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Friday, July 19, 2019

Blurb Blitz Metrofloat New York by William Quincy Belle


Metrofloat New York
by William Quincy Belle

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. William Quincy Belle will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC or PayPal cash to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


GENRE: Science Fiction
A Post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi thriller.



Several hundred years in the future, Earth is a different planet. Antigravity has been invented and “flying” has given way to “floating”: giant platforms with cities remain above the growing surface temperatures as enclaves of the privileged. A global pandemic has wiped out 80% of those on the ground, and a virulent, flesh-eating disease, necrofasc, has left most with artificial body parts. Insects are the main food staple. A utopia for some, a dystopia for others.



Metrofloat New York, a futuristic city of thirty million, is run by an oligarchy of five rich and powerful people. An unknown assassin, working from within the system, attempts to seize control and declare himself dictator by methodically removing all rivals. Detective Matthew Heart of the Metropolitan Police must deal with his partner, a cyborg policewoman, his unofficial family, a transgender woman and her one-legged daughter, and a mysterious assailant bent on taking over the world by killing anyone who stands in his way.


Read an Excerpt:



Alan and Terry were skinny enough to slip through the security perimeter into the antigravity zone. Already, they heard the pounding of the AG machines. Workers in the area often wore ear protection, as the constant noise could damage their hearing, but when one is young and foolish, protection is for wimps. They climbed down to the lowest scaffolding and looked out over the panorama below. The ground was a good kilometer down, speckled with the twinkling lights of the settlement. Each light was a potential target for a jump-and-grab, so tonight looked to be an excellent opportunity.



Rumors had been circulating around the high school for over a year about thrill seekers doing the unthinkable: bungee jumping from the metrofloat. Alan and Terry had pooled their money and bought the latest in equipment, including a controllable elasticized cable, a double-safety ankle harness, and a precision-positioning system with automatic height detection. The flexible anchor allowed them to set up the bungee in any location in record time, so they could get in, jump, and get out before the authorities knew they were violating restricted areas.



Alan would make the first attempt. He had decked himself with various tools attached to his belt and a helmet with a lamp. He had double-checked his ankle connectors and made sure the safety harness was in place. Terry gave him the once-over, enumerating each item out loud so they both knew they had checked everything. Alan climbed over the railing and held on as Terry fed out the cable so it was free and clear of the scaffolding.



Quivering with excitement, Alan looked over at his friend. Terry grinned and gave him a thumbs-up. Alan turned back to the open space, took a deep breath, and spread his arms out. He bent his knees and pushed off into a swan dive.



Alan had ten seconds of free fall before the cable slowed his descent — ten seconds of weightlessness as the wind whistled by his head. It was peaceful. And surreal. It wasn’t every day somebody jumped from a height of a thousand meters.



Looking toward the ground when he jumped, Alan twisted as he now fell, upside down, and brought his head up to look off into the distance. The light from his helmet flashed on something. He swept his head back and forth until the object was visible again. There was a human body three meters from him, free-falling at the same rate. It tumbled in the air. Judging by the looseness of the limbs, Alan guessed the person was unconscious. Or dead. Wouldn’t somebody falling to their death be thrashing about?


About the Author:

William Quincy Belle is just a guy. Nobody famous; nobody rich; just some guy who likes to periodically add his two cents worth with the hope, accounting for inflation, that $0.02 is not over evaluating his contribution. He claims that at the heart of the writing process is some sort of (psychotic) urge to put it down on paper and likes to recite the following, which so far he hasn't been able to attribute to anyone: "A writer is an egomaniac with low self-esteem." You will find Mr. Belle's unbridled stream of consciousness floating around in cyberspace.



Amazon: Metrofloat New York - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K631LDS

Web site: http://www.williamquincybelle.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilliamQuincyBelle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wqbelle

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/William-Quincy-Belle/e/B01M1IQ69G

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
William Quincy Belle will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC or PayPal cash to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


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Thursday, July 18, 2019

VBT Saint by Chantal Fernando



Saint
by Chantal Fernando

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wind Dragons and Cursed Ravens MC series comes sinners, saints and secrets…


*Dear Skylar,


Five years. That’s a long time to go without talking to somebody, especially someone who was such a huge part of your life…*


A letter from my first kiss and my childhood everything…from prison.


