Friday, July 13, 2018

Free Book Friday One Tequila by Tricia O'Malley



***** Free Book Friday July 13, 2018 *****

Grab your free Kindle copy of Book One in The Althea Rose Series by Tricia O'Malley

One Tequila: An Althea Rose Mystery
The Althea Rose Series
Book 1
by Tricia O'Malley 

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Print Length: 263 pages
Publisher: Lovewrite Publishing
Publication Date: July 16, 2015
ASIN: B0106QTOAO

Tequila Key is just like any other small town and I'm just like any other small town psychic. Scratch that. Tequila Key is a world onto itself and some people might think that I am one crayon short of the box.

And, if we're being totally honest, Tequila Key is just like any other small town – if that town boasts a voodoo priestess and a few white witches for flavor. Turquoise blue water and the best margaritas this side of Mexico make it hard to leave.

I'm Althea Rose, co-owner of Luna Rose Potions & Tarot Shop, and I've just stumbled into a love triangle while trying to save my best friend from being accused of murder.

See? Just like any other small town.

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Bequeathed by Melinda Terranova


Bequeathed
Melinda Terranova

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: 10th July 2018

ISBN: 978-1719274036
ASIN: B07DPMK7RQ

Number of pages: 293
Word Count: 85 000

Cover Artist: Lee Ching at Undercover Designs

Tagline: Could I embrace the curse bequeathed upon me?

Book Description:

Katalina is haunted by graphic nightmares in which she bathes in the blood of violently murdered young girls. Sent to Rome to visit her aunt, she discovers her family’s grim past. A past that involves a secret curse that catapults the women in her family down a path of eternal darkness-a curse she wants no part of.

In the romantic surrounds of Rome, Katalina finds herself inexplicably drawn to the secretive and broody Dominic, and their holiday romance flourishes. When Katalina forms an unlikely friendship with the dangerously charismatic vampire Toby, she finds herself in a tangle of violent secrets and crossed alliances. 

Now that she is exposed to a world her mom and grandmother fought hard to keep her from- a world brimming with royal vampires, powerful witches, and dangerous hunters-Katalina must choose her fate or lose her heart forever.

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Excerpt:

“Have you heard the grim fairy tale?” A deep voice from behind me echoes around the room.
          I spin on my heels and Toby is standing in the doorway, the only exit available. I feel trapped. A sudden sense of danger saturates the darkened room.
“Yes,” I reply.
          His gaze is fixed on me, eyes glistening in the small amount of light that seeps through the window.
          “I have heard she still roams these parts on occasion.” He takes a step through the door.
          “Did you follow me?” I step back as he steps forward.
          “Would it bother you if I said yes?” He pauses for a moment before he stalks toward me.
          I stand my ground knowing fully well that I shouldn’t fear him; he has saved me twice now from other vampires.
          “Would it bother you?” he repeats.
          I stare up at him. His face truly resembles a vampire; his skin is translucent in the dim light and his pupils are dilated.
          “Yes.”
          “Why?” He leans closer to me.
          “Why? Because that’s just weird.”
          “What if I told you that I can’t stop?” he whispers.
          Alarm bells ring in my head and I look at the door behind him.
          “I won’t hurt you, Kat. Don’t be afraid.” His voice has turned to velvet.
          “I’m not afraid.” I stare up at him.
          He steps closer to me and his proximity is dizzying. I can see the vein in his neck pulsing and the dark danger in his eyes as he stares at me through black lashes.
          “Aren’t you? Your heart rate seems to disagree with you.”
          I swallow the lump in my throat. “I’m going back down to the festival.” I step around him, and as I pass, he takes my hand in his. His skin is cool and smooth. His touch alights me with anticipation. I turn to look up into his beautiful face, confused as to where this exchange is leading. His carnal gaze sets me on fire.
Leaning in to whisper in my ear, he inhales. His voice changes from a purr to something deeper, more dangerous. “Do you know what it takes for me not to taste you? Your sweet blood sings to me. I am possessed whenever I am near you. I seek you out and resist the urge to hunt you, like the predator I am. It is a game I play unbeknownst to you.” His breath tickles my neck.
          I close my eyes and hold my breath waiting for something to happen. Wanting something to happen.

