her book in order to get more reviews. And if you post your review by the end date, you can enter to win the kindle just for reviewing a great book!! :) So now more blabber from me, I am going to just list the sign up form for those of you interested. Everyone else, scroll down so I can tell you how awesome this book is :) 

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Coral & Bone

 

Coral & Bone
by Tiffany Daune
Publication Date: July 7, 2014 
Genres: ParanormalYoung Adult 
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Synopsis

Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame. Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can’t help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.
 

About Tiffany Daune

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I write stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. When I’m not lost in Edit Land you can find me reading a book from my towering TBR pile or at the movie theater nibbling licorice. I don’t have a lucky number, but my favorite time is 11:11. I completely believe that the fortunes found inside cookies will come true and that you must be careful when wishing on stars. I live on an island, so if you want to visit you’ll need a boat, and if you want to survive the passage be sure to bring candy for the mermaids.
 
My Review
I love when I find new awesome books that are this exciting. I was completely captivated from the first moment. This is a beautiful new world created with mermaids and sirens, and no my friends, there are NOT the same thing. And Then you throw a little magic in the mix and you have a magnificent new story.

Halen is our main character. She’s a teenage girl, who has a special ability, except she thinks it’s a curse, and is just looking to keep herself sane and in one piece while trying to finish high school. She has a fire inside her, literally, and some very interesting things happen when she is in trouble in some sort. And boy will she learn just how many lies everyone’s fed her all these years. She is accidentally caught by mermaids while being chased in the water, but saved by Sirens. Oh and then does things get way outa hand for Halen from here. She is a strong girl, but sometimes, when too many things are thrown at you, everyone has a breakig point. I am so impressed because I don’t think I’ve seen hers yet. She is a wonderful main character that has so many things to deal with and yet she is willing to risk herself to help everyone else.

There are several characters I absolutely loved. Yes, there’s a hot guy. And a very different, but awesome best friend. And some interesting other supernatural beings that are miraculous. Instead of giving away a bunch of spoilers and talking about all their crazy decisions they’ve made, or lies they’ve told to protect Halen, just know that you’ll fall in love with them regardless of good and bad decisions they made. And now, for the plot, you will be completely thrown with the twists that continually come out of the woodworks. LOL I must say, this one is completely unpredictable, and it’s so unique and amazing and you’ll just love this one!

The world building is spectacular. You really would be amazed with how well things are described and how beautiful it all seems. I cannot wait until book two, like I am dying to see what’s going happen with all of these new plot twists that got thrown into Halen’s life. Well, let me just say, you gotta read book one to make sure everyone makes it to get to book two. So now, all I can say is read this one. Be Prepared for all the awesomeness that’s going to be thrown your way. 5 PAWS!! Or maybe I should say 5 FINS :)

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I wanna thank IndieSage and Ms Tiffany for letting me read this one! I loved it and I can’t wait for more! I also want to remind you guys that you can read to review, click the giveaway photo at the top or the link! Good Luck!! Happy reading and later gators!!!
 

Happy Book birthday Unabridged w Sale!

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Unabridged

 

Ironically, it all starts with a popular book about BDSM. When Angelina Jameson steps into her boss’s office armed with an acid article about ‘Billionaires, BDSM and Blah-blah-blah’, she thinks her career will take off. But her career aspirations drop into second place when she finds herself face to face with her nemesis.
Blade Spencer is the new editor-in-chief of Unabridged—the literary magazine where his ex-lover Angelina works. For three years, since she fled small town Jamestown without a word of explanation, they haven’t heard from one another. Now, when they meet again, the past and all the feelings they once had between them come rushing back, making them realize their love has never died. But can they reconcile their new circumstances and the changes that have occurred during the three years they were apart? Neither is the person the other used to know.
Then there is the faceless shadow who hunts them from the dark, driven by obsession and greed…

*This book contains strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

Dear Reader,

I always like to surprise you, to experiment with words and genres whenever I write a new love story.

