Saturday, February 24, 2018

Fallen Empire by K.N. Lee - Book Tour + Giveaway


Fallen Empire
Empire of Dragons Chronicles Book 1
by K.N. Lee


Genre: Epic Fantasy

They say the Age of Dragons ended after the War on Magic, but hiding in
the forgotten lands remains one clan destined to reclaim
their ancestral home.

While Kylan hunts firedrakes by day, he prepares for a journey across the
Sea of Dreams where mermaids thrive and the key to his people's
survival is prophecized to be hidden.
Amalia, a Mage, escaped The Brotherhood, a sect of monks who seek the
descendants of the gods once. Now, unable to return to neutral
territory where magic-users are safe, she finds herself fighting for
survival amongst men who can turn into wolves, firedrakes, and a
relentless monk who believes she can restore balance to the entire world.

For Amalia, the gods are not just a memory. They are her ancestors, and before she can learn to control her newfound gift, she will face the keeper of a forgotten empire.

A dragon.



In this sprawling epic fantasy novel with shifting wolf hybrids,
dragons, and mermaids, Amalia's first battle is for more than her
life. It's for the souls of every being born with magic. Join New
York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee on an adventure perfect for
fans of Vikings and Game of Thrones.



K.N. Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the
author of the Dragon-Born Saga, Eura Chronicles, Wonderland
University, and the Chronicles of Koa series. When she is not writing
twisted urban fantasy, epic tales of dragons, pirates, and mermaids,
and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and spending time
with her family. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and
anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys gaming and sketching. She is a
winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 "Future Leaders
of Charlotte" award for her success as a writer, business owner,
and for community service.

She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press and represented
by Hershman Rights Management.

K.N. Lee loves hearing from fans and readers. Connect with her!





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Updrift by Errin Stevens - Audio Book Tour + Giveaway

Author: Errin Stevens

Narrator: Sean Posvistak

Publisher: Errin Stevens

Released: Apr. 20, 2017

Series: The Mer Chronicles, Book 1

Length: 8 hours 37 minutes

Genre: Romantic Fantasy


For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water.

Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from the beach.

Everyone is eerily captivated with Kate and her mother, and Cara is the first to figure out why when the man of her dreams arrives all dripping and devoted and closed-mouthed about what he intends. Kate is willing to go along with their subterfuge for a while, but eventually makes a charge for the water to learn what her mother is hiding. Gabe Blake is there waiting for her…and so is someone considerably less friendly. By the time Kate navigates her way home, everything will have changed for her—what she feels, what she wants, and what she’ll risk to be with the man she loves.







Errin Stevens writes paranormal romantic suspense stories from her home in Minnesota. When not wrestling with unruly narrative - or reading literary and commercial fiction like a fiend - you’ll find her poring over seed catalogues (winter) or gardening (the other three days of the year).
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Sean is an aspiring game developer who's used his years of work on Youtube to excel at audiobook narration.

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Gone Viral by D.R. Shoultz - Book Blitz




A Miles Stevens Novel, Book 3
Suspense/Thriller
Date Published:  February 15, 2018

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It has been months since Miles Stevens, a time traveling CIA agent for the Department of Historic Intervention (DHI), has seen his former partner, Terri King.

Upon returning from his most recent assignment, Miles learns Terri and her new partner, Dr. James Brock, have been transported from 2050 and their offices in Langley, Virginia to thwart a bioterrorist assault on the 2032 Olympic Games in Sydney. A genetically altered chimera virus was used in the devastating September 1st attack, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths. It was never determined who was responsible, but AQIA, a terrorist organization from North Africa, was suspected.

Miles demands to join Terri and is transported to August 18, 2032. Terri is surprisingly cool to Miles’ return, having decided a life with a risk-taking CIA agent may be too stressful. Not giving up on their relationship, Miles gives her time and space.

The strong-willed Brock attempts to lead the investigation from Atlanta and win the support of Terri, but Miles has other plans. He follows his instincts to investigate a reported smallpox outbreak near Moscow, where clues mount and peril rapidly surrounds him.

