31 May 2016

Release Day Blast & Giveaway: Before That Night: Book 1, Caine & Addison (Unfinished Love #1) by Violet Duke



Before That Night: Book 1, Caine & Addison (Unfinished Love #1)
by Violet Duke.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: May 31st 2016.
Before that night, Addison Millan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she’d bought with her first semester’s tuition refund—the only money her addict mother hadn’t taken off with when she’d abandoned them the year prior.

Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he’d met a month ago when she’d first served him the city’s worst diner coffee...which he’d been drinking daily ever since.

Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she’d been fighting hard not to fall for—her only friend in her new shadow of a life—would be in a position to rip her family apart.

Before that night, Caine would never have believed any woman could make him fall head over heels, let alone make him feel so damn compelled to look the other way when it came to his job.

Then that one perfect night changed everything.

BEFORE THAT NIGHT (Book 1) chronicles the destiny-altering events that take place seven years prior to EVERY NIGHT WITHOUT YOU (Book 2), Caine & Addison’s emotional story of love, sacrifice, and the lengths one will run—and chase—when their past threatens their future.



she just kept getting sweeter every day.


When Addison rounded the counter and hopped up onto the empty stool next to him so she could stick up another collage of carefully cut, colored, and glittered Easter eggs on the wall, Caine felt his brain blitz out for a second or two. The woman was a petite little thing, but she had curves for days. And that perfect hourglass figure of hers was currently inches from his face.


Good lord.


“So you don’t think your brother’s making a good business decision?” she asked him quizzically as she wobbled a bit to try and reach a spot about a foot beyond her reach.

His hands shot out to grab her waist and steady her.

What in the world were they talking about again?


“Thanks. I’m good now.” She finished taping up the eggs and blushed from the apples of her cheeks to the tips of her ears when he picked her up off the stool and gently settled her down on the ground. “Um, yeah. Again, thanks for the assist.” Quick as a skittish kitten, she scurry-shuffled back behind the counter.
Meanwhile, Caine felt like his entire body was drifting in slow-motion—his brain especially, which was taking its sweet time un-fuzzing. Jesus, she’d felt good in his arms.


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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romances filled with strong, unique heroines and memorably romantic heroes. With just under a million books sold to date, since becoming an author in 2013, Violet has appeared on the USA Today bestseller list thirteen times and the NYT bestseller list three times, with the additional honor of charting in the Top 10 across the major eretailers both in the U.S. and internationally. Her fans, who she just adores to pieces, affectionately call her books sweet & sexy 'laugh & cry' love stories.

When she's not 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 impossible-to-be-duplicated 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days in Hawai'i chasing after her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband (their ringleader).






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Teaser Tuesday: The Carver by Jacob Devlin

Welcome to Ten Weeks of Teasers for the YA Fantasy THE CARVER by Jacob Devlin! We're counting down the days before it releases July 19th with a teaser each week. Then we will party all day long on Facebook! Join the party, take part in the blog tour, or just kick back and watch the teasers roll in. Get ready for your #roadtripwithpeterpan!



The Carver
by Jacob Devlin.
Audience/Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy.
Publication: July 19th 2016 by Blaze Publishing.
The past is in his carvings. The future is in his hands.

THE GIRL IN THE RED HOOD has been looking for her mother for six months, searching from the depths of New York’s subways to the heights of its skyscrapers...

THE PRINCE looks like he’s from another time entirely, or maybe he’s just too good at his job at Ye Old Renaissance Faire...

THE ACTRESS is lighting up Hollywood Boulevard with her spellbinding and strikingly convincing portrayal of a famous fairy. Her name may be big, but her secrets barely fit in one world...

Fifteen-year-old Crescenzo never would have believed his father’s carvings were anything more than “stupid toys.” All he knows is a boring life in an ordinary Virginia suburb, from which his mother and his best friend have been missing for years. When his father disappears next, all Crescenzo has left is his goofy neighbor, Pietro, who believes he’s really Peter Pan and that Crescenzo is the son of Pinocchio. What’s more: Pietro insists that they can find their loved ones by looking to the strange collection of wooden figurines Crescenzo’s father left behind.

With Pietro’s help, Crescenzo sets off on an adventure to unite the real life counterparts to his figurines. It’s enough of a shock that they’re actually real, but the night he meets the Girl in the Red Hood, dark truths burst from the past. Suddenly, Crescenzo is tangled in a nightmare where magic mirrors and evil queens rule, and where everyone he loves is running out of time.




