Thursday, August 11, 2022

[Book Tour- Blast] Nightmasters Book Two [GIVEAWAY]

 

Nightmasters, Book 2

 

Fantasy

Date Published: June 4 (Hardcover Release August 11)

Publisher: Acorn Publishing


Kelgan Defthand and his rather motley crew continue on their quest to defeat an unknown and terrible malevolence. They are expecting the same places, faces, and traces of evil, but an enormous surprise awaits them. A mysterious ship takes them to an even more mysterious destination, and "Others" seem to have intruded.


Who are they? What do they want? Can they be trusted?

 


About the Author

Recently retired from a job as a University Professor, and looking for diversion in sunny Southern California, Loran Holt did what any Southern Californian does – took up writing, of course. Feeling that sword-and-sorcery suited her personality admirably, she set her sights on that genre. Nightmasters is the result and her first published work of fiction, but she is already the published author of two books on silent film costume design under the Author name Lora Ann Sigler.


Contact Link

Website


Purchase Link

Amazon

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway 

RABT Book Tours & PR

[Book Tour- Blast] Jimmy [GIVEAWAY]

 



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Megan will be awarding a prize pack featuring a bracelet and necklace made by the author to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

I call on the fates to bring my love to me. As I will it, so mote it be…

What if those simple words plus a name on a scroll could guarantee true love? Karey’s determined to find out if the spell, Summon a Bad Boy, works, and she knows just who she’s going to ask for. Jimmy McCreadie. The tattooed man makes her weak in the knees -- he’s every naughty desire she’s had come to life. She’s nothing like the women he dates, and far too shy for her own good, but she’s not giving up.

Mix a bad boy with some magic and have faith. Anything’s possible. Karey’s desire just might come true.

Read an Excerpt

As he rounded the corner, he collided with a stack of books, knocking every volume onto the floor. “Fuck,” he muttered. “Damn fool.” He had knelt to pick up the mess when he spotted Karey coming toward him.

“Let me help you.” She picked up a few of the books. “I keep telling them this display is dangerous.” As she stood, she locked gazes with him. “You.”

“Me?” He tucked the books under his arm.

“You’re him.” She blushed, and her eyes widened.

Shit. This usually turned into him being escorted out for potentially causing trouble or being accused of theft. “I wasn’t looking where I was going. I’m sorry. I’ll go.”

“No.” She put the novels on a nearby table. “You’re the man from the tattoo shop.”

“Tattoo You? That’s me.”

Her blush deepened. “You’re quite the artist. I admire your work.”

“You do?” Did that sound dumb? “Thank you.”

She hesitated. “Would you like some coffee? I’m lousy at brewing, but I can pour it for you? On the house?”

“I’ll gladly pay for it. I’m the one who caused the trouble by knocking over those books, but yes, I’d love a cup.” He followed her over to the coffee counter. “Thank you.”

“Here.” She pulled two mugs from the rack. “Have a seat.”

He settled at the counter where she’d directed him and waited. His hands shook. The last woman to invite him to have coffee with her was Jackie, his ex-wife. He’d dated a few times since the divorce, but only one-night-stand kinds of dates. Nothing of substance. But with Karey, he felt a connection, even stronger than the one he’d felt when she looked at him through the window of his store. When she smiled, a piece of his heart melted.

“Here.” She placed two mugs on the table. “My name is Karey. I didn’t know if you’d want cream or sugar. I can get them if you’d like.”

“Black is fine.” Karey. He liked the way her name sounded. “I’m Jimmy.”

“It’s nice to meet you, Jimmy.”

About the Author:
Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the LRC for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.



Tuesday, August 9, 2022

[Book Tour- Blast] Hunted [GIVEAWAY]

 



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Allyson Charles will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

A tough special forces operator who’s never run from a fight. A woman about to give him the biggest battle of his life.

Marine Raider Jake Skinner has a nose for trouble. He never expected to find it in a beautiful woman adrift at sea. But once he has her in his arms, he knows he’s never letting her go.

