3/22/19

Cursed Lands Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


This morning, I have a paranormal romance, dystopian anthology collection in our book spotlight!  Check out the Cursed Lands Anthology, learn about the stories and the authors--and enter for a chance to win a Nook 7 Tablet in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.


Cursed Lands Anthology
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Dystopian

Mysterious strangers. Hidden abilities. Inescapable darkness…

Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and more fight for survival.

Cursed Lands will lead you through one doomed world after another in this haunting dystopian, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance boxed set. Inside, you’ll find 22 exclusive, page-turning tales from today’s bestselling and award-winning authors.

Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?

One-click today to indulge in over 100 hours of bewitching young adult and new adult reads in this epic limited time collection.


With stories by: 

RWA Award Winners Kim Cresswell and M.K. Chester

Emma Hamm

Nina Walker

Claire Luana

Dorothy Dreyer

Elle Scott
A.J. Flowers
Krista Street
Alison Ingleby
Angela Kulig and Taylor Haiden
USA Today Bestselling Author B. Kristin McMichael
Ella Wayne
Jenna Lee
Char Webster
K.A. Parkinson
J.L. Myers
Steven Whibley
S K Gregory
Lichelle Slater
Michael J. Allen
Lee French
Candace Osmond


**22 Stories for only .99 cents!!!**


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Afterglow Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


This morning, I have a contemporary romance novel in our book spotlight. Learn about Afterglow and The General's Daughter series and author Breanna Hayse.  Be sure to enter for a chance to win  a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.


Afterglow
General's Daughter #6
by Breanna Hayse
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

If you’re an AQUAMAN and Neil Gaiman fan, you WILL fall in love with THE GENERALS’ DAUGHTER

Marine Biologist, and USMC special ops officer, Samantha Quimby, is back with brand new adventures, and (as always) a whole lot of trouble! From a family camping trip in the Sierra Nevadas, to investigating a mysterious phenomena in the black depths of the La Jolla trench, the young woman attracts danger like a bee to honey. As if that’s not enough, Sam’s also introduced to the intimacy of both Richard's love-making and the severity of his discipline. However, neither expect that her instinctive ability to converge with the local cetaceans have an added benefit that can make even the most unpleasant event one Sam longs to repeat as the term,Afterglow,takes on a whole new meaning!
Sam’s not the only one receiving a stern wake-up call from the special man in her life. Teagan, her brother’s girlfriend, is coming face-to-face with the reality that Michael isn’t going to turn a blind eye to her mischief anymore than he does with his sister. Sam’s influence is rubbing off on the quiet girl, and soon Teagan finds herself in more hot water than ever before.

Will Sam ever learn to behave? This question is the ongoing theme with her family and now, her boyfriend, Lt. Richard Lewis is just as involved. The answer-

Probably not.

Finally- in the process of planning a family vacation to Florida, some old, familiar names are brought up on the ‘to visit’ list, including ‘Big Bill’ Johnson (The Game Plan), Dr. Dan Paige and Dorian Graye (The Whip Master, Billion Dollar Daddies and Northern Lights: Lena). Does this mean that the Generals might consider giving in to temptation and have an adventure of their own?
You better believe it!



The Siren
General's Daughter Book 1
**Only .99 cents or FREE in KU!**

Up a Notch
General's Daughter Book 2

Caught in a Net
General's Daughter Book 3

Convergence
General's Daughter Book 4

Under Cover
General's Daughter Book 5


BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.

Who am I?

I'm a native Californian gone 'wild', and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.

In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships. 

My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I've devoted my 'spare' time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.

I was formally 'dungeon trained' as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on 'the real deal.'

I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can't find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.



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3/21/19

Saving John Lennon Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


This morning, I have a time travel themed, romantic adventure in our book spotlight! Check out Saving John Lennon, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.


