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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Grit and Grind by Kat Addams



Title: Grit and Grind
Series: Dirty South #1
Author: Kat Addams
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 6, 2019




Blurb

Klara Woods is an aspiring writer … with no inspiration.
After one too many disastrous relationships, her quest for a leading man has
fizzled out. Bored with her mundane lifestyle, she decides to do whatever it
takes to get her head back in the game. When she finds out that one of her
favorite authors, Christopher Kaiser, is leading a writers workshop, she’s the
first in line to sign up. Could he help spark her creativity again, or will
this be just another one of her bad decisions?



Christopher Kaiser is an international best-selling author whose books have
taken the romance genre by storm. Rumor has it that his sexy stories are
inspired by personal experiences with his many so-called muses. Touted as one
of the South’s most notorious playboys, Christopher is too busy living his best
life to settle down anytime soon. Besides, what would happen with his writing
if he gave up his “explorations”?



Determined to take matters into her own hands, Klara decides to jump-start her
love life with a catastrophe of her own making. Unfortunately, an innocent
bystander prevents her desperate attempt for attention by rescuing her from yet
another one of her bad decisions. Annoyed—and also a bit turned on by this sexy
new hero—Klara goes home, defeated. Forcing herself to focus on her writing,
she shows up to her first workshop and quickly learns that her hero from
earlier is none other than her instructor, Christopher Kaiser. Will she
actually learn something from this, or will she be too distracted by her hots
for the teacher?











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Author Bio


Kat Addams is a forever twenty-nine-year-old fashionista
following her lifelong dream of writing contemporary romance inspired by the
exotic men she meets in her worldly travels. At least, that’s what she would
like for you to think. She’s certainly not a stay-at-home mom indulging in
excessive daydreaming, frozen pizzas, an unhealthy addiction to purchasing
pajamas, and one too many cocktails on the regular. That’s some other romance
author. The poor thing probably has to sneak away upstairs to write her dirty
stories! What would her family think? Thankfully, that’s not Kat!



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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews


Sapphire
Flames
A
Hidden Legacy Novel, Book 4
by
Ilona Andrews


Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance 

From
#1
New
York Times
bestselling
author Ilona Andrew comes an enthralling new trilogy set in the
Hidden Legacy world, where magic means power, and family bloodlines
are the new currency of society…
In
a world where magic is the key to power and wealth, Catalina Baylor
is a Prime, the highest rank of magic user, and the Head of her
House. Catalina has always been afraid to use her unique powers, but
when her friend’s mother and sister are murdered, Catalina
risks her reputation and safety to unravel the mystery.
But
behind the scenes powerful forces are at work, and one of them
is Alessandro Sagredo, the Italian Prime who was once Catalina’s
teenage crush. Dangerous and unpredictable, Alessandro’s true
motives are unclear, but he’s drawn to Catalina like a moth to a
flame.
To
help her friend, Catalina must test the limits of her extraordinary
powers, but doing so may cost her both her House–and her heart.









"Ilona
Andrews" is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team.
Ilona is a native-born Russian and Gordon is a former communications
sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Gordon was
never an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was
never the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in
college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade.
(Gordon is still sore about that.)


Gordon
and Ilona currently reside in Texas with their two children and many
dogs and cats.

They
have co-authored several NYT and USAT bestselling series. They are
currently working on urban fantasy of Kate Daniels, the paranormal
romance of Hidden Legacy, and thjeir independently published series,
Innkeeper Chronicles.










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Fable Ranger Series by A.L. Brown


Summons
Fable
Ranger Book 1
by
A.L. Brown


Genre:
MG Fantasy, Fairy Tale Mashup


Take
care what you wish for. You just might get it.


Twelve-year-old
Casey doesn’t think life could get any more unfair. Plans for her
special basketball tournament are tossed aside by her sister’s
wedding plans. She even has to be a bridesmaid now, with all the lace
and silk and—oh, the horror! All she wants is an escape, but she
never imagined she’d be swept away to a world of Mother Goose
rhymes, fairy tales, stories of Arabian Nights, and oh, by the way,
all but one fairy godmother has been kidnapped.

Casey
learns she’s been summoned as the Fable Ranger to lead the search
and rescue of the missing wish-makers. But she’s not the hero they
want. In the world of fairy tales, damsels aren’t meant to swoop in
and save the day.

Now
all Casey wants is to go home, but the veil between worlds is on
lockdown. Taking fate into her own hands, she embarks on an airship
flight to find the phoenix tears that can open her way home. Her
journey would’ve gone as smooth as the perfect layup if it weren’t
for that pesky bounty the evil Dovetail has placed on her head. But
if Casey fails, the Arabian Nights will disappear forever—and leave
her trapped in a world unraveling one fairy tale at a time.






