Saturday, 21 October 2017

Monster Mash Countdown Blitz! Chasing Shadows






Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty books. The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.



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Someone has decided to become the moral compass for the women in town, and now they're turning up dead. It will be up to Detective Lacy Pratt to find their killer before her relationship with Declan Matthews, brother to one of the victims, marks her as a target.



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He could already see the steely-eyed look she was giving him as she parked and climbed from the car.
Resting her arms on the top of the car, she looked up at him. “What are you doing on my steps?”
“Waiting for you. We had a family dinner at my parents’ house, but you were working. So my mom sent leftovers for you.”
She drummed her fingers on the roof of the car. “What did she send?”
“Get up here and find out.”
Lacy hesitated for a moment before closing the car door and walking toward him. “Did she send flowers too?”
“Nope, that’s all me. I get credit for being sappy.”
“Flowers die, Matthews.”
“They sure do. But for a while they give off joy. I thought you could use some joy,” he said, noticing that her face twitched as if she wanted to smile, but it would have been out of character for her.
Picking the bag up from the step, she moved to the door and pushed it open.
“You don’t lock your door?” He wasn’t sure if that was a scolding or sheer amazement for what he considered stupidity.

“Sucks that you’ve been sitting out here this whole time when you could have been inside where it’s nice and I have a wide selection of TV channels.”



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Friday, 20 October 2017

Monster Mash Countdown Blitz! Kate Empowered





"Cindy M. Hogan is a bestselling author of young adult suspense and action and adventure novels that always have a dash of clean romance. After her first series, The Watched Series, skyrocketed her to number one, she hasn’t let up and now has over 20 novels to her name.

She’s always on the move and never sits down to write, instead she walks and talks into a recorder and lets her computer transcribe her words. If she isn’t writing or editing, she’s teaching, gardening or doing crafts. You’ll always find her listening to an audiobook while working in her park-like yard, cooking or baking something delicious. She dreams to someday have a German style bakery with a cute to-go window for Gelato.

Cindy loves to create and her most prized creation is her two amazing daughters, and she secretly wishes they were teenagers again. She loves to be home, but her husband is a die-hard traveler and takes her family around the world. During her travels, she finds an endless supply of story ideas, characters and settings, walking away with either a suntan or jetlag.

Her contagious laughter is the cure to almost anything. To read a novel of hers is to see a piece of Cindy, as she puts her all into every novel she writes.

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The Mafia has a stranglehold on everything Kate loves, and Kate is determined to end it. First they claimed her father, then destroyed her mother. The guy Kate cares for most is as much a prisoner as the family who raised her. And now, after all she’s lost, the Mafia wants to recruit her. But Kate has had enough. As long as the Mafia exists, she and her loved ones will live and die in fear, cowering under a dark, all-encompassing power. That leaves Kate with little choice. With the help of her Mafia-boss grandmother and a desperate wish for freedom, Kate must risk everyone she loves—and everything she is—to become the weapon that will take the Mafia down once and for all. If you like thought provoking, action-filled novels, you will love the latest action/adventure hit Kate Empowered by Cindy M. Hogan. Buy Kate Empowered to continue the addicting Code of Silence Series and enter the chilling and gripping world of the Mafia


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Q&A With the Author:

1.       When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author? 
Oh, my heck! I was minding my own business teaching when I had the most AWESOME dream! It was so vivid and clear and there was something about it that shifted my world. I knew the dream was important, but I didn't know exactly why. At first, I thought it was supposed to be a movie, but when no one could direct me to a movie producer, I decided just to write the dream down so that when I ran into a movie producer, I could give the idea to him. I started writing and bam! I couldn't stop. That was it, I was an author.

2.       Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it? 
Three actually. I just handed in the next Christy spy novel to my editor. I'm so excited about it. I'm still looking for a title...any ideas. It comes out in November. While that's with my editor, I'm working on Kate Empowered (Code of Silence Series #4) the exciting, fourth and final book staring Kate Hamilton and the mafia. I hope to have that out in January. Send me all the good vibes to make it happen. And finally, I'm working on my urban fantasy series. I'm so in love with this idea you guys. I've written 2 prequels and the first book (which I'm editing as soon as I get Kate Unleashed finished) So many ideas and so little time. I need to split myself into four.