Saving John Lennon
by A.J. Gallant
Genre: Time Travel Romantic Adventure 

A tale of love, time travel, humor, and healing hearts. The adventure of a lifetime. (Think you know how it ends? You don’t.)
In 2018, two friends discover an open door in the summer forest in Maine. It’s winter inside and they’ve never seen anything like it. When they realize that it’s 1980 on the other they hatch a plan to go to New York and save John Lennon.
In 1980, a stranger invades Sarah’s dreams on a nightly basis. He’s handsome and funny, but when she bumps into him in real life she can’t believe her eyes. But his story of time travel is preposterous and it’s difficult to decipher his motives for acting so weird. He claims to be from 2018.
Can love bloom under such circumstances? Will Richard be trapped thirty-eight-years in the past?
Payton is from a thousand years in the future; he’s trying to stop Burton from time jumping because it can cause changes that could have serious repercussions. Burton has arranged for Taft and Richard to save John Lennon, but will it all go terribly wrong?



A. J. Gallant is the best selling author of several books, including Knights of the Dragon (of Knights and Wizards series) and Dracula Hearts series, the first book in the series is Dracula: Hearts of Stone.


Detective Olivia Brown Mysteries is also gaining in popularity. (Anita's vacation in New York City ends tragically when she's killed in Central Park, but instead of the end, it's only the beginning. Her soul remains at the scene trying hard to process what happened. There are other ghosts that don't seem to be much help. And, of course, the new reality of being a ghost does not sit well with Anita.
What is she supposed to do now?)

The author has two cats that make him rise at 5 each morning to keep him on his toes.


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A Weapon's Journey Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


This morning, I have a science fiction novel in our book spotlight. Check out A Weapon's Journey, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.


A Weapon's Journey
by Frank Martin
Genre: SciFi

Living in poverty with his abusive father, Adam Judson never considered himself special. Not even when the authoritative American government abducted him to be part of its secretive weapons program. But becoming a highly-trained child soldier was just the start of Adam's journey. After being condemned to undergo the program's most brutal procedure, Adam became a super human of unimaginable power. Now he faces the burden of deciding if his newfound abilities make him a god or just another weapon.



Frank is a comic writer and author that is not as crazy as his work makes him out to be...seriously.​
Since his writing career began he's had multiple short stories published in horror anthologies by both Burning Willow Press and Stitched Smile Publications. Frank has also had comic shorts appear in the "fluff noir" anthology series Torsobear and the all-ages horror anthology Cthulhu is Hard to Spell.
Frank also wrote and produced the comic anthology series Modern Testament, which featured a wide ensemble of artists throughout its four volumes. Frank's novels include the YA sci-fi thriller Predestiny published by Crossroads Press and the zombie horror Mountain Sickness published by Severed Press.
Frank currently lives in New York with his wife and three kids.


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3/20/19

Book Review of Other Bodies by Joel Ohman


Today, I have a young adult themed, futuristic novel in our book review spotlight.  This novel focuses on a number of controversial topics, including assisted suicide and abortion, and is written from a very strong, pro-life stance.  What did I think of Other Bodies by Joel Ohman?

About the Book



For fans of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Divergent comes a YA dystopian/light romance with a strong female protagonist who is forced to question everything…
In a world where immersive VR suits distort what is real from what is not, and the AI Personhood Act blurs the lines between body and bot, the choices sixteen-year-old Hattie Martins faces are very personal.

My Review

Other Bodies is not the typical YA Dystopian novel.  While the author indeed incorporates futuristic, virtual reality and artificial intelligence--the characters are not faced with the usual save the world from evil battles.  There are good vs. evil battles--but greed and "world domination" are not the central focus of this book as in many young-adult, end of the world storylines today.

Expect an intense, pro-life conviction in this book
. Through the early stages of this book, readers encounter a young character facing a huge decision:  carry an unplanned child or abort her.   Initially, the novel follows the ups and downs and pros and cons of Hattie's decision making--but, over the chapters, the author's pro-life stance becomes evident and holds strong through to the end of the book.  Set in a futuristic world, the author adds more impact to many of today's pro-life arguments.  Readers should not expect a "balanced" novel that seeks to suit both sides of the abortion debate.  This novel is controversial, thought-provoking--and troubling.

