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Friday, July 31, 2020

The Aftermath of Drifting Away by Audrey Beaudoin


The Aftermath of Drifting Away 
Fate Book 1 
by Audrey Beaudoin 
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance 


We survived the plane crash. 

We survived days on a raft in the middle of the ocean. Right when all hope to get rescued crumbled, we shared a kiss that left me heartbroken―my first and last kiss. 

Or so I thought. Because we didn’t die. 

My plan is to never see Chris Ross again. To keep hanging out with his sister without crossing his path. Getting my life back together and working on my goals are the only things that matter. I have plans, and they don’t include love. 

But then he shows up at my workplace, asking for my friendship. When I learn something that changes everything, I’m determined to stay away and not let myself fall for him. 

Too bad he’s persistent. Too bad I can’t stop thinking about the damn kiss. Too bad it’s nice having him around and being his friend. 

If things were to change, they could get really complicated… 

The Aftermath of Drifting Away is a sweet contemporary forbidden romance. It is the first book in the Fate series that can be read as a stand-alone. 






Audrey Beaudoin is a YA and NA contemporary romance author from Canada. Being a French native speaker didn’t stop her from writing her first English story in 2017. She writes sweet romance novels, sometimes with a bit of action and suspense. 





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Finding Home on Winslow Island by Chrissy Elliot






Title: Finding Home on Winslow Island

Series: Winslow Island #1
Author: Chrissy Elliot
Genre: Sweet Small-Town Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2020





Blurb


Join the residents of Winslow Island for a
fun-filled, opposites-attract, sweet romance - full of piggyback rides and
scrumptious baked goods.

It might be Winslow Island's annual Matchmaking Festival, but Tessa has
more important things to worry about, like how to keep her mother's bed and
breakfast in business.

Parker's life is as precise and planned as the surgeries he performs.
He's on track for a career-making promotion - if he can improve his bedside
manner.

When his mother plans a family celebration for the same weekend as the
Matchmaking Festival, Parker suspects he's in for a series of sneaky setups.
But with his promotion fast approaching, he has no time for distractions -
until Tessa crashes into him in a shower of glitter, wreaking havoc with his
plans and his heart.

With a temper as fiery as her red hair, she's a distraction too
tempting to ignore.

Tessa is determined to resist Parker's charms - even if his smile makes
her toes curl. He's only on the island for five days, and she won't risk a
broken heart. But with the festival in full swing, resisting Parker is proving
harder than she expected, especially when he becomes the key to saving her
mother's business.

Can Parker convince Tessa that he's worth taking a chance on, or will
his career-focused heart drive them further apart?

Whether you are fans of the Gilmore Girls or the Golden Girls, you'll
fall in love with Winslow Island.





Purchase Links

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited






Author Bio


Chrissy
Elliot graduated from the University of Wollongong, Australia, with a Bachelor's
degree in English Literature and more books than she could count.

After
growing up on the South Coast's sandy shores, she jumped on a plane and settled
in the lush green wilderness of the Pacific Northwest.

Her new
backyard inspired a life long dream to put pen to paper, and Winslow Island was
born.

When she's
not scribbling sweet stories full of witty characters and mischievous
matchmakers, Chrissy is navigating life as an expat, explaining what fairy
floss is and trying to remember that orange-flavored chocolate is not a food
group.


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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Shalofer Baby Girls Boys Halloween Ghost Costume Outfits





 Just look at this adorable Baby Girl or Boy Halloween Ghost Costume Outfit by Shalofer. This little ghost is so cute. It is a long sleeved onsie with 3 snaps at the bottom to make diaper changes easy, and will also help keep baby warm. The little pants have an elastic waist band and a cuff at the bottom. The adorable appliqued pumpkins at the knees really set this outfit off. It also has the adorable hat that you can tie a knot in the tail at the top. The hat says Peek A Boo on the brim. The outfit is made of a cotton blend material and is super soft right out of the package. After it is washed and dried it becomes even softer. This outfit is sold in 4 sizes, 0 - 3, 6 - 9, 9 - 12, and 12 - 18 months.

This will make the cutest outfit for the Halloween season and even as a costume on Halloween night. This is going to be a gift for our Grand Daughter who is due in early September. It will make a cute gift for any due around Halloween as part of a shower gift or a just because gift.


Cheryl Holt Announces Her Lost Girls Trilogy



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My books for Summer, 2020, will be my Lost Girls trilogy, coming on August 11th.

