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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Taint by Tara Dawn RELEASE DAY BLITZ

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TAINT (The SNAP Trilogy #2) By Tara Dawn

"Captivating and enthralling - this series certainly will not let you go."
~ Bonny Capps, author of The Killer Series

"This suspense-packed thriller is one that fans of dark romance should not miss." ~ Courtney Lane, author of the Wicked Trinity Series

I'm so excited to get this installment into everyone's hands. It was a very emotional story for me to write. One that left me stranded at the top of a crazy ass rollercoaster. If you have yet to become a Snap Addict, don't run away. I've got a special going on for new readers. Thanks for checking out my newest release. I hope you enjoy it. ~Tara Dawn


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Synopsis:

Hazel
I don't know who I am anymore, or what I'm becoming. Time doesn't exist in this godforsaken Hell I call my life. Every time I find a semblance of hope, it's bled away. Just like I'm bleeding away. The longer he believes he's won, the more I die inside. I may be nothing but a shell by the time this is over.

Cash
I failed her. I couldn't keep her safe. Now I may lose her completely. We're running against a clock controlled by a madman and we don't know when he plans to end his game. Every minute that passes without finding him makes the thought of killing him that much sweeter.

Phil
I didn't think it would be so easy. Pretty soon, my Snap will be on the streets and I'll be living the dream. That is, after I take Cash out. With him gone, I'll control not only the drug, but Hazel as well. If she listens, she will have a hell of a life. Right. Beside. Me.

*This series contains scenes of drug abuse, brutality, and rape. Reader discretion is advised.

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Excerpt:

My hand slips from his and I make my way to the kitchen. I look at the bottle and back to my glass for a moment before putting the bottle to my lips. The wine fills my mouth, and I gulp it down hoping it will drown the emotions swirling within me. But the lump in my throat remains and grows larger with every pull off the bottle. The more I swallow, the more it feels like I'm choking. I lower the bottle, letting it thunk on the counter top, and try to breathe through the panic attack building inside of me.

 "I was infatuated with you."

The rumble of his voice makes me clutch the counter, my breath caught in my chest. As much as I want to know, I can't listen to it right now. It's all too much to take in when I'm still coming to terms with what Phil did to me.

"The longer I watched you, the more I was drawn to you," he continues, his voice getting closer. "You learn a lot about people when they don't know you're looking." My back warms as the heat of his body gets closer. He places his hands on the counter, trapping me between his arms. "Want to know what I learned about you?"

I stare down at the counter, thankfully hidden by the curtain of hair falling around my face, and shake my head. Cash's slight stubble on his jaw rubs against the side of my face as he leans closer, his chest grazing my back. His heart beats a rhythm that mine recognizes and tries to keep in tune with. I'd rather face Phil right now, because at least I know where I stand with him.

"You are selfless," he says, disregarding me. "You're happiest when those around you are happy. You have this need to help others without getting anything in return. But you're too prideful to let anyone in and help you when you need it most. You push people away by putting the focus back on them and deal with shit that you shouldn't have to deal with alone. And you do it all with the most beautiful smile I have every seen." His arms drape gently around me, and he rests his head against mine. "It's hard to find genuinely good people in the world," he whispers. "Trust me, I know. I've spent my life watching people selfishly choose their needs over others. And I turned into one of them."

Cash turns me around and cups the side of my face lifting it up to his. "I didn't want this to happen. I wanted to do my job and come home. But I couldn't stop thinking about you. I wanted what you gave everyone else freely. So I selfishly took it. I needed to see you smile at me like that and know I was the reason for it. And when you did, I couldn't get enough." He searches my eyes as he bares his heart to me. His mouth hovers over mine, bathing my lips in the warmth of his whiskey-scented breath with every word. "I wanted more. I thought I'd get it and walk away from you when this was over. But there's a piece of me that thinks I deserve this…" His lips brush against mine tormentingly as the shaky words fall from his lips. "That I deserve you."