Young Readers won't find a happy ending in Other Bodies.  Most young adult novels move readers through moral and ethical dilemmas to a happy, positive resolution.  Other Bodies leaves readers instead with a lot of unresolved emotions and wondering where the story leads next for its characters.  Instead of driving readers to a saved world with redeemed characters and hopeful futures--the author doesn't give his characters redemption.  While religious in theme and stance--the author doesn't offer much by way of grace or forgiveness either.

Would I recommend Other Bodies by Joel Ohman? 
Other Bodies is not a book for everyone.  While those with strong, religious convictions and moral opposition to abortion may find themselves aligned with the author's stance--many less sided readers will find this novel disturbing and even depressing.  Pro-Choice readers will undoubtedly find it offensive.  Having said that--this was a book that I couldn't put down.  Other Bodies was a book that left me drawn to the characters and the story long after the last pages.  While my beliefs do not entirely align with the author's--I found his storyline a unique way to present his "side" of the abortion debate to his audience.    I would encourage readers to read the author's note detailing his motivations and intentions with this novel as you decide if this book is right for you.


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About the Author


Joel Ohman lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Angela and their three kids. His writing companion is Caesar, a slightly overweight Bull Mastiff who loves to eat the tops off of strawberries.

Joel is the author of the #1 bestselling Meritropolis series—“The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist”.

Joel is a Christian, CEO, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, author, angel investor, and serial entrepreneur who loves creating new things, whether books or businesses. He is the founder of a number of web startups and currently serves as the CEO and lead operator of 360 Quote, a private equity backed platform company in the online lead generation space, the co-founder and CEO of a B2B SaaS software company, Exercise.com, and has also previously served as the founder and resident CFP® of a national insurance agency, Real Time Health Quotes.


Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing a copy of the book in exchange for this review and post.

Legend of Song de Light Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


Today, I have a literary romance novel in our book spotlight. Check out Legend of Song de Light, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post!

Legend of Song de Light
by Kaitlynzq
Genre: Literary Fiction, Romance

The stories within Legend of Song de Light
connect, unfold, interweave many character’s stories
needs, feelings, desires, dreams
their threads as two crescent moons
connected under the firelights
that layer the chords, and form the lyrics
all of you entered my world as dawn’s awakening sky of soft palette
my garnet heart melted in iridescence to bloom in sun’s rays
glow in night’s depth as the stars echo the rhythm of my heart
my insides sigh and expand in delight
harmonious blend as our lives
circle the melody

Information for the audio play :
The audio play is adapted from Legend of Song de Light audio book by
Kaitlynzq, and layered into pdf files as a heart’s song.
And, written in how her imagination envisions an audio play
The characters are heard
Their interior hearts speak
The volumes of their depth
In the airwaves that float around you
While in attendance in a public venue
The actors are unseen but heard
Their lyrical voices like a heart’s song
And available as a downloadable pdf file.

You can purchase HERE



My fictional stories are written from the inside view

of a character’s interior heart-that

beautiful, vulnerable, intimate space
feelings, desires, needs, dreams

a blend of

delicate feather ripples of heart waves
needs, feelings, dreams, desires
quiet, gentle heart strings
tender, continuous
soft, vulnerable air mist
circles, weaves to caress
a sonic sea of heart’s breath

Woven into audio books that are recorded in my voice with a medley of music as a heart’s wave into
downloadable mp3 files; audio plays adapted from the audio books, and layered into pdf files like a
heart’s song; audio poems that are multiple poems designed to connect to form a story as a heart’s breath;
and audio sets that are sets of these interconnected stories with elements from each story that interweave
in one another as heart’s wave, heart’s song, heart’s breath.


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