Caroline only had one rule when it came to dating – no military men. When the sexy Marine pulls her from the ocean, her resolution goes to war against his resolve to break through her walls – and goes against her own secret longings.

As a drug cartel sets its sights on Caroline, Jake is determined to move heaven and earth to keep her safe. But if Caroline can’t learn to trust her heart, it could spell the end for them both.

Meet the men of Alpha Squad. Protective, strong-willed, and tough, they go hard after what they want. And when they set their sights on a woman, they’ll use every weapon in their arsenal to make her theirs. Each book in this series is a fast, steamy read, full of pulse-pounding action. Dive into this series today!

Read an Excerpt

“You’ve been ignoring me.”

Caroline yelped, spinning like a top on her front doorstep, her key scraping the flaking paint on the door.

Jake stood before her, the afternoon sun glinting off his aviator glasses. He was wearing jeans and a t-shirt, every inch of the denim and cotton molding to his muscles.

She shut her mouth with a snap and swallowed. It didn’t matter that he looked better than a chocolate cheesecake after a three-mile run. He was off-limits. Even if remembering the feel of his arms around her had been the only thing that had chased away her nightmares the past couple of days. He was military. She’d sworn she’d never go there.

“Ignoring you?” She tittered uncomfortably. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

He shoved his sunglasses to the top of his head. With her standing on her front stoop and him on the ground, they were about eye-level.

His gaze bore into her. “Caroline—”

The door squealed behind her, and she jumped again, her purse tumbling to the ground.

“I thought I heard you out here.” Sam stood in the doorway. “Hi Jake. Tequila?” she asked Caroline.

Pressing a hand to her heart, Caroline blew out a breath. “If we have any left it will be in the second cupboard to the right of the fridge.”

Sam nodded. “I’m making watermelon margaritas, Jake. Hope you can join us.” Then she disappeared back inside.

“Are you always this jumpy?” Jake bent and scooped up her purse. He placed a tin of mints and a lip gloss that had spilled from it back inside and handed her the bag.

About the Author:
Allyson Charles lives in Colorado. She’s the author of sexy and funny small-town romances, including the Pineville Romance series and The Forever series. A former attorney, she happily ditched those suits and now works in her pajamas writing about men’s briefs instead of legal briefs. When she’s not writing, she’s probably engaged in one of her favorite hobbies: napping, eating, or martial arts (That last one almost makes up for the first two, right?). One of Allyson’s greatest sources of happiness is that she now lives in a city that has a Cracker Barrel.

Allyson Charles also writes steamy historical romances under the name Alyson Chase, and paranormal romances under the name A. Caprice.

Website

Amazon
iBooks
Kobo
Google

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, August 1, 2022

[Book Tour- Blast] Potion #WitchesBeBitches [GIVEAWAY]

 



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Dorlana Vann will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

#WitchesBeBitches

A Contemporary Retelling.

Eight years ago, the wicked witch held Hansel Lucas Jaeger and his sister, Melrose, captive. They barely escaped with their lives. Now, with high school, a garage band, and a part time job, Lucas finally feels normal.

But everything changes when Lucas sees his awkward, loner sister, hanging out with Star, one of the hot and hated popular girls known as The Bitches. At first, he’s just confused, but when he sees the tarot cards between them, he’s reminded of the curse the witch cast on Melrose.

His fears escalate when Star warns him about two witches from school who plan on using his sister for a ritual. Lucas wants to trust Star; he needs someone to confide in since Melrose thinks his fear of witchcraft is irrational. But Star is unpredictable and has toyed with his emotions before.

As Lucas searches for answers, more mysteries begin to unravel about Melrose’s childhood, Star’s motives, and his own family legacy. Lucas will have to make life and death decisions; but whom can he trust, and how do you rescue someone who doesn’t want to be saved?


Read an Excerpt

“You might have something I want.”

Her voice was definitely flirty, but Lucas had no idea what Star was all about. “Oh, really. And what is that?”

“Did you happen to find my tarot card?”