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Casey
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Casey’s
short-lived return to the real world is followed by a rapid scramble
back to Lorealia to tackle Dovetail and more of his mischief. This
time, it’s a family affair — not just to save the missing
godmothers, but to rescue her sister Leslie as well.
Snow
White is now Snow Leslie, trapped in an off-script fairy tale that’s
doomed to spiral into a never ever after with the rest of Lorealia if
Casey, her father, and Charlie-boy fail their mission to stop a
war.
And
has the book finally realized it made a mistake in choosing Casey as
the Fable Ranger after all? Why is it rejecting her?
Don’t
miss this final installment of the exciting Fable Ranger duology.










Born
and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas
home.


Reading
and writing have been lifelong passions. It was around the time she
gave birth to her forever-love, nicknamed Chipmunk, that she really
took writing seriously. After all, how could she teach her child to
follow her dreams if she hadn't tried herself?

As
a YA fantasy/sci-fi reader and author, she favors the magical,
mysterious, the darker side of life...even harbors a secret fright
for things that go bump in the night.










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Don't Stop Me by Marie Skye



Title: Don't Stop Me

Series: The Simplicit Duet #2

Author: Marie Skye
Genre: Contemporary Reverse Harem Romance
Release Date: September 10, 2019





Blurb

Open.

That's what we were. Never spoken, and it worked, until things got complicated.

What exactly do you do when your husband of one year shares you with his best
friend, whom you happen to be in love with?

The night, we all joined was also the night my entire life was ruined.

They're both dangerous, and they're both liars. Now when I look at them,
they've become two men that can destroy my entire life and shatter everything
I've ever known.

One was endearing.

The other a monster.

And me?

Their virtue.

They made me choose between them. All, over a lie.

I was a good girl. I was a good wife.

Until I wasn't.










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Author Bio


Marie Skye is your average career driven woman by day, and a hidden lover of all things dirty by night. Or, as she likes to say, professional by day; author whore by night.

Army brat, and now just a brat. She currently resides in Austin, TX where there really is a difference between breakfast burritos, and breakfast tacos, but she really doesn't know what the difference is.

If it's dark, and full of inappropriate material. She's attracted to it. She prefers making her character's work for their happy ever after, if they get one, and she has no problem making sure they endure every obstacle to try to get there. She's known as not having a filter, and if she's asked for an opinion, be prepared to get a response that's most likely a mixture of sarcasm and bluntness.

She also has a soft side, and volunteers her time to support Elephants, as well as not attending any events that has elephants in their acts. She also loves sloths, and cute kittens, and prides herself on being able to quote the entire series of Friends.

Marie is the type of person that can be friends with anyone, but if you have cake, you're pretty much her best friend.
  




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Everyday Enchantments by Maria DeBlassie



Everyday Enchantments
Musings on Ordinary Magic and Daily Conjurings
Maria DeBlassie

Publisher: Moon Books

Release Date: October 26, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-78535-923-1

Taglines: True magic is in the everyday.

Book Description:

Winner of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the New Age Category for 2018

Finalist for the Body Mind Spirit Book Awards in the New Age Category for 2018

Official Selection for the New Apple Book Award for the New Age/Mind-Body-Spirit Category for 2018

Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award in the Body Mind Spirit Category for 2018

Spellbinding meditations on conjuring your own bliss.

Everyday Enchantments is a love letter to the magic of everyday life, the sweet moments and the profound that we often overlook in our hurry to get from one place to the next. What if we had the power to unplug from our daily hustle and bustle and conjure a more profound way of living rooted in natural mysticism?
         
We do. All it takes is the whispered wish for more everyday enchantment breathed onto a dandelion head. This collection of essays reminds us to escape into the ordinary, find beauty in a simple cup of tea or rereading a beloved novel—and joyfully let our world turn upside down when synchronicity strikes in the form of wrong turns down forgotten lanes and unexpected midnight conversations with the moon. 

This book is a study in what it means to live deliciously, joyfully, and magically. And it’s an invitation to conjure your own bliss—-because let’s face it: we could all use a little more magic in our lives. 