          “You don’t have to be afraid of me,” Toby whispers against my cheek before I feel a gush of wind and he is gone.

About the Author:

Melinda resides on the sunny Gold Coast, Australia with her husband, two boys and two dogs. When she is not writing or reading, she works as a registered nurse. Her other loves include: coffee, tea, delicious pastries and the beach.





Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Crimson by T.L. Christianson



Crimson
Moroi Society
Book One
T.L. Christianson

Genre: Paranormal Romance and Fantasy

Date of Publication: July 3, 2018

ISBN: 9781983086830
ASIN: B07DJQRGM7

Number of pages: 268
Word Count: 62,519

Cover Artist: London Montgomery Covers

Tagline: Secrets and Lies of a Living Vampire

Book Description:

Vampire Elizabeth was looking for a distraction when she took a job on the isolated estate of scientist Dr. Owen Bennett. Expecting him to be an eccentric old man, the Doctor, turns out to be a lot younger than expected and sparks fly. As Liz struggles with her past and a possible future with Owen, she realizes that things around the Bennett compound aren’t quite adding up.

Suspecting that Dr. Bennett might be a vampire, she begins to search for evidence. However, the more she learns, the more questions she has. To add to the mystery, the doctor’s wife has seemingly vanished, he’s tight-lipped about who they work for, and his research is kept under lock and key.

When the pieces finally come together, Elizabeth is faced with a secret that could have serious repercussions for all Moroi vampires. Could she be on the wrong side?

Now that she’s found the second life she's been searching for, can Elizabeth find her way through this web of secrets and lies or will they be the downfall of it all?

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EXCERPT 2 

I sucked in a breath. "I have a confession. I was afraid to tell you because I didn't want it to be awkward." I clasped my hands together. "Jack asked to call me mama." I looked up at him to gauge his reaction. "I told him no. He knows that it's not okay."
Owen laughed and shook his head. "That's his MO. He's already asked Flor and Elaine. He's determined to find a woman who will say yes to him."
I laughed then also. "And here I thought I was special. Jack's pretty hard to say no to." We laughed again, thinking about the angelic blond-haired, blue-eyed, sweet-talking five-year-old.
Our gazes locked, and we stopped laughing. Owen darted a look from my eyes to my lips, and back again. My breath quickened, and I heard his heart speed up.
He leaned forward, tucking an errant curl behind my ear, his expression wistful. "You're beautiful when you cry, but I wish you didn't have anything to cry about."
I felt the seconds tick by as our gazes intensified.
I wanted to laugh at him and tell him that his pick-up-line was wasted, but it wasn't. I wanted this. I wanted him to flirt with me, maybe kiss me.
Was I mad?
Biting his lip, Owen's mouth turned up at the corners. "I just… I feel like we have… chemistry." He sighed as he shook his head. "Do you…are you…"
“Yeah, I noticed that, too,” I teased him.
His hand cupped my face, and his thumb skimmed the corner of my mouth.



About the Author:

T.L. Christianson lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. She’s a graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and an avid outdoors woman. When she’s not hiking or outside on an adventure, she’s reading or writing fantasy and science-fiction.

For more information or to contact T.L., visit her on Facebook or at www.TLChristianson.com






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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Author Sign Ups Now Open for Bewitching Book Tours Third Annual Halloween Spooktacular Event



Halloween is coming.

That means soon you need to start heavily promoting anything Halloween related- especially books with Halloween themes, paranormal settings, supernatural elements and horrifying stories.

The stores are starting to put out Halloween decor. You should be planning your Halloween season promotions.

September and October are hot sales times for paranormal romance, urban fantasy, horror, paranormal erotica, and cozy mysteries with paranormal elements.

Bewitching Book Tours is offering a fun Halloween Themed Book Tour option open to all authors who have a book featuring supernatural characters, terrifying tales, haunted homes, wicked or wonderful witches, vampires, werewolves, demons and more.

This is a Halloween tour option, not a group event where your book could get lost in the crowd of other books.