With Unabridged I decided to try my hand at Romantic Comedy, and the result is a chicklit hybrid abunding in humor, but which doesn’t lack introspection.

Personally I adore this story, not only because of the mega-sexy hero, Blade Spencer, but also because of the hillarious incisiveness of some of the more spicy theories of Angelina’s, and of the mysterious character Zorro Kalashnikov. You may not agree with their opinions, but I’m sure you won’t be able to resist their charm. And if you don’t share their views regarding ‘BDSM, Billionaires&Blah-blah-blah’, please remember this is just fiction.

Enjoy! 

Fondly,

Melinda

Chapter One Excerpt

Ironically, it was E.L. James’s Fifty Shades that started everything.

I strolled to my office building—located in a skyscraper in downtown Seattle—at ten a.m. holding my briefcase, which sheltered the precious article I thought would make my career. When I first got the idea, it occurred to me I’d probably make enemies for life by mocking the subject treated in said book, which seems to have more partisans than the Bible. But I waved that thought away. I have the right to express my opinion freely and to hell with anybody who doesn’t share it. After all, it’s a free country, right?

I hoped Howie would share my views, and as a plan B I had prepared an entire speech on why this article should appear in Unabridged—the literary magazine I work for. Howie Stewart is my boss, a fact that never fails to annoy us both. He’s a small, paunchy man with shoulders forever sprinkled with dandruff, and bad breath. The only reason he hired me is because I have excellent writing skills and useful connections all over the city and beyond. That doesn’t diminish our mutual dislike for each other or his opinion of me—which is that I’m an overachieving overly-feminist hunting his job.

Well, it is true, up to a point. I don’t want his job. Being editor-in-chief isn’t my life’s dream at the moment. I’m contented with being a simple editor, because that gives me the chance to make my own schedule most of the time and freelance whenever I have something interesting to pursue.

I glided through the glass doors and headed straight to the elevators, miraculously finding one that was empty. I pressed the button for the seventh floor, then turned to study my reflection in the sideway mirror. My black smart business suit had absolutely no wrinkles, and combined with the magically deceiving powers of a class A pushup bra, made me look like a bombshell. My rather ordinary light-brown-dark-blonde hair has finally grown past my shoulders. The temptation to dye it is still strong, but I keep it under control by repeatedly remembering my last attempt to add blonde streaks at home. That resulted in smoke literally coming out of my head and a very short haircut—enough to keep me satisfied with its natural color and currently healthy appearance.

My eyes are green, but most people mistake them for blue, especially when I use dark-brown eye shadow, like this morning. All in all, at twenty-five I don’t look half bad, if I do say so myself. My nose is a bit long and my chin is a tad pointy, but I have nice lips and white non-bleached teeth to compensate for that.

When the elevator doors opened, I took a deep breath and headed straight to Howie’s office, not giving myself time to reconsider approaching him. Isabelle—my coworker and best friend—had left her office door ajar. I could see her on the phone through the crack—a tiny, 5 feet frame of curly, blonde cuteness—but I didn’t pause to say hi. I continued down the hall to Howie’s office and stopped right in front of the door.

I cleared my throat, took another cleavage-expanding breath and knocked twice. Without waiting for a reply, I burst in and said, in a sing-song voice, “You’re gonna love me!”

“I did, once.”

 About the Author

Melinda De Ross

Not long ago, to my surprised delight, somebody described me as being “charming, witty, supremely talented and dangerously fun”. I don’t know how accurate this description is, but I’m curious if the readers will find some of these features reflected in my writing. Speaking of my writing, I must mention that living in Romania – which is considered a projection of the enigmatic and much controversial Shambala, the supposed spiritual center of the Earth – is quite a source of inspiration. I have a native inclination to the occult and paranormal, to mystery and philosophy. The woman in me is a romantic and sensual creature. All these considered, I could describe my writing as being captivating, intriguing, sensual in places and, on the whole, a surreal experience. Enjoy!