3.       What is your favorite writing snack? 
pellet ice. But let's face it, there's nothing like a good piece of chocolate or bacon- lots of bacon

4.       If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? Why? What food would you serve? 
Jeremy- he's hot and we would eat steak and potatoes, Belgian waffles with chocolate sticks cutting through them for dessert, or maybe a crepe from France-nutella and banana or strawberries and cream.

5.       Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
 I learned all the things. Hahaha. No, seriously, each book teaches me something else about myself. My first book, however, taught me that I could be tough- that I could face criticism with what it was meant to be-encouragement and thoughtful help. That those who gave the criticism were giving it to help me become the best author I could be.

6.       How do you relax, or what do you enjoy doing when you are not writing? 
I don't think I relax like normal people. I love to work. Hahahaha. My idea of fun is doing stuff like gardening, hiking, woodworking, cooking, baking--lots of baking.

7.       What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it? 
Hmmm. Like, I'd love to own a German bakery, but I'm not doing anything to work toward it.  So, I'd say becoming a New York Times bestseller. I just made USA Today Bestseller List, so I'm one step closer. I'm writing like crazy and my agent is going to help me get there.

8.       What do you fear most?  
Not being good enough- Seriously, that would suck.

9. What advice would you give someone who wants to write a book some day? 
Oh, my goodness- there is so much to know. Go learn it all at writers' conferences. They will rock your world and you will make some of the best friends of your life.




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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Monster Mash Countdown Blitz! Sons of the Sphinx





I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. 

Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.





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When 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena, she doesn't count on falling for him.

Once back in Ancient Egypt, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena if not all she must do and is not as easy as she thought it would be, even though she carries part of the lost queen in her soul. She must also keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb—who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth's evil magic—if she is to stay alive to make it back
 home.







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Snippet:

No way! “Hey, Tut. This sphinx still has its nose. This isn’t The Sphinx.”

“What are you saying, Roosa? Come and help me clear the sand away from the stele.” “I said, this isn’t The Sphinx. It still has its nose.”

“Of course, it has a nose. That’s the way it was made.”

“No. You don’t understand,” I protest. “The Sphinx in my time has no nose. It’s been broken off for centuries.”

Tut casts me a perplexed look. A tingling sensation goes through me like when you touch your tongue to the two terminals of a battery. “Come, Roosa. We need to unbury the stele.”

I follow blindly, still looking at the undamaged face of the Sphinx. It’s definitely more striking to see it in one piece.

“People have always wondered what happened to it,” I say more to myself than to Tut. “Guess I won’t find out now.”

It is only as I help Tut scoop the sand away from the top edge of the stele that I realize the sand has drifted and blown all around the Sphinx, burying it up to its neck in places. No wonder it appears smaller.

The desert always reclaims its own, even mighty Pharaohs.”

I jerk my head up searching for the voice. I glance at Tut, but he continues to dig.

My hands wrap themselves around my stomach. The nausea’s coming back. It is her. It is Ankhesenamun.

“It is all right, Rosa. Here in my homeland I find communication easier for short moments.”

Tut stops digging, his eyes glued on me. “Please, Rosa. Show him I still love and support him.”

Confused, I start to question her, but like an avalanche, the answer bursts into my mind.

The picture at home in my room. The two of them. Her longing sits heavy in the pit of my stomach. Unable to do anything else, I nod ever so slightly. Then, with Tut’s expression still questioning, I reach out and touch him as she does in the picture. Energy flows down my arm into my fingertips. Tut grips my hand and presses it to his heart.



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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Cover Reveal - Christmas Secrets






Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.


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Holly's two Christmas wishes this year are to finally win her mother's approval by gaining the notice of a handsome earl, and discovering the identity of the stranger who gave her a heart-shattering kiss...even if that mystery kisser is the resident Christmas ghost.


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Loving this cover and now I can't wait to read the book!!!


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Monster Mash Countdown Blitz! The Unmistakable Scent of Gardenias





Denise is a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking.

Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She's been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.





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Content with the direction her life takes…



The temptation to earn a sweet payday and collect enough money to start her own interior design business is too much opportunity for Sophia Cannon to ignore, but working for her new client, Les Wakefield, is like working for a creepy stalker. He seems to be everywhere she goes.

