New Release Blitz – The Caster’s Canticle by LV Lewis – #ASMSG #ParanormalRomance

Title: The Caster’s Canticle
Series: The Caster Prophecy #1
Author: L.V. Lewis
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2016
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When hopelessness and lust collides, how does one give life to a heart that sings to you like no other?
Disillusioned by his own kind and living among humans, powerful warlock Stellan Kierkegaard encounters his foretold soulmate in the ailing Leilani Gibson.

Together, they’re prophesied to knit dark and light covens to lead the Caster world. Yet how can this be when she is, by every indication, mortal?


Growing up, L.V. Lewis wanted to be an internationally known rock star, but unfortunately, lived in the wrong part of the country to pursue that career (and neither American Idol nor The Voice were available then). An early love for the written word gave her the plan B she sought. Now she pens romance novels that let her live vicariously through rock stars and other fascinating archetypes.

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New Release – At Her Service – #ASMSG #Romance #Kindle

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At Her Service

8 Racy Novellas Featuring Hired Men at Work

–Get 8 all-new stories for just 99¢ for a limited time!–

A good man is easy to find…if you know where to look.

In this hot novella collection, manservants are up for any task and just a click or call away. When these sexy drivers, personal assistants, bodyguards and other hot men on the job make “your wish is my command” their mission, lust–and sometimes love–isn’t far behind.

Includes:

LACE FOREVER by Nicole Flockton
None of designer Lily Green’s careful lists can prepare her for her meeting with Grayson Warren–a bodyguard desperate to get his business back on track.

EYES OF THE WOLF by Emilia Mancini
Private detective Jake McDonnell has been hired to make sure Maria Rodriguez isn’t involved in illegal activities. What he discovers will leave his senses reeling and his body thrumming.

DESIGNATED HITTER by Holley Trent
When Quinn Hathaway arrives on Marina Cassevete’s doorstep for a job, her instinct is to send the troublemaker away, but she can’t afford to tell the charming hustler “no.”

PLAYING PRETEND by Alyse Zaftig
When a romance novelist hires disgraced football player Jude to help her block scenes, business turns to pleasure as the heat slowly turns up.

BOYFRIEND BY THE HOUR by Tara Crescent
Sadie thinks her new neighbor Cole is an escort. He’s not. Given his womanizing past, she doesn’t believe he can be true. Could playing the part of hired boyfriend be the ticket to changing her mind?

HELEN AND THE MAN FROM TROI by Holle Dolce
Adam is a BDSM slave who, desperate for employment, has become a manservant. Although anxious about his new gig, he’s determined that his brand of submission is what lovely, heartbroken Helen requires.

EUROPEAN TOUR by L.V. Lewis
Brody Kent wants to leave his rock star alter ego in the past. Is taking a gig as personal assistant to a pop princess Skylar Samuelson worth the risk of exposing his sordid past?

PERFECT ON PAPER by Kristina Knight
For three weeks, Daisy MacIntosh has been stringing Nick Vega’s firm along and they badly need the influx of cash a new contract will bring. Stepping in to become Daisy’s ManServant isn’t the best idea, but it’s the only one he’s got.

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New Release ~ Odin’s Murder by Angel Lawson and Kira A. Gold

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Title:   Odin’s Murder

Author(s):  Angel Lawson and Kira A. Gold

Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance

Publication Date:  September 10, 2013

Purchase Link:  Amazon

Cover Designed By:  AngstyG

My Review of Odin’s Murder

Ethan Tyrell knows how to work the system because that’s where he’s languished most of his life. Without a loving family to keep him on the straight-and-narrow, he harbors bitter anger, and might have fallen through the cracks were it not for a caring social worker who recognized his talent and pulled some strings to get him into a refined honors program at a local college. Each student has been selected based on a unique skillset they bring to the table. Or are they?

