03 July 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Opening the Veil (New Sight Book 1) by C.L. Clark

Opening the Veil (New Sight Book 1)
by C.L. Clark.
Audience/Genre: Mystery, Paranormal.
Publication: March 21st 2015.
When Cassie agrees to go on a date with her gorgeous new neighbor, she doesn’t expect the night to end with a glimpse into eternity. Within twenty-four hours she discovers not only are young women being brutally murdered around her beloved town, but an ancient evil is using her new neighbor like a puppet to do the killing. Knowing the police won’t believe her without solid proof, she makes it her mission to find the evidence they need. Add to that how her cat has started talking to her, along with seeing ghosts around town, and it’s no surprise that she’s beginning to question her sanity.

This is the first book in the New Sight Series - paranormal series about a young woman whose eyes are opened to the hidden world around her and her compulsion to help the dead seek answers and justice.

Imaginatively entertaining with light humor and a quickening pace, C. L. Clark’s interesting new twist on paranormal fantasy is a book series that readers will not want to pass up.


Another interesting turn of events came when I was standing in front of the man’s door, taking a deep breath to calm my nerves, and heard a knock on the door that had not come from either of my knuckles. I looked over at Stacey, who had her hands wrapped around each other, staring at the door in anticipation. I wasn’t fooled. I knew she had somehow made the knock at the door, but I couldn’t question her on it because the door opened. A tall man with messy brown hair stood in the doorway dressed in gray sweats and an Arctic Monkeys t-shirt, as if he had just climbed out of bed. He looked at me and then at Allie with questioning eyes and a bit of a frown. “Yes?” His voice had a pleasant, deep sound, despite being a little hoarse. I glanced at Stacey who reached out and touched the man’s arm. Too many emotions to choose from tangled her features in a mad war. Her man reached his hand over and scratched at the exact spot where her hand was still placed.
“Is there something I can help you with?” He asked again, seeming more concerned than angry at my slow response time. “I’m so sorry,” I apologized, shaking my head and trying to smile. “My name’s Cassie, I’m from up the highway in Kensington Falls. I was wondering if I could talk to you for a few minutes.” “I’m not interested in whatever religion you’re selling. Thanks anyway.” He sighed as he started to shut the door. Sticking my foot in the way, I continued in a rush, moving a little bit into the space that Stacey was occupying. Cold slid up my side and made my scalp tingle. “I’m not selling anything. I’m here about Stacey.” That did it. He pulled the door open again with a much more annoyed look on his face and I took a step back. Even Allie reacted by shifting in my arms and making a slight sound. “Where do you people get off?” He started at an almost yell. “Wait, wait, wait,” I placated, waving my free hand in a close approximation to surrender. “I’m not with the Press or anything like that, I promise. I knew one of the victims in Kensington Falls and I was trying to get some information on the others and . . . and . . .I’m trying to help someone, too.” Dang why wasn’t this as easy as it always seemed to be on television! “Who?” He asked, leaning on the door frame and watching me with skeptical curiosity, his hand still holding the door in a way that he could quickly slam it in my face. “Wait, what?” “Who are you trying to help? Do you know something about the killer?” “That’s a longer story,” I moaned with a heavier sigh than I had intended. “At this particular moment, I’m trying to help Stacey.” The last of the anger drained out of his face and left in its wake a sad emptiness that I wouldn’t want to see on anyone’s face ever again. “Stacey’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to help her now.” “That’s not entirely true.” I glanced at Stacey again who was still staring at her boyfriend, mirroring his pain. “This may sound crazy and a couple of days ago I would have agreed with you, but that doesn’t change the fact that today what I’m about to tell you is the honest truth. Stacey’s spirit is here right now and she needs something, but I don’t know what that is.” His face twisted up as if he’d smelled something unpleasant, but I could see in his eyes that he wanted to believe what I was saying. When he started to shake his head, Stacey caught my attention. Looking back and forth between us, she repeatedly tapped at the base of her throat.
“Did she have something wrong with her throat?” I asked with no confidence whatsoever. I’ve never been good at charades. “No. What’s your game? Why are you doing this?” “Gimme a second,” I huffed at him, holding up my free hand in a firm ‘stop’ so I could think. “I’m not sure what she means.” Out of the corner of my eye I could see him looking back and forth between me and Stacey, who was only empty space as far as he could tell. I knew I didn’t have much time to figure this out, but she kept smacking her hand on her throat and getting so frustrated with me that I was beginning to panic. “Necklace,” Allie calmly spoke up in my head. “Necklace?” I questioned, looking at Allie who hadn’t moved and was still curled up comfortably in my arm. I looked back at Stacey and then at her boyfriend who was staring at me like I had just grown a second head right there in front of him. “Did Stacey have a necklace? Maybe something special?” “Yeah,” he barely breathed out the word. “I gave her a silver swan that looked like one of those paper origami ones, but from silver.” He turned his eyes from me to the empty space beside me, unwittingly staring straight at Stacey who literally glowed in pulsing lavender as she stared back at him. “She used to make those all the time and leave little, you know, love notes in them for me. So I gave her one she could keep with her since I didn’t know how to fold them.” “I take it she wasn’t buried with it?” He looked back at me with a stunned expression. “No. They never found it.” He looked back to where Stacey was standing. “Is she here, right now?”


