2/22/19

Justice for Breeze Book Blitz and Giveaway


This morning, I have a romantic suspense novel from the Team Cerberus series by Melissa Kay Clarke in our book spotlight.  Check out Justice for Breeze, learn about the series and enter the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Justice For Breeze
Team Cerberus, Book 5
by Melissa Kay Clarke
Genre: Romantic Suspense

From the moment Asher "Finch" Finchly laid eyes on a Navy Officer when he was a child, his only thought was to become a SEAL. Every action he took was with the single-minded goal of becoming an elite special forces member. He vowed to let nothing get in his way.

Then one night of revelry changed everything.
Two years into realizing his dream, Finch suddenly found himself as a father. Now, there was someone more important than his dreams or duty. Love for his daughter taught him there was something more to life. He would kill for one of Lolly's beautiful smiles - and then the unthinkable happens--she and her mother disappear without a trace.

Raised in an isolated cult, Breeze knows only her simple life - farming, taking care of children, and paying homage to The Mother Gaia. When one of the members escapes with her daughter, Breeze agrees to go along and help, so she leaves her world behind to face the uncertainty of the Outside. Everything is strange in this unknown world, but nothing is more unusual than the feelings she has for the father of the little girl. He stirs feelings in her she's never known and makes her question everything she stood for. Could her entire life be one big lie?

Finch is happy to have his daughter home, but something is not right. Someone is watching her - waiting for him to let down his guard, determined to take away everything he holds dear. He's in for the fight of his life to get back his daughter and the woman who has stolen his heart. Lolly and Breeze are all that matters. No matter what, he will keep them safe or die trying.

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Protecting Joselyn
Team Cerberus Book 0


Melissa was born in Tupelo, Mississippi and raised in Houlka, a small rural town forty-five minutes southwest down the famous Natchez Trace. She found a love of reading very early and quickly devoured everything she could. Told repeatedly that she had a wonderful imagination, she turned to scribbling her musings and wrote her first novel while in college. It was never published and has since vanished. The death of a close friend who aspired to become an author reawakened her own desire resulting in penning her first book, Shattered Dreams, published in 2013.


Melissa now resides in Meridian, Mississippi with her supportive family – husband, Robert and daughter Rebecca, two cats, and two dogs. When she isn't writing, she spends way too much time with her online friends and feeding her ravenous appetite for the written word.




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The Unfading Lands Series Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


This morning, I have an epic fantasy in our book spotlight!  Check out The Unfading Lands series, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

The Unfading Lands Series
by Katharine E. Hamilton
Genre: Epic Fantasy 

Betrayal. Power. Love. Loyalty.



The sinister Land of Unfading Beauty has breached the Realm and chaos has ensued. The four kingdoms must unite to overcome the mysterious darkness that threatens the safety of them all, but treacherous secrets frustrate strategies, and trust is hard to find.
The search for truth leads to betrayal. Friendships are tested. And the mysterious darkness tempts even the purest of hearts.

Will the Land of Unfading Beauty fall?
Can the Realm of Kind Granton overcome this insurmountable enemy?

As the Realm faces their biggest battle of all, one questions remains:
WHERE DOES YOUR ALLEGIANCE LIE?


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Katharine E. Hamilton graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and uses her knack for research in all her stories. She is a Southern Belle with a pinch of sass, and when she is not writing she can be found chasing around her toddler son, driving around the ranch, or baking delicacies for local parties and events. Katharine currently resides on a ranch in South Texas where the skies and rivers, in all their beauty, rejuvenate the soul.



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2/21/19

Traveling to Ohio? Here Are Some Great Tips!


If you're going to take a trip to Columbus or Dublin in Ohio, you'll have a great time because both destinations have appealing attractions. However, since Columbus and Dublin offer a lot for visitors to their great cities, the process of finding the best spots for travelers can be somewhat challenging. In order to fully enjoy a vacation in Ohio, you'll need a travel plan, and you can design one by considering the tips in this guide.

