quarta-feira, 29 de outubro de 2014

*Blog Tour* Furious Fire (Grimm's Circle #8) by Shiloh Walker + Excerpt + #Giveaway @shilohwalker @InkSlingerPR

Furious Fire (Grimm's Circle #8)
by Shiloh Walker

It had always been her...

Ten years had passed since the doors slammed shut behind Decker Calhoun, taking away his freedom, but more importantly, locking him away from Elizabeth Waters, the only woman he'd ever loved — the woman he'd given up everything for.

The day he was sentenced, he'd looked at her and said, No regrets, Lizzie. But he lied, because he did have one. Although he's been out of jail for three years now, he was a year too late. Lizzie never knew how he felt and just months before he was released, she found somebody else and it's too late.

Or maybe not. It seems that Lizzie's boyfriend wants an open relationship and two can play at that game. Now all Decker has to do is convince Lizzie that he's the better man... and has been all along.


Do I sound slightly bitter? Sorry. Can't help it. I'd lost my rose-colored glasses a few hundred years ago. Right about the time I lost my virginity and, shortly thereafter, my Prince Charming.


Speak of the devil.

I knew that voice. It was the last voice I wanted to hear right now. Unless he was saying something along the lines of, "Ow, that hurts!" as I beat him across the head with a heavy, blunt object.

I stood there, frozen. Although I didn't want to turn and face the music, my partner had no reservations.

I dug my fingers into Ren's arm.


Will. Damn it. He'd done this — orchestrated this. The bastard.

Schooling my features, I turned around and I'm proud to say, I didn't feel the urge to swoon. Not even for a second.

That angel face of his hadn't changed at all in the past three hundred years.

He looked as perfect now as he had the day he kissed me for the first time.

Heat flashed through his grass-green eyes as he studied my clothes and despite myself, my belly clenched in response. Why is it that I can barely remember the name of my father, my stepmother, my friends growing up, but I can still remember the way it felt when he made love to me the first time? It had hurt... but then, after he'd cleaned me up, he'd lain between my legs and done things to me that had left me scandalized.

I can still remember the shock. I can still remember the pleasure.

And I can still remember the pain when I discovered the following night that he was engaged to be wed.

To my sister.

"Why... if it isn't my Prince Charming."

Shiloh Walker is an award-winning writer... yes, really! She’s also a mom, a wife, a reader and she pretends to be an amateur photographer. She published her first book in 2003. Her newest series, Secrets and Shadows, launched in April 2014. Look for the newest book Deeper than Need, to be followed by Sweeter than Sin and Darker than Desire.

She writes romantic suspense, contemporary and paranormal romance, and urban fantasy under the name J.C. Daniels.

*Blog Tour* Southern Born Books Christmas + Excerpt + #Giveaway @InkSlingerPR @authorkimboykin @KairaRouda @TracyKSolheim @erikamarksauthr

Just in Time for Christmas
by Kim Boykin

Nobody does Christmas like Miranda Hamilton, and now that she finally has her chance to chair Magnolia Bay's tree lighting and the cotillion, which benefits her late mother’s breast cancer foundation, this Christmas is shaping up to be the best ever. That is until her childhood nemesis Logan Mauldin buys his way on her committee and starts making plans of his own.

Logan Mauldin loves to get under Miranda's very sexy skin, and it's only fair. She's been getting under his since long before their first kiss at 13. Logan’s the last man interested in co-chairing a Christmas committee or participating in a sexy bachelor auction, but since that night he interrupted Miranda on a date and cornered her under the mistletoe, he can't stop thinking about her. Or vying for her attention and bugging the hell out of her.

Christmas cheer isn’t the only thing that heats up between the Miranda and Logan, but, thanks to a lie that is as much her fault as it is his, he loses the woman he’s loved since forever. Logan will need a Christmas miracle for Miranda to forgive him. A grand gesture to melt her heart and win her back just in time for Christmas.

Kim Boykin is a women's fiction author with a sassy Southern streak. She is the author of The Wisdom of Hair, Steal Me, Cowboy, and Palmetto Moon (Summer 2014.) While her heart is always in South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, 3 dogs, and 126 rose bushes.

The Trouble With Christmas
by Kaira Rouda

At 35-years-old, Cole Stanton is burned out. His high-paced, uber-successful career has left him yearning to start over. He finds Indigo Island, buys a restaurant and settles into an uncomplicated life. But Christmas is a mess. He has over-committed the small restaurant’s resources again, and is over his head. He finds himself longing for everything he has left behind, until a chance encounter with gorgeous Lily offers a spark of salvation to his business and, perhaps his life.

Beautiful pastry chef Lily Edmonds is thirty years old and heartbroken. It’s just before Christmas and she’s just been dumped by via telephone by her fiancee. Her best friend Avery Putnam invites her to Indigo Island, hoping to add joy back into Lily’s life. A chance encounter with the sexy owner of a local restaurant makes Lily feel an attraction she thought she’d never feel again, and offers her a business challenge to keep her mind focused on something other than her broken heart.

Cole Stanton and Lily Edmonds are both starting over. Will the joy of the holiday season bring them together or will the troubles with Christmas push them apart?

Kaira Rouda is an award-winning and bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. Her books include: Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs; Here, Home, Hope; All the Difference; In the Mirror; and the short story, A Mother's Day. She lives in Southern California with her husband and four children and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, @KairaRouda, and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. And of course, on Pinterest! For more about Kaira and her books, please visit her website KairaRouda.com.