Uh-oh. The easiest answer would be “no,” however, Melrose would probably rat him out anyway. “It’s hard to explain, but I needed to get it out of the house.”

“So, it’s in the garbage?”

“Not exactly.” He stared at the dancing flames. “I burnt it.”

After a long silence, he looked at Star. Where she had been overly relaxed earlier, she now sat up straight with her arms crossed. Even in the dimly lit room, he could see that she thought he was crazy. Fair. In retrospect, his actions did seem a bit extreme.

“You burnt my card?” she finally asked as a breeze came through the open window and blew out the candles. “Why the hell would you do that?”

“Melrose can’t be around that sort of thing,” he mumbled

“Allergies?”

Lucas took the sarcasm he deserved and walked to the window. “Sorry. Just tell me how much I owe you.” He was going to shut the window before relighting the candles, but suddenly, Star’s hand was on his arm.

“You don’t owe me anything,” she said.

“No?” He turned around, and Star was standing right there, the curves of her body enhanced by the shadows.

About the Author:
Dorlana Vann loves taking elements from fairy tales (characters, mood, moral, plot) and mixing them with a paranormal element and then dropping them in a contemporary setting.

She has several supernatural fairy tale inspired stories, including novels, a short story collection, and Kindle Vella series. Her latest adventure is A Witchy Fairy Tale series; book 1: Potion.

Besides writing, life is all about family, food, book-club, BBQ team, festivals, trivia (even though she's horrible at it), and drinking on patios – All of which she shares on Instagram

Website
Instagram
Twitter
Facebook
Goodreads
Amazon Author Page

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, July 29, 2022

[Book Tour- Excerpt] Complicating Roy [GIVEAWAY]




This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Megan will be awarding a prize pack featuring a bracelet and necklace made by the author to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Complication doesn’t always have to be a bad thing.

Duke Charles needs a break. He’s tired of life on the road and never having a place to settle down. He decides to head to Norville for a rest in his childhood home. Once there, he realizes his life isn’t quite so relaxed—he’s not only inherited the house, but a cat to go with it. When his friend from high school sends him on a date, he finds out how complicated life can be…in a good way.

Roy Mars likes his life as an artist. He paints, sells work and takes his cat, Raphael, for walks through Norville. He channels his emotions into his art…until he goes on a date and meets Duke. His uncomplicated life gets thrown into chaos, not least because Duke has rabid fans who insist on knowing every detail of his life.

Can Roy handle a little complication in the form of Duke, or will he quit before he finds his forever?


Read an Excerpt

Roy sighed. “You’re doing well with your side of the equation. I hear you’re good with your side hustle, too.” He had to ask subtly about getting a date. Unfortunately, he had no subtlety.

“My dating thing.” James laughed again. “Oh, doll, yes. I love when I pair people and it works out, but I do have a sixth sense about it. You know?”

“Yeah.” He hated sounding so withdrawn and sad, but why lie about the truth? “Would you know who to hook up with me?”

“You’re looking for a date? I thought you had a boyfriend. Not Mikael, but Donny? No, was it Bernard? Shit. Who were you dating?” James asked.

“No one. That’s why I’m asking for you to help me. I’ll pay.” He needed to do something to get out of his lonely rut.

James stopped cutting. “I don’t charge. I should, but the matchmaking is me strictly trying to find the right guy for you.”

“Do you have any suggestions?”

“I do.” James resumed styling Roy’s hair. “But I want you to trust me.”

“I do. Completely.”

“Good. I want you to go to Club Jester on Tuesday—in five days if you can’t count—at nine in the evening and go to the Viper suites. All you have to do is say you’re there because James directed it and they’ll let you back. I know Amos and he owes me, so it won’t be a problem.”

“Who am I meeting?” He tamped down his excitement. He hated blind dates, but he couldn’t wait to see who James had picked.

“It’s a surprise, but trust me that this is exactly who you need,” James said. “Think you can do that? I can tell you’re tired of being on your own. I couldn’t name your boyfriend, and I know everyone, so that means you haven’t had one for a while.”