For several summers now, I’ve written linked trilogies, where there’s a storyline that connects all three books. It gives me a chance to use recurring characters and to bring the three novels to a satisfying conclusion at the end. The stories start with a prologue in Book #1 that sets up the link premise, and it resolves in the Epilogue of Book #3. It’s a fun way to give readers a long, lush story with plenty of delicious characters and plot twists and turns.

This year my trilogy link has to do with the three heroines. When they were little girls, they were traveling to Jamaica with their parents, but their ship sank in a terrible storm, and they were the only survivors. They were found on a deserted island in the Caribbean by British navy sailors and returned to England where they were separated and handed over to distant relatives. The stories start as the twentieth anniversary of the shipwreck is approaching.

The 3 novels will be released on the same day, so you can read the whole series at once without having to wait for the next installment. They’ll be available both as print books and e-books. My Lost Girls trilogy! Coming August 11, 2020!


SOMEONE TO LOVE - Book 1

CHERYL HOLT delivers the first novel in her new and exciting “Lost Girls” trilogy.

As a tiny girl, Libby Carstairs was found by navy sailors on a deserted island in the Caribbean. She was all alone and had no memory of her past or parents. Who is she?  And what happened to leave her stranded so far from home? After she was returned to England, her situation was sensationalized in the newspapers, which meant she’s enjoyed a life of public acclaim.  Due to her unconventional history, she’s very different from other young ladies and has no desire to ever be ordinary.

Luke Watson had an exciting career in the navy, but on his brother’s death, he’s come home to assume his role as Earl of Barrett. His brother, with his repeated scandals, ran the family’s reputation and estate into the ground, and Luke is determined to repair all that’s been destroyed by exhibiting stellar moral behavior at all times. He will wed the perfect aristocratic girl, settle down to a tedious country existence, and try to be content.

But when he meets Libby, sparks fly and passion ignites. She’s the complete opposite of the woman he thought he wanted in his life, but she just might be exactly who he needs…


SOMEONE TO CHERISH   m- Book 2

CHERYL HOLT delivers the second novel in her poignant and thrilling, Lost Girls trilogy…

Caroline Grey was just four years old when she was found stranded and alone by navy sailors on a deserted island in the Caribbean. When she was returned to England, she enjoyed a brief burst of notoriety. Who was she? Who had her parents been? Ultimately, she was claimed by her dour, miserly relatives who’ve treated her like an unwanted pauper. She’s spent her life trying to be accepted by those who should love her, but her haunting past has created too many obstacles. It’s difficult to fit in…

Caleb Ralston is a wealthy, infamous gambler who’s raging against the unfairness of life. After spending a decade in the navy, he was forced out of the post he treasured as he struggled to protect others from a scandal. As a result, he vowed to become very rich so he could avenge himself against the sort of affluent oafs who’ve always disdained him…

When he meets Caroline, he’s intrigued by her beauty and pluck, but she’s part of the world he loathes, and he could never bind himself to her. But Fate and destiny have other plans for Caleb, and Caroline might turn out to be just the woman he needs…




SOMEONE TO WED - Book 3

CHERYL HOLT delivers the third and final novel in her thrilling and delightful Lost Girls trilogy…

Joanna James had a brief moment of notoriety at age four when she survived a shipwreck in the Caribbean. She was returned to England and raised quietly in the country by a doting auntie. She’s descended from an ancient line of wise women, so she’s very different from other young ladies. She has the sight, and she can cast spells and brew potions, but she’s cautious with her peculiar gifts and hides them from her rural neighbors who don’t always understand her odd talents.

Captain Jacob Ralston works hard to be boring and ordinary. After learning at age ten that his notorious father was a bigamist and liar, he swore he’d grow up to be the most moral man in the kingdom. He would never rock a boat or raise a brow. After a stellar career in the navy, he’s determined to retire to the country, marry the fiancĂ©e his mother picked for him, and force himself to be content.

When he crosses paths with peculiar, fascinating Joanna, he’s instantly bowled over. She’s beautiful, intriguing, and not like any woman he’s ever met. He can’t imagine how he would ever bind himself, but Fate and destiny have other plans for him, and Joanna just might be the one woman who can make him happy forever…

Interview Questions




  1. Do you have a favorite character in this series?

I suppose my favorite character would have to be Libby Carstairs, the heroine of Book #1. When she was returned to England, she was claimed by an uncle who trained her for a life on the stage. So she’s spent her childhood, touring England and regaling audiences with tales of the shipwreck and her rescue by British sailors. She’s considered to be England’s “darling”, and she’s famous throughout the kingdom.

I like her because I’ve never used a heroine like her before. I always draft heroines who are very “ordinary” for the times. They’re poor cousins or spinsters or poverty-stricken young ladies. So Libby is a completely new kind of heroine for me, so it was really fun to write her.



