Friday, April 18, 2014

Cover Reveal - Hard To Hold On (A Hard Ink Novella) To by Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is thrilled to share with you the cover to her next Hard Ink book, Hard to Hold On To!

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Title: Hard to Hold On To
Author: Laura Kaye
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Publication Date: August 19. 2014

Edward "Easy" Cantrell knows better than most the pain of not being able to save those he loves--which is why he is not going to let Jenna Dean out of his sight. He may have just met her, but Jenna's the first person to make him feel alive since that devastating day in the desert more than a year ago. Jenna has never met anyone like Easy. She can't describe how he makes her feel--and not just because he saved her life. No, the stirrings inside her reach far beyond gratitude. As the pair are thrust together while chaos reigns around them, they both know one thing: the things in life most worth having are the hardest to hold on to.
And don’t miss the other Hard Ink books!
Hey guys!

I am so excited about Easy’s book that I can hardly wait for August to get here! Easy’s character was a total surprise to me. When I initially plotted out the series, there were four surviving members of the Army Special Forces team and therefore I planned for and sold four books in the series.

But then, when I sat down to write Hard As It Gets, all of a sudden the story demanded there were actually five guys, and Edward “Easy” Cantrell was born. And I’m so glad! Because Easy’s character is a totally tortured hero, which I adore writing!

So I’m super happy that we added his story and this novella into the series, and I can’t wait for you to learn about Easy in Hard to Hold On To!

Is it August yet???

xo, Laura

Praise for the Hard Ink Series:
For Hard As You Can:
"TOP PICK! There is a sinister and desperate edge to this tale that will keep readers glued to their seats. Kaye has dark romantic suspense nailed!" ~ RT Book Reviews Magazine

"Hard As You Can is another five star read. The characters Ms. Kaye has created are wonderfully broken and the drama is gritty, but the burgeoning romance and the tight-knitted relationship of the team leaves you with a sense of redemption. A must read series!" ~San Francisco Book Review

For Hard As It Gets:
"Edgy, sexy and full of suspense! A great read from a great new author!" ~ #1 NYT Bestselling Author J.R. Ward "Sizzling romance... The intriguing tattoo parlor and military background will appeal to fans of Suzanne Brockmann and Lindsay McKenna." ~Publishers Weekly Review

"Kaye's depiction of sexual tension and her sex scenes are masterful and this will appeal to fans of Maya Banks' KGI and Julia Ann Walker's Black Knight's series." ~Booklist


Laura-Kaye-cropped Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.   

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal - Mortal Enchantment by Stacey O'Neale

Today, Stacey O'Neale and Phoenix Reign Publishing are revealing the cover for
MORTAL ENCHANTMENT, releasing on May 20, 2014! I'm exciting to be able to introduce you to the cover to the next book in the
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On to the reveal!

“Mortal Enchantment spins a unique twist on elemental mythology. This series is not to be missed.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
Mortal Enchantment
In Kalin Matthew's world, elementals control the forces of nature. They are divided into four courts: air, woodland, fire, and water. At sixteen she will leave the life she's built with her mortal mother. Kalin will move to Avalon to rule with her father—the elemental king of the air court. Along the way, she's attacked by a fire court assassin and saved by Rowan, a swoon-worthy elemental with a questionable past.
Worst of all, she learns her father is missing.
To rescue him, Kalin will have to work with a judgmental council and a system of courts too busy accusing each other of deceit to actually be able to help her. But, they aren’t her biggest challenge. With the Midwinter’s Ball only five days away, Kalin must take over her father’s duties, which includes shifting control of the elements—power Kalin has yet to realize.
As Rowan attempts to train her, a war looms between the four courts. If Kalin fails, her father will die and the courts will fall, but the betrayal she’s about to uncover may cost her even more...
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Every sacrifice has consequences. Sixteen-year-old Rowan has spent most of his life living among the mortals—learning to control the element of fire, impatiently awaiting the day his vengeful mother, Queen Prisma, will abdicate her throne.
When he finally returns to Avalon for his coronation, his mother insists he must first prove his loyalty to the court by completing a secret mission: Kill Kalin, the half-human, half-elemental daughter of the air court king. Willing to do anything to remove his mother from power, he agrees to sacrifice the halfling. He returns to the mortal world with his best friend, Marcus, determined to kill the princess. But as he devises a plan, he starts to question whether or not he's capable of completing such a heinous task. And what price he will pay if he refuses?
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Photoshoot-21Stacey O'Neale lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she's not writing, she spends her time fangirling over books, blogging, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Baltimore Ravens, and hanging out with her husband and daughter. Her career in publishing started as a blogger-turned-publicist for two successful small publishers. Stacey writes young adult paranormal romance and adult science fiction romance. Her books always include swoon-worthy heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of kissing. Stacey loves hearing from readers. Follow her on Twitter @StaceyONeale, look for her on Facebook, Pinterest, and GoodReads. You can also visit her blog at

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Release Day Blitz - Romance Triple Threat - From Entangled; Bliss

Today is release day for three amazing Entangled Bliss titles and I am excited to share them all with you.  There's a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them.
All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!