Death, danger, and diversions lie ahead. Terri is torn between supporting Brock and following Miles to Moscow. With time running out, the CIA trio will need to come together if they are to stop the historic September 1st attack.



Other Books in the Miles Stevens Series:





Melting Sand
A Miles Stevens Novel, Book 1



Years of unsuccessful nuclear arms negotiations in the Middle East had finally resulted in warring countries facing off with unthinkable destructive powers. Regional flare-ups had escalated and geopolitical dominoes had tumbled, finally leading to a horrific 48-hour interchange that erased cities and forever changed the region and the world.

The war was already in the history books when Miles Stevens and Terri King were sent 23 years into the past to relive a botched CIA mission -- a mission intended to prevent the 2027 Middle East War. They landed at O'Hare International Airport with no memory of who they were, who they left behind, or why they were there. Their memories were gradually restored by their CIA superiors as they orchestrate Miles and Terri's mission from their Pentagon offices in the year 2050.

Iranian subversives, acting alone, intent on fueling the war's progress, had been alerted to the couple's arrival, putting them in danger the second they landed in Chicago. In the coming months, Miles and Terri faced the challenge of daily survival, the challenge of intercepting the events leading to the war, and the challenge of what to do with their growing love that was two decades before its time.








Cyber One
A Miles Stevens Novel, Book 2



Coordinated cyberattacks were launched against the U.S. on May 8, 2020, destroying vast electrical grids of its largest cities, sending them into darkness and chaos. In the weeks and months that followed, thousands of citizens perished, the American economy collapsed, and gang law ruled. The source of these attacks remained a mystery.

Miles Stevens, a time traveling CIA agent with the Department of Historic Intervention (DHI), ended his last mission stranded in 2028, never knowing if his partner, Terri King, made it safely home to 2050. Before returning to learn Terri’s fate, Miles is given another DHI assignment--travel back to 2020, join the newly formed Cyber One counterterrorism team, and avert the May 8th cyberattacks.

From Cyber One headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, Miles and his team pursue the cyberterrorists to remote outposts in Russia and the Middle East. With the May 8th deadline looming, Miles Stevens once again races against time to alter history.




 Excerpt


PREFACE
Year – Somewhere between 2020 and 2050



BODY AND MIND DETACH during journeys across time.

      Einstein was the first to theorize such travel was possible, but it took more than 100 years after his death to put his theory into practice.   Elaborate technologies were developed to convert mass into protons for the time-altering voyage, and then upon arrival, convert them back to their original form.

Protons can’t think, yet Miles Stevens firmly believed he had thoughts, or maybe dreams, during his trips from one decade to the next.  Returning from his most recent mission, his vision of Terri King was vivid.  He anticipated her greeting, arms extended, smile bright.

Without his body to limit what his mind imagined, everything seemed possible. Miles wondered what it would be like to be suspended indefinitely passing through time.  He concluded the thoughts were euphoric, but thinking wasn’t as satisfying as doing.

Hope sustained Miles during his last mission: hope that Terri was safe and hope that they’d be reunited.  The desperate look on Terri’s face as she was forced into the time capsule had never left Miles’ mind.  Left alone two decades in the past, he could do nothing to save her.  But Miles’ wait was nearly over.  He was about to learn if Terri had made it home to 2050.



MILES HEARD THE DOORS of the time capsule snap open and felt the rush of fresh air filling the cabin.  He squinted as his eyes adjusted to the florescent light of the reentry room.

He could see Dr. Jones, standing stone-faced outside the capsule door.  Miles scanned the open space before him, but there was no sign of Terri.

It had been nearly a year since Miles had seen his former partner.

Where is she?  


About the author:


A dog lover, blogger and author of several novels, D.R. (Donn) Shoultz hails from a small town in central Illinois. He and his wife Claudia have called North Carolina home for more than 20 years. Donn writes at their mountain retreat off the Blue Ridge Parkway where Claudia shares her editorial experience in shaping his novels, and where they both enjoy hiking nearby wooded trails with their dog, Milo.

