sábado, 23 de maio de 2015

♡ Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway ♡ Shattered Duty (Deadly Ops #3) by Katie Reus @katiereus @InkSlingerPR




Shattered Duty
Deadly Ops #3
by
Katie Reus





✾ Synopsis ✾


A new novel from the author of Bound to Danger who "has the amazing ability of pulling the reader onto the front lines of the action and drama." (The Reading Café)

When his wife was murdered two years ago, Special Agent Levi Lazaro turned his back on everything he cared about. Ever since, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. Now he's finally uncovered the identities of those who killed his wife — and he's ready to destroy them at any cost. He won’t let anything stand in his way — not even a beautiful NSA agent on a mission of her own.

Special Agent Selene Wolfe prides herself on being the best. Her fearlessness and quick-thinking make her the perfect person to take down a deadly terrorist cell. But she needs Levi's help, and the moment he shows up, Selene knows her objectivity — and her heart — are in trouble.

As the two strike an uneasy alliance, Levi finds himself tormented by his desire for Selene — a feeling he thought long dead. But when their mission takes an unexpected turn, he finds himself at a crossroads. Can he put aside his need for revenge to save the woman who's reawakened his soul?








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✿ Excerpt ✿


The rest of the drive was quiet. Selene straightened as he pulled down a quiet street in an upper class neighborhood under construction. Most of the homes were half-built and that wasn't changing anytime soon. The house he'd been staying in was a little over five thousand square feet. The previous owners had run out of money during the building phase and when the construction market crashed, this neighborhood was one of the casualties. He'd done his homework and most of the homes were bank owned now and just sitting there. The house he was in was basically done, with just a few small cosmetic finishes that needed to be completed.

"You're squatting?" Selene asked incredulously.

He shrugged as he pulled into the garage and shut it. It was the best way to stay off the grid. Thanks to contacts he'd been able to steal electricity, water, and even Internet. He used the electricity only when necessary though, not wanting anyone to see lights and get curious about them. "Come on," he said as he opened his door.

She followed, her feet silent against the concrete floor of the garage. There were two windows that let in enough moonlight for him to make out her graceful movements. Her pale hair seemed to almost glow against the backdrop of the windows, giving her an ethereal quality that just added to her beauty.

Something he didn't want to be noticing. He rolled his shoulders once, trying to ease out the tension building inside him. Why the hell was he even aware of her?

There weren't any coverings on most of the windows so the moonlight was a good enough guide as he took her through the kitchen and up a curved staircase to the master bedroom. He'd found a mattress and had the most basic needs covered so he could sleep and shower when necessary. Since there wasn’t a bed frame he couldn’t hook her to it so he headed for the bathroom with her in tow.

"What are you doing?" she demanded as he cuffed her to the rail in the walk-in shower, but she didn't struggle.

That surprised him, but he was betting on her not wanting to throw down with him either. "I'll be back in a few minutes." He had to check all his traps to make sure no one had infiltrated the place while he'd been out. They were all small and wouldn't alert anyone breaking in, but he'd know if they'd been triggered and that was what mattered.

Ten minutes later he was striding up the stairs — far too eager to see his captive — but froze at the top step. The sound of running water greeted his ears, making him go cold. What the hell?

Weapon drawn, he eased into the bedroom and was immediately struck by two things. The bathroom light was on and he hadn't left it that way. And Selene had been too far away to have turned it on. The second thing made his entire body heat up with a fire he'd never imagined.

Selene's blue dress was folded neatly and placed on the edge of the mattress.

Steam billowed out of the shower as he stepped inside. The frosted glass made it impossible to see her naked body, but he could make out her shadow.

"What the hell are you doing?" he asked louder than he'd intended.

"What does it look like, dumbass? I'm tired and since I don't know when I'm going to get another chance, I'm showering now. Do you have anything to eat here? I didn't get to try anything at the party and I'm starving."

He stood there, feeling like an idiot as she casually showered, as if he hadn't taken her captive. Or clearly, she'd just let him. "How'd you get out of the cuffs?" Because contrary to what television showed, it wasn't as easy as it looked. Currently they hung on the shower rail, mocking him.





✿ The Author ✿


Katie Reus is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.



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✿ Giveaway ✿







♡ Cover Reveal ♡ Eight Second Ride (Willow Bay Stables #2) by Anne Jolin @authorannejolin @HeaBookToursPR




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Eight Second Ride
Willow Bay Stables #2
by
Anne Jolin

Genre: Contemporary Romance & Sports Equestrian Romance

Cover Model: Justin Keeton

Photographer : FuriosFotog

Cover Designer: Sara Eirew




✾ Synopsis ✾



Owen Daniels lives his life eight seconds at a time. The thrill of anticipation that comes with sitting on twelve hundred pounds of untamed power is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush that floods his system when the chute opens is one of life's most unique and natural highs.

