Sunday, September 30, 2018

Book Tour and Giveaway: Links by Lisa Becker

Links
by
Lisa Becker

Genre:
Contemporary Romance
"Witty, heartfelt and emotionally satisfying. Everything I want in a second chance romance! Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down!" - #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken

In high school, Charlotte Windham went through a typical ugly duckling phase - glasses and all, while harboring a crush on Garrett Stephens, the school's athletic heartthrob. Fifteen years later, Charlotte and Garrett have a chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However, this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating nickname Garrett gave her. She’s a catch and, thanks to corrective eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better…so does her heart! Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen heartbreaker to adult lothario and is now a successful professional golfer suffering from a possible career-ending injury. Can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and more recent Don Juan lifestyle? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be perfect for him?

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Book Trailer:
Lisa Becker is a romance writer who spends her time like she spends her money - on books and margaritas. In addition to Clutch: a novel, she is the author of the Click trilogy, a contemporary romance series about online dating and Links, a standalone, second chance romance readers. As Lisa’s grandmother used to say, “For every chair, there’s a tush.” Lisa is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach, California with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone! You can share your love stories with her here.

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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Blackbird Road (Jake Caldwell #3) by James L. Weaver


Blackbird Road
by James L. Weaver
(Jake Caldwell #3)
Published by: Lakewater Press
Publication date: September 25th 2018
Genres: Adult, Thriller
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With his wedding day fast approaching and his PI boss heading out of town, ex-mob enforcer Jake Caldwell decides to take one more job before a much-needed vacation. But in a matter of days, his client is assassinated and her six-year-old son kidnapped.

With just a few clues, Jake calls on old friends to help track down the person responsible. Only this time his fiancée Maggie, desperate for Jake to leave his violent history behind, can’t guarantee she’ll be there when, or if, he comes home.

But Jake can’t turn his back on those who need him. It’s in his blood.

A perilous plot of lies and secrets unfolds, and Jake encounters criminals more brutal than ever. And when a threat to thousands of innocent lives is uncovered, Jake once again dives back into his past, requesting favors from some unexpected and unsavory contacts.

Jake needs to stay one step ahead of the bad guys if he’s to have any future at all.

The third book in the award-winning JAKE CALDWELL series is an intense, complex, and frantic race against time. Weaver has done it again in this raw and riveting read set in the Ozarks.

EXCERPT:
“I’ll tell you exactly what cards you and kid poker have. If I’m right, you let me buy you a drink and we talk. If I’m wrong, I’m out of here and I won’t bother you again.”

Keats studied the board while the other players at the table waited with anticipation. “Fine. I fold. Make your call.”

Jake took another peek at the cards on the board and played what little he’d seen of the hand through his head. Keats acted first before the flop and probably raised first, which meant he held decent cards. But, he didn’t like the connected and double suited board. The kid oozed confidence despite how much he tried to hide it.

“You have king queen suited, but not spades,” Jake said to Keats. “The kid has a set of jacks and raised in case you were on a flush or straight draw.”

Keats looked to the other end of the table. “What’d you have, kid?”

“You gotta pay to see ’em, man.” The kid was clueless as to the identity of the man asking the question. Several of the table patrons cringed.

Jake held twenty dollars in chips, dangling them above the pile. The kid’s head bobbed in agreement, Jake dropped the chips and the kid flipped up two jacks. Keats grunted and turned over a king and queen of clubs.

“Damn. Wish I knew how you did that.” Keats told the dealer he’d be back and led the duo outside the poker room. He made his way to an empty table in the corner of the bar while Jake fetched Keats two fingers of their best Scotch and a beer for himself.
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The Bear Parley Workout Music Playlist:
LOL. Do I look like I work out let alone have a playlist for it? How about songs I turn up on the radio when I’m driving around doing Sheriff sh*t?

1. Night Moves by Bob Seger – I didn’t have a ’60 Chevy, but I do remember workin’ on mysteries without any clues back in high school.

2. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen – Love belting this out in the car when my wife is there and singing her name instead of Wendy in the song. She claims she hates it when I do it, but she always smiles.

3. Photograph by Def Leppard – At least Jake and I agree on something. When we ride together, we can always play Def Leppard and not argue about the music.

4. The Last Resort by The Eagles – It’s a long a** song, but I always loved it. Makes me feel like my history class in high school wasn’t wasted.