He may be nicknamed Saint, but this sweet, sexy biker most definitely has a wild streak. Hearing from him draws me right back into the Knights of Fury motorcycle club—the people I’ll always think of as family.


He’s still the only man I’ve ever wanted.


Each good, old-fashioned letter from my “prison pen pal” has my heart racing. Which is nothing compared to how I feel when Saint surprises me in person, as a free man.


I was just a kid the last time we saw each other, but the connection between us now is anything but innocent.


He’s the type of man who would do anything to protect his woman. And with my world crashing down around me, that’s exactly what I’m going to need.


This book is approximately 67,000 words


Please note: This book is part of the Knights of Fury MC series but can be read as a stand-alone.



One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise*: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!*
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SAINT by Chantal Fernando

Exclusive Excerpt #4


Age 16

I have a weird relationship with my mom. We get along, but at the same time we’re not very close. We don’t seem to understand each other or have any type of the connection I’ve seen some of my friends have with their mothers. I’ve always gotten the impression that she wished she had all boys, maybe because she seems to favor all of them. Either way, I’m definitely not her favorite child. In fact, I’m most likely her least.
Hammer makes up for it, though. He is always there for me when I need him, making sure I’m okay and spending time with me. He teaches me new things, laughs at my jokes and is slow to anger. I appreciate him more than he knows.
“No, I’ve got it under control, Sky. You can keep trying to get in touch with Logan, though,” she says, her focus already shifting to whatever dish she’s fussing over now.
“Okay,” I reply, heading for the living room, and dropping down onto the couch, trying my brother again. When he still doesn’t pick up, I expel a deep sigh and rest my head back on the velvet pillow.
“Come here to hide out too?” asks Temper, my dad’s friend and the Vice President of the Knights.
“Oh my god,” I groan, hand on my heart. “You scared the shit out of me, Temper. Jesus Christ.”
He simply grins, arching his brow at me in an amused manner from where he’s perched on the opposite couch. “You allowed to cuss now?”
I stick my tongue out at him. “I’m almost grown now, man. I can do what I want, when I want.”
We both share a laugh, because we know just how untrue that happens to be.
“You’re funny,” he says, brown eyes smiling. “You know that? I don’t know where you got your personality, because it definitely wasn’t from your mother.”
I laugh out loud. “Yeah, she’s not the funniest woman I’ve ever met.”
In fact, I don’t think she’s ever told a joke or made me laugh uncontrollably. That’s more my dad’s job, or even Saint’s. Saint can be pretty funny when he wants to be, and has a quiet yet dry type of humor, which I can appreciate.
“I’m funny and cute,” I add, batting my lashes slowly. “How lucky I am.”
Temper throws a pillow at me. “Try that shit in a few years, and I’m sure you’ll have all the men on their knees.” He pauses, and then adds, “Actually, none of the Knights, but you know, other men.”
His comment strikes a chord with me. I’ve never wanted just anyone. The only man I have my eyes on happens to be in this clubhouse right now. They always say stuff like this to me, about how I’m going to get them all into shit, because I’m pretty and have a mouth on me, and how I’m trouble waiting to happen. I don’t think that’s the truth, though.

Copyright © 2019 by Chantal Fernando




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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is twenty six years old and lives in Western Australia.

Her published novels include four books in the Resisting Love series – Chase, Kade, Ryder and James; the New York Times Bestselling novel Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around. Her latest releases include Toxic Girl, Saxon, and a USA bestselling biker romance novel Dragon’s Lair.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal Fernando Links






SAINT Buy Links








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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

Chantal Fernando will be awarding (US Only) a giveaway of 1 print copy of SAINT to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Book Blast Extinction Of All Children by L.J. Epps


Extinction of All Children
by L.J. Epps 

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. L.J. Epps will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

GENRE: YA Fantasy
The futuristic world of Craigluy has been divided into three territories and three economic classes. A large wall separates the territories, so the poor cannot mingle with the rich.



Since President Esther, the ruler over all of Craigluy, believes the poor do not have adequate means to take care of children, they are no longer allowed to procreate. Pregnant mothers are imprisoned until their babies are born, then the infants are taken away.



Emma Whisperer is the last child to survive. She is the last child born in lower-class Territory L before the law was instituted in the year 2080. She is the last eighteen-year-old.