Ride eight seconds bareback on a bucking bronco — that's his life.

When Owen's stock horse, Remington's Lady, is injured midway through the rodeo circuit, he trailers her back home to Willow Bay, Alberta, to remain in the care of the local vet, Ray Brookes.

Months later, with a truck bed full of buckles, Owen comes home to collect his Lady from the man he trusted to help her recover. Only Ray happens to be short for Rayne, and Rayne happens to be a woman.

And this woman wants nothing to do with a cowboy fresh off the circuit. As far as she's concerned, he can take his buckles, boots, and spurs right back on out of her life.

Will Rayne keep them from holding on to their eight-second ride? Or will love buck out of the chute in time for a perfect score?










✿ Other books by Anne Jolin ✿






Willow Bay Stables Series

Change Rein (Willow Bay Stables #1)
Coming JUNE 15th!





✿ The Author ✿


Hey y'all,

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada. I grew up riding horses, shooting guns, and driving in trucks.

I never expected to be an author. A massage therapist? Yes. Take over the family construction company? Yes. But an author? No. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I'm truly grateful to say I've found my passion.

Since I've always been a creative person, it feels amazing to harness all of that energy and use it to tell a story I love. I enjoy incorporating bits of my real life into the stories I write. What parts are true? Hah. I'll never tell — what would be the fun in that?

If I could leave y'all with one thing, it's that life's far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won't regret it. I know I don't.

Mad love,
Anne Jolin

xx



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♡ Release Blitz ♡ Singleish by Elizabeth Butts @ebutts422 @francesscas_rr




Singleish
by
Elizabeth Butts

Genre: Chick Lit

Cover Design: Danielle Camorlinga

Hosted By: Francessca's Romance Reviews





✾ Synopsis ✾


Ashley MacKillop has it all figured out. She has her boyfriend, a house, a good (if not exciting job). Everything is going according to plan, and everything is fitting into the nice, tidy, neat-freak boxes she's created for herself.

Until he walks away. Until he says he needs a break. Until he says he's done. But he forgot to break up with her. Was she part of a couple anymore? Was she single?

A red-wine fueled therapy session with her three closest friends has Ashley trying all sorts of things that force her to break out of her comfort zone and figure out who she is when there's no man involved.

In the end, what defines a woman? Is it the man she's with? Is it the friends she keeps? Is it the copious amounts of red wine that she consumes? Or is it who she is when no one is watching?

Will she decide she needs a man in her life? Will she even want him back if he were to come back?










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✿ Excerpt ✿


Prologue


He slowly pulled at the strings on her chemise, lowering it off her shoulders, gently kissing her skin as it was exposed to him. A shudder ran through her, though whether from the cold or his attention, she would never know. He caressed her skin, his fingers soft as a breeze against her hardening nipple. She heard a moan and was embarrassed when she realized it came from her own throat. "Miranda," Ian purred, "you needn't be shy with me. I love you." "Oh, Ian, I can't believe that my boss expects me to work every Saturday without a promotion or raise in sight".

Wait... What? I blinked my eyes a few times. When did Miranda start speaking in my head in a male voice? A male voice that sounded suspiciously like... oh, shit. I looked up from my Kindle where Ian and Miranda were about to get all kilt freaky and into the eyes of my boyfriend of three years, Craig, who was looking at me expectantly. I wondered how long he'd been talking to me. I wondered if my subconscious had heard any of it. I closed my eyes a minute, mentally going over the last few minutes. Nope, nothing there. Just Scottish lairds and soft caresses. I wondered if he realized that I hadn't heard a word that he'd said. I risked a glance at him and saw a slightly reddening face and narrowed eyes. Um, yup. He knew. Crap.

I wished I could just go back to my Kindle, re-enter the world that demanded nothing of me. I mean, it was my day off... I should be able to sit on a couch and just lose myself in that world that existed within its electronic pages. However, reality called. I groaned inwardly, pushed the button to put my Kindle to sleep and turned and face the music.

"I'm sorry, honey, you know how I can get when I read. Could you repeat what you said?"

"Seriously? Again? I have been talking to you for the last ten minutes. You're trying to tell me that you haven't heard a damn word I've said for ten minutes?" Craig looked like he was about to spontaneously combust. Eek.

Inwardly I shuddered to think that I'd managed to zone out that completely, but didn't let him see.

"Hey, I've told you not to try to talk to me when I'm reading. You've been warned. If you see me on the couch with a Kindle, I'm really not there. It's just a shell, an illusion."

Uh-oh. I think that might have been the wrong thing to say. Was it possible that his hair was starting to singe? I squinted a little, yup... I'm pretty sure he was so mad that his hair was burning.

