Cover Reveal & $50 giveaway: Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins!

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I’ve been fawning over this book ever since Jessica announced that it was in the works. Not only is she tackling my most favorite story line of all time, but it is JESSICA. FREAKING. HAWKINS.

As soon as ARC’s were open for request, I jumped on that bandwagon so hard that, if it were literal, I would’ve fallen right out of it. The good news  is that yes, I was approved and received an ARC 2 days ago. But the bad news is… I finished it at midnight last night and I. Am. Profoundly devastated. Let’s just say I cried myself to sleep… This wasn’t pretty when I had to get up 4 hours later to go to the bay  but that’s what happens when you trust Jessica with your heart. Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Jessica knows what she’s doing.

Anyway, this is isn’t a review, that will come in release day. Take a look down below so you can get a taste of why I hold this masterpiece so close to my heart.

Plus, LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS SPECIMEN OF A WOMAN ON THE COVER. I have a severe crush on her and I am not ashamed to admit it.


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Coming February 27th:

Something in the Way (Book 1 in a trilogy of forbidden love.)

Photographed by [Perrywinkle Photography ]

Designed by [R.B.A. Designs]


SYNOPSIS:

It was a hot summer day when I met him on the construction site next to my parents’ house. Under the sweat and dirt, Manning Sutter was as handsome as the sun was bright. He was older, darker, experienced. I wore a smiley-face t-shirt and had never even been kissed. Yet we saw something in each other that would link us in ways that couldn’t be broken…no matter how hard we tried.

I loved Manning before I knew the meaning of the word. I was too young, he said. I would wait. Through all the carefully-chosen words hiding what we knew to be true, through his struggle to keep me innocent, and through infinitely-starry nights—I would wait. But I’d learn that life isn’t always fair. That no matter how much you achieve, none of it matters if you suffer the heartbreak that comes with falling for someone you can never have. Because even though I saw Manning first, that didn’t matter. My older sister saw him next.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Jessica Hawkins is an Amazon bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in California and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Dominion by J. Kowallis!

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SYNOPSIS:
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WE ARE THE END
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“I didn’t want to wake up. Sometimes I almost wished I hadn’t.”
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With Reggie’s death, Nate and the others are forced to continue on in their attempt to defeat Roman with the help of The Rising—a rebellion movement thriving in the bowels of Public Two. 
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New faces and mysterious secrets—hidden technology, lies, and darkness—from within The Rising shake the balance of their trust. 
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When an unimaginable encounter infiltrates the rebellion, true identities are revealed and loyalties torn apart. In the end, there’s only one target that matters: Roman—and they’ll do anything to stop him from claiming dominion.
#DOMINION is the crowning final installment of #TheEnertiaTrials. 
Coming: May 2017

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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J. Kowallis grew up in northern Utah, graduated from Weber State University’s creative writing program, and lives in Utah with her Mini Schnauzer, Etta. She enjoys dreaming about, flying to, and writing about distant lands (real or unreal).

GIVEAWAY:
★★$25 Amazon Giftcard #GIVEAWAY AND The Enertia Trials eBooks!★★
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Cover Reveal: Obsidian Sky by Amy Braun!

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BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:

Obsidian Sky
by Amy Braun
(Dark Sky #3)
Publication date: February 7th 2017
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult
Cover Artist: Deranged Doctor Design

Synopsis:

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The final struggle against the Hellions has arrived. A trapped engineer and a desperate marauder scramble to fight an enemy with unspeakable power on its side. Time is running out, and one world will be destroyed…

After sacrificing herself to save the lives of her friends and family, Claire Abernathy struggles to outwit her Hellion captors. They torment and terrify her into working on a weapon with the sole purpose of obliterating the world, friends, and love she has struggled to save. If Claire has any chance of saving those she loves, she must delve deeper into the Hellion world, and witness nightmares she could never imagine.

In Westraven, Sawyer Kendric is desperate to find the woman he loves. To do so, he must finally embrace his family’s atrocious past and heal the wounds it has caused. He will be forced to make new allies, uncover secrets that change all he knows, and find the courage to lead a ragtag crew into the darkest, deadliest battle of their lives.

Claire and Sawyer fight to save their broken world in the final installment of the epic DARK SKY trilogy.


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Amy is a Canadian urban fantasy and horror author. Her work revolves around monsters, magic, mythology, and mayhem. She started writing in her early teens, and never stopped. She loves building unique worlds filled with fun characters and intense action. She is the recipient of April Moon Books Editor Award for “author voice, world-building and general bad-assery,” and the One Book Two Standout Award in 2015 for her Cursed trilogy. She has been featured on various author blogs and publishing websites, and is an active member of the Writing GIAM and Weekend Writing Warrior communities. When she isn’t writing, she’s reading, watching movies, taking photos, gaming, and struggling with chocoholism and ice cream addiction.
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Surprise Release & Cover Reveal: Birthday Blaze by Kacey Shea!