Holidays at Magnolia Bay
by Tracy Solheim

After a mission goes terribly wrong, ending in the death of a teammate, Navy Seal, Drew Lanham, is forced to take a leave from active-duty. Retreating to his godmother’s beach house in coastal Magnolia Bay, Drew plans to spend the three weeks R&R licking his wounds and catching some rays while the nightmares from his failed op fade. The last thing he wants to do is mingle with the locals. What he doesn’t count on is an early morning encounter with a goddess rising from the sea. His interest is piqued and his body put on alert when he finds out that same woman may or may not be after his godmother’s money.

Marine biologist, Jenna Huntley, has been searching her whole life for a place to call home and Magnolia Bay is that place. Unfortunately, she’s underutilizing her education giving tours at the town’s turtle rescue center. With the help of an octogenarian patroness, she maps out a proposal to develop a turtle hatchery on-site. Everything is going as planned until the older woman’s godson arrives. Suddenly, nothing is as it seems and Jenna’s future is hanging in the balance, with a sexy warrior pulling all the strings. Her natural tendency is to help the damaged hero, but she’s sworn off letting military men in her life ever again.

Will Drew and Jenna be able to put their pasts behind them and learn to trust their hearts long enough to enjoy their Holiday at Magnolia Bay?

Tracy Solheim is the international bestselling author of the Out of Bound Series for Penguin. Her books feature members of the fictitious Baltimore Blaze football team and the women who love them. In a previous life, Tracy wrote best sellers for Congress and was a freelance journalist for regional and national magazines. She’s a military brat who now makes her home in Johns Creek, Georgia, with her husband, their two children, a pesky Labrador retriever puppy and a horse named after her first novel. Her fifth book for Berkley, Back To Before, will be released in January. She also has a digital holiday novella for Tule Publishing's Southern Born Books coming October 20. See what she’s up to at www.tracysolheim.com. Or on facebook at Tracy Solheim Books and Twitter at TracyKSolheim.

A Very Married Christmas
by Erika Marks

Cookbook author Marley Chambers can’t think of a more festive way to spend Christmas than at a friend’s holiday wedding in her hometown of Magnolia Bay. If only her soon-to-be ex-husband, all-star pitcher, Beckett “Beck” Chambers wasn’t bringing his new girlfriend—and if only he wasn’t still the sexiest man to ever walk out onto the mound…

Beck never wanted the chaotic life of a sport star—especially not at the cost of his marriage to the only woman he’s ever truly loved. But his career is a runaway train—and he’s afraid it’s too late to hit the brakes.

But when a mix-up leaves Beck and Marley stranded together for Christmas Eve on the barrier island where Beck proposed years before, old memories burn bright—and sparks fly hotter than a bonfire on the beach.

Could the magic of the season bring the gift of a second chance, just in time for Christmas?

Mick returned with their drinks and set them down. “I hope I’m not interrupting.”

Beck swerved his gaze to Mick and gave him a dismissive once-over. “Come back in a sec, will you? We’re not ready to order yet.”

Actually,” Mick said calmly. “I think we are ready. And you’re sitting in my seat.”

Beck looked back at Mick, his study longer this time. “Who the hell are you?”

Marley opened her mouth to explain but Mick was quicker. “I’m Marley’s date,” he said, his calm edging toward annoyance. “Who the hell are you?”

Marley had to look at her lap to keep from breaking out into a smile. She was only sorry averting her eyes meant she couldn’t enjoy the look of bafflement on Beck’s face. It was so rare that he found himself at a loss for words.

“I’m her husband,” Beck said tightly.

Marley’s amusement vanished. “Oh, so now you’re my husband?”

Mick stuck out his hand to Beck. “Mick Atwell.”

Beck stared at it a moment before accepting the younger man’s handshake. “Beck Chambers,” he admitted low.

“If you want to join us, Beck, you’re welcome to,” Mick said, reaching for a nearby chair and swinging it against the open side of the table, patting the upholstered back of it as he added, “but if it’s all the same to you, I’d prefer you take the extra seat.”

Beck looked at Marley. She leveled an even look back at him. Did he honestly expect her to make this easy for him?

“Tell you what,” Mick said to Beck. “Why don’t I go check out the appetizer table and give you a chance to decide. Sound cool?”

“Yeah. Cool,” Beck repeated dryly, his gaze still fixed on Marley.

She turned to Mick and gave him a warm smile before he left their table, then dropped it the minute she shifted her stare to Beck. “What do you think you’re doing?” she demanded.

“Me? Do you have any idea how old that kid is?”

“Said the man dating a toddler.”

“Since when do you go out with bartenders?”

“Since one asked me out.”

“You do know that bartenders are all players, right?”

“Funny, I’ve heard the same thing about pitchers.”

Erika Marks is a women's fiction writer and the author of LITTLE GALE GUMBO, THE MERMAID COLLECTOR, THE GUEST HOUSE and IT COMES IN WAVES (July, 2014). On the long and winding road to becoming published, she worked many different jobs, including carpenter, cake decorator, art director, and illustrator. But if pressed, she might say it was her brief tenure with a match-making service in Los Angeles after college that set her on the path to writing love stories (not that there isn't romance in frosting or power tools!) A native New Englander, she now makes her home in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, a native New Orleanian who has taught her to make a wicked gumbo, and their two little mermaids. For more on Erika’s books, visit her website.