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C. L. Clark has been a lifetime resident of the Twilight Zone – seeing every day occurrences and banal objects through slightly skewed, dark, and creepy glasses. The question usually on her mind is “What if?” followed by any number of strange ideas which quickly become stories that must be shared. When asked about where her story ideas come from, she usually smiles mischievously and remarks, “My fingers have a mind of their own.” Often found peeking under rocks, wandering through graveyards, and poking her nose into abandoned haunted houses, she has a particular love for black cats, breaking mirrors, and running with scissors.






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02 July 2015

New Covers & Sale: Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Collection (Can't Resist #1-3) by Violet Duke






Nice Girl to Love: The Complete Collection (Can't Resist #1-3)
by Violet Duke.
Audience/Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Publication: July 31st 2013.
-- A NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER --

"A fast-paced, heartfelt, and fun read!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

This is the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" bundled collection, the acclaimed serial trilogy that began the New York Times, USA Today, and worldwide bestselling CAN'T RESIST series. This boxed set contains the three bestselling books: RESISTING (Book One), FALLING (Book Two), and CHOOSING (Book Three).

BOOK #1: THE ONE SHE NEVER THOUGHT SHE COULD KEEP...

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she's only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast. Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he's a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn't enough...or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery--and repel the drama--Connor has a firm 'nothing over a month' rule. Who knew a nice girl would be the one to make him want to break all his rules?

BOOK #2: THE ONE SHE NEVER HOPED SHE COULD HAVE...

Abby is well aware that everyone thinks she's in love with her best friend Brian. He is, after all, the type of man a nice girl should be with--the polar opposite of the bad boy--the kind of guy who didn't let his wife's decade-long illness stop him from showering her with a lifetime of love every second until her dying day. But everyone's wrong; she couldn't possibly be in love with him. Because she's never once allowed herself that option.

It's taken a while but Brian Sullivan has finally come to terms with surviving the woman he spent half his life loving, a third of it losing. Truth is though, he wouldn't have 'survived' any of it really had it not been for Abby--sweet, incredible Abby--the woman he's never once had to picture his life without, never realized he couldn't truly live without. Until now. Now that he's finally able to love her the way she deserves, the way he knows she wants to be loved...by his brother. Who's giving him exactly one chance to speak now or forever hold his peace.

BOOK #3: A DECISION SHE NEVER DREAMED SHE'D HAVE TO MAKE...

In the third book of the NYT & USA Today bestselling trilogy, Abby must decide once and for all between the two brothers -- between the bad boy wanting to start a life with her and the good guy fighting for the life they've already built.

NOTE: This three-book serial bundle is Books #1-3 of the CAN'T RESIST series. While Book #4 is a separate standalone novel (the other brother's happily ever after), it is recommended that it be read after the trilogy.
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/nice-girl-trilogy-boxed-set/id688453017?mt=11



Resisting the Bad Boy (Can't Resist #1)
"A heartfelt and fun read!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely

The book that started it all. Book #1 of the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" trilogy, the acclaimed three-book serial that began the New York Times, USA Today, and worldwide bestselling CAN'T RESIST series...

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she's only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.

Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he's a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn't enough...or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery--and repel the drama--Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.

Note: This is NOT a standalone. This is the first book in a three-book serial.

This three-book serial is part of the CAN'T RESIST series. Books #1-3 (Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" trilogy) must be read in order. While Book #4 is a separate standalone (the other brother's happily ever after), it is recommended that it be read after the trilogy. Books #1-3 are also available as a bundled boxed set.
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Falling for the Good Guy (Can't Resist #2)
Publication: June 30th 2013.
"Stellar collection of stories with unforgettable characters and a truly unique plot...that will leave you wrecked one moment and elated the next." -- Guilty Pleasures Book Review Blog

Book #2 of the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" trilogy, the acclaimed three-book serial that began the New York Times, USA Today, and worldwide bestselling CAN'T RESIST series.