Emma struggles to understand why she was spared while others weren’t. She doesn’t like the laws and believes they should be repealed. Her family doesn’t agree with her; they discourage her rebellious streak. Yet, she helps them to cover up their own family rebellion. She helps them to hide a big secret, a secret that could be both disastrous and deadly for members of their family.



As she meets new people along the way, Emma learns who she can and cannot trust. And, in the end, she makes a gut-wrenching decision that may be disastrous for everyone.



She finds herself in danger for doing what she feels is right.




Read an Excerpt



“I see your side is still bothering you.” He looks me up and down. “That’s why I came by in regular clothes. I knew you wouldn’t feel much like training. You should rest your side for a few days, like the doctor said.”



“How do you know what the doctor said?”



“Samuel told me. He said we should put off training, for a while.”



“Until I recuperate.” I groan again, pushing the pack more into my skin. “I don’t want to lose my newfound skills. Pretty soon, I will be good enough to beat you.”



“Now wait a minute.” He holds up his hands. “Slow it down, a little. You’re doing well, but don’t get ahead of yourself. I think the nickname Whisper has caused you to lose all sense of reality.”



“No, I’m still in my right mind,” I say. I grin like baby Abigail when you tickle her stomach.


“Seriously, though.” His eyes find mine. “Is your side all right?”



“It’s fine, or it will be.” My fingers sting, holding the pack.



“What about your hand?”



“They gave me some ointment to use.”



“Why did you let Samuel take you?” His chest rises and falls like the words were hard to say. “I mean, I asked to take you to the hospital and you refused. Why would you let Samuel take you, instead of me?”


About the Author: L.J. Epps is a lover of all things related to books: fiction and nonfiction novels, as well as biographies and autobiographies. She has also been known to sit and read comic books from cover to cover, several times over.



Over the last few years, L.J. has written several manuscripts; her mission is to publish all of them. She enjoys writing fiction in several genres, including contemporary romance and women’s fiction, as well as young adult dystopian, science fiction and fantasy. She loves to write because it immerses her into another world that is not her own.



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ljta6b1c

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ljeppsauthor

Website: http://www.ljeppsauthor.com

Blog: http://www.ljeppsauthor.com/blog.html

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ljeppsauthor/



Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GM2YTHE

Barnes and Noble: http://www.bit.ly/2GwM9ei



GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

L.J. Epps will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

F follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 



Thursday, July 11, 2019

Book Blast Groundwork for Murder by Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman


Groundwork for Murder
by Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman


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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The authors will be awarding a 16X20 Signed Matted Print "Flora Blanca" by author, Florida artist Sharon Goldman, to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


GENRE: Women’s Fiction, Romantic Suspense




Landscape artist Alexandra Newborn dreams of a one-woman show at the Diamond Gallery. But the gallery owner dismisses her paintings as "old, tired, and dull. Lacking excitement." Those words also describe Alex's unhappy marriage.



Alex's shocking reunion with her college art professor, Dominick "Nick" Anselmo—once a world-celebrated Italian artist, now a homeless lawn man—reignites their passion and fuels a creative spark for both, helping Nick recover from his wife's death.



With Nick's provocative sketches, art imitates life, but Alex doesn't realize they reveal a dangerous liaison between her husband and the gallery owner. Without Nick's knowledge, Alex arranges an art opening that includes his drawings.



When the torrid affair between Alex's husband and his mistress is exposed, the seeds are sown for murder, mystery, and romance.


Read an Excerpt:



The subject matter was unexpected and provocative. She’d thought that, in his new life as a lawn man, Nick might just draw a tree, or a garden, not a couple caught in a passionate embrace—her face against his cheek, his face buried in her neck to hide their identities and keep the world at bay.



He had captured them in a clinch that seemed to portray more lust than love. The sketch spoke of forbidden moments. The lines revealed movement, as if the couple had had to love and leave. All that sexual desire was combustible. And yet there was love there. Maybe not love between this couple, but Nick had obviously transferred his own feelings of lost love and longing onto the paper.



“Always leave something of yourself in your work.” That’s what Professore Anselmo had taught his students in college. And he had managed to do that brilliantly in this drawing. The passion was raw, and it exposed everything that was missing in her relationship with Mark. And everything that was missing in her art. Something vaguely familiar about this couple tugged at her memory, but she quickly dismissed it.