My contact links:

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https://www.facebook.com/ancamelinda.

Hereditary Freebie Book Blast!!

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It’s release day for HEREDITARY!

This means a chance to celebrate.

Because HEREDITARY is a FREEEEEEE Holloway Pack short story, which means you can go grab your copy now and not have to pay a penny.

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And if you’ve yet to read the Holloway Pack series? Fear not, because HEREDITARY can be read just as easily as a standalone. So, you, too, can go grab your copy now.

Here’s what it’s all about:

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The trouble with one-night stands: you never know who—or what—you’re sleeping with.

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Being a parent isn’t an easy ride. Even more so for single mum Shelley Lewis.

When her thirteen year old son’s hormones kick in, she’s faced with his immense growth, insane sweat, and ridiculous hairiness, not to mention all the normal teenage issues.

Discovering her only son isn’t human on top of those is the shock of a lifetime, and Shelley knows she’s the only one to blame.

It may be too late to save her son from her mistakes, but she can still try to save Gabe from himself.

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For fans of J.A. Belfield’s Holloway Pack series, Hereditary is a look back at the origins for characters met in Resonance.

Release Date: August 13th 2014

Grab your copy!

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But before you vanish, be sure to enter below in the celebratory giveaway to win a pair of signed Caged bookmarks ….

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Hey, maybe you can use it to add MORE Holloway Pack to your eReader. ;)

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Enter to win a $10 GC here!

 

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My Review

I gotta tell you a little something…. I will not be doing a normal review, because this isn’t your normal novel. This is a novel in Shelley’s, Gabe’s mom, point of view, except it’s the telling of how she had no idea what was happening to her sweet son, and how some crazy changes have made her life a little more complicated. So, with that, I will say just read it. It’s written so well, you’ll think you’re talking to her, and watching her tear up when she talks about Gabe’s pain. And it’ll give you an insight to how things were before his change verses after his change.

Plus, you also get to meet Mia for the first time, and you learn that Shelley has family I didn’t know she had. You also get to see how the change not only changes Gabe’s mentality, but his physical and mental appearances as well. I think it’s cute when he acts a little like a dog sometimes. :) Don’t tell any of those Holloway boys I said that! Seriously, just read it :) it’s worth it! 5 PAWS! 

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Good luck everyone and happy readings!! ;) 

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There comes a defining moment in every young person’s life that irrevocably shifts their point of view. For a new teacher who still compares herself to her students, it’s a missing girl and a false accusation that could cost her more than her career. For a young man who settles into a rut that not even his broken marriage can pull him out of, it’s a drifter’s gun to his head. For an idealistic college student, it’s her parents’ divorce pulling back the curtain on who they really are, shattering everything she thought she knew about love. And for a recovering addict who’s not ready to change, it might just be an unhappy ending to her illicit affair.

In Perception, discover five captivating stories that explore what it means to be a new adult.

Perception, a New Adult anthology is coming 9/10/14

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Happy Book Birthday Keeper vs Reaper!! w Giveaway!

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I love this author and I am so thrilled that I get to spotlight her newest release!! And I happen to get luck because this amazon links came up a few hours early, so I’ve also purchased this little package of awesomeness! :) Now, let me show you the goodies so I can tell you about this spectacular giveaway!! 

Keeper vs. Reaper

Keeper vs. Reaper

Graveyard Guardians

Book 1

Jennifer Malone Wright

Genre: New Adult / Paranormal 18+

Publisher: Jennifer Malone Wright

Date of Publication: August 12th 2014

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Cover Artist: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design and Photography

Book Description:

When her father died, Lucy Mae Estmond inherited the family business. She has known all of her life that she would be in line to watch over the souls of the recently passed, keeping them safe from the Reapers.

The soul eating Reapers have been a plague upon the Earth, stealing souls and leaving the Keepers as the only thing that stands between Heaven and Hell. The factions despise each other and have warred for generations.