 


Travel Items

Columbus has many outdoor attractions that are worth checking out. In order to access most areas, you'll need to walk along streets and paths. The following items can provide benefits when you travel to attractions on foot: 
  • Comfortable shoes: As you take tours around the Columbus/Dublin area on foot, your feet may begin to hurt if you don't wear comfortable shoes. The best sneakers for touring in Ohio are walking shoes. These shoes are very beneficial because they're constructed out of a comfortable material that prevents calluses and blisters.
  • Jackets: After the sun sets in Ohio, the temperature usually drops. In order to stay on a cold night, you'll need to wear a lightweight jacket.
  • Swimwear: If you visit Dublin during the spring or summer, proper swimwear will make each trip to local water parks more enjoyable. You'll need apparel for swimming and options for fast-paced water activities.

Attractions

Many of the best attractions in Dublin and Columbus involve water. The following destinations are worth visiting during the spring or summer:

  • Zoombezi Bay: Zoombezi Bay is a large water park that's built on 22.7 acres of land. When the sun is blazing on a hot day, you can beat the heat while spending time at this destination and enjoy water slides, tubes, and pools are scattered throughout the park.
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium: In Delaware County, you'll find the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. It's built in a strategic spot by the eastern banks, which are positioned near the Scioto River. The zoo is popular among tourists and visitors can enjoy dozens of exhibits including seeing giraffes, artic foxes and a blue neck ostrich. The big benefit is that scooters are available to guests. If you rent a motorized scooter, you'll move around the zoo faster.

Hotels in Dublin Ohio

Multiple hotels in the Columbus/Dublin area have options for people on a vacation and services that cater to business executives. The following hotels are ideal options for everyone in Dublin: 
  • Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin: At this contemporary hotel, you'll find an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. In each suite, there is free Wi-Fi for guests, and a 24/7 fitness center is available to everyone on the grounds. Visit their website to learn more.
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Columbus Dublin: The AC Hotel also has a contemporary design. However, everything is confined in casual quarters. Families and business executives who stay at this hotel can unwind in suites that overlook a river.
  • Crowne Plaza Columbus Dublin Ohio: In the Crowne Plaza, each suite has modern décor. Other features are available on the property, such as a bar and an eatery. Guests who want to cool off by swimming can dive in the indoor pool.

Six Steps To Prepare For A Sizzling Summer


Each year, we wait eagerly for it to begin. Summer, with it's promise of warm, hazy days, fun-filled lighter evenings and family time on vacation seems like the only thing we focus on when the winter days bite. Perhaps going all the way back to school summer holidays, the warmer months have always felt like a natural time to reinvent ourselves, experience new things and make some great memories. We all want to get the most out of our summer, and the best way to do that is with a little forward planning.


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Try To Balance Scheduling With Spontaneity

It's great to have plans, and without them, there's a danger that summer will drift by before you've really noticed it going. On the other hand, being too planned can mean that you don't get the chance for the spontaneous adventures that can provide some of the most memorable moments. Try to find a balance between filling in your planner and allowing some downtime and free days. Work around a couple of must-do experiences so that you have some plans in place, and leave the rest a bit free form.

Revisit Childhood Fun

If there was an activity you loved to do, or even a special place you visited as a child during the summer months, why not try to recreate that experience? From camping in the backyard to water fights or making homemade ice-cream, nostalgia can be great fun - especially if you can introduce your own children to what you love to do as well.

Sort Out Your Finances

Vacations, day trips, meals out, new clothes… Summer can come with a few expenses. Make sure you're all set by giving your finances a spring clean. From reviewing your bank account and cancelling off unused subscriptions, to comparing energy providers to find a cheaper deal and even using a site like cardguru to find the best credit deals, it could be a summer free from financial stress if you act now.

Learn A New Skill

Vacation time during the summer can be the ideal opportunity to develop a new skill you haven't had time to before. From trying a new sport like sailing or surfing, to finally establishing that vegetable patch you've always wanted in your garden or just taking the time to practise watercolor painting, self-growth is a valuable and inspiring goal for your summer.

Give Your Time

If you want to find local volunteering opportunities, you'll not only be enriching the lives of those around you, you'll be enriching your own. Even if you only have a couple of hours to spare a week, getting involved in a community project is hugely rewarding. From helping to build new houses to visiting at a retirement home, walking dogs for a local shelter or helping to cook at a homeless centre, you could meet new people, learn new things and set yourself up for the best summer of your life.

