Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Forever Yours Featuring Crissy Sharp



The Glamorous Life of a Mediocre Housewife by Crissy Sharp

Lotty Brooks’ days consist of avoiding thoughts of her failing marriage, changing diapers, and trying not to eat chocolate brioche for breakfast and lunch. However, everything changes when her perfect, lakeside Montana neighborhood begins bustling with crime and she seems to be the target.

Jason Brooks wants to know what happened to the woman he married. Lotty’s a mere shell of her former self. When she becomes the focal point of neighborhood threats, and the town seems to question her innocence, he must decide how well he knows his wife.

As Jason and Lotty try to get to the bottom of the threats and find those responsible, they’ll need to remember what they once loved about each other. Otherwise, they may lose everything and everyone they care about.











It was his hideous cheval mirror that provoked Lotty. The pompous owls carved into the edges sneered at the bedroom as if they knew her and Jason’s marriage was falling apart. The crack in the top corner reminded her of everything that had gone wrong between them. She normally steered clear of the monstrosity, but today it caught her eye and she stopped right in front of it. Smack dab in the middle where she could see every stupid owl.

Somehow Jason’s mirror highlighted all her imperfections. Maybe it was the way he saw her now. She closed her eyes so she couldn’t see the stranger with slumped shoulders and tired eyes. She tried to think of herself as the confident, young mother she’d been, but the image dissolved before it ever came into view. Gone were the skinny jeans and heels. Now it was yoga pants and a muffin top. The bright-eyed Lotty Brooks was a distant memory. She missed the excited version of herself, the one who loved her husband and felt loved in return. The woman she’d become was a sad shell of her former self.

Lotty turned away with a sigh and shoved the last bite of her breakfast pastry into her mouth, letting the gooey deliciousness numb her sadness. Who needed skinny jeans and heels in a world where chocolate brioche masqueraded as breakfast? Maybe she should resign herself to a life in pants with stretchy waistbands.

She picked up Jason’s jacket from where he’d left it on the floor. Jason. Maybe what she needed to resign herself to was a life without him, but the thought tore at her heart.








"Had me caught up in the story and mystery of it very quickly. It’s been a long time since I found a book that was hard to put down, but this one was that way!"--Laura L.

"Fabulous, funny! Emotions and suspense abound!" --Julie C

"This book kept me on the edge of my seat! I did not want to put it down and snuck in a few pages while at work (shhh don't tell my boss!). This mystery/suspense novel has everything you could want - intrigue, a mystery to solve, romance, and even a scheming mother." --StoreyBook Reviews












Author Crissy Sharp

Crissy Sharp has a special knack for avoiding cooking and cleaning so she can focus the hobbies she truly enjoys, like writing and running. Though she'll always be a Montana girl at heart, she also loves Tennessee, where she currently lives with her husband and three children.






















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Ends 2/6/19

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The Allegiance Series by Erin McDermott


Captive
Rebel
The
Allegiance Book 1
by
Erin McDermott


Genre:
YA Fantasy Romance

In
a world where Greek Gods rule over the Allegiance, Marylyn O’Conner
struggles to survive. 



Marylyn
is a rebel, forced to do the rebellion’s bidding until an
unforgiving family debt is paid. A pawn in the war against the
Allegiance, she is obligated to become a rebel spy, or her family
will suffer. 

When
word spreads that an Allegiant Prince, Ariston, has escaped rebel
captivity vowing to hunt down rebel spies, Marylyn realizes her only
hope is to escape Allegiant territory. 

While
on the run, Ariston captures Marylyn, preventing her from any chance
of returning home. Desperate, she knows she needs to escape her
alluring captor or risk the safety of her family. 

But
Marylyn can’t keep herself from falling for the mysterious prince
as she finds that he can empathize with her troublesome past - a past
no ally has understood before.










Immortal
Rebel
The
Allegiance Book 2

He
is scarred by betrayal, she lives by deceiving others...