Then Lucy discovers an ancient legend predicting the arrival of the Chosen One, destined to bring forth an end to the Reapers. The surprises continue when she realizes she is that person. For Lucy, being the Chosen One doesn’t change much. Fighting Reapers is just another day in the life of a Keeper.

When she meets Jack Walker, they both realize they have an insane, mutual attraction. Too bad that he’s been sent to prevent the prophecy from coming true.

His only mission: to kill the Chosen One. 

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Long Excerpt:

Inch by painstaking inch, the casket sank lower into the freshly churned earth.

The scent of lilacs floated on the breeze, along with the heavy stench of perfume and cologne, reminding Lucy of the fragrance aisle in a department store.

Lucy stood beside the grave, dressed in a modest royal blue sundress. She had chosen it specifically because her father always said the color looked the best against her hair, which was a mix of reddish brown that shone burgundy in the sunlight.

Tilting her head up, Lucy looked through the canopy of the aging oak trees that were scattered throughout the cemetery. The breeze shifted the branches, causing a few of the leaves to pull free and flutter off into the wind. There were almost no clouds in sky, allowing the sun to shine down over the funeral.

Her brothers and sisters surrounded the open grave opposite of her. All six of them also wore something fitting for a funeral, but nothing depressing enough to send their father into a rage in his afterlife.

Smiling, Lucy remembered the argument she and her father had during his last moments. “Lucy!” he had shouted at her. “Don’t you dare let them bury me in a suit. I am not going to spend eternity in a stuffy ass business suit. Make sure I’m wearing my khaki shorts and a Hawaiian shirt because I’m going on the vacation of a lifetime.”

That was toward the end, when the cancer was so bad that her dad spent most of his time in bed, moaning about how he should be up and about doing something. They both knew that the end was near, but Lucy had cried only in private. Her father wanted her to be happy he was moving on to the next life, but she couldn’t understand in what way, shape or form, his dying was a good thing.

So she shed her tears alone in her room until there were no more left to cry.

The fog of the memory lifted from Lucy’s mind and she looked across the grave at her brothers and sisters. The entire brood of Estmond siblings were born with the same color hair as Lucy had been blessed with. Each of them, as well as Lucy and Ethan, held a white rose in one hand. Later, before the grave was sealed, they would each take a turn throwing one down onto the casket, as a symbol of their wish for their father’s peaceful journey into the afterlife.

Just behind her brothers and sisters stood the mourners who came to pay their last respects. Most of them were town’s people whom they had grown up with, except for one group who stood close together, most of them around her father’s age. These were the Keepers whom her family had been closest to over the years. She could see Gloria and Edward White, the Keepers from one of the Napa Valley graveyards standing solemnly beside Ellen and Stanly Evans, who worked in the hospital in Santa Rosa. There were several other Keepers surrounding them who she recognized and made a note to speak to them later.

Beyond them, further out into the trees, the spirits began to show themselves. They appeared in the form of their human bodies, a bit transparent, but solid for the most part. It was harder to see in the daylight, but their misty blue auras swirled around them, helping form the solidity of their bodies.

The spirits were fascinated by funerals. When Lucy was little she used to think that they wanted to say goodbye to someone, but really it was because there wasn’t much else to do in a graveyard except talk to each other and attend burials.

Pastor Brown spoke solemnly, saying kind words and telling her father’s life story. Inwardly, Lucy cursed her father for choosing Pastor Brown, a man who had not known her father and she was sure didn’t give a flying fuck about him either. Her father hadn’t set foot in church since he was a child. Not because he didn’t believe in God, he just didn’t believe in organized religion.

Sensing her tension, Ethan squeezed her hand reassuringly. Turning to her left she looked up and met her best friend’s eyes through the tint of his sunglasses. Even through the dark lenses she could see the sorrow in his eyes. He had loved her father too, just as much as any one of the Estmond clan. In response, she squeezed his hand back and then turned back to stare at the grave again.

“And now, Lucy Mae, Gregory’s youngest child, will say a few words about her father.”  The preacher cleared his throat, signaling to Lucy that it was time.