Donn turned his focus to writing in the fall of 2010 following a 32-year career in corporate America that took him around the world. His ongoing writing projects include posting regular thoughts to his blog, submitting short stories to competition, and working on his next novel.  Having recently finished the third book in the Miles Stevens series, GONE VIRAL, Donn has begun a murder mystery set in the foothills of North Carolina.

Donn’s short stories have received recognition in national writing competitions. Blending captivating characters with suspenseful plots, Donn strives to appeal to a broad range of readers. His books include:


•           Corrupt Connection

•           Better Late Than Ever

•           Melting Sand – A Miles Stevens Novel #1

•           Cyber One – A Miles Stevens Novel #2

•           Gone Viral – A Miles Stevens Novel #3

•           It Goes On – Short Story Collection #1

•           Most Men –  Short Story Collection #2



You can find Donn's books on Amazon and Goodreads, or go to drshoultz.com to learn more about his writing.



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Friday, February 23, 2018

Gun Kiss by Khaled Talib - Guest Blogger Book Review



Synopsis
A stolen piece of history, an abducted actress and international intrigue…

When the Deringer pistol that shot Abraham Lincoln is stolen and ends up in the hands of a Russian military general, covert agent Blake Deco is tasked by the FBI to head to the Balkans to recover the historical weapon. Meanwhile, the United States media is abuzz with news of the mysterious disappearance of Hollywood movie star, Goldie St. Helen.

After Blake’s return from overseas, he receives a tip from a Mexican friend that a drug lord, obsessed with the beautiful actress, is holding her captive in Tijuana. With the help of a reluctant army friend, Blake mounts a daring rescue. What he doesn’t expect is to have feelings for Goldie—or that a killer is hunting them.


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Jennifer's Review
It’s a very good book. I really enjoyed reading it.
It’s about a guy named Blake who is hired to retrieve a stolen gun that was used to kill a president. He does retrieve it, then is again hired to rescue an actress from a drug lord named Dai Lo. He and a friend named Jack go hunting for the actress and rescue her. That pisses off the drug lord who, in turn, tries to get the actress back and does anything he can.
Does he succeed? What bad things does he do to get her back? What happens to Blake and Jack? Do they succeed in keeping her from being taken back?
This book is so cool it should be made into a movie.
I give it 5 stars.


Author Bio
Khaled Talib is a former journalist with local and international exposure. He has authored three thrillers since 2014. His work has been praised by NY Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, NY Times bestselling author Ruth Harris, USA Today bestselling author Jon Land, NY Times bestselling author Keith Thomson, K.J. Howe, and Jon McGoran.

His debut thriller, Smokescreen, was listed as one of the six "boundary-breaking indies" in 2016 by the IndieReader. His second novel, Incognito, won the Silver Award for the AuthorsDB Book Cover Contest 2017. Gun Kiss is his third novel.

The author, who resides in Singapore, is a member of the International Thriller Writers. 

Fleet by Brian Marshall - Guest Blogger Book Review



Synopsis
A man, lost and naked, on the streets of Manhattan, pleading in an unknown tongue. The retired linguist who realizes it's an archaic Greek, unspoken for three thousand years. And the young woman who befriends them both, just in time for an unlikely quest. From New York to LA, Nebraska to Delphi, Fleet travels a labyrinth, with a mystery as old as mankind lying at its very heart.


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B&N 
Goodreads


Jennifer's Review
Fleet is a very good book. I liked it. 
It's about an old man named Simon who is hired to figure out who a man in jail with no memory is. After talking to the man, Simon soon learns the man is a god in a human body. Then, after the man gets his memory back, they are soon looking for the other gods who are trapped in human bodies but are completely unaware of it. Once they are all together, they soon have to battle the creatures who put them in the bodies and messed up their memories. 
What are the creatures? Who is each god? 
This is a very good book, and if you like mythology, read this book. 
4 stars.  