2. You’re a very prolific writer, with nearly 60 books under your author belt. Who has been your most difficult character to write in all of your books?
I don’t ever have trouble writing a character. Before I ever sit down at my computer to begin a rough draft, I have spent weeks prepping the story. I have extensive character sketches written for each character, so I know exactly who they are before I start.

  1.  Tell us a little about your latest trilogy

This year, I’m releasing my “Lost Girls” trilogy.

For several summer now, I’ve been writing linked trilogies that have a defined premise that carries the plot through all three novels. In this series, the link is that the heroines were traveling to Jamaica with their families when they were little girls, and their ship sank in a terrible storm. Against all odds, they were the only survivors. They were found on a deserted island by British sailors, but no one could figure out how they survived—and they were too young to explain much of what had happened to them.

They were returned to England, where they enjoyed a bit of notoriety. Then they were separated and doled out to distant relatives. They never saw each other again. When the novels start, it’s the 20th anniversary of the shipwreck, and the three women’s lives are pitched off in new and exciting directions where they meet the men of the dreams.



Rafflecopter Code & Contest Rules




Cheryl is celebrating the release of her new LOST GIRLS series by running this contest. She will give away ten autographed print copies of Book #1, Someone To Love, to ten lucky winners. Since the first three novels in the series will be released together on August 11th, she will also give away one grand prize to one lucky winner of autographed print copies of Books 1, 2, and 3. The three books included in the Grand Prize drawing are: Someone To Love, Someone To Cherish, and Someone To Wed. So there will be eleven winners in all!

The contest begins on June 28, 2020, and entries will close on August 12, 2020. The drawing will be held the next day, August 13, 2020, and winners will be notified by email. You may enter as many times as you wish, but please be aware that Cheryl’s books contain adult content. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. All entrants’ emails will be added to Cheryl’s general mailing list. The email addresses are used to provide readers with information about Cheryl’s career and her upcoming novels, and the list is never shared with anyone.

Cheryl can only ship prizes to U.S. addresses. Thank you for understanding.

About Cheryl Holt


CHERYL HOLT is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top100” bestselling author who has published nearly sixty novels.

Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre. For many years, she was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance”, and she’s also revered as “The International Queen of Villains.” She is particularly proud to have been named “Best Storyteller of the Year” by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

She lives and writes in Hollywood, California, and she loves to hear from fans. Visit her website at www.cherylholt.com.


Buy Links


Someone To Love: 
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2ZgUNcX

Someone To Cherish:
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/2ZWD7Tc

Someone To Wed:
Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/3flrlYQ

Carnal Knowledge by Rachael Tamayo


Title: Carnal Knowledge
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Series: A Deadly Sins Novel, 2

Release Date: July 11, 2020
Cover Designer: BookSmith Designs

 Available now! 
What do you do when you know you’re on a serial killer’s hit list? 

Six women are dead, and Wren Addison is the next victim on the SMS Killer’s list—or so she’s been told after waking in a pool of blood with no memory of the events that have transpired. 

Newly separated and struggling to start her life over after her husband’s infidelity, Wren tries to remember what happened to her, but nothing is adding up as more horrors unfold around her.  With her life on a timer and the murderer taunting her, she realizes there is nothing typical about this serial killer.   

Wren is pushed to the edge as she dances between knowing she's likely to die and fighting to be the first to survive.  As the truth starts to emerge, she rises to the challenge and decides not to go down without a fight.   

Someone is going to die, and she’s determined it won’t be her. 


 Available now! 


The tears blur my vision, but I can still see the red stain on the floor muddled by the water that drips from my eyes.  I drag my hand under my nose, looking at the spatter around me.  Standing, I look at the sheets, more red.  The blankets are ripped, the sheets half off the bed.  Bedside lamp is on the floor, my phone screen is shattered.  

Not knowing what else to do, I gather the linens from the bed and walk them down the hall, stuffing them into my front-loading washing machine before starting the load.  I gather the Clorox bleach spray and a wad of paper towels to clean the wood laminate floor. 

It takes a while, but now it looks normal again. The blood is gone. Normal except for the bare mattress and the bleach smell.  By this time, I’m almost brave enough to look down. My tears are gone, my vision is clear.  I have been terrified to look, scared that I am the source of blood. A wound that I can’t face, or maybe can’t feel somewhere that might have caused this mess. I look down at my body, naked, spattered. I see no cuts, no anything that would suggest blood loss of this magnitude. My head hurts now, so much that I can't concentrate enough to be afraid, or think on what the last thing I remember is, or how I got here, who I might have brought home with me. The answers to the questions that the police would ask, if I were to go to them, which I won’t.

