Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October BTS Book Reviews Magazine

Join us and explore the October issue of BTS Book Reviews magazine. Our featured cover author is Victoria Danann and here is a little taste of her feature. See full feature at: BTS eMag.
Question: Share with us a little about your current release and your next release.
Victoria:  Gathering Storm, is the fifth installment in my serial saga just released September 19. This series is a little different from what readers are used to because it’s an ongoing story – not in the sense of cliffhanging endings. Each book does tell its own story complete with ending, but the next begins where the last ended. That’s why each book comes with a strong recommendation for reading in order.

The first four books were loosely based on themes of fairy tales or beloved stories, i.e., Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, The Pied Piper, and Little Red Riding Hood. These tales are situated against a backdrop of modern day knights and heroes, witches, elves, berserkers, psychics, demons, vampires, werewolves, and more. While that may sound silly or juvenile, or both, I assure you the series is neither.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cover Reveal - No Trespassing by Brei Betzold


Title: No Trespassing 
Author: Brei Betzold 
Cover Design: Robin at Wicked by Design

-Synopsis-
Ezekiel ‘Zeke’ Murphy has plans.  After spending four years in the Army he’s headed home.  He was ready to settle down, marry his girl and run his ranch in the panhandle of Texas.  Only plans change, people change, and what he thought once was is irrevocably changed.
McKenna ‘Mac’ Wyatt should be out making mistakes, living her life as every other 21 year old college student.  Instead she’s stuck in a small town where everyone knows her family’s dirty little secrets.  Instead of going to college like she once dreamed, she finds herself once again minimizing her mama’s path of destruction.
Can a lost soldier and a small town pariah find a way to make it through their rocky past and see what’s been right in front of them all along?  Or will the town’s opinion, mistakes made, and history reliving itself prove they never should have been?

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About Brei:

Stay at home mom to one very interesting little boy. I have been writing since 7th grade when my English teacher turned me onto poetry and never stopped. Thank you Mrs. Williams. In high school I had yet another English teacher inspire me to start writing short stories where I found my first true love, turning words into something so simple yet complex that it can move other people to love it or hate it, but in the end to feel emotions about something I created.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Release Day Blitz - Parallel Spirits by Cassia Leo



Title: Parallel Spirits
Author: Cassia Leo
Release Date: 10/21/13

Synopsis:

Book One in the Carrier Spirits Series from New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo.

After more than three centuries as a carrier spirit, Mara has finally found a willing host in eighteen-year-old Belinda. As a reward for Belinda's compliance, Mara sets out to help brokenhearted Belinda find love.

With the promise of a new body, Mara dares to hope her plan may work--until Mara and Belinda both fall for sweet and charming Conor. But Mara's feelings for Conor aren't her only obstacle.

A spirit with whom Mara shares a dark past is possessing Conor. Now a war is waging inside and outside Belinda's body and she quickly discovers what Mara has known for centuries:

Falling in love is just as dangerous as battling evil spirits.

Buy Links:

Kindle: Parallel Spirits (Carrier Spirits)
Nook: http://bit.ly/psbandn
iTunes: http://bit.ly/psibooks

Excerpt:

Chapter 1: Mara’s POV

They say love is blind, but they’re wrong. Love is the harshest light shined on every insecurity, every weakness, every broken promise. It exposes its victims, laying their bloody hearts bare on a slab of cold stone. Love is not for the fainthearted. Love is for humans.

Finding another carrier spirit like me residing inside my best friend’s body was unbelievable. Falling in love with my best friend, having learned love’s deadliest lesson long ago, was foolish.

Samuel stands at the edge of the water with her cowering in his arms. The moonlight leaps off her black hair lighting up the expression of disbelief in his eyes.

“You said our spirits were destined for each other!” I shout at Samuel across the dark beach.

“Mara, I am telling you the truth,” he insists.

There’s something magical about the beach at night. The way the stars and the moon lay a twinkling blanket over the tumbling surface of the ocean. The black waves exploding into clouds of briny mist. It’s so violent yet so serene. It’s perfect on a night when you can’t decide if you’d rather live or die.
I plant my bare feet firmly in the wet sand. “Stop lying, Darius!” I shout. If he wants to call me Mara then I’ll call him by his spirit name as well.

A guttural sob builds in my throat and I feel as if I’m being split in half. Half of me wants to die and be done with the miserable business of being human. Half of me wants to return to my life as a carrier spirit, when nothing could harm me—and love couldn’t reach me.

My arms are stretched before me as I concentrate on holding in the energy building inside me. The restless sensation that penetrates down to my bones is unbearable. Telekinesis is only useful when you can control it. And right now, I am very out of control.

PARALLEL SPIRITS PLAYLIST:

Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Reasons to Love You by Meiko
The Little Things by Colbie Caillat
Cosmic Love by Florence + the Machine
Oath by Cher Lloyd & Becky G
Into Dust by Mazzy Star
If It Kill Me (Casa Nova Sessions) by Jason Mraz
Riverside by Agnes Obel
Sort Of by Ingrid Michaelson
Shadows by Yo La Tengo
Seven Devils by Florence + the Machine
Never Let Me Go by Florence + the Machine
Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix) by Blue Foundation
Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye
Summertime Sadness (Remix) by Lana Del Rey & Cedric Gervais

Link to playlist on YouTube: http://bit.ly/psplaylist

Link to playlist on Spotify: http://bit.ly/psplaylists




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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Cover Reveal - Arouse and Allure by Nina Lane

News from Nina!

