Monday, September 18, 2017

The Queen Release Blitz @skye_warren @erzabetbishop

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The Queen, the stunning conclusion of the Masterpiece Duet from Skye Warren is LIVE!

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The Queen by Skye Warren

Publishing Date: September 19th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

THE FINAL BOOK IN THE MASTERPIECE DUET
I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood's dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.
Then I get a phone call from home.
Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I've always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle of his long-lost sister. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.
Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.
This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.
And a love strong enough to break the city apart.
THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city's throne.
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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat. SKyeWarren.jpg

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

RAPID PULSE: Author Spotlight's Wicked Perfection by @MagenMcMinimy #PreOrder #99c #Hetero #SameSex #Paranormal #Romance #KU

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Wicked Perfection
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-->Magen McMinimy@MagenMcMinimy


-->“Luck has given Malea a second chance at what she’s always wanted, but destiny has thrown something extra in the mix.” "Two in love can be sinful, but three is Wicked Perfection."

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Blurb:  

-->When Malea’s best friend, roommate, and infatuation is arrested, tried, and convicted, she’s left alone. What she once loved about their cozy little apartment in chilly, fog-ridden, Northern California turns out to be too much for her still-aching heart. With her budding career as an author, Malea can go anywhere, and no place sounds better than the warmth and spice of The Big Easy. 
They say time heals, but it’s been over three years of Malea spending her time working, and searching for a connection to help her forget the only man she ever loved—unrequited as it may have been—the pain still stings as loneliness settles against her heart.


When the Quarter fills with laughter and music in celebration of Mardi Gras, will Malea find what she needs in the crowded streets of the French Quarter? Or will an unexpected encounter change the game completely? As they say, Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler… 


Excerpt:  


-->Malea’s fingers plucked at some gold beads hanging around Ty’s neck. “I still want those,” she said over the music and roaring crowd.
“You have to earn beads like this.” He winked.
“How does she earn them?” Josh asked over her shoulder, his hands resting on her hips.
Ty’s smile turned positively wicked as he tapped his lips with one finger. “Plant those pouty little lips right here, Lea, and you can have the beads.”
Was he kidding? Challenging her? Testing her?
With a shrug of one shoulder and confidence built of the drinks she’d already consumed, she pressed against him and planted her lips on his—for what she intended to be a simple peck.
Ty’s fingers slid into her hair, tilting her head to deepen what should have been a chaste connection. His tongue swept over her lips, and dove into her mouth when they parted in surprise. Pushing closer to her, he backed her into Josh’s chest.
Shock flitted briefly through her as Ty kissed her deeply, and Josh’s hands reached around her to grasp Ty’s hips and pull them tighter together. The move didn’t faze Ty as his tongue continued to tempt and ravish her mouth. Her tongue sprang to life, meeting his in a dizzying dance of need.
Ty broke the kiss with a smile. His lips remained only a breath away from hers. “Too fucking long, Lea… I have waited too fucking long to do that.”
She pulled her bottom lip between her teeth and nervously worried it. He chuckled, pecking her lips again, and transferred the golden beads over her head before stepping back. “You two ready to head to Night Sinners?”
Almost robotically, she nodded. Ty turned and started to make his way through the crowd. Josh placed his hand on her back and began ushering her forward.
She looked up at him. “What just happened?”
He smiled. “He’s cared about you for as long as I’ve known him… I guess he finally decided to do something about it.”
“And you were just, what? Helping a friend out?” she asked, curious about his role in the heated kiss she and Ty had just shared.
“That’s a complicated situation.”
“I’ve heard you say that before,” Malea pushed.
“Talk to Ty,” was all he said as he focused on weaving them through the crowd.
Malea’s eyes widened, and she stopped dead in her tracks. Grasping his arm and pulling him to a stop, and asked softly, “You and Ty?”
Josh arched a brow and hesitated before saying, “Would that matter to you?”
She shook her head. “Of course not—whatever makes you both happy. I am fine with… I just… Why did he kiss me, especially in front of you? I’m sorry.”
Josh chuckled. “Don’t mistake what just happened. He wants you, and so do I.”
Malea just stared at him—dumbfounded. What kind of hot fantasy had she fallen into?
“Don’t look so surprised, Malea. Ty and I are not traditional. We both want you, and we are both good with that. Really, it depends on what you want.”
What she wants?
Looking into the gorgeous, melted-chocolate pools that were Josh’s beautiful, warm irises, she was so damn confused. In the short time she had known him, her attraction had grown so deep that she found herself aching to be near him… and fuck her, but it was just as powerful as the draw she felt for Ty… what did she want? Could she bow to the desire and passion that fueled her body? That inspired her creativity? Could she give herself to both men?