Lucy had no tears staining her face. She had cried all those tears long before the day of the funeral. Again, Ethan gave her hand a gentle squeeze and then released her so that she could reach down and withdraw the folded piece of yellow legal paper out of her miniscule handbag.

As Lucy unfolded the paper she felt like it was taking an eternity.

This day is never going to end.

Finally, the paper was open in front of her and she began.

“I know that this speech is going to sound like the speeches given for so many others who have passed on. But, when someone we love dies, we all feel pretty much the same way … so here it goes. My father, Gregory Estmond, was the best person I’ve ever known. Today, we stand here, not to mourn him, but to celebrate him. He didn’t want any one of us to be sad that he was gone. Because … he isn’t gone. He will always be with us. For those of us who spent each day with him, his teachings and his love will always be with us. He taught us love, he taught us respect, he taught us of our family heritage, and he taught us how to live.

“For those who are acquaintances of my father, you may have met him only once and you are here because he impacted you in some way.”

A few nods came from the crowd.

Lucy continued. “He had that effect on people because he had a genuine love and respect for human life. Which is not something all of us can say we have. He treated everyone the same, with kindness. 

“Because my father had cancer, he knew that this day was coming and he had time to prepare for it. We had many discussions and the one thing he consistently told me was to embrace life. He didn’t say this because he was dying, it was his mantra. This man lived every day of his life like it may be his last. He didn’t wait until he was dying to find the beauty in this world or the people in it. He was always this way.

“Remember my father, not with sadness, but with the memories he left behind. Remember him with love, with laughter and knowing that he is exactly where he wants to be.”

Lucy stepped back, reaching out for Ethan to grasp her hand once again. She eyed her siblings, none of them were crying either. Daniel, the second oldest son, reached into his gray trench coat and pulled out a silver flask. Lucy sighed and watched as her brother didn’t even try to hide it and took a long pull of the whiskey she knew was inside.

Sadly, as inappropriate as her brother was being, she couldn’t help but wish she could take a giant swig off that flask too.

It’s almost over.

“Would anyone else like to say a few words?” Pastor Brown offered.

Sherriff Davis stepped forward, he had his Stetson clutched in one hand and hitched up his gun belt with the other. As always he was wearing his uniform. The Sheriff and her father had been pretty close … well, as close as a Keeper can get to someone without that someone thinking that they are out of their mind.

“I’d like to, if that’s all right.” The Sheriff looked down into the grave before his eyes swept across the crowd of mourners. Finally his eyes met Lucy’s and she flashed him a smile meant to encourage him to proceed.

“Greg was my friend … and an old grump like me doesn’t have many friends. Greg knew a lot of people in this town, but I feel damn sorry for anyone who lives here and never had the chance to meet him. No one, aside from my own wife, Darcy, could make me laugh like Greg could. He was loyal and respectful, even if he was a bull shitter. Good grief that man liked to tell stories. Also, any man who can raise a brood of children by himself and manage to keep them all out of jail is a good man in my book.”

Lucy could have sworn that she heard Principal Robertson blow air between his lips like he was blowing a raspberry. A few people looked his way and then back at Sheriff Davis.

“That is all I got.” Sheriff Davis stepped back into the crowd.

Evelynn Andrews, the librarian at the Summer Hollow library, raised her hand slightly. She was about seventy years old, but didn’t look a day over fifty five. Lucy hoped she would age that well as the years progressed.

Evelynn pushed her glasses up her nose and closed her eyes for a moment before she began to speak. “I don’t think I can say much more about how wonderful Gregory was, but I wanted to make sure to pay my respects by voicing them. I’ve known the Estmond family all the way back to when Kathleen was still alive, as far back as when she and Greg were high school sweethearts. No one, could have been a better father to these children. Sure, they have caused a fair amount of ruckus over the years, but he did it all on his own and they are educated, mostly well behaved.”