It’s Kacey Shea’s birthday this week and she’s celebrating with five days of giveaways including the release of Birthday Blaze, which is FREE for iBooks, Nook, & Kobo. Amazon will match the zero price any day now (the more readers who report it the faster it will change).

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Download your free copy and be sure and join [HERE] for more birthday fun!

Cover Design: Bridgette O’Hare, Wit & Whimsy Cover Design


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Brennan O’Shea might be every woman’s dream.

Gorgeous.

Single.

Built like a tank and inked to perfection.

A fireman. Really, what else is there?

Yeah, he’s a fantasy brought to life if only it weren’t for one little problem. Okay, it’s a big one. He can’t talk to women. The more attractive the lady, the more words fail him. And his beautiful, friendly neighbor Jenny has Brennan lusting for more than chatty banter. Will a birthday wish give him a shot with the woman he wants? Or will his hopes go up in flames?


 EXCERPT:

Today is my birthday.

Thirty years old. Fuck. When did I get old? Besides my firefighting career and my health, what do I have? I pictured myself in a little ranch style house, married with at least one kid by now. Instead, my plan for this Wednesday afternoon is to sleep the day away and hope my friends don’t remember it’s my special day because they’ll drag me to the bar. Fuck. I am old. I don’t even want to get wasted on my birthday.

I slide the key in my lock and the slam of another nearby door pulls my gaze to the neighboring unit.

“Hey! I’m glad I caught you!” Jenny huffs between labored breaths.

Oh. Fuck me. Maybe the universe is feeling generous. Jen’s covered in a sheen of sweat. Droplets form between the valley of her breasts and disappear beneath her sports bra. Her tiny black shorts are practically painted on her skin and it takes all my willpower not to stare.

“Hey, Jen,” I stutter.

“So . . .” She flashes a playful grin and walks over. “I have to work ’til four, but a little birdie told me it was your birthday and I have a surprise for you. Do you have plans later so I can drop by?”

“No plans.” I blow out a breath, take off my ball cap and run my other hand over my head. “Wait! How’d you know it’s my birthday?”

“Facebook reminders.” She laughs and backs up to her door. “Okay, I’ll stop by about five? Gives me time to wash off the blood.” She scrunches her nose up and it’s so fucking adorable I almost forget we’re discussing slaughtered animals.

I smile and mumble “sounds good,” as she retreats inside her apartment. I open my own door and my cell phone chimes from my pocket. I glance at the screen and grin. She never forgets.

“Hey sis,” I say.

“Happy birthday, little bro! I love you! Want me to sing?”

“God, no!” I laugh and she scoffs through the line. “It’s a gift for my ears if you don’t.”

“Fuck you,” she says with a smile in her voice. “So . . . any big plans for your dirty thirty?”

“Not really. Cruz is on shift, so we’ll go out this weekend for beers.”

“You are the worst bachelor ever. What I would give for a night out without crying, midnight feedings, and diapers.” Emily sighs.

“How is my nephew, anyway?”

“Sucking on my boob as we speak.”

“God! Don’t say things like that.” We’re just two years apart and best friends as much as siblings, but she has no filter, especially now that she’s a sleep deprived mom.

Emily just laughs. “Sorry, I can’t help messing with you. But really, you have no plans? Maybe I should come over tonight.”

“No!” I answer a little too emphatically.

“Oh, so you do have plans. Maybe a booty call? You are a first responder, after all . . .”

“God, stop. Sister-brother boundaries. Is nothing sacred?”

“Sorry. It’s been so long since I got laid. Seven weeks exactly. If I’m not getting lucky tonight then you should be. Who’s the lady?”

“It’s not like that. It’s my neighbor, Jen. She mentioned stopping by tonight. She has something for me. It’s probably nothing.”

“She sounds hot,” Emily teases.

I chuckle, because Emily never stops. “Yeah. She is hot, but she’s also really sweet, funny, and smart; but I don’t think she’s into me.”

“Then she has horrible taste in men. But I think if she’s coming by she might be into you. Now’s your chance, Brennan! Sweep her off her feet. Take charge. Be the man! Besides, it’s your birthday; luck is on your side.”

“I don’t know . . .” Maybe Emily is right. Maybe I should stop pussyfooting around and make a move.

“Do it! Now, I’ve got to go change stinker’s diaper. Love you, Brennan. Have a great day. And use condoms!”

“’Bye, Emily.” I smile and end the call.

Before I crash I check the fridge and pantry. Emily’s right. If I want a chance with Jenny I need to pull out all the stops and go with my strengths. I may not be a smooth talker but I can cook like a top chef. Today’s forecast: baked ziti with a side of romance.

Birthday Blaze originally appeared in the Amazon bestselling charity anthology Hook & Ladder 69. This short story is a fun, sexy read that showcases Kacey’s humorous story-telling and colorful characters. For more by Kacey check out her [website].


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Kacey Shea is a mom of three, wife, and indie author who resides in sunny Arizona. She enjoys reading and writing romance novels as much as her son loves unicorns, which is a lot.