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When Jacob Devlin was four years old, he would lounge around in Batman pajamas and make semi-autobiographical picture books about an adventurous python named Jake the Snake. Eventually, he traded his favorite blue crayon for a black pen, and he never put it down. When not reading or writing, Jacob loves practicing his Italian, watching stand-up comedy, going deaf at rock concerts, and geeking out at comic book conventions. He does most of these things in southern Arizona.








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30 May 2016

Book Tour: Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin

Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin.
Audience/Genre: Fantasy.
Publication: June 14th 2016 by Harper Voyager Impulse.
“What on earth would I gain from that?” I asked him. “Risk my own neck by violating my banishment just to leave you? The sentence placed on me if I return is execution. If I’m entering the mountains again, I’d damn well better get something out of it.”

Exiled from the Silverwood and the people she loves, Mae has few illusions about ever returning to her home. But when she comes across three out-of-place strangers in her wanderings, she finds herself contemplating the unthinkable: risking death to help a deposed queen regain her throne.

And if anyone can help Mona Alastaire of Lumen Lake, it is a former Woodwalker—a ranger whose very being is intimately tied to the woods they are sworn to protect. Mae was once one of the best, and despite the potential of every tree limb to become the gibbet she’s hung from, she not only feels a duty to aide Mona and her brothers, but also to walk beneath her beloved trees once more.

A grand quest in the tradition of great epic fantasies, filled with adventure and the sharp wit—and tongue—of a unique hero, Woodwalker is the perfect novel to start your own journey into the realm of magical fiction.



I am an author, illustrator, and environmental educator. My favorite genre to write is fantasy-adventure, while my favorite reads are usually detailed, thought-provoking historical fiction. Digital painting is my usual art medium, but I also love keeping watercolor journals and pencil sketchbooks. Writing and art aren't my only passions. In fact, they're not even my official expertise (at least on paper). In 2012, I earned my Master’s degree in Parks and Protected Area Management from Clemson University. During the summer, I work as an interpretive park ranger with the National Park Service (with the hat and everything). I love to hike, camp, and backpack with my family, and while I call southern Appalachia home, I have a not-so-secret love affair with the Rocky Mountains. I live in South Carolina with my husband and two daughters. I am represented by Valerie Noble of Donaghy Literary Agency.






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Tour Schedule
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Tuesday, May 17 - Guest blogging at Books for Books
Wednesday, May 18 - Book featured at The Reading Queen
Thursday, May 19 - Book featured at A Title Wave
Friday, May 20 - Book featured at Bound 2 Escape
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Monday, May 23 - Book featured at The Literary Nook
Tuesday, May 24 - Book featured at The Dark Phantom
Wednesday, May 25 - Book featured at The Review From Here
Thursday, May 26 - Book featured at Write and Take Flight
Friday, May 27 - Book featured at Voodoo Princess
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Monday, May 30 - Guest blogging at Kindle and Me
Tuesday, May 31 - Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Wednesday, June 1 - Book featured at I'm Shelf-ish
Thursday, June 2 - Book reviewed at Natural Bri
Friday, June 3 - Book featured at CBY Book Club
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Monday, June 6 - Book reviewed at 100 Pages a Day
Tuesday, June 7 - Book featured at The Recipe Fairy
Wednesday, June 8 - Interviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt
Thursday, June 9 - Book featured at Harmonious Publicity
Friday, June 10 - Book featured at Book Cover Junkie
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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches



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Under A Million Stars by Rita Branches.
Audience/Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult.
Publication: August 8th 2016.
Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?

Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.

Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte Peterson is forced to live with her former best friend, Jacob Parker. Charlie, a talented pianist, desperately wants their loving friendship back, but something is holding Jake back. The more she spirals into the darkness of depression, the more she needs him.

Jacob vowed to stay away from her—no matter how much he still loved her. Armed with secrets that would have destroyed both of their families, he chose to end their friendship and walk away, which nearly killed him. As he watches the girl he once knew begin to fade away, however, he realizes that their relationship is more important than the truth he’s hiding.

Now it’s up to Jacob to put the pieces of Charlie’s broken heart back together—even if it means revealing the secrets he so desperately wants to protect her from.

Will Jacob find a way to bring back the carefree, talented girl he once knew, or is it too late for both of them?