She paused to glance at Daniel who had decided that moment would be appropriate for another pull from his flask. “And above all, Greg gave these children a sense of loyalty. Anyone who knows these kids knows that if you mess with one, you get the whole bunch of them.”

A few people giggled, even Lucy, knowing how true that statement really was.

“This may not seem like a good thing in retrospect, but a family who stays together so closely is a rare thing these days. It is to be cherished. Greg gave them this sense of family and that is something to be proud of.” As she finished, she closed her eyes again looked Pastor Brown.

“Would anyone else like to speak?” Pastor Brown addressed the crowd of mourners.

Unexpectedly, Ethan released Lucy’s hand and raised it up a little bit. “I need to say something.”

Pastor Brown nodded and held his hand out beside him. Ethan moved over to the other side of Lucy beside the pastor. “There are very few people here who don’t know who I am.” Ethan began. “Gregory Estmond took me under his wing a long time ago, when Lucy and I were both very little. My parents, who have moved away now…”

He paused and took a breath, pondering if he should let out the deep dark family secrets. Well, secrets that the whole town knew anyway. That was how small towns worked.

“They were, drug addicts and alcoholics who barely took care of me. Greg came by the house one day to see my parents for some reason and what he found was a little boy locked in his room with no food or water and his parents passed out in their bedroom surrounded by drugs and trash. The story is a long one, a long sad story. But it ended with Greg and the rest of the Estmonds making sure I always had a place to go, that I always had food. Greg even went so far as to pay me for making good grades, just to give me incentive to do well in school.”

Lucy grimaced as he told the story, hating Ethan’s parents for what they did to him. Ethan had conveniently left out the part about how her father had beat the ever living snot out of Ethan’s dad that day he found him locked up in his room half starved. It was hard to believe Ethan’s parents came from a Keeper line, but sadly, not all Keepers were immune to addiction. Keepers were human, just like everyone else.

Ethan scanned the crowd through his glasses. “No one, except for maybe the Estmond kids, owes more, or loves that man, more than I do. He saved me and I will never forget that. I hope that none of you ever forget that either.”

Ethan lowered his head and hurried back to Lucy. She immediately took his hand again, knowing how hard it must have been for him to say all that in front of everyone. He never spoke about his parents. They moved away when he was fourteen and left him alone in the house. After that he came to live with the Estmonds for good. She and Ethan were friends long before the incident at Ethan’s house, but after he came to live with them, they were inseparable.

Pastor Brown closed up the ceremony with a prayer and then the bagpipes started on Amazing Grace. Lucy stepped forward with Ethan’s hand firmly in her grasp and looked down into the dark, deep hole where her father’s body would spend eternity. Luckily, she knew better than most that his soul would not remain in that body.

She held the white rose firmly over the grave. “I wish you peaceful passage.” She released the rose and it drifted down into the depths of the hole. “I love you, Daddy.”

Ethan mimicked her actions, familiar with the meaning of the ceremony from the many deaths of Keepers past. Her siblings had moved into a line directly behind her and Ethan, tossing their roses in as well.

The other mourners milled about, giving Lucy and the family some time before they headed over to her house for the wake. She caught sight of Gloria and Ellen chatting beside the giant wreath of flowers with her father’s picture inside. She wandered over to say hello. “Gloria, Ellen, it’s been so long since I’ve seen you.”

Gloria smiled, as did Ellen. “Yes dear,” Gloria greeted her. “It has been some time. I’m sorry we couldn’t make it sooner.”

“Or under better circumstances.” Ellen added.

Lucy nodded. “Well, I’m just glad that you could make it here now. I’m sure my father would be happy that you are here now.”

Gloria and Ellen nodded, they made a bit more small talk and then Ethan appeared beside her. “I think we had better get over to the house now.” He whispered just loudly enough for the older ladies to hear.

“Oh,” Lucy checked her watch deliberately. “You are absolutely right. I’m sorry ladies, I need to get some things ready over at the house.”