Author Spotlight:


Hey guys, it’s me, Magen, are we ready to talk books? I’m excited to share some stuff with you and I promise to keep it mostly short, and not take too much of your time!

Hello and welcome! How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I published my first novel in 2010, though I was writing long before that. I’ve always been the kind of person who loved telling stories—even if only to amuse myself—one day I decided to finally start writing them down.

How did you come up with this storyline?
Ooh, well this was a different kind of story for me, most of my writing is paranormal romance, and fantasy. I’d dabbled in contemporary and was asked to join a group of authors for a holiday release. I was joining some incredibly talented writers, but most of them wrote erotica. So, I took the opportunity to truly stretch my capabilities and dive into a graphic world of an alternative relationship that was still based on a truly deep love.   
    
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
I think that in any job there are highs and lows and when you are fortunate enough to treat your writing as a career it is no different. I love giving voice to my characters, I love when people connect to them. That’s what makes each day of writing worth it. My least favorite part is editing… I hate it, I know how important it is, but I still hate when I have to sit here for hours reworking something, going through each and every change my editor has made… it’s truly awful!

What inspires you to write?
Love, sounds corny, right? But it’s true, you will not find a story of mine that doesn’t come down to a really beautiful love story—well I believe they are beautiful and hope it translates to the readers—but I like to give people an escape and something to make their hearts happy, make them feel something, sometimes even to make them cry. So, I guess maybe people inspire me to write love stories.

How did you conduct your research for Wicked Perfection?
Well since the back drop is Mardi Gras and all the vibrancy of New Orleans, I did a lot of internet searches about the krewes, and the parades, and the meaning of the colors. I also searched a lot of places and images in the city. Definitely made me want to take a trip there.

What are 3 of your favorite quotes from Wicked Perfection?
Quote 1:
Malea looked to Josh, who shook his head. “Do you have any idea what you just got yourself into?”
“You’re the wildcard in this situation. I know damn well what he’s like to live with.”
Josh’s lips curled in a sinfully sensual smile. “He’s the saint—I’m the sin.” He winked and headed out of the door.
Heat pooled low in Malea’s body… what the hell was she stepping into?

Quote 2:
…what did she want? Could she bow to the desire and passion that fueled her body? That inspired her creativity? Could she give herself to both men?
All just give you those two, since they are little more than a single quote.

What would your friends say is your best quality?  
I don’t really know, you’d have to ask them. Though whether you like it not, most people would say I’m pretty damn honest.

Are reader reviews important to you? Why?
To an extent, yes. When I first started publishing I would read them all the time. I think they provided and insight into what I was doing that people liked and what wasn’t working. However, I don’t tend to look at them much anymore. They matter to me now, because I understand what role reviews play in marketing.

What do you do when you don’t write? Like in “Real Life”
Oh my goodness, I’m a first time mom to a little guy who will be one very soon. He is curious and smart, and does things that amaze and make me smile every day. I didn’t think it possible to love anything as much as love that adorable blue-eyed boy… Kind of makes me teary as I talk about him. That little guy is everything to me. My life consists of my family, creating a loving home for my son and husband, and raising my son to be a smart, kind, strong, caring man someday. It’s amazing. I could honestly go on and on. But I won’t lol.