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Excerpt:
ENCHANTMENT: A spell wrapped in a noun. Three
syllables. One state of being.
To live with
Enchantment is to see beyond the brick and mortar that make up your home and
into the magic infused within its frame. It is made up of stories and dried bay
leaves and dreams whispered into the heads of dandelions. Of bare feet on
carpeted floors and the smell of burning sage. Crystals—amethyst, citrine,
amazonite, smoky quartz—layers of your day-to-day and search for that elusive
energy that winds its way up your spine and winding in and around your books;
all the better to magnify their magic. It is to peel back the outward into your
life. Let the snake at your base wriggle free of its coil to climb up to your
shoulder blades and across your open back. There is no room for tightly stacked
discs here, just the taste of joy when the sun licks your skin.
You might find
it at the bottom of an empty teacup. Your future written in soggy leaves, or in
the whisper of trees, their leaves rustling and murmuring secrets only they can
understand. Sometimes they are kind enough to translate for you—if you listen
long enough. If you shower their roots with distilled love songs and feed them
the black earth from your compost. It’s there, too, when you run your tongue
along the grooves and ridges of a well-loved sentence. It’s everywhere. Even in
the spaces you think have lost hope, like the junk drawer where you keep your
faded dreams, stray screws, and half-forgotten heartbreaks along with wine
corks and a few rubber bands. They’re not lost, just resting like seeds in the
earth before they are ready to break open.
That is the
first syllable.
The second is to
learn from Enchantment, to listen to Coyote's call when he plays his tricks.
Coyote loves his tricks. And you should too. What delicious messages wrapped in
matted fur and a lolling tongue! All he wants is for you to take that leap of
faith when only you can see the soft earth on the other side of the cliff.
Don’t you know that you have wings? They are just rusty from disuse. Just
listen to Coyote’s long-winded stories (he does so admire himself) and watch
the flick of his tail. All he asks is for you to trust him, even if he can’t be
trusted; his les- son is real, hard as onyx in your palm, ephemeral as the
desert rain that you feel in your bones when all you see is a cloudless sky. No
weatherman can ever map the storms and sunshine work- ing their way across your
body.
Coyote has no
room for logic, just the reason in his unreason.
Just those
perfect coincidences set in motion by the padding of his paws. You are raw
power, he says, a spark of the universe set in motion. And you must trust this
power that is you, that is the earth, that is the beating of your heart. A
rhythmic tattoo forever pounding out your path, however many times you try to
stray from it. All Enchantment asks is that you absorb the wisdom of the moon
and the stars, and the prophesying of the seeds burrowed deep in the dirt.
Coyote is there to make sure you listen, even when the rest of the world
prefers your ears stopped with cotton and your heart beating as slow as melting
snow in winter.
And the third
syllable? To conjure. Here you weave your spell with vowels and consonants and
beeswax candles. You seal them with pure starlight and a handful of chamomile.
Then you burn away the dry brush and the brittle ideas that don’t hold up
against the moonlight. There is no room here for literal…things or the people
who think them. Not if you want to create. Not if you want to believe that the
most important part of your everyday occurs in the moments others can too
easily overlook. (Seldom can you find a person strong enough to brave the
stillness or wade into the bottomless waters of imagination.) You make your life
here, in the infinite potential of seconds and minutes and hours unfurling into
vines and roots. Because when you are looking for everyday enchantment, it
finds you. Always. And if you let it, it will settle inside your skin and feed
your soul with dreams grown ripe under the sun’s caress. It drops you deep down
into the rich earth and forgotten caves buried between heartbeats—places that
many are too afraid to venture inside. For how can you absorb the marvelous, if
you do not recognize it reflected in yourself, feel it settle in your bones
like so much calcium?
That's Enchantment.

A three-syllable spell wrapped in a noun,
planted in the earth and nourished with moon- light. Let the roots stretch to
the underworld and the leaves unfurl toward the heavens. Walk across the
star-kissed bridge made of hollyhock seeds and strong will. There is your
passage into the unseen universe.






About the Author:





Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, award-winning writer, and educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her first book, Everyday Enchantments, published through Moon Books, will be released in October of 2018. Her blogging life started as a year-long journey to write her back into happy, healthy, and whole through daily posts about life’s simple pleasures, everyday magic, and radical self-care. That year-long experiment turned into a lifestyle, a book, and her ongoing blog, Enchantment Learning & Living. She is forever looking for magic in her life and somehow always finding more than she thought was there. Find out more about Maria and conjuring everyday magic at www.mariadeblassie.com. And don’t forget to follow her on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter for regular inspiration on magical living.


                                           



















Reviews and Endorsements
                                               
An insightful collection of short
writings that make you look at the everyday in a whole new light. ~
Erin Elliot, The Sword of Lumina

To build everyday bridges between
the magick and the mundane out of the long-sought and hard-won materials of will
and wonder is the act of a true Priestess. In this book, DeBlassie offers rich
glimpses of daily rituals, miniature spells in their own right that prompt the
reader to look for the quiet divinity in their own lives, to see the subtle
majesty in their day-to-day routines, and to question their perceived barriers
between the modern and the mystical. ~ Danielle Dulsky, author of Woman Most Wild