Alex knew great art could have that effect on your soul. It was similar to a writer who paints word pictures that draw you into the story and elevate the everyday into the sublime—word pictures that are often too close to home, too real to examine too closely.


About the Author: Marilyn Baron and Sharon Goldman are sisters. Groundwork for Murder won first place in the Suspense Romance category of the Ignite the Flame Contest, sponsored by the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Chapter of RWA.



Marilyn Baron



Marilyn Baron writes in a variety of genres, from women’s fiction to historical romantic thrillers and romantic suspense to paranormal/fantasy. She and her sister even wrote a musical called Memory Lane.



She’s received writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance, Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, and Paranormal/Fantasy Romance. She was also The Finalist in the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Awards (GAYA) in the Romance Category for her novel Stumble Stones, and The Finalist for the 2018 GAYA Awards in the Romance category for her novel The Alibi. Her novel The Siege was nominated for the 2019 GAYA Awards in the Romance Category.



Groundwork for Murder is her 24th work of fiction. A public relations consultant in Atlanta, she is chair of the Roswell Reads Steering Committee.



A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a B.S. in Journalism—a major in Public Relations and a minor in English (Creative Writing). She met her husband at UF and both of her daughters graduated from UF. Marilyn now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband.



Find out more about Marilyn on her website: http://www.marilynbaron.com/

Visit her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Marilyn-Baron/286807714666748

Follow her on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MarilynBaron



Sharon Goldman



Sharon Goldman is an award-winning artist whose paintings are in private collections and who has exhibited in numerous galleries throughout northeast Florida, including the Haskell Gallery in the Jacksonville International Airport.



As a native Floridian, Sharon strives to create work that captures the spirit of Florida. Her colorful palette, unique cropping, and background as a designer and art director help her envision her novel compositions, which she describes as painterly realism.



Sharon has taught art school in her home studio to more than 200 students in her community. Sharon has also written and illustrated a children’s book.



Sharon is on the Dean’s Leadership Council at the University of North Florida’s Thomas G. Carpenter Library, where she gives monthly tours of one of the largest permanent art collections of regional artists in the state.



A graduate of the University of Florida in Fine Arts, Sharon had a long career in the advertising business. After having three children (now college graduates), she has more time to bring her ideas to light.



Website: http://www.sharongoldmanart.com



https://www.amazon.com/Groundwork-Murder-Marilyn-Baron-ebook/dp/B07SS5LMLN/ref=sr_1_1


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


The authors will be awarding a 16X20 Signed Matted Print "Flora Blanca" by author, Florida
artist Sharon Goldman, to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Book Blast Good Trouble by L. Simpson

Good Trouble (Alpine Valleys Book 2)
by L. Simpson 


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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. L. Simpson will be awarding an e-copy of Beyond Today + $10 Boroughs Bucks to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


GENRE: Contemporary Romance
WRONG BEFORE IT'S RIGHT



Annie Clarke knew fairy tales were only in books, and love was a disaster. Nothing could convince her to go down that road again. But local football hero, Erik Strathmore, wore her down. Too cocky by half, and too damn good-looking for his own good, when he suggested they give friends with benefits a try, she relented. At first, it worked. Erik was a great friend, and a fantastic lover. But then their hearts entered the field of play, and Erik betrayed her. Annie cursed herself for allowing it to happen again, she'd loved and lost for the last time. After realizing his mistake, Erik couldn't have agreed more. Annie would never love anyone else again. She was his, and he intended to keep her by his side forever.


Read an Excerpt:



“That’s enough for today, you can put your shoes on.” Her words confirmed that the door was firmly shut. I set about doing as I was told, trying to find a way to get that warm look back in her eyes. I felt like today was the day to push it. She had let down her defences, if only for a moment, and I’d had enough waiting.



“So,” I said, moving in to stand close enough I could smell her. Shit. That sexy aroma would stay with me all day.



“The answer is no, again,” she muttered, not looking up from her device.



“You don’t know what I was going to ask.”



“Yes I do. You are going to ask me out for a drink or dinner. Again. And I am going to blow you off. Again.”



“And what if I have a different sort of proposal?”



“Will it end up with you asking me out?” she asked on a sigh but looked up at me with her big eyes partially hidden by her dark hair dancing across her brow and falling at her cheek. This look, the dancing spitfire eyes, a smirk on her mouth, head tilted to the side exposing her neck and shoulder as she waited to pounce on my next words, was one of my favourites. It’s what I conjured when I took care of myself lying in bed, in the shower… Enough.