5. Beer Can Chicken by Kenny Chesney – Song pretty much nails how I like to spend my weekends. It’s like Friday night workin’ on a three-day weekend, somethin’ in the jar just made for sippin’.

6. When It Rains It Pours by Luke Combs – Kind of a newer song, but when a case is going south, I can dial this one up and it puts a grin on my mug.

7. Glitter in the Air by Pink – Sorry, but I can’t help it and you can have my stupid Man Card if you want to be a d**che. I was stuck watching the Grammy’s with my wife years ago and saw this incredibly beautiful and graceful woman twirling through the air while singing this song. Lord have Mercy.

8. Gonna Get Over You by Sara Bareilles – Another I can’t help it. My daughter listened to this song over and over again until I knew the words to it. Now I can help tappin’ my steering wheel when it comes on.

9. Afternoon Delight by Starland Vocal Band – This one’s an oldie, but I always hope it comes on when my wife and I are together because she promises me a little afternoon delight if I sing it with her. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come on very often.

10. Chicken Fried by the Zac Brown Band – Who doesn’t like a cold beer on a Friday night or a pair of jeans that fit just right?
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Author Bio:

James L Weaver is the Kansas City author of the Jake Caldwell series featuring IAN Thriller of the Year finalist Poor Boy Road, and the IAN Thriller of the Year finalist and New Apple Official Selection sequel Ares Road from Lakewater Press. He makes his home in Olathe, Kansas with his wife of 20 years and two children. His previous publishing credits include a six part story called "The Nuts" and his 5-star rated debut novel Jack & Diane which is available on Amazon.com. Author note: a handful of the raters are actually not related to him.

His limited free time is spent writing into the wee hours of the morning, playing parental taxi cab to his kids' sporting endeavors, and binge watching Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Current favorite TV shows: The Walking Dead, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Game of Thrones, The Resident and Shameless.

Current favorite music artists: Alter Bridge, Rush, Sara Bareilles, Halestorm

Last best book read: Twisted Prey by John Sandford

Favorite comedians: John Caparulo, Kathleen Madigan, Mike Birbiglia, John Mulaney

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Book Tour and Giveaway: Poohsticks Bridge by The Birch Twins

Poohsticks Bridge
by
The Birch Twins

Genre:
Romantic Fiction
Beginning as a childhood game, Poohsticks Bridge tells the sweet story of a friendship between two children that, through the years, blossoms into adult love with an unbreakable bond and faith in one another. John and Melissa are tested throughout their lives by hardships, pain, and separation, yet their love and determination to live life together to its fullest never falters. In today’s culture of having everything, this couple shows us how a few, simple things can lead to a satisfying and fulfilling life.

Poignant in the extreme, you’ll want to keep the tissues nearby. These two will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love … with life and with them.

I write under the name “The Birch Twins.” Helen, my twin, didn’t live to see life, and so I write for her. I’m a full time poverty stricken doll artist who took to writing as I seemed to spend more time writing out little back stories for the characters I created. My first book, The Life of LOL, was written in five weeks, and was about gangsters, grifters and drifters. Lots of cartoon slapstick violence mixed with a serious message.

Poohsticks Bridge, the new novel, shows my twin’s voice at is strongest as it tells the story of a little boy who begins to grow up lonely and alone, until he meets a little girl. It’s a glimpse of a life that Helen and I could have had together. She writes through me, I can feel her presence and hear her voice. Her tone is often wistful, low on movement, mature and often quiet, while I am brash and loud and full of silly car chases and boyhood dreams of rockets to the moon. We have the perfect writing partnership.

What is something unique/quirky about you?
If we’re talking quirky and weird, then I’m both. I have a twin sister, who joins me as “The Birch twins,” which is the name you see on the books, poetry and artwork. Helen died shortly before my birth. In fact, had she not done so, we would have both died. So my work became a celebration of the life she had given me. Everything that gets written is produced by the both of us, and inspired by her.

Poohsticks Bridge, the new novel, shows my twin’s voice at is strongest as it tells the story of a little boy who begins to grow up lonely and alone, until he meets a little girl. It’s a glimpse of a life that Helen and I could have had together. She writes through me, I can feel her presence and hear her voice. Her tone is often wistful, low on movement, mature and often quiet, while I am brash and loud and full of silly car chases and boyhood dreams of rockets to the moon. We have the perfect writing partnership.