Author Bio
Raised by a band of feral authors hidden in the deep north woods, Brian Marshall was no ordinary child. Proper syntax flowed through his veins. Semi-colons were his crib mates. And as he grew older, he came to realize these unique gifts were meant to serve good, not evil.

Abandoning his wayward clan, he set out in search of a sensei, the fabled Tan Line, Master of Men, and high priest of punctuation. Under his rigid tutelage, the boy's talents found full flower, till the fateful day had finally arrived when the pupil outpaced his master. Would he now rise to take that mantle? Assail the bestsellers list?

Alas, no. For along with great power, he had found something else. A rare prize called humility. From that day forward he would toil away in deepest obscurity. Not for him the accolades, or the tawdry lure of fame, but instead the pursuit of merest spark, to be Kindled to full flame.

For is it not written that to win the world, a wise man begins with one reader. 

Lightning in a Bottle by Gina Ardito - Book Tour + Giveaway


Lightning in a Bottle
by Gina Ardito

Genre:
Contemporary Romance

After suffering through a humiliating divorce in New York, Bo McKenzie is
out of luck, money, and patience. Arriving in Silverton, Texas, she’s
bet her last dime on the launch of her craft brewery to get her life
back on track. Despite her vow to stay focused solely on the beer
business, one man manages to capture her heart. Can she trust him?
Drew Garwood’s one true love has always been serving the legal needs of
his neighbors. His greatest trouble is keeping his brother on the
right side of the law. When Bo McKenzie sweeps into town, she rouses
his passion and provides the spark his life has been missing.
Whatever happened before she came to Silverton has left her guarded
and suspicious. Can he break down her defenses?

As the two struggle to rein in their wild attraction, secrets and greed
could destroy the brewery and force Bo out of town for good –
unless Drew can find a way to convince her to stay. 





Outside, on the brewery floor, Bo fell off the hoverboard again.

Drew sighed. “I better go get her before she hurts herself.”

I’ll come with you. You might need backup,” Mitch said with a snicker.

Wait.” He strode to the desk and pulled out a round, aluminum foil dish with a clear plastic cover. “I bet I can lure her upstairs faster with this.”

Is that a deluxe burger from that diner over in Claude?”

Yup.”

That’ll work.”

They left the office and headed downstairs to join the chaos on the brewery floor. Once again, Bo balanced precariously on the hoverboard in the center of the room while a young man, barely out of his teens, stared at his watch to time her progress.

One minute, fifteen seconds,” the young man shouted.

Everyone cheered, except Bo, who ordered above the din, “Don’t keep calling out the time, Ryan! It distracts me.” The aroma of the burger must have reached her nostrils because she turned in his direction and smiled. Leaping off the precarious contraption with more grace than she displayed while riding it, she announced, “Time out. My dinner’s here. To be continued tomorrow.” She followed the scent straight to him. “Please tell me that’s meat, I smell.”

And hello to you, too,” he replied.

Sorry. Hi, Drew. Thanks for coming back. How was your day? Is that meat I smell?” She spoke the words as if reciting a list, and he grinned.

My smart phone shows more emotion than that.”

What can I say? It’s been a long day. I need recharging.” She looked at the dish he held and gave a fist pump. “It is meat! Oh, thank God. It occurred to me after you were gone you might think I was one of those scrawny, salad-munching women.”

You could’ve called to tell me what you wanted. My phone number’s on every email you’ve received over the last eight months.”

True.” She shrugged. “But I haven’t had time. Been busy since I got here.”

He nodded toward the crowd of men surrounding the next victim mounting the hoverboard. “Yes, I noticed.”

She laughed. “Running a brewery isn’t like running a law office. We blow off steam in more…diverse…ways.” 