Gloria smiled again, a loving gentle smile of someone she had known her entire life. “You go on dear, we will see you over there.”

With a quick ‘see you later,’ Lucy backed away and then turned to join hands with Ethan again. “Thanks for saving me. I didn’t really want to talk to them, but I had to make sure to say hello to them.”

“You doing all right?” Ethan asked, rubbing the back of her hand with his thumb.

Lucy nodded. “I’m fine.” She turned her head to try and see his eyes through the dark tint of his glasses. “How bout you. Are you all right?”

He twisted his lip up a little and she knew he was giving slight eye roll. “I’ll survive. I just miss him and all this,” he gestured to the crowd, “actually makes it harder.”

She nodded again. “I know what you mean. I feel the same way.” Her gaze strayed from the grave and focused on her house. Their home sat on the edge of the cemetery, separated from the dead by a white picket fence and about thirty yards of grass. The yellow farmhouse had been in their family for several generations, and now it was hers, as was the family business.

“Let’s head over.”

She nodded. Of course they had to get to the house. But, it wouldn’t be for relaxing. There was food to get out and serve. People would come up to her and tell her how sorry they were for her loss, or how much her father meant to them, or some awesome memory they had of him. It was going to be a very long afternoon.

Almost over, she told herself again. Almost over.

About the Author:

 Jennifer Malone Wright

Jennifer Malone Wright is best known for her short story series, The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter. Other works include the follow up to The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter series called The Arcadia Falls Chronicles and her vampire novel called The Birth of Jaiden. Jennifer also co-authors a series called Once Upon A Zombie Apocalypse.

She resides in the beautiful mountains of northern Idaho with her husband and five children where she practices preparing for the zombie apocalypse. Just kidding!

But seriously, between the craziness of taking care of her children, Jennifer has little time left for herself. The time she does have left, usually leading far into the night, is spent working on her beloved fiction or chatting with her equally crazy friends.

Jennifer also loves coffee, has a passionate affair with red bull, wishes the sushi were better where she lives and dances while she cleans.

Website: www.jenniferwrightauthor.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thevampirehuntersdaughter

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jennichad217

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4824985.Jennifer_Malone_Wright

 GIVEAWAY!!

Details for the Keeper vs. Reaper pre-order giveaway

-Entries will be accepted until September 1st.

- Winner will be chosen on Sept 5th.

-To qualify for the B&B stay you must live in the United States.

-You must be 21 years of age to enter and winner must be able to verify their age.

- Date of B&B stay is February 2015. The actual date will set by Jack and Lucy who will discuss it with the winner to see which days would be best for them.

- The custom wine and chocolate will be waiting for the lucky winner at the B&B

- The only items covered in this win are the cost of ONE night stay in the bed & breakfast, the wine and the chocolate, which will be waiting for the winner at the B&B when they arrive. Winner is responsible for getting to the location, spending money, meals, ect.

-Winner is responsible for any damages or incurred costs during their stay at the B&B.

How to Enter

To make this super easy, we are just going to do a rafflecopter, so click the link to enter. Again, I am going to state that you must be 21 years of age to enter and winner must be able to verify their age.

There are several ways to enter, however one is to pre order or purchase (after release on Aug 12th) Keeper vs. Reaper. Unfortunately, there is no pre-order for Amazon, but the iTunes / iBooks app and the Nook app are free to download. These apps can be used on devices like tablets, phones, and computers.

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Now for those of you not 21, but still want to enter to win, you could win a copy on goodreads HERE!! –>> https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/enter_choose_address/97374-keeper-vs-reaper

Dude, tell me you aren’t totally pumped to enter to win a mini vacation! Yes, sadly, I am not strong enough to withstand not entering. LOL Usually, I don’t enter giveaways that I am a part of the tour for, but I broke my own rules for this one, LOL Who wouldn’t :) So, now, go, go, go and enter, of course if you are 21 and a US resident of course :) GOOD LUCK! And as always Happy reading and later gators! 