“Well, that would be up to you. If you want to go out after, then sure, but I don’t do relationships,” I told her, unable to hide my grin as her brows furrowed.



“After what?” she asked, trying to look bored and failing. I could see the heat in her cheeks as she figured it out. I stepped closer, forcing her back, and she ended up against the shelves.





About the Author:

As a girl growing up in Australia, Laura was lost in the world of Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. During high school, volleyball dominated her life. There had to be something positive about being 6’1” with red hair. Representing Australia from a young age she eventually took a scholarship at the University of Iowa. Living in America and being a full time athlete in a college town was an eye-opening experience and lots of fun (from what she can remember). #gohawkeyes



Returning from the States, her career took a different turn as she started working at the Red Cross and completed her Masters of Law in Human Rights. As one of the few non-lawyers in the class, her essays were far more floral than the rest, something that caused the discerning professors to shake their heads. Through working and studying, she realised there are other ways to win hearts and minds.



While she’s spent the last 14 years as an advocate against poverty and homelessness, the desire to change the world through storytelling has only got stronger. She now lives in the Alpine Valleys of North East Victoria, Australia with her husband, daughter, son, two dogs and seven chooks. When she’s not doing the whole mum thing, working at a homelessness agency, renovating her farmhouse, or trying to do laundry bleary-eyed at midnight, she is writing.



Say G’day to Laura:



website: http://www.lsimpsonauthor.com

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/l.simpson.romance

twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ladyporepunkah

instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lsimpsonauthor

linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-simpson-47278971



Buy Link:



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Trouble-Alpine-Valleys-Book-ebook/dp/B07Q373CLR/ref=sr_1_1

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION


L. Simpson will be awarding an e-copy of Beyond Today + $10 Boroughs Bucks to a randomly
drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Blurb Blitz Dream Warrior by Bobbi Smith

DREAM WARRIOR
by Bobbi Smith

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.
Bobbi Smith will award a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


GENRE:  Historical Romance
From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Bobbi Smith comes the sizzling story of forbidden love between a proud Indian warrior and the woman he cannot forget—or resist...



THE CONFLICT HE FEELS



For years Silver Wolf had fought against the white blood that flowed through his veins. He was an Indian warrior who would protect his people at all costs. Yet resisting the desire he felt for Cari McCord was a battle he would never win. He had saved Cari from certain death in a blinding Dakota territory blizzard one night. Her beauty mesmerized him and her passion left him yearning for more...



THE WOMAN HE YEARNS FOR



But Cari McCord shared the same beliefs and customs of the men who had brought so much misery to his tribe. She was one of them. How could he ever trust her with his heart and soul? But the more he denies his love for Cari, the more he is drawn to her as he surrenders to a temptation that could set him free—or devastate him forever.



ESCAPE INTO THE WORLD OF HORSES, STEAMY SEX AND BLUE WESTERN SKY


Read an Excerpt:



The horse’s warning whicker and the sound of a twig snapping in the underbrush nearby brought Silver Wolf awake immediately. He wasn’t sure how long he’d been asleep, and he lay still, trying to orient himself. His horse’s restless movements convinced him someone was near, and a sense of foreboding settled over him. As quietly as possible he reached for his gun.



“Don’t do it!” A man’s voice rang out in the night. “We just might have to shoot you.”



Silver Wolf stopped. “Who are you? What do you want?”



“This is Sheriff Dixon.”



“Sheriff?” He recognized the lawman’s voice and frowned. “What’s going on?” Sitting up slowly, Silver Wolf peered into the darkness.



“We’ve been looking for you for a couple of days now.”



“Why? Has there been trouble?” Silver Wolf demanded, suddenly worried about his people in the village.



“You’re damned right there’s been trouble!” Dixon thundered. “You’re under arrest.”



Silver Wolf saw the glint of the gun barrels that were pointed at him. “For what?”



“For the murder of James Mc Cord.”



The news jarred him to the depths of his soul. “James is dead?”



One of the deputies gave a harsh laugh. “As if you didn’t know, half-breed. Now get up real slow. We’re taking you in.”



Silver Wolf knew he had no choice. He stood up. “Sheriff Dixon, I haven’t seen James since Saturday night.”