This special tour package offers authors individual tours combined with the cross promotion of an overall Halloween event, a group Rafflecopter, and a group facebook party. Yes, each author receives their own Halloween themed tour during Bewitching Book Tours’ Haunted Halloween Spooktacular from September 18- October 31.

Each participating author will receive:

* 1 1/2 month Halloween Theme Virtual Book Tour (retail value $235)

* Custom tour banners

* Professional media kit

* Option to offer review copies

* Group rafflecopter for cross promo


* Time slot in Halloween Facebook Party

This is Bewitching Book Tours third annual Halloween Spooktacular. 

To participate you’ll need to provide details for one book you wish to promote including a high resolution jpeg of your cover and an excerpt. 

You’ll also need to provide a Halloween theme guest blog (which can be recipes, music playlists, costume ideas or DIY tutorial, etc- anything Halloween related), short Halloween flash fiction story, or a Halloween poem. (you may submit 2 of these items)

For the Facebook Party you’ll need quizzes, games and a few small prizes for your author party block (ebooks, $5 gift cards, etc).

The early bird fee for this promotion is $100 per author for one book. If you wish to promote additional books each additional book is $50.

Price goes up to $150 per author August 1.

This event has a limited number of spaces available. Payment is required at time of sign up to reserve your space.




Friday, July 6, 2018

Release Day Blitz Love Detour by Susan V. Vaughn



Love Detour
Susan V. Vaughn

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Inkspell Publishing

Date of Publication: July 6, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-945910-74-6

Number of pages: 288
Word Count: 60,000

Cover Artist: Najla Qamber

Tagline: Life can change in the most unexpected ways.

Book Description:

Ashlyn Montana had encountered ghosts her whole life, but none more charming or irresistible than Bob Abbott. From the moment the fatherly figure floated into her life, she knew she met a friend she could trust. Pressured by her family to marry young, Ashlyn takes Bob’s advice and goes on the run in disguise. But when he talks her into taking a job in Breaker Creek as a farm boy named Al, she becomes suspicious. Did her ghostly pal lead her to freedom, or entangle her into his past?

Hunter Abbott had no idea what he was getting into hiring the clueless and scrawny farm boy, Al. But he felt for the kid. There was a time he was once a lost boy looking for a place to belong, until his Uncle Bob took him under his wing. But when Hunter tries to help guide Al into a farmer it leads to a shocking discovery. His new hire is hiding an unbelievable secret. And Hunter is about to face a reality he never thought possible.

Can the two people Bob Abbot loves most, find love as they work to solve the mystery of his murder?

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Excerpt One
“Man it's chilly in here,” Hunter said suddenly, walking over to shut the window. “Must be a cold front coming in.”
“It is not a cold front,” she told him, standing up with renewed confidence. Bob was here. She wasn’t alone. She could convince Hunter she was telling the truth.
He gave her a strange look. “How do you know?”
“Because Bob is here,” she announced. “And when Bob is nearby it gets colder.”
Hunter stared back at her, his expression unreadable. “Don’t lie to me, Ashlyn. It will only make everything between us worse.”
“I’m not lying.” She reached out and ran her hand up his arm, feeling his goose bumps. “See how cold you are? That’s because your uncle is standing right here.” She gestured to the left of them with her free hand. “Right in this room. 
He took a step away from her touch and shook his head. “I don’t believe you.”
She lifted her chin, pretending his retreat didn’t hurt. “Then I’ll prove he’s here.”
“How are you going to do that?” His eyes darted to the left of them, looking spooked. Hunter said he didn’t believe her, but his nerves were visible. 
“Ask me something only Bob would know,” she challenged, looking him in the eye. “And I will tell you his answer.”



About the Author:

Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.

It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios. 

Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.