Invite Some Guests

If friends or family live far away, and you haven't seen them in a while, the more relaxed pace of summer is the perfect chance to reconnect. Makeover your guest bedroom and invite them to come and stay. Planning a fun visit will also let you rediscover some of the great attractions your local area has to offer that you may not normally have visited.


The Enukara Series Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


This morning, I have a fantasy romance series in our book spotlight!  Check out the books of the Enukara series, learn about the author & be sure to enter for a chance to win a $20 Amazon gift card in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Dragons and Healers
Enukara Series Book 1
by Nina R. Schluntz
Genre: M/M Fantasy Romance


A simple act of kindness from a human toward a dragon triggered the Enukara–giving the human the ability to heal the wounds of others. The dragon bonded to him was granted immortality. The price for this gift was simple. The dragon’s life was bound to the human.


The greed of dragons and humans was underestimated. For if an Enukara’s life was taken by another, they would inherit the immortality blessed to the dragon. Both human and dragon could steal this gift. The slaughter of all Enukaras quickly ensued, until one dragon killed his own Enukara.


The power he inherited was unfathomable. He hunted and killed every immortal who had slain an Enukara. A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon and the Enukara hopes to alter the fate of humanity, by showing the dragon how to love once again.



Immortal Black Dragons
Enukara Series Book 2

Zackariah created an Enukara back when they were being made every day, and murdered hours later. Despite the odds, he managed to keep his alive long enough to understand how compassionate humans can be. Decades later, he meets his Enukara’s son, Jonas, and finds that he is now an Enukara. Zackariah must decide if he will tell him the truth behind his mother’s death, even if it risks the relationship forming between them.

Jonas knows Zackariah murdered his mother. He can accept this, but not the swirling lies around the reason why he did it. If he makes the same error it will lead to not only his death, but the death of all the Enukaras, present and future.


The First Generation
Enukara Series Book 3

The initial dragon invasion force came to collect and befriend the humans of Earth. Immortal by birthright, this first generation of dragons peacefully coexisted with humans for decades until reaching maturity. By mating with humans, a second generation was created, a solider force with one mindset, to decrease the population on Earth.

The current dragons populating the Earth have the ability to create healers known as Enukaras. The surviving first generation live in isolation. Jeremiah, an operative from a first generation colony, is sent out to investigate rumors of a woman pregnant with a dragon. His encounter with the dragon king, Zackariah, leads to an immediate infatuation.

Jeremiah’s attempts to secretly prevent the unborn child’s birth while seducing the dragon king quickly escalates tension between his people and those that follow the dragon king.

Jeremiah must work with the dragon king’s other lover, an Enukara, to prevent a second dragon war.


Elemental Dragon Mages
Enukara Book 4

Meant to bring harmony to the Earth after years of turmoil from the dragon invasion, Elemental Dragons emerge and seek their human counterparts—Dragon Mages.

Deemed a threat to all current social orders and leaders, some seek to prevent the Elemental Dragons from finding their mages and attaining their true powers. Others offer a recruitment program, wanting to capitalize on their abilities.

Xander has spent most of his life loyal to the dragon king, who adopted him as a hatchling. Upon his encounter with a human who can become his Dragon Mage, he feels his first independent desires and his loyalties are tested.

Kaylee never knew her background, or that much about dragons. Finding herself with a bloodline capable of making her into a powerful mage, she must decide which Elemental Dragon she desires to bond with, and which leader she wishes to align with.



The Second Generation
Enukara Book 5

The second generation of dragons, known for being a unified force of soldiers, have never grown to adulthood. Until now. Destiny is the first to reach maturity. Nurtured by the dragon king’s closest allies, she has become more than a killer—she wants to belong. But she doesn’t fit with any of the dragons or the humans.

As her first breeding day arrives, she must choose a mate. Her choice could deter a war, or led to the end of the dragon king’s reign.