“We know about that. We saw you with his daughter and we know how mad he got—”



“Shut up, Morgan. Go help Collins tie him up.”


About the Author: After working as a department manager for Famous-Barr, and briefly as a clerk at a bookstore, Bobbi Smith gave up on career security and began writing. She sold her first book to Zebra in 1982.



Since then, Bobbi has written over 40 books and 6 novellas. To date, there are more than five million of her novels in print. She has been awarded the prestigious Romantic Times Storyteller of the Year Award and two Career Achievement Awards. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists.



When she's not working on her novels, she is frequently a guest speaker for writer's groups. Bobbi is mother of two sons and resides in St. Charles, Missouri with her husband and three dogs.



You can follow Bobbi on Facebook in the group Bobbi Smith Books (https://www.facebook.com/groups/45814589415/about/).



Bobbi has been awarded the prestigious “Storyteller of the Year” Award from Romantic Times Magazine (New York) and has attained positions on the New York Times Best Seller List, the USA Today Best Seller List, the Walden’s Best Seller List, B. Dalton’s List, and the Wal-Mart and K-Mart Best Seller Lists.



The foreign rights to Ms. Smith’s books have been sold to China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Russia and Sweden. Smith’s current publisher is Amazon. Bobbi has written two faith-based contemporary novels - Haven (https://bobbismithbooks.com/product/haven) and Miracles (https://bobbismithbooks.com/product/miracles) - using the pseudonym of Julie Marshall. (https://bobbismithbooks.com/author/who-is-julie-marshall).



Copyright © 2018 Bobbi Smith.



Website: https://bobbismithbooks.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/45814589415/about/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13375.Bobbi_Smith



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dream-Warrior-His-Savage-Kiss-ebook/dp/B07HS45JJT/ref=sr_1_1


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION
Bobbi Smith will award a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 



Book Blast for THE FIXER UPPER by Maggie Mae Gallagher


THE FIXER UPPER
by Maggie Mae Gallagher


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Welcome to the cover reveal of Maggie Mae Gallagher's latest book The Fixer Upper which will be released September 6. Enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post for a chance to win a $15 Amazon/BN GC.


GENRE:


Contemporary Romance





Abby Callier is more in love with Shakespearean heroes than any real man, and she’s beginning to wonder if there is life for her outside the pages of a book. It doesn’t help that her esteemed parents tend to view her as they would one of their science experiments gone wrong. On the eve of finishing her dissertation, she escapes her staid existence to live in the house she inherited from her Great Aunt Evie in the small town of Echo Springs, Colorado. Because, let’s face it, when a woman starts comparing her life to horror films, it might be time for a break.



Sheriff Nate Barnes believes in law and order and carefully building the life you want. In his spare time, he has been remodeling his house in the hope that one day it will be filled with the family he makes. But Nate doesn’t like drama or complications and tends to avoid them at all costs. And yet, when Miss Abigail Callier, his newest neighbor, beans him with a nine iron, he can’t help but wonder if she might just be the complication he’s been searching for all along. It doesn’t hurt that he discovers a journal hidden away by the previous tenant and decides to use Old Man Turner’s advice to romance Abby into his life.



Abby never expected her next-door neighbor, the newly dubbed Sheriff Stud Muffin, to be just the distraction her world needed. The problem is she doesn’t know whether she should make Echo Springs her home, or if this town is just a stopover point in her life’s trajectory. And she doesn’t want to tell Nate that she might not be sticking around—even though she should because it’s the right thing to do, the honest thing—because then all the scintillatingly hot kisses with the Sheriff will come to an abrupt halt. Did she mention that he’s a really great kisser?


Enjoy an Excerpt

Abby opened the door to two delivery men wearing Styman and Sons logos on their polos. Greg Styman Junior and Teddy Styman were the sons part of the company. They were both relatively attractive guys in a down-home Mayberry type of way, and were young—far, far too young.


While Abby might be nearing her twenty-ninth birthday, these two reminded her of students—fresh-faced, with that innocent wide-eyed wonder of youth that people tended to lose by their mid-twenties.



One of the things that had drawn her to the local appliance shop, instead of heading into Denver and one of those big-box stores to make her purchase, had been their willingness to haul away the old freezer free of charge. Styman and Sons would strip it and refurbish any of the old parts that weren’t rusted or still viable and resell them online. It made Abby feel like she was doing something good for the environment because the whole thing wouldn’t end up in a landfill.