“True.”

James spun him around to look at his reflection. “Well? What do you think?”

He never doubted James would make him look good. The cut and style worked with his face. But the date… Did he trust him? “I think I’m excited to go to Club Jester.”

“Perfect.” James removed the cape. “You’ll love him.”

“I hope so.” He didn’t take many leaps of faith, but this felt right—like he was looking at his future. It sure looked rosy.

About the Author:
Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the LRC for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library.

Newsletter
Website
Blog
Facebook
Amazon Author Page
BookBub
Instagram
Goodreads
Twitter

Amazon

Thursday, July 28, 2022

[Book Tour- Interview] Last Star Standing [GIVEAWAY]

 




Last  Star  Standing

by Spaulding Taylor



GENRE: Thriller (speculative)


Aiden has always felt like an outsider. After the rebel assassin is captured and imprisoned by

the world’s galactic overlords, he awaits execution. Then a mole working for the occupying

regime alerts him to a plot that could destroy the entire resistance...

Engineering a daring escape, Aiden’s growing feud with the new rebel leader leaves him out in

the cold and smouldering with resentment. Faced with deceit and betrayals on every side, he

recruits a group of overlooked outcasts and stakes everything on one last mission.

Can the restless, reckless Aiden take a stand long enough to save humanity from enslavement?


EXCERPT

Lips parted, the woman pressed eagerly forward. The target smiled at her but instead selected a

pudgy lad of about six. He passed a skinny guy – who looked, the poor sap, practically broken-

hearted. He was almost upon us. My heart sped until it seemed ready to jerk straight out of my

chest. Choose me. Choose me. CHOOSE ME.

The Enlightened One seemed – or was it only my imagination? – to be gazing directly at me.

Pushing swiftly past Petra I extended my hand. He turned, made a strange gesture, almost of

benediction, then wired the back of my hand with that thick blackened stump. An instant surge

of heat pulsed up my arm and throughout my torso. Then a wild swirl of fuchsia-slashed-with-

orange flashed beneath my eyelids, as if the same stars, fiery and spot-lit against the black, had

been injected into my brain. My every corpuscle felt fired, an almost intoxicating sensation,

especially after the chill of the poison. I half-stumbled, almost squashing a smallish alien, and

only saved myself from falling at the last second.


Through a haze – my eyeballs felt as if they were swimming in flaming waterfalls – I saw Petra

and moved towards her. Of course. She couldn’t risk being stamped, in case the creature died

too fast. As we walked the ornate brand began to swell on my hand – a warming, tightening

feeling. The sense of strangeness accelerated, though this might have been from my borrowed

DNA, the chilled poison in my blood, or the fiery stamp. But nothing could dent my happiness,

because – I’d done it. I’d assassinated The Enlightened One.


Interview with the author

What are four things you can’t live without?

My family, my sausage dogs, my cello and my laptop.

What is your favorite television show?
Depends on my mood. Currently, the French Open tennis, no question!!!!! I adore tennis!!!! I play it at
least three times a week, and have lessons, but I’m really really good at watching it…

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
Frankly, most characters end badly… Could I be a character on MasterChef instead? LOVE
MasterChef… OK, if you insist, maybe Bertie Wooster. He generally emerges unscathed, thanks to
Jeeves.

What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
There is a film company looking at the possibility of filming one of my books. But I’m terrified it’s bad
luck to mention it. I sold the film rights to my first novel, one of the contemporary novels Hachette
published, to Channel 4, and rushed around, all thrilled, thinking this meant – for sure – it was going
to be a TV series. Of course, it was lovely to get the money for the option, but it was an option, that’s
all. And all an options means is that no other company could look at it with a view to possibly filming
it, that particular year. So now that I know about options – I’m more cautious. WAY more cautious!

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
Am assuming you mean my speculative thriller writing… I’d love to say le Guin, because I adore her
writing. But probably John le Carre... McCarthy’s The Road just – blew me away. I could read nothing
else – THINK of nothing else – for days, weeks, even. But I would hesitate to suggest that I was
influenced. He’s just TOO good for that.