Tell us about your other books?
I have written over 27 books… I won’t tell you about all of them but you can totally check out my website, I have a couple freebies too. What I will say is that I have two major series that are paranormal. One is based in Greek and Norse mythology and is about the fae. While the other is a vampire series with witches, and shifters. Then I have a trilogy that is new adult fantasy with lots of creatures, like dragons, fairies, and mermaids.

If you could share one thing about yourself that you would like readers to know what would it be?
That I love hearing from them. Does that surprise anyone? No, yeah I didn’t think it would. I’m a pretty simple person. I work hard, I love my family. Some days I struggle with the way of the world and other days there is nothing that can get me down.

Thanks for listening to me plug my books and talk about my kid. It was fun and I hope you enjoy the set and fall for those crazy characters of mine!

Thanks so much for stopping by and introducing us to the book, the work and the woman!

About the Author:
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Magen was born in Northern California, but now resides in the beautiful city of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho with her husband, and miracle baby, Austin. She started writing as a hobby, and is thankful every day she is able to remain home and raise her son while crafting worlds for her readers to get lost in.
“Life is a constant balance of what we want and what we need. I choose to try and love and cherish every minute that I get to chase my crazy dreams.” 





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Friday, September 15, 2017

Witch Wars by T. A. Moorman




Witch Wars by T. A. Moorman
Paranormal
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Publisher: After Glows Publishing (September 12, 2017)
  • Publication Date: September 12, 2017
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B075C8LFLZ
                                                                                                    

Synopsis:

Tialanna is fated to become the queen of all Underlayes witches. She thinks the worst part of her life is the fact that she’s betrothed to a complete stranger while in love with someone else. She’s in for a rude awakening when she discovers who, and what, she truly is.


Tialanna is about to learn the truth behind several lies, because not only does her life depend on it, but so does the fate of the family she never even knew she had. But hey, life would probably just be boring if she didn't have to deal with elemental witches, vampires, demons, sorcerers, bindings, spells, lust and betrayal. Right? 



***This book is intended for mature audiences only as it includes both graphic violence and graphic sex***



Excerpt:

“Yes. No. Just stop!” I shouted in his face, barely able to think, to breathe. “Tonight is the beginning of my courtship with Bran. We have to stop.” Even though stopping was the last thing I wanted.

“You think Bran can make you feel like this?” he damn near growled as he grabbed the back of my head, gripping my hair and rubbing his face in the crook of my neck. He inhaled deeply, sending chills down my spine. “I can smell your lust, Tia, your desire for me. Me, not him.”

“It doesn’t matter,” I replied weakly.

“The hell it doesn’t matter. I am not giving up that easily, Tia. If this is the last chance I have with you, I am taking full advantage. I will make it so that every time you look at him, you will wish it was me.” He ground out each word slowly and precisely through clenched teeth. “Every time he beds you, it will be my face you’ll see, my hands you’ll long for, my name on the tip of your tongue.”

“Grimm, please…”

And then he was kissing me again, harder and faster than before. His tongue exploring every inch of my mouth. Our tongues twisting together in a wild, exotic dance. My body felt like it was on fire, and so did his. Then we were sliding down to the floor to our knees. He gently laid me on my back, never breaking our kiss, my legs opening seemingly of their own accord to accommodate his girth. Slowly, oh so slowly, he broke our lingering kiss. He was on top of me, hands on the floor like he was doing a push up, eyes as black as pitch; I could see my blazing eyes reflected in those dark pools.