Abby was standing on her porch, watching the two guys pull her handy-dandy new deepfreeze from the truck, when she was flattened.



She’d barely had time to issue an umphff before she was on her back on the ivory wooden porch, a hulking brute covered in dark black fur towering over her. She lay on her back, trying to assess the damage as a large, wet, pink tongue slobbered over her face. From this angle, she could tell there were a few parts of the roof overhang that needed to be fixed before winter arrived.



Her hands slid into the soft, short fur, attempting to move the massive beast as it said hello with an almost rabid enthusiasm. Abby would have had better luck moving one of the fourteen footers nearby.



“Rufus, stupid mutt, get off her.” Abby heard the deep baritone filled with abject horror.



Rufus, the mammoth Great Dane, listened about as well as a toddler playing with his favorite toy and, instead of moving off her, decided he really wanted to cuddle and lie on top of her. Her breath whooshed out of her again at the dog’s impressive weight. He had to outweigh her by twenty pounds.



“Jesus, Rufus.” Nate Barnes tugged and yanked the hulking beast of a dog off Abby’s prone form. Rufus seemed to think that meant Nate wanted to play and wrestle around. They skirmished on her porch for a minute or so, until Rufus spied a rabbit and took off after the poor creature.



She was starting to push herself up, mentally assessing the damage, when Nate held out a hand to her, a mask of apology adding a deep line to his furrowed brow. “I’m so sorry. Are you all right? He’s harmless, really. The lamebrain just thinks he’s more of a lap dog and doesn’t realize how big he is.”



Abby felt a few brain cells faint as she accepted his help, placing her hand in his much longer one, noticing that the fingers were rough with calluses.



“It’s okay,” she said as she gained her feet, only to be shocked—and a little turned on—as he ran his hands over her, checking for injuries. As much as she tried to rationalize that it was a police-style frisking, a low burn ignited in her belly. Before she did something entirely stupid, like invite him in where he could give her body a private inspection, she batted his hands away. “No harm done. He seems like a big lover.”



Nate smiled sheepishly as he retreated a step, and it did nothing to lessen his impact.



She almost sawed her tongue in half. See? I shouldn’t talk to people, ever. Especially not after Sheriff Stud Muffin put his hands all over her. The action had short-wired and fried her brain, leading to her precarious foot-in-mouth disease. As if he knew she had been talking about him, Rufus loped back up her porch, making a beeline directly for her or, better yet, her crotch, as he planted his wet nose there by way of greeting.



“Rufus, get off her. Jesus, I’m sorry. He’s normally not like this,” Nate explained, more than a little flummoxed and embarrassed as he tried to yank him off.



It was nice to know the guy was human. After their initial and rather violent meeting, she’d wondered if he was a superhero in disguise. She had hit him with the golf club with her full force and the guy had barely flinched.


About the Author:

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maggie grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Maggie never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.



Maggie is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes erotic romance under the name Anya Summers. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.



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Monday, July 8, 2019

NBtM Keeping a Warrior by Melanie Hansen



Keeping a Warrior
by Melanie Hansen

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Devon Lowe is a survivor.


A survivor of war. Of combat. And of a betrayal by men she considered her brothers-in-arms. But her trailblazing work as a Cultural Support Team member working alongside the Navy SEALs is too important for her to back down now.


Fresh off a painful break-up, Air Force pararescueman Rhys Halloran recognizes Devon’s trauma for what it is—something that’s left her isolated, but far from irreparably damaged.


With Devon’s trust still lying shattered back in Afghanistan, putting her faith in a man who’s nursing a broken heart isn’t easy. But she’s tired of people making her feel weak, and Rhys makes her feel anything but, sparking a heated attraction that was never part of the plan.


With all eyes on Devon to prove herself in a brutal man’s world, having it all will mean putting her heart on the line like never before. But when it comes to Rhys, it’s an uphill battle she’s ready to fight.


Publisher’s Note: Keeping a Warrior deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including past sexual assault.

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Excerpt Two:

Rhys watched until Devon had disappeared safely into her room, then turned toward his own with a sigh.

If I were you, I’d watch yourself with her.”

The voice came at Rhys out of the darkness, and he jumped. “Jesus!”