Twitter @susanvaughn1124






Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Release Day Blitz Crimson by T.L. Christianson




Crimson
Moroi Society
Book One
T.L. Christianson

Genre: Paranormal Romance and Fantasy

Date of Publication: July 3, 2018

ISBN: 9781983086830
ASIN: B07DJQRGM7

Number of pages: 268
Word Count: 62,519

Cover Artist: London Montgomery Covers

Tagline: Secrets and Lies of a Living Vampire

Book Description:

Vampire Elizabeth was looking for a distraction when she took a job on the isolated estate of scientist Dr. Owen Bennett. Expecting him to be an eccentric old man, the Doctor, turns out to be a lot younger than expected and sparks fly. As Liz struggles with her past and a possible future with Owen, she realizes that things around the Bennett compound aren’t quite adding up.

Suspecting that Dr. Bennett might be a vampire, she begins to search for evidence. However, the more she learns, the more questions she has. To add to the mystery, the doctor’s wife has seemingly vanished, he’s tight-lipped about who they work for, and his research is kept under lock and key.

When the pieces finally come together, Elizabeth is faced with a secret that could have serious repercussions for all Moroi vampires. Could she be on the wrong side?

Now that she’s found the second life she's been searching for, can Elizabeth find her way through this web of secrets and lies or will they be the downfall of it all?

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Teaser Excerpt:

"We won't hurt you if you cooperate."
The silver dagger hovered above my bare arm, and I screamed when I thought it was going to touch my skin. Unfortunately, the myth about silver and vampires is true. It'll burn our flesh, and whatever it touches heals slowly.
Aiden questioned to the woman, "Iona?"
She looked troubled, but nodded her head, "we need more information. It's either her or us." Then she looked at me and asked, "don't you care that Chronos is killing off rival clans? We just want to be left alone, but we need an antidote."


About the Author:

T.L. Christianson lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. She’s a graduate from the University of Colorado in Boulder, and an avid outdoors woman. When she’s not hiking or outside on an adventure, she’s reading or writing fantasy and science-fiction.

For more information or to contact T.L., visit her on Facebook or at www.TLChristianson.com






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The Seafaring Rogue by Sky Purington




The Seafaring Rogue
Pirates of Britannia World
The MacLomain Series
A New Beginning Spin-Off
Sky Purington     

Genre:  Historical Romance

Publisher: DragonMedia Publishing

Date of Publication:  June 26th

ASIN: B07DCG6RT6

Number of pages:  199
Word Count:  47, 000

Book Description:

Left for dead on the shores of Scotland, Fraser MacLomain falls in love with the healer who saves him. Yet Elspeth MacLauchlin has deep dark secrets. Hidden truths rooted in a century old family feud. A vendetta that is soon resurrected by vicious enemies who steal her away during a late night pirate attack.

Bent on saving her and reaping revenge, Fraser embraces a life of piracy. Cutthroat, out for blood, he relentlessly pursues his nemesis long after rumor has Elspeth dead. Long after he abandons love for bitterness. But even a hardened heart can be thawed, as he soon discovers when catching his foe begins a high seas adventure ripe with passion, intrigue, and treasure.