Still balancing on one arm and looking into my eyes, he was sliding his other hand down my body, pulling off my pants. Very slowly, he slid his hand up the inside of my thighs, spreading them apart. His hand crept up my inner thigh until he found that spot that let him know just how hot and wet I was for him. Then he was nipping and licking his way down my neck while flicking his thumb over my clit, making my body shudder against his. When he found my breast and took as much of it into his mouth as he could, he drove two fingers inside me. Then he released my breast and kissed his way down to my navel, licking delicately down toward more sensitive regions, all the while his fingers caressing, rubbing, and probing. Suddenly, just when I thought I was about to explode with pleasure, his fingers were replaced by his tongue, going deeper than I would have thought possible, and he was drinking me like I was the finest wine.

Somewhere in all of that, he must have taken off his own pants, because suddenly he was once again hovering over me, and with our gazes locked he thrust every inch of himself inside me—and trust me, there were a lot of inches—leaving me gasping for air and wanting to beg for more.

“If you want me to stop, tell me now and I will,” he snarled, pulling out slowly until only the tip of him was left inside, making a small sound escape from my lips. “But if I am only allowed this one last time, allow me at least this much to keep with me. Allow me to have every piece of you, if only once more.” He gave another deep, powerful thrust, making me cry out. “Allow me to give you every inch of myself for just one final time. Allow me to feel every hot, sweet spot that is all you. Even if you do go on with this foolish plan, he will only have your body. Only I will forever own your heart.”

He kissed me again, then said, “I swear, you will regret leaving me.”




Author Interview

What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?
I could go on for days on this one. Lol. Let’s just go with the longest standing one, the fake publishing houses. The ones that truly aren’t publishers at all, but really just a vanity press and not up front about what they truly are. If you’re paying for an editor, and for graphics for your cover, and everything else, then you are not with a legit publisher; you’re just self-publishing and don’t even realize it. A true publisher is one that believes in you enough to invest in you. After all, if you aren’t selling they aren’t earning. It’s more than a win win, it’s a partnership.

What are common traps for aspiring writers?
See above. Lol. Also, beware of phony editors, if you’re self-publishing. Ask for credentials, ask for references, you do not want to end up with someone who is truly no more than a paid beta reader. I love my betas, but they will be the first to tell you, they are not editors and only have a wide tooth comb, not the fine tooth needed to find the mistakes you both might miss. Never be afraid to ask the needed questions. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question, just dumb ass answers.

What is your writing Kryptonite?
Myself. Sometimes, though I hate to admit it, I let the doubters and the naysayers get into my head and doubt myself because of that. Kind of hard to get the words flowing when you second guess every word you write.

What's your favorite genre to read for pleasure?
Paranormal. I’ve been through pretty much everything you can think of, when I read I want to escape ALL of that.

Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Yup. LOL! Especially in the second book in the Underlayes series. Let’s just say one particular ex gets what’s coming to him. Since I would never be able to do the things I’d like to do to him in real life… It was very satisfying writing those scenes.

What was your hardest scene to write?
The ending! I am not a planner, I’m strictly a pantser. I have to just let the story take me wherever it goes, and sometimes those endings have me in tears as I write them.

What do you want readers to know about your book?
In the Underlayes series there are a few Goddesses you may not be familiar with. They don’t play an integral part where you’ll miss anything by not knowing them, but their names just may be new to you; Sekhmet, Nyx, Hel. And always keep in mind I love ALL my readers. So if you have a questions never hesitate to ask. You can find me on my FB page.




About the Author:

When you become a Mom, you begin to put yourself last, and your combat boots begin to collect dust. Going to your child's PTA meetings in full Gothic, especially industrial, regalia is pretty much frowned upon. Especially by your own children, and your teens would die of a heart attack. But, one should not have to completely stop being themselves, uniqueness is greatness. So all of that darkness is put into words in her books, and designs in her jewelry sold in her GothicMoms DarkCharms shop.

Mother of five beautiful children, but by far more than just that. T. A. Moorman is an artist, a violinist, a seamstress, a crafter, a writer, a blogger, a reviewer, a dark confidant and a darkly dangerous, fiercely protective friend. And currently broke, so go buy something of hers. Lol.

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