Alice (Spaulding Taylor) McVeigh has been published by Orion/Hachette in contemporary

fiction, by Unbound Publishing in action/adventure and by Warleigh Hall Press in Austenesque

fiction. Her novels have won Gold Medal/First Place is the Global, eLit and Pencraft Book

Awards, been runner-up in the Independent Press Awards, finalists in the Eric Hoffer, Rone and

Wishing Shelf Book Awards and selected by Shelf Unbound as one of the "top indies" of 2021.

Two of her novels are currently finalists in the CIBA Book Awards (the Cygnus and Goethe

Awards). Her most recent novel (Harriet: A Jane Austen Variation) was just selected as Editors’

Pick “outstanding” on Publishers Weekly.


A professional London cellist, Alice lives in London and Crete with her professor husband: their

only child is completing her Masters in Chinese Literature. They also share two miniature long-

haired dachshunds and an incurable addiction to tennis.

Links:

https://linktr.ee/ASTMcVeigh

Facebook: (me) https://www.facebook.com/alice.mcveigh.5/

(author me) https://www.facebook.com/alicemcveighauthor

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mcveigh.alice/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/astmcveigh1

Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Alice-

Mcveigh/e/B07TDKZPVT/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk OR

https://www.amazon.com/Spaulding-Taylor/e/B08TRLNW31/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk

Amazon.co.uk: www.amazon.co.uk/Alice-

Mcveigh/e/B07TDKZPVT?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1610184384&sr=1-1

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1108881.Alice_McVeigh

Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alice-mcveigh-59ab1718/

pinterest https://www.pinterest.co.uk/astmcveigh/_saved/

tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@alicemcveigh0?lang=en

Video for Last Star Standing:

https://www.tiktok.com/@alicemcveigh0/video/7092364955680279813?is_copy_url=1&is_from_

webapp=v1&lang=en


Sales link: Book will be on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

https://www.amazon.com/Last-Star-Standing-Spaulding-Taylor-ebook/dp/B08PF4ZTZF



GIVEAWAY 

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, July 25, 2022

[Book Review] In Death We Part by Maggie Bonnet

 In Death We Part

My routine was simple - classes, work, repeat - then an unearthed family secret changed everything. Four mysterious men shattered my life and stomped on the pieces until I had nothing left. They were strangers to me, but I was no stranger to them. They had been watching me… waiting until the time was right to strike. The peculiar, dangerous magic that surrounded them has always been there in the shadows, just out of sight to normal people. I needed to get away from these depraved, alluring monsters. Go somewhere they could never find me.

​​​​​​​They said they would chase me, hunt me down because I belong to them. I may not have been the woman I spent years preparing to be, but I wasn’t their pawn or their property. I didn’t ask for danger to follow me like a shadow over my head, pushing me deeper into a world I am not prepared for. They promised they’d catch me, but they never expected that I was better at disappearing than they thought possible.
 




This book was phenomenal! The FMC is sassy, strong and a badass. She is also curvy to boot. I love a sassy and curvy main character. The guys all have completely different personalities, but it all works really well. The characters chemistry together is amazing and I enjoyed all of the spice! There's a bit of humor mixed in with some craziness and a pretty fantastic storyline. I am really excited for the next in the series! That is an epic cliffhanger though, so beware!

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone that loves RHs, strong female characters, fantasy and spice. It pretty much has it all, and you can't really go wrong with this book!


I was given an ARC copy of this book by the author. I was not obligated to review, and my views are my own.




Maggie Bonnet is a Sagittarius who enjoys writing and reading romance. She also enjoys food, fun, and memes. Her debut PNR/RH book, The Siren’s Seduction, comes out December 1st.





[Book Tour- Blast] Nightmasters Book Two [GIVEAWAY]

  Nightmasters, Book 2   Fantasy Date Published: June 4 (Hardcover Release August 11) Publisher: Acorn Publishin...