Monday, April 28, 2014

Cover Reveal: Healing the Bayou by Mary Bernsen

Title: Healing the Bayou
Author: Mary Bernsen
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: May 2, 2014

Twenty year old Eliza discovers her roots in Voodoo royalty, but claiming her throne means giving up her soul mate.

After learning that she is adopted, Eliza begins her search for her biological family and is propelled into an underground world of witchcraft, seances, and sacrifices where she is worshiped as the descendant of the last great Voodoo Queen of the bayou, Marie Laveau. From her great, great grandmother, she has inherited the ability to heal the souls of others by a
simple touch of her hands.
Eliza is expected cultivate this gift and learn her craft in order to use it and her rightful title as Queen to return the Voodoo community and religion to glory. A task not so terrible if it could be lived beside the devastatingly endearing Samuel Mueller. But Samuel is her Keeper; his chargeis keeping her safe and according to tradition he is not permitted to mingleromantically with his ward. The two struggle to smother the flame that grows between them while Samuel meets his demands as Eliza's guardian, keeping her from those who would sooner have her killed than let an outsider rule the bayou. And the enemies are much closer than Eliza could have ever imagined.

Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in Punta Gorda with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child that she affectionately calls husband. She is a stay-at-home mother and spends her days creating characters on the good side of twenty-five because she is in serious denial about the fact that she is now on the bad side of it. She has a passion for fantasy of any kind and she reviews every book she reads on her blog Read It Write. If she isn't having conversations with the friends in her head, you can usually find her clipping coupons or out on the boat enjoying the muddy waters of Peace River (as long as it isn't below 80 degrees).

1. I'm a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful chilets, a seven year old boy and a four year old girl.

2. I married my husband at the tender age of 21. He is still the love of my life, and the primary reason I totally believe in soul mates.

3. Between my mother and father, I have 4 sisters and a brother. I was second to youngest.

4. I'm an extreme couponer. The cashiers at my local supermarket know me...and fear me.

5. As a child I 100% believed I was Peter Pan. My brother fed this delusion by convincing me he kept my pixie dust safe. It was baby powder.

6. Growing up, I wanted to be a paleontologist.

7. My highlight of said career: to be the first scientist to successfully clone a T-rex.

8. I was adopted by my grandparents, and I will be forever grateful for the love they showed me.

9. I skipped eighth grade.

10. My eyes change color based on my mood. It's a genetic trait shared by at least two of my siblings.

11. I'm one of the quietest people you will ever meet. I'm not shy, I just legitimately have nothing to say.

12. In other words, I'm severely socially impaired.

13. I'm terrified of birds.

14. But even more afraid of frogs. *shivers*

15. Once Upon A Time is without a doubt my favorite television show ever.

16. Frozen has become my new favorite movie. Yeah, I'm a mom.

17. I have a dreadful sweet tooth that rules me.

18. Vegetables should go back to Hades where they came from. They have no place on my plate.

19. Sweating disgusts me. So, obviously Florida is the perfect place to live, right?

20. I love to fish, but I can't remember the last time I caught anything.

Dream Cast

(Jessica Lucas)

(Taylor Lautner)

Aunt Vivian
(Alfre Woodard)

(Taylor Momsen)

(William Moseley)



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Spotlight: Just Dessert by Kelly Collins

Title: Just Dessert
Author: Kelly Collins
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: April 4, 2014

Pure hearted Katarina Cross has a simple life plan; finish school and find a job. Everything is on track until Damon Noble walks onto the scene. He’s the sweetest confection she has ever laid eyes on.

Standing in for a friend who runs an escort service, Kat agrees to accompany one man for one night. How hard could it be? All I have to do is smile and look pretty.

After his last girlfriend left a bad taste in his mouth for commitment, Damon nixes the idea of a relationship. He simply orders and pays for what he needs. Why ask for the full menu when you can just order dessert?

A chance meeting, a book club and a penchant for dessert will change everything.

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."

-Ernestine Ulmer-

Kelly Collins lives in Colorado with her husband James. She’s the proud mother of three young adults that still manage to keep her on her toes and her head spinning. They are her greatest accomplishment.

As a military wife, Kelly has traveled the world like a rock star on tour. This has given her the amazing ability to unpack an entire household in three days—another crowning achievement!

Over her life, she has been a jack-of-all-trades between Dental assisting, teaching, and running her home staging business until finally, one day, she decided to do something she was meant to do. She wrote. And she hasn’t stopped since.