The problem is, only one person knows how much is at stake, Jeremiah, whose drug abuse has left him barely functional. As Jeremiah’s life spirals, he realizes the end of all dragons hinges on his ability to stay sober enough to save the dragon king from his untimely destiny.


Devolution
Enukara Book 6


Seven hundred years after the initial dragon invasion, the world is now controlled by humans. Dragons have devolved into animals. They’ve lost their ability to shift into humans and with it, their intelligence. Humans enslave them like the animals they are, using them to power factories and in some countries, even eat and skin.

Brothers, Ellis and Wyatt believe the dragons have more potential than humankind give them. When they discover an escaped dragon in their barn, they know she’ll be killed if returned to her owners. They decide to take matters into their own hands and ask a drifter they met at a bar for help. He’s rumored to be a dragon whisperer and might just be the one to help the dragons rediscover who they are.



Nina Schluntz is a native to rural Nebraska. In her youth, she often wrote short stories to entertain her friends. Those ideas evolved into the novels she creates today.
Her husband continues to ensure her stories maintain a touch of realism as she delves into the science fiction and fantasy realm. And their kitty, a rescued Abyssinian, is always willing to stay up late to provide inspiration.
You can find Nina on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.
Her blog, mizner13.wordpress.com, has updates on any current or upcoming novels, plus her thoughts on her most recent reads and movie viewings.


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Brighton Cove Series Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


This morning, I have a contemporary romance series in our book spotlight.  Check out the books of the Brighton Cove series, learn about the author & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Everything About You
Brighton Cove Series Book 1
by Jamie Salisbury
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Audrey Cooper has good memories Brighton Cove, Maine. She just hopes the quiet, coastal village holds enough of them to silence the echoes of the living hell she endured as a captive in the Middle East. Her career as a journalist is over, but maybe—someday—she can convince her terrified muse to come out of hiding.

As she renovates the farmhouse she inherited from her grandparents, with her cat as her sole companion, she learns to live with the loneliness…until the day a handsome stranger with dark, haunted eyes helps her change a flat tire.

As an artist, widower Lincoln Stewart has an eye for detail, and there’s no missing that unmistakable spark of connection. In Audrey’s company, two years of grief ease into bittersweet memory, and he finds himself envisioning a future as colorful as his paintings. A future with Audrey.

Through violent thunderstorms and terrifying flashbacks, Audrey and Linc discover their broken pieces fit perfectly—in and out of the bedroom. But in the shadows, a very real threat lurks. Someone who’ll stop at nothing to burn their rediscovered dreams to the ground.


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P.S. I Love You
Brighton Cove Series Book 2

First love is always better the second time around.
Basil Manning is happy with his life now that he's given up on love. He has everything he needs...the houses he's building, the mansion he's renovating, and his Bernese Mountain Dog, Crash. In spite of his mother's insistent attempts to see him married, Basil plans on staying a bachelor. That is, until he finds himself face-to-face with the woman who once broke his heart.
Healing from a long-term relationship that turned abusive, Meg Cooper has flung herself into running her eclectic shop, The Pink Moose. She can't afford complications, and the too-hot-for-his-own-good Basil Manning, her one time almost fiancé, is definitely a complication. But that irresistible pull between them isn't over...not by a long shot. If she's not careful, she'll break both their hearts...again.

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Start Me Up
Brighton Cove Series Book 3

Jagger Cooper never wanted to live in Brighton Cove. Having given up a prestigious job with a U.S. senator, he merely intended to use it as a place to lick his wounds and recharge his batteries as he decided what came next in his life. The choices were many.
Tyler Channing, war widow and mother to a teenage son never thought of allowing a man in her life again. Not until her son was grown. She owed her late husband that much.
That is until that fateful day when he swaggered into her life.

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Writing romance stories with passion and sass, Jamie Salisbury has seen several of her books soar to #1 on Amazon. Her novella, Tudor Rubato was a finalist in the 2012 RONE awards. The cover won for Best Contemporary Cover. In 2014, her novel, Life and Lies was nominated for a RONE in the Erotica category.


Her books are self published.

Music, traveling the globe and history are among her passions when not writing. Her previous career in public relations in and around the entertainment field has afforded her with a treasure trove of endless story ideas.



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