Abby Bartlett is well aware that everyone thinks she's in love with her best friend Brian. He is, after all, the type of man a nice girl should be with--the polar opposite of the bad boy--the kind of guy who didn't let his wife's decade-long illness stop him from showering her with a lifetime of love every second until her dying day. Yes, Brian has been the yardstick against which Abby has measured all other men. But everyone's wrong; she couldn't possibly be in love with him.

Because she's never once allowed herself that option.

It's taken a while but Brian Sullivan has finally come to terms with being a widower at the age of thirty, surviving the woman he spent half his life loving, a third of it losing. Truth is though, he wouldn't have 'survived' any of it really had it not been for Abby--sweet, incredible Abby--the woman he's never once had to picture his life without, never realized he couldn't truly live without. Until now. Now that he's finally able to love her the way she deserves, the way he knows she wants to be loved...by his brother.

Who's giving him exactly one chance to speak now or forever hold his peace.

Note: This is NOT a standalone. This is the second book in a three-book serial.

This three-book serial is part of the CAN'T RESIST series. Books #1-3 (Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" trilogy) must be read in order. While Book #4 is a separate standalone (the other brother's happily ever after), it is recommended that it be read after the trilogy. Books #1-3 are also available as a bundled boxed set.
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Choosing the Right Man (Can't Resist #3)
Publication: July 31st 2013.
"Sexy, emotional, and so unique!" -- Carly Phillips, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Book #3 of the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" trilogy, the acclaimed three-book serial that began the New York Times, USA Today, and worldwide bestselling CAN'T RESIST series

Connor’s back.

Just when Abby’s life seems all but perfect, the infuriating man comes charging back in to wreak havoc on her emotions once again. And in typical Connor fashion, he has yet another proposal for her. But instead of a wild and fast fling, he’s proposing...forever.

Brian’s not giving her up without a fight.

Normally the tame one of the pair, Brian is holding nothing back in the battle for Abby’s heart. He has a decade-long head start in knowing and loving everything about Abby—but is that enough to break the intense hold his brother has on her heart?

Now Abby must decide once and for all between the two brothers -- between the bad boy wanting to start a life with her and the good guy fighting for the life they’ve already built.

Note: This is NOT a standalone. This is the third book in a three-book serial.
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Finding the Right Girl (Can't Resist #4)
Publication: October 30th 2013.
"One of the best romances I've read this year!" -- New York Times Bestselling Author J.S. Scott

The Other Sullivan Brother's Happily Ever After...

The standalone follow-up novel (no cliffhanger) to the Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" serial trilogy that began the acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and worldwide bestselling CAN'T RESIST series

Brian Sullivan has been in love twice in his lifetime. He lost his first love to early-onset Huntington's, and he lost the other more recently...to his brother. And somehow, his heart has managed to heal itself after both. Amazingly, without therapy. That doesn't mean Brian hasn't gotten more wary along the way, however. In fact, he's been thinking lately that maybe his brother's now retired nothing-but-flings rule isn't such a bad idea. Unfortunately, being the nice guy poster boy and all, he isn't exactly versed in the fine art of flings. So he looks to the outrageously 'unique,' provokingly button-pushing Tessa Daniels for a crash course.

There's absolutely no way he's falling in love with this one...right?

Tessa has no idea what she was thinking telling Brian that she was some sort of fling expert. She's never been flung before and she sure as heck doesn't know where or how to begin flinging a guy like Brian. It was a temporary lapse in sanity, really--no doubt because of the can't-help-but-fall-for-him brain fuzz that hits her whenever he's around. Not only does the man have her being more herself than she's ever been in her life, but he's the only person she knows who seems to have as many demons and skeletons in the closet as she does. What's more, he's got her thinking of the one thing she stopped letting herself even hope for years ago.

A happily ever after.
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her NYT and USA Today bestselling books have been Top 10 bestsellers across the major eretailers both in the US and internationally. When she's not writing or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days getting into creatively fun trouble in Hawai'i alongside her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband.

Find the latest on her books and fan giveaways at www.facebook.com/VioletDukeBooks






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01 July 2015

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: The Candy Series by Debra Doxer

Like Candy (Candy #1)
by Debra Doxer.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance.
Publication: July 28th 2015.
Revenge is sweet, just like candy.

Candy Seaborne knows she’s badass. She takes after her father, an assassin and possibly a spy, although he won’t admit to either. She idolizes him. Her dream is to follow in his footsteps. But first, she has to finish high school.

Biding her time, waiting for real life to begin, Candy craves drama and isn’t above manufacturing some. If you’re a classmate who wronged her or a boyfriend who cheated, watch your back. She’s no pushover, and revenge may be her favorite pastime.