I kill houseplants. There. Now you know one of my greatest shames. I'm
not boasting. I just figure that if you're reading this, you're
looking for more than how wonderful life is as a writer. You get
enough of that elsewhere. Ditto for political rants, how to lose
thirty pounds in a week, and creating gorgeous crafts with nothing
more than twine and soup cans. My goal is to connect with you, dear
reader, even if you're not a writer, not a New Yorker, not a mother,
not a female. We're human (unless one of us is a spambot), and what
we have in common is flaws. So here are a few more of mine:


I sing all the time. I sing songs most people don't know--jingles from
television, crazy stuff I used to listen to on Dr. Demento, Broadway
and movie soundtracks, and I can even bum-bum-bum through
instrumental music. I sing in the car. In the shower. While I'm
grocery shopping. And I headbop while I sing. When I'm not singing, I
talk to myself. Just ignore me and move on. You get used to it after
a while.


I don't eat my vegetables. Seriously. I only started eating salad about
ten years ago, but I'd still rather have a cookie.


Given the option, I would live in a mall where I would never have to worry
about freezing temperatures or too much sun. I'm extremely
fair-skinned and could burn under a 60-watt light bulb.


I can't sleep without background noise so the television's on all
night. If it's too dark and too quiet, all I have are my thoughts.
And even *I* don't want to be alone with my thoughts.


Don't ask me to Zumba, line dance, or march in the parade. I have
absolutely no rhythm.


I color outside the lines. Not because I'm a rebel, but because I suck
as an artist. My artistic ability is limited to being able to draw
Snoopy sleeping on his doghouse. And I don't even draw that well.


Regrets. I have more than a few.

My favorite activity is sleep, and I'm pretty good at it. I don't clock
a lot of hours, but I can powernap like a Persian cat and rejuvenate
within ten minutes.


I consider shopping and dining out excellent therapy for anything wrong
in my life.


My feet are always cold. Always. My husband of more than a quarter
century claims it's because I'm an alien sent to Earth to destroy
him. (He might be right about that.)


Coming to my house for a visit? Unless you've given me plenty of advance
notice, be prepared. My floor will not be vacuumed, there will be
dishes in my sink, and I only make my bed when I change the sheets
once a week (I'm climbing back into it ASAP. Why make it?)
Housecleaning is not high on my priority list. Okay, to be totally
honest, it's not on the list at all.


I can resist anything...except ice cream.

Since this is our first date, I figure I've revealed enough secrets for
now. But if you've read this bio and think I might be the author for
you, pick up one of my books or stalk my website







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Cock Blocked by Sabrina Monet - Cover Reveal + Giveaway



Title: Cock Blocked 
Author: Sabrina Monet 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: March 25, 2018 
Cover Designer: Comar Covers



An uninvited ex-girlfriend; an overly flirtatious competitor; a completely untenable work situation…How many obstacles can one man put in his own way in the pursuit of the disinterested woman he can’t seem to get out of his head?
Camden Atwood is devastatingly gorgeous, cocky as sin and as Hollywood’s reigning “it” guy, not use to hearing the word “no” when he sets his sites on a woman. When Camden meets Kate Prescott, the ambitious, smart-mouthed new junior publicist assigned to handle him on an international press tour for his latest movie, he’s hooked from the minute his private jet is wheels up.
With a coveted promotion on the line however, Kate has all the motivation in the world to steer clear of a romantic entanglement with her sheet-clenchingly hot new client. Camden is nothing if not always up for a challenge especially when the game of cat and mouse is this sexy and this fun. The universe may have other plans however as it stacks the decks against this playboy in his pretty publicist pursuit.



































Sabrina Monet is a "forever fiance," too busy writing HEA's for her fictional characters, to get her own wedding planned! By day she is a publicist in the entertainment industry, who spends much of her day hatching marketing plans for monster and superhero movies. By night she likes to be reminded that she is a girly girl, who misses romantic comedy movies and loves dreaming up the next best thing to commit to paper in her contemporary romance novels. Her day job has allowed her to jet around the world, see celebrities behaving badly and on occasion sneak a taste of the good champagne, all of which makes great material for fun romantic adventures that she sincerely hopes her readers can fully immerse themselves in. Sabrina Monet lives in LA with her fiance and a fabulous timeshare dog named Piper.