Blood, it’s drying on my thighs. I didn’t go to bed naked. I don’t even remember going to bed or coming home. But that is where I woke up, waking up when you didn’t even know you went to sleep, or passed out, or whatever the hell this is. I gingerly touch the back of my head, feeling the growing lump there.  My blonde hair feels matted, tangled.  Source of the headache.

The blood is mine... I think. At least the pain I have tells me that at least some of it is probably mine. 

I’ve got no idea what happened.


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Deadly Sins Novel, 1


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Rachael Tamayo is a former 911 emergency operator and police dispatcher. After twelve years in those dark depths, she’s gained a unique insight into mental illness, human behavior, and the general darkness of humanity that she likes to weave into her books. A formerly exclusive romance author, she tried her hand at thrillers in her award-winning novel, Crazy Love, and loved it so much that she decided not to turn back. Born and raised in Texas, Rachael lives in the Houston area with her husband of almost fifteen years and their two small children.

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Blood & Mud by John Baltisberger


Blood & Mud 
by John Baltisberger 
Genre: Jewish Kaiju Horror 


Austin Poet and author, John Baltisberger, (ARTIFICE OF FLESH, THE CONFIGURATION DISCORDANT) makes his St Rooster Books debut with a powerful kaiju novella full of Jewish mysticism, death, and destruction.

When a good man is senselessly murdered during Chicago's Gay pride event, Satan summons a horrifying monster of old, releasing both his anger and the monster in defiance of Heaven and humanity.

BLOOD & MUD includes an essay on Jewish occultism and mythology, revealing the rich tapestry of mystery and history that inspired Baltisberger and this harrowing novella. 






John never thought he would write horror or darker fiction, he was planning on writing fantasy. But something about setting all of the occult and fantastical elements of fantasy just behind the backdrop of the modern world appealed to him, and he wanted to introduce the world to the incredible mythology of mythic Judaism.

He spends his time squirreled away fervently working on the next book or engaging in the 'Obliterate the Globe' project, only taking breaks to record episodes of Madness Heart Radio and Wandering Monster, or to eat, or to play with puppies. John lives with his patient and gorgeous wife Desiree, and maniacal and powerful daughter Aziza. You can find him and the project at www.KaijuPoet.com 





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Leash by Brett Schumacher


Leash
and Other Short Horror Stories
by
Brett Schumacher

Genre:
Horror 

From
"Creepy Ghost Stories" YouTube channel, Narrator and Writer
Brett Schumacher.


LEASH And Other Short Horror Stories is a
horror anthology of thirteen short creepy, scary and sometimes
gruesome monster stories. These hair-raising stories will make your
mind tingle and your paranoia kick into over-drive.

This
chilling set of frighteningly strange and weird stories are tales of
the unexpected, of deceit and of unspeakable beings that hide in the
recesses of the mind and the shadows of dark forests.

Including:
A tale of a gas station attendant and the creature that stalks him in
a storm like he had never witnessed before. The newly found journal
entry of Robert Tolliver's nightmarish dreams that ravage his life
after a horrific accident in the swamps of Louisiana. A butcher's
child was created of steel and blades used to cut meat. A story about
a new embalming fluid with a terrible side effect. The tale of a man
and his friends on a camping trip, A leather collar and a vile beast
that reigns over a pile of corpses. Plus many more.







S79
The Horror in the Swamp
by
Brett Schumacher

Genre:
Horror 

★★★★★ "S79
has a super fun plot. You’ve got swamps, abandoned military base,
science experiment gone wrong, conspiracy theories, urban legends,
pitch dark atmosphere, snakes, gators, rednecks, revenge, and a
pretty epic creature." - Aimee M. - Goodreads


From
"Creepy Ghost Stories" YouTube channel, Narrator and Writer
Brett Schumacher.

Salesman and father Robert Tolliver’s life
is about to change. He was traveling through Louisiana and a few
missed turns, a few hours later, he finds himself facing a horrible
fate. All Robert knows is that he is stuck in an abandoned military
bunker in the wild swamps of Louisiana. There is something stalking
his every move, a scary horror unlike anything he has ever seen.

S79
The creature in the Bunker, The Horror Novel of the Swamps.

Will
Robert survive the living nightmares and make it back home to his
wife Julie and his daughter Lillie? Will he uncover a bigger horror
mystery that the small town of Montegut had been hiding for years?







Horror
Writer and Narrator for the "Creepy Ghost Stories" YouTube
Channel. Brett has a deep love for horror with a particular interest
in Isolation and Cryptid based stories.






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