Getting into scrapes don’t bother Ethan, but it might ruin his chances of of staying out of prison. However, trouble seems to follow him, and she’s a smart, leggy brunette named Memory Erickssen who has the goods and knows just how to flaunt them to her advantage. She also happens to be Ethan’s roommate’s twin sister, and somehow they all get thrown together for a group project by a quirky professor who seems hell-bent on amplifying Ethan’s suffering among the nerds.

Early on, Ethan doubts his ability to keep up with these academically gifted students, questioning why he was thrown together with the likes of the brilliant twins, and Faye, the daughter of an expert linguist who has come into her own as an expert in ancient languages and mythology.  Ethan’s photography, however, is not shabby, so he has a gift to share with the team. When Memory’s roommate, Sonja, from the previous year is a no-show, the project group begins down by one, which irritates Julian, Memory’s twin, to no end. Julian is competitive and wants to win the competition since he came so close to doing so the year before. The team struggles to impress the professor academically while solving the mystery of first Sonja’s disappearance, and then the methodical dropping of other team members like flies–or dead crows.

This New Adult paranormal romance is one of the most intelligent I’ve read since the advent of this new genre. Lawson and Gold spin a savvy tale which delves into a little-used mythology that makes it a fresh read. The characters are as mature as a group of soon-to-be college matriculaters can be, and very well-rounded. None are left without a purpose or used inappropriately in the story. Both the main plot and the sub-plots are very-well written and fleshed out to their potential. The romance that blossoms between the characters happens naturally, and isn’t forced or thrust immediately upon the reader. The primary story threads effortlessly through Ethan and Memory’s love-hate relationship that finally culminates in a connection that isn’t contrived or insta-love as a lot of YA/NA stories tend to be today.

The authors have an unparalleled skill for writing wonderful prose and one-liners that keep the reader interested in what these characters do and say. Even if there wasn’t a couple of burgeoning romances interwoven into the story, the solving of the mystery alone would keep a reader on their toes.

As the students uncover layer after layer of the mythology surrounding their research subject, they discover clues that bring them closer to figuring out where their members are going. But will they be too late?

I give Odin’s Murder 5 out of 5 stars!

Meet The Authors

Angel Lawson

Angel Lawson lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of five books, including the Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin’s Murder with Kira Gold. She has one other New Adult title, No Regrets, under the pen name Lila Atkinson.

Kira A. Gold

Kira A. Gold is a costume designer and textile artist who writes strange fiction when not holding fabric or a Shakespeare script. She lives in Kentucky with her very patient husband and too many cats. Look for her debut solo NA novel coming out this spring. She occasionally blogs at www.kiraagold.wordpress.com

Sneak Peek Sunday – To Be Loved by Andrea Goodson #A2A #NA


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To Be Loved by Andrea Goodson