Betrayed,
rebel Michael O’Conner blames himself for the Allegiance laying
waste to the rebel town Pyke. After Pyke’s destruction, a curse of
immortality was placed on him by the three Furies. Ashamed, he vowed
to live a disconnected life, undisturbed by anything occurring
outside his seclusion.

Phoibe
is an Allegiant bounty hunter, circumstances forcing her to collect
bounties or lose her only home. When she is tasked with capturing a
girl named Marylyn O’Conner, for a promising reward, Phoibe agrees.
To aid in her mission, she creates an alliance with the isolated
immortal, Michael O’Conner.

After
learning his sister has been taken captive by an Allegiant Prince,
Michael O’Conner realizes he can no longer hide from the world. He
agrees to join Phoibe and save his sister, completely unaware of her
ulterior motives.

Phoibe
knows she needs to keep everything a secret from the handsome
immortal, or risk losing her only home. Phoibe only hopes she can
handle the heartache that will come with betraying a man who has
already experienced so much betrayal in his past.










Forgotten
Rebel
The
Allegiance Book 3

She
will do anything to save him, even risk her only chance to return
home...



Fanny
is an exiled princess of the Allegiance, a faction favored by the
Greek Gods. She was exiled for loving a rebel, but now he has gone
missing. She will do anything to find him - even place her trust in
the mysterious yet enticing stranger, Adonis.

He
promises Fanny he knows where the rebel, Charles, has been taken, but
refuses to explain how he knows. Seeing that he is her only hope, she
follows him on a journey to the Allegiant capital, hoping Charles is
still alive.

The
only catch? Adonis does not know Fanny is exiled. She needs to feign
Allegiant royalty if she wants his help. Desperate, that is exactly
what she does.










Erin
McDermott was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated college
with a bachelors degree in History. If she's not in her room writing,
you may find somewhere on the Jersey Shore with her family. She has
been writing stories since 3rd grade. It was not until after
experiencing the fast-paced life New York City had to offer that she
decided to finally take the plunge and finish her first book, CAPTIVE
REBEL (The Allegiance, Book 1).



During
her years in college she expressed a deep interest in Greek
Mythology, which she incorporates into The Allegiance Series. She is
incredibly grateful to her family for supporting her throughout the
trials and tribulations of the independent publishing process.








"When did you first begin writing?"
  I began writing in 3rd grade while watching my brother's Little League games. I would just sit in a corner and write. The books I wrote were inspired by "Little House on the Prairie," by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I would sit and write about my life in the houses I lived in, just as she wrote about her life in her diaries.

"When did you decide to first publish a book?"
  I always loved writing, but the idea of publishing a book seemed like an impossible dream. I never thought I'd finish a book, never mind actually publish something. It wasn't until I was working a job that I really didn't enjoy that I decided to set to my dreams and complete a book. Then my first book was born, Captive Rebel.

What advice would you give to those who are trying to write a book?
   I once read somewhere that writing is like building a sand castle. The first draft is you filling a sandbox with, well, sand! It's messy, it's unstructured, but it's something to work with. Knowing the first draft is going to be sloppy is the only way to finish the book. Once you finish a book your goal seems more realistic and the edits will come on easy. The edits are you building the sand castle in that scenario, by the way.

What inspired you to write Captive Rebel?
   Actually, I had a dream. It was a vivid dream and I needed to get it down on paper. In one night I wrote 10,000 words. Then, I didn't look at that story again. Not until after my job in New York City when I finally decided to begin pursuing my dreams.


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Rijel 12 by King Everett Medlin


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Science Fiction
Date Published: 11/23/18
Publisher: Chandra Press

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The remote Intergalactic Penal Colony on the planet Rijel 12 is a very profitable enterprise. Its desolate surface is an uninhabitable wasteland relentlessly scorched by its sun, but inside the planet is a vast treasure trove of the most precious resources in the galaxy.

Prisoners sentenced to Rijel 12 know it’s a one-way ticket. It used to be a convict would serve their time and come home. That stopped a while ago. Inmates are forced to work the mines in wretched conditions and the death rate is staggering. Luckily for the warden, new inmates arrive monthly to replenish the labor pool. Business has never been better.