Other quirkiness include a career spent painting doll heads and collectibles writing poetry that makes people cry, and a fascination for classic ocean liners.

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
Probably being featured in the local newspaper for Poohsticks Bridge.

What are some of your pet peeves?
I don’t really let things get on top of me like that. People who try to justify hatred of some kind against another group of people. As Peter griffin might say, that really grinds my gears. People who announce that they “want to be famous” and yet do nothing at all apart from talk and give their opinions, while skilled writers and artists work in poverty and obscurity their whole lives. We have a society that seems to celebrate and worships idiots. Wow. There was more than I thought there. How about those people who say:

“Wow, you’ve written a book? I’d love to write a book, but I don’t have the time!”

Well my clock works on the same calendar as yours, and yet I somehow found the time.

Where were you born/grew up at?
Manchester, UK

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
I would sit with Helen in the garden I created for her, and we’d have a “twins reunited” party. It’d probably be the happiest day of my life.

Who is your hero and why?
My family. My twin for being the constant voice of guidance, confidence and support in my head, my mother for passing down her artistic skills and her flair for stories and sense of adventure and fun, and my father for being the strong practical support that’s supported me through my whole life. These people are amazing.

What kind of world ruler would you be?
I tend to stay away from politics. My slogan as a world ruler be “No creature has a greater right to life than any other,” which is a slogan we use frequently in our orchard and garden.

What are you passionate about these days?
Making this work, this writing thing. Making people know Helen as something other than a forgotten name from July 1974. To get people to know who she was, and that she really existed.

What do you do to unwind and relax?
I like some videogames, but only the ones that let me create the characters. I especially love games with ships in them, as I have a curious interest in sunken liners. I’m a massive Whovian, so I watch Dr Who all the time. As a semiprofessional artist, I like to sit and paint when I’m not writing.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Twin, Moody, Glasses, Awesome, Rock-star
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Book Tour and Giveaway: His Everything by Mia Echo

His Everything
by
Mia Echo

Genre:
Contemporary Romance
When you're the only girl growing up in a family full of soldiers, it's hard to find a date, let alone true love. Either your family scares the guy off, or the dating pool is slim pickin's because you know how a real man should act and won't settle for less.

All I wanted was to find a man I could start a family of my own with, but I never imagined how quickly I'd fall in love or how quickly I could lose it all to be his everything.

Mia Echo is an author who loves love. Strong women deserve strong protective men. Mia specializes in insta-love stories with an erotic twist that will tug at your heart strings and make you melt in the best ways possible.

Mia is from a small town in the US and she loves to introduce you to new characters and their stories. Through twists and turns, and ups and downs, Mia proves that love really can conquer all.

When she's not steaming up the pages of her next work in progress, she's spending time with her family and friends.

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Book Tour and Giveaway: Brant (Enigma Series Book 11) by Ditter Kellen

Brant
Enigma Series Book 11
by
Ditter Kellen


Genre:
SciFi Romance
Syrina awakens after a devastating plane crash only to find herself in the clutches of the Cuban government. Worse still, Brant is injured and on the verge of death. Her Bracadyte blood is his only chance for survival, even though it means bonding with him for life...

Former Marine, Brant Henderson despises weakness in any form, yet that is exactly the position he finds himself in. He's injured, bleeding out, and on the verge of certain death. Until the blood of a beautiful, forbidden Bracadyte enters his veins. Her life force holds the power to heal his body, even when he's in danger of losing his heart...


Enigma What Lies Beneath
Enigma Series Book 1

Naura
Enigma Series Book 2

Vaulcron
Enigma Series Book 3

Zaureth
Enigma Series Book 4

Oz
Enigma Series Book 5

Gryke
Enigma Series Book 6

Braum
Enigma Series Book 7

Rykaur
Enigma Series Book 8

Thrasher
Enigma Series Book 9

Zyen
Enigma Series Book 10
Ditter Kellen is the bestselling author of the Enigma Series. To say she's addicted to reading is an understatement. Her eBook reader is an extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It's filled with hundreds of jaw-dropping characters who keep her entertained on a daily basis.

Ditter's love of suspense and outrageous imagination have conspired together to bring her where she is today...sitting in front of her computer allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves spinning them.