Armed with a glass of wine and her laptop, Kelly loves nothing more than to create a world that any woman would want to live in.



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Monday, April 21, 2014

Spotlight: Freeing Tuesday by Katheryn Kiden

Title: Freeing Tuesday
Author: Katheryn Kiden
Genre: Contemporary & Suspense Romance
Publication Date: March 29, 2014

Tuesday Weston has been running from everything and everyone for as long as she can remember. Not letting anyone in for fear of putting them in danger.

How long can you run from your past until the secrets pile up so high the world you've created comes crumbling down?

Evan Williams has a well known reputation. Forget flavor of the week, he prefers flavor of the moment. When he meets a girl that threatens to change his lifestyle, he can’t help but run through as many women as he can to get her out of his head.

Unfortunately for him, that kind of thing never goes as planned.

When Evan forces Tuesday to see what is right in front of her, will she run and hide or stand and fight?

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Katheryn Kiden was born in Boothbay Harbor Maine in 1989 and raised in Newcastle. She was raised with four brothers. Katheryn graduated when she was sixteen and has been writing since she was young. When she isn’t attached to a keyboard you can usually find her with her two younger brothers, friends, or with a camera in her hand.

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spotlight: Willow Creek: Craving by Stephanie Summers

Title: Willow Creek: Craving
Author: Stephanie Summers
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: March 8, 2014

A small idyllic town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains is home to a thriving community. People are happy, crime is practically nonexistent, life is good…unless you’re Sabine Crowley, who has been chosen to be the next blood bag for the vampire lord who has protected the town from otherworldly creatures for 200 years.

Sabine has big dreams for her life, and none of them include becoming a vampire’s concubine. On her 18th birthday, she seeks solitude to process the cruel turn her destiny has taken. As she sits alone in Cleary Park, a sexy stranger approaches her. He’s tall, mysterious, handsome, and a complete jerk. He soon reveals himself to be a vampire and she’s terrified of him and her strange attraction to him. She wants to get as far away from him as possible, yet finds herself wondering if she’ll see him again.

Remy, the cocky newcomer vampire, has been summoned by his maker, Bastian, to take his place beside him in the hierarchy of vampires inhabiting Willow Creek. He’s none too thrilled to be stuck in a boring little town in the middle of nowhere where he’ll have to feed exclusively from the girl he’s been paired with. He’s repulsed by the whole situation.

When Sabine tries to run away from her fate, Remy is forced to follow and bring her back. They’re unwillingly thrust into each other’s lives and reluctantly find an undeniable attraction between themselves. Will they ever look past their contempt for one another and act on their urges? Or are they destined to hate each other forever?

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Stephanie Summers is a wife and mother of two. She recently graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in accounting, though writing is her true passion. Stephanie seemed to always have a story or two or ten running around in her mind. At the ripe old age of 30, she finally decided it was time to put aside the thought that she didn't have what it took to write a novel and began writing her first story. She has since began and finished a paranormal romance, The Willow Creek Series: Craving. Her short story, Love Forgotten, was chosen to be published in the upcoming Stardust anthology. Her contemporary rock star romance, Undone, is scheduled to be released later in 2014.



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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spotlight: Besieged by L.P. Lovell

Title: Besieged
Author: L.P. Lovell
Genre: New Adult
Publication Date: February 14, 2014 

What would you do if you were granted millions of pounds and a face that melts the underwear off of any woman? Meet Theodore Ellis, the business man who parties like a rock star, and has more women than he has room on his bed post to put the notches.

Meet Lilly Parker. With a difficult past; Lilly is cold, closed off and emotionally unavailable in every way. Don't go thinking she's the sweet and innocent victim though, she plays the game better than most men, and is the original use and abuse woman.
She's built her walls ten feet high and topped with razor wire, but Theo is relentless in the face of a challenge and Lilly finds herself besieged by him. Can he get in her pants? Or will the unsuspecting man whore go a step further and finally tear down her walls? Unlikely.

This is no hearts and flowers love story, it is a battle of wills as a woman who trusts no-one denies a man who has never been denied.

Cue fireworks as female sass meets alpha male tenacity.

Besieged will make you laugh, fantasize and perhaps even shed a tear.

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Lauren Perry-Lovell or L.P Lovell is a 24 year old indie author from Salisbury, England. Lauren has written for several publications, including many women’s magazines. Lauren is known amongst her peers, clients and blog followers for her candid writing style and strong feminist views.


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