"Ash, that's it. I can't do this anymore. I can't compete with your warriors, squires, princes and lairds anymore. I don't wear a kilt. I don't have any 'shining armor'." I started to glaze over a bit when I pictured him in a kilt or in 'shining armor'. Wrong move. Focus!

"I am your real boyfriend, I'm here, but you can't be bothered with me because you'd rather be in a book. I need a break from this. I'm done."

I blinked my eyes a few times, my jaw on the ground as I watched him turn, stalk towards the door and slowly, quietly walk out the door and out of us. I glared at my Kindle, but I couldn't be too angry at it, because it was a really good story. But, what the hell did he mean by a 'break'? This was a little too Ross and Rachel from the 1990's.

I got up from the couch and ran out the door, stumbled down the steps and managed to make it to his car before he pulled out of the driveway. My chest was heaving from the exertion of running after him. I asked, "What... do you mean... that you're done? It... was just... a book."

He looked at me, his brown eyes soft and sad. "Ashley, this is the tip of the iceberg. I just feel like you don't have much more going on than going to work and vegging on the weekends. We don't do anything anymore. We don't go anywhere. Do you even want to be with me anymore? Do you even notice that I'm at your house almost every night? You just seem to want to work during the week and read on the weekend. I love you, I love you so damn much, but I don't know if it is enough for me to play second fiddle to electronics. I don't know if 'done' is the right thing to say, but I definitely need a breather."

With that lovely monologue, he put the car in reverse.






✿ The Author ✿


I am a 37 year old who just decided to finally write a book. I'm an avid reader, I have a tendency to zone out the world when I'm reading. I always wanted to be able to write but I would get started, and then a page later, I was done.

My husband, Mike, and I live in Wareham, MA with our (gulp) twelve rescued pets.

I made a good friend in A. E. Murphy (an awesome author, please check her out!) who kept nudging me (ok, seriously pushing me) into writing.



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♡ Pre-Order ♡ My Soul To Wake (Stain #1) by Tara Oakes @Lil_Oakes #WAKEME




My Soul to Wake is now available for pre-order for 0.99 cents!

Make sure to get it now before it goes up to its regular price of $2.99!

You can find teasers and the trailer as well as the synopsis below!



My Soul To Wake
Stain #1
by
Tara Oakes

Release Date: May 25th 2015





✾ Synopsis ✾


Witchcraft.
Reincarnation.
True love.

These are the things of legend. Unexplained, some even say impossible, but nonetheless prevalent in stories and tales from all cultures and in every land from the beginning of time. What if there is something to it? What if there is an explanation behind the mysteries and bedtime stories? Something beyond words?

SALEM, MASSACHUSETTES 1692

She was taken from him in the cruelest way... condemned, sentenced and punished out of fear of the unknown. How is he supposed to live without her? How can he go on knowing that in this life, by the natural order of things, they will never be together? There's only one thing to do... only one option that will bring them together again.

SALEM , MASSACHUSETTES TODAY

Amelia is taken on a weekend excursion with her best girlfriends to let loose, relax and have a little fun. What harm is there in a little vacation? It's not like the legends, the haunted history of the place can scare them away. It's all harmless fun.

Or so she thought.

Something seems familiar about the town. The trees, the winds, the feel of everything. Her ever present nightmares have become more intense within the limits of the old historical setting. She's prepared to write off the whole trip as nothing more than a case of her mind running away with the sensationalized magic here. When she meets a handsome stranger who's eager to know her in a way no one else can, she begins to think there may be something more to this place, something more to him.

Will has been waiting, biding his time, and praying that she'll come back. He's broken the natural order of things to possibly find her again, weaving their way through the years until they can be together again. He knows he may never find her, but he can't risk not trying. This place calls to her, just as it did to him. It will bring her back home. It will bring her back to him.

What's 300 years when it comes to true love? He's prepared to wait an eternity if he has to, just to see her, hold her, kiss her again.. to make her remember what was stolen from them so long ago. To make her remember who she is, the power she possesses and the love they swore to each other.








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My Soul to Wake
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MAY 25TH, 2015






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✿ Tara's Books ✿


A Lil' Less Broken
The Kingsmen MC #1




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A Lil' Less Lost
The Kingsmen MC #2




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A Lil' Less Hopeless
The Kingsmen MC #3




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Bitter Sweet Deception
The Kingsmen MC #4




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Baby V
Chianti Kisses #1




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Boss
Chianti Kisses #2




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✿ The Author ✿


Tara is a thirty something newbie author from Long Island, New York. She's a voracious reader, a passionate writer and obsessive junk T.V. aficionado. When she's not doing one of those three things she is attempting to garden, hanging with her hubby or partaking in some retail therapy. She enjoys connecting with her readers and is having a blast entering into this new world of publishing



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