When she’s not writing you will find her playing taxi cab to her children while belting out her favorite tunes, meeting friends or family for food and to share some laughs, or sweating it out in the gym. Kacey finds that picking up heavy weights repeatedly is good for her mental health as much as it is for the physical.

She has an unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It could be the pants. It could be the fire. It’s just hot. On occasion she has been known to include them, without their knowledge, in her selfies outside the grocery store.

Kacey one day aspires to be a woman hand model in a sexy photo shoot. You know, the woman’s hand raking across the muscular back or six pack stomach of the male fitness model. Yep, that hand.

Until that day comes she will continue writing sexy, flirty romance novels in hopes to bring others joy!

Kacey enjoys interacting with her fans so please feel free to stalk her on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Release Day Blitz: Yours to Bare by Jessica Hawkins!

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Released: December 8, 2016

A provocative new standalone from the author who brought you Slip of the Tongue…


Synopsis:

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No matter how cruel it’s been in the past, I’ve never been able to flip fate the bird. I’m a romantic at heart. So when fate drops a leather-bound journal at my feet, I know I should walk away.

I don’t. I pick her up, bend her spine, spread her pages. From the first word, I’m a goner. The owner didn’t give me access to her most intimate desires, but I devour them anyway. Her private darkness, her candid, explicit poetry—it all goes down like warm milk. And from that point forward, I drink, eat, and sleep her.

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I went to his apartment and let him take my picture. Just once, to see how it would feel. I’m not his to look at, to inspire, to touch, but when he watches me through his lens, it gives me a high I don’t want to come down from…

My journal is the one place I can be myself—as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I’m finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us.

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My Review:

[COMING SOON]

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About the author:

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Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that’s what you’ll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.

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COVER REVEAL: The Animal Under the Fur by E.J. Mellow!

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BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
The Animal Under The Fur
by E.J. Mellow
Publication date: 2017
Genres: Action, Adult, Romance

SYNOPSIS:
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From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight.

Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she’s been raised as the perfect assassin.

The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm’s length.

Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed.

The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile.

But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing—in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter.

The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love stand-alone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you’ll find gripped in your hands.

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Release date: Coming 2017


AUTHOR BIO:
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E.J. Mellow is the Award Winning author behind the NA Contemporary Fantasy trilogy The Dreamland Series. With a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, E.J. Mellow splits her time between her two loves – visual design and writing. Residing in NYC, E.J. is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter. She has no animals but loves those who do.
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COVER REVEAL: The Crown’s Dog by Elise Kova!

I think we all know by now that I live for anything and everything that has to do with Elise Kova, and this new cover is most definitely not an exception!

I am so obsessed with its entirety and I can’t wait to be able to hold a physical copy in my hands once it’s out!

I was insanely fortunate to be able to sort of beta read this novella and give Elise some pointers but all I have to say about that is that it’s as amazing as anything else from our Dragon Queen.

I am tremendously grateful to have been given this chance and I can’t wait to reread it! Thank you so much, Elise, for being you!! Which is a hard-working author to admire and an amazing person to know!

And  now, without further ado, let’s get into what started it all:


ABOUT THE AIR AWAKENS SERIES:

Air Awakens (Book One):

A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond…

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

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[Kindle Unlimited]

*eBooks are available for purchase through Amazon

*Physical copies are available through The Book Depository!

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My reviews for the Air Awakens series:

[Air Awakens] [Fire Falling] [Earth’s End]

[Water’s Wrath] [Crystal Crowned]


ABOUT THE CROWN’S DOG:

(This is the first in the Air Awakens PREQUEL novella series)

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A coastal summer is turned upside down by a violent murder, and a quest for lost pirate treasure turns into a hunt for the killer.

Jax Wendyll is the crown’s dog. As punishment for the unspeakable crimes that tourment him to this day, his life has been conscripted to the Empire Solaris. However, in an Empire afflicted by peace, his duties are relegated to unquestioningly aiding the antics of the youngest prince, Baldair.

Erion Le’Dan, a nobleman’s son, expects a quiet summer visit to the Imperial Palace, his only agenda to visit with his unlikely friends. But Jax’s discovery the legendary pirate Adela Lagmir’s old workroom inspires a hunt for her long lost treasure.

The pursuit of Adela’s truth takes the three men to the Imperial summer manor, built along the old pirate mainstays. When Adela’s trident is branded into a murdered servant, Prince Baldair’s summer amusement of treasure-hunting becomes a hunt to find the killer. But, as mysteries compound, the ghosts of Jax’s past may not be the only things haunting them.


AND NOW, THE BEAUTIFUL FULL COVER:

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Publication Date: November 22, 2016

(18 days for those who are counting, like me!)

Cover Artist: Merilliza Chan

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ABOUT THE MASTERMIND BEHIND IT ALL:

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Elise Kova has always had a profound love of fantastical worlds. Somehow, she managed to focus on the real world long enough to graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration before crawling back under her favorite writing blanket to conceptualize her next magic system. She currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and when she is not writing can be found playing video games, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Air Awakens Series as well as the upcoming Loom Saga (Keymaster, 2017).

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