Maria DeBlassie has crafted magic
within the pages of her new book, Everyday Enchantments. Her eloquent words offer
the ‘promise of soul replenishment’ as one traverses the journey of her -and
their- metaphorical metamorphosis. Page after page, readers will experience the
soothing balm of DeBlassie’s words as they encourage one to open her heart, her
mind, her ear, her thoughts and her soul to the unique transpersonal book they
hold in their hands. Just as DeBlassie mentions early on in Everyday
Enchantments when writing of the unexpected delight of discovering a double
yolk, her heartfelt writing is like ‘cradling…gold’ in one’s hands. Reading and
absorbing the beauty of Maria DeBlassie’s Everyday Enchantments will have
readers conjuring their own magical life. Her words will caress their soul and
embrace their heart with inspiration and encouragement. Everyday Enchantments
blends together poetic consciousness such as from Maya Angelou and Mary Oliver
all while weaving in powerful and deep inner wisdom such as from Clarissa
Pinkola Estes. Yet, Maria DeBlassie beautifully stands out given the uniqueness
of Everyday Enchantments. It’s a must read and a must to be gently and lovingly
held in a sacred place of honor in one’s personal library. DeBlassie’s Everyday
Enchantments is like a heart song that every woman should feel. ~
Janelle Alex, Ph.D.,The Writer’s Shaman

Reading this enchanted collection
is so much more than reading a book…it’s an unearthing of things
half-remembered and bringing them into the light. Gorgeous and luminous…thank
you, Maria, for unwinding this spell for your readers. ~ Laura Bickle, critically-acclaimed
author of Nine of Stars, Bewitching Book Tours

An insightful collection of short
writings that make you look at the everyday in a whole new light. Ponder how
different life could be if you stop taking everything for granted and find joy
in the simplicity of it all. ~ Erin Elliott, author of The Sword of
Lumina series, The Editing Hall


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Worth the Fight by Rachael Brownell

Title: Worth The Fight
Author: Rachael Brownell
Genre: Friends to Lovers Romance
Release Date: September 6, 2019






Cassidy’s a fighter, designed to survive.

After the crushing death of her parents, she persevered. When she caught her fiancĂ© with another woman, she held her head high and moved on. Fighting always came easy, because she never had to do it alone. 

She had Liam.
Her best friend. Her protector. Her rock. 

But every bond has its breaking point, and they found their’s... with a kiss. One weak moment upturns the foundation of their relationship, making Cassidy look at Liam in a whole new light. 

Now, she has a choice to make. Is the shift from friends to lovers even possible? Or will Cassidy lose the one person she can’t live without? 

From Award-Winning author Rachael Brownell comes the sweet romance, Worth the Fight. 


Wow this book was everything I wasn’t expecting!” ~ Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf

5 Stars are not enough!! This is one friends to lovers romance that you do not want to miss.” ~ The Overflowing Bookcase




I feel like I've been slapped across the face. Blindsided.

This couldn't have been the first time they fucked each other. It had to have been going on for a while. How did I not see it? Unless I was at work, I was generally with one of them. Between wedding planning and social engagements, Garrett and I were busy. Kendra was right there with us, helping with the little details. Offering to take care of things for me when the end of the school year had me stressed out.

If they had been sneaking around, I would have seen the signs. Right?

Does it even matter now?

Watching her ride him was enough. There's no doubt in my mind after seeing that. No matter when it started or how long it's been going on, they can have each other now. I want nothing to do with either of them.

I should have called them out when I caught them. Instead, I ran. Right out the closest set of doors and into Liam's firm chest. My face must have said it all. One look at me and he swooped me up in his arms and carried me away, leaving his date hollering after us.

My eyes were locked on the church as he drove past. My heart broke a little more when I spotted Liam's father out front. Probably looking for me. Waiting to walk me down the aisle.

I'll have to apologize to him later. To explain why I disappeared. But not yet. I'm not ready. It was hard enough to get the words out when Liam finally asked what happened. At least with him, I didn't have to sugarcoat things or watch my language.

I found Garrett fucking Kendra.

That was my answer. Plain and simple. And because he knows me better than anyone else, he knew not to push me any further. Not that I could have answered any questions if he had asked them.

I don't know what would possess my best friend to fuck my future husband. I don't know what they were thinking. I'm not sure what I did to deserve their betrayal.


Rachael is a Midwest girl (yes, they say she has an accent but no, she doesn’t hear it) who loves to create amazing stories that tug at your heartstrings with book boyfriends that you wish were real. She keeps her storylines realistic – either she’s heard about it happening to someone or feels that it could happen in real life. She also likes her characters to be relatable so she tries to give them at least one characteristic that is similar to someone she knows.


When she’s not writing her next novel, you can find her hanging out with her husband and son. She enjoys golfing but is still learning, so if you see her on the course… stand back.






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