Sneak Peek
I only talked with him for a few moments. I was tired of the same rhetoric, the same circles of conversation that never led anywhere. My father loved me, I knew he did, but our relationship had always been a consistent cycle of love and irritation. One minute I would be his favorite person on the planet and the next, he acted as if he couldn’t wait to get away from me. The second I did or said something that he didn’t agree with, that was it, he was done talking.
Mom wasn’t that different, she was much the same as my Dad, just in a different way. I quickly learned while living with her that, rather than becoming upset if she disagreed with me, she would simply act as if I hadn’t said anything at all. Where my father would fight with me, she would fake ignorance.
As I laid in my bed thinking about the strange relationships I had with both of my parents, the phone rang again. I glanced over at the sleek black handset, wondering if I should even bother answering. I knew it would be my father again. I took a deep breath, exhaled, and gave in to the loud ringing.
“What now?” I answered, sure that it was my father calling again to tell me how bad I screwed up. Surely, one time wouldn’t be enough for him.
“Ok then, Beautiful. I’ll just call you later!”
It was Graysen.
My frown quickly changed to a smile. I loved it when he called me that. Beautiful.
“Wait!” I replied. “I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.”
“Who? Your other boyfriend?”
“No!”
Wait, had he just said boyfriend?
I thought for a few moments, silent on my end of the phone.
“You there?” he asked.
I carefully worded my response.
“Well, yeah I’m here. I mean, I would have to have one boyfriend to be able to have a second one, right?”
I leaned forward on my bed, resting my chin upon my hand as the seconds of silence slowly passed. I wondered why he hadn’t answered me yet? My ears filled with the deafening silence on the other end of the line. I bit my lip, impatiently awaiting his response. After a few more moments I was ready to ask if he was still there, perhaps we had lost connection or he had just hung up because I had put him on the spot with an uncomfortable question. But then, Graysen said something so simple and so silly that I couldn’t have possibly imagined at that point in time how much those few words would change my life. It was a point where everything was about to change for me. In hindsight, I wish I would have realized just how seriously that change would impact my life.
“Well, who am I, your cousin?”
A huge smile spread across my face. I held my hand against my mouth as the joy inside bubbled out of me. Despite all of my flaws and all of my past mistakes, this boy on the other end of the phone line wanted me. He wanted to be with me. He liked the new Avery Brooks, just as much as my past friends in Chicago liked the old Avery Brooks. He liked me for who I was becoming. Not a girl who went out all the time, not a girl who liked party and get high every chance she got. But a girl who would be dependable for him, a girl that he could count on to remain true and loyal. I wanted to be that girl, I could be that girl. Because as long as I was that girl then Graysen Bennett was my boyfriend.
“Hello?” he asked, obviously now worried that I was the one who wasn’t there.
I quickly tried to stifle the gitty girl that was coming out and replied.
“Ok.”
“Ok?” he asked.
“Yeah, ok.” I smiled and I felt sure he could feel the happiness I exuded coming through the phone.
“Well, good. Now that we have that little detail taken care of, who did you think it was when I called?”
“Oh, that. Just my Dad. We had been talking earlier and arguing. I thought you were him calling me back again.”
“Oh.” He answered. “Well, that couldn’t be me.”
“Why is that?” I asked.
“Because I could never argue with you?”
I laughed.
“Never?”
“Nope.”
“Why?”
“Because you’re too perfect.”
Perfect. He thought I was perfect. I was thankful that he couldn’t see me blushing.
“Perfect?”
“Yeah, you’re pretty. Like, really pretty. You’re fun and so smart. You’re different than the other girls around here. You act how a girl should act.”
“What do you mean how a girl should act?”
“I don’t know. I guess I mean, you don’t go showing off for attention. You’re just you and you don’t care what anyone thinks. Like at Sam’s party the other night, you didn’t let Sam intimidate you. You stuck to your guns and didn’t get all messed up like the other girls. I like that. I like a good girl.”
A good girl? I realized I had been right. A good girl is exactly what Graysen wanted. I thought for a few moments about telling him of my life in Chicago, I really did. I thought about telling him that I wasn’t some innocent princess, that I had already done my fair share of bad deeds, skipping school, drinking, and pot smoking. But why would that matter? He liked what he saw now, and it wasn’t fake. I wanted to be good. I wanted to be out of the whole party scene and how lucky was I that I met a gorgeous guy that liked a girl like that? I wanted Graysen. I wasn’t going to say a word to him that might change what he thought of me, the new me. The only question that lingered was why I had changed so rapidly. At that moment in time, I couldn’t even understand myself what it was that had made me want to change, so how could I explain it to him?
Character Depiction
Avery
Meet 17 year old Avery Brooks. New to the small town of Elkins, West Virginia and confident that her last 2 years of high school will fly by without a hitch. Fighting past troubles from her hometown of Chicago, Avery is looking for smooth sailing from here on out. Everything seems to be going exactly as planned until Graysen Bennett, the only boy who has caught her eye, suddenly notices her. Captivated by his attention, soon Avery’s plans begin to fall apart. But what else does she really need than to be loved?

To Be Loved is scheduled for release in November 2013!