Jonah Bryson is the senior class heartthrob who breaks all the stereotypes. He’s a jock, but he isn’t the typical player. He’s moody and antisocial. No girl has gotten anywhere with him since his last girlfriend broke his heart.

Candy sees Jonah as a challenge and the perfect distraction. But she may be in over her head because unlike everyone else, Jonah isn’t buying her tough act. He sees the lost, lonely girl inside. He sees too much. When he looks at her that way, she wants to let her guard down and be vulnerable. But that’s the last thing she should do because her father’s world is spilling over into hers, and life is about to get real much sooner than Candy expected.

This story is told over two full-length books.
Like Candy (The Candy Series #1) releases on July 28th
Sweet Liar (The Candy Series #2) will be available this fall.



Sweet Liar (Candy #2)
Publication: October 2015.
Sometimes lies are sweeter than the truth











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Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she’ll run out of words, her response always is, “When I run out of time.”

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30 June 2015

Release Day Launch: Her Hometown Hero (Unexpected Heroes #2) by Melody Anne

Her Hometown Hero (Unexpected Heroes #2)
by Melody Anne.
Audience/Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Publication: June 30th 2015 by Pocket Books.
Dr. Spence is searching for the perfect woman…but how will he know when he’s found her? From New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne, the second steamy romance in a new breakout series based on her beloved and bestselling Billionaire novels.

In the bestselling books Billionaire Wins the Game, Hidden Treasure, and The Billionaire’s Marriage Proposal, among others, we met the Andersons. Matchmaking patriarchs Joseph and George took matters into their own hands to get their sons to marry and settle down. But now that Dr. Spence Whitman sees how happy his Anderson friends are in married life, he’s itching to get hitched too! But how will he find The One?

After his wealthy dad adopted him and his two brothers at a young age, Spence grew up learning there are more important things in life than money. He wants to find a girl who shares that philosophy, and it wouldn’t hurt to have some similar interests too. Now if he could just stop getting distracted by his gorgeous surgical resident, he could start looking for the perfect wife…



Melody Anne is the author of the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series out; Midnight Fire and Midnight Moon - Rise of the Dark Angel. She's been writing for years and published in 2011. She hold a bachelors degree in business, so she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen.

When Melody isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets. She lives in a small town that she loves, and is involved in many community projects.

See Melody's Website at: www.melodyanne.com. She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: www.facebook.com/authormelodyanne, or at twitter: @authmelodyanne.






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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Pixelated by L.S. Murphy



Pixelated
by L.S. Murphy.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult.
Publication: June 30th 2015 by Bloomsbury Spark.
Senior Year.
Middle of nowhere.
What's the new girl to do?

For Piper Marks, the answer is simple. She’s determined to have her photography rock the cover of National Geographic someday, and moving to Clarkton, Iowa for her last year of high school is not going to stop her. Even if her usual subjects have changed from bright lights and skyscrapers to fields, cows…and more fields.

But when photographer at the local paper quits in a huff, she steps into his spot. Her new job keeps Piper busy capturing tackles, and zooming in on first downs and end zone dances, not to mention putting her directly in the path of varsity football star Les Williams IV. Her new friends warn her off, but she can’t resist the pull she feels toward this mysterious country boy. But this small town is keeping a secret, and it’s one that could destroy any chance they have to be together.

It’s up to Piper to decide what to do with the distorted truth. Can she risk exposing her heart? It might be worth it, 'cause Les is about to change her world from black and white to fully saturated color.


Praise for Pixelated:

"In Pixelated, L.S. Murphy weaves a complex web of secrets and lies with a ‘will they or won’t they’ romance that kept me turning pages and holding my breath!" ~ Julie Reece, author of The Artisans and Crux

"Beautifully written, with a full spectrum of emotion and complex characters, Pixelated will tug at all your heartstrings. I easily lost myself in the world L.S. Murphy created and couldn't stop reading because I needed to see how the story ended." ~ Kelly Oram, author of Cinder & Ella

"L.S. Murphy brings something for every reader with Pixelated: romance, secrets, mystery, and a main character torn between two choices. Murphy's writing is sharp and steeped in emotions, deftly hooking her readers from the first sentence to the last." ~ Sarah Bromley, author of A Murder Of Magpies



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L.S. Murphy obsesses about St. Louis Cardinals baseball, fangirls over her favorite authors, and
watches every episode of Doctor Who like it's the first time. When she's not doing those time-consuming things, the former farm-girl turned city slicker turned suburbanite writes sweet romances for teens and adults.






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