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What readers are saying about SNAP:"This story is the biggest friggin surprise in all of creation!" ~ Expresso, Goodreads Reviewer

"Snap takes the reader on a dark and suspenseful journey of lust and depravity that will leave you on the edge of your seat and begging for more."
~Hooker Heels Book Blog

"This story has everything...Daily life ... rape .. stalking ... drugs ... sex..romance..deception..lies..trust.. it's a word wound puzzle that is worth every second it takes to read! " ~ Carla, Goodreads Reviewer
  "The mastery with which she paints the psychotic nature, so masterfully balanced with mystery and suspense, there is no way this is not one of the best dark reads I have ever read."
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What readers are saying about Taint:"Talk about wild and crazy drama! It's like watching a tornado reek havoc in slow motion....the highest adrenaline rush times a million!"
~ Expresso, Goodreads Reviewer

"Forget being a rollercoaster, Tara takes you on a dark, twisty high and brings you right to the edge."
~Hashtag Minxes Love Books

"The raw hatred I have for Phil and his cruelty to all the characters within this story is so vibrant that I have already decided that Mend (3rd book) better damn well come with coupons for some serious therapeutic counseling!!!" ~ Carla, Goodreads Reviewer

"What did I just read?? And why do I feel like I'm going through withdraws already??"
~ United Indie Book Blog

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About Tara

IMG_4947-EditTara Dawn is a married, stay-at-home-mom who homeschools her three sons. When she's not busy with them, you can find her reading, talking about other authors and books over at The Word Wenches book blog, writing, editing, crafting, or hula hooping. She wears many hats and finds that if you aren't learning something new everyday then you aren't living to your full potential. Tara is currently working on The Snap Trilogy and about to start work on Twins (an erotic horror novel), a collaboration with Bonny Capps, author of The Killer Series. She loves making new friends and talking about life, so stop by her Facebook page and say hello.
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STONE by Mardi Maxwell RELEASE DAY BLITZ

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Title: STONE



Author: Mardi Maxwell


Genre: New Adult Romance

Release Date: 31 March 2016


She brought him to her world to save the human race. He intends to save her.