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Excerpt

“The plaid looks good,” she remarked, eying Fraser with appreciation.
She had worked tirelessly to mend his ripped and tattered MacLomain tartan. Now he wore nothing but the plaid wrapped around his waist and over his shoulder. Another means to test her, she was sure. Because there was no finer sight than Fraser dressed as he was with his chiseled muscles bared to the world.
“I think he enjoys his vanity fed,” Innis muttered as he grinned and rolled his eyes at the hill behind them. A hill that had hosted many a lass over the past few hours. Lasses, quite assuredly, out for a late-afternoon stroll to enjoy the view. And though they would claim otherwise, that view had nothing to do with the lovely bay. 
Even Audric was aware of the women, his cheeks turning red when he dared a random peek over his shoulder.
“Well, I would see Fraser’s vanity challenged,” Elspeth murmured, not speaking of his good looks as she picked up one of several swords Innis had brought down. One suited to her size. She met Fraser’s eyes in challenge. “Do ye accept, then?”
His brows perked in interest. “Ye know how to fight?”
“Of course,” she replied, wide-eyed. “’Twould be foolish in these tryin’ times not to, aye?”
“I suppose ‘twould,” he concurred, a new spark in his eyes. One, she realized, born of a man who appreciated a woman who knew how to defend herself. 
“So will ye then?” She made a show of testing the weight of the blade and even executed a few novice swings to prove she was good but not that good.
When a small smirk hovered on his lips, and his eyes narrowed on her grip, she knew he had her figured out.
“’Tis a good enough method making your opponent think ye cocky rather than talented,” he acknowledged. “But you’ll want to work some on your expression.”
“My expression?”
“Aye, ‘tis that of one with confidence, not insecurity.” He stepped close and brushed the pad of his weapon-roughened thumb between her brows. “It should furrow here as though ye are concentrating verra hard indeed.” Then he grazed it along her lips. “These should be turned down and mayhap wobble a wee bit as ye begin to doubt yourself. As if ye just realized ye took on more than ye can handle facing off with your particular enemy.”
After that, he dusted the outer edge of her brow indicating her eyes. “And these, of course, are your best weapon if you’re fighting a lad. Use them to look him over as if sizing him up.” A knowing gleam lit his eyes. “A look as if you’re trying to determine his weaknesses but realize mayhap there’s something to be attracted to instead.”
“I willnae do that,” she rebuffed, chuckling despite herself. “’Tis foolish.”
“I dinnae know.” Innis stroked the braids in his beard as he contemplated Elspeth. “I think Fraser is right. Especially when it comes to ye.”
“’Twill make me seem daft!” she retaliated.
“’Twill make ye seem as your rival likely expects ye to be,” Fraser counseled, still close enough that she could feel his heat. “A lass with a proper eye to pleasing a lad instead of a disobedient hellion trying to be something she’s not.”
When she narrowed her eyes, he merely shrugged and grinned. “I didnae say I agree with that mindset.” He stepped back and held his sword at arm’s length. “I’m more the sort that enjoys a wee lassie with a bit of backbone.”
“Good then.” She straightened said backbone and held her blade at the ready, wishing she wore trousers instead of a skirt.
They eyed one another and circled before she came at him fast. When he dodged, she spun quickly, came in low only for him to leap back with a grin of approval.
“Ye use your size to your advantage,” he praised. “And keep your movements quick but small.”
“Aye.” She ducked beneath the swing of his blade. “Douglas always said to conserve my energy. Especially when fighting a seasoned warrior.”
Innis guffawed. “Well, you’re certainly fighting such now, lassie!”
“Your brother’s words were wise,” Fraser conceded as they continued battling. While she knew he was holding back some, she could tell by his random nods of approval that it wasn’t as much as he thought it would be.
Yet as they continued crossing swords, she saw something shift in his eyes moments before he came at her a little harder. While she initially thought he was competitive and could not help himself, she soon realized it was for another reason altogether.
He truly cared about her well-being and wanted her to fight the best she could.
So as they fought and her energy waned, he offered not only praise where it was due but pointed out her every weakness. An elbow held too high on a swing. The incorrect angle of her knee when lunging. Breathing too heavily when she should be trying to measure her breaths for certain movements and speed. His was a well-balanced dance. A very specific manipulation of the body that included a mixture of thought out planning and spontaneity. 
By the time they were finished, she was sore in places she had never felt pain.
“Thank ye,” she managed, as she tossed aside her blade, planted her hands on her knees and tried to catch her breath. “I will be feeling this for days, I imagine.”
“’Tis good.” He smiled. “’Twill give ye a better idea of what needs strengthening.”

 Though not a lewd look by any means, as their eyes held, she got the strongest impression he longed to test other muscles as well. To see how limber she really was.

About the Author:

Sky Purington is the bestselling author of nearly forty novels and novellas. A New Englander born and bred who recently moved to Virginia, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth, and legend. When combined with a love for history, romance, and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.

Purington loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington. Interested in keeping up with Sky’s latest news and releases? Either visit Sky’s website, www.SkyPurington.com, subscribe to her quarterly newsletter or sign up for personalized text message alerts. Simply text 'skypurington' (no quotes, one word, all lowercase) to 74121 or visit Sky’s Sign-up Page. Texts will ONLY be sent when there is a new book release. Readers can easily opt out at any time.

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