Friday, August 30, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway for "Villere House" by Leslie Fear & C.D. Hussey

"Villere House" by Leslie Fear & C.D. Hussey

Coming Early Fall, 2013


The last thing college senior Lottie Boyd expected while on spring break in New Orleans was having strange, yet vivid dreams of a 19th century young widow, desperately trying to save her dying little girl. When doctors are unable to do more, the beautiful woman in Lottie’s dreams is forced to go beyond her beliefs for one last attempt.
Compelled to find answers, Lottie is drawn toward the historic Villere House of Voodoo, where she meets the owner, Xavier Villere. She is attracted to his intriguing creole good looks, but his skepticism of his family's century-old link to Voodoo and the occult keep pushing her away. It isn’t until Xavier begins experiencing unexplainable events from his own past that he begins to understand why he must help Lottie with hers.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"LMR's Weekly Author Stalk" featuring Alison G. Bailey, author of Amazon Best Seller & Top Rated Lists "Present Perfect"

Hey Friends! Today I got to sit down with author Alison G. Bailey, author of one of my very favorite books, NA Contemporary Romance, "Present Perfect". 

What inspired you to write “Present Perfect”? 
There is a particular aspect of Amanda (Tweet) my main female character that I wanted to do a story about.

Can you tell us a little bit about your main characters? 
Tweet is a witty, sarcastic, intelligent young woman who strives for perfection in everything she does. She’s always been compared to her “perfect” older sister, Emily, and because of that she has always felt insecure.  Her insecurities have always been present, so she has a hard time trying to overcome them. She grew up with her best friend, Noah and as they get older they realize how much they love each other. Tweet’s insecurities keep her from being with Noah. She feels he deserves better than her. She’s afraid of ruining their friendship.

Noah, is sweet, thoughtful, patient, confident and loves Tweet unconditionally, but he’s no pushover. He has never doubted his feelings for her and has no problem letting her know. Where Tweet is unsure about most things, Noah is absolutely sure about them.

Did you write the story from the beginning to the end or out of order? 
Out of order for the most part.

Did you always know how the story would end or did it come to you as you wrote it? 
When I first started I thought I knew how it was going to end, but then things changed and so did the ending.

Did you find any characters more difficult to write about than others? 
Do you have any favorite characters to write about? I didn’ find a character difficult to write, but I did have a hard time writing some of the decisions they needed to make for the story. I love each of the characters for different reasons, even the jerks.

When writing, are you more character driven or plot driven?
Probably more character driven. I love writing dialogue and showing the character’s personality through that.

Did you have a particular audience in mind when you started writing, or did it just unfold as you went? 
I didn’t have a particular audience. One of the great things since the book has been released is getting notes from people who range in age from 17 to 70. I love when moms contact me and tell me they got their daughters to read it.

What was your favorite part of the process? What was your least favorite part? 
Favorite part was watching the story and characters develop. I occasionally would look back at my very first notes and see how the characters evolved.
Least favorite part - edits.

What are you reading right now? 
Falling Into You by Jacinda Wilder.

Do you have any “must haves” when writing? 
Diet Pepsi, online thesaurus/dictionary, and something sweet, preferably chocolate. I have to have music, but I don’t listen to it while I’m actually writing.

How long is your TBR list? 
Is it hard to make time to fit in a personal read? My TBR list is long and growing by leaps and bounds. It’s very hard to make time to read like I use to. There are times when I ache just to spend a day reading. I love to get lost in a book.

Do you have new projects in mind for the future? 
My current project is Brad’s story, Past Imperfect. It’s not a sequel to Present Perfect, but more of a spin-off. I’m toying with the idea of Present Perfect from Noah’s POV. We will see. If I can figure out how to make the story completely fresh and not just a rehash then I would consider it.

1 – Favorite TV Show & Movie……….TV-The Big Bang Theory. Movie-The Jerk, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, Forrest Gump. Sorry, I’m just like Tweet. I have four favorite movies.
2 – Coffee, Tea or Soda……….Diet Pepsi followed quickly by sweet tea.
3 – eBook or Paperback……….eBook
4 – Favorite Reading Spot……….My sofa
5 – Most Loved Genres………New Adult and Contemporary Romance. I like some suspense too..
6 – Sing along or listen quietly……….Sing along. Usually only my dogs and husband hear me, which is my gift to the world.
7 – Pool or Beach……….Beach
8 – Movie Theatre or Rent at Home……….Movie theatre
9 – Dog or Cat……….Dog
10 – Sweet or Salty……….Sweet
11 – Camping or Hotel……….Hotel
12 – BBFs, Flawed or Perfect……….Flawed

About The Author:

Alison was born and raised in Charleston, SC. As a child she used her imagination to write additional scenes to TV shows and movies that she watched. She attended Winthrop University and graduating with a BA in Theater. While at Winthrop she began writing one act plays which she later produced. Throughout the years she continued writing and producing several one act plays, but then life got in the way and she hung up her pen for a while. On the advice of a friend, she started writing again. In January 2013, Alison sat down at her computer and began writing her first novel, Present Perfect.