Ditter resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Amanda Vs. the Universe (Second Chances Book 3) by Patricia B. Tighe

Welcome to my stop on the Amanda Vs. the Universe by Patricia B. Tighe blog tour. This blog tour is organized by Chapter by Chapter

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour here for other guest posts, interviews, and reviews. There's also a giveaway at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
Even after a couple of months, sixteen-year-old Amanda Bryson is still nursing a broken heart. And now her parents are forcing her to attend the traditional summer family vacation in New Mexico. She’d much rather be home taking care of her sick great-grandmother than doing chores and dealing with her brother and his friends.

But when they arrive, Amanda learns that the studio of local potter and friend Cady Sanders has been hit by taggers. Not only that, but the older woman broke her foot chasing them off. Now Amanda has the chance to give back by helping out—with the added perk of no thoughts of her ex, or family chores, or obnoxious brothers.

There’s only one problem. Cady’s nephew, Kyle Young, is staying with her for the summer. He’s surly, ridiculously cute, and clearly doesn’t want her around. That makes two of them. But as Amanda and Kyle compete for Cady’s attention, they find they have a lot in common, including a growing attraction. But is Amanda ready to date again? Or will Kyle, despite his intense gazes, turn out to be just as jerky as her ex?

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About the Author:
The mother of two grown sons, Patricia B. Tighe lives in West Texas with her husband and dog. She eats way too much pizza, drinks way too much coffee, and watches way too much NFL football. On the bright side, she also reads and writes teen fiction. She promises to include as much romance, angst, and adventure as possible in her books.

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Book Tour and Giveaway: Two Hearts, One Stone (Boots and Babies) by Leslie Scott

Two Hearts, One Stone
by
Leslie Scott

Genre:
Contemporary Western Romance
Horse trainer Stone Dempsey’s life is all about the ride—with horses and women. He uses his equine talents to impress the country club set and earn money for Smoky Mountain Reining Horses. When his drug-addicted sister deposits her sick baby on his doorstep, he’s suddenly saddled with real responsibility.

Dr. Emmersyn Cole’s goal of starting a practice in her favorite place on earth is finally coming to fruition and she is not going to be sidetracked. Everything is going great until Stone swaggers into her life, half-dressed with a smile that could melt her insides. She's determined to keep her distance…until he rushes into her grandfather’s home, clutching a feverish baby, terrified and vulnerable, and her heart’s hard shell begins to crack.

In only a few short weeks, Stone’s wayward heart suddenly relies on two women—one who needs him—and one that he might not be able to live without.

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Excerpt:
“Of all the trainers in the state of Georgia, you go and hire the biggest man-wh*re to ever live?” A gorgeous one, at that. More than six feet of lean, corded muscle, topped with dark golden hair that looked especially sexy when tousled. Why did the really attractive ones have to know the effect they had on women?

Pop coughed and covered his mouth, choking on the bite he’d been swallowing. When he finally cleared his throat, his eyes watery, she met his gaze with a pointed stare. The years of med-school, sleepless nights, and internship didn’t mean she hadn’t kept up with the sport she loved so much. Stone Dempsey was as well known in the world of quarter horses as Hollywood Dun It and had probably studded himself out just as many times.

After a silent moment, he grunted and wiped his mouth with his napkin. “I wasn’t too concerned with his personal life when I hired him. You were off living your life, my trainer retired, and I needed a new one.”

There was no reason she should be annoyed with her grandfather. Dempsey was a well-respected trainer. Then again, in a world where your name was your brand, though, he might not have been the wisest choice.

“Pop—”

He cut her off before she could argue, tossing his fork with a clank onto the plate. “Emmy, don’t you Pop me. You’ve found your calling—you’re a damn fine doctor. I’ve seen what Stone can do. The stock he can produce will put this farm firmly into the black before I die.”

“Don’t be dramatic. You’re not dying.”

“But I ain’t getting no younger. Stone Dempsey is the best damn horse trainer I’ve ever seen. I don’t give two sh*ts where he casts his fishing line.”

That had been that.
Leslie Scott is an avid romance reader and writer, a PAN member of RWA, and a homeschool mom to one gifted eleven year old. Her debut novel was released in December of 2017. She spends her days (and most nights) crafting sexy, drool worth heroes and sassy, opinionated heroines.

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