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Rita Branches is an independent YA (young adult) author who enjoys spending every free moment (when she´s not reading) writing emotional stories. Visit: http://ritabranches.wordpress.com/






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27 May 2016

Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop



Welcome to Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop! Our stop is $25 Amazon Gift Card or $20 Visa Gift Card! Then check out what the others below have to offer! As for me, I'm heading to the pool!!


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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Always Love You (Love #6.5) by Megan Smith

Always Love You (Love #6.5)
by Megan Smith.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance.
Publication: June 13, 2016.
Remember the good…
Join Sadie McCormick’s children, Hunter McCormick and Jaylinn Cahill, as they dive into their mother’s past by discovering a diary she left behind for them. They know it’s not going to be easy but they’ll always have the memories of the good times, even when those good times were cut short.

Survive the past…
Discover how she was able to endure the past when the one person she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with turned out to be a nightmare she never saw coming.

Love Always…
Hunter and Jaylinn take away Sadie’s most important life lesson…always love with all your heart. It’s her last wish and one Hunter and Jaylinn have no issue with following since their teacher was such an amazing woman and mother to them.





He chuckles while reaching into a box that he has hooked under his arm and holds up a book. “Found this at Mom’s.”

My eyes narrow in on the book that I’ve seen before. I walk down the steps to examine the book closer. It’s black made of pleather-like material with white lettering that’s been so rubbed off you can’t make out what it says anymore, the corners are worn and the cover is cracked along the spine. Whispering, I just stare, “Mom’s diary.”

“Yup.” Hunter looks away before meeting my eyes again. “There is a whole box of them. Think we should read them?”

I take the book out of my brother’s hands, flip the cover open, and rub my pointer finger over my mom’s name. Emotions wanting to break free yet my curiosity overwhelms me. Walking into the living room, I set the worn diary down on the coffee table that’s littered with everything and anything that a coffee table can hold. I take a seat on the sofa, staring at it while imagining my mom calling my name. Chills break out across my skin. “I don’t know.” I answer honestly. “Do you think we should?”

“I don’t know. That’s why I came here.” Hunter places the box of books he was holding on the table next to the diary then sits down next to me. “Elle said that we should if and when we’re ready. She knew that Mom was writing in it, she had to help her toward the end when it became difficult for her to write it herself.” He shrugs. “Mom’s life story is on those pages, in every one of those books just waiting to be told.”

I nod, keeping my eyes trained on the diary. My heart is hammering against my chest and I’m sure if Hunter listens close enough he’d hear it. I miss Mom terribly. I have thought about her every minute of every day over these last few months. Almost every day since Brooklyn was born I’ve told her a story about her grandmother. Eventually, I’ll run out of things to tell her but now that we have her diaries I’ll have a lot more things to tell her to keep her memory alive.

My eyes slide over to my brother whose legs are bouncing up and down. He’s probably feeling the same way as me in this moment. “Hunter,” I say his name to get his attention. I wait until he’s looking me in the eyes. “Maybe, if you want, we can read the first entry.”

Hunter clasps his hands out in front of him, leaning on his knees and nods. “Okay, as long as you want to then I’m ready.”

I take a deep breath and reach for the worn black diary. I set it in my lap with shaking hands. “I’m scared.” I whisper. I don’t want to be sad any more than I am already but I miss her and I think by reading this…it might help dull the sadness or it’ll hurt more than it already does. A gamble I’m willing to risk.


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USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native who creates the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore.

Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of the characters. Fans of The Love Series - Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You, Let Me Love You, A Christmas To Love You, Made To Love You, Need To Love You - are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith's emotional, energized and engaging work.






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Book Tour & Giveaway: Happily Ever After: The Write More Publications Fractured Fairy Tale Anthology



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Happily Ever After: The Write More Publications Fractured Fairy Tale Anthology by Various Authors.
Audience/Genre: Fairytales.
Publication: April 17th 2016 by Write More Publications.
From princesses and princes, to witches, ice queens, imaginary friends, and dorks, Happily Ever After: The Write More Publications Fractured Fairy Tale Anthology has it all! Seven unforgettable stories by seven talented authors! Some stories are fractured takes on classics, while others are originals that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page!

Featured Authors: Dana Piazzi, Jordan Hancock, Kim Stevens, Elaine White, Vanessa Hancock, Michelle Feury, and Stephanie Parke





































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