Alison lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Jef, and their two furry children (dogs).  She’s addicted to Diet Pepsi and anything with sugar.




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Blog Tour Stop, Giveaway & Facelift for The Time Warper Novels by Peggy Martinez!!

Welcome everyone to the TIME WARPER Blog Tour!
The Time Warper Series is a YA/NA series written by Peggy Martinez. Contingency (book 1) was her debut novel and was first published back in June 2012. Since then, the book has been revised and was republished in December of 2012. Relativity (book 2) released in February 2013. Eventuality is the 3rd book of the Sage Hannigan time warper novels and is planned to release in January/February of 2014. The covers have recently undergone a facelift ... most of the changes are very cosmetic, but Contingency got an entirely new cover. 
I hope you enjoy learning about the books and their Author. 
Please check out the cover changes below and the blurbs of the books. 
There will be a giveaway at the bottom of the post. 
Thanks so much for stopping by the 


   Eighteen-year-old Sage Hannigan wants to get back to her own time, preferably one that hasn’t been destroyed by an underworld plot brewing in Edwardian-era South Carolina. How hard can it be?

All she has to do is:
1. Learn to use newly acquired warping skills to bend time to her will.
2. Take out a few rogue vampires.
3. Join an ancient secret society.
4. Figure out who is putting the time stream in jeopardy.
5. Find and maim whoever invented the corset.

   Sage never asked to be chosen by the Druid Priestess, Amerach, to become a Warper and she never asked to have the future hanging on her shoulders or to warp a hundred years into the past. She certainly never asked to meet Dr. Aldwin Blake, who would make her question her desire to get back to her own time. But if she fails her mission, people will die, history will change, and the present she wishes to return to will be no more.


   Three months after Sage Hannigan time warps a hundred years into the past and saves the future as we know it, she is still trying to come to grips with all the has gained…and all that she has lost. 
   All of her searching hasn’t turned up Cerberus Society or any creatures of the night and she’s beginning to wonder if she’s gone crazy after all. The only things keeping her grounded are her sparring sessions with Matt and her weekly ritual of scouring the city for low lives to kick the crap out of, and even that can’t keep her dreams free of the heartache and bitter sweet memories she has come to loath and…to cherish. 
   When blasts from the past; good, bad, and evil, come knocking on her door, will she be able to do what she has to even if it means having her barely-healing heart ripped to shreds?


Sage Hannigan's journey continues in an action-packed follow up to Relativity. 
Coming January/February 2014

About the Author:
Peggy Martinez is a homeschooling mom of one boy and four girls. She has been married to her soul mate, Omar, since January 2000. She enjoys reading, writing, soap making, all things aromatherapy, and Twizzlers- lots of Twizzlers. She dreams of one day owning a small homestead, raising some chickens along with her children, growing a large garden, and eventually taking a dream vacation to Greece. It isn't too far fetched to think you could happen upon her and her husband having a conversation about religion, political conspiracies, a zombie apocalypse, or gangster movies.

~Now for the GIVEAWAY~

Friday, August 23, 2013

Eeeep!! Cover Reveal for "Come To Me Quietly" by AL Jackson!!!

Title:  Come To Me Quietly
Author:  A.L. Jackson
Expected Release Date:   January 7, 2014
Genre:   New Adult Erotic Romance
Cover reveal organized by: Shh Moms Reading


From the acclaimed bestselling author of Lost to You and When We Collide comes a new adult novel of one woman’s obsession: a man who’s as passionate as he is elusive—and as tempting as he is trouble.…

Aleena Moore is haunted by Jared Holt. It’s been six years since she’s seen her brother’s best friend, the self-destructive bad boy she secretly loved in high school. As the years pass, she knows it’s time to move on. Time to decide between a practical nursing degree and her true dream as an artist. Time to get over Jared and give another guy a chance…

Just when she opens her heart to her friend Gabe, Aly returns home to find Jared sleeping on her couch. The teenage boy she loved has grown into a man she can’t resist. Covered in tattoos and lost in rage, he’s begging to be saved from his demons—the memories of the day he destroyed his family. As the two reconnect, their passion is hot enough to torch Aly’s judgment. But can she risk her future for a man who lives on the edge of destruction?