Why is there no release date for AWAKEN yet? One reason is that Amazon has blocked AROUSE and ALLURE from visibility because of the semi-nudity on the old covers.

Until Amazon removes the filter and the books are fully back in the system, we can't schedule a release date for AWAKEN. As soon as the filter is removed, I'll make the announcement!

Title: Arouse (Spiral of Bliss #1)
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: December 24, 2012
Cover Design: Victoria Colotta of VMC Art & Design
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

Synopsis:

"One day I'm going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me," he said.

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv's inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure. But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other...and sex might not be enough to save them.

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Purchase Links: KINDLE | NOOK | KOBO


Title: Allure (Spiral of Bliss #2)
Author: Nina Lane
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publication Date: May 14, 2013
Cover Design: Victoria Colotta of VMC Art & Design

Synopsis:

“We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense.”

After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his lovely wife are determined to fix their mistakes, and Liv’s unexpected pregnancy intensifies their desire to fall madly in love all over again.

Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Dean fights to shield Liv from the hostility, but for the first time, Liv resists her white knight’s defense. Her newfound resolve clashes with Dean’s desperate need to protect her.

Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but bitter family conflicts now endanger their fragile intimacy. And when Dean’s career is suddenly threatened, he and Liv must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.

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Purchase Links: KINDLE | NOOK | KOBO

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences.

Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list, and she is currently working on the third book in the Spiral of Bliss series.

Connect with Nina: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Silly Amazon. I adored the former covers of both books! But the new covers are just as beautiful also. Not only are both of these books at the top of my all time favorites list but Professor Dean is also at the top of my all time favorite BBF list! He's just to die for...so swoony and all HOT, intelligent, alpha professor! And he calls his wife "Beauty." I mean, really! Sigh...

One of the reasons I love this series so much is because it focuses on the trials and tribulations of being a married couple. Sure, we go back in time for a peek at how they initially became a couple but the main focus is on the present state of their marriage after a few years in. Neither one of them is perfect as they've both made plenty of mistakes. Being married for 20 years, I can certainly appreciate how difficult it is to continually keep a relationship alive. I've been anxiously awaiting the third book, Awaken for months now, but at least it gives me time to revisit Dean and Liv's love story. Feel free to read my reviews of Arouse and Allure by clicking below.

Read my 5+ O review of Arouse here.

Read my 5+ O review of Allure here.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Cover Reveal - Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

I'm honored to be participating in the cover reveal of the newest book from this most amazing author. Believe it or not, I'm a bit late to the party as I just finished reading the Love Me With Lies series. It's been on my TBR for the longest time and I finally, finally, finally read it. I don't know what took me so long but I certainly read them quick enough! All three books were finished within six days. Those reviews will soon be posted. But in the meantime, check out the synopsis and beautiful cover for the upcoming release, Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher!

Title: Mud Vein
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Expected Release Date:   December 2013
Cover reveal organized by: Shh Moms Reading
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18246727-mud-vein?from_search=true

Synopsis:

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.


About the Author:

I am a real life villain, truly. I drink sick amounts of Starbucks. Most of the time my hair smells like coffee. I was born in South Africa, and lived there for most of my childhood. I moved to Seattle just for the rain. Rome is my favorite place in the world so far, Paris comes in at a close second. I read and write more than I sleep. When I was eleven, I wrote an entire novel about runaway orphans, using only purple ink. I am addicted to Florence and the Machine and will travel to see concerts. I love scary movies and giraffes. I spend way too much time on Facebook. Meet you there?…

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/authortarrynfisher
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tarryn__Fisher
Author website: http://www.tarrynfisher.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5410816.Tarryn_Fisher



Monday, October 14, 2013

The Civil Wars - Talking In Your Sleep

Love this version of an old Romantics song! It belongs on a book playlist! The question is which book?

Lorde - Royals (US Version)

So, this popular song hit the airwaves recently and has already been featured in two television shows this week, The Vampire Diaries and Revenge.

My question for you is what book playlist will it eventually end up on?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Here With Me by Susie Suh & Robot Koch

A new song I just heard on episode three of The Blacklist. I'm in love...it's beautiful and haunting, hauntingly beautiful. I'm anxiously awaiting it's release. On what book playlist can we include this?



These lyrics are just lovely...

Caught in the riptide
I was searching for the truth
There was a reason
I collided into you

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

Nobody knows why
Nobody knows how or when
This feeling begins just like a spark
Tossing and turning inside of your heart
Exploding in the dark

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

All inside me I find my way back to you

Calling your name in the midnight hour
Reaching for you from the endless dream
So many miles between us now
But you are always here with me

Two worlds in your hands in your heart
Its one universe
You are always here with me