Until trouble walks around the corner and into her life again…

Dylan Hunter almost turns down the Wakefield Manor restoration job until Les Wakefield tells him Sophia is the interior designer hired to oversee furnishing the old plantation house. Sophia has been the ghost in his life since the day she left him, haunting his heart with her memory every day and every night.

Stirring up more than just the spirits of the dead…

Sophia and Dylan fight with each other until a much bigger threat puts both their lives in danger. Discovering that generations of Wakefields have restored the plantation only to disappear months after moving in to the manor house stirs up spirits that would rather remain undisturbed.


Can love survive the long nights at Wakefield Manor with the unmistakable scent of gardenias hanging so heavily in the air?






Q&A With the Author:


1.   When did you start writing, and was there a specific event or person who influenced you to become an author?

My desire to write began in high school. I wrote my first “story” when I was a teen. It was seventeen pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last Harlequin I’d read. I think I’ve always had the urge to write, but when I was younger, I never had the time or the motivation to follow through and finish anything. Many years after I wrote my first romance, I was telling my husband about a story idea I had. He was so encouraging about the idea and so supportive of me trying to get it published, that I followed through and wrote the book. Purgatory wasn’t the first book that I published, but it was my first concept for a book that made it all the way to publication.

2.   Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it?

I’m currently working on three projects. One of them is the final and fifth installment of the River Road set of the Haunted Hearts Series, The Sweet Madness of Honeysuckle. Today’s highlighted book, The Unmistakable Scent of Gardenias is the first book in the set.
In Honeysuckle, Tricia is a woman who has had a run in with one of the crime families in New Orleans. She escaped from them once but is afraid they will find her again. She’s hiding out in a small town, working in a bar on the edge of the swamp. The new bouncer at the bar is a has-been ex-cop with a sketchy past and a bum leg. Together they become entangled in the ghost story that has been the story arc for the whole River Road set.

3.   What is your favorite writing snack?

Coffee. All I need is coffee.

4.   If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? Why? What food would you serve?

The River Road series is set in south Louisiana, a part of the world that I am somewhat familiar with. I’ve always been fond of the culture and flavor of the area. I would want to get the ensemble of characters from the River Road set together and have a crawfish boil. That is very Louisiana.

5.   Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

My husband and I took a few trips to south Louisiana while I was writing this series. I’ve always loved the culture and flavor of the area. I took a lot of pictures and took some time to absorb the feel of the area. Hopefully, I’ve been able to describe some of what I absorbed. I think any little bit of authenticity that can be added to a setting or a plot point makes a story richer. The time a time for an author to use her imagination, and there are other times when the scene being described should be realistic.

6.   How do you relax, or what do you enjoy doing when you are not writing?

More than anything, I enjoy being with my family. That’s become especially important to me since I’ve become an empty nester. I confess I have a terrible Netflix and Hulu bingeing habit. My husband did a good thing for me for my last birthday and bought me a new guitar. So lately, I’ve shifted some of spare time to getting back into playing the guitar again.

7.   What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?

I had to think about this question for a long time. There have been a few dreams of mine that have come and gone. Sometimes, you have to let a dream go so a bigger or better dream can take its place. I always wanted to sing for an audience. That didn’t happen the way I wanted it to. So I set that dream aside and concentrated on something else. Writing took its place with a different set of goals. I’m living the dream. I feel like my writing career is already successful. So I don’t think I hold any dreams that haven’t been fulfilled.

8.   What do you fear most?

Nothing gets to me more than being forgotten, unheard, or overlooked. So all of my fears center around being abandoned.

9. What advice would you give someone who wants to write a book some day?

Two pieces of advice that I read over and over are only good advice if you go beyond the surface of their basic meaning.

Write what you know – This means that you should be familiar with your subject. If you want to write about something you don’t know much about, expand what you know on the subject. Don’t let a lack of knowledge stop you from exploring new interests in your writing.


Write every day – This means that you should practice writing every day. Like anything done well, you have to keep doing it or you’ll lose your edge. But this doesn’t just mean accumulating words in a manuscript. Let everything you experience in your life become part of your writing process. Write even when you aren’t writing words. 



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