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In 2230 Earth was invaded by an alien species. After years of war, the men are gone and the women are left to fight for the survival of the human race. When one of the aliens' time travel devices is discovered a task force is formed to bring some of Earth's most elite soldiers into the future.
Lieutenant Sunny Blake is ordered to travel back to 2125 and retrieve Lieutenant Jefferson W. Stone. Sunny can lead a squad of fighters and keep them alive, but she's never had to deal with a man like Stone. A man whose reputation on and off the battlefield has proceeded him into the twenty-third century.
Stone has two interests. High-risk missions and lust-filled nights of pleasure with the many ladies who pursue him. Finding himself thrust into the future, where the women know how to fight but don't know what to do with a lusty man, is the last place he'd ever want to be.
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EXCERPT
"Who are you sending to get these men?"
The General looked at Commander Mitchell. Sunny looked as well and found her staring back at her.
"we have four teams," Commander Mitchell said. "Each team has been assigned a historian advisor and a medical team. You, Lieutenant Blake, are Alpha team. You're going back for the first warrior in two days' time. Your historian will give you the information you need to rescue him. Once you get him back here the medical team and the Council will take over. If he decides to stay he'll be assigned to your squad. We expect the men we save to help us bring back more soldiers and supplies while we familiarize them with our world. Any other questions?"
"Yes, ma'am," Sunny said. "Who am I retrieving?"
"Jefferson W. Stone," Commander Mitchell said.
"The twenty-third? The one who died in 2125?" Sunny had to work hard to keep the excitement from her voice.
Commander Mitchell nodded. "We thought it was appropriate to choose him first since this is the twenty-third century."
General Davis stood. "Lieutenant Blake, get some rest and report to your historian at zero six hundred. At this time, we've covered everything and you're all dismissed."
Sunny and the other lieutenants saluted then left the room. Once they were out of sight of the Council chambers the squad leaders surrounded Sunny and the ribbing began.
"Wow! Jefferson W. Stone the Twenty-third! Your all-time huge crush!" Kelby Barker said, then laughed.
Before Sunny could answer, Ginny Johnson piped up, "According to his biography you're his type. Tall and curvy with big," she held her hands at her chest then moved them out several inches and laughed.
"Maybe we should put her in a chastity belt. We might have one in storage somewhere," Lieutenant Jo Miller said.
"There's no need," Sunny said.
"No need? He's all you ever talked about after you saw his picture in his biography," Lieutenant Dean said. "And, by the way, we know you tore his picture out of the book."
"You can't prove that." Sunny laughed. "Remember I've read his biography‐."
"You mean you've practically memorized it," Jo said.
"I prefer to say I've studied his book but either way I know his secrets. I think I can handle him." The initial excitement she'd felt was sinking in and becoming a reality. What would it be like to stand next to him? To be able to reach out and touch him? A man from the past that she'd never dreamt she'd meet much less have a chance to get to know. Stone was a man's man and he'd appeared in most of her dreams for the last eleven years.
"The book says a lot of women have handled him," Lieutenant Douglas said then winked and added, "Or rather he handled them."
"They say when he died, the women he made love to grieved for him for the rest of their lives," Lieutenant Dean said with an envious heartfelt sigh.
"Bull crap," Sunny said. "They probably said good riddance, got married, and never gave him another thought."
Ginny laughed. "Well, just in case we get lucky, and he's as horny and energetic as his biography says, I'm going to the clinic to see if they have any kind of contraceptives."
"I'll come with you," Kelby said.
"Me, too." Jo said then looked at Sunny. "Coming?"
"No and all of you need to remember I called dibs on Stone ten years ago. So hands off, ladies."
"That was just a game we played at your sixteenth birthday party," Jo said.
"Too bad. Dibs are dibs," Sunny said. "Jo, you claimed Calder Campbell. Ginny you claimed Blade Lawrence and Kelby you claimed Gideon Williams. I'm enforcing the claim on Stone."
"Spoilsport," Ginny said.
Sunny laughed and hurried away while inside one phrase repeated in her mind‐hot damn, I'm going to meet Jefferson Wakefield Stone in the flesh!

BIO: Mardi Maxwell loves the quirky and the unique. She believes in UFOs, ghosts, and that we have a space station on the dark side of the moon. She likes books that put the reader "through the wringer" so expect a lot of drama and laughter in her books along with a happy ending.
s She writes contemporary erotic romance and steamy sci-fi romance. When she isn't writing you can find her in her garden or spending time with family and friends. She loves cooking, traveling, movies and spontaneous trips to wherever the road takes her.
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Clarity by Barbara Speak RE-RELEASE DAY BLITZ


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CLARITY BY BARBARA SPEAK
RE-RELEASE DATE: 3/30/16



Left with a decision she never thought she would have to face, Sadie Warren knows someone's heart will be broken, and no matter the outcome, a piece of her own heart will break as well. Both men have shown her a different side to love, but to find true solace she must make the ultimate sacrifice and walk away from the man who promised her the world. But will her heart lead her down the right path, or will regret consume her with what could have been?






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Ash got up from the porch and walked over to my car. When I didn’t move, he opened the door.  He crouched down so that we were eye level and said, "You can come into the firehouse, but you can't get out of your car?" "I can. I just don't want to.”"So that's how you’re going to do this?”"No. I went to the firehouse to talk to you. I was asked to leave before I got the chance, by you. Forgive me if I have some reserve in me."  "If this is really how you want this, then fine." I had no idea what he was going to do. He stood, paused for a moment and then closed my door again. He walked toward the back and my heart fell as I thought he was leaving. But then he was at my passenger door, opening it up and taking a seat. "Talk." "Don't be mean to me." "Don't be mean to you? Sadie, do you want me to kiss your ass while you break my heart. That is never going to happen. I love you so much. I will always love you. But our love was just getting started. Thank God, this didn't happen later. I feel like my heart has been cut out already. I can’t imagine how much more painful this could be. I understand, Sadie. I always knew there was something between you two. I begged you to deal with all of that before I fell for you, to avoid all this. Why couldn't you do that? Why would you let me fall so hard, when you knew you could leave me someday if he showed up and said the right thing?" "Are you done?" I waited for him to respond but he didn't. "Do you want me anymore after all of that? Could you still be with me knowing I came into this without truly wrapping all of that up like you asked? Could you even respect me knowing that as my love grew for you there was still part of my heart that was his all along?"