Mullet stepped out of the shadows where he’d been leaning against the wall. He held up his phone. “Came out to call my wife, saw you drive up with Lowe.” He paused. “What were y’all doing?”

None of your business. “Just talking,” Rhys said tightly. “Unwinding. What’s it to you?”

Man, it ain’t nothin’ to me. Just think you should be aware of what you’re dealing with.”

We were just talking,” Rhys emphasized with a slash of his hand. “What exactly am I ‘dealing’ with?”

Why don’t you ask one of the guys she accused of rape? Oh wait, he’s dead.”

Rhys rocked back on his heels. “What?”

Yeah, that first team she was attached to in Kandahar?” Mullet’s voice was hard. “Lowe started fucking one of the dudes there, and when she found out he was engaged, she lost it and accused him and two other guys of rape.”

Rhys’s mouth flapped open and closed uselessly.

She was hanging out with them,” Mullet went on. “Drinking with them, you know? A real party girl. Got into a relationship with this dude, and when he tried to break it off ’cause of his fiancée, she turned on him, tried to ruin his career.”

Where did you hear this?” Rhys croaked. “Did she tell you this?”

Nah.” Mullet shook his head. “You think El-Tee isn’t gonna vet anyone we’re bringing on board?”

Rhys’s face went hot with anger. “And then what, our leadership just sat down and gossiped with you about it, knowing it could destroy unit cohesion before it even had a chance to form? No way. Try again, and leave El-Tee out of your bullshit story.”

Fuck you with the gossip and the bullshit,” Mullet growled. “All you need to know is it’s a fact that accusations were made, there was an investigation, and Lowe was transferred off the team.”

The team Rhys had been a part of for such a short time. One mission. The mission where Devon had made such an impression on him.

It’s your life, Halloran, but that girl’s trouble, and if I were you, I’d keep it strictly business.”

He strode off, leaving Rhys numb with shock. He sucked in a few deep breaths, horror freezing his blood when he saw Devon standing there, an ice bucket in her hand, her face white as a sheet.

Oh, God. She must’ve heard everything.

Devon.” Rhys took a step toward her, and she put up a shaking hand to ward him off.

Just in case you’re wondering if his facts are true,” she said tonelessly, “they are.”

Devon’s knuckles clenched white on the bucket, her lips twisting in a bitter smile. She shoved open her door, and right before she disappeared inside, she turned to look back at Rhys.

Not all war stories are heroic, you know.”

She shut the door with a quiet click.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Melanie Hansen doesn’t get nearly enough sleep. She loves all things coffee-related, including collecting mugs from every place she’s visited. After spending eighteen years as a military spouse, Melanie definitely considers herself a moving expert. She has lived and worked all over the country, and hopes to bring these rich and varied life experiences to the love stories she gets up in the wee hours to write. On her off-time, you can find Melanie watching baseball, reading or spending time with her husband and two teenage sons.

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Interview with Melanie Hansen

  • What is your favorite part of this book and why?

    1. My favorite part of Keeping a Warrior is the scene where Devon and Rhys walk around an old aircraft boneyard and climb into one of the planes. They act a little silly together, and talk a bit, and it’s the first time they realize that they’re really attracted to each other. It was fun to write, and a very romantic scene!
      1. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day? 
      Absolutely I’d love to spend the day with Devon. She’d have so many interesting stories to tell, especially because her job is working directly with special operations guys! And believe it or not, I’d love to go skydiving with her—a tandem jump, of course, with one of her hot SEAL teammates! 
      1. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
      My favorite book, and one of my go-to comfort reads, is Rough Canvas by Joey W. Hill. It’s a M/M romance, a second chance at love story, and it’s an absolutely beautiful read. I only wish I could write something so achingly emotional. I highly recommend it!
      1. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination? 
      I created Devon after I read a non-fiction book about the U.S. Army’s Cultural Support Team, a unit of women who deploy with special operations guys such as Army Rangers, SEALs and Green Berets. It’s such a fascinating story to me and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write a story about such a badass woman. 
      1. What made you want to become a writer?
      I’ve always been a voracious reader, and I fell into writing almost by accident when I wrote some fanfic for a romance series I enjoyed. It was well-received by the fans of the series, so I kept on with it, until eventually I started writing my own original stuff. It’s turned into a hobby that I really enjoy.

      Thanks so much for hosting me today!


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