From the darkness of their miserable existence, one prisoner decides to take a stand and begins to organize a resistance. Inmates rally to the cause and prepare for rebellion. Can the rag-tag rebels of ‘New Australia’ succeed in their quest for freedom or will the warden and the overpowering might of the Interplanetary Authority extinguish their only hope?

From new author, King Everett Medlin, comes an action-packed epic of hope, rebellion, and the quest for redemption.



Excerpt


The hard life of mining killed off thousands of prisoners every year, and there was no predictable pattern to it.  Stronger prisoners died in the mines just as easily as weaker prisoners. Determination to survive, or resentment at having been sent to this subterranean hell, could certainly sustain a being for a while, but accidents were quite common.  Death could come easily, and at most any time.  Prison administrators didn’t care.  They didn’t have to.  In another few weeks, there’d be a ship arriving with more prisoners anyway.  Life deteriorated into a matter of brutal survival for the desperate beings on Rijel 12.

After half an Earth century of dumping unfortunate prisoners on the planet, the place had become a death sentence, and everyone knew it.  Inmates would tell newly arrived prisoners, and even prison officials communicated the same message.  As one infamously cruel guard used to put it to arriving convicts as they were processed in the receiving bay, “You have been sent here to die, and that is likely what you’ll do.  Accept it, and your miserable existence here may end peacefully.  Who knows?  You may die tomorrow.  We don’t know, and we don’t care.  Work and you eat.  Eat and you live.  That’s all you need to know for now.”

And yet fifty Earth years after its creation, even when faced with such an impossible existence, amazingly, some beings learned how to survive.  They adapted, and they overcame by creating a society of their own.  Leaders arose, structure developed, and the situation stabilized, partly driven by necessity and partly due to the sheer determination of intelligent creatures seeking to exist, no matter what the circumstances.  They figured out ways to live on.




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About the Author

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King Everett Medlin has been writing since 2013 when he first developed the idea for Rijel 12. It was originally designed to be a SciFi series, with the objective of creating several short installments. Instead, he got a lucky break when Chandra Press from San Diego responded favorably to the original draft, deciding to publish it as a full-length novel. King lives in Denver, Colorado with his lovely wife Caroline and has two grown children. He's a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he played college Rugby and remains a diehard Sooners fan to this day. His specialties are Science Fiction and Mystery/Suspense novels, focusing on unusual stories with intriguing plot-lines and amazing characters.

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Black Light: Possession by L.K. Shaw



Title: Black Light: Possession

Series: Black Light #11
Author: L.K. Shaw
Publisher: Black Collar Press
Genre: Contemporary BDSM
Release Date: January 16, 2019





Blurb

After relocating to Washington, D.C. to avoid an overzealous secret
admirer, Dr. Madeline Parrish wants to learn all that the city has to offer.
When a friend invites her to explore the dark pleasures at the exclusive BDSM
club, Black Light, Madeline meets two enigmatic Doms, with whom she spends one
explosive night.

Soon the “love letters” from her admirer start arriving, but now their
tone is clearly threatening. When it’s discovered the letters are eerily
similar to those written by the serial killer, “Casanova”, FBI Agents Joseph
Crocker and Nathaniel Morgan are brought in to investigate. 

Much to their surprise, Madeline is the sexy submissive they shared an
unforgettable night with.

Crocker and Morgan tempt and seduce Madeline into becoming theirs. “Casanova”,
however, has other plans for her. 

Can the men catch the killer before he makes Madeline his next victim?










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Author Bio



LK Shaw is
a physical therapist assistant by day and author/social media addict by night.
She resides in South Carolina with her high maintenance beagle mix dog, Miss P,
who should probably just have her own Instagram account. An avid reader since
childhood, she became hooked on historical romance novels in high school. She
now reads, and loves, all romance sub-genres, with erotic romance and romantic
suspense being her favorite. LK enjoys traveling and chocolate. Her books
feature hot alpha heroes and the strong women they love.

LK loves to
interact with readers. You can follow her on any of her social media. Don’t
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