Teaser: Jared

What the hell was I doing? 

Everything about this situation was wrong. Aly kneeling in front of me. Touching me. She was close, too close. I could taste her breath, and I kept catching hints of that fucking delicious coconut body wash I’d used last night. Somehow it smelled a thousand times better on her.

These urges constantly hit me, and I couldn’t help imagining what it’d be like to bury my nose in the haven behind her ear, to press my mouth at her jaw, to tangle my hands in her hair. Against my better judgment, which could so easily be called into question, anyway, I gave in. Took a little.

I was always so good at taking.

The strand of hair I tugged between my fingers was soft, like silk against my callused skin. The action should’ve been innocent enough. I remembered doing it often when we were children, just a small act of affection to let her know it was okay she was there. There was never anything more to it than that.

But I knew better now, knew it would stir the need I’d felt in the pit of my stomach since I found her backed against that wall last night, since she’d driven me half-mad in her kitchen this morning, since I’d stumbled into her apartment like the piece of trash I was tonight. Somehow she still found me worthy, kneeling in front of me as if I deserved even a scrap of the attention she gave me now.

With her head down, she attended to the wounds on my other hand. I allowed my gaze to fall, to trace the face I wanted to trace with my hands.

I didn’t think I’d ever felt intrigued by a girl before the way I was now, had never wanted to crawl inside someone’s mind to dig through her thoughts, to find out who she was. Why she was. Aly’s green eyes were both fierce and soft, her touch both intent and gentle. She was kind, yet she didn’t hesitate to call me out on my shit. She made me itch and squirm, made me want to run and want to stay.

She began taping up my second hand, forging this little truce between us, steadily sucking me deeper into a place I knew I shouldn’t go.

But I couldn’t stop it.

There was something about being alone with her in the seclusion of this apartment that I liked, like maybe we were sharing some kind of secret that no one else could touch.

A distorted sense of security.

For just a little while, I wanted to drift in the delusion.

I watched her as she worked. Every couple of seconds, she glanced up at me with those eyes that seemed to know more than they should.

Aly shifted closer. I attempted to scoot back without her noticing, but she tugged on my hand. “Would you hold still? You’re worse than a two-year-old,” she said.

Was she oblivious of what she was doing to me? Every time she moved, her chest brushed against my knees, and damn, if it wasn’t the greatest temptation I’d ever had to endure. Did she know how badly I wanted to touch her? To take a little more? Maybe take it all? My thoughts raced ahead, and I wondered what she’d do if I edged off the couch and laid her back on the floor. Would she stop me? Or would she allow me to feed off her compassion and goodness? Would she let me wreck her? Destroy her? Because that was the only thing I knew how to do.

I sucked in a breath and held it. No fucking way was I going there. Not with her, even if she was the only girl who’d ever made me feel like I had to have her. The first who’d ever made me want. That in itself was a pretty damned good reason to stay away from her.

That and the fact that she was Aly.

My Aly.

She sat back on her haunches. Her smile was soft when she looked up at me. “See? That wasn’t so bad, was it?”

“Thank you,” I said honestly, because it’d been a long time since anyone had taken care of me. It hurt to think of the last time someone had.

“You’re welcome.” Her voice was quiet, and she sat there, just staring at me, a lot like we had last night, although now things seemed completely different.

“You’d better get some rest. It’s really late,” I said. I’d lain flat out on the hard ground for hours while I let myself sober up to the point where I could at least get myself back to the apartment, and I hadn’t come crawling up the stairs until three in the morning.

“Yeah, you’d better, too.” She sounded a little disappointed.

Her delicate hands pressed into the couch on the outside of my legs as she helped herself to stand. This time her hair did brush against my chest. We both froze with the contact, and she looked down at me, her face three inches from mine. She hovered there, her eyes searching.

Motherfucking trigger.

I wet my lips and found my voice, although it was heavy with strain. “Please go to your room, Aly.”

Blinking, she nodded before she pushed herself the rest of the way up. She paused at her door, whispered, “Good night,” and then disappeared inside her bedroom.

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About the Author
A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled and When We Collide.

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student.  She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life.

Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves.

AL Jackson is giving away:
1st prize: $50 Amazon gift card
2nd prize: print ARC copy of Come To Me Quietly (will send out when ready to winner)
3rd prize: signed paperback copies of 4 books currently released