For more information and to learn about Andrea’s other books, you can follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/andreagoodsonbooks , Twitter www.twitter.com/bethelightwrite , and her website at www.andreagoodson.wordpress.com

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Are You Mine? by N.K. Smith ~ Release Day Blitz – #31WriteNow

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Synopsis:

Human connection? Who needs it?

Ever since she can remember, wealthy but weary Saige Armstrong has felt different from her peers in Pechimu, New Jersey. With only one good friend to her name, she has navigated the complicated halls of high school and is now faced with the timeless question: Now what?

Fox Harrington, a fun-loving, socially charismatic graffiti artist uses his passions to color his world how he wants it. He knows exactly where his life is headed. That is, until he meets Saige.

A summer project links the two together, making a tentative friendship bloom into romance, but despite their affection for each other, fundamental beliefs and ways of thinking threaten to destroy all they have built.

“These moments in life are the best there are. They’re heavy with emotion, messy with the what-ifs, and frightening with the unknowns.”

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Bio:
Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a Technical Writer for a Fortune 100 company. The author of the Old Wounds Series, Ghosts of Our Pasts, and My Only, she is a mother of two who finds the time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.
An avid lover of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.

Author Links:
Website: http://nksmithauthor.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NKSmithAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NKSmithWrites
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5358547.N_K_Smith

Cover Reveal and Excerpt of N.K. Smith’s “Are You Mine?”

An author colleague of mine from one of my writing groups has a new release, which I’m pleased to simultaneously host for our author-to-author group. N.K. Smith’s upcoming novel Are You Mine? is in the growing New Adult category, and the cover for it is exceptional. Enjoy the excerpt!

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Title: Are You Mine?
Author: N.K. Smith
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Expected release date: 7 August 2013
Goodreads link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17334793-are-you-mine
Cover Design by Regina Wamba at MaeIDesign.com
Photography by Poly Mendes at PolyMendes.com
[This is a self-published title so no pre-order purchase links will be available prior to publication.]

Synopsis:

Human connection? Who needs it?

Ever since she can remember, wealthy but weary Saige Armstrong has felt different from her peers in Pechimu, New Jersey. With only one good friend to her name, she has navigated the complicated halls of high school and is now faced with the timeless question: Now what?

Fox Harrington, a fun-loving, socially charismatic graffiti artist uses his passions to color his world exactly how he wants it. He knows exactly where his life is headed. That is, until he meets Saige.

A summer project links the two together, making a tentative friendship bloom into romance, but despite their affection for each other, fundamental beliefs and ways of thinking threaten to destroy all they have built.

In this tender story of young love, N.K. Smith delivers a striking tale of two people standing on the precipice of adult life.

And now… The cover!

Isn’t it beautiful? I love it. The artist did a spectacular job. The colors are so warm and inviting.

On to the teaser!

Sneak Peek:

Before I know it, he’s really close to me. Our bodies so close they are touching. He moves his hand from my wrist, so now our palms are together, fingers interlaced. Fox’s other hand is against the small of my back. My cheek rests against his chest. I hold my breath.

It’s awkward at first, but as I relax into his body and allow him to move us, I can see the private dance for what it is. An exchange. I breathe in and feel his chest rise against mine. He’s giving me a little bit of his calm. I don’t know if it’s on purpose or if I’m making it all up because I’ve spent too much time talking to Val about his new-aged hippie ideas on energy, but for some reason, it doesn’t matter right now. All that matters is that I’m pressed against him in this little basement where no one can see us, and he’s holding me like I’ve never let anyone do before.

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Author bio:

Based in the American Midwest, N.K. Smith is a Technical Writer for a Fortune 100 company. The author of the Old Wounds Series, Ghosts of Our Pasts, and My Only, she is a mother of two who finds the time to write very early in the morning when the rest of the world is still fast asleep.

An avid lover of history, art, music, books, and people, she is interested in telling stories that speak to the human condition.

Author contact links:
Website: http://nksmithauthor.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NKSmithAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/NKSmithWrites
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5358547.N_K_Smith