Author Barbara Speak loves nothing more than being allowed to share her ideas and thoughts through books that so many enjoy. When she's not writing she's caring for her son and daughter along side her amazing husband in rural Missouri. She has 5 more babies but these are covered in fur. Bode the boxer, Tucker the beagle and Lily, Callie and Connor her kitties.





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MERCY by M.N. Forgy EXCERPT REVEAL



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EXCERPT
“We need to keep moving, I don’t have time to explain this over and over to you. I can’t penetrate your naive little brain any more than I have.” His Adam’s apple bobs, and he grips my cuffs, pulling me after him.
“Why do you have to be such an asshole!?” I yank back on the cuffs to get his attention.
Looking over his shoulder, he jabs, “I guess you just bring it out in me, Rookie.”
That stung.
We walk for what seems like forever, and not one car drives by. The moon is high in the sky, and the wind is beginning to blow with a chill that has me shrinking into myself to keep warm.
My emotions are a mess. I don’t know what to accept as truth, and what is a lie. I’m always so sure of everything, until Zeek walked in my life. Now, I know nothing about nothing.
A shiver trembles from my lips causing my teeth to clatter. Zeek looks over his shoulder and stops.
“You cold?”
“I’m fine.”
Ignoring me, he shimmies his leather cut off.
“Here, this will help.”
I shake my head and hold my cuffed hands up.
“No, really I’m fine.” The last thing I want is to wear the insignia of the club that just offed one of my family members.
His face hardens, his eyes narrowing in on me.
He grips my upper arm turning me forcefully, and places the warm leather on my back. The smell of cologne, worn leather, and a hint of mint cocoon me in a blanket of danger. I find it comforting, the lingering scent a warning of adventure and risk. It’s no surprise I crave an adrenaline rush, and Zeek is a non-stop high.
Peering up under my lashes I catch Zeek looking me over hungrily, the look in his eyes anything but earnest. They’re hooded and trailing up and down my body unforgivingly.


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He's a biker. She's a Sheriff.
She's in his world now, even if she doesn't want to be...

The conclusion of Zeek and Jillian’s epic biker romance releases April 4th!

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I’m an outlaw. I don’t fall in love and I sure as fuck don't run... Until Jillian McAdams.
I fell for a law abiding Sheriff, breaking my vows to my own club, and turning her against her family of blue.An outlaw and a sheriff, it can only end in one way… Mayhem.
Now we both have to pay the ultimate price for betraying our families.
I swore to kill my brother, his allegiance sworn to another club, if I ever saw him again.
Yet here I am running to him in hopes to save Jillian’s life…
We both will have to rewrite the rules we know to stay alive.
Even if it means we lose everything we had in doing so…


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About the Author

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M.N. Forgy was raised in Missouri where she still lives with her family. She's a soccer mom by day and a saucy writer by night. M.N. Forgy started writing at a young age but never took it seriously until years later, as a stay-at-home mom, she opened her laptop and started writing again. As a role model for her children, she felt she couldn't live with the "what if" anymore and finally took a chance on her character's story. So, with her glass of wine in hand and a stray Barbie sharing her seat, she continues to create and please her fans.

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EMANCIPATION by Jo Michaels BLOG TOUR


Your world is about to change.
The highly anticipated psychological thriller
EMANCIPATION
by award-winning author Jo Michaels
is now available here.