Freeing Her Blog Tour w Giveaway!

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Ms A, as I like to call her, is a wonderful writer and a friend, so I just HAD to show you guys some goodies! Her newest book just came out a few days ago, and today I get to be the special kid who shows you some yummies, seriously just wait until I show what I got!! So, here we go… PS… MS ANNE!!! I’m so excited for you!!! :) LOL 

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About Freeing Her

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Freeing-Her-Hart-Brothers-Novel-ebook/dp/B00MG14B38/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1407273615&sr=8-22&keywords=A+M+Hargrove

• This novel contains mature content and it not intended for younger readers.

This is the beginning of a story… the story of two people who were meant to be together. Why? Because unknown to them, they shared terrifying pasts and the cruel circumstances of their births doomed both of them to a life of hell.

Two strangers … one night … one accidental meeting that changed their lives forever.

Gabriella Martinelli, Manhattan psychiatrist had only one goal in life—to help abuse victims avoid the horrors she’d experienced herself. She worked late, volunteered, and donated her services to anyone who needed them. Life was good … until her nightmare resurfaced. He found her, and began stalking her, and she knew he wouldn’t stop until he destroyed every ragged piece of her.

Kolson Hart, Manhattan’s most eligible bachelor, was ruled by his dark past. He liked control, from the boardroom to the bedroom and didn’t care to be involved with someone whose life was just as screwed up as his was. But one look at Gabriella short-circuited everything. Want … desire … need … will sometimes drive a man to do things he swore he never would.

He freed her from a life of fear … When he couldn’t even save himself.

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Dreamcast for Freeing Her

So… my usual go to star for any character I write is Chris Hemsworth because he is so drool-worthy that it’s impossible for me not to think about him when I write. But when I penned Freeing Her, for some odd reason, I had some other hot dude on my mind. And it wasn’t anyone I had seen before. I sort of conjured up this figure of awesomeness so when it came time to pick a dreamcast, I was running around freaking out thinking, “WhatthehellamIgonnadoooooo?????”

So, I did what all sneaky authors do. I posted an SOS on my street team page … a desperate plea for help. And I was rewarded with all kinds of stupendous hawtness, covering the page from top to bottom, making my body tingle and my upper lip sweat.

But then I thought, “WAIT!!!! There are too many! I can’t choose from these! They’re all PERFECT! Now WhatthehellamIgonnadoooooo????”

Well, I’ll tell you what I did. I put it out, once again to my trusty street team, to vote. And, voila, here’s what they chose.

  1. …………

The choice for Kolson Hart is:

Stephen Amell

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And now for the role of Gabriella Martinelli. For some reason, the choice for her wasn’t as difficult. She was the perfect fit, but again, I needed my street team. When it came to picking the perfect one—that one that would fit, I drew a blank. So I threw it out to them and they threw Ashley right back to me and I was—OH MY GOD. PERFECT!!! I wrote Gabriella to match her.

And now …

  1. … Ashley Greene

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As for the secondary characters, I’ll just let you use your imaginations. Now I hope when you read Freeing Her and Freeing Him, you see Stephen and Ashley as the perfect couple for Kolson and Gabriella! Happy reading.

AM Hargrove Bio:

A.M. Hargrove

PastedGraphic-11One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn’t do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove’s career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent), Dark Waltz, Tragically Flawed, Tragic Desires, and Exquisite Betrayal.

Other than being in love with being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.

(If you’re wondering, it didn’t happen EXACTLY that way, but….)

You can also find her on Goodreads as Emerson St. Clair. Her novella series, Dirty Nights, is available and those are a little dark, a little erotic and a lot sexy!

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GIVEAWAY!! 

There’s a gift card, a paperback and an ecopy up for grabs, so I think you should go!

Enter A.M.’s giveaway!!
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I am so excited to share this with you guys! Ms A, a major congrats for another wonderful book release for you!! And to you guys, GOOD LUCK!! Happy reading and later gators!! 

 

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