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Title: Wild About Her Wingman
Author: Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: April 14, 2014

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Playing it safe never felt so risky.

Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.
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Title: Fiancé by Fate
Author: Jennifer Shirk
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: April 14, 2014
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Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate. So when her fiancé breaks off their engagement, she’s convinced they’ll get back together eventually. But fate was not on her side when it brought Jack Brenner into her life—and work. Frustrating, gorgeous, and cocky, Jack has an offer that Sabrina can't refuse. Not if it means getting the life she’s always imagined.

Despite being one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, Jack has a reputation that’s working against him. He has to convince his father—and his company’s board—that he’s ready to settle down if he wants a promotion. But convincing Sabrina to be his fake girlfriend turns out to be the easiest part. What he didn’t count on was their intense attraction and how easily their lie would escalate. Sabrina’s still hung up on her ex, and Jack will never settle down. But fate has other ideas…
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Title: Resisting the Rancher
Author: Roxanne Snopek
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Publication Date: April 14, 2014
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She's his best friend's sister, but he's ready to break all the rules…

Country veterinarian Celia Gamble is in trouble. A misunderstanding from her past is rearing its ugly head and the only person she can turn to is Jonah Clarke—her family’s lawyer and, as it turns out, her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. She always wanted Jonah to see her as a bona fide woman, but as a woman who’s being blackmailed for seducing a married man? Not on her life.

Jonah is happy to help Little CeeCee Gamble, if only she’d come clean about why she’s being blackmailed. But with his best friend Zach’s wedding on the horizon, and Zach’s fashionista fiancée Desiree giving CeeCee a makeover, the little duckling Jonah remembers is turning into a definite swan. And the unwritten law on sisters is clear—hands off. Jonah must resist or lose the only true family he’s ever known.
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Monday Musing (30) - Hitting The Bottom (Finding Myself Again Part 9)

The next 2 and a half years with him went by in a big blur. Partly because of all the drinking and smoking weed, mostly because the years went so quickly. In those 2 years, I moved from a crappy fast food job, to an almost as equally crappy telesales job. The switch was my doing, searching for a better means of income, but even that position was threatened by him.
I lost the first apartment I was in, I lived in a motel, I lived on a cot in a damn laundry room, I moved back in with my mom (twice), I moved into a crappy little one bedroom apartment above a payday loan place, and ended up living with a friend and her boyfriend in her apartment, then moved with them to another apartment. All in all I moved like 8 times in the course of those 2 years.
The easiest thing for me to do to tell you about the 2 and a half years, on and off, I spent with him would be to list all the things he did with me. I could, but that would feel like a cop out. I endured a lot of things because of him. A lot of main, and depression, and troubles because of him. He took so much from me over the years, and I let him keep taking these things from me until I was completely drained.
In the course of that relationship with him I endured so much. I was isolated from my family, and a lot of my friends had deserted me (some even blaming my Dads desire to get away from "your f*cked up self" as the reason for his death), I was put into debt, living below the poverty line, alone, and scared for most of it. 
This man, this TOAD, found a quick way in, and took a hold of me and my heart, and then proceeded to rip me to shreds. And even when I though I had had enough and there was a break up, I would always eventually let him back in. I though I loved him, I thought I couldn't be without him, I though he was the best I was going to get.
For 2 and a half years,  I endured endless name calling from him. I mean endless. You would think that I would have smartened up and seen that he didn't care by the way he spoke to me the names he called me, the things he said. But I didn't. When it was bad, I was an idiot, I was crazy, I was demented, I was stupid, I was slow, I was fat, I was ugly.  Think of as many insults as you can, then double that, because I was called all those things by this guy supposedly loved me. He stole money from me, would get booze or weed with it, or would disappear for days on end and even put me into debts with a credit card company.  How I would think: It's Friday, I need vodka and weed.
For 2 and a half years, I let him lie to me. Right to my face. About anything and everything. Where he had disappeared for days on end, what he had been doing, who he had been with. 90% of what came out of his mouth was complete and total bull, and I let him do it. Most of the time not questioning what he said and eventually, towards the end, I just stopped caring and asking, because by then I knew he was telling lies, I knew that even when he tried to explain it to me without me asking he was lying. How I would think: Is it Friday yet, I can't deal with him without some vodka, at least I have a joint.
Moving so much, being spoken to like I was less that a piece of dog crap on the bottom of a shoe, the lies, the stealing,and all the verbal abuse wasn't even the worst of it. This was just the tip of the ice burg when it came to this toad.
For 2 and a half years I let him get to me, get under my skin, and do so much more then just tear me down. I let him tear me down, then stomp and spit on my remains on the ground afterward. I let him do this to me, and it was no longer because I though I loved him, or because I thought it was all I was good enough for. It was because I was in so deep, I didn't know how to stop it, I was scared to say anything. I was so broken, I just didn't care anymore.

I was at the bottom of a deep dark hole, I had gladly dug for myself, with no way out. I clung to him like he was a life raft, and then tried to drown myself in booze and weed to be numb from it all.
And then the Worst of it started.
(Continued Next Monday)