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Tobias Butler has been sitting on death row since being sentenced for a gruesome murder in 2007. Bored out of his mind, he decided to apply to the online pen pal program in 2012. It's a pleasant distraction—nothing more, nothing less—for three years, until he's contacted by a beautiful, smart young lawyer named Jess. She's convinced he's innocent and wants to see him freed. As they organize their attack on the judicial system, he wonders how she plans to get his conviction overturned—because he's guilty, and he knows it. Jess is desperate to release him—and he's desperate to feel his hands squeeze the life out of her once she does.


This novel will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tobias is planning to murder the beautiful attorney, Jessica, who’s promising to get him released from prison. See what happens as he manipulates her into believing in love, second chances, and justice for the wrongfully accused. She wants his love, and he wants her soul. What will happen when she sets him free?

You’ll pray he doesn’t get the girl.

But you can get him.
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This isn't your mother's romance novel. It's 70k words of dark, gritty, and terrifying.


Nightlights will become the norm as Tobias sucks you into his world and leaves you breathless.

About the author:

Jo Michaels is...

Hi, I'm Jo. Let's forget all the "Jo Michaels is blah, blah, blah" stuff and just go with it. I'm a voracious reader (often reading more than one book at a time), a writer, a book reviewer, a mom, a wife, and one of the EICs at INDIE Books Gone Wild. I have an almost photographic memory and tend to make people cringe at the number of details I can recall about them and/or their book(s). My imagination follows me around like a conjoined twin and causes me to space out pretty often or laugh out loud randomly in completely inappropriate situations.

One of my favorite things is hearing from fans! You can find me on social media most any day of the week. Connect! I'd love to hear from you.

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Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Blog  ~  Pinterest  ~  Instagram  ~  Tsu  ~  YouTube  ~  Wattpad  ~  Amazon Author Page  ~  Goodreads

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I hope you all enjoyed the heck out of this post, and I hope you come and join the party on Facebook. I'm over there giving away themed prizes and all manner of fun stuff. Come on down! We'll be at it from 11AM EST until I'm exhausted and can't take anymore!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!

Jo 

Kindred Salvation by L.J. Sealy RELEASE DAY BLITZ


Title: Kindred Salvation
Series: Divine Hunter #3
Author: L.J. Sealey
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release: TBC

Blurb


Against her better judgement, Lacy Holloway isgetting used to her life with Michael, but falling deeper in love with him isonly bringing more uncertainty about their future together. And then there'sthe other little problem: God only knows why her dead sister is still hangingaround, but she is secretly glad. Living with the man she loves, and havingBeth back in her life, Lacy is hiding her concerns behind the normal life sheso desperately craves.
 
Things have been quiet in Oakland, but calm wasn'tusually on Michael's radar, and for good reason. Now the dead are stirring andwhen Michael and Jaret discover a mass grave in Cincinnati they suspect Vareshhas returned.

Their suspicions are heightened the moment Michaelcomes face to face with a past he knows very little about, and that past comeswith some shocking news. Overwhelmed by what he's learned, and desperate tostop his evil enemy, Michael finds himself on the hunt for a woman who iscloser to him than he could have ever imagined. But if Hell finds her first,the repercussions will be devastating, not just for Michael, but for the wholeof mankind

Who will get to her first? Angel or demon?




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• Dark Deliverance (Divine Hunter #2) 

• Evo -A Divine Hunter World Novel (Divine Hunter #2.5) *Can be read as a standalone*

 


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About The Author


L.J. Sealey was born and raised in a little Welsh town by the sea. It rains a lot, so she often has a great excuse to sit at her writing desk and while away the hours at her laptop.

She still lives in N.Wales and when she’s not travelling around the country working with her husband –who is a professional singer –or singing backup vocals herself, she likes to read and watch her favourite TV shows which normally includes plenty of CSI, The Vampire Diaries and endless amounts of sitcoms. Being addicted to reading about vampires, demons, shifters and angels, she has always had a thing for all things paranormal and is a big sucker for impossible love stories. So it was inevitable that when she started writing herself she would mix the two together.

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